Edy Kizaki

July in Seattle

July 1, 2012 in Activities, Fesitvals, Holidays, Seattle Buyer's Guide, Seattle for Kids, Seattle Lifestyle, Seattle This Month

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
July 2-29th
Benaroya Hall

36th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
June 30th-July 4th
The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB)

Firecracker 5000
July 3rd – 11:55pm
Seattle’s only 5k midnight run!

Family 4th at Lake Union
Festivities in both Gasworks park and Lake Union Park
Park your blankets for events starting at Gasworks at noon
Lake Union Park events start at 10 am

Fourth of July at the Needle
July 4th, 9:15pm at the Space Needle
Enjoy the light show festivities from the best view in Seattle!
Regular Admission: $40
Youth Admission: $20
Visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass can be added with purchase of the Fourth of July Package

Seattle International Beerfest
July 6th-8th
Seattle Center Fisher Pavillion
200 Thomas St, Seattle

Les Miserables
June 27th – July 8th
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Ave, Seattle

Seafair Pirates Landing
July 7th, 9:30 am
Pirates land between 11:30-12:30 pm
Alki Beach, 1702 Alki Ave Sw, Seattle

Pioneer Square Fire Festival
July 7th, 11am-5pm
Occidental Square Park
Family activities, vintage fire trucks, and vintage museums for a fun filled day!

Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest 2012
July 14th, 12-8pm
July 15th, 12-6pm
Hing Hay Park, S. King St & Maynard Ave S

Bite Of Seattle
July 20th-22nd
Seattle Center

Ballard Seafood Fest
July 14th, 11am-9pm
July 15th, 11am-7pm
2208 Market St, Seattle

Wedgewood Art Festival
July 14-15, 10am-5pm
Corner of 35th Ave & 80th St, Seattle
Local artists, music & food

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
July 16th, 10am-10pm
Discovery Park, Seattle
Traditional singing, dancing, arts & crafts, and more!

Whidbey Island Race Week
July 15th-20th
Daily races & shore events
@ the Dinghys, Whidbey Island

Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20-22nd, 3pm-2am Friday, 1pm-2am Sat&Sun
$85 for 3 day pass
E Pine St between Broadway & 12th Ave
Local and national bands, art, and food vendors

Bon Odori Festival
July 21st-22nd
Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St, Seattle
Come dressed in your kimonos and yukatas and enjoy Taiko drumming and traditional Japanese arts&crafts

Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair
July 27th-29th
Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum

Edy Kizaki

4th of July in Seattle

June 30, 2011 in Holidays

Everywhere in the Seattle area you can find celebrations for biggest national holiday… Happy Birthday America! Ranging from huge extravagant booming displays of fireworks to smaller parades and festivals on the fourth of July, Seattle sizzles.

Family 4th at Lake Union

The largest event every year is the Family Fourth fireworks display at Gasworks on Lake Union with the amazing Seattle backdrop for people to enjoy not only their country’s patriotism but also their city’s unity and pride.

Last year, just days before the fourth, the city’s papers, TV stations and radio stations were wildly talking about the possibility of the Lake Union fireworks display being cancelled due to lack of funding.   For two days thousands of people were flustered trying to make new plans for the holiday as the audience for this event ranges from not only most of the people in Seattle itself but also people coming from cities around Seattle all the way from Bellingham down to past Tacoma.  The city came together with the power of community in the face of a little challenge and with donations and fundraising efforts the city of Seattle had raised enough funds for the show to go on!

This year the fundraising goal was reached much in advance, and the excited city is on it’s way to making plans for the big event.   Other activities at the event include the Kid’s Playfield, live music, food booths and beer gardens. Fireworks begin at 10pm!

Bellevue Family 4th

Located at Bellevue Downtown Park, the Eastside’s largest festival provides food booths, children’s activities, a Community Spotlight Pavillion, and a performance by the Bellevue Philharmonic before the fireworks display starting at 10.

Celebrate Kirkland

Starting with a Children’s Parade and then the Main Parade at noon, there will be picnics and bouncy toys for kids, live music starting at 7 and then a fireworks show at 10.

Carnation Fourth of July Celebration

Featuring a Hot Rods and Harley show from noon-4pm following the children’s parade and a grande parade after that, you can get pancakes in the morning and join the 5k Run for the Pies at 8 am with live music (and pony rides!) in the evening before the grand show starting at 10pm.

Everett’s Colors of Freedom Fourth of July

Enjoy a parade downtown with a marching band, lion dancers, and giant puppets. Beer garden and food fair with live music and fun activities for the kids.   Fireworks over Port Gardner Bay start at 10:20pm.

Kent 4th of July Splash

Games, food, pie and watermelon-eating contest, entertainment for all ending with fireworks in the evening. Shuttle bus transportation available!

Auburn 4th of July Festival

Car shows, book sales, craft and food vendors, there will be a kid’s bike parade, inflatable rides, climbing wall, petting zoo and carousel rides with entertainment on two stages.   This event is free admission with a $5 kid’s activities wristband for unlimited fun!