Saturday, July 25, 2015

Recess Monkey performance at the Third Commons Stage at Lake Forest Park Town Center - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 3-3:45pm





" Take a high-energy, rocking journey aboard the imaginary “Tambourine Submarine,” a high-tech vessel that explores sea, space and time. Sing, dance and rock out with some of the Northwest’s most popular family entertainers. "

Held on Third Place Commons Stage.


Family program, all ages welcome.




For more info. go here.




NW SolarFest at Shoreline Community College - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 10am-5pm








For more info. go here.





Dragon Boat Festival in Seattle - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 9am-5pm









" Competitive dragon boat racing, live music, children's activities and more! "




For more info. go here.





Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 7:30-10pm






" Everybody loves a Parade - and none is more magical, musical and thrilling than Torchlight Night. This magnificent parade will include giant helium balloons, precision drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, comical clowns, swashbuckling pirates and heart-pounding bands playing all your favorite tunes. "




For more info. go here.





Ananda Mela Festival in Redmond - Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th 2015 from 12-9pm both days!





" Many more performances, visual art exhibition, demonstrations, displays, magicians, juggler, children’s activities, Inflatables, pony rides, community organization booths, and irresistible shopping opportunities to engage all attendees from start to finish! "



For more info. go here.




22ND ANNUAL TOUR DE TERRACE IN MOUNTLAKE TERRACE - NOW UNTIL 6PM ON SUNDAY, JULY 26TH 2015



 
The Tour de Terrace is a fun event that will feature:

Parade
Car Show
Pancake Breakfast ($5)
Beer Garden
Street Fair
Live Music
Fireworks
Miniature Golf
Carnival Rides/Games
and more!
 
 
 (some free, some for a fee)



For more info. go here.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Seafair Torchlight FanFest with performances, exhibits, Seafair Clowns, Pirates, Princesses and more at Seattle Center - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 12-6pm



Image courtesy of Seafair



 

" Start your Torchlight Night right at the Seafair Torchlight FanFest at Seattle Center. This completely free event boasts an entertainment stage, interactive exhibits, food trucks and the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden! Visit the Alaska Airlines Entertainment Stage for a sneak peek at some of your favorite Torchlight Parade participants including drill teams and marching bands. The stage will also feature a Torch Lighting Ceremony, royal knightings and appearances by the Seafair Clowns, Seafair Princesses and more! Once you've taken advantage of all the FanFest has to offer, make your way to 4th Avenue to watch the iconic Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade as it lights up downtown Seattle. "
 
Activities and offerings: 


• Live Entertainment on Alaska Airlines Stage
• Seafair Princesses Autograph Signing
• Appearances by Seafair Clowns & Seafair Pirates
Food Trucks & Carts
• Beer Garden
• Maya's Mexican Restaurant




For more info. go here.




3 BELLEVUE FAIRS IN DOWNTOWN BELLEVUE - NOW until 6pm on SUNDAY, JULY 26TH 2015 - A MUST DO THIS WEEKEND!



Once again 3 wonderful arts fairs share beautiful downtown Bellevue for a fun day of music, hands-on kids activities, art viewing/shopping and more! Also highly recommended this one! 







For more info. go here.









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30th Annual Renton River Days with TONS of free fun! - Now until 6pm on Sunday, July 26th 2015







Highly recommend this one and you can expect to spend 3 hours of having fun here if not more! 




For more info. go here.




Touch-A-Truck and Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair in Tukwila - Saturday, July 25th 2015 from 9am-1pm





For more info. go here.





Saturday, July 18, 2015

SandBlast Festival of the Arts with a huge sand sculpture being carved in real time, music, dancing, demos, storytelling and more in Duvall - Now, Saturday, July 18th until 6pm on Sunday, July 19th 2015



DUVALL SANDBLAST FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

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We love this one...so fun and relaxing! You can watch performances, play in the sand, play in the water, watch the sculpting, go on a mini-hike, do crafts, etc. Sunday is a good time to go since the sand sculpture will be more close to being finished and it is usually pretty impressive. 



