Welcome to a vibrant journey through Puget Sound’s July events! From cultural festivals to food fairs and music celebrations, this guide is your ticket to exploring the diverse and exciting happenings across this picturesque region. Join us as we uncover the must-see attractions and experiences awaiting you this summer.

1. Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

Date: July 1 – 26, 2024
Location: Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle

Hosted in downtown Seattle, this festival offers free recitals preceding the main performances at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, located at 200 University St.

2. Baseball – Seattle Mariners

Baseball - Seattle Mariners

Date: July 2 – September 29, 2024
Location: T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave. S, SoDo

Catch the Seattle Mariners in action at T-Mobile Park, located at 1250 1st Ave. S in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. Enjoy exciting home games throughout the summer:

  • July 2 – 4: Baltimore Orioles
  • July 5 – 7: Toronto Blue Jays
  • July 19 – 21: Houston Astros
  • July 22 – 24: L.A. Angels

3. Early Fireworks

Early Fireworks

Date: July 3, 2024
Multiple Locations

Enjoy a fireworks display one day before the holiday at the following locations:

4. Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare in the Park The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Date: July 3 – July 31, 2024 (July 3-27-  7pm, July 28 – 12am, July 31 – 6pm)

Locations: Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Eastside

Indulge in the charm of an elegant court far from home where the bonds of friendship are tested as best friends find themselves entangled in a love triangle during the summer months. The Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Experience the magic of live theater with a two-hour performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare at 7 pm amidst the enchanting setting of Wooden O. No tickets are needed, so bring blankets, chairs, and food to savor a memorable outdoor performance under the stars.

5. Free Movies in Seattle Parks: July Schedule

Free Movies in Seattle Parks: July Schedule

Date: July 3 – July 31, 2024
Multiple Locations in Seattle

Enjoy free outdoor movie screenings in Seattle parks during July as part of Center City Cinema’s summer program. Movies start at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and snacks for a delightful evening under the stars. Here’s the July schedule:

Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave)
Food Trucks on site

  • Fri., July 5 – Chicago
  • Fri., July 12 – Mamma Mia
  • Fri., July 26 – Rocky Horror Show

City Hall Park (450 3rd Ave)

  • Wed., July 3 – Legally Blonde
  • Wed., July 31 – The Pelican Brief

Denny Park (100 Dexter Ave N)
Food Trucks on site

  • Wed., July 10 – The Breakfast Club
  • Wed., July 17 – The Color Purple (1984)

Occidental Square (117 S Washington St)

  • Sat., July 20 – Kung Fu Panda 4
  • Sat., July 27 – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes

6. Fourth of July Parade & Celebrations

Fourth of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast - Bothell Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast

Celebrate Independence Day in the Puget Sound area with vibrant parades and lively celebrations on July 4, 2024. Experience the festive atmosphere and community spirit at various events throughout the region. Here are the locations and times for the festivities:

7. Fireworks Shows – July 4, 2024

Bremerton Bridge Blast Festival & Fireworks (1)

Celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks displays across various locations on July 4, 2024. Here are the locations and times:

Enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks lighting up the night sky in celebration of Independence Day at these various locations across the Puget Sound region.

8. Naturalization Ceremony for New Americans

Naturalization Ceremony for New Americans

Date: July 4, 2024

Location: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center 

Witness the emotional Naturalization Ceremony for New Americans on July 4, 2024, at Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center. From 12 to 1 p.m., celebrate as 500 individuals from 80 countries officially become American citizens. The ceremony begins with patriotic music at 11:30 a.m., leading into speeches and the naturalization proceedings at 12 p.m. This free event offers a touching way to commemorate Independence Day and welcome new members to the American family.

9. Fifth Anniversary Celebration at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Fifth Anniversary Celebration at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2024
Time: 7-11pm
Location: 31st floor of Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, Downtown Bellevue Park

Join us for a spectacular Fourth of July celebration and the Fifth Anniversary of Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi. Experience the Downtown Bellevue Park fireworks show from our exclusive vantage point on the 31st floor. Our renowned restaurant team will showcase culinary and mixology highlights, including five culinary stations with 20 menu offerings, live music by DJ Murta, culinary and cocktail demonstrations, and marquee photo moments. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast as we celebrate this milestone event, led by 425 Magazine’s 2023 Best Chef and Best Bartender in the Best Restaurant. This all-inclusive affair promises unparalleled service and an unforgettable experience as we mark five years of excellence at Ascend.

