Picture taken by John Catalano
Events in the Seattle area are always so much fun! However, most people seem to find their favorites and forget about the rest of the amazing events that are held. We thought we would share with you a list of some great activities that you can do to enjoy the rest of your summer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
With July winding down and August upon us there are many festivals, shows and concerts still to see this summer! Some of them include:
Seafair, hydroplane races and air show: This starts July 29th, with a Parade of ships in Elliot bay. On the 30th of July through the 2nd of August, you and your little ones, ages 8 and older wearing flat heeled shoes, can get ship tours around the Seattle waterfront for free!! With August 1st-2nd being the final days of this event, having the actual races and an air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angles and Patriots Jet Team! Music, food, and vendors are to be found around Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle, at a cost of $10-$45.
Seattle Art Fair: This is a new event this year and is being held at Century Link Field July 30th till August 2nd, with discounted tickets for $10. With art from over 60 top galleries from around the world being showcased, this is one new event you won’t want to miss! If that isn’t enough art for you, on August 1st there is the Index Arts Festival located in Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave from 10am-10pm with Music, food, vendors, and a beer garden!
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire: From August 1st through the 16th out at Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake, Pierce County, you can enjoy jousting shows, country music, dancing, games and puppet shows. There will also be fun renaissance inspired food and vendors!
From Hiroshima to Hope: August 6th of this year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With live speakers and musical performances, followed by floating candlelit lanterns being lit over Green Lake at dusk, 6 p.m. on the northwest shore near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle, this is an event to not forget!
Kirkland Summerfest: From August 7th-8th at the Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland, you can find music, art, and food vendors gracing the water’s edge at the Kirkland Summerfest.
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Dunnton Abbey: This Edwardian garden party is on August 8th, featuring vintage cars, lunch, croquet, and music. The event is from noon -4 p.m. at Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; and is $50.
Snoqualmie Railroad Days: On August 14th-16th, come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Snoqualmie Depot with steam-train rides, pancake breakfast, and entertainment in downtown Snoqualmie from 4-9pm August 14th, 9am–9pm August 15th, and finally 9am–4pm August 16th.
All of these events are just at the beginning of August! For more events around the Sound please go to the following websites or google search “Seattle events August 2015”: