Here’s warm-weather fun around Western Washington in June 2015.
Bothell Farmers Market opening day
June 5 Locally grown produce, crafts, noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com/).
Beacon Hill Festival
June 6 Local entertainment, food, carnival games, silent auction, bounce toys, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481).
Beneath the Streets Great Seattle Fire anniversary tours
June 6 Celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889, which burned most of Seattle’s business district with tour of underground passageways, every half-hour 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 102 Cherry St., Seattle; $10, reservation suggested (206-624-1237 or beneath-the-streets.com/FireSale).
Magnolia Farmers Market opening day
June 6 Local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 33rd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Des Moines Farmers Market opening day
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June 6 Fresh produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines (dmfm.org/DMFM/Home.html).
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festlval
June 6-7 Traditions and culture of the Philippines with costumes, music performances, children’s activities, craft exhibits, martial arts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Summer concerts at the Ballard Locks
June 6-28 Series of free band concerts on the lawn adjacent to Ballard’s Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, June 6-28, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (1.usa.gov/1kZMHcO).
Race for the Cure
June 7 Raising funds for the fight against breast cancer, women-only 5K run, coed 5K run/walk, one-mile walk, kids’ race, survivors’ parade, entertainment, 7 a.m.-noon, Seattle Center, Seattle; $15-$55, fundraising encouraged (206-633-0303 or komenpugetsound.org/komen-race-for-the-cure).
Renton Farmers Market opening day
June 9 Local produce, “Taste of Renton,” 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (rentonfarmersmarket.com).
Lake City Farmers Market opening day
June 11 Local produce, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Anglicon 2015: The Regeneration
June 12-14 Doctor Who and British-media convention, Hilton Sea-Tac Airport, 17620 Pacific Highway S., SeaTac; $35-$70 (Anglicon.com).
Maple Valley Days
June 12-14 Entertainment, kids’ activities, food vendors, carnival, arts festival, radio-controlled hydros, 3-8 p.m. June 12, noon-8 p.m. June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14; parade, 10 a.m. June 13; Maple Valley Street Rats Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13, Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (maplevalleydays.com).
Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half-Marathon
June 13 Local bands perform at stages each mile of 26.2 mile, 3.1 mile and 8K courses, post-race concert and finish line festival, 8 a.m. Seattle Center, Seattle; $85-$150 (runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle).
Georgetown Carnival: Art, Music & More
June 13 Carnival games, interactive art, music, sideshows, Power Tool Races, noon-10 p.m., Georgetown historic-business district, Airport Way South, Seattle (georgetowncarnival.com).
Marysville Strawberry Festival
June 13-22 Kids’ Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13, Asbery Field; Berry Run, 8:30 a.m. June 14, Tulalip; carnival, June 18-21, Marysville Middle School; market, 2-9 p.m. June 19, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. June 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21, Asbery Field; car show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20, Asbery Field; Kiddies Parade, 6 p.m., Grand Parade followed by fireworks, 7:45 p.m. June 20, downtown Marysville (360-659-7664 or maryfest.org/).
Seattle Furry 5K
June 14 Dog-friendly race supports Seattle Animal Shelter, 10 a.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $30 (furry5k.com).
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
June 19-21 Community celebration of eclectic neighborhood, performances by local bands, arts and crafts vendors, food, beer garden, 6-11 p.m. June 19; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21; Solstice Parade 3 p.m. June 20, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle (fremontfair.com).
Washington Brewers Festival
June 19-21 Sample beer from 100 Washington breweries, cider, food, music, activities for all ages; ages 21 and older only, 4 p.m. June 19, $20-$25; all ages, 11 a.m. June 20-21, $25-$30, $5/designated driver, ages 20 and younger free, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (washingtonbeer.com).
Meeker Days Festival
June 19-21 Music on five stages, farmers market, food vendors, beer and wine gardens, arts and craft vendors, noon-9 p.m. June 19, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21, downtown Puyallup (253-840-2631 or puyallupmainstreet.com).
Morgan Junction Community Festival
June 20 Entertainment, pooch parade, vendors, Bite of Morgan, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Morgan Junction Park, 6401 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (morganjunction.org).
Poets in the Park Poetry Festival
June 20 Celebrating local and regional poets and poetry, readings, workshops, vendors, installations, picnic-related activities, book fair, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E., Redmond (redmond.gov/poetlaureate).
Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest
June 20-21 African-American heritage, music, food, drumming, dance workshops, noon-8 p.m. June 20, noon-6 p.m. June 21, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Bell Street Pier Classic Weekend
June 20-21 Display of 50 classic wooden yachts, many open for boarding, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle (classicyacht.org).
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
June 20-21 Music, dance, B-boy Jam, vendors, food trucks, buskers, Saturday Touch a Truck, Sunday Father’s Day Car Show, kids activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 21, Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-988-3700 or wildstrawberryfestival.org).
“The American Soldier” Exhibit Opening
June 20-Sept. 6 Photographs capturing the essence of the American soldier in conflicts over the last 150 years, through Sept. 6, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$11 (253-272-9747 or washingtonhistory.org).
June 21 Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers, closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
Make Music Seattle
June 21 Part of worldwide solstice music celebration, live performances for all ages at many venues and public spaces, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., including local bands on the hour at Seattle Center, buskers in downtown Seattle (makemusicseattle.com).
MarketFront groundbreaking ceremony
June 24 Celebration of future waterfront-facing expansion of the Pike Place Market, 1 p.m., parking lot at 1501 Western Ave., Seattle (pikeup.org).
Taste of Tacoma
June 26-28 Restaurant and food vendors, entertainment stages, beer and wine gardens, carnival, arts, crafts and commercial vendors, picnic areas, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 26-27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com/).
Greenwood Car Show
June 27 Hundreds of classic and custom cars, car-related vendors, food stands, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenwood Avenue North from North 68th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle (greenwoodcarshow.com).
Seafair Pirates Landing
June 27 Food and merchandise vendors, entertainment, inflatable rides, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; festival pirates land on the beach sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (seafairpirates.org).
United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Youth
June 27 Mariners Hall of Famers Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson lead all-star teams, proceeds benefit United Way youth programs, 3 p.m. Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $15-$150, ages 14 and younger free (ticketmaster.com/event/0F004E4DE08945E0).
Seattle PrideFest and Pride Parade
June 27-28 Family Day activities for kids, teens, young adults, noon-5 p.m.; family-friendly games, entertainment, 1-4 p.m.; events for youth, 4-7 p.m. June 27, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; street festival with vendors, DJs, food trucks, beer garden, 1 p.m.-dusk June 27, Capitol Hill; Pride Parade, 11 a.m. June 28, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, downtown Seattle; PrideFest vendors, entertainment, June 28, Seattle Center (seattlepridefest.org).
Bellevue Strawberry Festival
June 27-28 Entertainment, Eastside Heritage Center mini-museum, carnival games, strawberry shortcake-eating contest, strawberry sale, pony rides, vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (bellevuestrawberryfestival.org).
Shoreline Arts Festival
June 27-28 Arts exhibits and Marketplace, cultural rooms, hands-on art, Food Court, music and dance on three stages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. June 28, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/shoreline-arts-festival/).
June 27-28 Games, craft demonstrations, minstrels, knightly combat in an English village in the year 1376, noon-5 p.m., Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).
June 28 Swedish celebration of summer solstice, raising of garlanded Midsommar pole, dance around the pole, costumed musicians and dancers, food, crafts, with traditions from all Nordic and Baltic countries, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
June 28 Scenic boulevard for cyclists and walkers, closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).