Fairs & Festivals in the Pacific Northwest: Puget Sound Edition 2014

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**This is the 2014 edition – we will update it with the 2015 edition in May 2015. However, this is still a valuable resource to use to plan out summer events – just check the links to find the updated dates as most of these festivals occur every year!


We’ve teamed up for the 4th year in a row with local bloggers, Angela from Frugal Living NW & Karrie from Happy Moneysaver to bring you a list of all the summer fairs & festivals for Washington & Oregon for 2014.

There are a number of 4th of July events happening in almost every community & I only listed a few of the larger events, so make sure to check with your own community to see what they have going on.

If you’re looking for more ideas for fun family activities around the Northwest , make sure to check out these pages:

If you see an event that I missed, leave a comment & I’ll add it to the post! Let us know what your favorites are, too, and what you like about them!

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Thrifty NW Mom – Festivals & Fairs around the Puget Sound area (from Whatcom County – Lewis County)
  • Frugal Living NW - Festivals & Fairs  for southwest Washington & western Oregon
  • Happy Moneysaver – Festivals & Fairs for central/eastern Washington and central/eastern Oregon

Don’t forget that you’ll find the best frugal family events & activities going on around the Northwest, as well as national events, each Friday morning! 

King County:

  • Bellevue Strawberry Festival -  Sat 6/28 from 10am – 8pm; Sun 6/29 from 10 am – 6 pm; Crossroads Park in Bellevue; Entertainment, Auto Show, Vendors, Food, & lots of Family Fun
  • Auburn Kids Day - Friday 6/20 from 11am – 4pm; FREE Les Gove Park; Live entertainment, inflatable rides, arts & crafts, food & much more
  • Lake Union Wooden Boat Festiva- July 4 – 6th, 2014;  Lake Union park; Free admission, free boat ride, food, music & more
  • Fireworks at Emerald Downs - July 3rd; Auburn; Come for the day & enjoy the races or just come after the races to enjoy the fireworks (I can’t find any info yet to see if kids are free again this year so make sure to call first). Reservations strongly recommended. Kids activities such as Face Painters, Airbrush Face Painter, Glitter Tattoos, Caricaturist, Wax Hands & Bounce House (weather permitting).
  • Seattle’s Family 4th of July Event - held at Gasworks Park with fireworks viewed over Lake Union.  Starts at noon & runs till 10pm. There will be food booths, entertainment, lots of good old fashioned fun like egg races, sack races, bouncy houses & more. You can purchase reserved seating if you prefer for a better view or there will be plenty of free seating. The Seafair Princesses, Seafair Pirates & more.
  • Kent Cornucopia Days - July 11th – 13th; Street fair, Dragon Boat races, Farmers Market , Parade & more
  • West Seattle SummerFest - July 11th -13th; free 3 day street fair; arts & crafts, shopping, live music, local food, kids play area & more
  • Redmond Derby Days - July 11th & 12th
  • Chinatown International District DragonFest - July 12th & 13th; Seattle; Includes Japanese drumming, Chinese Martial Arts, Filipino dancing, Lion & Dragon Dances, Live Entertainment, Food, Karaoke & more.
  • Bite of Seattle - July 18th – 20th; Seattle Center; FREE admission. A chance to sample 50+ Seattle-area restaurants offerings, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations & more. We went to this last year & had a blast trying out yummy foods but it was very crowded & not the easiest to manuever around the crowds with kids, so this may be more fun for a date night! (Jen)
  • White Center Jubilee Days - July 12th – 20th. This includes a street fair, carnival, car show, parade, garden tour, fireworks & more
  • Seafair - Seafair officially kicks off on June 15th at Westlake Center. The main festival takes place July 31st – August 3rd; Boeing Airshow, Hydroplane races & much more. The Torchlight Parade & Events on Saturday July 26th.
  • Covington Days - July  19th – 2oth; Covington; Parade at 10am, Food & Arts & Crafts booth, entertainment, games, inflatables & more.
  • Vashon Island Strawberry Festival - July 18th – 20th; Parade at 11am; Entertainment, food & Arts & Craft booths, Classic Car parade Sunday at noon & more
  • King County Fair –  July 17th – 20th, Enumclaw; Rides, Food, Entertainment & more
  • Enumclaw Street Fair – July  25th – 27th; street fair, entertainment, food, carnival
  • Renton River Days - July 25th – 27th; Entertainment, Art show & art market, food, kids zone, quilt show & more
  • Bellevue Festival of the Arts & Sixth Street Fair -   July 25th – 27th;  Bellevue; free admission, outdoor show
  • Scottish Highland Games - July  25th – 27th; Enumclaw
  • Lake City Salmon Fest - August 1st – 3rd; (Formerly known as Lake City Pioneer Days); Parade, street fair, salmon bake & more
  • SLU 2013 Block Party – Friday August 8th- FREE, South Lake Union; Beer garden, burger grilling competition, food sampling, children’s play area, movies and more.
  • Festival of Mt Si - August 8th – 10th; North Bend; Arts & Craft Vendors, Food booths, Entertainment & more
  • Auburn Good Ol’ Days - August 8th – 10th, Auburn; Parade on Saturday, Book Swap & Book Fair, Classic Car Parade on Sunday & much more
  • Snoqualmie Railroad Days - August 15th – 17th; Snoqualmie; Train Rides, Classic Car Show, Entertainment, Food Booths, Parade & more
  • Renton Art & Antique Walk - Saturday August 23rd; Renton; 11am – 5pm
  • Bumbershoot – Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival - August 3oth – September 1st; Seattle Center. This is Seattle’s popular music & arts festival over Labor Day weekend, which features the best in music, film, comedy, dance, theater, visual arts & more. They also have a “Youngershoot” Festival  for kids, which is put on by the Children’s Museum of Seattle with indoor & outdoor activities for kids ages 10 & under

Pierce County:

Snohomish County:

Skagit County:

Island County:

San Juan County:

Whatcom County:

Thurston County:

Lewis County:

Kitsap County:

Grays Harbor County:

Annaliese over at Grays Harbor Deals has an awesome list for festivals & summer events happening from Olympia west to the Coast for this summer so make sure to check out her list for more events.

Mason County:

Jefferson County:

Clallam County:

Pacific County:

So, what’s on your list to check out this year! What are your favorite festivals around the Northwest? Let us know if we missed an awesome festival we should share!


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    July 11 through August 17, Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater between Conway and LaConner, Skagit County
    Family Matinees August 4 and August 11
    “Hamlet” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”