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.

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


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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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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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


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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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


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


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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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 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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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 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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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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