A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 3-9, 2015.
Seattle Humane Shark Week
FRI-JULY 9 Adoption fees waived on any cat in Shark Tank Room, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through July 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk
SAT Dog 4k walk/jog to benefit Seattle Humane, dog costume contest, 9 a.m. Saturday, Ashwood Park, 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; $30, fundraising/donations suggested (downtownbellevue.com).
TUES Reptile show, noon Tuesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater State Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline; free, Discover Pass required for parking (cityofshoreline.com).
PLAN AHEAD Adoptable dog fashion shows, wiener dog races, pet contests, pet vendors; food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11, Asbery Field, Marysville; $5 suggested donation (poochapalooza.org).
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SUN Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic
PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club’s 204-mile ride from Seattle to Portland in one or two days, July 11, Seattle; $50-$145, may be sold out (cascade.org/ride-major-rides/group-health-stp-presented-alaska-airlines).
FRI Folk dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Dancing til Dusk
FRI Beginning dance lesson first hour, no partner or experience required; dance to swing music by Mach One Jazz Orchestra, 6-9:30 p.m. July 9, Occidental Park, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle; free; rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk2015.html).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
FRI-SUN Celebrate the maritime heritage of Seattle with visiting vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, toy boat building, skill demonstrations, live music and a 24-hour boat building race, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle (206-728-0123 or cwb.org).
Old Mill Days
FRI-SUN Carnival, lumberjack shows, entertainment, beer garden, chainsaw carving, fireworks on the 4th, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Port Gamble; $5=$10/day (oldmilldays.com).
Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels
SUN Aviation fly-in and display, flyovers, vendors, military displays, biplane rides, aerial demonstrations, car show, entertainment, kids’ activities, food vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor; $5-$16 (freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.php).
JULY 9-11 Festival and airshow with warbird, antique aircraft on display, fly-ins, rides, attractions for all ages, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 10-11, Arlington Airport, Arlington; $10-$15 (arlingtonflyin.org).
West Seattle Summer Fest
PLAN AHEAD Vendors, music by local bands, movies, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10-11 (main stage and beer garden open later), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12. California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/summerfest).
Redmond Derby Days
PLAN AHEAD Kids parade, grand parade, carnival, music, food vendors, kids activities, bicycle, criterion, fireworks finale. 5-10 p.m. July 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11, Redmond City Hall Plaza, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (redmondderbydays.com).
Kent Cornucopia Days
PLAN AHEAD Food courts, carnival, entertainment, parade (2 p.m., July 12), skateboard tournament, Dragon Boat Races, Soccer Tournament, 5K Fun Run/Walk, 3-10 p.m. July 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 10-11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, downtown Kent and Lake Meridian Park, Kent (kcdays.com).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby
PLAN AHEAD Teams race boats made of milk cartons for prizes, SUP (stand up paddleboard) races, entertainment, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 11, Green Lake, Seattle (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).
Wallingford Family Parade & Festival
PLAN AHEAD Parade, 11 a.m., festival with music, kids’ activities, noon-5 p.m. July 11, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle and surrounding area (visitwallingford.org).
PLAN AHEAD Music, seafood and other food vendors, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 12, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (seafoodfest.org).
PLAN AHEAD Asian-American lion and dragon dances, entertainment, market of food, arts and crafts, Sakura Con Anime Costume Contest, historic walking and food tours, $2 food walk, noon-8 p.m. July 11, noon-6 p.m. July 12, Hing Hay Park, Seattle (cidbia.org).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, Pirate Village, children’s fun zone, boat rides (July 11, $10-$15/preregister), fireworks, car show, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, Mercerdale Park and Luther Burbank Park; parade, 10 a.m. July 11, Mercer Island (206-275-7609 or mercergov.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=61).
Mount Rainier Wine Festival
PLAN AHEAD Sample Washington wine, music, 2-7 p.m. July 11, Crystal Mountain-Alpine Inn, Crystal Mountain; $40 (360-663-2262 or crystalhotels.com/mt-rainier-wine-festiva).
