July 9, 2013

Team Troy’s Summer Guide

Now that summer is in full swing here in Seattle, Team Troy has compiled a list of the top July events in Puget Sound area. When the skies turn bright blue and the sun comes out, there will not be a shortage of fairs, festivals, concerts, and tours throughout the region. As always, Team Troy is here to help out wherever we can. As neighborhood and community experts, we stay on top of the best restaurants, events, activities and buzz in the city. Just give us a call if you need help with anything at all: 206-588-8409

West Seattle Summer Fest

July 12-14 Team Troy is participating in this event this weekend at the junction (Alaska and California) in West Seattle. There will be music, food, free giveaways, and more. Drop by our booth for face-painting, reusable grocery bags, water bottles, a drawing for free housing cleaning, and our smiling faces of course. (http://wsjunction.org/summerfest/)

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Edmonds Summer Concert series

July 14-Aug. 25 A weekly outdoor summer concert series that is accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. 3-4 p.m. weekly, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (www.edmondswa.gov ).

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Kla Ha Ya Days

July 17-21 Live music, carnival, street fair, parade, Frogtastic Kids Fair, barbecue cook-off, balloon glow, car show, beer gardens, 5-11:45 p.m. July 17, 3-11:45 July 18-19, 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21, downtown Snohomish (www.klahayadays.com).

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Edmonds Cemetery “Walk Back in Time” Tour

July 18 Take a guided tour of the historic Edmonds Memorial Cemetery & Columbarium. 1-2 p.m., Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-771-4741 orwww.cemetery.edmondswa.gov ).

Mustang Roundup and All Ford Picnic

July 18-21 Mustangs Northwest events and car show, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue (www.mustangsnorthwest.org).

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Wednesday Night Concerts

July 18-Aug. 8 Live performances. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, North SeaTac Park, South 128th Street and 20th Avenue South, SeaTac; free (www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792 ).

Family Fun Night

July 19 1800s-style games, music and dancing, lemonade and ice cream, 6-9 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$5 (www.metroparkstacoma.org/family-fun-night).

Bite of Seattle

July 19-21 Food vendors, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 19-20, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 21, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (www.biteofseattle.com).

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Kirkland Uncorked

July 19-21 Tasting garden with 80 Washington wines, 5-10 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20, 1-6 p.m. July 21; Promenade with food, entertainment, vendors, boat show, 2-8 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21; CityDog Magazine cover dog model contest, noon July 21, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$30 (www.kirklanduncorked.com).

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Darrington Bluegrass Festival

July 19-21 Bluegrass music, food vendors, jams, camping, 6-11 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 20, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 21, Darrington Music Park, three miles west of Darrington off Highway 530, Darrington; $15-$20 (360-436-1179 or www.darringtonbluegrass.com).

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

July 19-21 Dancers in full regalia and 25 drum groups celebrating Native American culture, arts and crafts vendors, salmon bake, 4-10 p.m. July 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 21, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; admission free July 19, $5 July 20-21 (www.unitedindians.org ).

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

July 19-21 Food, arts and crafts vendors, music events, grand parade 11 a.m. July 20, car parade noon July 21,, carnival rides, music starts July 19, other events 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Vashon (vashonchamber.com/strawfest).

Covington Summer Concerts

July 19-Aug. 9 Live performances, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Real Life Church, 26201 180th Ave. S.E., Covington; free (www.covingtonwa.gov/index.html ).

Tap Water Tours

July 19-Aug. 25 Tour by bus and foot to learn about the protected watershed, the source of Seattle’s tap water, 10:15 a.m. Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend; $5-$10, by reservation (206-733-9421 or 425-831-6780 or www.seattle.gov/util ).

Phinney Summer Beer Taste

July 20 Taste microbrews from 20 Northwest breweries, pub food, live music, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$30 includes 10 tastes (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/summerbeer).

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West Seattle Grand Parade and 5K Run

July 20 Hi-Yu parade with Seafair Pirates and Clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, preceded by Float Dodger 5K run, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (thewestseattleparade.com).

