These June fairs, festivals, parades, and shows around the Puget Sound region have free or cheap admission ($15 or less). We sometimes include significant events with an admission fee higher than $15, if there are discounts or volunteering opportunities that allow you to enjoy the event for $15 or less.
In June, there are several events to choose from every weekend. Highlights include Father’s Day Weekend events, Pride events, and Summer Solstice Events. For events occurring on the same day(s), we try to list them from north to south in the Puget Sound region.
May 17 – June 10, 2018. Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF):
May 18 – June 10, 2018. Chinese Film Festival, part of the SIFF Festival in Seattle, features films from mainland China in a wide range of themes, styles, genres, including films from five female directors and five first-time directors, with many of the filmmakers scheduled to attend. In addition, there are four North American premieres and two US premieres. Tickets: $14 general admission. Discounts: SIFF ticket packages, matinees, seniors (65+), SIFF members.
May 30 – June 3, 2018. Bellevue Jazz Festival. Tickets for headliners and featured artists $19-$50. Dozens of free shows are scheduled throughout Downtown Bellevue. More info:
June 1 – 2, 2018. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup at the Washington State Fair Events Center offers scrapbookers classes, vendors, and crop parties. Hours: Friday General: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 9am – 5pm. Tickets: $10 general admission. Discount: $8 general admission if purchased online by May 30.
June 1 – 3, 2018. Edmonds Waterfront Festival has live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food courts, kid’s activities, beer & wine garden, hydroplanes, and classic boat displays. No dogs. Adult admission $4 (age 13+). Free for children 12 and younger.
June 1 – 3, 2018. Bite of Greece on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is a relaxed alternative to the giant St. Demetrios Greek Festival in October. Enjoy Greek food, wine, and music. Free admission.
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June 1 – 3, 2018. HONK! Fest West in south Seattle is a free, street band festival in parks and community spaces. Completely volunteer-planned and organized. Locations: June 1- Georgetown 5-10pm. June 2 – White Center 1-6pm. June 3 – Columbia City 2-6pm. Free event.
June 2, 2018. Herb and Food Fair in Kenmore at Bastyr University is an annual event with information on plants for food and medicine with cooking demonstrations, nutritional experts, children’s crafts, live music, and garden tours. Free event. Free off-site parking with free shuttle bus.
June 2, 2018. Duvall Days Saturday Festival starts with a parade, followed by craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, and a beer garden. Free admission, plus food, crafts, and some activities for sale.
June 2, 2018. Kitsap Medieval Faire near Bremerton Airport. Watch noble fighters across the Known World as they display their valor on the war field or vie for the favor of the Crown and Court in the tournaments. Wander the Artisan’s Village where blacksmiths, potters, scribes, and cooks work their skills. Take part in dance, song and merriment as bards and minstrels play their jaunty tunes. Indulge in the local food vendors or parade Merchants Row where crafts, clothing and treasures are plenty. Adult admission $10 (age 18+). Free for children 17 and younger.
June 2, 2018. Kent International Festival at ShoWare Center showcases the region’s ethnic dance, musical performances, spectacular native attire, cultural booths and delicious authentic cuisine. Free admission.
June 2 – 3, 2018. Getaway: San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour (100 miles northwest of Seattle via Anacortes ferry). Visit 20 art studios the first weekend of June. See original paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, wood, mixed medium, sculpture and fiber. Free event.
June 2 – 3, 2018. Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival at Seattle Center provides insight into the rich diversity and provenance of what makes Filipino art and culture both unique and common to other ethnic groups. The audience will learn about Filipino history, art and culture beyond stereotypes, as well as the Filipinos’ contributions to the dynamic economic and cultural life of the City of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Free event.
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June 2 – 3, 2018. Maritime Gig Festival in Gig Harbor includes a pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, farmer’s market, live bands, classic yachts, a car show, free history museum, and a kids’ fair. Free admission, plus food, crafts, and some activities for sale.
