A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 24-30, 2019.
Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always check before you go.
Memorial Day events
Opening of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Museum of Flight
SAT Event featuring General Jim Mattis, USMC (Ret) and 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense, to honor Vietnam veterans in all branches of the military, with speakers, aircraft fly-overs, veterans’ pinning ceremony, music by the Boeing Company Band to celebrate the opening of the museum’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park with restored B-52G Stratofortress and Tribute Wall, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
SAT Military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, kids’ activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. S.W., Paine Field, Everett; $15-$25, free for military veterans and ages 5 and younger (206-342-4242 or flyingheritage.org).
Memorial Day, Museum of Flight
MON Boeing Employee Concert Band performance, commemoration ceremony, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $16-$25, free museum admission for active and veteran U.S. military with ID (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Memorial Day Service, Acacia Memorial Park
MON Gathering to remember, honor, and celebrate those who gave their all in service to our country and all loved ones no longer with us, 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle (206-362-5525 or acaciafuneralhome.com).
Memorial Day Parade, Mill Creek
MON Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, 9 a.m., Veterans Monument, Library Park, 15429 Bothell Everett Highway; parade, 11 a.m. Monday, from 15024 Main St. to City Hall North, Mill Creek (millcreektourism.com/memorialday).
Memorial Day Ceremony, Renton
MON Ceremony, City of Renton and local veterans groups honor veterans, 1 p.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Park, Main Avenue South and South Third Street, Renton (rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=7922741&pageId=8837469).
Memorial Day Ceremony, Tahoma National Cemetery
MON World War II biplanes flyover, weather permitting; keynote speaker, Gold Star Families share their stories, 1 p.m. Monday, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent; parking limited, shuttle to ceremony area available for disabled guests (425-413-9614).
Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend
SAT Learn about Aquarium research and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Komen Puget Sound More Than Pink Walk
PLAN AHEAD Walk, activities to raise funds to cure breast cancer, 8:30 a.m. June 2, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25, fundraising requested (komenpugetsound.org).
Big Backyard 5K
PLAN AHEAD Celebrating its 10th anniversary, 5k and 10k walk/run to benefit King County Parks; 9 a.m. June 2, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $20-$45 (bby5k.com).
SUN Scenic Lake Washington Boulevard closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov).
Emerald City Ride
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 13-mile ride through the SR 99 tunnel and on closed I-5 Express lanes, start 7-9 a.m., after party 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle; $18-$50 (cascade.org/rides-and-events-major-rides-emerald-city-ride-presented-kaiser-permanente/emerald-city-ride-details).
Flying Wheels Summer Century
PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club rural rides on 47, 67 or 100 mile routes, start 6:30-8 a.m. June 1, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $67, $20/youth (cascade.org/rides-and-events-major-rides/flying-wheels).
Cultural Dance Series at Pritchard Beach
FRI Dancers of all ages and abilities invited to learn ethnic dance styles; Flow Studios and Styles of Steppin’ Seattle, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Pritchard Beach Park, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle; free (rainieravenueradio.world).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dances from many countries, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (snoking.org).
FRI-MON Celebration of the diversity of the Northwest, 48th annual event with 5,000 performers from 100+ cultural communities with Cultural Focus: Youth Rising, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person, $20/family (nwfolklife.org).
Seagull Calling Festival
SAT Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Seagull Splat Run, 9 a.m.; Seagull Wing Cook-Off, 11:30 a.m., wing sale 1 p.m.; Seagull Calling Contest, noon Saturday, Port Orchard (kitsapbiz.com/new.portorchardchamber.org/seagullcallingfestival/).
Kitsap Harbor Festival
SAT-SUN Entertainment, vendors, beer garden, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bremerton Marina, 100 Washington Beach Blvd., Bremerton (kitsapharborfestival.org).
Bite of Greece
PLAN AHEAD Greek food, music, dancing, 4-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1, noon-6 p.m. June 2, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/261685631384279/).
Beacon Hill Festival
PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, vendors, carnival games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1, Jefferson Community Center and Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481 or beaconhillfestival.com/).
