A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 20-26, 2018.
Free cat and critter adoptions, Seattle Animal Shelter
FRI-SUN Fees waived this weekend for adoptable cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and reptiles, purchase of pet license required; 1-6 p.m. July 18-Sunday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or seattle.gov/animalshelter/).
MON The Reptile Man with live reptiles, 10 a.m. Monday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island (206-842-2306 or biparks.org).
Woodland: The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo
JULY 26 History of Woodland Park Zoo, with historic images and insider’s perspective, 7 p.m. July 26, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; free (206-236-3537 or kcls.org).
Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Assam Rhino Reserve, Butterfly Garden, Willawong Station Bird Feeding, Family Farm, Historic Carousel, keeper talks, Zoomazium; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closing 3 p.m. Friday for special event; Evening Zoo special hours 6-8:30 p.m. July 26, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
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PLAN AHEAD Self-guided tour of 10 creative catios (outdoor, enclosed cat patios) in Seattle; benefits PAWS community-education programs; noon-4 p.m. July 28; $10 (catiotourseattle.com).
All British Field Meet Car Show
SAT Display of hundreds of British vehicles, food vendors, cars for sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $10/cash parking fee (wwabfm.com/).
Mustang Round Up and All Ford Picnic
SUN Mustangs Northwest event with People’s Choice Awards, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $20 (motosho.com/event/38th-annual-mustang-roundup-all-ford-picnic).
Mopar Car Show
SUN All Mopar meet and greet 8 a.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (triplexrootbeer.com).
Vietnam Veterans of America Car Show
SUN Unique autos from 1929 to present, raffle, food vendors; proceeds benefit Whatcom County veterans; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 2211 Rimland Drive, Bellingham; free for spectators (360-738-3842).
Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals
PLAN AHEAD Display of 2,500 hot rods, custom cars, classics, muscle cars and trucks, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29; Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $20, $6/ages 7-12 (good-guys.com/pnwn-2018).
Refuse To Abuse 5k
SAT 5K fun run/walk around every level of Safeco Field; benefits Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence statewide violence prevention and education work, 9 a.m. Saturday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $45 (refusetoabuse5k.org).
Beach Party Bocce
SUN Charity bocce ball tournament, spectators welcome, noon Sunday, Rech Estate, 14640 173rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $75 (peak7.org/get-involved/get-involvedfundraisers/seattle-bocce-ball-tournament/).
Virginia V Summer Sailings
PLAN AHEAD Narrated history cruise on 100-year-old National Historic Landmark vessel, 2 and 4 p.m. July 28, $25, ages 12 and younger free; Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; by reservation (206-624-9119 or virginiav.org/events-cruises).
SAT Live music and dance for all ages, singles and couples welcome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dances from many countries; couple, set and no-partner; requests, 7 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $6-$8 (949-646-7082 or sno-king.org).
Dancing til Dusk
TUES-JULY 26 Music, dancing, dance lessons first hour, no experience or partner required; Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.; Portage Bay Big Band swing 6 p.m. July 26, Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St., Seattle; free, rain may cancel (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/index.html).
Northwest Raspberry Festival
FRI-SAT Salmon barbecue, music, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, $15; raspberry treats, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Kids’ Zone, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Razz & Shine Cruise-In car show, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday; Lynden (lynden.org/northwest-raspberry-festival/).
Bite of Seattle
FRI-SUN Celebrating its 37th anniversary, food from 60+ restaurants and vendors, $12 or less, craft beer and cider tasting, music and entertainment on three stages, The Alley restaurant showcase benefiting Food Lifeline, beer gardens, cooking demonstrations, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (biteofseattle.com).
Seafair Pow Wow
FRI-SUN Native American and Alaskan Native drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native food and art vendors; Family Night, 4-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday with Grand Entry noon, 6 and 7 p.m.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday with Grand Entry at noon, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Discovery Park, Seattle; free Friday; $5/Saturday-Sunday, ages 11 and younger free (unitedindians.org/seafair-pow-wow/).
