Edy Kizaki

October in Seattle 2012

October 1, 2012 in Seattle This Month

It’s that time again!  October in the Seattle area is crisp, clear, and full of anticipation. This year we are yet to get any real frost, some days it’s still feeling like summer, yet the harvest moon is getting fuller every day and Halloween is right around the corner.  It’s time for the fall bounty of harvest, culture, entertainment, and fashion as we get into gear again following the long and often lazy summer months.  Here are some of the fun things happening in the city and surrounding areas this October.  Comments, please!

Seattle Symphony-Dvorak’s Tchaikovsky and Sibelius
Oct 1 (Fri) at 7 p.m., Benaroya Hall (happy hour starts at 5:30)


Bier On the Pier, Oktoberfest
Oct 5 – 6, Anacortes

8th Annual Oktoberfest
Oct 5 – 7, Pullayp

Fashionably Undead Prom
Oct 6, EMP

Salmon Days Festival
Oct 6 – 7, Issaquah

Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witch of Oz
Oct 10 – Nov 17,  Paramount Theater

Elles Exhibition – Women Artists from the Pompidou Center in Paris
Oct 11  – Jan 14, Seattle Art Museum

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
Oct 12-14, Port Angeles

Kevin Jones Live Music at Tunnel Hill Winery (Fall Crush event, also Oct. 6)
Oct 13 (Sat), Snohomish
Combine this with a visit to one of the Snohomish Pumpkin Patches and Corn Maze locations, such as the Sunshine Farm

Earshot Jazz Festival, Vijay Iyer Trio
Oct. 17 at Benaroya
Program Notes

Elysian Brewing’s Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
Oct 19 -20 at the Brewery



Bonus… Interesting Tour of Georgetown, artsy industrial neighborhood in Seattle

Edy Kizaki

August in Seattle

August 1, 2012 in Seattle Communities, Seattle for Kids, Seattle Lifestyle, Seattle This Month

Seafair Fleet Week
August 1-5
Various times, can be seen around Seattle or at the Seattle waterfront
Parading ships and visits from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian vessels!

King County Fair
August 2; 5-10pm, August 3-4; 11am-11pm, August 5; noon-10pm
Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw; $5
Arts, crafts and food vendors, live entertainment and children’s activities.

Magnolia Summerfest
August 3-4
Magnolia Neighborhood
Parade, sidewalk sales, beer gardens and art shows

Seafair Air Show
August 3-5
Over Lake Washington
U.S. Navy Blue Angels, civilian, and other military aircrafts put on an exciting show

Relive the Harry Potter Series!
Shown on Seattle Center’s big screen at the Mural
August 4th – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
August 5th – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
August 11th – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
August 12th – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
August 18th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
August 19th – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
August 25th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1
August 26th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.2

Twelfth Night – Seattle Shakespeare in the Park
August 5th, and 10th-12th, 7pm
Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre, Mercer Island

South Lake Union Block Party
August 6th, noon-11pm
Denny Way & Westlake Ave N
Beer garden, kid’s play area, food, burger grilling competition, & showing of “Dazed & Confused” at dusk

A Taste of Edmonds
August 10-12, Fri&Sat 11am-10pm and Sun 11am-7pm
Food, beer gardens and live entertainment on multiple stages

University District’s Farmers Market Annual Chef Contest 
August 11th, 10-11:30am
Corner of NE 50th & University Way NE
A pair of chef’s from two of the city’s restaurants compete against each other with only the ingredients available to them at the market!

Kirkland SummerFest
August 10-11th, 1-6pm
Kirkland Marina
Beer and wine garden, live music and performances, arts, crafts, and activities for all

4-Corners BrewFest
August 11th, 3-7pm
Innis Arden Club
Enjoy beer from close to two dozen local breweries with live music

Breathe Deep Seattle
August 11th, 7:30am
Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle
5k run/walk benefit for lung cancer research

Viking Days
August 18-19, 10am-5pm
Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle
Pancake breakfast, foods, crafts, and demonstrators from Nordic countries

Global Health Experience
Through August 19th
Seattle Center
Interactive exhibits where one can learn in depth about those affected by our global health challenges such as malaria and cancer.

August 16th & 23rd, 8:30pm
The Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley (The Theater Behind the Gum Wall)
Fun, mystery, and improv! ‘The night will begin with just a few words spoken, then a whole world is created with different characters and different scenes.’

Tibet Fest
August 25th-26th
Seattle Center
Experience Tibetan culture through live performances, food, games, arts&crafts, music and a lively marketplace.

The Goddess Festival
August 25th, noon-9pm
Lower Woodland Park, N 50th St & Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle
Kidzone, live music, art and beer garden. All funds raised go towards three nonprofits benefiting those in the local community.

Slow Food and Roots Music Festival
August 25th-26th, $10-$40
Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood
Music, live inspirational speakers, sustainable & local food farmers, slow food, arts&crafts, beer & wine gardens.

Art in the Garden
August 25-26th, 10am-6pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St, Bellevue
Sculptures and garden art by NW artists

Alki Beach 5K Walk & Run
Aug 26th, registration at 8am, race starts at 9am
Alki Beach Bathhouse, 2700 Alki Ave SW, Seattle
All ages walk and run along Alki Beach

Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands
August 26th, 9am-3pm
Classic cars, wine, music, award presentations… All interesting cars and motorcycles welcome!






Edy Kizaki

June in Seattle, 2012

June 1, 2012 in Seattle This Month

Seattle Science Festival Month
all month long in Seattle

Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival
June 1 – 3 Port of Edmonds Marina

14th Annual Bastyr Herb and Food Fair
June 2, Saturday, 10-5, Kenmore Campus of Bastyr University
This year’s theme is “Restoration of Body and Planet” and it’s a family friendly event with fun activities for all ages.  Why not plan to stop at St. Edward’s State Park next door and enjoy the expanse playgrounds and grassy areas, as well as the hiking trail down to the shores of Lake Washington.  Great picnic spots abound. Read the rest of this entry →