Get outside and participate in events for the whole family (or adults-only) this month in and around the Queen Anne neighborhood. Here are some highlights…
June 1: Opening Day of the Queen Anne Farmers Market
3pm – 7:30pm | West Crockett Street & Queen Anne Ave N
The Queen Anne Farmers Market re-opens for its 2017 season on Thursday, June 1st! There will be an opening bell ringing ceremony at 3 p.m. to kick off the market, with a kids Radish Race at 4:30 p.m. followed by live music performances and more. Come enjoy, shop fresh local produce and goods, and savor specialty bites and beverages from food trucks.
June 3: Swedish and American Classic Car Show
12pm – 4pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW is hosting their annual classic car show with both Swedish and American cars (circa 1987 and earlier) on Saturday, June 3rd. Cars will be on show from noon until 4 p.m., with awards for the best car overall, Volvo, Saab, Foreign and People’s Choice. If you’d like to enter your car, contact Gary Ramstad or call 206-365-6913.
June 3 & 4: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
12pm – 4pm | Seattle Center Armory
Pagdiriwang is a special Festál event that commemorates the anniversary of Philippine Independence with a cultural festival. In celebration, there will be traditional song and dance performances, fashion and cultural games, martial arts and a youth drill team, workshops and craft activities, traditional foods and so much more.
June 4: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
12pm – 4pm | Seattle Center
The annual Susan G. Komen Pacific Northwest Race for the Cure is on Sunday, June 4th. Registration opens at 6 a.m., with a kids race at 8:30 a.m. followed by the women’s only 5K, coed 5K, and several walks.
June 10 & 11: Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest
All Day | Seattle Center Armory
Black Arts Fest 2017 comes to the Seattle Center on June 10th and 11th, as Festival Sundiata. There will be live performances and hands-on activities, in addition to cultural food, goods and fashion. Try African dance or drumming in the available workshops.
June 11: PNB Season Encore
7:30pm | McCaw Hall
Wrap up the 2016-2017 season of the Pacific Northwest Ballet with an encore performance event, celebrating Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold. These beloved Principal dancers are performing for the last time with the PNB on June 11th, after more than 20 years with the company. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will not want to miss!
June 18: Dads Play for Free
All Day | Seattle Children’s Museum
The Seattle Children’s Museum is celebrating Father’s Day with free play for dads! One father figure gets into the museum on Sunday, June 18th for free with one paid child’s admission.
June 23: Midsommar Food and Dance at Swedish Club NW
6pm – 10pm | Swedish Club NW
Enjoy a traditional midsommar meal, including five herring dishes in honor of Alaska Herring Week, plus dancing around the maypole and more on June 23rd. The Swedish Club NW is hosting this fun night of Scandinavian dancing along with a traditional Swedish summer smörgåsbord of food. Tickets are $30/person, and please RSVP and pre-pay: Call 206-283-1090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24: Spirit of Indigenous People Fest
All Day | Seattle Center Armory
Enjoy and learn about the dance, arts and crafts, and traditional as well as contemporary music of the indigenous people of North America at Seattle Center Festál’s Spirit of Indigenous People Fest.
June 25: Seattle Pride Parade
11am – 2pm | Downtown/Seattle Center
It’s the 43rd Annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 25th! The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Union Street downtown and ends about 2.5 hours later at the intersection of Denny Way and 2nd Avenue, near the Seattle Center.
June 29: Cocktails and Chemistry
5pm – 8pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Experience the science of cocktails at the Seattle Children’s Museum on June 29th. From 5 – 8 p.m., there will be interactive demonstrations that showcase science in cocktails. Award-winning Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell will be the keynote speaker. The cost is $45 per person, and includes two drink tickets. RSVP here.
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