10. Seattle Seafair Pirates

Seattle Seafair Pirates

Date: July 6, 2024
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Alki Beach Park, 2701 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle

The Seattle Seafair Pirates will make their traditional landing at Alki Beach Park, entertaining kids on the beach beginning around 1:30 p.m. It’s a fun-filled event for the whole family and a chance to experience the excitement of the Seafair Pirates tradition!

11. Seattle Sounders Home Games

Seattle Sounders Home Games

Date: July 6 – Oct. 19, 2024
Location: Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle

Get ready to watch the Seattle Sounders play exciting home games at Lumen Field in Pioneer Square. Don’t miss these upcoming matches:

  • July 6: New England Revolution
  • July 17: St. Louis City SC
  • July 20: Los Angeles FC
  • July 26: Minnesota United FC

Experience the thrill of soccer and support your local team at these thrilling matches!

12. DirtFish SummerFest

DirtFish SummerFestDate: July 8, 2024
Time: 12 to 3 p.m.
Location: DirtFish Rally School, 7001 396th Drive SE, Snoqualmie

Experience the excitement of rally-racing at DirtFish SummerFest! This thrilling event promises thrill rides, car shows, special guests, raffle prizes, food trucks, local vendors, and DJ music. Join us at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie for an afternoon of adrenaline-pumping fun and entertainment. Check the event website for ticket prices and more information.

13. Edmonds Summer Wine Walk

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk

Date: July 6 – August 3, 2024

Location:  Edmonds Historical Museum at 118 5th Ave. N. 

This event in Edmonds features wineries offering samples in 19 different shops as part of the Edmonds Summer Wine Walk, which takes place in both July and August. Attendees can check in at three locations, including the Edmonds Historical Museum at 118 5th Ave. N. Participants must bring a valid ID proving they are 21 or older.

14. Dancing ’til Dusk – Free Dance in the Park

Dancing 'til Dusk - Free Dance in the Park

Date: July 9 – Aug. 29, 2024
Location: Multiple locations in downtown Seattle parks
Cost: Free (except for Aug. 29 fundraiser)

Join us for Dancing ’til Dusk, a series of free dance events in downtown Seattle parks from July 9 to Aug. 29, 2024. Each evening includes a dance lesson during the first hour, followed by music and dancing. Note that the event on Aug. 29 is a fundraiser, but all other dates are free and open to everyone. Come and enjoy the rhythm and joy of dancing in the beautiful outdoor settings of Seattle’s parks!

15. Sandsations Sand Castle Competition

Sandsations Sand Castle Competition

Date: July 10 – 14, 2024
Location: Bolstad Beach Approach, Bolstad Ave. W, Long Beach

Experience the awe-inspiring Sandsations Sand Castle Competition at Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach from July 10 to 14, 2024. Watch as competing teams create incredible sand sculptures along the Pacific Ocean. The event culminates with an awards ceremony on Saturday. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness amazing sand artistry and enjoy a day at the beach for free!

16. Seattle Cuban Dance Fest

Seattle Cuban Dance Fest

Date: July 11 – 14, 2024
Location: Multiple locations in Seattle

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is back from July 11 to 14, 2024, offering an exciting lineup of dance classes and dance parties with live Cuban bands at various locations around Seattle. Attendees can enjoy immersive dance experiences at the University of Washington and groove to the vibrant rhythms of Cuban music at lively dance parties. Additionally, dorm rooms are available for those attending the festival from out of town. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in Cuban dance and music culture right here in Seattle!

17. King County Fair

King County Fair

Date: July 11 – 14, 2024
Location: Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw

The King County Fair returns to the Enumclaw Expo Center from July 11 to 14, 2024, offering a wide array of attractions and activities for all ages. Attendees can enjoy delicious food, refreshing beer and wine, live music, thrilling carnival rides, shopping at vendor booths, entertaining shows, educational demonstrations, and the opportunity to see 4H animals up close. Additionally, don’t miss the exciting rodeo on Friday evening at 6 p.m. It’s a fun-filled event that promises something for everyone!