White Center Jubilee Days
FRI-SUN Carnival, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, White Center Heights Elementary, 10015 Sixth Ave. S.W.; Friday Night Block Party DJs, sidewalk cafes, 7-11 p.m. Friday, 16th Avenue Southwest between South Roxbury Street and Southwest 100th Street; street fair, main stage and beer garden, car show, kids center, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 16th and 17th Avenue Southwest between Southwest Roxbury and Southwest 100th Street, Seattle; parade, 11 a.m. Sunday, White Center, 16th Avenue Southwest from Southwest 116th Street to Southwest 100th Street, Seattle (jubileedays.org).
King County Fair
FRI-SUN Carnival rides, vendors, racing pigs, music, food vendors, 4-H displays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 19-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $7-$10; ages 4 and younger free (360-226-3493 or kingcofair.com).
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
FRI-SUN Grand parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; classiccar show and parade, 11:45 a.m. Sunday; music stages, vendors, alternative carnival, local artists, street dances, beer garden, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Vashon (vashonchamber.com/pages/vashon-island-strawberry-festival).
Sequim Lavender Festival
FRI-SUN Music, vendors festival, farm tours, Friday-Sunday, Sequim (lavenderfestival.com).
West Seattle Parade
SAT Hi-Yu royalty, Seafair Pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, 11 a.m. Saturday, California Avenue Southwest from Southwest Lander Street to Southwest Edmunds Street, Seattle (thewestseattleparade.com/home.html).
Olde Burien Block Party
SAT Street closes to host live music and beer gardens, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Southwest 152nd Street between Ambaum Boulevard and 10th Avenue Southwest, Burien (discoverburien.org).
Downtown Renton Summerfest
SAT Music, arts, beer and wine, food, 4-8 p.m., movie “Jumanji” at dusk Saturday, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (Rentonwa.gov/events).
Kitsap Pride 2018
SAT Kitsap Pride Network hosts vendors, entertainment, beer garden, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen Rotary Park, 1500 Park Ave., Bremerton (kitsappride.org/kitsap-pride-2018-july-21-save-the-date/).
SAT-SUN Japanese Buddhist festival to honor deceased ancestors by performing folk dances to traditional and contemporary Japanese music; traditional Japanese foods available, martialarts demonstrations, cultural exhibits, beer garden with music performances, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (206-329-0800 or seattlebetsuin.com).
Des Moines Waterland Festival and Parade
SAT-SUN Children’s Parade, 5:40 p.m., Waterland Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, Marine View Drive; Waterland Arts Festival market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; carnival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Des Moines Marina; Wheels and Keels car and boat show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Des Moines Marine parking lot, Des Moines (destinationdesmoines.org/waterland-festival).
Covington Days Festival
SAT-SUN Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday; arts and crafts vendors, carnival games, exhibits, kid and family activities, stage entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 169th Place Southeast/Southeast 270th Place, Covington (covingtonwa.gov/covingtondays/).
San Juan Island Lavender Festival
SAT-SUN Self-guided tours, guided tour 1 p.m., u-cut lavender, demonstrations on lavender cultivation, essential oil distillation, cooking with lavender, lavender’s everyday uses, music, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor (pelindabalavender.com).
Greenwood Seafair Parade
WED Very Important Kids (VIK) parade, 6 p.m., 69th annual grand parade, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, Seattle (seafair.com/events/2018/greenwood-seafair-parade).
PLAN AHEAD Celebrating its 72nd year, arts and crafts marketplace with 300 vendors, Sound and Movement Stage, food trucks, Kidsfair, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Bellevue Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27-29, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue (bellevuearts.org/artsfair).
6th Street Fair
PLAN AHEAD Open-air artists’ showcase of sculpture, jewelry, home décor, wood, glass, fabrics, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (bellevuedowntown.com/events/6th-street-fair).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts
PLAN AHEAD Fine arts displays, marketplace, music, food and drink vendors, children’s activity tent, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue (bellevuefest.org).
Renton River Days
PLAN AHEAD KidZone inflatables and activities, two entertainment stages, Nibble of Renton, Art Market, Art Show, Quilt Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton; parade, 10 a.m. July 28, Third Street, July 27 (rentonriverdays.org).