Des Moines Waterland Parade

July 20 Community parade and classic car show, 6-9 p.m., Des Moines (destinationdesmoineswa.org).

Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation Brewfest

July 20 Beer festival and Oldsmobile Car Show, 2-5 p.m., Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20 entry includes beer sampler glass and six tastes (425-483-5105).

Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour

July 20-21 Self-guided tour of seven private gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, noon-4 p.m. July 21. Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; $15-$18 (www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org ).

Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts

July 20-21 Interactive sand sculpting, live music, community theater, juried arts and crafts fair, noon-6 p.m., McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens Street, Duvall (206-571-6410 orduvallarts.org/Events/sandblast.html).

Covington Days Festival

July 20-21 Arts and crafts, Kids Zone, entertainment, food vendors, parade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21, Kohl’s, 17002 S.E. 270th Place, Covington (www.covingtonwa.gov/covingtondays ).

Seattle Bon Odori

July 20-21 Traditional Japanese Buddhist festival to celebrate and honor the lives of deceased family and friends, 4-10 p.m. July 21, 3-8 p.m. July 22, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (www.SeattleBetsuin.com).

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival

July 20-21 Arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, music and kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20, 1-5 p.m. July 21, Gig Harbor (www.peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html).

Alki Art Fair

July 20-21 Arts and crafts vendors, live music, kid’s activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (alkiartfair.org).

SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer

July 21 Swedish Medical Center Foundation 5k run or walk, all proceeds benefit Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 8:15 a.m. from Marion Avenue and Minor Street, Seattle; $30-$35 (206-215-6700 or www.summerun.org).

Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour

July 21 Tour of six gardens, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Edmonds; $15 (206-913-3927 orwww.edmondsinbloom.com).

Seafair Triathlon

July 21 Adult Triathlon 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run and Kids Triathlon: Beginner course: 50-yard swim, 1-mile bike, 0.2-mile run, Advanced Course: 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike, 0.5-mile run, 6:30 a.m.-noon, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $20-$100 (seafair.com).

Chinatown Seafair Parade

July 21 Drill teams, bands, floats, lion dancers and the 100 foot-dragon, 7-9 p.m., Chinatown International District, 10th Avenue South and South Jackson Street to South Lane Street, Seattle; free (www.seattlechinesechamber.org).

Swingin’ Summer Eve, Shoreline

July 24 Community festival, concert and BBQ at Cromwell Park. Small fee for food and inflatable rides. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).

Greenwood Seafair Parade

July 24 Seafair Pirates, marching bands, drill teams and floats, 6-8:30 p.m., Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, then west to Sixth Avenue Northwest, Seattle (www.phinneywood.com/tag/greenwood-seafair-parade/ ).

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Renton River Days

July 26-28 Arts and crafts, visual and performing arts, recreation, food, exhibits and entertainment, parade, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton (rentonriverdays.org ).

Tour de Terrace

July 26-28 Arts, crafts and food vendors, beer/wine tent, parade, car show, carnival, music, fireworks, noon-11 p.m. July 26, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (tourdeterrace.org).

Capitol Hill Block Party

July 26-28 Music festival with local and national acts, food, art, vendors, 3 p.m.-midnight July 26, 1 p.m.-midnight July 27, 1-9 p.m. July 28, Capitol Hill, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; $40 (capitolhillblockparty.com ).

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Enumclaw Street Fair

July 26-28 Explore downtown shopping, eating and wine tasting with live music, kids play zone, 5K run/walk, food and vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Enumclaw (www.enumclawstreetfair.com ).

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair

July 26-28 Juried festival of art, crafts and design, music, artist demonstrations and food vendors. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 26-27, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Bellevue Square, Bellevue (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html ).

Sixth Street Fair

July 26-28 Original work by 130 artists, music, hands-on activities for kids, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28. Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth_street).

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

July 26-28 Works by 200 artists, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, Cost Plus World Market parking lot, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org).

Lake Stevens Aquafest

July 26-28 Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, basketball tournament, boat parade, carnival, parade, classic car show, duck dash, disc golf tournament, fireworks, water ski/wakeboard tournament, noon-midnight July 26, 10 a.m.-midnight July 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, downtown Lake Stevens; free (www.aqua­fest.org/festivalinfo.asp).

