Here’s warm-weather fun around Western Washington in August 2015.

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Seafair Weekend hydroplane races and air show

Aug. 1-2 Final two days of hydroplane races on Lake Washington, air show featuring U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Patriots Jet Team, music, food vendors, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2. Shore activities based around Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; $10-$45 (206-728-0123 or

Seattle Children’s Hydrocephalus Association Walk

Aug. 1 Fundraiser for research at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, 7:45 a.m. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (425-649-0080 or

Index Arts Festival

Aug. 1 Music, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index (

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival


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Aug. 1 Kite flying for all ages, kite-flying demonstrations, entertainment, 2 p.m., Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-934-5219 or

Magnolia Summerfest

Aug. 1-2 Kids parade, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Seafair parade, 11 a.m. Aug. 1; sidewalk sale, vendors, entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2, Magnolia neighborhood, West Smith Street and 33rd Street, Seattle (

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Aug. 1-16 Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 11, 8-9, 15-16, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake, Pierce County; $12-$34 (800-587-0172 or

Summer concerts at the Ballard Locks

Aug. 1-30 Series of free band concerts on the lawn adjacent to Ballard’s Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 1-30, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (

Watershed Tour

Aug. 1-30 Historic townsite of Cedar Falls, walking across Masonry Dam, seeing Chester Morse Lake, 10 a.m. Aug. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30; and one-hour family tours, 2 p.m., Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $5-$10 (206–733-9421 or

Trillium Celebration

Aug. 4 Bellevue Botanical Garden Society’s annual meeting and celebration, with guest Kathryn Gustafson, world-renowned landscape architect, 7 p.m., event held off-site, preregistration reqired, Bellevue; $35 (425-451-3755 or ).

“Casa Boogaloo” Summer Art Benefit

Aug. 5 Havana-inspired food, entertainment, works by local artists, auction, 3-9 p.m., Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way (253-874-1257 or

From Hiroshima to Hope

Aug. 6 Commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Speakers and musical performances, concludes with floating candlelit lanterns on Green Lake at dusk, 6 p.m., northwest shore, near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (

Pierce County Fair

Aug. 6-9 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5-$6 (253-847-4754 or ).

South Lake Union Block Party

Summer Guide 2015

Event calendars

Aug. 7 Music, food vendors, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (

Kirkland Summerfest

Aug. 7-8 Music, art, food vendors, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 8, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-822-7066 or

SalmonFest Seattle

Aug. 7-9 Salmon bake, noon-7 p.m. Aug. 7, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 8, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 9, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-363-3287 or

Marysville Street Festival

Aug. 7-9 Marketplace of local produce, artisans and musicians, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Third Street and State Avenue, Marysville (

Festival at Mount Si

Aug. 7-9 Food, entertainment, music, Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (425-888-8535 or

Lake City Pioneer Day Parade

Aug. 8 Clowns, pirates, floats, drill teams, marching bands, 7 p.m., Lake City Way from Northeast 130th Street to 123rd; preceded by Kids Parade, 6 p.m., Lake City Way from Northeast 135th Street to Northeast 127th Street, Seattle (

Iranian Festival

Aug. 8 Performances, hands-on activities, food, games, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or

Dunnton Abbey

Aug. 8 Edwardian garden party, vintage cars, lunch, croquet, music, noon-4 p.m., Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $50 (206-362-0933 or

Soroptimist Art Walk in the Park

Aug. 8 Soroptimists International of Kent art displays and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $12 (206-914-6528 or

Fred Hutch Obliteride

Aug. 8-9 Fundraising bike ride for cancer research at Fred Hutch; 10-, 25-, 50-, 100- and 150-mile routes, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle; $500-$1975 (206-667-7433 or

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

Aug. 8-9 Entertainment, events celebrating the environment and Northwest communities, 11 a.m., River Meadows County Park, 201416 Jordan Rd., Arlington; free (

Lake Union 10K

Aug. 9 10K run/walk to benefit Girls on the Run, 7:30 a.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (

Bicycle Sunday

Aug. 9 Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers, closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 9; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (

Salsa in the Street

Aug. 14 Dance with instruction, 7 p.m., Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free (206-684-4075).

A Taste of Edmonds

Aug. 14-16 Four stages of entertainment, food, arts and crafts, beer and wine gardens with dancing, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 14-15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $4 (425-776-6711 or

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Aug. 14-16 Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Snoqualmie Depot with steam-train rides, pancake breakfast, entertainment. 4-9 p.m. Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16, downtown Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or

Flute Quest

Aug. 14-16 Annual celebration of the Native American flute, music in the park all day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 14-16, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines ().