June 2 – 3, 2018. Dozer Day in Puyallup at the Washington State Fair Events Center gives children an opportunity to see (and sometimes operate) heavy construction equipment (bulldozers, excavators), police cars and fire engines. Tickets: $13 adults, $11 for children (ages 2 – 12) and seniors (60+), and free for kids <2 years old. Discount advance purchase: $10 adults, $8 for children (ages 2 – 12) and seniors (60+). $5 parking, cash only. Once inside the event, most activities are free, including equipment rides.
June 7, 2018. South Sound BBQ Festival in Lacey at Huntamer Park includes a professional cook-off, food and craft vendors from around the South Sound, live entertainment, kids activities, food sampling, beer & wine garden, and eating contest. Free admission and parking.
June 7 – 10, 2018. Vashon Sheepdog Classic via a short ferry ride from Seattle, Tacoma or Southworth (Kitsap Peninsula). This event sells out, so be sure to buy tickets in advance or you will be turned away at the gate. Bring a chair or blanket to watch trained dogs compete, and then enjoy local fare, fiber arts, and craft artisans. Tickets: $10/day General Admission. $5 shuttle from ferry dock. Kids 10 and under free. Discount: $25 for a 4-day pass.
June 8 – 10, 2018. Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival in Everett at Legion Memorial Park has one-of-a-kind garden art, display gardens, a plant sale, music, food, and kids’ activities. See parking information. Free admission, plus food and merchandise for sale.
June 8 – 10, 2018. Maple Valley Days at Lake Wilderness Park features a carnival, entertainment, art fair, parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and car show (Sat. 8 to 3). Free admission. FREE parking and shuttle from Rock Creek Elementary School. Plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 9, 2018. Shilshole Marina Boatfest in Seattle celebrates National Marina Day with boat rides and tours, music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and kids’ activities. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 9, 2018. Volunteer Park Pride Festival (formally known as Seattle Pride Picnic) is Seattle Pride’s celebration of queer arts, music, performance and culture featuring live music, speakers, food trucks, and a beer garden for the LGBTQ community. Free admission, plus food for sale. More info:
June 9, 2018. Art on the Fly dance festival in Seattle at Denny Park features live dance performance, interactive events, and free dance classes open to everyone, plus vendors and the South Lake Union market. Part of Seattle International Dance Festival, a 17-day celebration of contemporary dance with indoor and outdoor events (tickets/passes $25-$135). Free admission, plus food and merchandise for sale.
June 9, 2018. Spirit of Indigenous People at Seattle Center. Traditional and contemporary music, dance, arts and crafts, that will guide festival goers to better understanding and regard for Native Americans as the indigenous people of North America. Free admission.
June 9, 2018. Emerald City Trapeze Arts Summer Show in south Seattle features students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. See some of the very best amp up the tricks, the air, and the style with their creative and genius skills. Free admission.
June 9, 2018. Georgetown Carnival in south Seattle features odd art, nonstop music, power tool drag races, street performances, carnival games, food trucks, and a beer & wine garden. Free admission.
June 9 – 10, 2018. PhotoFest in Seattle at Glazer’s Camera offers free talks and workshops, outdoor photo walks, and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry. Free admission, plus merchandise for sale.
June 9 – 10, 2018. Rock n’ Roll marathon Health and Fitness Expo in Seattle at CenturyLink Field features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutritional information and interactive displays. Open to the public. Free admission.
June 9 – 10, 2018. Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Issaquah at Duthie Hill Park. Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes, visit kids’ events, and enjoy food and beer. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 9 – 17, 2018. Marysville Strawberry Festival is a week-long, volunteer run, scholarship and community festival, complete with a grand parade, kiddies parade, car show, entertainment, carnival, contest, and vendors. Free and paid activities. You might also like:
June 15 – 17, 2018. Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracts artists from across the nation and Canada. Meet artists and purchase their work in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Puget Sound. Plus, enjoy free live entertainment, a juried gallery art exhibition and sale, a nationally-recognized juried student art exhibit, art studio tours and demonstrations, a free hands-on children’s art activity area, and food booths. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 15 – 17, 2018. Classic Motor Yacht Parade and Weekend Tours in Seattle at Pier 66 Bell Harbor Marina. Over forty classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II, is the largest gathering of classic motor yachts in the world. On Friday, the yachts will participate in a Sail-In Parade along the waterfront prior to their arrival at Bell Harbor at 4 pm. An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 pm. On Saturday, many of the boats will be available for boarding; wear soft-soled shoes to be admitted. Free admission.
