Puget Sound Area Monthly Planner: July 2023

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BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Bluegrass From The Forest Festival features national headliners, contests, a band scramble, mandolin tasting, youth programs, vendors, and jamming, with camping available, at Shelton South Mason Soccer Park.  


FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN FIDDLE TUNES
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes offers public performances at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend.     


FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK
Center City Cinema screens movies outdoors at dusk, with pre-show activities.


DOWNTOWN SUMMER SOUNDS
Downtown Summer Sounds brings live music to Seattle parks. Most events are at Westlake Park, Occidental Square, and Bell Street Park.


ICE CREAM FESTIVAL
Scooped Ice Cream Festival is an “all-you-can-eat ice cream festival” with live music, a diverse variety of food vendors, giant games, and 75 ice cream flavors at Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion.   


SUMMER CONCERTS
Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle.


SUMMER SUNDAYS
Bring a low-back chair or blanket to enjoy music on the lawn at Carnation Farms Summer Sundays. There will be food trucks, beer, and wine. 


LAKEFAIR
Lakefair at Capital Lake includes carnival rides, food booths, craft vendors, entertainment, a parade, and fireworks at Heritage Park.


SANDSATIONS
See incredible sand sculptures built by competing teams at the Pacific Ocean during Sandsations at Bolstad Beach Approach.


KING COUNTY FAIR
The King County Fair offers food, beer/wine, music, carnival rides, vendors, entertainers, shows, demonstrations, 4H animals, and a rodeo at Enumclaw Expo Center.


BALLARD SEAFOODFEST
Eat seafood and more, enjoy the beer garden, watch musicians on stage, and browse art at Ballard SeafoodFest on NW Market St. and Ballard Ave. NW. The family stage is at Ballard Commons Park.


WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST
West Seattle Summer Fest is a neighborhood street fair with arts and crafts, two stages of live music, local food, a beer garden, and a kids’ zone at West Seattle Junction.


KIRKLAND UNCORKED
Enjoy art, food, wine, and shopping from craft vendors at Kirkland Uncorked on the water at Marina Park.  


SUMMERFEST
SummerFest has food trucks, a beer garden, live music, international dancers, classic cars, a drone show & fire dancers, and a balloon glow at Fort Steilacoom Park.


SEATTLE TO PORTLAND BIKE RIDE
The non-competitive 206-mile Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride is one of America’s best, with 10,000 participants departing from north of Husky Stadium and taking one or two days to make the trip south. 


VASHON ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival has a zany parade, live music, a beverage garden, carnival rides, and vendors.


MILITARY AIRSHOW
Watch the Thunderbirds fly in the air, and check out historic airplanes and vehicles on the ground at JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo at Heritage Hill Airpark.  


SUNDAE RUNDAY
Sundae Runday is a 5K run or 2-mile walk on park trails and closed roads along the shores of Lake Washington, plus a kids’ dash and costume contest, followed by an ice cream sundae.


SALTY SEA DAYS
Salty Sea Days features live music, a beer garden, and family-friendly activities at Wetmore Avenue & Hewitt Avenue in Everett.


SEQUIM LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Sequim Lavender Festival offers farm visits that are mostly free, plus a free street fair with live music and 150 food & craft vendors at Carrie Blake Park.


BARK BY THE BAY
Bark by the Bay is full of dog activities and games, an art project, treat hunting, vendors, and food trucks with adoptions, live demos, off-leash zones, a parade, and a costume contest at Chambers Creek Regional Park.


DUDE PERFECT
The five Dude Perfect guys bring their laugh-out-loud antics to the stage and compete in crazy, trick-shot-themed battles at Climate Pledge Arena.  


SEAFAIR TRIATHLON
Watch 1400 athletes swim, bike, and run in the Seafair Triathlon at Seward Park.


SEAHAWKS TRAINING CAMP
Watch the Seahawks practice outdoors in Renton with a ticket to Seahawks Training Camp.


POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+


THE PERFECT FIND
A fashion editor’s career comeback hits a snag when she learns the charming young stranger she kissed at a party is her new coworker — and her boss’ son. (Netflix)


TAKE CARE OF MAYA
In this documentary, an anguished couple in Florida battles authorities for custody of their ailing daughter after being accused of child abuse. (Netflix)


MAYBE I DO
Michelle and Allen, who have reached the point in their relationship where they are considering the next steps, decide to invite their parents to finally meet and to offer some understanding of why marriage works. Except the parents already know each other quite well, which leads to some very distinct opinions about the value of marriage. (Hulu)


THE KARDASHIANS
The family you know and love is here with a brand new series, giving an all-access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight. (Hulu) 


INSIDE OUT
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (Disney+)


MODERN FAMILY
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family. (Disney+)



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