Tour de Terrace
PLAN AHEAD Parade, vendors, car show, July 27, Mountlake Terrace, 22400 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (tourdeterrace.org).
Lake Stevens Aquafest
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, carnival, food and craft vendors, July 27-29, Lake Stevens (aquafest.com).
Seafair Torchlight Parade/Fanfest
PLAN AHEAD See Torchlight Parade floats and entries, with entertainment, giveaways, Seafair Treasure Hunt, noon-6 p.m. July 28, Seattle Center; parade with more than 100 units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle, Fourth Avenue, Seattle; free; reserved bleacher seating available, $35-$60 (seafair.com/events/2018/torchlightparade).
NW SolarFest Sustainable Living Fair
PLAN AHEAD Solar and electric vehicles, KidZone, vendors, food, entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline (nwsolarfest.org).
White River Bon Odori
PLAN AHEAD All-ages dance to remember ancestors, taiko drum performance, food vendors, gift shop, beer garden, 4-9:30 p.m. July 28, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn (wrbt.org).
Fairhaven Steampunk Festival and The Fantastical Mr. Flip’s Carnival
PLAN AHEAD Steampunk music, art, jewelry and literature, celebrating the imagination of Victorian style with a modern technology twist; costume contest, fashion, food and fantasy vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, Fairhaven Village Green, Bellingham (bellinghamsteampunk.org/).
Samish Island Arts Festival
PLAN AHEAD Vendors, live music, beer garden, kids’ craft area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Samish Island Community Club, 11292 Blue Heron Road, Bow (samishisland.net/si_artsfestival.html).
Alki Art Fair
PLAN AHEAD Art displays and vendors, children’s art activities, live music, silent auction, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28-29, Alki Beach Promenade, Seattle (alkiartfair.org).
Camlann Saint James Faire
PLAN AHEAD Medieval combat, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, minstrels, craft shops, buy or rent medieval attire, noon-5 p.m. July 28-29, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $7-$10 cash or check (camlann.org/St James_faire.htm).
Pacific Northwest Highland Games
PLAN AHEAD Friday night ceilidh party with piping competition and performances, 6-11 p.m. July 27, free admission; strength competitions, pubs, Celtic Arts Showcase vendors, Avenue and Glen of the Clans heritage information, Scottish Farm and Kennel animals, Highland dancing and bagpipe and drum competitions and performances, food vendors, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 28, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 29, Enumclaw Expo Center, Enumclaw; $15-$20/day, ages 4 and younger free; half price after 4 p.m. (206-522-2541 or sshga.org).
Bremerton Summer Brewfest
FRI-SAT Music, food vendors, 100 craft beers from 36 breweries, ages 21 and older only; 4-9 p.m. Friday, noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; $15-$25, $5/designated driver (washingtonbeer.com/festivals/bremerton-summer-brewFest.php).
PNA Summer Beer Taste
SAT Ten tastes from 30 local microbreweries and cideries, snacks, 4 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $30, $10/designated driver (phinneycenter.org/summerbeer).
Anderson Summer School Brewfest
SAT Local brews and ciders from McMenamins and guest breweries, outdoor music, all ages welcome, 1-10 p.m. Saturday, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell; $28/pint glass and 12 tokens (mcmenamins.com/events/183164-2nd-annual-anderson-summer-school-brewfest).
FEEST & Friends Summer BBQ
SUN Filipino barbecue, proceeds benefit FEEST (Food Empowerment Education & Sustainability Team) nutrition education and youth empowerment; 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Park Picnic Shelters 1 & 2, 4101 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; $20/plate, $10/youth, ages 4 and younger free, RSVP requested (feestseattle.org/feest-friends-summer-bbq/).
Tacoma Food Truck Fest
SUN Assortment of food trucks, live music, beer garden, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; (metroparkstacoma.org/foodtruckfest).
Shade Gardening/Hardy Fuchsias
SAT-SUN Learn about plants that do well in cool, shady places, 10 a.m. Saturday; how to grow hardy fuchsias, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).
