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Beach naturalists

Aug. 1-3 Seattle Aquarium naturalists share their knowledge exploring marine plants and animals at low tide, for all ages; drop-in 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; Des Moines Beach Park, Des Moines; free (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).

Shoreline Lunchtime Concert Series

Aug. 2-16 Live music, noon Tuesdays, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (cityofshoreline.com).

Kent Summer Concert Series

Aug. 2-17 Live performances, noon Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent, Town Square Plaza Park, Smith Street and Second Avenue, Kent, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (kentwa.gov/arts/summer).

Edmonds Summer Concerts

Aug. 2-23 Live performances, 3-4 p.m. Sundays, Edmonds City Park, Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays; 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Hazel Miller Plaza, Edmonds; free (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).

Kirkland Summer Children Concert Series

Summer Guide 2016

Event calendars

Aug. 2-23 Live music in the park, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com).

Dancing ’til Dusk

Aug. 2-30 Live music and social dancing, starting with a beginner lesson at 6 p.m. Aug. 2-30, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (downtownseattleparks.com).

Bellevue Live At Lunch

Aug. 2-31 Outdoor concerts, noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, downtown Bellevue; free (bellevuedowntown.com/events/live-at-lunch).

“Bollywood” Summer Art Event

Aug. 3 Food, entertainment, India-inspired food, auction, call for hours, Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way (253-874-1257 or fusionfederalway.org).

Seafair Fleet Week & Boeing Maritime Celebration

Aug. 3-7 Parade of ships through Elliott Bay, parade of flight showcases aviators in vintage and contemporary aircraft. Naval vessels from U.S. Navy Third Fleet, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Maritime Forces visit, with ship tours 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 4-6, and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Pier 66, Bell Street and Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Kids SummerStage

Aug. 3 and 10 Entertainment for kids, noon Aug. 3 and 10, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov).

Woodinville Concerts in the Park

Aug. 3 and 10 Live performances, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (celebratewoodinville.com).

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Concerts in the Park

Aug. 3, 10 and 17 Weekly concerts, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Richmond Beach Park, Richmond Beach Road at 21st Avenue Northwest, Shoreline, Aug. 10 at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; Aug. 17 at Cromwell Park, Meridian Avenue at North 192nd Street, Shoreline; free (shorelinearts.net).

Burien Music in the Park

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Aug. 3-11 Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at North SeaTac Park, 128th and Des Moines Memorial Drive, Des Moines, and 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/concerts).

Seattle Art Fair

Aug. 4-7 Local, regional, and international galleries present modern and contemporary art. Special activities, performances and installations at fair site and nearby. Opening/preview Aug. 4; public hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 5-6, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 7. CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; ticket prices to be announced (212-518-6912 or seattleartfair.com).

 Kirkland Summer Evening Concert Series

Aug. 4, 11, 18 Weekly concert series, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com).

Friday at the Fort

Aug. 5 Summer-evening party, 6-9:30 p.m. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $12-$15 (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org).

Seafair Weekend hydroplane races and air show

Aug. 5-7 Hydroplace races on Lake Washington, air show featuring Navy Blue Angels, music, food vendors, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7, air shows 1:30-2 p.m. Aug. 5-7, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; $10-$35 (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival

Aug. 5-7 Entertainment, African heritage parade, children’s day, African drum and dance, hip-hop fest, basketball tournament, marketplace, community resource fair, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 7. Judkins Park & Playfield, 2150 S. Norman St., Seattle (206-728-0123 or umojafamilyfest.com.

Magnolia Summerfest

Aug. 5-7 Beer garden and entertainment, 5-10 p.m. Aug. 5; parade, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6; sidewalk sale and entertainment, Aug. 6-7, Magnolia neighborhood, West Smith Street and 33rd Street, Seattle (206-795-4624 or magnoliasummerfest.org).

SalmonFest Seattle

Aug. 5-7 Salmon bake, noon-7 p.m. Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-492-5030 or salmonfestseattle.com).

Stanwood Camano Community Fair

Aug. 5-7 Entertainment, parade, lip-sync contest, carnival, vendors, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7, Stanwood Camano Community Fair, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; $7-$10 (360-629-4121 or stanwoodcamanofair.org).

Gumshoe 5K Walk

Aug. 5-14 Fundraising detective walk in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods, Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-783-2244 or dothegumshoe.org).

From Hiroshima to Hope

Aug. 6 Annual lantern-floating ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; 6 p.m., Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-453-4471 or fromhiroshimatohope.org).

Seattle Youth Empowerment Day

Aug. 6 Event for young people to imagine ways to make an impact in their communities, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/youth).

