Seattle Events Calendar

August 2013

August means summer and sunshine! The Seattle Events Calendar August 2013 will help you find all sorts of upcoming events in Seattle in August. Street fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts, a county fair, fun runs - take your pick!

The last week of Seafair celebrations is this month, culminating in the popular hydroplane races on Lake Washington and the Boeing Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. It's a spectacular event that is anticipated by thousands each year.

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Half Price Tickets for Seattle Events

  • Flashdance - Paramount Theatre
  • Jersey Boys - 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Boeing Boeing - Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Tour
  • Dinner at Wotan's - Teatro Zinzanni
  • Flashdance - Paramount Theatre
  • Winery and Waterfall Tour
  • Lots more...

I recommend checking with Goldstar before you buy tickets to see if they are available for half-price. They offer tickets to theater, concerts, comedy, tours, Argosy cruises, sports, and lots more.

Fremont First Friday Art Walk

January 4 - December 6
First Friday of every month, 6pm - 9pm
Rain or shine!

Teatro ZinZanni's "Lucky in Love" Dinner Show

May 17 - September 8
Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St.
Mercer Street at 3rd Ave near Seattle Center

This dinner theater show features a blend of cirque, theater, cabaret and dance. Tickets include the show and a four-course meal.

Teatro ZinZanni discount tickets available at Goldstar.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Operates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Memorial Day weekend through September 1st
Schedule and Registration

This is a scenic steam train ride through the foothills of Mt. Rainier. They also do special events such as BBQ rides, the Bunny Express at Easter, Mother's Day Express, and Father's Day BBQ.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Concert
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
14111 NE 145th St in Woodinville

Aug. 2 - Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Aug. 8 - Gladys Knight & The O'Jays: Family Reunion
Aug. 9 - Harry Connick, Jr.
Aug. 10 - Harry Connick, Jr.
Aug. 24 - Chris Isaak
September 2 - OneRepublic & Sara Bareilles

These are outdoor concerts on the Amphitheatre lawn behind the winery in a beautiful setting, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with some of the best concert shows around. These shows almost always sell out, so if you want to go, don't delay!

Summer Concerts at the Locks - Free

Ballard Locks

June 1 - September 7
2pm on the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks
Saturdays and Sundays
Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th St

Summer Concerts at the Locks 2013 Schedule

ArtWalk Issaquah

June 7 - September 6
First Fridays through September
6pm - 9pm
Downtown Issaquah

Art displays, art activities and projects, live music.

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Chinatown-International District JamFest

Third Thursdays
June 20, July 18, August 15
10th Ave S and S Jackson Street

Hear musicians and bands at the Wingluke Museum and in nearby businesses, dance in Hing Hay Park, Art Walk, restaurants and shops.

Future Beauty: Thirty Years of Japanese Fashion

June 27 - September 8
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue

Eighty gowns will be featured in this exhibit by designers such as Rei Kawakubo, Kenzo Takada and more.

Olympic Music Festival

June 29 - September 1
Every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
More info and tickets
Olympic Music Festival Barn
7360 Center Road, Quilcene, Jefferson County

World-renowned musicians play the world's greatest music in a beautifully restored barn on a turn-of-the-century dairy farm.

Save Big on Things To Do in Seattle

  • Space Needle
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Experience Music Project
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight

I recommend the Seattle CityPASS  - it will save you 45% off these 6 attractions, plus you can skip the lines. You'll save money if you go to at least four.

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Dancing 'til Dusk

First hour is a beginning dance lesson (no experience needed), followed by 2 hours of dancing on a portable parquet dance floor

Dates and bands will be posted as soon as they are available.

Burien Music in the Park

July 11 - August 15
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesdays - North Seatac Park, 14000 Des Moines Memorial Dr.
Thursdays - Lake Burien School Park, SW 148th St and 16th Ave SW

2013 Summer Shakespeare in the Park
King Lear
A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 12 - August 17

GreenStage is Seattle's longest running Shakespeare company. Their high-quality productions are "free, fun, and family oriented" in order to reach the largest audience possible. They perform at various Seattle parks on outdoor stages. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs.

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Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals

July 27 & 28 and August 24 & 25
Camlann Medieval Village
10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation

Camlann Village is a living-history medieval-style village with crafts, blacksmith, 14th century music, archery, combat by knights in armor, horse rides, games, craft vendors and demonstrations, puppet show, medieval clothing rental, food and more.

