Renton Summerfest

Piazza Park 233 Burnett Avenue S, Renton

Summerfest is a free appreciation event designed to recognize the dedicated residents of Renton and bring the community together for a day of fun and celebration. Live Bands, Arts & crafts, Beer & Wine Garden, Hot Wheels Collector Event and More! Movie in the Park Begins at Dusk. Live music sponsored by the Renton Roadshow including […]

Free
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Saturday Plant Sale – Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Late summer blooming plants have arrived for our Saturday Plant Sales. Enjoy some seriously colorful additions to your garden!

Free to visit, but bring money to buy plants!
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Peter Pan Jr. – Auburn Riverside Theatre

Auburn Riverside Theater 501 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn, WA

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey none of them will ever forget! Presented by NW Theatre Lab. Tickets and more information available here.

See link above.

TREE TOUR ’22 – Your Trees – Lake Wilderness Arboretum

Lake Wilderness Arboretum 22520 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA

Celebrate the trees of King County! Visit the Lake Wilderness Arboretum for this guided tour to learn about native trees and exotic species, their characteristics, and the challenges and joys of having them in your own landscape. Then enjoy a musical presentation by international woodwind artist Gary Stroutsos, who is inspired by the landscapes and natural rhythms of the […]

Free
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The Addams Family – Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory

Federal Way High School 30611 16th Avenue S, Federal Way, WA

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky - THE ADDAMS FAMILY! A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man […]

Online* purchase: $18 for Adults & $13 for students/seniors/military At the door purchase: $22 for Adults & $17 for students/seniors/military
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Look, Listen and Learn – King County TV

WA

Look, Listen and Learn is a proudly Black-led organization committed to representing the communities we serve. Watching LL+L TV shifts the values that children and families receive in media. LL+L TV features the brilliance of Black, Indigenous, and children of color delighting in the joy of learning. LL+L builds confidence and pride – essential elements […]

Free

The Play’s the Thing – BAT Theatre at Marvista Park

Marvista Park 200th & 4th Avenue SW, Normandy Park, WA

This comedy revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady. Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, […]

Free

Diamond Star Halo – Friday Night Flick Entertainment

Les Gove Park 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA

Originally scheduled for the Auburn Ave Theatre, this show has been transitioned to a free performance in Les Gove Park this summer, due to the Auburn Ave Theatre's current red-tagged status after the building next door to the Theatre had to be demolished after suffering a catastrophic fire.

Free

In-the-Pocket Summer Concert – Jessie Siren

Lake Wilderness Arboretum 22520 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA

Bring a chair, pick up a snack and beverage at nearby restaurants and QFC, and enjoy performances by local performers and musicians! Notice NEW time and location - now at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 6-7 PM!

Free

Auburn Kids Summerstage – Eric Ode

Les Gove Park 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA

Award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances. This entertainment series will be held at the Les Gove Park shelter beside the Discovery Playground.

Free

Fall and Winter Chores to Make Your Spring Gardening Easier – SCBG Pavilion by the Pond Program

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Ladd Smith, co-owner of In-Harmony, will show you how you can become a more successful gardener and do it with less work.  Your garden will be more beautiful and you will enjoy putting in less effort and getting more enjoyment when you learn how to work with Mother Nature.  Healthy soils, good watering and Natural […]

Free
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Welcoming Center – Immigration Legal Clinic

Kent Library 212 2nd Avenue N , Kent, WA

For adults. The Welcoming Center at the Kent Library will help connect you to the people and resources in the area you live. Available by appointment only. Please call ELAP’s main line, 425-747-7274, to determine if you qualify for assistance and to schedule a virtual or phone appointment.