Seattle Children’s Hospital & Hydrocephalus Association Walk

Aug. 6 Fundraiser for research at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, includes 3 routes, 9 a.m., Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (425-649-0080 or hawalk.kintera.org/seattle).

Lake City Pioneer Days Parade

Aug. 6 Clowns, pirates, floats, drill teams, marching bands, 6 p.m., Lake City Way, Seattle (lakecitypioneerdaysparade.org).

Index Arts Festival

Aug. 6 Music, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., local poetry readings and open mic, children’s art activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index (indexartsfestival.org).

Art in the Garden

Aug. 6-7 Art sale featuring 35 artists from Washington, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7, Matson Family Farms, 46620 228th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; free (253-350-5691 or plateauartsalive.org).

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Aug. 6-21 Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Kelly Farms, 20021 Old Sumner Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $13-$50 (800-587-0172 or washingtonfaire.com).

Bicycle Sunday

Aug. 7-28 Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 28; Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival

Aug. 8 Samples from 30+ Washington State breweries and cideries, local food vendors and live music, 1-8 p.m., downtown Tacoma; $25-$30 (253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org).

Pierce County Fair

Aug. 11-14 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, hours vary, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or piercecountyfair.com).

South Lake Union Block Party

Aug. 12 Music, food vendors, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (slublockparty.com).

Kirkland Summerfest

Aug. 12-13 Celebration of art, outdoor entertainment and community spirit, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 13, downtown Kirkland (425-822-7066 or kirklandsummerfest.com).

A Taste of Edmonds

Aug. 12-14 Four stages of entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $4 (425-776-6711 or atasteofedmonds.com).

Marysville Street Festival

Aug. 12-14 Marketplace of local produce, artisans and musicians, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14, downtown Marysville (facebook.com/marysvillestreetfestival).

Festival at Mt. Si

Aug. 12-14 Food entertainment, music, Si View Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend (425-888-8535 or festivalatmtsi.org).

Fred Hutch Obliteride

Aug. 12-14 Fundraising bike ride for cancer research at Fred Hutch; 10-, 25-, 50-, 85- and 100-mile routes, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $100-$200 (206-667-7433 or obliteride.org).

Iranian Festival

Aug. 13 Performances, poetry, food, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or iaca-seattle.org).

Experience Historical Kent

Aug. 13 Experience Historical Kent event in conjunction with the city of Kent, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn; free (253-639-0949 or sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org).

Celebrate Veterans Event

Aug. 13 Celebrate veterans with a live performance of the National Anthem and Color Guard Ceremony, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Redmond Saturday Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; free (425-556-0636 or redmondsaturdaymarket.org).

J.J. Hill Train Festival

Aug. 13 Small-scale train rides, food, music and activities, 10 a.m., Great Northern & Cascade Railway, 101 N. Fifth St., Skykomish; free (360-282-6676 or skytrainfestival.com).

Auburn AugustFest

Aug. 13 Entertainment, food, car show and parade, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., downtown Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov).

Covington KidsFest

Aug. 13 Entertainment, vendors, bike rodeo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kohl’s, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington (covingtonwa.gov/events).

Rainier Valley Culturefest

Aug. 13-14 Parade, street party with music, beer garden, vendors, noon-6 p.m., Othello Park, 4351 S. Othello St., Seattle (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Brigade Encampment

Aug. 13-14 Travel back to 1855 as re-enactors set up dozens of tents, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13-14, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$9 (253-591-5339 or metroparkstacoma.org).

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

Aug. 13-14 Entertainment, events celebrating the environment and Northwest communities, gates open at 10 a.m., River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington (festivaloftheriver.com).

Lake Union 10K

Aug. 14 Race starts and finishes in Lake Union Park, registration begins 6 a.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $20-$40 (206-330-5967 or lakeunion10k.com).

Swim for Life

Aug. 17 2½-mile, team-based swim across Lake Washington, fundraiser to support Bloodworks Northwest, check-in 6:30 a.m., Medina Beach Park, 501 Evergreen Point Road, Medina (swimforlife.bloodworksnw.org).

Thirsty Summer Nights 5K

Aug. 17 Run through the park for all ages, after party for adults, 7 p.m., Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; $20 (253-305-1022 or metroparkstacoma.org).

Central Area Community Festival

Aug. 19-20 Food, music, showcase of local businesses and resources, hours vary, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (cacf.com).

Seattle Tattoo Expo

Aug. 19-21 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, hours vary, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (206-447-7725 or seattletattooexpo.com).

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Aug. 19-21 Festival celebrating the railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, including parade (11 a.m. Aug. 20), 5-8:45 p.m. Aug. 19, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie;(425-888-3030 or railroaddays.com).

Flute Quest

Aug. 19-21 Annual celebration of the Native-American flute, music in the park all day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Place S., Des Moines (waflutecircle.org).

