WHO: Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
WHAT: Seasonal events and festivals
WHEN: Various dates, May through September 2017
WHERE: Various locations throughout Tukwila, Des Moines and SeaTac, Wash.
DETAILS: Event details are listed below; for more information, visit www.SeattleSouthside.com/events.
Huli Huli Barbecues: June 3 and 17, July 8, August 5 and 19, September 2 and 23
A summer tradition three years strong, these huli huli barbecues by the Samoan Christian Fellowship sell out just hours after opening. Expect mouthwatering island-style chicken and ribs and a warm welcome when kicking back at this family-friendly cookout. The grill is on by 10am, so come early and beat the growing crowds! schristianfellowship.org
Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market: June–September
Beginning June 3, the farm comes to you at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market every Saturday (plus Wednesdays in July and August)! Fresh, local and sustainable are the norm at the market, which brings together more than 50 farms, crafters and food vendors by the Des Moines Marina for a relaxing shopping experience. Don’t forget to bring your canvas totes! dmfm.org
Seattle Storm Community Practice: June 14
In conjunction with Tyee High School, the City of SeaTac, Group Health and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, there will be a Seattle Storm community practice on June 14 at Tyee High School. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Seattle Storm players, get their autographs, take photos and more! Admission to this event is free. seattlesouthside.com
Entertainment on the Plaza at Angle Lake Station: June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13
Turn your commute into an entertaining event! In partnership with Sound Transit, the City of SeaTac will provide entertainment the second Wednesday of each month at the Plaza at Angle Lake Station. This summer’s entertainment will include performances by Seattle guitarist Scott Lindemuth, Duo Finelli, and Magician Jeff Evans. ci.seatac.wa.us
Burien Strawberry and Arts Festival: June 17
Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, the Wild Strawberry Festival is a tradition like no other. This annual family-friendly celebration features music, carnival games and activities, artisan craft vendors and of course, the centerpiece of the event: delicious strawberry shortcake! discoverburien.org
Father’s Day Celebration at Salty’s at Redondo Beach: June 17–18
Show Dad how much you appreciate him by treating him to Salty’s award-winning brunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh Northwest seafood delights, the finest meats and roasts, a special build-your-own pulled pork slider station, local garden veggies, fresh salads, omelets, waffles and breakfast treats. Don’t forget Salty’s outrageously delicious desserts and pastries galore from its in-house bakery. saltys.com
Summer Dining Series at Cedarbrook Lodge – DeLille Cellars Tasting Dinner: June 22
DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. The winery was founded in 1992 and its mission is to create a new Bordeaux blend using Washington State vineyards. Enjoy DeLille Cellar’s best wines paired with a seasonally inspired, five-course dinner on the Copperleaf Terrace. For reservations, please call (206)-214-4282.
Summer Sip in the Garden: June 25
The Garden Party at Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens will feature offerings from local wineries and breweries, as well as local food vendors. The event will also include live music by a local jazz ensemble. Additionally, this event will help support funding for the seven elementary schools libraries in SeaTac and Tukwila, the Tukwila Pantry food bank, the annual SeaTac Back to School Fair, the annual Tyee Holiday Bazaar and the Global Connections High School DECA program. seattleuncorked.com
Free Museum Days at the Museum of Flight: July 6, August 3 and September 7
On the first Thursday of every month, museums around Puget Sound open their doors to the public—free of charge! Grab friends and family to explore the Museum of Flight and its Aviation Pavilion or the new Apollo exhibit, which centers the American and Soviet “Space Race” to the moon during the 1960s. museumofflight.org
Summer Concert Series at Des Moines Beach Park: July 12, 19 and 26, August 2, 9, 16 and 23
When the weather heats up, cool off at Des Moines Beach Park while enjoying its Summer Concert Series! Bring a blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy entertainment with the whole family. Kids’ crafts will be offered weekly, as well as a beer and wine garden serviced by Destination Des Moines. This year’s acts include Bobby Medina, Alama y Azucar and Cherry Cherry among others. desmoinesartscommission.com
Summer Dining Series at Cedarbrook Lodge – Sky River Meadery Tasting Dinner: July 20
Since 1997, Sky River has brought the age-old art of making mead, the sacred drink of men and gods alike brewed from honey, into the 21st century. In 2012, the meadery packed up their honey and moved to the Woodinville Winery District. Enjoy Sky River’s best meads paired with a seasonally inspired, five-course dinner on the Copperleaf Terrace. For reservations, please call (206)-214-4282.
Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade: July 21–23
Celebrate the Annual Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade, a tradition since 1959. Last year’s weekend of events included: a kids’ carnival, “Wheels & Keels” car, motorcycle and wooden boat show, and the Waterland Kids’ and Grand Parades. destinationdesmoines.org
Jazz on the Lawn at Cedarbrook Lodge: July 28
This fabulous, single-night event is sure to be a grand and tasty time for jazz and culinary aficionados alike. Come experience three sensational music acts, including Kaffeine, the Forman-Finley Band and Pearl Django, in this near perfect concert setting. Nosh on farm-to-table bites and sip local/regional wines and craft beer, or imbibe on craft cocktails, courtesy of the team at Copperleaf Restaurant. For tickets, please visit cedarbrookjazz.brownpapertickets.com.
Touch-A-Truck Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair: July 29
Children of all ages (and adults too) will have a hands-on chance to honk the horns and kick the tires of an assortment of Tukwila’s biggest heavy-duty rigs. A variety of exhibitors will also be on hand to distribute free summer safety tips, as well as emergency preparedness information. tukwilawa.gov
Peanut Butter & Jam! Family Concert Series: August 2, 9 and 16
Sponsored by the city of Tukwila’s Parks and Recreation Department, this free and fun-filled noontime summer concert series is just for kids! Held outside of the Tukwila Community Center typically on Wednesdays in August, this year’s line-up includes Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies, Recess Monkey and Casper Baby Pants. So, pack the picnic baskets, blankets and watch your kids dance and sing to the tunes of their favorite performers! tukwilawa.gov
Shakespeare in the Park, Much Ado About Nothing: August 6
During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free performances in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Make a picnic for the free performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Des Moines Beach Park on August 6 at 5pm. seattleshakespeare.org
Summer Dining Series at Cedarbrook Lodge – Flying Leap Winery Tasting Dinner: August 17
Joining us all the way from Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Flying Leap Vineyards is made up of a committed team of talented winemakers growing a select portfolio of both red and white wine grapes
on four vineyards in southeastern Arizona. Flying Leap produces a diverse portfolio of premium, proprietary wines and collectively operates four tasting rooms and three fine art galleries. Enjoy Flying Leap’s best wines paired with a seasonally inspired, five-course dinner. For reservations, please call (206)-214-4282.
Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden’s Ice Cream Social & Scavenger Hunt: August 19
The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden’s annual Ice Cream Social returns this August. Grab a free cone or ice pop and get lost in the acres of gardens. A family-friendly scavenger hunt with prizes will also take place for children to explore the idyllic gardens, and there will also be a speaker presentation on gardening and a plant sale. highlinegarden.org
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival: August 26
The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to attend the annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest. This event is the prime fundraiser for its Music4Life program, expanding music education for youth in our schools. Enjoy a day filled with local blues together with a variety of local brews, hosted at Des Moines Beach Park. To complement the festivities, the club will host a BBQ of bratwurst and B&E Market's famous tri-tip. drinktomusic.org
Cedarbrook Lodge’s Heirloom Tomato Festival: September 10
The 7th annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will showcase the abundant harvest of heirloom tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest region. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a selection of heirlooms, as well as a selection of heirloom-inspired dishes prepared by some of the top Pacific Northwest chefs. Additionally, whole heirlooms will be available for purchase and guests can meet artisan growers, Gene and Geri Prentice and John and Nancy Bromiley, who provide Copperleaf Restaurant with their tomatoes.
Summer Dining Series at Cedarbrook Lodge – Pike Brewing Company Tasting Dinner: September 14
The Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. Pike Brewing handcrafts numerous beers of character with a focus on local, sustainable sourcing. Their rich Seattle brewing heritage is legendary and second to none. Enjoy Pike Brewing Company’s best brews paired with a seasonally inspired, five-course dinner on the Copperleaf Terrace. For reservations, please call (206)-214-4282.