Western Washington All-British Field Meet

July 27 Gathering of British motor vehicles 25th anniversary event with classic to modern British vehicles, music, parts, clothing and food vendors, swap meet, cars for sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; $10 (206-365-5807 or www.abfm.com).

White River Bon Odori Dance Festival

July 27 Traditional Japanese Folk Dance Festival honoring ancestors, 4:30-9:30 p.m., White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn; free (253-833-1442 or www.wrbt.org).


July 27 Children of all ages (and adults) hands-on assortment of big rigs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822).

Powells Wood Storytelling Festival

July 27 Three tents in the garden with tales for all ages with Chennai, India storyteller, Jeeva Raghunath, plus Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Heather Forest, Margaret Read MacDonald and Richard Scholtz. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, PowellsWood, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5-$10 (206-429-2244 or www.powellswood.org/festival ).

Seattle Dragon Boat Festival

July 27 Dragon Boat races, food, music, beer garden to benefit local nonprofit, Team Survivor Northwest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-732-8350 orseattledragonboatfestival.net).

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

July 27-28 Entertainment, beer garden, 5:30-11 p.m. July 26, free admission; North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, pipe bands, Highland and National dancers competition, Celtic music, Scottish food and drink, clan tents with info on Scottish ancestry, Celtic vendors, Scottish Farm, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 27, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 28, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $11-$22 (206-522-2541 orwww.sshga.org).

Boogie Up The Block: Urban Arts Festival

July 27-28 Music, dance, entertainment and all-ages activities, noon-6 p.m. July 27-28, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; free (206-322-1151 or 206zulu.com).

Camlann Medieval Festival

July 27-Aug. 25 Theatre, knightly combat, music, craft demonstrations, archery, minstrels in a replica medieval English village, costume sale and rental available, food at Bors Hede inn, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays July 27-Aug. 26, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 6 and younger free (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org ).


July 27 Music, ice cream, games for kids, bounce house, rummage sale. 1-4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Kent, 9425 S. 248th St., Kent; free (253-852-3370 or www.kentfirst.net ).

Scandinavian Summer Celebration

July 27 Arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, traditional foods, music, dancing, genealogy, entertainment, activities for children, family dances, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah; free (425-313-0193 or www.ScandinavianFestivals.com).

Seafair Torchlight Run

July 27 8K and 5K run along Torchlight Parade route, with pirate and clown costume contest, post-race party with beer garden and live entertainment, 6:30 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$40 (www.seafair.com).

Seafair Torchlight Parade

July 27 Giant helium balloons, drill teams representing local communities, equestrian units, clowns, pirates and bands, 7:30 p.m., on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle; reserved bleacher seating available (www.seafair.com).

NW SolarFest 2013

July 27 Renewable energy and sustainable living fair with vendors and exhibits, interactive presentations, kid’s activities, food, music and beer garden. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free (shorelinesolar.org/nw-solarfest-2013).

Miss Seafair coronation

July 27 Crowning of Miss Seafair and her court, awarding of scholarship awards. 7:30 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle; free (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Ethnic Fest

July 27-28 Celebrating world cultures, music, dance, art and foods from around the world, noon-7 p.m., Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma; free (www.metroparkstacoma.org/ethnicfest ).

Steilacoom Historical Museum Association Salmon Bake

July 28 A fundraising salmon bake with live entertainment, face painting and more. Noon-4 p.m., Sunnyside Beach, Chambers Creek Road, Steilacoom; $6-$14 (253-584-4133 orwww.steilacoomhistorical.org).

Pista Sa Nayon

July 28 Filipino food, information, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, basketball tournament, children’s games, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (www.pista.org).

Kirkland Classic Car Show

July 28 Car show, music, games for kids, Seafair Pirates, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandclassiccarshow.com).

Hispanic Seafair Festival

July 28 Celebration of Hispanic culture with food, music and dancing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Seattle Center, Seattle (www.hispanicseafair.org ).

*Taken from the Seattle Times