Free

Romance Reading Series – Food and Love

WA

This online program is for adults who'd like to talk about romance novels with food, restaurants, bakeries and chefs. Then discuss tropes and thoughts on the genre. Love to read romance or want to try it out? Join other readers and a librarian in exploring new and diverse romance books. Read from contemporary to historical […]

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Wednesday Family Date Night at Kent Station

Kent Station 417 Ramsey Way, Kent, WA

Grab your friends and family for an evening of music and fun at Kent Station from 6-8pm. Wednesday Family Date Nights run from July 13 - August 17. July 13 - Nite Wave - '80s New Wave July 20 - Darren Motamedy - Smooth jazz July 27 - Heart By Heart - All the favorite […]

Free

Des Moines Summer Concert Series – Jaws of Brooklyn

Des Moines Beach Park Cliff Avenue S and S 220th, Des Moines, WA

Pop/Rock/Soul. Food trucks: tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria and O.P's BBQ. Breakwater Bar. Brought to you by the Washington Scuba Alliance and Party on the Rocks. Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Free

Ron Stubbs – Rock and Roll Hypnotist

Les Gove Park 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA

Originally scheduled for the Auburn Ave Theatre, this show has been transitioned to a free performance in Les Gove Park this summer, due to the Auburn Ave Theatre's current red-tagged status after the building next door to the Theatre had to be demolished after suffering a catastrophic fire.

Free

SeaTac Kidz Nite

Riverton Heights Park 3011 S 148th Street, SeaTac, WA

This is a new, free family event in the City of SeaTac. We'll have inflatables, games, movie, and live music featuring Eric Ode and Alleyoop. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the show! Live entertainment starts at 4 PM, and movie starts at 8:30 PM.

Free
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LUSIO Light Festival at Mary Olson Farm

Mary Olson Farm 28728 Green River Road, Auburn

Experience the Mary Olson Farm like never before. Dozens of incredible artists will illuminate the Farm with spectacular and interactive light art. Part light event, part family-friendly dance party LUSIO will amaze and delight all. If you RSVP in advance, you are entered to win an interactive glow-in-the-dark T-shirt!

Free
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The Oregon Trail – Centerstage Theatre

Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way

Funny, smart and provocative, The Oregon Trail is a play-meets-video-game time traveling journey of discovery. For middle-school-Jane, it’s her favorite 8-bit computer lab video game that offers a comfortable escape from growing pains and awkward adolescence. But when the video game comes to life, and Jane gets thrust from the 1990s  back to 1848 on […]

Adult - $32 - Main Season Shows Senior (65+) - $28 - Main Season Shows Military $28 - Main Season Shows Student (23 & under) - $15 Youth (17 & under) - $12. Please note that there will be an additional $3 facility use fee per ticket.
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Unmute the Voices

Unmute The Voices celebrates BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artistry in classical music by highlighting compositions and performances by BIPOC artists. From its inception, classical music was for centuries an art form reserved exclusively for affluent and aristocratic white men. People of Color and women were expressly excluded from being accepted as equal contributors. […]

Free

Cajun Food and Music Fest

Burlington Green Park 201 E Meeker Street, Kent, WA

The Kent Downtown Partnership is teaming up with one of Kent’s regionally renowned establishments, Altha's Louisiana Cajun Seasonings, to bring the first-ever event of this type and the summer’s biggest party to the downtown community. You don't have to travel deep into the heart of Cajun Country to find exceptional music, authentic Cajun food and […]

Free

The Play’s the Thing – BAT Theatre at Des Moines Beach Park

Des Moines Beach Park Cliff Avenue S and S 220th, Des Moines, WA

This comedy revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady. Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, […]

Free

Genealogy Chat

WA

This group of the South King County Genealogical Society has no agenda; they just like to get together virtually and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. ! For meeting invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Free, but your membership in SKCGS is welcomed!

In-the-Pocket Summer Concert – Sarah Jolk

Lake Wilderness Arboretum 22520 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA

Bring a chair, pick up a snack and beverage at nearby restaurants and QFC, and enjoy performances by local performers and musicians. Notice NEW time and location - now at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 6-7 PM!

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Renton Night Market

Renton Pavilion Event Center 233 Burnett Avenue S, Renton, WA

Stop by the Renton Farmers Market out on the Piazza, then come inside the Pavilion for 40+ vendors, Rain City Too! Food Truck, Beer Garden, live music and DJ, dancing, and community!

