Northeast Seattle Events: Things to Do in August

The dog days of summer may be just around the corner, but don’t let them get you down! Beat the heat with some cool fun in the sun, on the water, or for a great cause. Here are four local options to add to your family’s calendar.

August 3: Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Summer Sail and Paddle Fest
4pm | Sail Sand Point

At this first annual event, Puget Soundkeeper and the Seattle community will come together to celebrate and affirm a commitment to clean water in Puget Sound and beyond. Advance tickets are $40 for adults and include a boat ride on the water, dinner, a beer, live music, and a Puget Soundkeeper membership. Children 12 and under are also welcome (advance tickets are $15 each). More information can be found on the Puget Soundkeeper event page.

August 5: Lake City Seafair Parade
6pm | Lake City Way

Ring in Seafair festivities with neighbors at the Lake City Seafair Parade. The three-part event will include a kids’ parade, dog parade, and the Lake City Seafair Grand Parade. Kids are encouraged to decorate bikes, wear uniforms representing their schools and clubs, or don their favorite costumes. Dog owners are also encouraged to dress up their pups. The main event will include float judging. Register online by July 31 to participate, or grab your friends and family and enjoy from the sidelines!

August 12: Seattle Children’s WALK to End Hydrocephalus
7:45am | Magnuson Park

The 7th annual WALK to End Hydrocephalus event will once again be presented by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Hydrocephalus Association. Walking routes will range in distance and will meander through Magnuson Park. Support participants’ fundraising goals by donating to the cause, which backs research on hydrocephalus (a neurological condition that affects more than 1 million people in the U.S. — often infants). Register and participate for free, or show up and show your support.

August 13: Seattle Peace Concert
Noon – 6pm | Magnuson Park

Since 1981, the Seattle Peace Concert series has served as a citywide summertime celebration of unity. This installment will take place on the Magnuson Park waterfront beach area, and will include approximately five special musical guests. The concert is free to the public and food bank donations are encouraged. The concert series features events at local parks and runs throughout the summer on Sundays from noon to 6pm.

Featured photo courtesy of 2017 Seattle Children’s WALK to End Hydrocephalus

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