Fun Times, Rain or Shine – Events in Snohomish County and Beyond

Festivals, fun and food!!  Mark your calendar for these yearly local events:



New Year's At the Needle – Seattle Center

Resolution Run – 

Children's Film Festival – 

Seattle Boat Show – 



Lunar New Year Celebration – Showcasing the diversity, richness and culture of the Asian community, featuring Traditional Dragon and Lion Dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, Martial Arts and other Cultural Performances along with Arts, Crafts and a variety of Family-Friendly Activities – Seattle International District – 2nd Saturday

Northwest Flower and Garden Show – Heralding the start of Spring since 1989 includes Show Gardens, Garden Marketplace, and Seminars – Washington Convention Center, Seattle – 3rd Week

Everett Film Festival – Highlighting the Strength, Humor, and Creativity of Women through provocative and entertaining films including documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts – Everett Performing Arts Center – 3rd Weekend

Mystery Weekend – every February someone commits a terrible crime in Langley and it's up to YOU to figure out who-dun-it; Sleuths of all ages are invited to participate in the longest running Mystery Weekend in the United States – Langley, Whidbey Island – Last Weekend



Penn Cove Mussel Fest – Celebrating the "Bold, Blue, and Briny" Mussels with Boat Farm Tours, Art Walk, Cooking Demos, Kids' Activities, and of course, a Mussel Eating Competition –  Coupeville, Whidbey Island – 2nd Weekend

Taste of Washington – 



Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Celebratte Spring as Millions of Tulips Burst into Bloom! Driving Tours, Art Shows, All Month depending on Bloom Dates – Skagit Valley

Olympic Bird Fest – 

Cherry Blossom Festival – 


Windermere Cup and Opening Day of Boating Season – Crew Racing Regatta and Opening Day Boat Parade – Montlake Cut in Seattle – 1st SaturdayWindermere Cup 2

Paine Field Aviation Day – Vintage Aircraft on display and flying, pancake breakfast, kids' activities, food vendors –  Paine Field, Everett – 3rd Saturday

Seattle International Film Festival – One of the largest film festivals in the country, shown in 6 separate theaters with over 200 feature and documentary films plus over 100 short films – 3rd weekend through the 2nd weekend of June

Northwest Folklife Festival  – Annual festival of Ethnic, Folk, and Traditional Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts – Seattle Center – Memorial Day Weekend

Cruzin' tp Colby – Cruise and Show, Live Entertainment, Public Dance, Show 'N' Shine – Downtown Everett – Sunday and Monday, Memorial Day Weekend

Arlington Memorial Day Parade – Annual Parade sponsored by the American Legion – Downtown Arlington – 10am Memorial Day



Edmonds Waterfront Festival – Classic Boats, Hydroplanes, Live Entertainment, Food Court, Kids' Activities – Port of Edmonds Marina – 1st Weekend

Bellingham Scottish Highland Games – "Play, Dance, Compete" sums up this "County Fair with a Scottish Flair"; Talent Show, Dance, Pipe and Drum competitions, Field Activities, Story Tellers, Live Entertainment – Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale – 1st Weekend

Seattle International Film Festival – One of the largest film festivals in the country, shown in 6 separate theaters with over 200 feature and documentary films plus over 100 short films – 3rd weekend through the 2nd weekend of June


Marysville Strawberry Festival – Parades, Festival Royatly Fashion Show and Crowning, Talent Show, Carnival, Car Show and of course, Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest – City of Marysville – 2nd Weekend

Festival Sundiata, Black Arts Fest – Clebration of African-American Music and Dance – Seattle Center – 2nd Weekend

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival – Celebration of Art and Creative Outdoor Living – Legion Memorial Park. Everett – 2nd Weekend   sorticulture

Edmonds Arts Festival – Juried Art Shows and Art Booths showing and selling fine arts, artisan crafts and photography, Live Entertainment, Food, Kids' Activities – Main St, Edmonds – Father's Day Weekend (3rd Weekend)

Fremont Solstice Fair – Eclectic Activities, including Parade, LIve Entertainment, Craft Market, Food Vendors that celebrate the quirky community of Fremont, the self-proclaimed "center of the universe" – Downtown Fremont – 3rd Weekend

Music at the Marina – Thursday and Saturday evening concerts, June 23rd to September 1st, at Port Gardner Landing on the Everett Waterfront


Family 4th at Gasworks Park – – Live Entertainment, Food, Games and of course, Fireworks over Lake Union – Seattle

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival – Celebrating our Martime Heritage – Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle – 1st Weekend

Jetty Island Days – Explore the island, soak in the sun and/or splash in the water – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 5th – September 5th – Ferry at 10th St Dock, Everett

Mill Creek Festival, celebrating the City of Mill Creek – 2nd Weekend

Seafair –  The area's Premier Maritime Festival, 4 weeks of pirates, milk carton races, community parades and of course, hydroplane races – in Seattle and around the Sound – starts 2nd weekend and runs through 1st weekend of August

Bite of Seattle – Northwest's Premier Food & Beverage Showcase – Seattle Center – 3rd Weekend

Kla Ha Kay Days – 'Welcome' to old fashioned summertime fun including street and food fair, plain rides, parade, carnival, live entertainment and of course, frog jumping and pie eating contests  – historic downtown Snohomish – 3rd Weekend

Darrington Bluegrass Festival – The Pacific Northwest's oldest running bluegrass festival – Darrington Music Park – 3rd Weekend

Lake Stevens Aquafest – Annual Festival celebration featuring parade, carnival, fireworks and other events – downtown Lake Stevens- 4th Weekend

Gold Dust Days – Sky Valley's annual festival including live music, food and Civil War re-enactors – locations around Gold Bar – 4th Weekend

Tour de Terrace – Seafair-sanctioned festival including pancake breakfast, parade, live entertainment, car show, plus art, crafts and food booths – Evergreen Playfied in Mountlake Terrace – 4th weekend



Seafair – The Puget Sound's Premier Maritime Festival ends with the Torchlight Parade and Hydroplane Races – Seattle – ends 1st Weekend

Taste of Edmonds – SnohomishCounty's largest annual food festival – 2nd Weekend

Evergreen Stage Fair, Snohomish County's annual fair, at the Fairgrounds in Monroe – starts 4th Thursday through Labor Day Weekend

Bothell Riverfest –  – Celebrating the heritage and community of Bothell – last Weekend



Bumbershoot – The Nation's largest Music and Arts festival, at the Seattle Center – Labor Day Weekend

Evergreen Stage Fair – Snohomish County's annual fair, at the Fairgrounds in Monroe – Ends Labor Day

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival – at Lighthouse Park and throughout Mukilteo – 2nd Weekend

Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins – 7 Family-owned Pumpkin Farms working together – Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, After Hours and Pumpkin Hurl – Throughout the Month

Everett Coho Derby – Part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series – Everett waterfront – 4th Weekend

Oktoberfest – A Taste of Bavaria in the Cascades – Food, Beer (of course), and Family Activities –  Leavenworth – Last Weekend and 1st 3 Weekend of October


Everett Sausage Fest – Bringing Bavaria to the City –  Food, Carnival Rides, Arts and Crafts, Bingo and Music – 1st Weekend

Oktoberfest – A Taste of Bavaria in the Cascades – Food, Beer (of course), and Family Activities –  Leavenworth – 1st 3 Weekends

Earshot Jazz Festival – 


Arlington Veteran's Day Parade – November 11th

Macy's Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting –  

Christmas Ship Festival – 

Wildlights at the Zoo – 


Seattle Center Winterfest – 

Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition –