2013 fairs and festivals
Herald file photo 2010
Drummers from the Fabric of Life Drum Circle play together for an audience on the family stage at the Edmonds Waterfront Festival in 2010. The event is May 31 to June 2 this year.
Herald file photo 2011
Riley Collins, 5, dressed as a pirate for the Marysville Strawberry Festival children's parade in Marysville in 2011. Most festival events are from June 13 to 16 this year.
Herald file photo 2011
Jewel, a great Dane, gets a back rub from Greg Moore, inventor of the FurIzzy, a dog massage tool, as Kitten, another great Dane, looks on at Poochapalooza at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park in Marysville in 2011. This year, Poochapalooza will be on July 13.
Herald file photo 2009
Grace Bolstad, 4, enjoys some lemonade at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in 2009. The festival is Sept. 6 to 8 this year.
Penn Cove Water Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, Coupeville Waterfront; tribal canoe races, fine arts exhibits, children's activities, arts and crafts, music and storytelling; free; www.penncovewaterfestival.com.
Chinese Culture and Arts Festival: May 18, Center House, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; folk dances, musicians and other performances, arts and crafts, food and games; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com.
Paine Field Aviation Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at Paine Field; Fire Fighters Fly Day 5K at 8 a.m. for runners, 8:10 a.m. for walkers; at Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; helicopter and biplane rides available for additional cost; free parking and shuttle service; $10 admission for adults, 17 and younger free; www.visitpainefield.com.
Northwest Folklife Festival: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Monday, May 24 to 27, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; rain-or-shine event; live music, arts and crafts, dance demonstrations, art displays; free; 206-684-7300; www.nwfolklifefestival.org.
Cruzin' to Colby: May 26 and 27 on Colby Avenue from Pacific to Everett avenues, and on Hewitt from Hoyt to Oakes; 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Show 'N' Shine, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; stage entertainment, cruise and show, free for spectators; public dance with live music, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday; www.seattlerod-tiques.com.
Sasquatch Music Festival: The Gorge Amphitheatre, May 24 to 27; check website for ticket availability; www.sasquatchfestival.com.
Edmonds Waterfront Festival: 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31 to June 2, Port of Edmonds Marina; children's activities, arts and crafts, music, beer garden, classic yacht show; $3 admission, free for ages 10 and younger; 425-771-1744; www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.
Anacortes Waterfront Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1 and 2, Cap Sante Boat Haven, 1019 Q Ave.; boat rides, boat and classic car show, swap meet and family activities; free; 360-293-3832; www.anacortes.org.
Sorticulture, Everett's Garden Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7 to 9 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; garden art, kids' activities and gardening tips; free; www.enjoyeverett.org.
Tastin' and Racin' Festival: Not happening in 2013.
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8 and 9, Center House and Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; cultural exhibits, live performances, food and games; free; 206-684-7200; www. seattlecenter.com.
Marysville Strawberry Festival: most activities are June 13 to 16, sites include Marysville Middle School, 4923 67th St. NE; and Asbery Field, Sixth Street and Alder Avenue; live entertainment; activity costs vary, festival admission free; 360-659-7664; www.maryfest.com.
- Carnival, June 13 to 16, Marysville Middle School.
- Market in the Park, 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 14 to 16; Asbery Field.
- Children's parade 6 p.m., grand parade 7:45 p.m., June 15; grand parade starts at 76th and State, proceeds south to Third Street, then east to Alder Street.
- Fireworks, about 10 p.m. June 15; view from State Avenue.
Iranian Festival: June 29, Center House, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; cultural lectures, Iranian tea house, dance party, poetry, puppet shows and face painting; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com, www.iaca-seattle.org.
Biringer Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 and 16, 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; trolley rides to U-pick strawberry fields, animals, inflatable children's slide; pony rides on Saturday; free admission; 425-259-0255; www.biringerfarm.com.
Bothell LiveArts Festival: June 29 and 30, at Cascadia Community College and UW Bothell campus, 18345 Campus Way NE; artist booths, family activities; free admission and parking; 425-488-2787; bothell artscouncil.org/liveartsfestival.html.
Shoreline Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29 and 30, Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. NE; live music, stage entertainment, juried art shows; free; www.shorelinearts.net.
Skandia Midsommarfest: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 30 at St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore; a summer solstice festival with music and dance, kids' activities, food and crafts; pole-raising ceremony at 2:30 p.m.; www.skandia-folkdance. org.
Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 30, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St.; music, art and activities; 32 restaurant booths and more than 20 food product companies; free admission; 425-295-3262; www.tasteoftacoma.com.
Festival Sundiata: June 15 to 16, Seattle Center and Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.; celebration of African-American music and dance, including African dance workshop and traditional drumming rhythm lessons; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com.
Smokey Point Carnival: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 27 to 30 at Smokey Point on the Airport, 172nd St. NE and 51st Ave. NE; tickets for entry and unlimited ride wristbands $15 at Smokey Point Walmart, $19 at door; 425-508-0435; www.arlington-smokeypointchamber.com.
Arlington Street Fair: July 13 to 15, www.arlingtonwa.org.
Seafair: Tickets at www.seafair.com, details at 206-728-0123.
- Seafair Pirates landing, approximately noon July 6, Alki Beach; free.
- Seafair Milk Carton Derby, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13, Green Lake.
- Michelob Ultra Seafair Torchlight Run/Walk, July 27, starting and finishing at the Seattle Center; post-race celebration at the Seattle Center; $25 in advance, $30 after July 5.
- Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade, 7:30 July 27 in downtown Seattle.
- Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon and Kids Triathlon, adult triathlon at 6:30 a.m., kids at 10:30 a.m. July 21.
- Seafair Torchlight Spectacular, July 27; Seattle Center.
Poochapalooza: The sixth annual Marysville outdoor dog event: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13, Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville; "Fashions and Rescues" runway show, flying disk championship, dog dancing demonstration, "Best Kisser," "Best Costume," "Wackiest Pet Trick" and dog's pie-eating contests; pet vendors and rescue booths; $5 entry donation includes goody bag to first 400 people; 360-651-0633; www.poochapalooza.org.
Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13 and 14 on Mill Creek Blvd.; live entertainment, Kids' Korner, arts and crafts; main stage and beer garden open until 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday; free shuttle available from Jackson High School; www.millcreekfestival.com.
Art by the Bay: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; concerts, fine arts, garden art; free admission and parking; www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com.
Washington Brewer's Festival: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14 to 16 at Marymoor Park in Redmond; open to ages 21 and older on Friday, all ages Saturday and Sunday; live music, nearly 200 beers on tap, kids playground, craft market and root beer garden; admission $15 Friday and $20 to $25 Saturday and Sunday, with $5 designated driver admission available at door; free to ages younger than 21 accompanied by parent; www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest.
Kla Ha Ya Days: 5 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, 3 p.m. to dusk Thursday, 11 a.m. to dusk Friday, 8 a.m. to dusk Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17 to 21; free; 425-493-7824; www.klahayadays.com.
ARTSplash: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 19 to 21, ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave., Edmonds; art in various media on display and demonstrations; free; 425-774-6049; www.art splash-edmonds.com.
Sultan Summer Shindig: 10 a.m. July 12 at River Park, Sultan; street fair, parade, live music and more; www.ci.sultan.wa.us.
The Bite of Seattle: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 21, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 425-295-3262; www.comcastbiteofseattle.com.
Sequim Lavender Festival: Tours of various lavender farms July 19 to 21; www.lavenderfestival.com.
Biringer Farm Raspberry Fest and Jam Contest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; 425-259-0255; www.biringerfarm.com.
Loganberry Festival: July 27 and 28, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; equestrian demonstrations, pie-eating contests, chalk art and other family entertainment, galleries, wine and beer tasting; free admission; 360-678-7700; www. greenbankfarm.com.
Edmonds in Bloom: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at a variety of private gardens; tickets are $15 and will be sold at local businesses and online; 425-771-5731; www.edmondsinbloom.com.
52nd annual Aquafest: July 26 to 28, mostly in downtown Lake Stevens along Main Street; parade, carnival, fireworks and other events; festival information, map and directions available online; 425-397-2344: www.aquafest.org.
Tour de Terrace Festival: noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to 28 at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W.; carnival, live entertainment, beer garden, arts, crafts and food booths; www.tourdeterrace.org.
- Parade at 7 p.m. Friday; starts on 234th Street SW and ends at Evergreen Playfield; map available online.
- Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday; $5.
- Car show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, entry fee $15.
- 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. for runners, 8:45 a.m. for walkers; $25 adults, $20 students ages 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and younger.
Bryant Blueberry Farm Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27 at 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington; berry picking 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; face-painting, pony and wagon rides from noon to 3 p.m.; 425-259-0255; www.bryantblueberries.com.