Interbay P-Patch U-Pick Lavender Sale
SAT-SUN Scissors and ribbon provided for cutting and bundling 14 varieties of lavender ($4-$6), sale of lavender sachets, wands, cookies and lemonade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Interbay P-Patch, 2451 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-769-7543).
Public Star Parties
FRI-SAT Volunteer astronomers provide telescopes and assist guests of all ages to observe the moon, planets, constellations; weather may cancel, 9 p.m. Friday, Covington Community Park, 17649 S.E. 240th St., Covington; 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park south of Bathhouse Theater, Seattle; Paramount Park, 835 N.E. 155th St., Shoreline; and Green River Natural Resources Area, 21250 Russell Road S., Kent; free (seattleastro.org/news_and_events/star_parties).
Camlann Village Days
SAT-SUN Demonstrations and presentations on life in a 14thcentury English village, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org/village life.htm).
Day Out With Thomas
FRI-SUN Thomas the Tank Engine 25-minute train rides, and activities, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $23-$26, reservations recommended (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org).
“To Sing of Beauty,” Tacoma Art Museum
SAT Summer exhibition focuses on the power, beauty, and richness of blackness featuring video installations; opening celebration includes music and dance performances, speakers, no-host bar, 6 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $10 (tacomaartmuseum.org/exhibit/to-sing-of-beauty/).
Flying Heritage Museum SkyFair
SAT Air and ground show, vintage aircraft, tanks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett; $15-$25, ages 5 and younger free (206-342-4242 or flyingheritage.com/Visit/Events.aspx).
Meeker Mansion Family History Day
SUN Create family trees, make crafts, try on pioneer clothes, treats and games, mansion tour, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $4-$5, children free (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
ONGOING Exhibits “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey,” “Maritime Seattle,” “It’s Raining Cats and Dog,” Bezos Center for Innovation; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
“Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson”
ONGOING Early 20th-century works by American photographer Edward S. Curtis, and contemporary photography, video, and installation by indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector and Will Wilson, to explore the legacy of his historic portraits of Native Americans from 21st-century perspectives, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes”
ONGOING Display of 300 artifacts of Marvel art, costumes and props; other exhibits include “Nirvana: Taking It To The Masses,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film;” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).
ONGOING “Nordic Journeys,” 12,000 years of Nordic history and Nordic immigration to the U.S. and Pacific Northwest; “Northern Exposure; Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
“Sasquatch: Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods”
ONGOING Artwork, traditional masks, anthropological records illustrating regional Native American traditions on the origins of Sasquatch, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 6-8 p.m. on first Thursdays through Dec. 16; White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
Dragon Boat Paddling
SAT-MON Dragon boat paddling, on-land instruction, one hour on the lake, no experience or reservations required, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (seattleflyingdragons.org).
Farm Fest, Rainier Beach Urban Farm
SAT Celebrate Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands’ transformation into a hub for urban farming; festivities include cooking demos, live music, kids’ activities, self-guided tours, food trucks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands, 5513 S. Cloverdale St., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or facebook.com/events/1466544696782883).
Frasier Cabin Heritage Program
SAT Household and agriculture activities, games of 1800s settler life in historic 1888 cabin, Eastside history, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue (425-450-1049 or eastsideheritagecenter.org).
Concerts, Deception Pass State Park
SAT American Roots Music Series folk and traditional music, Unexpected Brass Band, 7 p.m., West Beach amphitheater or, in case of rain, at East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter; Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).
SUN Casual walking tour featuring variety of hydrangeas and other flowering plants, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle (botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/activities/arboretum-event-calendar/)
Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish
SUN Entertainment including Recess Monkey, The Not Its, Gansango African Dance, Rhythms of India; petting zoo, kids’ Junior Ranger, rock climbing programs, games, storytelling, arts and crafts activities, kid-related vendors and information, food trucks, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; Discover Pass required for parking ($10/day) (lakesammamishfriends.org).