18. Redmond Derby Days

Redmond Derby Days

Date: July 12 – 13, 2024
Location: Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St., Redmond

Enjoy browsing through craft vendors, experiencing thrilling carnival rides, relaxing at the beer/wine garden, and being entertained by various performances. The event also includes exciting bike races at Marymoor in the evenings, a delicious pancake breakfast on Saturday, a kids’ parade at 10 a.m., and a grand parade at 11 a.m. It’s a weekend of fun and excitement that’s completely free to attend!

19. Salty Sea Days at Everett Street Fair

Salty Sea Days at Everett Street Fair

Date: July 12 – 13, 2024
Location: Colby Avenue (from Everett Avenue to Hewitt Avenue), Everett

Join us for Salty Sea Days at the Everett Street Fair on July 12 and 13, 2024. This lively event on Colby Avenue features live music, a beer garden, and a range of family-friendly activities. Come enjoy the festive atmosphere on Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. It’s a fantastic opportunity to have a great time with friends and family in downtown Everett, and best of all, it’s free for everyone to attend!

20. Ballard SeafoodFest

Ballard SeafoodFest

Date: July 12 – 14, 2024
Location: NW Market St. and Ballard Ave. NW, Ballard, Seattle

Join us at Ballard SeafoodFest from July 12 to 14, 2024, for a celebration of delicious seafood, live music, art, and more in the heart of Ballard. Indulge in a variety of seafood dishes, explore the beer garden, enjoy live music performances, and browse through captivating art displays on NW Market St. and Ballard Ave. NW. Don’t miss the exciting Festi-Bowl skateboarding festival on Saturday at Ballard Commons Park. It’s a weekend of fun and festivities that’s free for everyone to enjoy!

21. West Seattle Summer Fest

West Seattle Summer Fest

Date: July 12 – 14, 2024
Location: West Seattle Junction, 4210 SW Oregon St., Seattle

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of West Seattle Summer Fest from July 12 to 14, 2024, at West Seattle Junction. This neighborhood street fair offers a delightful array of arts and crafts, two stages of live music featuring local talent, delicious local food options, a refreshing beer garden, and a fun-filled kids’ zone. Join us for a weekend of community celebration, entertainment, and family-friendly activities—all for free!

22. Redmond Arts Festival

Redmond Arts Festival

Date: July 12 – 14, 2024
Location: Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. NE, Redmond

Explore the vibrant world of art at the Redmond Arts Festival, happening from July 12 to 14, 2024, at Redmond Town Center. With 60 art booths showcasing a diverse range of artistic creations and live entertainment to captivate your senses, this event promises an enriching experience for art enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Join us for a celebration of creativity and talent, all in a welcoming and accessible environment. Best of all, admission is free for everyone!

23. Kent Cornucopia Days

Kent Cornucopia Days

Date: July 12 – 14, 2024
Location: Town Square Plaza, 115 2nd Ave. N, Kent

Join us for the Kent Cornucopia Days from July 12 to 14, 2024, at Town Square Plaza in Kent. This exciting event features a vibrant street fair with an array of food vendors, a fun-filled kids’ zone, a captivating car show, thrilling dragon boat races, a lively 5K run, and a colorful parade. Admission is free, so bring your family and friends for a fantastic weekend of festivities!

24. SipFest


Date: July 13, 2024 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Location:  Railroad Community Park, 7971 Railroad Ave.

Held in Snoqualmie, this $49 event offers a delightful experience of wine, beer, and food tastings. Tickets can be purchased online. Attendees should bring their own glass and must present a valid ID showing they are 21 or older. Pets are not permitted.

25. Beacon Arts Street Fair

Beacon Arts Street Fair

Date: July 13, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S, Beacon Hill, Seattle

Experience the vibrant and mellow vibes of Beacon Arts Street Fair on July 13, 2024, at El Centro de la Raza in Beacon Hill, Seattle. This neighborhood street fair offers a delightful blend of live music, an art market showcasing local talent, enticing food vendors serving up delicious treats, and engaging family activities. Join us for a day of artistic exploration, community connections, and fun-filled moments—all for free!

26. Children’s Business Fair

Children’s Business Fair

Date: July 13, 2024
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Downtown Park, 16101 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA

Discover the creativity and entrepreneurship of young minds at the Children’s Business Fair on July 13, 2024, at Downtown Park in Redmond. This unique fair features 50 booths showcasing the products and services of young entrepreneurs aged 6 to 15. Explore a variety of offerings including food, art, toys, and more, and support the next generation of business leaders in our community. Don’t miss this inspiring and empowering event—all for free!

