Attend the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle, featuring more than 60 restaurants, pop-up vendors, craft beer and cider tastings, live bands, MUNCHIES at The Mural, Free Bite Movie Night, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demos and cook-off battles, The Alley benefiting Food Lifeline, Family Fun Zone, sponsor activities and more July 19-21. BiteOfSeattle.com
Campers ages 6-12 will have fun learning about geology, animal habitats and nature—all while creating their own soapstone figurine. After creating the figurine, campers will make habitat homes for their new animals. The camp is facilitated by Kentaro Kojima, a professional stone sculptor July 22-26.
More than 100 artists display their work in an open-air showcase of sculpture, jewelry, home décor, wood and glass work, fabrics and more as part of Downtown Bellevue’s nationally recognized arts festival weekend July 25-28.
Toys For Kids and Seattle Mariners invite you to enjoy Christmas in July at T-Mobile Park as the Mariners take on the Detroit Tigers. $10 from every ticket sold through this special offer will benefit Toys For Kids. For more info and to buy tickets, visit Mariners.com/Christmas.
The Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award-winning arts and crafts festival in the Northwest July 26-28. With more than 300 inspiring artists showcasing handmade craft and art, this marketplace represents modern, traditional and emerging work. BAM ARTSfair offers free programming including BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks and much more.
Kirkland’s premier music and arts festival is returning for its eighth year. The three-day tour de force boasts dozens of live performances, outdoor entertainment venues, purveyors of fine foods, local beers and wines and interactive activities. This festival returns to the picturesque shores of Lake Washington July 26-28. With over 35,000 attendees, Summerfest is Kirkland’s signature event of the year. KirklandSummerfest.com
The Auto Angels Car Show hosts one of the most unique annual events in the nation July 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for one of the best reasons—to help low-income individuals, women transitioning from homelessness, single moms and victims of domestic abuse acquire and maintain a vehicle.
Kids are encouraged to discover, design and create with a variety of materials and will come away with finished projects from paper mache, clay creations, shrink art, journal making and multiple stationery courses. Classes are Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
The volume gets turned up during Downtown Bellevue's lunch hour. Take a break from the office and enjoy your lunch outside during a summer series of live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12-1:30 p.m. Local bands presenting Americana to world beat fusion will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. BellevueDowntown.com/Events
The Bellevue Farmers Market is every Thursday, 3-7 p.m., May-October. Each market day is composed of its own unique mix of vendors offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, fresh meats, one-of-a-kind artisan goods and tasty cuisine.
Every Friday, 4-7 p.m., come to KidsQuest’s open studio time and mold a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Design, shape and paint your own sculpture or dish and get to take the finished product home. It's great for ages 5-plus, but all ages are welcome (including adults looking for a great deal on studio time)! No pre-registration is required. Pay at the door.
Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar showcases local musicians who perform a variety of jazz music genres from contemporary to fusion to Latin and everything in between. Stop by any Friday night with friends to enjoy regional beers, Northwest wines and crafted cocktails while experiencing live music, 8-11 p.m., with no cover charge.
Join others at the Bellevue LifeSpring Summer 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit children and families in Bellevue, beginning at 10 a.m. Eventbrite.com/E/Bellevue-Lifespring-Summer-5k-Fun-RunWalk-Tickets
The City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services has partnered with Charles Schwab and Viome, Inc. to bring you this eight-week outdoor movie series on Tuesday evenings, July 9-Aug. 27. Join your friends and family for a night of free admission, free pre-movie entertainment and free popcorn. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m., and movies begin at dusk.
Join one of America’s legendary sportscasters, Chris Berman, for a special dinner event with noted local friends. This event kicks off the Justin Van Hollebeke Memorial Golf Tournament weekend—a unique two-day event benefiting Wonderland Child and Family Services. WonderlandKids.org/Golf-Tournament
Now in its 20th year, the Justin Van Hollebeke Memorial Golf Tournament was created to honor a little boy with a big heart. As a sponsor, your business contacts, friends and you will hit the course with Chris Berman for a day of golf, fun, great food and drink, all to benefit Wonderland.
Herbie Hancock will be performing with Kamasi Washington, a jazz saxophonist, this summer at Marymoor Park. Herbie is considered to be one of the most innovative jazz musicians of our time. The musical talent combined with the gorgeous backdrop of Marymoor Park makes for a cannot-miss experience. The concert is open to all ages.
This family-friendly event will feature internationally, nationally and regionally renowned chalk artists for a spectacular showcase as they transform Redmond Town Center into pastel masterpieces, Aug. 16-18. As you peruse street murals, enjoy the annual merchant sidewalk sale, sips and bites from RTC merchants, activities for kids and live music all weekend!
This month’s special guest, School of Rock Bellevue, performs rock ‘n’ roll classics. School of Rock is a performance-based music program, where students receive 30- or 45-minute lessons on the instrument of their choice (drums, bass, guitar, keys and/or vocals) and also participate in a weekly 3-hour rehearsal to prepare them for the main event—the show! Admission is free.
Suite Restaurant and Lounge presents the Eighth Annual All White Party. The night's festivities include fire performances, visual art performances, VIP table packages, music by Suite resident DJs, full dinner service until 1 a.m. and giveaways. This is a 21-plus event, and an ID is required. For reservations and additional information, please email Reservations@SuiteBellevue.com or call 425.679.6951.
Join REI's expert guides to learn to be the envy of every other camper. In this hands-on experience, you'll learn tips and tricks for decking out your tent and campsite. You'll get the chance to try out various camp comforts and learn the secrets for a speedy campsite setup. All equipment is provided. No experience is necessary.
Discover more than 30 artists and a wide variety of sculpture and garden art available for purchase among the flowerbeds and woodlands of the Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aug. 24-25. Enjoy live music and refreshments for purchase at the Garden Pub, Copper Kettle Coffee Bar and various food trucks. BellevueBotanical.org/Arts-In-The-Garden