Fairs and Festivals (August)

Anacortes Arts Festival: A celebration of the arts with live entertainment, arts exhibits and food, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 to 5. Anacortes; 360-293-6211, www.anacortesartsfestival.com.

Monroe Summerfest: Outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live entertainment, Shakespeare in the Park, food, crafts, vendors, children’s activities, biathalon, 9 a.m. to dusk Aug. 4. Lake Tye Park, Monroe; 360-794-5488, www.monroesummerfest.org.

Stanwood-Camano community fair and parade: An old-fashioned fair with live entertainment, animal exhibits, antique farm equipment, food and home arts, children’s activities and fair food, Aug. 3 to 5. Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 64th Street and Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; 360-629-4121, www.stanwoodcamanofair.com.

Seafair hydroplane races and air show: Seattle’s annual hydroplane races and air show on Lake Washington, Aug. 3 to 5. Stan Sayres Pit Area near Genesse Park, Seattle; 206-728-0123, www.seafair.com.

SeaScare and Porchlight Parade: Annual event features sea-related entertainment, carnival, children’s activities, parade and movie, Aug. 8. Begins at Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road, Brier; 206-419-7013, www.ci.brier.wa.us/seascare.

Skagit County Fair: The Skagit Valley’s annual county fair features a rodeo, carnival, entertainment and exhibits, Aug. 8 to 11. Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon; 360-336-9453,www.skagitcounty.net.

Cambodian Cultural Heritage Celebration: Aug. 11, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; 206-684-7200, www.seattlecenter.cm.

Homegrown Festival: Downtown Marysville merchants celebrate the arts with arts and crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11. Third Avenue, Marysville; 360-658-0246.

Taste of Edmonds: Plenty of food, live entertainment, beer gardens, wine tastings, children’s activities and contests, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, $3. Civic Playfield, Sixth and Bell streets, Edmonds; 425-670-9112, www.edmondswa.com.

Coupeville Arts &Crafts Festival: Local artists with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, food, Aug. 10 to 12, art show and wine tasting 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10. Coupeville and surrounding area, Whidbey Island; 360-678-5116, www.coupevilleartsandcraftsfestival.org.

Stillaguamish Festival of the River: Environmental and cultural festival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11. River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington; 360-435-2755, ext. 22, www.stillaguamish.com.

Northwest Washington Fair: An old-fashioned county fair with animal exhibits, live entertainment, children’s activities, food and competition, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 13 to 18. Lynden Fairgrounds, Lynden; www.nwwafair.com.

Island County Fair: Island county’s annual summer fair, live entertainment and children’s activities, midway, Aug. 16 to 19. Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley; www.islandcountyfair.com.

National Lentil Festival: The 19th annual event features a street dance, games, arts and crafts, cook-off, food, live music, 5K fun run, pancake breakfast, two parades, Aug. 17 and 18. Pullman; 800-365-6948, www.lentilfest.com.

Fresh Paint: Festival of artists at work, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19. Everett Marina promenade, Everett; 425-257-7380, www.freshpaint.org.

Cascade Days: Parade, car show, racing, chili cook-off, soap box derby, children’s events, Aug. 18 and 19. Concrete; 360-853-7042, www.cascadedays.com.

Best of Marymoor: A festival to celebrate the arts with food, music, children’s activities, recreation and community, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 to 19; $1 parking. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond; www.bestnwcrafts.com.

BrasilFest: Celebration of Brazilian culture and tradition, arts and crafts, live music and dance, and children’s activities, Aug. 19. Seattle Center; www.brasilfest.com.

Evergreen State Fair: A family fair with equestrian events, including rodeo and draft horse show, carnival, auto races, pig races, lumber jack show, Indian dancing and live music with grandstand entertainment, Aug. 23 to Sept. 3. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 425-388-3200, www.evergreenfair.org.

Federal Way’s Festival Days: Carnival, arts and crafts, vendors, parade, 5K run/walk, car show, helicopter rides, 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Various locations, Federal Way; 253-237-0386, www.festivaldays.org.

Monroe Fair Days Parade: The city of Monroe celebrates the opening of the Evergreen State Fair with a parade, 11 a.m. Aug. 25. On Main street, from 179th to Blakely streets, Monroe; 360-794-5488.

TibetFest: Celebration of Tibetan arts and culture, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities and food, Aug. 25 and 26. Seattle Center; www.seattlecenter.com.

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