Here’s warm-weather fun around Western Washington in August 2015.
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 seafair.com).
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 bit.ly/1DQa28r).
Index Arts Festival
Aug. 1 Music, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index (indexartsfestival.org).
Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
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 seattlechinesegarden.org).
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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 (magnoliasummerfest.org).
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 washingtonfaire.com).
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 (1.usa.gov/1kZMHcO).
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 bit.ly/1sSgg0B).
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 fusionfederalway.org).
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 (fromhiroshimatohope.org).
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
Aug. 7 Music, food vendors, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (slublockparty.com).
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 kirklandsummerfest.com).
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 salmonfestseattle.com).
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 (marysvillemerchants.com).
Festival at Mount Si
Aug. 7-9 Food, entertainment, music, Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (425-888-8535 or festivalatmtsi.org).
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 (lakecitypioneerdaysparade.org/).
Aug. 8 Performances, hands-on activities, food, games, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or iaca-seattle.org).
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 dunngardens.org).
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 facebook.com/SIofKent).
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 obliteride.org).
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 (festivaloftheriver.com).
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 (lakeunion10k.com).
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 (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
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 atasteofedmonds.com).
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 railroaddays.com).
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 seattletattooexpo.com).
Aug. 14-16 Entertainment, food and parade, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or auburndays.com).
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 (cacf.com).
Aug. 15 All-ages celebration of computing, video games, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle; free (livingcomputermuseum.org).
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 runforchildrens.org).
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 shorelinewa.gov/celebrateshoreline).
Aug. 15 Community parade, music, arts and crafts, 11 a.m., Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville (celebratewoodinville.com).
Aug. 15 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kohl’s parking lot, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington (covingtonwa.gov/events).
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 (washingtonbeer.com).
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 seafair.com).
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 kentwa.gov/experiencehistoricalkent).
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 schack.org).
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 (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
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 neelymansion.org).
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 mehva.org).
Aug. 16 Brazilian arts and culture celebration, Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre (206-684-7200 or brasilfest.com).
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 nwccc.net/wp/carshow).
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 swimforlife.bloodworksnw.org).
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 metroparkstacoma.org/races).
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 eventbrite.com/o/nordic-heritage-museum-3541517293).
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 (maplevalleystreetratscarclub.com).
Cambodian Cultural Celebration
Aug. 22 Entertainment, activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free (wspf.org/calendar-of-events).
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 naturec.org/festival).
Aug. 22-23 Nordic entertainment, food, activities, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
Aug. 22-23 Live performances, visual arts and hands-on activities, Seattle Center Armory (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
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 alkibeachrun.com).
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 evergreenfair.org).
Battle of Snoqualmie
Aug. 29 Civil War re-enactment, 8 a.m., Meadowbrook Farm, Boalch Avenue Northwest, North Bend; $10 (425-894-5010 or battleofsnoqualmie.com).
Aug. 29 Fundraiser for animals in need, 9 a.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (425-787-2500 or paws.org).
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 lemaymarymount.org).
Aug. 29-30 Live performances, food and hands-on activities, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Aug. 29-30 Puget Sound Dahlia Association’s dahlia display, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-9692 or pugetsounddahlias.org).
Aug. 29 Wizard shows, fantasy authors, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
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 (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).