Seattle Tattoo Expo

Aug. 14-16 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-447-7725 or

Auburn Days

Aug. 14-16 Entertainment, food and parade, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or

Central Area Community Festival

Aug. 15 Food, music, showcase of local businesses and resources, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Garfield Community Center and Playfield, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (

Free Play

Aug. 15 All-ages celebration of computing, video games, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle; free (

Columbia Winery Charity Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash

Aug. 15 10K run, 5K run/walk, kids’ dash, post-race festival food trucks, wine tasting, music, kids’ activities, 8:30 a.m., Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $40 (206-987-4816 or

Celebrate Shoreline

Aug. 15 Festival featuring pony rides, petting zoo, theater, noon-9 p.m., Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or

Celebrate Woodinville

Aug. 15 Community parade, music, arts and crafts, 11 a.m., Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville (

Covington KidsFest

Aug. 15 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kohl’s parking lot, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington (

Everett Craft Beer Festvial

Aug. 15 Beer from 30 Washington breweries (21+ only), noon-7 p.m., downtown Everett, entrance at Hewitt Avenue and Hoyt Avenue, $15-$25 (

Rainier Valley Cultural Festival

Aug. 15-16 Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, noon Aug. 15; street party with music, beer garden, BikeWorks activities, vendors, noon-5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Rainier Avenue South between Brandon Street and Alaska Street, Seattle; International Music and Arts Fest performances, art activities, bounce house and games for kids, food vendors, noon Sunday, Othello Park, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle (206-728-0123 or

Experience Historical Kent

Aug. 15-16 Local history exhibits, walking and bus tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses, parks and cemeteries, Kent (253-854-4330 or

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work

Aug. 15-16 Artists in action, glassblowing, activities for kids. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Everett Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett; free (425-259-5050 or

Bicycle Sunday

Aug. 16 Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers, closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (

Neely Mansion’s Doll Tea

Aug. 16 Tea time, tour of Victorian farmhouse. 12:30 or 2 p.m., Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $15 (253-850-2777 or

Snoqualmie tour on historic buses

Aug. 16 Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association’s four hour scenic trip to Snoqualmie to celebrate Railroad Days. 11 a.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or


Aug. 16 Brazilian arts and culture celebration, Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre (206-684-7200 or

Tri-Five Chevy Show

Aug. 16 Northwest Classic Chevy Club display of 1955 through 1957 Chevrolet cars and trucks, 9 a.m., Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free (206-601-1762 or

Swim for Life

Aug. 19 2.5-mile, team-based swim across Lake Washington, fundraiser to support Bloodworks Northwest, 6:30 a.m., Medina Beach Park, 501 Evergreen Point Road, Medina; $160 (206-568-3609 or

Thirsty Summer Nights 5K

Aug. 20 Run through the park for all ages, after party for adults, 7 p.m., Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; $10-$20 (253-278-3972 or

Run Like a Viking 5K

Aug. 22 Viking-inspired costumes encouraged, 8 a.m., Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $40 (206-789-5707 or

Swap Meet & Car Corral

Aug. 22 Maple Valley Street Rats Car Club show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wal-Mart, 17432 S.E. 270th St., Covington; $20 (

Cambodian Cultural Celebration

Aug. 22 Entertainment, activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (

Arts in Nature Festival

Aug. 22-23 Eclectic festival of art and performance in the woods, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 23, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5-$16 (206-923-0853 or

Viking Days

Aug. 22-23 Nordic entertainment, food, activities, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or

Tibet Fest

Aug. 22-23 Live performances, visual arts and hands-on activities, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or

Alki Beach 5K Walk & Run

Aug. 23 All-ages walk and run to support NW Hope & Healing Foundation, 8 a.m. Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-215-2888 or

Evergreen State Fair

Aug. 27-Sept. 7 Horse shows, rodeo, animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$12 (360-805-6700 or

Battle of Snoqualmie

Aug. 29 Civil War re-enactment, 8 a.m., Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Avenue Northwest, North Bend; $10 (425-894-5010 or


Aug. 29 Fundraiser for animals in need, 9 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (425-787-2500 or

LeMay Car Show

Aug. 29 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection on display, 9 a.m., LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $15 (253-272-2336 or

Arab Festival

Aug. 29-30 Live performances, food and hands-on activities, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or

Dahlia Show

Aug. 29-30 Puget Sound Dahlia Association’s dahlia display, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-9692 or

Wizard Festival

Aug. 29 Wizard shows, fantasy authors, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or

Bicycle Sunday

Aug. 30 Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers, closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (