Local Events! Capitol Hill Block Party, Mushroom Fest & Dragon Boat Races!

dragon boat festLOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 23-26, 2015
 
 
GIG HARBOR WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
THU-SAT Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival has a “Sip and Stroll” on Thursday; winemaker dinners on Friday; and a Grand Tasting, classes, and after-party on Saturday.
 
SEATTLE NIGHT BIKE RIDE
FRI The 15-mile Seattle Night Ride starts at Gas Works Park, visits Myrtle Edwards Park, and ends in a party at Peddler Brewing with a food truck, beverages, and an outdoor screening of Tour de France. Minors OK.
 
SEATTLE WINE AT THE ZOO
FRI Bring a glass and ID to taste boutique wines from 30 wineries on the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo at Tasting Flight, which includes animal encounters and live music. VIP ticket includes glass and buffet.
 
SEATTLE ALL-MALE PARODY OF 50 SHADES
FRI-SAT Watch ribald comedy and ripped abs at the Western-themed revue 50 Bales of Hay parodying 50 Shades of Grey at the Triple Door. 
 
PORT TOWNSEND JAZZ
FRI-SAT Jazz Port Townsend is held at Fort Worden State Park.
 
CAPITOL HILL ROCK CONCERT
FRI-SUN Capitol Hill Block Party is a three-day music festival with 100 bands, DJs, craft booths, and food trucks.
 
BELLEVUE ART FAIR
FRI-SUN Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s biggest and best. Find inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art in the covered parking garage, west side ofBellevue Square and the Bellevue Arts Museum. Free.
 
RENTON RIVER DAYS
FRI-SUN Renton River Days features arts and crafts, a parade at 10 a.m. Sat., food vendors, entertainment, and kids’ activities in Liberty Park. Free.
 
KENT HELLO KITTY SHOW
FRI-SUN Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival features live stage performances, dancing, interactive exhibits, and photo opportunities at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
 
PUYALLUP VINTAGE CAR SHOW
FRI-SUN See 2,500 custom, classic, and muscle cars and trucks plus hot rods at the Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Puyallup fairgrounds.
 
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE TOUR DE TERRACE
FRI-SUN Parade including Seafair Pirates, car show, carnival, entertainment, and street festivalat Evergreen Playfield in Mountlake Terrace.
 
SEATTLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
SAT Seattle Dragon Boat Festival has entertainment, kids’ activities, food, vendors, and exciting dragon boat races at South Lake Union Park. Free.
 
SEATTLE TORCHLIGHT PARADE
SAT Colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates fill 4th Avenue during the Seafair Torchlight Parade. Attend the pre-parade FanFest at Seattle Center to see exhibits, view floats, and meetparticipants. Free.
 
SHORELINE SOLAR FESTIVAL
SAT Shoreline Community College hosts the Northwest SolarFest 2015, a renewable energy and sustainable living fair. Hear live music and see 60 exhibitors and vendors, plus electric vehicles. Free.
 
SHORELINE AFRICAN SHOW
SAT Cultural Heritage is an evening of traditional dance, drumming, poetry, and live band music in Shoreline.
 
KIRKLAND RUN FOR FROZEN YOGURT
SAT That’s right, you get a cup of frozen yogurt with toppings after you run or walk the FroYo 5k/10K at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland.
 
ALKI POINT ART FAIR
SAT-SUN Alki Art Fair draws 10,000 visitors to browse arts and crafts, and to hear live music near the beach. Free.
 
ENUMCLAW SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering is an athletic competition that also has colorful pipe bands, Scottish food and drink, and vendors, at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. No pets.
 
LACEY MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Enjoy mushroom hors d’oeuvres, cooking demos, a kids’ zone, wine/beer tent, music, and a glowing 5K run or ½ mile kids run Fri. at Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival, Lacey.
 
TACOMA ETHNIC FEST
SAT-SUN Music, dance, art and food from around the world at Wright Park.
 
SEWARD PARK FILIPINO FESTIVAL
SUN Pista sa Nayon has food, entertainment, arts & crafts booths, and children’s games in Seward Park. Free.
 
BELLEVUE CHOCOLATE EVENT
SUN Taste artisan and gourmet chocolates and confections from vendors at Seattle Chocolate Salon at Embassy Suites in Bellevue.
 
KIRKLAND CLASSIC CAR SHOW
SUN See 400 classic cars and motorcycles with a beer garden and music at Kirkland Classic Car Show. Free.
 
KITSAP COUNTY BIKE RIDE
SUN Take your bike on the Bremerton Ferry, and then cruise 10 to 100 rural miles in Tour de Kitsap. (If you prefer, you can start in Kingston or Silverdale.)
 
SEATTLE DINNER SHOW AT TEATRO ZINZANNI
FRI-SEPT 13th  Return of Chaos is an aerial and acrobatic cirque show performed around you as you enjoy a full five-course dinner, at Teatro ZinZanni north of Seattle Center. 
 
TILLICUM VILLAGE CRUISE & SALMON BAKE
NOW -SEP 27th  Tillicum Village Salmon Bake and Cruise includes a 45-minute boat ride to Blake Island, a salmon buffet, and Indian dancing. Departs near the aquarium due to construction. 
 
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
·         Paper Towns
·         Pixels
·         Southpaw
·         The Vatican Tapes
·         Samba
·         Unexpected
·         Big Significant Things
·         Phoenix
 

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