27. 206-mile Bike Ride

206-mile Bike Ride

Date: July 13 – 14, 2024

Location: University District (4 miles NE)

Join one of America’s best non-competitive bike rides, the 206-mile Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride. Departing from north of Husky Stadium, this iconic event sees 10,000 participants making the journey south over one or two days.

28. Wedgwood Art Festival

Wedgwood Art Festival

Date: July 13 – 14, 2024

Location: Wedgwood 

Discover a vibrant showcase of Northwest artists, live music, delectable food, a beer garden, and a variety of family entertainment at the neighborhood Wedgwood Art Festival held outdoors at Our Lady of the Lake Church.

29. Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair

July 13 – 14, 2024

Location: Mill Creek

Explore an artist gallery, savor delicious treats from food vendors, enjoy live entertainment on two stages, and unwind at the beer garden. Shuttle service is available from Henry M. Jackson High School’s parking lot.

30. Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

July 13 – 14, 2024

Location: Puyallup

Witness a fascinating array of frogs, snakes, geckos, and exotic creatures at the Pacific Northwest Reptile and Exotic Animal Show. Held at the Washington State Fair Events Center, this event excludes pets and occurs twice a year in January and July.

31. Sundae Runday

Sundae Runday

July 14, 2024

Location: Mount Baker

Participate in Sundae Runday, a fun-filled 5K run or 2-mile walk along park trails and closed roads near Lake Washington. The event includes a kids’ dash, a costume contest, and concludes with a scrumptious ice cream sundae.

32. Georgetown Garden Walk

Georgetown Garden Walk

Date: July 14, 2024, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: e Georgetown branch of the Bank of America at 1112 South Bailey St, Seattle, WA 98108

The Georgetown Garden Walk on July 14th offers a delightful self-guided tour of private gardens and artists’ studios until 5 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required, making it a relaxed and accessible experience for all.

33. Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour

Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour

Date: July 20-21, 2024

Location: Mukilteo 

Experience the Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour on July 20-21, 2024! This self-guided tour features six charming residential gardens adorned with approximately 100 exquisite quilts. It’s a beautiful collaboration between the Mukilteo Way Garden Club and Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters, spanning over 15 years to create this stunning display of nature and artistry.

34. Lakefair


Date: July 17 – 21, 2024

Location: Heritage Park, 5th Ave. SW, Olympia, Washington 98501

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Lakefair at Capital Lake in Olympia, where you can enjoy thrilling carnival rides, indulge in delicious food from various booths, explore unique vendor offerings, be entertained by live performances, catch the excitement of a car show on Friday, join the festive parade on Saturday, and witness spectacular fireworks on Sunday. It’s a lively celebration at Heritage Park in Olympia that promises fun for the whole family, and the best part is, it’s all free!

35. Kla Ha Ya Days

Kla Ha Ya Days

Date: July 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Various locations in Snohomish, Washington

Celebrate the vibrant spirit of Snohomish at Kla Ha Ya Days, a delightful event spread across various locations in the town. From a lively kids’ fair and captivating balloon glow on Friday to a colorful parade and bustling street fair with a tempting beer garden on Saturday, and topped with a thrilling car show on Sunday, this festival has something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, admission is free, making it a fantastic weekend destination.

36. Bite of Seattle

Bite of Seattle

Date: July 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, Washington 98109

Indulge your taste buds at Bite of Seattle, held at the iconic Seattle Center. With a diverse range of culinary delights from more than 250 vendors, engaging cooking demonstrations, delightful wine & beer gardens, and over 65 musical acts. For a more relaxed experience, consider visiting on Friday when the crowds are lighter. Best of all, entry is free, so come and savor the flavors of Seattle!

37. Tour de Terrace

Tour de Terrace

Date: July 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043

Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of Tour de Terrace, a vibrant family festival held at Evergreen Playfield in Mountlake Terrace. This festival is packed with exciting attractions, including a bustling street fair, thrilling carnival rides for all ages, engaging entertainment, a diverse array of food vendors offering delectable treats, a refreshing beer garden, and a captivating parade.

38. Sequim Lavender Festival

Sequim Lavender Festival

Date: July 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Ave., Sequim, Washington

Dive into the delightful world of lavender at the Sequim Lavender Festival, a vibrant celebration of this fragrant herb located at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. Explore farm visits that are mostly free, allowing you to experience the beauty and aroma of lavender fields firsthand. The festival also features a bustling farmer’s market at the Civic Center, showcasing an array of fresh produce and artisanal goods. The Sequim Lavender Festival promises a memorable experience celebrating the beauty and versatility of lavender.

