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Spring, Summer Festivals 2012

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We have compiled a list of festivals in Seattle Area for you to enjoy and
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4th of July at Lake Union

It is one of the best shows in Seattle. It is fun for the whole family and it's

Where: Lake Union 

When: July 4 

How much: Free

ArtWalk Issaquah - JUNE 1, JULY 6, AUG. 3, SEPT. 7

Live music, hands-on art projects, art displays, 5-8 p.m. on first Fridays
through September, downtown Issaquah

Call : 425-391-1112

Website: http://www.downtownissaquah.com

Bite of Seattle

Bite of Seattle is Seattle''s Northwest''s premier food festival. Here you can
enjoy food samplings from over 60 restaurants and also enjoy wine tastings,
"green bites," and other samplings. Most vendors will be offering smaller "Just
a Bite" portions for a lower price, so that you can sample more variety.

Where: Seattle Center

When: July 

How much: Free admission.

Site: http://comcastbiteofseattle.com/

Colman Pool - JUNE 30-SEPT. 16

Outdoor saltwater pool scheduled to open for the season after major
reconstruction, daily June 30-Sept. 3 and Sept. 8-9, 15-16,

Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75

Call: 206-684-7494

Website: www.seattle.gov/parks

Chinatown-International District Summer Festival

It is the largest Pan-Asian American street-fair in the Pacific Northwest. The
Chinatown International District Summer Festival has been a community event
since 1975. Held annually on the second weekend of July. This annual two-day
event includes kids & family activities, cultural dances, musical performance,
karaoke contest, and over 100 booths featuring arts & crafts, local business,
community organizations and much more!

Where: International District - Seattle 

When: July 

How much: Free 

Site: http://www.cidbia.org/events

Capitol Hill Block Party

The annual summer music festival for which the whole blocks of the Hill shut
down and stages are set up. You will see live

performances by some of Seattle''s best young rock bands

Where: Capitol Hill  

When: July 

Site: http://capitolhillblockparty.com/

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

Entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, kids'' activities and rides, beer
garden, classic yacht show, 3-10 p.m.

June 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 3, Port of Edmonds Marina,
Edmonds; $3.

Website :

Festival Sundiata - JUNE 30-JULY 1

African and African-American culture including music on three stages, food
vendors, car show, 10 a.m. June 30-July 1, Seattle Center, Seattle

Call: 206-684-7200

Website: http://festivalsundiata.org

Gig Harbor Garden Tour - June 30-July 1

A self-guided event, showcasing seven gardens in the Gig Harbor area, with
speakers, dinner and auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 1,
downtown Gig Harbor; $25

Website : http://www.gigharborgardentour.com

Greenwood Car Show - JUNE 30

Hundreds of classic, antique and modern cars on display, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30,
along Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street,
Seattle; free for spectators

Website: http://www.greenwoodcarshow.com

Jetty Jam - JUNE 30

Board sports festival, stand-up paddleboard and kiteboard racing, demos,
exhibits, clinics for all ages and abilities,

10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 30, Jetty Island, accessed by free ferry, 10th Street Boat
Launch and Marine Park, Everett

Call: 206-545-9463

Website: http://www.urbansurf.com

Kent International Festival

Art displays, community performers, educational activities, food vendors,
celebrating Kent''s cultural diversity; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

Town Square Plaza, Smith and Second Avenue, Kent; free

Call: 206-818-8304

Website: http://www.kentinternationalfestival.com

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival - JUNE 30-JULY 4

Visiting vessels, free public boat rides, toy-boat building, demonstrations,
food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

June 30-July 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley
St., Seattle

Call: 206-382-2628

Website: http://www.cwb.org/2012Festival

Meeker Days Festival - JUNE 15-17

Entertainment on four stages, food courts, craft vendors, Kid Zone Playland,
TeenZone with skatepark, antique tractor display,

classic car show, noon-9 p.m. June 15; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 17, Puyallup


Marysville Strawberry Festival - JUNE 15-17

Berry Run/Walk, arts and crafts market, entertainment, carnival, kiddies''
parade and Grand Parade, fireworks display;

2-9 p.m. June 15th; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 17,

Call : 360-659-7664

Website: http://www.maryfest.com

Northwest Folklife Festival 2012 (Memorial Day weekend)

Northwest Folklife is happy to offer a wide variety of activities for all ages
happening this Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28)

in Seattle Center. As always, the Festival charges no admission fee. The
Northwest Folklife Festival has become a tradition for families for good reason.
Each year we provide many opportunities for children and parents to dance, sing,
play music, and experience the diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Site: http://www.nwfolklifefestival.org/

SummerFest - JUNE 29-JULY 1

KIDZ Zone, market, entertainment, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 5K fun run, June
29-July 1, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood

Call: 253-983-7887

Website: http://www.lakewoodparksandrec.com

Samoa Culture Day - JUNE 30

Traditional Samoan games, dances, music, singing, foods, arts and crafts, June
30, Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly

Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood

Call: 253-383-3900


Seattle Beerfest


celebrating the world''s most legendary brewing styles and the nation


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