June 15 – 17, 2018. Meeker Days Festival in Puyallup is a street fair with three stages of live music, two food courts, beer & wine gardens, craft booths, educational exhibits, car show, kids activities, fiber arts demonstrations, garden clinics, and tours of Meeker Mansion. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 15 – 17, 2018. Getaway: Union Gap Old Town Days (150 miles southeast of Seattle, near Yakima) features Washington State’s biggest Civil War reenactment, encampment and living history event. Plus agricultural exhibits, walking and driving tours, live music, kids’ activities, food, beer garden, and vendors. Free admission and parking, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale. Donations to the museum are greatly appreciated.
June 16, 2018. Solstice Night Market in Seattle at Denny Park showcasing the best street food and handmade crafts. Free admission, plus food and merchandise for sale.
June 16, 2018. Truckaroo Food Truck Festival in Tacoma. Tickets $5 advance. Kids enter free. Parking free.
June 16, 2018. Burien Strawberry Festival is a longstanding community festival to celebrate summer with music, food trucks, vendor booths, inflatables, a climbing wall, kids entertainment, and of course fabulous strawberries. Free and paid activities.
June 16 – 17, 2018. Fremont Fair & Parade. Fremont Solstice Parade is a quirky Saturday afternoon and evening event featuring nude body-painted cyclists, giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, and musicians. The parade starts at 1 p.m. at Leary Way NW & NW 39th Street and ends at Gas Works Park for a solstice celebration until 9:30 p.m. with street bands, food trucks, and beer garden. Fremont Fair Saturday and Sunday features hundreds of local and imported crafts vendors, food vendors, beer garden, two stages of live music and DJs, art cars (decorated cars), busker street artists (musicians, jugglers, chalk artists, etc.), and Sunday dog parade. Free admission.
June 16 – 17, 2018. Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest at Seattle Center. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of African-American culture through live performances, hands-on activities, food, fashion and worldly gifts. Join in African dance workshops, learn traditional drumming rhythms, and take in the richness of black culture during a weekend filled with continuous entertainment. The festival is named for legendary 13th century King Sundiata of West Africa’s Mali Empire. Free admission.
June 16 – 17, 2018. Olympic Air Show at Olympia Airport features aerobatic performances in a variety of historical aircraft. Tickets: $20. Age 6 and under free. Discount: $15 advance purchase.
June 17, 2018. Fenders on Front Street Car Show in Issaquah includes live music, vendor booths, family activities, and award ceremony. Free event, plus food and merchandise for sale.
June 20 – 25, 2018. International Festival of Improv in Seattle at Unexpected Productions near Pike Place Market. The theme for this year’s festival is “Origins”, exploring the pioneering work of Viola Spolin, Del Close, and Keith Johnstone. Getting “back to basics”, the festival will push the art form to new discoveries with an emphasis on collaboration and featuring improvisers from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Reunion Island, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Tickets: $15 general admission. Passes $30 (10 performances). Discounts: $12 student, military, senior.
June 21, 2018. Make Music June 21 is the worldwide music holiday celebrated for 35+ years every June 21st for the Summer Solstice. Held in 120 countries & 800 cities, Seattle’s Make Music event features dozens of musicians of all ages and skill levels playing in Seattle, Issaquah, and Port Townsend. Free event.
June 21 – 24, 2018. FairyFest in Lakewood hosts dance, music and art amidst Lakewold Gardens. Discover hidden treasures and fairy houses, enjoy a scavenger hunt, creative art projects, selfie stations, or simply stroll the gardens. Dedicated to lightening hearts and spirits by bringing fairy magic into the world. Free admission, plus food and merchandise for sale.