Yoga and Zumba & Dance, Freeway Park
MON, WED Washington Athletic Club (WAC) and Freeway Park Association open-air classes, all levels of experience welcome, Zumba & Dance Cardio, 5:30-6:30 Mondays; yoga, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-464-3098 or wac.net/event/outdoorfitness/2018-07-30/).
Reading Party in the Park
TUE Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your favorite summer read; library staff available for book recommendations; DJs and musicians provide relaxing soundtrack, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; (206-824-6066 or kcls.org).
Summer at SAM, Olympic Sculpture Park
SAT-JULY 26 Family Field Day yoga 9 a.m., activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Zumba kids noon and 1 p.m., food truck noon-3 p.m., public tour 1 p.m. Saturday; Daisy Chain rock, blues and funk, art activity, food trucks, Kids Corner 6-8 p.m. July 26; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (visitsam.org/summer).
“Junglebugs” Opening Reception
JULY 26 Preview of whimsical, oversized insect sculptures, meet artist James Vitale, 5-9 p.m. July 26; exhibit continues in the Palm House through Aug. 12, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (volunteerparkconservatory.org/events/).
Seattle Parks Wading Pools
ONGOING Wading pools open on warm days, schedules vary by location, hotline updated daily, Seattle (206-684-7796 or seattle.gov/parks/find/sprayparks-and-wading-pools#volunteerparkwadingpool).
Enchanted Village Theme & Water Park
ONGOING Fun park and water park; 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; Dive-In Movies, watch from the Wave Pool, “The Little Mermaid,” 9 p.m. Friday; Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $22.99-$40.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com/index.php).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park
ONGOING Farm animals, entertainment, rides and attractions for children, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.95-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
ONGOING Ferry to 2-mile-long island with sandy beach, nature trails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; free, donation requested, $2/adult, $1/child, reservations available; ferry service may be canceled due to weather or when the jetty is at maximum capacity (425-257-8304 or portofeverett.com/recreation/beaches-kiteboarding/jetty-island-290).
Capitol Hill Block Party
FRI-SUN Local and national talent at indoor and outdoor venues, beer gardens, Friday-Sunday, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; $65/day (capitolhillblockparty.com).
Summer Rooftop Movies
FRI Classic summer movies at sunset paired with signature cocktails; “Mrs. Doubtfire” Friday, Motif Seattle, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free (destinationhotels.com/motif-seattle/dining).
Downtown Block Party, North Bend
SAT Performances including Crème Tangerine, Petty Differences, Spike and the Impalers, LocoMotive, Kellee Bradley, Lights Out, The Amber Lanterns, Ignite Dance, Cascade Dance, DMW Martial Arts and more, noon-11 p.m.; Kid Zone bouncing, sliding, climbing and playing opportunities, vendors, pet adoption agencies, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, North Bend (425-888-7669 or www.facebook.com/events/2041836206101166/).
Wooden O Shakespeare in The Park
SAT-JULY 28 “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. July 26, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park; 6:30 p.m. July 25, Richmond Beach Community Park; 7 p.m. July 28, Klahanie Park, Issaquah; 2 p.m. July 29, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion; “King Lear,” 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. July 27-28, Luther Burbank Park; 7 p.m. Saturday, Klahanie Park, Issaquah; 7 p.m. July 25-26, Lynndale Park, Lynnwood; free, donations suggested (seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno/).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Rain City Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Coal Creek Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059 or ballardlocks.org/free-summer-concerts.html).
City of Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series
TUE Dabuli traditional Nepalese music, noon Tuesday, Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; free (425-221-1292 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Downtown Movies in the Park, Bellevue
TUE Pre-movie entertainment, popcorn, local nonprofits accepting donations; movies at dusk, “The Lego Ninjago Movie” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-452-4240 or bellevueoutdoormovies.com).
Celebrate Woodinville Concerts in the Park
WED The ABBAGraphs concert for all ages, wine garden, food vendors, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (425-481-8300 or celebratewoodinville.com).
Mill Creek Town Center Concerts
WED Entertainment for all ages, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; free (millcreektowncenter.biz/events/).
