The summer festival season is here, and these event listings will help you start planning your summer weekends:  Edmonds Arts Festival, Fremont Fair, Washington Brewer's Festival, and lots more.

Seattle CityPASS

Some of Seattle's popular races take place this month including the Race for the Cure and the Briefcase Relay. The Rock and Roll
Marathon kicks off Seafair, a month-long summer festival full of activities. Sometimes it can still be cool and rainy in June, but most events in Seattle carry on rain or shine. Just be aware that you might want to be prepared with a light jacket.

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A Tribute to Ray Charles With Ellis Hall

A former protégé of Ray Charles, Ellis Hall has also been the lead singer and keyboardist for R&B band Tower of Power, given voice to one of The California Raisins, and performed or recorded with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, Taj Mahal and Charles himself, among others.
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Friday, June 5, 2015

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Art Walk in Pioneer Square

Join Seattle’s original First Thursday art walk in Pioneer Square. Here you’ll find the largest concentration of art galleries in the city. The art walk is free & self-guided, every month from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Thursday, May 7 through Thursday, August 6

Pioneer Square
  
Seattle


Beatles Tribute Apple Jam

Beatles tribute band Apple Jam are the next best thing to a Fab Four reunion.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Chop Suey

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Bette Midler

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and much-loved performer Bette Midler embarks on her first major tour in nearly 10 years, singing favorites from her iconic career, plus songs from her latest album, "It's the Girls!".
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Monday, June 1, 2015

KeyArena

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Black Slate

First formed in 1974, the reggae group Black Slate backed several other artists until the group broke through with its own hit in 1976, "Sticks Man".
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nectar Lounge

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Boeing Boeing

It's 1960 and Parisian lothario Bernard has it good.
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Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 27

Wade James Theatre

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Cabaret at the Village Theatre in Issaquah

Leave the modern world and step back in time to "Cabaret" and the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of pre-war Germany, where the music is tantalizing and the drinks are plentiful.
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Wednesday, May 13 through Friday, July 3

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

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Celtic Woman

Over the past decade, Irish vocal sensation Celtic Woman has been sharing their soul-stirring renditions of the Emerald Isle's greatest melodies with sold-out crowds around the globe.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

XFINITY Arena at Everett

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Dear Dad

Perfect for Father's Day weekend, "Dear Dad" brings to life some of our greatest cultural icons -- from John F. Kennedy to Jackson Pollock to Jim Morrison -- through the personal letters written to and from them.
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Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 21

12th Ave Arts

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Edmonds Arts Festival

Art exhibits, food court, kids activities, performing arts, storytellers, wine bar and bistro, and on and on. This is one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest and largest arts festivals.

Friday/Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
 

Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21

Francis Anderson Center
700 Main St.   
Edmonds


Eliane Elias

An international treasure, singer-pianist Eliane Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and a command of jazz and classical piano into a unique style all her own.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Triple Door

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Emergence: Seattle Improv Fest

For the 19th edition of this global comedy event, Unexpected Productions' Market Theater welcomes performers from around the world to explore the theme of "Emergence".
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Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28

Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater

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Ezid - Cirque Show

Spectacular aerial, dance and acrobatic feats, along with live music, giant puppets and dazzling sets and costumes, combine to create "Ezid", the latest signature show by The Cabiri, Seattle's premier contemporary cirque company.
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Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 13

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

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Family Concerts Series: The Pied Piper

What better way to introduce children to the joys of the symphony than through the music of a beloved classic fairy tale.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Follow You Everywhere

Comedian and playwright Georgia Ragsdale explores her Texas roots in the quirky, poignant coming-of-age story "Follow You Everywhere".
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Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28

12th Ave Arts

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Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay

An annual Fremont event, race-day includes a 5K Run/Walk, a Briefcase Relay, beer garden, and a post-race celebration with food, drink, prizes, and more. Run as an individual, or enter the Briefcase Relay category with a team made up of 5 people. Each member runs one kilometer of the race while dressed from the waist up in business attire and carrying a briefcase. The briefcase is passed from one team member to the next until the last one crosses the finish line. "Business attire" means anything that represents a "profession". Past professions includes Elvis, Indiana Jones, and a bride. Oh, and the briefcase must contain five cans of food which is donated to a food bank at the end of the race!  Register online.  Starts *near* Fremont Brewing.