Seafair Fleet Week

July 31 - August 4
Parade of Ships - July 31
Seattle Waterfront

For over 60 years, Seattleites have welcomed the arrival of the ships and sailors of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Canadian Navy to Seattle's Elliott Bay waterfront for Seafair. Over 5,000 sailors disembark for the opportunity to take part in the Seafair action on Lake Washington.

Anacortes Arts Festival

August 2 - August 4
Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm

Juried artisans booths, culinary art, fine art exhibits, food, and lots of youth activities.

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Concerts at the Mural

August 2 - August 23
Fridays at 5:30pm
Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center

Seating is first-com, first-served, bring your own folding chairs or blankets. Center House Bistro is right next to the Mural and has patio seating overlooking the Mural if you're looking for dinner during the concert. Other food is available inside the Center House. No large bags, large coolers or ice chests, or pets allowed in the movie area. A beer/wine garden will open one hour before the show for people at least 21 years of age.

Gumshoe 5K Walk

August 2 - August 11
$15 - $20
For entry info go to

An annual fundraising detective walk held every August. Solve clues that lead you through a 5 kilometer walk - brain and body exercises with fun stuff to see along the way. The walk can be done in one day or over several days.

Lake City Pioneer Days Festival

Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3
Noon - 7pm, Friday; 10am - 8pm, Saturday
125th St. from Lake City Way to 26th Ave NE and on 28th Ave NE in front of Lake City Library

Salmon bake, street festival, vendor booths, pizza eating contest, arts and crafts for kids, pony rides, gymnastics, Kids Parade (5pm), Kids Dash (5:30pm), Grand Performance Parade (7pm).

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Magnolia Summer Festival and Art Show

Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3
Smith St. between 32nd and 34th; 33rd between Smith and Wheeler

Craft, art, and food booths, juried art show, inflatables, train rides, stage entertainment, pony rides, beer garden, outdoor movie on Saturday night, children's and Grand Parade.

Seafair Weekend: Boeing Air Show

August 2 - August 4
South Lake Washington, visible from much of the city

You can see them in the air from just about anywhere near Lake Washington. And you can hear them for miles around. They are spectacular!

Seafair Weekend: Hydroplane Races - Albert Lee Cup

August 2 - August 4
South Lake Washington, Stan Sayres Pits

The hydroplane races are the culmination of the month-long Seafair Festival. It is a weekend that thousands of Seattleites look forward to every year featuring exciting high-speed races involving the fastest powerboats and hydroplanes in the world. Lots of entertainment options take place on land as well for the whole family. Tickets are available throught the Seafair website.

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Creation Northwest

August 7 - August 10
Lineup and info
Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw

The nation's largest Christian music festival with live music, kids activities, petting Zoo, worship tent and so much more. Lineup includes TobyMac, Newsboys, Red, David Crowder, Lecrae, Audio Adrenaline, and many more.

A Taste of Edmonds

August 9 - August 11
Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave N, Edmonds

Food booths, entertainment, kids activities, arts and crafts.

Auburn Days Festival

August 9 - August 11
East Main Street and Auburn Way

Car show, juried art show, 5K fun run, model boats, entertainment, food and more.

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Seattle Tattoo Expo

August 9 - August 11
Friday 2pm-10pm; Saturday Noon-10pm; Sunday Noon-8pm
Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center

Celebrates tattoo art and culture with art exhibits, live music, on-site tattooing and more.

The Festival at Mt. Si

August 9 - August 11
At the base of Mt. Si in North Bend

Arts and crafts, food, beer garden, live music, chili cookoff, cherry pie eating contest, blueberry dessert contest, Kids Zone, Grand Parade, and fireworks display.

Arts in Nature Festival

Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW

Music, dance troupes, fire performers, puppet shows, art exhibits, craft-making, food and lots more. Something for everyone!

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Celebrate Shoreline

Weeklong celebration includes:
Saturday, Aug 10: Dogfest, 11am - 3pm, Hamilin Park
Tuesday, Aug. 13: North City Jazz Walk, 7-10pm, North City Business District
Friday, Aug 16: Youth/Teen Skate Competition, Noon-5pm, Paramount Park
Saturday, Aug. 17: Festival, 11am, Cromwell Park
Sunday, Aug. 18: Sandcastle Contest, Noon - 3pm, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Coupeville, Penn Cove, Whidbey Island

One of the state's oldest continuously run festivals, this one focuses on quality arts and crafts handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There's also live stage entertainment, an art gallery wine reception, and children's activities all against the backdrop of Coupeville's waterfront views.