Free

Des Moines Summer Concert Series – Five Letter Word

Des Moines Beach Park Cliff Avenue S and S 220th, Des Moines, WA

Folk/Americana. Food trucks: tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria and O.P's BBQ. Breakwater Bar. Brought to you by the Washington Scuba Alliance and Party on the Rocks. Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Free
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Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library

Auburn Library 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA

Genealogy questions? The South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS) offers one-on-one help from a volunteer. For adults. Registration not required.  

Free
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Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library

Auburn Library 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA

The South King County Genealogical Society is in-person at the Auburn Library on the fourth Thursday of every month to help with your genealogy questions. Registration not required. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More info at kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Free

Jessica Lynn Witty – Original Country Music

Les Gove Park 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA

Originally scheduled for the Auburn Ave Theatre, this show has been transitioned to a free performance in Les Gove Park this summer, due to the Auburn Ave Theatre's current red-tagged status after the building next door to the Theatre had to be demolished after suffering a catastrophic fire.

Free
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Songs & Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Maple Valley Creative Arts Center 23220 Maple Valley Hwy SE Suite 15, Maple Valley , WA

No registration required - come to share your talents, and enjoy performances by others as well. For more information call 425-432-0810 or mvcac@comcast.net

Donations appreciated.

Renton Outdoor Movie – Sing 2

Thomas Teasdale Park 601 S 23rd Street, Renton, WA

The movie begins at dusk and for optimal viewing pleasure it is recommended to bring low-back chairs and blankets.

Free

7 Stories – Saying Yes, Taking Chances

Highline Heritage Museum 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

Seven people from the community will tell their stories on a given theme. Onsite at the Highline Heritage Museum and also streamed live. If you would like to tell your story on one of the above themes, please email 7stories@burienculturehub.org or burienculturehub.org/7stories.

Free

Paint By Tunnels Community Mural

WA

MVCAC Board member and 2022 PBT muralist Jackie Riedel will soon begin laying out her design of local flora and fauna on the tunnel wall opposite of last year's The History of Maple Valley. Mark your calendars for August 27th & 28th to join us in painting another mural or volunteering to help us produce […]

Free

Pacific Ballroom Dance Family Mixer

Pacific Ballroom Dance 1604 15th Street SW, Auburn, WA

Potluck, dancing and live entertainment! This is being billed as a First Annual event!

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Sherlock Holmes & the 1st Baker Street Irregular – Auburn Mountainview Theatre

Auburn Mountainview Theatre 28900 124th Avenue SE, Auburn, WA

On a dare from her fellow street urchins, 14-year-old Wiggins tries to pick-pocket a strange old man. Not only is Wiggins unsuccessful, but the old man – who is really Sherlock Holmes in disguise – manages to take the gold ring and leave behind a note directing her where to get it back.  When Wiggins goes to […]

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Paint By Tunnels Community Mural

WA

MVCAC Board member and 2022 PBT muralist Jackie Riedel will soon begin laying out her design of local flora and fauna on the tunnel wall opposite of last year's The History of Maple Valley. Mark your calendars for August 27th & 28th to join us in painting another mural or volunteering to help us produce […]

Free

Family Concert in the Garden

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Join the Auburn Symphony String Quartet for a lovely afternoon in the Garden for fun, family-friendly favorites! Some chairs will be available, or you may bring your own. Pack a picnic and enjoy some beautiful music with the best view in town. This concert sold out last year, so watch for when tickets go on […]

Adults $15, Students $8, 12 and under free

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First Friday in Downtown Renton

WA

First Friday in Downtown Renton is a recurring community event that happens from 5-8pm on the first Friday of each month, every month of the year. First Fridays feature activities, art, dining, after-hours shopping and Renton Road Shows, sponsored by the Renton Municipal Arts Commission! Perfect for date night, an evening out with friends, or […]

Free
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Inclusive and Cultural Storytime – Highline Heritage Museum

Highline Heritage Museum 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

In collaboration with Three Trees Books, storyteller Ingrid Miller will come to the Highline Heritage Museum on the first Saturday of each month to curate stories celebrating inclusion, diversity and cultures.