Race Day Schedule: Friday, June 5th, 2015

4:30 pm Day of Race registration & packet pickup area opens
5:30 pm Briefcase Relay Team Inspection
6:00 pm Briefcase Relay presented by Perkins Coie starts
6:45 pm Anytime Fitness Pre-Race Warm up (near the start line)
7:00 pm Brooks Fremont 5K Run/Walk Starts
7:30 pm Post Race Celebration with food, drink, prizes & more
Friday, June 5, 2015

Fremont Brewing Co.
1050 N 34th St.   
Seattle


Fremont First Friday Art Walk

Each month from 6pm to 9pm celebrate the arts in Fremont. See a variety of art from local artists, walk by art installations such as the Lenin statue and the Fremont Troll, try locally made wine, beer, coffee, chocolate, and more from local establishments plus a steady rotation of mobile food trucks. 

Friday, April 3 through Friday, December 4

Fremont Art Walk
fremontfirstfriday@gmail.com   
Fremont


Freshlyground

Freshlyground, the international Afro-fusion band hailing from South Africa, brings its energetic and infectiously groovy live show to Seattle's Triple Door.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Triple Door

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Georgetown Carnival 2015

Georgetown Carnival

Noon to 10:00 pm.

Art, live music, circus acts, carnival games, fire dancers, hot rod show, food trucks, beer garden, power tool races, and more. Quirky fun for the whole family at the Georgetown Carnival.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Georgetown Carnival
Airport Way S. at South Vale St.   
Seattle


High School Musical

The Disney smash hit "High School Musical" comes to fresh life thanks to The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts' talented youth actors.
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Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28

Redmond High School Performing Arts Center

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House #30

Acclaimed solo performance artist Mik Kuhlman teams up with visual and textile artist Patricia Toovey for "House #30", an intensely personal, yet universal, story of an event that pushes you to the limit.
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Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28

West of Lenin

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Jazz-Folk Singer-Songwriter Meklit Hadero

Imagine a budding Nina Simone crooning her favorite Billie Holiday harmonies with a sunny San Fransiscan ease, and you have Meklit Hadero in an ever-dynamic and expansive nutshell.
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Triple Door

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Leaving Iowa

"Leaving Iowa" is a warm, nostalgic comedy about a middle-aged man who visits his family at his childhood home in Iowa.
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Friday, June 19 through Saturday, June 27

Woodinville Repertory Theatre

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Noises Off

Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, "Noises Off" reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called "Nothing On".
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Friday, June 12 through Sunday, July 5

SecondStory Repertory

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Pacific Northwest Ballet's Carmina Burana

Pacific Northwest Ballet has taken the most epic piece of music ever composer -- Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" -- and made it even "bigger".
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Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7

McCaw Hall

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Point of View With Improv Anonymous

If you've ever wished life was more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book (and really, who hasn't?), "Point of View" with Improv Anonymous aims to satisfy your cravings with the theatrical equivalent.
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Thursday, April 30 through Thursday, June 18

Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater

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Raul Midón

From a darkened stage, you hear a jazzy trumpet solo, then the strumming of a guitar, then bongos, and finally a soulful singer joins in as the band really starts to jam.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Triple Door

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Seattle International Dance Festival

The 2015 edition of the Seattle International Dance Festival comes to a close with Spectrum Dance Theater's performance of "Truth and Betrayal" at Moore Theatre.
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Friday, June 26 through Saturday, June 27

Moore Theatre

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Seattle International Dance Festival

There's perhaps no more universal language than dance, and now you can experience the dazzling movements and rhythms of more than 100 international artists from around the globe at the Seattle International Dance Festival.
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Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 20

Raisbeck Performance Hall

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Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF presents 460 films from 75 countries at various venues around Seattle. The Opening Night Gala is May 14 at McCaw Hall. And that's only the beginning...

Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, June 7

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street   
Seattle


Seattle Magic Show

The "real" magic isn't in any of Raymond's tricks on stage -- it's in the smiles of the many children in the seats.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Center House Theater

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Seattle Storm

Come out to the KeyArena to see WNBA's Seattle Storm in action.
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Saturday, June 6 through Tuesday, July 21

KeyArena

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Yes, war is hell, but when seen through the brilliant and imaginative filter of Kurt Vonnegut's mind, it can also be hellishly funny.
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Thursday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 30

Center Theatre

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Sunday Brunch Cruise: Gourmet Buffet & Scenic Tour

Enjoy an elegant weekend brunch cruise with spectacular views of Mount Rainier and Seattle's downtown skyline aboard a lovely Waterways yacht.
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Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, September 27

Waterways Cruises

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Symphony Untuxed Series: Beethoven & Brahms

Free of fuss and finery, the Seattle Symphony's new "Symphony Untuxed" concerts present exciting music in a shorter, no-intermission format that's accessible to all ages.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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The Assad Brothers With Romero Lubambo

Three Brazilian musical masters take the stage for an evening of guitar innovation.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Triple Door

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The Boy Friend

"The Boy Friend" is a jazzy, romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies.
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Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 27

Renton Civic Theatre

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The Campbell Brothers: A Love Supreme

This year marks the 50th anniversary of jazz legend John Coltrane's seminal album "A Love Supreme".
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Triple Door

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The Hot Spot

Teatro ZinZanni's latest sizzling spectacular, "The Hot Spot", features the company's signature combination of comedy, music and cirque-style aerial and acrobatics, creating an unmatched three-hour entertainment experience that comes complete with a five-course meal. 
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Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, June 7

Teatro ZinZanni

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The Illusionists -- Witness the Impossible

Are you ready to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted? The Illusionists -- seven of the most incredible magic-wielders on the planet -- have banded together for an evening of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
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Tuesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 21

The 5th Avenue Theatre

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The Movie Music of John Williams Played by the Seattle Symphony

The odds are good that composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to your childhood.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Marymoor Park

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The Return of Chaos

By day, they're mild-mannered employees of local hotspots such as the Space Needle and the Monorail; by night, they're a band of the city's greatest crime fighters, and at this thrilling Teatro ZinZanni show they'll face their greatest challenge yet.
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Friday, June 19 through Sunday, September 13

Teatro ZinZanni

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Threesome

Two's company, but three just may be the magic number for "Threesome" stars Leila and Rashid, a couple looking to rekindle the passion in their relationship.
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Tuesday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 17

Falls Theatre at ACT

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Valls to the Wall

Voted by "Latina" magazine as one of the "Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots," comedian Sandra Valls has staked her reputation on brash, smart, outrageously funny material and high-energy delivery.
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Theatre Off Jackson

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Wild Strawberry Festival

Wild Strawberry Festival - 2015

Saturday, June 20, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Town Square Park in Downtown Burien

Inflatables, Father's Day Car Show, Kiwanas Pancake Breakfast, Chili Cook-Off, carnival, music, street performers, and lots of family and kid-friendly activities.

Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 21

Burien Town Square Park
400 SW 152nd St   
Burien


WIUP Mystery Hour

"WIUP Mystery Hour" is a hilarious excursion into the mayhem and madness of creating a live radio show, completely based on "your" suggestions.
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Friday, May 8 through Saturday, June 20

Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater

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the B52s

ZooTunes: The B-52s

After thirty five years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Expose yourself to a B-52s concert experience!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo
750 N. 50th Street   
Seattle


ZooTunes: The Doobie Brothers with special guest Pat Simmons Jr.

Don't miss this classic American rock band that has sold more than 40 million records.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Woodland Park Zoo
750 N. 50th Street   
Seattle


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