Seafair Fleet Week: Seafair welcomes the Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian navy, July 31 to Aug. 4, Seattle waterfront; www.seafair.com for more information.
Seafair Weekend: Features Albert Lee Cup and Boeing Air Show, Aug. 2 to 4; $10 to $25; Genesee Park at Lake Washington. Go to www.seafair.com for more information.
Mukilteo Waterfront Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo; live entertainment, art booths and food; vendor proceeds go to high school scholarship fund; free admission with free parking available; 425-423-0450; www.mukilteoarts.org.
Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 to 4; carnival 11 a.m. to midnight, Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; youth agriculture exhibits and competitions, live entertainment; free parking available at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW; free shuttle every 15 minutes during fair hours; admission $7 to $10 daily, free for ages 5 and younger; carnival passes $20 at fair office or at Community Coastal Bank branches in Stanwood and Camano Island through Aug. 2, $28 at gate; 360-629-4121; www.stanwoodcamanofair.org.
Index Arts Festival: Aug. 3 at 503 Ave. A, Index; free, parking is limited; 360-793-4162; www. indexartsfestival.org.
BrasilFest: Aug. 18, Fisher Pavilion, Center House and Mural Ampitheatre, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; music, dance and other performances; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com, www.brasilfest.com.
Taste of Edmonds: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 to 11. All events will be held at Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; food and drink vendors, live music and kids' activities; admission is $4 for adults and teens, free for children age 12 and younger; free parking and shuttle at Edmonds-Woodway High School at 212 Street SW and 76th Avenue W.; shuttle runs every 15 minutes; 425-776-6711; www.ataste ofedmonds.org.
Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow: Starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 and 11 at River Meadows Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington; entertainment, powwow, children's activities; free; www.stillaguamish.nsn.us/festival.htm.
Island County Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m Sunday, Aug. 15 to 18, 819 Camano Ave., Langley; 4-H activities, art displays; $5 and $8 daily, $15 and $20 four-day passes, free for ages 5 and younger; 360-221-4677; www.islandcountyfair.com.
Eighth annual Bluegrass and Folk Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Red Cup Cafe and Courtyard, 619 Fourth Street, Mukilteo; musicians and bands performing traditional and contemporary bluegrass and folk music; free; 425-423-0450.
Everett Craft Beer Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 on Hoyt and Hewitt avenues in downtown Everett; beers from Washington state breweries, live music and food; tickets $15; $5 admission for designated drivers; www.washingtonbeer.com.
Cascade Days: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18 in downtown Concrete; parade at 11 a.m. Saturday; www. cascadedays.com.
Fresh Paint: Art fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Drive; www.freshpaintfestival.com.
Evergreen State Fair: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Aug. 22 to Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; arts and crafts, animal barns, carnival, concerts; $7 for adults in advance; $10 at gate; $5 seniors and youth in advance; $7 at gate, free for ages 5 and younger and 90 and older; $8 to $10 one-day parking; www.evergreenfair.org.
Tibet Fest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, Center House and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; group dance, music and visual arts; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com.
42nd annual Bumbershoot: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com; www.bumbershoot.org.
Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 6 to 22, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW; animals, contests, carnival, live entertainment; rodeo Sept. 6 to 8, separate admission; general fair admission $9 and $12.50, free for ages 5 and younger; separate concert fees; additional parking fee; 253-841-5045; www.thefair.com.
Puget Sound Bird Fest: Sept. 6 to 8, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Guided field trips to other sites; free general admission; opening reception Friday at Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street; 425-771-0227; www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org.
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival: Sept. 8, Center House, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; music, arts, commemorative lei workshop, food; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com, www.seattlelive alohafestival.com.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: Sept. 6 to 8, Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo; 425-353-5516; www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.
Garden Treasures Corn and Salsa Roast Festival: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 7 at 3328 Highway 530, Arlington; organic vegetables and local sweet corn at multifarm stand; 360-435-9272; www.arlingtongardentreasures.com.
Pioneer Days: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, Stillaguamish Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington; try old-fashioned water pump, toys and butter churner, wool spinning; 360-435-7289; www.stillymuseum.org.
Seattle Fiestas Patrias: Sept. 14 and 15, Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; live mariachi music, children's soccer clinic, visual arts, food and games; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com.
Italian Festival: Sept. 28 to 29, Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.; grape-stomping contest, pizza tossing, cooking demonstrations, historical photo exhibit and 32-team bocce tournament; free; 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com; www.festaseattle.com.
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