WED Entertainment, trivia, food trucks, 6:30 p.m., “The Greatest Showman,” dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5-$6, ages 5 and younger free; parking $5 (epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor/).
Newcastle Concerts in the Park
WED Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or newcastlewa.gov).
Sounds of Summer, Bainbridge
WED Outdoor concerts; Joey Jewell Sinatra Tribute, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island (206-842-2306 or biparks.org).
Gas Station Blues
JULY 26 Concert for all ages, bring your own chair, beer garden, barbecue vendor; Hot Mess, 7 p.m. July 26; Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St., Issaquah (downtownissaquah.com).
Swan Creek 5k
SAT Chip-timed course, 9 a.m. Saturday, Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E., Tacoma; $10-$20 (bit.ly/SwanCreek5k).
SUN Swimming, cycling and running, Kids’ Tri, 8 a.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $95-$115, $30/kids (racewire.com/register.php?id=9205).
PLAN AHEAD Run 5K or 8K along the Torchlight Parade route, 6 p.m. July 28, Westlake Park, Seattle; $39-$49 (seafair.org).
Neely Mansion Vintage Market and Appraisals
SAT Collectibles, antiques, crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; professional appraiser to appraise items, $10 per item, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; tours of the historic mansion available; Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $3 (253-850-2777 or neelymansion.org).
Kent Museum Vintage Porch Sale
SAT Vintage items, all proceeds benefit Greater Kent Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent (253-854-4330).
This Is Zero Hour Youth Climate March
SAT Youth and allies across the country march for climate action; rally 9 a.m. Saturday, Garfield Playfield, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle, march, 10:30 a.m., to Judkins Park, Seattle (zerohourseattle.org).
Everett’s 125th Anniversary
SUN Local historian and author Jack O’Donnell with Everett history photos and stories, Everett Museum of History historical artifacts, 2 p.m. Sunday, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-257-8000 or epls.org/125).
Seattle Center Fitness Programs
TUE-WED Zumba dance class, all welcome, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Next 50 Plaza; Meditation and Relaxation Class, chairs provided, bring a mat/pillow if you prefer to sit on the floor, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Armory Room Loft 1; Gentle Yoga for all ages and fitness levels, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Fake News Survival Guide
JULY 26 How to stay informed and sort fake news from fact-based news, 5:30 p.m. July 26, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
The Spheres Understory
ONGOING Public visitor center, exhibits about flora and design to learn about Amazon and The Spheres, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; indoor gardens open two Saturdays a month by reservation, The Spheres Understory, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle; free (seattlespheres.com).
Sky View Observatory
ONGOING The tallest public observatory in the Pacific Northwest, Sky View Cafe, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Monday, Sky View Observatory, 700 Fourth Ave., Floor 73, Seattle; $14-$22, ages 4 and younger free (206-386-5564 or skyviewobservatory.com).
ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast, and Pritchard, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches).
ONGOING Heated saltwater Olympic-sized pool, Giant Tube Slide; open swims, swimming lessons, special events, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).
ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, hours vary daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).
Peter Kirk Pool
ONGOING Heated outdoor pool open for swims, lessons, daily, 340 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $5 (425-587-3336 or kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
ONGOING Lap pool, leisure pool with slides, water spray, lazy river, concessions, hours vary, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4.50-$15 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).
Cedar River Watershed Tours
SAT-SUN Bus and walking tour through historic townsite, dam, lake and waterfalls, for adults and ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$10; for all ages, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation (seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed/).
Miller Creek Trail restoration
SAT Help remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs, tools provided, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Miller Creek Trail, 14455 Des Moines Memorial Drive, Burien; preregister (206-263-6826 or kingcounty.gov/services/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx).
Diablo Lake and Sourdough Creek Walks
SAT-SUN Volkssport 15K (9.3 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walks on dirt and asphalt trails, start anytime 8 a.m.-noon, finish by 5 p.m. Saturday, start anytime 8-11 a.m., finish by 4 p.m. Sunday, Gorge Lake Campground, Highway 20, Newhalem; free (fourplushikers.weebly.com).