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Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in August

From food to cultural events, Queen Anne is the neighborhood to visit and enjoy this August!

Thursdays in August: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.

Saturdays in August: Movies at the Mural
9pm – 11pm | Mural Amphitheatre
Enjoy free outdoor movies on Saturday nights at the Mural Amphitheater in the Seattle Center, through August 26th! Movies will be played on a 40-foot screen. Bring your low-back lawn chairs or blankets, snacks and beverages to enjoy while you watch. The August lineup is as follows:

  • July 29th: The Princess Bride
  • August 5th: La La Land
  • August 12th: Hidden Figures
  • August 19th: Clue
  • August 26th: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

August 6: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast is an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. This month, it will take place on August 6th, with live music by Skandia Kapell, Folk Voice Band and Smilin’ Scandinavians. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

August 12: Iranian Festival
11am – 7pm | Seattle Center
It’s the 11th annual Seattle Iranian Festival on August 12th! Head to the Armory to experience cultural food and goods, live music and other performances, and activities for the whole family!

August 18: The Tomato Dinner Pop-Up
6:30pm – 10pm | The Bite Box
Chef Aaron Tekulve from The Bite Box is presenting a special pop-up dinner to feature some delicious dishes with tomatoes as the star ingredient. Tickets are $99 per person—reserve your space ahead of time to ensure your seat!

August 21: Brasil Fest
12pm – 7pm | Seattle Center
Don’t miss Brasil Fest! Hosted at the Seattle Center on August 21st, this festival will feature a procession of people wearing traditional costumes, participatory workshops, live music from Brazilian Jazz and other groups, cultural performances, a parade, and more!

August 26-27: TibetFest
12pm – 7pm | Seattle Center
The 22nd Annual TibetFest will be held on August 26th and 27th, presented by the Tibetan Association of Washington and Seattle Center Festál. There will be visual arts, live performances, a lively marketplace, games, food, hands-on activities, a group dance, and more!

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in July

There’s lots to do in food and fun throughout July! Check out some of our favorite upcoming events…

July 4: Naturalization Celebration
10:30am – 2pm | Seattle Center
Every year, the Seattle Center, City of Seattle and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team up to hold a Naturalization Celebration on July 4th. More than 500 candidates from dozens of countries will recite the pledge of allegiance as they become citizens on the day that marks our nation’s birth. Mayor Ed Murray will be Master of Ceremonies and announce the represented countries and eldest applicant.

July 4: Fourth of July at the Swedish Club
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW is one of the best spots in the city to catch the 4th of July fireworks! Enjoy a barbecue for all ages, plus square dancing, kids activities and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 (reservations required). RSVP: Call 206-283-1090 or email rsvp@swedishclubnw.org.

Thursdays in July: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.

July 7-9: Seattle International Beerfest
All Day | Fisher Pavilion
Sample your selection from hundreds of beers at Seattle International Beerfest! Coming up on Friday, July 7th and through the weekend, Beerfest has everything from classic pilsners and IPAs to new hybrids and ciders. There will also be live music, food trucks and plenty of fun. This event is 21+, and tickets include a tasting glass and your wristband allows re-entry all weekend long.

July 8: 8th Annual Running of the Bulls
1pm | The Paragon
For the past 8 years in a row, the (in)famous Running of the Bulls event has been a riot of fun and craziness. Participants dress up in bull-running attire, ‘dress’ up shopping carts to look like bulls, meet at The Paragon, and race around Queen Anne streets before heading to Kerry Park for a finale celebration!

July 15: Queen Anne Day
8am – 8pm | West Queen Anne Playfield
The annual neighborhood celebration, Queen Anne Day, is coming up on Saturday, July 15th! Kicking off with the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run/Walk, this all-day, family-friendly event includes a parade for kids and dogs, sidewalk sale and festival with live music, a car show, food trucks, carnival games, bouncy houses, and activities for all ages.  

July 19th: Young Authors’ Day
All Day | Seattle Children’s Museum
The Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting local author Sarah Hartsig on Wednesday, July 19th for a special Young Authors’ Day event. Bring the kiddos to let them see if they may want to become authors themselves by writing their own little stories!

July 21-23: Groupon Bite of Seattle
11am – 9pm | Seattle Center
Seattle’s original food and beverage showcase, the Groupon Bite of Seattle, returns July 21st through 23rd, with over 60 restaurants and pop-up food vendors, a tasting for craft beers and ciders, four stages for live music, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations, and more!

July 28: Surrell Pop-Up Wine Dinner
6:30pm – 10pm | The Bite Box
Chef Aaron Tekulve from The Bite Box and Sommelier Zach Geballe are collaborating on a special pop-up dinner to feature some wonderful farmers market ingredients crafted into delicious dishes to enjoy alongside some well-curated wine pairings. Tickets are $127.30 per person—reserve your space ahead of time to ensure your seat!

FREE Summer Fitness

Photo: Seattle Art Museum

Want to catch some rays while getting budget-wise exercise? There are many group classes, led by professional instructors, offered for FREE this summer. Below are many nearby locations to strengthen your muscles and expand your skills. Enjoy!

SEATTLE CENTER, 301 Mercer St., Seattle 98109
June 20th-August 23rd
Zumba Class:
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm (except July 4th), Next50 Plaza
Meditation and Relaxation Class:
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm (except July 4th), Armory Rm. 301
Gentle Yoga:
Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Exhibition Hall Lawn
http://www.seattlecenter.com/fitness

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle  98121
On Saturdays from
July 15th through August 26th, enjoy public tours of the park, art making, musical performances, and family activities.  In addition, partake of these free fitness classes on the green:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (all levels): 9-10 am
Hatha Yoga (all levels): 10:30-11:30 am (July 29th is “Family Field Day” from 11 am-3 pm, which includes family yoga)
Zumba: 2-3 pm
http://summer.site.seattleartmuseum.org/category/saturdays

ST. MARK’S CATHEDRAL, 10th Ave. E., Seattle 98102
Cathedral Yoga
Ongoing on Sundays, 6-7 pm (this one possibly indoors–ask)
http://www.saintmarks.org/grow/adult-groups/yoga

PARKS
CASCADE PLAYGROUND, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle 98109
Yoga on the Lawn: June 10th- Sept. 30th, Saturdays at 12 noon
http://www.cascadeplayground.org

FREEWAY PARK, 700 Seneca St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Thursdays July 20th, 27, August 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks
Zumba: Mondays July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, West Plaza
Yoga: Wednesdays 12-1 pm July 19th and 26th, 5:30-6:30 pm August 2nd and 9th, Upper Plaza
http://freewayparkassociation.org/blog/our-events

WESTLAKE PARK, 401 Pine St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks
Tai Chi: June 24 – August 19, 8-9 am
Spin Cycle: last Wednesdays June 28, July 26,and August 30th, 3 sessions daily: 7 am, 12 noon, and 5:30 pm, with open cycling in-between
https://www.facebook.com/WestlakePark

OCCIDENTAL SQUARE, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle, 98104
CrossFit: every Friday morning in July at 6:30-7:30 am, and every Wednesday evening in August at 5:30-6:30 pm
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 11th and July 18th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in June

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 rsvp@swedishclubnw.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.

Featured photo source: QAFM Facebook page, credit: k.mae studio LLC