Fourth of July events
Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular
FRI Throughbred horse racing, first race 4:30 p.m. Friday, followed by fireworks show and country music concert by Seth Alley, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $7, ages 17 and younger free (253-288-7000 or emeralddowns.com).
4th of July, Eatonville
FRI-SAT Food, vendors, 5 p.m. Friday, entertainment, 6 p.m., fireworks display, dusk Friday, Eatonville Elementary School; 4th of July parade, noon Saturday, Eatonville (eatonvillechamber.com)
Family 4th of July, SeaTac
FRI-SUN Children’s carnival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday, wristband $19/day; spray park, entertainment, fireworks, 11 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Saturday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; no on-site parking, limited free parking available nearby (206-973-4680 or ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=704).
Seafair Summer Fourth
SAT Food vendors, beer and beverage garden, games, exhibits, Kids Zone, music and entertainment, fireworks show, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; food vendors, entertainment, beverage garden, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free, $25 reserved seating available; both locations prohibit alcohol, marijuana, glass bottles, fireworks, pets, weapons, firearms (seafair.com/p/about/241).
SAT Swearing in of 400 people from 75 countries as new citizens of the United States, speakers U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, Gov. Jay Inslee, Master of Ceremonies Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, musical performances, noon; performance by Greenwood Concert Band, 11 a.m. Saturday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic
SAT Music by local bands including Heatwarmer, Tangerine and The Not-Its!, free hot dogs, root beer tasting garden, pie-eating contest, kids’ games and activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle (goo.gl/z1a3rl).
Bellevue Family Fourth
SAT Family Fun Zone, 2-8:30 p.m., international food court, entertainment; Bellevue Youth Symphony Independence Day performance, 9:30 p.m.; fireworks show, 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free parking after 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Collection and at Bellevue City Hall visitor parking lot, 450 11th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (bellevuedowntown.com).
Burien 4th of July Parade
SAT Marching bands, floats, Seafair pirates, 3 p.m. Saturday, Southwest 152nd Street from Eighth Avenue, onto Second Avenue onto Southwest 153rd Street to Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, Burien (206-433-2882 or discoverburien.org).
Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July
SAT Children’s parade, 11:30 a.m., downtown parade, noon, food vendors, music, 5 p.m., fireworks 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (celebratekirkland.org/index.htm).
Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July
SAT Free Kid Zone activities, inflatables, food vendors, stage entertainment, noon Saturday, fireworks at 10 p.m., park opens 7 a.m. Saturday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (425-430-6600 or rentonwa.gov).
Fireworks Over Des Moines
SAT Food trucks, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; beer garden, food vendors, 5-10 p.m.; music, 6-9 p.m.; fireworks, 10:15 p.m. Saturday; carnival, 4-9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; Des Moines Marina, Des Moines (seafair.com/events/2015/fire-in-the-sky-fireworks-over-des-moines).
Newcastle 4th at the Lake Celebration
SAT Food vendors, music, 6 p.m., fireworks show, 10 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or ci.newcastle.wa.us).
Family Fourth at the Fort, Tukwila
SAT Park open 9 a.m., entertainment, food vendors, kids’ activities open 4 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday, Fort Dent Park, 14800 Starfire Way, Tukwila (206-768-2822 or tukwilawa.gov/recreation/recevent.html).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
SAT Beat Brackett 5K, 10 a.m. Saturday; children’s parade, 11:30 a.m.; parade, noon, downtown Edmonds; food vendors, entertainment, 7:30 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Civic Stadium, Edmonds (425-776-6711 or edmondswa.com).
Fourth of July Splash, Kent
SAT Food vendors, activities, art projects, athletic games, stage entertainment, noon, fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (kentarts.com).
Red, White and Blues Festival, Federal Way
SAT Blues, rock and international music by local bands, food vendors, kids’ activities, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, fireworks display, 10:15 p.m., grounds open 3:30 p.m., Celebration Park, 32205 11th Pl. S., Federal Way; on-site parking $7 (cityoffederalway.com/index.aspx?nid=529).