Great Kilted Run 5K

Sunday, August 11
8am - Registration and packet pick-up; Race at 9:30am
Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

5K run/walk, free kids dash, live music, vendor area, and beer garden. Wearing a kilt is strongly encouraged!

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San Juan County Fair

August 14 - August 17
San Juan County Fairgrounds
846 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor

Carnival, animals, music, food, art and more.

Flute Quest

August 16 - August 18
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S, Des Moines

Music festival celebrating the Native American flute. Flute and drum vendors, flute circles, music, free beginners flute playing workshops, arts and crafts, drum circles, fee-based workshops.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

August 16 - August 18
11am-9:30pm, Friday
7am-10pm, Saturday
10am-4pm, Sunday
Various locations in Snoqualmie,

Train rides, live music, kids entertainment, food.

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Central Area Community Festival

Saturday, August 17
2323 E Cherry St.

Live music, food, art and cultural events, games, crafts, entertainment, and more.

Fresh Paint - Festival of Artists at Work

Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
Everett Marina

Artists turn the Everett Marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery where you can ask anything you want about art and making art, and watch the artists create their work. Other activities include Float Find, Hot Shop (glass blowing), Art Cars, kids art activities, face painting, Interactive History Company, Create-a-Kite, music, and food vendors.

Kitsap Wine Festival

Saturday, August 17
$50 through Aug. 19; $60 at the door
Buy Tickets
Harborside Foundation Park, Bremerton waterfront (via ferry from Seattle)

Commemorative wine glass, wine and beer sampling from Northwest wineries and breweries, Summer Sipper Bar tasting, samples from local restaurants, live music, wine and retail shop.

Save Big on Things To Do in Seattle

  • Space Needle
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Experience Music Project
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight

I recommend the Seattle CityPASS  - it will save you 45% off these 6 attractions, plus you can skip the lines. You'll save money if you go to at least four.

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Sunday, August 18
Seattle Center

Celebration of Brazilian culture featuring music, arts and crafts, food, dance and more.

Evergreen State Fair

August 22 - September 2
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe

One of Western Washington's biggest fairs featuring entertainment, draft-horse shows, carnival rides, food, and more.

Art & Antique Walk

Saturday, August 24
11:00am - 6:00pm
Renton Piazza, S Third St and Burnett Ave S, Renton

Displays from over 100 local artists featuring paintings, multi-media, pottery, sculpture, crafts, and photography. Meet the artists and enjoy live music and dance performances.

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Ride Around Puget Sound

Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25
Starts and ends at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S 19th St.
$90 until July 15; $100 until Aug. 16
More info

170-mile bike ride on scenic back roads in five Washington counties. Two 85-mile days of rolling hills, water and mountain views, wooded back roads, and 500 bike riders. Preregistration is required.

Seattle Marathon 10K Run

Saturday, August 24
8:00am Race start
Preregistration recommended at
Gas Works Park, 2143 N Northlake Way

Race starts and ends at Gas Works Park on Lake Union.

Tibet Fest

Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25
Center House, Seattle Center

Traditional performances with modern song and music, symbolic masks, arts and crafts, children's activities, traditional food.

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Iranian Festival

Thursday, August 29
Center House, Seattle Center

Food, music, dance, Rumi poetry, puppet shows, face painting, and more.

Blues for Food Fest

Saturday, August 31
Noon - 9pm
Magnuson Park
6344 NE 74th St.

Live music with local blues bands, food, children's activities.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

August 31 - September 2
Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm; Monday 10am-5pm
Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk
Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton

Blackberries, food, fun run, entertainment, bike ride, and more. Easily accessible from Seattle via the ferry from downtown.


Seattle Events - Bumbershoot
Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

August 31 - September 2
11am - 11pm Daily
Full lineup by day
Bumbershoot Tickets
Seattle Center

Bumbershoot is North America's largest urban arts festival featuring music, dance, film, comedy, theatre, performance and visual arts that lasts for three days over Labor Day weekend. One ticket (one-day pass or three-day pass) gets you onto the Festival grounds each day, and there's plenty to see, and do all weekend.

Half Price Tickets to Summer Events

Check Goldstar first for half-price tickets to theater, concerts, tours, comedy, sports, and more. Sign up for FREE and start saving money on fun things to do in Seattle.

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