39. Darrington Bluegrass Festival

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

Date: July 19 – 21, 2024

Location: Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, 42501 State Rte 530 NE, Darrington, Washington

Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies of bluegrass music at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival, held at the scenic Darrington Bluegrass Music Park. This three-day event invites music enthusiasts to enjoy outstanding live performances amidst the natural beauty of Darrington. Indulge in the sounds of talented bluegrass artists while exploring the festival grounds and visiting various food vendors offering delectable treats. Children aged 12 and younger can join in the festivities for free, making it a family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. The Darrington Bluegrass Festival promises a harmonious blend of music, nature, and community spirit, creating lasting memories for all who attend.

40. West Seattle Grand Parade

West Seattle Grand Parade

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: California Avenue SW (from Lander Street to Edmunds Street), West Seattle, Washington

Join the vibrant spectacle of the West Seattle Grand Parade, a celebration filled with excitement and community spirit. This lively event features a colorful procession of pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, and captivating pageantry. The parade route stretches along California Avenue SW, from Lander Street to Edmunds Street, showcasing the diverse talents and creativity of participants. Before the parade kicks off, witness the energetic Float Dodger 5K, adding an extra layer of fun and activity to the festivities. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of joyous celebrations, memorable performances, and the unique charm of West Seattle’s Grand Parade.

41. SummerFest


Date: July 20, 2024

Location: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood, Washington

Description: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of SummerFest, a lively celebration featuring an array of activities and entertainment. The festival boasts a delightful lineup including food trucks offering delectable treats, a refreshing beer garden, captivating live music performances, international dancers showcasing diverse cultures, and a showcase of classic cars until 5 p.m. As the evening unfolds, get ready for an enchanting spectacle with a drone show, mesmerizing fire dancers at 9 p.m., and a charming balloon glow at 9:30 p.m., creating a magical ambiance at Fort Steilacoom Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a day filled with fun, excitement, and community spirit—all for free!

42. Bark by the Bay

Bark by the Bay

Date: July 20, 2024

Location: Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Drive W, University Place, Washington

Description: Get ready for a day of canine fun and excitement at Bark by the Bay, a fantastic event packed with activities and entertainment for dogs and their owners. With a range of dog-friendly activities, games, an engaging art project, treat hunting, and a variety of vendors and food trucks, there’s something for every furry friend to enjoy. The event also features live demonstrations, off-leash zones for playful romps, a lively parade at noon, and an entertaining costume contest at 1 p.m. All this and more awaits you at Chambers Creek Regional Park for just $10 per vehicle—an unforgettable experience for dog lovers and their beloved pets.

43. Bon Odori Festival

Bon Odori Festival

Date: July 20 – 21, 2024

Location: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 South Main St., Seattle, Washington

Join in the cultural festivities of the Bon Odori Festival, a celebration steeped in tradition and heritage. Experience the vibrant folk dancing starting at 4 p.m., resonating Taiko drum performances, captivating martial arts displays, and the soothing ambiance of a beer garden. Explore Japanese culture through a variety of food options, crafts, and a thrift store offering unique finds. Held at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, this festival promises a delightful immersion into Japanese arts, cuisine, and customs—an enriching experience for all attendees.

44. Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

Date: July 20 – 21, 2024 (a few events Fri.)

Location: Vashon Village, 17205 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, Washington

Dive into the festivities of the Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, a beloved annual event featuring a delightful array of attractions and entertainment. The festival offers live music performances, a refreshing beverage garden, thrilling carnival rides, and an exciting lineup of vendors showcasing their wares. Accessible via shuttle bus from ferry boats for $2 cash each way, the main stage at Vashon Village sets the scene for a weekend of family-friendly fun, making it a must-visit destination on Vashon Island—free for all to enjoy!

45. Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

Date: July 20 – 21, 2024

Location: Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, Washington

Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of art at the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival. With over 150 talented artists showcasing their work, this event offers a unique opportunity to shop for exquisite artworks across various mediums. Enjoy the ambiance with live music performances adding to the creative atmosphere. Delight your taste buds with a diverse selection of food options available for purchase, and don’t miss out on the fun-filled kids’ corner offering engaging activities for young art enthusiasts. Join us at Sehmel Homestead Park for a weekend of artistic inspiration and community enjoyment.