Independence Day, Issaquah
SAT Games, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Olde Town Issaquah; Kids, Pets ‘N Pride Parade, 11 a.m., Rainier Boulevard North and Northwest Dogwood Street, Issaquah (ci.issaquah.wa.us).
Fourth on the Plateau, Sammamish
SAT Food vendors, kids’ bouncy houses, entertainment, fireworks display, 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Commons Plaza at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=3423).
Bothell 4th of July
SAT Children’s parade, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, parade, noon, Main Street, Bothell; music, 1 p.m., Wilmot Park, 17301 131st Ave. N.E., Woodinville; fireworks show, 10 p.m. Saturday, Log Boom Park, Kenmore (bothellblog.net/content/bothells-fourth-july-event-calendar-and-fireworks-regulations).
4th of July, Everett
SAT Parade with marching bands, dance and drill teams, 11 a.m. Saturday, Colby Street and Wetmore Avenue, Everett; Street Fair with music, car show, pony rides, noon-3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Everett; Public Safety Open House, noon-4 p.m., Everett Police Station; festival with kids’ activities, food, music, fireworks, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; fireworks at 10:20 p.m. on the water, other viewing locations Grand Avenue Park, 1800 Grand Ave., and Port of Everet Marina District (everettwa.gov/790/Fourth-of-July).
Grand Old Fourth of July, Bainbridge
SAT Street fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Family Fun Run, 9 a.m.; car show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., parade, 1 p.m., downtown Winslow; fireworks at dusk over Eagle Harbor (grandold4th.com).
Fireworks on the 4th of July, Bremerton
SAT Fireworks show dusk Saturday, view from Bremerton and Port Orchard waterfronts (portofbremerton.org/events/bm/fireworks-4th-july).
4th of July Fireworks, Vashon
SAT Fireworks show dusk Saturday, Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon (business.vashonchamber.com/events/details/4th-of-july-fireworks-53793).
Freedom Fair, Tacoma
SAT Airshows, entertainment, food vendors, exhibits, rides, fireworks show, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park, Ruston Way, Tacoma; suggested donation $2-$15; Express Bus service available from Tacoma Dome Station and Tacoma Community College, $5/round trip (253-507-9357 or freedomfair.com/index.php#).
Carnation 4th of July Celebration
SAT 5K Run for the Pies, 8:30 a.m. July 4, $20-$30; Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade, 11 a.m., Main Street; entertainment, vendor village, car show, Carnation; entertainment, beer garden, fireworks, 1 p.m.-dusk, King County Tolt-MacDonald Park, Carnation (carnation4th.orgevents.htm).
July 4th Frontier Days, Arlington
SAT Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon, 8 a.m., Haller Park; carnival games, noon-4 p.m., Legion Park; Kiddies Parade, 4:30 p.m., Grand Parade, 5 p.m., Olympic Avenue; fireworks display, 9 p.m. Saturday, Arlington (arlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?page=24&recordid=3433).
Oak Harbor Old Fashioned July 4th
SAT Parade, carnival, vendor market, entertainment, fireworks show, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Windjammer Park, 1600 S.E. Beeksma Dr., Oak Harbor (360-675-3755 or oakharborchamber.com/pages/4thofJulyCommittee).
Meeker Mansion Family 4th and Concert
SAT Puyallup Community Band concert, games, food vendors, bring lawn chairs, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Family Fun on the 4th, Imagine Children’s Museum
SAT Museum open with patriotic themed activities, noon-4 p.m., free admission for active and retired military families with ID, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett; $9.80 (imaginecm.org).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN White River Valley Museum’s historic, 67-acre farm open with 1902 farmhouse, 1897 barn, chickens, goats and cows, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through August, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; suggested donation $5/adult, $2/children or $10/household (wrvmuseum.org/visit_the_farm.html).
Crafts of the Past, Fort Nisqually
SAT-SUN Demonstrations of crafts of the 1800s; weaving, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$8 (fortnisqually.org).
Meeker Mansion Family Fun Day
SUN Ice Cream Social, self-guided tour of the mansion, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $10/family (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
Burke Museum Days of Summer
ONGOING Family activities includes games and crafts, themes Meteors, Friday; Objects in the Sky, Sunday-July 10, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. daily (closed Saturday July 4), Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
ONGOING History displays, films, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, historic Pioneer Square walking tours, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse).
Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine
PLAN AHEAD Train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, related activities, July 10-12, 18-19, 9 a.m. July 10, Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie; $23-$25, advance tickets recommended, space limited (ticketweb.com/dowt).
Beach naturalists at low tide
FRI-SUN Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Friday, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 12:45-3:15 p.m. Sunday, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst, Burien; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; and 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Friday, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 12:45-3:15 Sunday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; 10:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Friday, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dash Point State Park, Federal Way; free (seattleaquarium.org).
SUN-SEPT. 7 Opening for the season Sunday, reserve a spot on ferry to two-mile island with beach and nature trails; sand paths not suitable for strollers or other wheeled devices; special programs on some dates; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, July 5-Sept. 7, All day Sunday-Monday, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; ferry free, suggested donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3 (425-257-8304 or /everettwa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Jetty-Island-82).
TUE Presentation on bats, guided walk to observe bats, for ages 8 and older, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/visit-us).
Summer Fitness, Seattle Center
TUE-WED Zumba class, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; gentle yoga, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).
Northgate Community Center 9th Birthday Celebration
WED Party with music, cake, hot dogs, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-366-4283 or seattle.gov/parks/centers/Northgate.htm).
Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park
JULY 9 Bluegrass music, food trucks, free ice cream, circus performers, 6-8 p.m. July 9, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (on.fb.me/1N0kBeS).
ChowDown Bellevue Food Truck Round-Up
JULY 9 Fourteen food trucks, entertainment, bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating, 3:30-8:30 p.m. July 9, Ashwood Park, 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (downtownbellevue.com).
Camp Long High Ropes Play and Zip
PLAN AHEAD Instruction and experience on High Ropes Challenge Course with dual zip lines, 22 different obstacles 40 feet off the ground, for ages 14 and older, 9:45-11:45 or 1:45-4:45 July 11, 25, Aug. 8, 22, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $30, preregister (seattle.gov/parks/environment/challenge.htm).
Amy Yee Tennis Center specials
ONGOING Half price indoor tennis court rentals any day in July forecast to be more than 75 degrees, 7 a.m.-930 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Amy Yee Tennis Center, 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S., Seattle (206-684-4764 or seattle.gov/parks/athletics/tennisct.htm).
Seattle Parks kids’ programs
ONGOING Drop-in recreational activities for ages 5 to 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, free lunch available noon-1 p.m., through Aug. 21; Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St.; Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave. S.; Judkins Playground, 2150 S. Norman St.; Pratt Park, 1800 S. Main St.; Lakeridge Playground, 10145 Rainier Ave. S.; Little Brook Park, 14043 32nd Ave. N.E.; Highland Park, 1100 S.W. Cloverdale St.; Georgetown Park, 750 S. Homer St.; North Acres Park, 12718 First N.E., Seattle; free (206-615-0303 or parkways.seattle.gov).
Wild Waves Theme Park
ONGOING Rides, water park, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $19.99-$39.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
Remlinger Farm Family Fun Park
ONGOING Farm market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily starting May 8; Family Fun Park farm animals, hay jump, hay maze, kiddie rides, entertainment, pony rides, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $11.68-$13.85 (425-333-4135 or /remlingerfarms.com).
FRI Performances by local musicians for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle (gigs4u.org/news-events/belltown-beats-seattle-parks-concert-series).
Music at Third Place Commons
FRI Momentum Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
American Roots Music Series
SAT Performances, National Guard Army Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Deception Pass State Park, State Route 20, Oak Harbor; free, Discover Pass required for parking (wspf.org/calendar-of-events).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Seattle Civic Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Teresa Mae acoustic vocals, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org/p/blog-page.html).
Seattle Chamber Music Society music in the parks
MON Classical music by student ensembles form UW, Seattle Youth Symphony, Bellevue Youth Symphony and others, 7:15 p.m.; live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber Music Society concert at Benaroya Hall streamed live, 8 p.m. Monday, Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-283-8730 or seattlechambermusic.org).