June 22, 2018. Kids Day in Renton at Les Gove Park. Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, over 100 activity & info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle & equipment display, food concessions, FREE bike helmet fittings and low-cost helmet sales, FREE obstacle course, FREE Percussion Petting Zoo—a hands-on, interactive musical activity filled with hundreds of unique percussion instruments from around the world. Attendees can also enjoy Ballistic Swing Rides, bungee trampolines and a Paintball Target Range for a nominal fee. Free event, plus food and some activities for a nominal fee.
June 22 – 24, 2018. Taste of Tacoma at Point Defiance Park features 40+ restaurants & vendors, craft & merchandise vendors, live bands on 4 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs, Wine & Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, and the Funtastic Carnival. Free admission, parking & shuttle from Tacoma Community College.
June 23, 2018. PrideFest Capitol Hill march & rally celebrating diversity, community pride, and remembering Stonewall and local history. Open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone of any background. Food and Entertainment with restaurants, non-profits, businesses, and artists. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 23 – 24, 2018. Shoreline Arts Festival always held on the last weekend in June features art exhibits, youth art, marketplace, hands-on art, a juried art show, live local entertainment, food truck court, ethnic exhibits, and children’s art activities. Free event, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 23 – 24, 2018. Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival in Silverdale Waterfront Park celebrates the diverse natural resources of the area with food, music, games, sports and activities. Multi-city events include a 50k triathlon, kayak race, waterfront bike ride, trail run, and family paddle. The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail a celebrated segment of the Cascadia Marine Trail, opens over 350 miles of saltwater shoreline on western Puget Sound and Hood Canal to modern day exploration and is also part of the National Water Trails System. Free event, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 23 – 24, 2018. Midsomer Festival in Carnation takes you back 14th century England with games, archery, puppets, crafts, minstrels, food, and drink. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors 60+ $7, 12 years & under $7, 5 years & under free.
June 23 – 24, 2018. Bellevue Strawberry Festival at Crossroads Park is a long-standing tradition with plenty of family fun: shortcake eating contests, historical and agricultural display, auto show, games, clowns, face painting, touch-a-truck, live music and entertainment, plenty of food and vendor booths, strawberries and more strawberries. Free parking and shuttles.
June 24, 2018. Skandia Midsommarfest in Kenmore at Saint Edward State Park is a traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice with folk music and dance, raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole, and Scandanavian food and craft vendors. Free event, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 24, 2018. Free Boat Festival on south Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove on Lake Union. FREE 45-minute power and sailboat rides around Lake Union. Learn new skills at docking, anchoring, technology, rigging and knot-tying clinics with the guidance of industry professionals. Attend boating seminars offered by marine experts that will cover topics such as how to buy a boat and cruising and fishing in the San Juan Islands. Stroll the docks and visit booths to learn what it takes to get into boating, from how to finance and insure a boat to alternative means of getting on the water such as chartering and boat share programs. Family-friendly. Kids can stop at the Center for Wooden Boats for toy boat building while listening to live music and enjoying treats from local food carts. Free admission, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 24, 2018. Seattle PrideFest Seattle Center is the largest lesbian, gay, and transgender rally and party in the Northwest. Free event, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 24, 2018. Pride Parade in Downtown Seattle starts at 11 a.m. at 4th & Union. The parade will last about 2.5 hours along 4th Avenue, ending at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center. Free event.
June 28 – July 1, 2018. Kenmore Art Show at Bastyr University features the works of local artists working in a variety of media for exhibit and sale.
June 30, 2018. Greenwood Car Show is 1.5 miles of classic cars, hot rods, and antique wonders, plus live bands, and kids’ activities, plus food and craft vendors. Free event, plus food, merchandise, and some activities for sale.
June 30 – July 1, 2018. Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (repeats in December) is the city’s largest indie craft show. Choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, geekery, art, and food. Each show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. Hundreds of fans line up before the doors open to get their famous swag bags full of goodies from vendors and sponsors. Free admission. You might also like:
June 30 – July 1, 2018. Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels at the Tacoma Narrows features live aerobatic performances and fly-overs, dozens of planes on display, a 200+ car show (Sunday only), food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden, and activities for the kids. Tickets: general admission $20, children (age 5-17) $10. Parking $10. Discount: early bird (limited quantity) $15. Two on one motorcycle includes parking (Saturday only) $30.