46. Slug Fest

Slug Fest

Date: July 20 – 21, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Location: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville, Washington

Embrace the quirky charm of Slug Fest, a unique celebration dedicated to Washington’s slimy slugs. Dive into a world of fun with human slug races, intriguing slug talks, fascinating displays featuring these curious creatures, and engaging kids’ crafts designed to spark creativity and curiosity. Held at the scenic Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Slug Fest offers a one-of-a-kind experience for nature enthusiasts of all ages, blending entertainment with education in a delightful outdoor setting.

47. Chinatown Seafair Parade

Chinatown Seafair Parade

Date: July 21, 2024 (7 to 9 p.m.)

Location: Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle, Washington

Experience the cultural richness of the Chinatown Seafair Parade, a dazzling spectacle of traditional performances and vibrant displays. Witness captivating lion and dragon dances, breathtaking martial arts demonstrations, and the graceful movements of the Chinese Girls Drill Team as they weave through the streets of the International District. The parade route passes by the picturesque Hing Hay Park, offering spectators a front-row view of this colorful celebration. 

48. Art on the Ave

Art on the Ave

Date: July 21, 2024 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Location: 6th Avenue in Tacoma (from Cedar to Trafton), Tacoma, Washington

From Cedar to Trafton, immerse yourself in a diverse showcase of artworks by talented local artists, each piece reflecting the unique flair of Tacoma’s artistic community. Groove to live music performances that set the perfect ambiance, indulge in delectable offerings from food vendors and beer gardens, and let your imagination run wild in the engaging kids’ zone filled with fun activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the dynamic art scene of Tacoma in all its glory!

49. Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair

Date: July 26 – 28, 2024

Location: Bellevue Arts Museum, 600 100th Place NE, Bellevue, Washington

Description: Get ready for one of America’s top art fairs right here in Bellevue! The Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is a celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a curated selection of 300 artists showcasing their finest works. From paintings to sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and more, explore a diverse range of artistic expressions in the scenic setting of Bellevue Square’s west parking garage. 

50. Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Location: Downtown Seattle – 4th Ave

Experience the excitement and cultural richness of the Pacific Northwest at the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade! Taking place in Downtown Seattle along 4th Ave, this vibrant parade is a fantastic family-friendly activity that celebrates the diversity and traditions of the region. With over 100 entries, the parade features a delightful array of performances and displays. From dynamic dragon dancers to precision drill teams, lively marching bands, and majestic prancing horses, the Torchlight Parade offers a captivating spectacle that will keep you entertained from start to finish.

51. Taste of the Valley

Taste of the Valley

Date: July 27, 2024

Location: Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience at Taste of the Valley, where live music sets the ambiance while food trucks offer a variety of delectable treats. This tasting event is not just about food but also features a selection of wine, spirits, cider, and beer, allowing guests to savor a range of flavors and beverages in a beautiful outdoor setting at Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Taste of the Valley provides an opportunity to discover local flavors, relax with friends and family, and appreciate the culinary talents showcased by food vendors and beverage artisans. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking for a fun weekend activity, this event in Maple Valley promises a memorable experience for all taste buds. 

52. Arab Festival

Arab Festival

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024 ( Events onstage begin at 2 p.m.)

Location: Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the Arab world at the Arab Festival held at the Seattle Center Armory. This vibrant event celebrates Arab heritage through captivating music, mesmerizing dance performances, flavorful traditional cuisine, and engaging children’s activities. Visitors can enjoy a diverse range of experiences, from listening to enchanting Arab melodies to savoring authentic Arab dishes prepared by talented chefs. The festival also offers opportunities for cultural exchange, exploration of arts and crafts, and a glimpse into the lively spirit of Arab communities.

53. Vegan Street Fair

Vegan Street Fair

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024

Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave. NW in Seattle

Dive into the world of plant-based delights at the national Vegan Street Fair held at Ballard Commons Park. This event brings together local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors, offering bite-sized portions of vegan eats priced at $4 each. Whether you’re a committed vegan or curious about plant-based cuisine, the fair provides an array of tantalizing options to sample and enjoy. From innovative vegan dishes to classic favorites reimagined without animal products, the fair celebrates the creativity and diversity of vegan cooking in a lively outdoor setting.

54. Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024

Location: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St. in Seattle

Discover the charm of handmade goods and artisanal creations at the Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show held at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. This craft show features a curated selection of handcrafted items including clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and more. Attendees can browse through unique offerings from talented local artists and makers, finding one-of-a-kind treasures while supporting independent artisans. The event offers a vibrant marketplace for craft enthusiasts and a delightful shopping experience in a welcoming community atmosphere.

55. Ananda Mela – Festival of India

Ananda Mela - Festival of India

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024

Location: Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St. in Redmond

Experience the vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of India at Ananda Mela, the Festival of India held at the Redmond City Hall Campus. This lively festival attracts around 20,000 attendees, offering a diverse showcase of Indian music, dance performances, traditional games, delectable cuisine, art displays, and shopping opportunities. Visitors can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere, enjoying cultural performances, trying authentic Indian dishes, exploring arts and crafts, and engaging in family-friendly activities.

56. Renton River Days

Renton River Days

Date: July 26 – 28, 2024

Liberty Park & Cedar River Park, 1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057 in Renton

Dive into a weekend of family-friendly fun at Renton River Days, a lively celebration featuring a diverse range of activities. From tantalizing food vendors and a relaxing beer & wine garden to captivating entertainment and a bustling children’s zone, the festival offers something for everyone. Highlights include a pub crawl, a thrilling drone show, a pancake breakfast & fun run, a vibrant parade, and a showcase of German cars. Liberty Park and Cedar River Park, ensuring seamless access to all the festivities. Renton River Days is a fantastic way to enjoy summer days by the river, filled with entertainment and community spirit, all offered for free.

57. Mosaic – Tacoma Art & Culture Festival

Mosaic - Tacoma Art & Culture Festival

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024 (12 to 7 p.m.)

Location: Wright Park, 501 S I St. in Tacoma

Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene of Tacoma at Mosaic, a dynamic festival celebrating creativity and community. With two entertainment stages, arts & crafts booths, delectable food vendors, engaging family activities, and a lively beer garden, Mosaic promises a memorable experience for all ages. Visitors can enjoy a diverse lineup of performances, discover unique artworks, indulge in delicious cuisines, and participate in interactive workshops. Held in the picturesque setting of Wright Park, Mosaic invites everyone to explore, create, and connect in a festive atmosphere that celebrates Tacoma’s rich cultural heritage. Admission to Mosaic is free, offering an accessible and enriching cultural experience for the community.

58. Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Date: July 27 – 28, 2024

Location: Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE in Enumclaw

Step into a world of Scottish heritage and traditions at the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, a vibrant event showcasing the best of Scottish culture. From thrilling athletic competitions to captivating pipe bands, Celtic music, and Scottish dancers, the festival offers a lively celebration of Scottish heritage. Attendees can enjoy Scottish farm animals, savor traditional Scottish food and drink, explore a variety of vendors offering Scottish-themed goods, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the Highland Games. The festival is held at the Enumclaw Expo Center and welcomes visitors to experience the excitement of Scottish festivities, including Friday evening’s free events. Please note that pets are not allowed at the festival.

59. Beat Masters Beat Battle

Beat Masters Beat Battle

Date: July 28, 2024 (2 to 7 p.m.)

Location: Westlake Park, 401 Pine St. in Seattle

Get ready to experience the energy of the Beat Masters Beat Battle, where 16 talented producers will compete for a chance to win a $1000 prize. The event, held at Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle, promises an electrifying showcase of hip-hop talent as participants go head-to-head in creating beats that captivate and inspire. Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop music or simply looking for an exciting Sunday afternoon, the Beat Masters Beat Battle offers a free and entertaining experience for all.

60. Pista sa Nayon

Pista sa Nayon

Date: July 28, 2024 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Location: Seward Park Amphitheater, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S in Seattle

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Philippines at Pista sa Nayon, a delightful festival offering a wide array of experiences. Held at Seward Park Amphitheater in Seattle, this event features an abundance of Filipino cuisine, lively entertainment showcasing traditional music and dance, arts and crafts booths displaying intricate creations, and engaging children’s games for a day of family-friendly fun. Explore the rich heritage and hospitality of the Philippines right in the heart of Seattle. Admission to Pista sa Nayon is free, making it a must-visit for anyone eager to celebrate Filipino culture.

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