The year 2005 may be remembered for the bird flu.
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February[edit | edit source]
- February 19-20: Bike Expo
March[edit | edit source]
- March 12-13: Vegfest
- March 23: Public Works: Sustainability in Local Communities - lecture put on by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
April[edit | edit source]
- April 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm: First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. A great time to see what's new in the galleries. All new shows for the month will be posted.
- April 22-24, 10:00am-6:00pm: Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival at Seattle Center House, Fisher Pavilion
May[edit | edit source]
- May 15:
- May 21, 22: University District Street Fair, 36th annual gathering of crafts and food
- May 29, 30: Pike Place Market Street Festival with food, arts and crafts, and performances to benefit the Market Foundation
June[edit | edit source]
- June 4:
- June 16, 7pm: Yusef Komunyakaa will be reading and signing books at Cat and Cannon Used Books (Lake City)
- June 17-19:
- NWSource.com Summer Brewfest at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore
- Edmonds Arts Festival at Anderson Cultural Center on Edmonds' Main Street
- Juneteenth Freedom Festival and Parade in Seattle's Pratt Park, commemorating the 1865 Emancipation Proclamation in Texas
- Marysville Strawberry Festival in downtown Marysville (about 34 miles north of downtown Seattle)
- Here's to the Heroes Tour 2:00pm-8:00pm daily at Qwest Field Event Center, Anheuser-Busch's Clydesdale horses touring the U.S. with a display of SeaWorld animals and an exhibit that allows visitors to record customized messages to U.S. troops serving overseas
- June 18-19: Burien Strawberry Festival offers strawberries, arts and crafts, children's activities and more
- June 20: Washington Citizens for Proportional Representation - monthly meeting, 6:00pm to 8:45pm at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library
- June 25-26:
- June 30-July 4: Tall Ships Tacoma includes Parade of Sails in Commencement Bay and display, tours, and simulated battles of tall ships
July[edit | edit source]
- July 3, 7:00pm: Poets to Music at Cat and Cannon Used Books (Lake City): Irene Drennan, Sandra Larkman-Heindsmann and Vivienne Inman will read their words to Karen Olsen's music
- July 4:
- July 11-August 7: SEAFAIR, hydroplane races and an air show on Lake Washington, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard fleet arrival, and several other activities around Seattle
- July 15-17: West Seattle Junction Festival offers arts, crafts, food, wine and beer garden to celebrate West Seattle's history and character
- July 18: Washington Citizens for Proportional Representation - monthly meeting, 6:00pm to 8:45pm at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library
- July 19: Community Forum for Marriage Equality at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, organized by Marriage Equality Now
- July 19, 20: Summer Nights at South Lake Union Park presents Indigo Girls, 7:00pm
- July 21: Thee Casual Plaids punkadelic rock at the Sunset Tavern (last band around midnight). Appearing with the ToneBlasters and Mercurius. Presented by Sheli Story from Hillbilly Punkshop.
- July 22-23: 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival, this two-night event features 14 short plays completely produced in 48 hours!
- July 23:
- July 22-24:
- July 30-31: Capitol Hill Block Party featuring over 50 bands on four stages; multiple beer gardens; community activist, artist, and food booths
- August 2:
- August 6:
- August 6-7: Arab Festival, Seattle Center event with food and activities offering insights into the traditions of the Arab culture
- August 7, 7:00pm: First Sundays Listening Salon at Cat and Cannon Books. Hosted by Dobbie Norris; readings by Susan Blair, Daniel Casaletto, Murray Gordan; music by Charlotte Thistle.
- August 9: Medina Days Concert in the Park & Back to School Drive benefiting the Hopelink Hoops for Hope School Supply Drive
- August 12: South Lake Union Cinema on the Lawn featuring Cabaret. Co-sponsored with Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
- August 12-13: Summer Nights at South Lake Union Park presents the B.B. King Blues Festival
- August 20:
- August 25:
- August 26:
- August 29, 7:00pm: Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren visits Seattle on his West Coast tour. Presentation with Q&A at Phinney Neighborhood Center; $10.
- August 30, 6:30pm: Rivet Magazine's Art Auction at Crawl Space. Affordable art valued between $25 and $300.
- September 16-18: Friends of Shoreline Library Fall Book Sale at Shoreline Library
- September 17-18: Port Townsend Annual Historic Homes Tour
- September 19, 7:30pm: Fundraising event for The New Orleans Musicians Clinic at Jazz Alley (external link), Belltown. $25 suggested donation.
- September 20:
- September 22, 7:30pm: The Golden Age of Ingmar Bergman Film Series presents The Virgin Spring at Seattle Art Museum.
- September 9-25: The Puyallup Fair, largest single event held in Washington each year; among the top ten fairs in the world
- October 2:
- 9:00am: City of Hope's Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer at Magnuson Park; also a 5K fun run. Registration $25 before September 30, $30 after.
- 6:00pm: Fundraising event to help New Orleans Musicians at Fremont Baptist Church, featuring Correo Aereo, Harper Tasche, Crookshank, Piper's Creek & Telynor. $15 suggested donation.
- October 15: Tashiro Kaplan Aritsts Lofts is hosting a collective art opening. Many live/work studios will be open, a fundraising auction, and preformances will occur. At Pioneer Square, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S, from 4-9pm.
- October 21 and 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Halloween hayrides and nocturnal walks at Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave SW. Halloween songs and stories at a bonfire or see spiders, snakes, owls, and pond creatures on the walk. $10/person or $35 for a family of four. Registration: 206-784-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 22, 10:00am: Pumpkin Push benefiting the Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Center in Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. features a 5K run/walk, a 2.5-mile family fun walk, and a non-competitive kids' dash.
- October 22-23, times vary: Puget Sound Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Show at Sand Point Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. 42nd annual show features displays, tastings, cultivating tips, field guides, cookbooks, and scientific materials. Saturday noon-7:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. Cost: $7; students and seniors $5; children under 12 free.
- October 23, 10:00am: Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club Middle Fork Snoqualmie ride, a moderately paced and technically intermediate ride on rolling terrain outside North Bend. Helmets mandatory. Sign up: 206-524-2900 or www.bbtc.org.
- November 1, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Rivet Trivia Night @ The Hopvine Save your soul! Take part in Rivet Trivia Night @ The Hopvine.
- November 20, Noon to 3:00pm: Turkey Trot 5k fun walk in Kirkland to help Hopelink to provide for homeless and low-income families during the holidays
- October 28-November 8:00pm & 10:30pm: Sex in Seattle Episode 12: My Ultra Quirky Asian American Wedding, Richard Hugo House
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