Summer Concert Series, Coulon Park
WED Outdoor concert, Renton City Concert Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free, parking limited (425-430-6719 or rentonwa.gov).
Bellevue Live at Lunch
TUES-SEPT. 10 Outdoor concert series, noon Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays at various downtown Bellevue locations; free (bellevuedowntown.com/events/live-at-lunch).
Kirkland Summer Concerts
TUES and JULY 9 Kids’ concert, Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland; Abbagraphs Abba tribute band, 7 p.m. July 9, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com/).
Burien Music in the Park
JULY 9 The Staxx Brothers, 6:30 p.m. July 9, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or burienparks.net).
Kent Summer Concert Series
JULY 9 Rock and soul with The Suffers, 7 p.m. July 9, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=19622).
Out to Lunch Concert Series
JULY 9-SEPT. 4 Series of free lunchtime concerts, noonat various dates and locations in downtown Seattle; free (SummerInSeattle.com).
Edmonds Summer Concerts
JULY 9 French cafe music by Rouge, 5 p.m. July 9, Hazel Miller Plaaz, Fifth Avenue South and Maple Street, Edmonds; free (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).
Firecracker 5000 5K
FRI Fourth of July-themed 5K run, 11:40 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, 401 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $35-$45 (www.promotionevents.com/Fire/index.htm).
Yankee Doodle Dash
SAT Timed 10K, 5K and 1 mile runs, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, registration opens 7 a.m., Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; $10-$35 (raceroster.com/events/2015/4512/2015-yankee-doodle-dash).
Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk
PLAN AHEAD 3.3 mile run/walk to benefit the Queen Anne Helpline, 8 a.m. July 11, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle; $35-$40 (queenannehelpline.org/events/queen-anne-fun-runwalk/).
Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk
PLAN AHEAD Head for the Cure Foundation fundraiser for brain cancer research, 8 a.m. July 12, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $15-$40 (HeadfortheCure.org).
Swimming beaches, Seattle
ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; free beginning swim lessons for ages 6 and older available; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/beaches.asp).
ONGOING Outdoor saltwater pool open for public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
ONGOING Big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Friday Night Family Swim events, daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/mounger.htm).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
ONGOING Leisure pool with water slides, wave machine, water spray, lazy river, toddler play area, lap pool, concessions, swim lessons, fitness classes, daily, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190).
Swimming beaches, Renton
ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily, Kennydale Beach Park, All day Friday-Monday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=2250).
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA
SAT Celebrate 75 years of trackless trolleys in Seattle on 4-hour tour of city’s trolley bus system on restored trackless trolley buses to neighborhoods throughout the city with stops for photos and lunch; no food or beverages onboard historic buses, 11 a.m. Saturday, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, Metro transfers, tickets, passes and Orca not accepted; ages 5 and younger free (206-684-1816 or mehva.org).
Steam Train Excursions in Snoqualmie
SAT-SUN Vintage steam engine excursion train, 11:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $12-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
PLAN AHEAD Seattle Public Utilities 2.5 hour tours historic of historic townsite of Cedar Falls and walk on Masonry Dam to see where Seattle’s water comes from, for adults and ages 10 and older, 12:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays starting July 11-12, $5-$10; one hour tours for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays starting July 11-12, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
25th Anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek
PLAN AHEAD Explore trails, mountains, and communities on fully supported biking, hiking and camping excursion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Mountains to Sound Greenway March; options include full trek July 11-19; bike July 11-14, hike July 15-19, Snoqualmie Tunnel 2-mile bike ride, July 14; hidden trails of Cougar Mountain 11-mile hike, July 18; Trek into Seattle hike, July 19; $25-$425, preregistration required (206-382-5565 or mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trek).
Madison Park/Arboretum walk
SAT Volkssport guided group 10K (6.2 miles) walk through Madison Park and the Arboretum and 5K Arbotetum walk, or get map to walk on your own, arrive 8:30 a.m. to register and be ready to walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, McGilvra Elementary School, 1617 38th Ave. E., Seattle; free (walkingwithecw.org/)