Burien Pride Festival
PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 1, Burien Town Square Park, Burien (discoverburien.org).
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
PLAN AHEAD Celebrating Philippine independence and Filipino identity with art exhibits, music, films, martial arts, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1-2, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or festalpagdiriwang.com).
National Burger Day, Kidd Valley
TUE Buy one hamburger, cheeseburger, Gardenburger or Veganburger, get one free, at all Kidd Valley locations except stadium locations, Tuesday (kiddvalley.com/burger-day).
Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers
SAT How to create long-lasting container gardens, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).
SAT How to attract hummingbirds to your garden year around, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, preregister (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
South King County Urban Agriculture Food Summit
PLAN AHEAD Information, resources, workshops for urban gardens, keeping goats and chickens, 1-4 p.m. May 31, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1, Highline College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; free (highline.edu/urban-ag-summit-2019/).
Travel Photography Workshop
TUE Creative travel photography for all skill levels and all types of digital cameras, 5:30 Tuesday, Delridge Branch Library, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-733-9125 or spl.org).
Classic Swedish and American Car Show
PLAN AHEAD Swedish and American cars up to 1989 on display, awards, noon-4 p.m. June 1, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Ikebana Master Teacher
PLAN AHEAD Japanese floral arrangement demonstration by Master Teacher Koka Fukushima, 3 p.m. June 1; banquet, 6 p.m.; display of ikebana open to the public, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1, Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; demonstration $45; banquet $75; demonstration and banquet $100, registration by May 25 required; display free (iiseattlechapter19.org/).
Snoqualmie Train Rides
SAT-SUN Vintage train rides, depot open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., trains depart 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:25 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org/).
Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
SUN Open house, historical memorabilia, photographs, books and records from the Washington Territory and early statehood period, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (wapioneers.com).
Role Playing Games
WED Founders of Game to Grow share how and why they use role-playing games to help neurodiverse teen participants build social skills, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonhistory.org).
Thunder Dome Car Museum Grand Opening Week
WED-JUNE 2 New museum, 80 classic vehicles, 50 years of automotive history, highlights domestic and foreign hot rods and muscle cars, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-June 2, Thunder Dome Car Museum, 1920 Garrett St., Enumclaw; $8-$10, ages 12 and younger free (www.facebook.com/events/307042726879007/).
“Seattle Style: Fashion/Function”
ONGOING Exhibit of Northwest regional style showcasing MOHAI’s clothing collection, through Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays, $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free; special events include (Re)Fashion Clothing Repair Fair, demonstration and workshops 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1, $30; Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95 ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Museum of Flight
ONGOING Featuring “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” artifacts from the mission and other spaceflight treasures, programs and celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, through Sept. 2; ongoing exhibits of aircraft, spacecraft, Kids’ Flight Zone, Personal Courage Wing history of World War I and World War II, William E. Boeing Red Barn, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $16-$25, “Destination Moon” additional $10 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center programs
FRI-SAT History programs, guided walks, Fridays-Sundays through June 2, daily June 7-Sept. 2, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, 3029 Spirit Lake Highway, Castle Rock; Discover Pass required for parking (parks.state.wa.us/245/Mount-St-Helens).
Wild Waves Theme & Water Park
SAT-MON Water park attractions and theme park opening weekend; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $16.99-$24.99/May 4-June 30; $24.99-$44.99/June 30-Sept. 7 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com/index.php).
Discovery Park Beach Shuttles
SAT-SUN Shuttles to the beach, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 2, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/discovery-park-environmental-learning-center/parking-and-beach-shuttles).
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walks
SAT Walk to learn about local history, plants and wildlife, for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue (425-452-6993 or parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment).
Potlatch State Park programs
SAT Activities on several Saturdays through the summer include guided walks, workshops on tree identification, wildlife visitors including an owl, a possum, a falcon and a turkey vulture; camping available, Saturday, Potlatch State Park, 21020 N. U.S. Highway 101, Shelton; (parks.state.wa.us/569/Potlatch).
Lakemont Highlands Open Space Hike
SUN Moderately difficult 3.5 mile hike to explore the trail system, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; no preregistration needed (parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment).
Lichens: Mysterious Fungi of the Forest
SUN Hike with exploration of lichens and their microhabitats, 10 a.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $25 (206-731-9421 or secure.rec1.com/WA/cedar-river-watershed/catalog).
Seattle Japanese Garden
ONGOING Traditional Japanese Garden, a 3.5 acre urban sanctuary; no picnicking, tripods, or pets; noon-7 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
Birds of the Duwamish River Valley
PLAN AHEAD Program, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in-field birding sessions, 9:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 1, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (duwamishtribe.org).
Canoe Families Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Hosted by Chelahis, Nisqually, Puyallup and Skokomish River Road Canoe Families, tribal music, storytelling, crafts, children’s activities, noon-4 p.m. June 1, Millersylvania State Park, Olympia (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).
State Parks Free Day
PLAN AHEAD Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required; National Trails Day, June 1 (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days).
Exploring Tidepool Life
PLAN AHEAD Explore the beach at low tide, for ages 3 and older, 10 a.m. June 2, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $10, preregister (206-386-4237 or apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/Home).
Mercer Slough Family Ranger Hike
PLAN AHEAD All ages, 1.5 mile nature walk to learn about the park and its wildlife, 2 p.m. June 2, Mercer Slough Nature Park, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue; preregister (425-452-2565 or parks.bellevuewa.gov/nature-and-environment).
Couth Buzzard Community Jazz Festival
FRI-MON Local jazz musicians playing classic jazz to present-day experimentation, Friday-Monday, Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$40 (206-436-2960 or buonobuzzard.com/jazz-fest-2019/).
Honk Fest West
PLAN AHEAD Community music festival, energetic performance of street bands in public spaces, volunteer-organized, 5-9 p.m. May 31, 14th Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street, Seattle; 1-6 p.m. June 1, Southwest Roxbury Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle; 2-6 p.m. June 2, Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (honkfestwest.org).
FRI-SAT Ladies Night Out, full bar, mini dessert, shopping from 75 of vendors, music, ages 18+, 6-10 p.m. Friday, $10; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $2/admission at the door, free with two nonperishable food bank donations; free for military with ID and ages 11 and younger, Angel Of The Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; (425-678-2055 or www.facebook.com/events/1462435833900262/).
Pike Place Market Farmers Market, City Hall and The Regrade
TUE Opening day of the season, local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, City Hall Plaza, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Avenue and Lenora Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market).
Pike Place Market Farmers Markets, South Lake Union
MAY 30 Opening day of the season, local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, Van Vorst Plaza, Amazon, 426 Terry Ave. N., Amazon campus, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market).
Camlann Village Life Days
SAT Medieval villagers discuss their life in 14th century England, Craft Shops, noon-5 p.m., lunch available noon-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org/villagelife.htm).
SAT-MON Outdoor, heated, saltwater Olympic-sized pool with giant tube slide; open swims, lessons, special events, Saturday-Monday; June 1-2, 8-9; daily June 15-Sept. 2; Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-7494 or /seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).
ONGOING Outdoor Big Pool and shallow Little Pool; public swims, lap swims, playland for ages 5 and younger, hours vary daily; 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $4-$6.50, $1/additional for slide (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).
Mt. Rainier Railroad
SAT-SUN Train rides through the forest and by the Upper Nisqually River to museum most Saturdays-Sundays through Sept., plus special excursions, Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $21-$54 (360-492-6000 or mtrainierrailroad.com).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
SAT Berlin, Prague and Vienna, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).
Adventure Uncorked: Exploring the Wonders of SE Asia
MAY 30 Histories, cultures and spiritual traditions of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam with travel writer Don Mankin; proceeds benefit Charity:Water, 7 p.m. May 30, Elsom Cellars, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; $10 (425-298-3082 or elsomcellars.com/events/adventure-uncorked-benefit/).
We Love Orcas work party
PLAN AHEAD Restoration tasks for all ages, tools, gloves provided, 10 a.m. June 1, 20598 112th Ave. N.E., Bothell; preregistration requested (friendsofnorthcreekforest.org).