Celebrate Shoreline

Aug. 20 Celebrate the city of Shoreline’s 21st birthday, two stages with live music and shows, beer garden, noon-9 p.m., Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/celebrateshoreline).

Classic Car Show

Aug. 20 Coordinated by the Shoreline Historical Museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aurora Square, 15505 Westminster Way N., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).

Old Bellevue Taste of Main

Aug. 20 Fine cuisine, dessert and wine to benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, noon-5 p.m., 103rd Avenue Northeast and Main Street, Bellevue; free (206-464-0826 or tasteofmainbellevue.com).

Zucchini Races

Aug. 20 Kids build cars out of market fresh vegetables and race them, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Redmond Saturday Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; free (425-556-0636 or redmondsaturdaymarket.org).

Sausage & CiderFest

Aug. 20 General admission begins at 4 p.m., Covington Community Park, 17649 SE 240th St., Covington; $15-$50 (253-480-2402 or sausageandciderfest.com).

Columbia Winery Charity Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash

Aug. 20 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash in the wine country of Woodinville, to support Seattle Children’s Hospital, 8:30 a.m., Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $45 (206-987-4816 or runforchildrens.org).

Celebrate Woodinville

Aug. 20 Community parade, music, arts and crafts, noon-5 p.m., Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville (celebratewoodinville.com).

Everett Craft Beer Festival

Aug. 20 Beer from 30 Washington breweries (21+ only), noon-7 p.m., downtown Everett; $20-$25 (washingtonbeer.com).

Neely Mansion’s Doll Tea

Aug. 20 Tea time, tour of Victorian farmhouse, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $15 (253-833-9404 or neelymansion.org).

Arts in Nature Festival

Aug. 20-21 Eclectic festival of art and performance in the woods, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-923-0853 or naturec.org).

Viking Days

Aug. 20-21 Nordic entertainment, food, activities, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

Fourth Annual Urban Sketchers West Coast Sketch Crawl

Aug. 20-21 Urban Sketchers sketch crawl events, 9 a.m., various locations in central Tacoma; free (4thwcuskskcrawl.blogspot.com).

Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days

Aug. 20-21 Classic-car show, western themed carnival, salmon bake, historic re-enactments, Dupont Historical Museum, 207 Barksdale Ave., Dupont, Pierce County; free (253-312-3273 or visitdupont.com).

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work

Aug. 20-21 Artists in action, glassblowing, activities for kids, Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; free (425-259-5050 or schack.org).

BrasilFest

Aug. 21 Carnival of music, martial arts, food and culture of Brazil, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (brasilfest.com).

Sandcastle Contest

Aug. 21 Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov).

Golf Classic

Aug. 21 Course contests with prize opportunities, Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle (bhsgolfclassic.com).

Tri-Five Chevy Show

Aug. 21 Northwest Classic Chevy Club display of 1955 through 1957 cars and trucks, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (206-601-1762 or nwccc.net/wp).

Evergreen State Fair

Aug. 25-Sept. 5 Horse shows, rodeo, animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival, food vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$12 (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).

Belltown Crush Party

Aug. 27 Wine and beer festival, 1-5 p.m., Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second avenues, Seattle; $25 (206-683-3288 or seattleuncorked.com/events).

Seattle Summer Parkways

Aug. 27 Exploring the Ballard neighborhood, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle; free (206-684-7623 or seattle.gov).

Mallets in Wonderland: An Afternoon of Whimsical Croquet in the Gardens

Aug. 27 Alice in Wonderland-inspired event, noon-4 p.m., Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; $50/person or $100/family (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).

PAWSwalk

Aug. 27 Fundraiser for animals in need, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (425-787-2500 or paws.org).

LeMay Car Show

Aug. 27 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection on display, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).

Tibet Fest

Aug. 27-28 Himalayan arts, music and stories, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or washingtontibet.org).

Art in the Garden

Aug. 27-28 Art show and sale featuring outdoor sculpture and garden art by more than 30 Pacific Northwest artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or artinthegardenbellevue.com).

Dahlia Show

Aug. 27-28 Puget Sound Dahlia Association display of dahlia varieties, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Artists in Action at Sky Nursery

Aug. 27-28 Admire a variety of paintings and sketches in progress, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Harvest Festival

Aug. 27-28 Theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, food at living history village in England in the year 1376, the realm of King Arthur, period costume rental available, noon-5 p.m.; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 5 and younger free (camlann.org).

Alki Beach 5K Walk and Run

Aug. 28 All-ages walk and run to support NW Hope & Healing Foundation, check-in at 8 a.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; $100 suggested fundraising goal (206-215-2888 or alkibeachrun.com).