" DUVALL, WA –The annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts will be held at McCormick Park (26200 NE Stephens St, Duvall) on the shore of the historic and beautiful Snoqualmie River in Duvall.  The dates for this years Festival are Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and July 19th.  The festival features a professional and community sand sculpture event and includes live music, dance and performance, story telling and a fine art and craft fair.   Artisans are to demonstrate, display and sell their work within the art fair located on a grassy knoll overlooking the river and sand sculpture area.  Within this same area, our SandBlast music stage is a focal point within the artist’s arena. ...
...The grassy knoll overlooking the beach will be filled with numerous bands, dancing, art booths, food vendors, performers and more. World-renowned sand sculpture artist Kali Bradford will be working her magic on the beach along with local sand carvers creating a unique sculpture that represents the theme of this year’s event. All ages welcome to pick up a shovel and help! Stroll through or bring your beach chairs and bathing suit and stay all day!
The goal of this free festival is to celebrate the arts, introduce and promote local and regional artists and art organizations. Swim, shop, dance – support the arts and enjoy this year’s SandBlast Festival on the banks of the Snoqualmie River! "


For more info. go here.

To check out pictures from one of our previous visits, go here.


Friday, July 17, 2015

SENSORY FRIENDLY "MINIONS" - SATURDAY, JULY 18TH 2015 AT 10AM - VARIOUS LOCATIONS NATIONALLY! MOST "LESS THAN A LATTE"!





" Minions " 
will be playing tomorrow!

" The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! "

Some matinee-priced - some less! 


For more info. go here.


Bon Odori Festival in Seattle - Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th 2015 - various times!


Bon Odori Festival

Saturday, July 18th, 4PM to 10PM

Sunday, July 19th, 3PM to 8PM

Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1427 S. Main, Seattle (map)
" Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today.
Also known as Obon, the festival is an official Seafair event held at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. The main event is traditional music and dancing in the street in a giant oval. Many festival goers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happi coats. The event also features Japanese food booths and refreshment, taiko and martial arts performances, and craft exhibits and demonstrations. "

For more info. go here.


West Seattle Grand Parade - Saturday, July 18th 2015 at 11am




" The West Seattle Grand Parade is a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and more! "



For more info. go here.




​​KIDS' ECO DAY​ with crafts, yoga, zumba, storytime and more at Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle - Saturday, July 18th 2015 from 10:30-3pm


​​KIDS' ECO DAY​


" Bring your family to Kids’ Saturdays, where kids explore the Olympic Sculpture Park through drop-in art activities, family-friendly yoga, storytime, and more. Today, learn more about the earth and rethink the ways we experience our natural environment. "
Yoga
10:30–11:30 am
Enjoy free outdoor yoga with instructors from 8 Limbs Yoga. Bring your own mat, water, and any needed supplies. Rain or shine!

SAM Creates
11 am–1 pm
"Woolgathering" art activity with Mandy Greer
Come explore the idea of thrift, creative re-use, and the basics of crocheting while working in the park on a large-scale community project with multidisciplinary artist Mandy Greer. Work with Mandy to re-create her memory of a tiny cave in Iceland, using re-claimed fibers in silver and gray, and ethically-sourced wool from Washington State farmers. All skill levels welcome, imperfections encouraged!

King County EcoConsumer
11 am–1 pm
Get your green on and tap into your crafty side by using recycled materials in fun new ways. Learn more about how you can be an EcoConsumer!

Storytime
1 pm
Snuggle up, get cozy, and enjoy listening to stories about art and the environment hand-picked by SAM.

Public Tour
1 pm
Site, Sculpture, Shoreline: Discover the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Zumba
2–3 pm
Fusing Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves, free Zumba® Latin dance-fitness lessons are a great way to spend the afternoon. Tennis shoes and water bottle recommended. Rain or shine!



For more info. go here.