Free
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Family Tree Maker Users Group

WA

This interest group within the South King County Genealogical Society meets virtually every month to entertain questions and learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Free, but you membership in SKCGS is welcomed!
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Black Genealogy Research Group

WA

During the pandemic, the Black Genealogy Research Group has been holding meetings via Zoom. Join in lively discussions and programs to learn and share genealogy with the experts. This is an open forum for people of all backgrounds and experience who have interest in genealogy. Contact BHS for the meeting link: blackheritagesocietywa@gmail.com *Meetings will return […]

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Jacoub Reyes Large Woodblock Demonstration Day

Sidereal Fine Arts Press 4261 S 144th Street, Tukwila, WA

Sheila Coppola, proprietor of Sidereal Fine Art Press in Tukwila, is hosting Florida artist Jacoub Reyes for an extended Labor Day Weekend filled with in-person workshops and two live, outdoor, in-person demonstrations of hand printing on large carved woodblocks. Free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are requested. You can […]

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Knit Lit Book Group at the Woodmont Library

Woodmont Library 26809 Pacific Highway S, Des Moines, WA

For adults. Chat about the monthly book and share your knitting, crocheting or crafting projects! Attend this event at the library or online. Please register at kcls.org. (July's book is The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.)

Free

Touch a Truck – Valley Ridge Park

Valley Ridge Community Center 4644 S 188th Street, SeaTac, WA

Fun program for kids - see and touch vehicles that provide safety and services to the community.

Free

TREE TOUR ’22 Kids’ Edition – The Cedar Grove – Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Celebrate the trees of King County! Cedar trees have played an important role in the lives of people who have lived here since time immemorial. Come learn about these majestic trees that grow to great size in the Pacific Northwest. For ages 3 to 8, accompanied by an adult.

Free

TREE TOUR ’22 – Giant Trees – Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Celebrate the trees of King County! Cedar trees have played an important role in the lives of people who have lived here since time immemorial. Come learn about these majestic trees that grow to great size in the Pacific Northwest, yet are imperiled by climate change today. This program is for adults.

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Soos Creek Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Autumn is a great time for planting! Until further notice, masks are required in all Garden areas, please.

Free

Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival – Mary Olson Farm

Mary Olson Farm 28728 Green River Road, Auburn

Fun, sun, music, and brews! This 21 and up event is a South Sound favorite with live bands, dozens of beers to taste, and the most “chill” beer festival experience in the region. Get a discount when you purchase tickets early at www.wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops Bands: Kate Dinsmore . La Fonda . Massy Ferguson . Warren Dunes Breweries […]

$20 Pre-sale tickets available online through September 15 $25 at the event, includes 5oz taster glass and 5 taster tokens $10 designated driver (no tastes) entry available at the event

Salmon in the Pacific Northwest – SCBG Pavilion by the Pond Program

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Lawrence McCrone is a biological oceanographer who worked for 33 years in environmental consulting.  Since retiring, he has served as a volunteer master docent at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (ISH), leading tours and helping to educate the public about this valuable resource.  He will give a presentation about the salmon life cycle, the role of […]

Free

Stores, Shops and Restaurants

Highline Heritage Museum 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

In this series of historical talks, Tim Robinson from the Highline Times will share local stories from White Center to SeaTac, Normandy Park, Burien and Des Moines. Limited seating. Free registration at HighlineMuseum.org

Free

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Closes for the Season

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 29308 132nd Avenue SE , Auburn, WA

Final day to visit the Garden in 2022! Come enjoy the colors of autumn! Until further notice, masks are required in all Garden areas, please.

Free

Important People of Highline

Highline Heritage Museum 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

In this series of historical talks, Tim Robinson from the Highline Times will share local stories from White Center to SeaTac, Normandy Park, Burien and Des Moines. Limited seating. Free registration at HighlineMuseum.org

Free
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