Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer at SAM (and other events)

This is one of my favorite summer events and, except for the food, all free.

The Olympic Sculpture Park has Thursday and Saturday events (starting July 7th).  You can walk the beautiful park, listen to a band (on Thursday), do yoga or zumba (on Saturdays) and the Thursday event has an art project for kids. 

I'll also note that University Village has free summer concerts as well on Wednesdays.  (The Beatles cover band, Nowhere Men, and the dance band, Hit Explosion, are big kid favorites.)  They also have children's activities like face-painting. 

As well, there are a plethora of free/low-cost movies outdoors (to kind of give your kid a taste of a drive-in movie):

Magnuson Park

Movies at the Mural (Seattle Center)

West Seattle Outdoor movies

Shilshole Bay

Century Link Field ($1 and it goes to charity)

Jefferson Park 

Plus all this happening downtown:

Marbles the Brain Store Game Demos
Wednesdays June 30 - September 1, 4:00 p.m. -6 p.m.
Westlake Park, 4th and Pine Street
downtownseattleparks.com

Magic Mouse Toys Game Demos
Fun demos by one of Seattle's favorite toy stores.
Wednesdays, June 29 -August 31, 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Occidental Square Park
downtownseattleparks.com

Family Fun Days
Imagination Playground's big foam shapes and other games; kid-friendly concerts and entertainers, special activities.
Saturday, July 30, 12 noon to 6 p.m. Bell Street Park, 3rd and Bell Street
Sundays, July 17 and August 14, Westlake Park, 4th and Pine Street 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays, July 24 and August 28, Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
seattle.gov/parks/downtown

Family Fun Evenings
Intergeneration play time in the park with music, entertainers and special activities.
Fridays, July 1 – August 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
International Children's Park, 700 S Lane St

Wooden Boat Festival
Find races, boat rides, demonstrations, live music, and food vendors at the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival at the Center for Wooden Boats. Free
Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4, 2015, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N
cwb.org

Dragon Fest
The largest Pan-Asian American street fair in the Pacific Northwest! The Chinatown International District Dragon Fest is a street fair of Japanese drumming, Chinese martial arts, Filipino and Indian dancing, American jazz, and $3 Asian cuisine in the International District. Free
Saturday July 16 and Sunday 17, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S
cidbia.org/events/dragon-fest/

Dragon Boat Festival
Thrilling competition of 12 –meter spectacular long boats, flamboyantly decorated to feature the head and tail of the dragon, battling it out on beautiful South Lake Union.
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N
seattledragonboatfestival.net

Community Kite Painting
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park's 3rd annual (and beautiful!) art-kite installation.
Thursday's June 2 - July 28, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Freeway Park, 7th and Seneca
For rain-outs call after 10:00am: 206-623-0340
freewayparkassociation.org


In closing, Cake by the Ocean (a great summer song - listen to the clean version.)

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