1. Live, outdoor music: Jonny Lang and the Robert Cray Band: The Tulalip Amphitheatre, July 5. Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Jonny Lang joins the legendary Robert Cray Band. Cray – a native of Tacoma who attended Lakes High School – topped the U.S. Blues charts in 2007 and 2014. He’s also credited with doing more for blues music in the 1980s than anyone other than Stevie Ray Vaughn, whom Cray played with during his last performance. Lang’s major label debut as a teenager went multi-platinum, and his latest release, “Signs,” was chosen by AllMusic as one of the best blues albums of 2017. Follow this link here for more details.
2. Raceway days: Pacific Raceways Vintage Auto Races. Friday, July 5. Kent, WA. The Pacific Northwest Historics present the Northwest’s largest sports car road race and largest single event fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Watch traditional IMSA and special IMSA cars on the track and in paddocks, check out local vendors and meet celebrity guest Mitch Bishop for an autograph. Follow this link here for more details.
3. Yummy foods: Seattle Street Food Festival 2019. July 6-7. 12-6 p.m. Seattle. Seattle’s largest outdoor street food festival spreads across South Lake union, over five blocks of delicious and local food sold by local vendors. Enjoy the Elysian brewing Big Bite music stage while trying out over 75 food trucks and pop-ups. Follow this link here for more details.
4. Central WA festival: Freedom Fest 2019. Friday, July 5, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Moses Lake. Celebrate the summer and 4th of July in Central Washington with a two-day festival featuring music by Lake City Blues and Cruise Control, food vendors and a car and bike. Follow this link here for more details.
5. Pirates A’Hoy! Seattle Seafair Pirates. West Seattle. Saturday, July 6. 1-3 p.m. Kick off the summer with Seafair at the Pirate’s Landing (Alki Beach) in West Seattle. As they “storm” the beach looking for lost treasures. Check out local vendors and plenty of music and foods to experience before the pirates arrive, too. Follow this link here for more details.
6. Wine in the mountains: 10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival. Crystal Mountain. Saturday, June 6. 2-7 p.m. Sip a glass of Chardonnay and enjoy refreshing mountain air on the Alpine Inn lawn at Crystal Mountain. Live music and delicious tapas will accompany the wines, starting around 3 p.m. Follow this link here for more details.
7. Airplanes and automobiles: Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels. July 6-7. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Tacoma Narrows Airport. Watch historic aircrafts Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk or F/A-18E/F Super Hornets zoom through the air or check out the over 200 cars on display at the on-site car show. This is a fun event for automobile and aerospace enthusiast will appreciate. Follow this link here for more details.
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