Monday, July 24, 2006

Events This Week in & around Seattle

Tour De Terrace
Tour de Terrace is the Seafair-Sanctioned, summer festival for Mountlake Terrace & neighboring communities. Presented by the Terrace-Brier Lions Club, this festival was created to generate community pride and spirit. We invite families, businesses and visitors to celebrate in this family oriented, fun-filled festival.

Friday July 28 12 pm - 11 pm
Saturday July 29 9 am - 11 pm
Sunday July 30 9 am - 6 pm

http://www.tourdeterrace.org/

KiteFest 2006
SEAFAIR community evenT

Activities: Family FunFly, Candy Drop, Rokkaku Kite Battle, Fighter Kite Demonstrations, Team Stunt Kite Demonstrations, Kite Building, Book-reading, and Prize Giveaways.

Date: Saturday, July 29th
Time: Noon-5pm
http://kitefest.net/index.php

Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival
Saturday July 29th 2006
2006 EVENTS AND VENUES

2006 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TORCHLIGHT PARADE AT SEAFAIR
Location: Begins at Seattle Center and continues south down Fourth Avenue to Second Avenue and King Street
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
http://www.seafair.com/x406.asp

Capitol Hill Block Party
July 28-29
http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com/

Greenwood-Phinney SEAFAIR Parade
Wednesday July 26th at 6 pm
http://www.greenwoodparade.com/

2006 Tribal Canoe Journey

2006 InterTribal Canoe Journey will take place July 31 - August 5 and for the first time in Canoe Journey history, the host tribe will be the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Auburn, Wash.

This year's event will welcome more than 70 canoes coming from four major routes for landing in Sand Point on July 31. Tribes will be canoeing from the North Central Coast of British Columbia / Inside Pass of Vancouver Island, Western Vancouver Island, Western Washington / Oregon, and the Puget Sound.

The Tribal Canoe Journey seeks to honor centuries-old traditions of transport and trade by the coastal tribes of the Northwest, many of which often traveled the waters to meet and gather for festivities.

Emmett Oliver, an 89-year-old Quinault tribal member, revitalized the annual canoe journey among Northwest tribes in modern times when he organized the "Paddle to Seattle" for Washington State’s centennial in 1989.

More information here

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's another Cinema on the Lawn happening this week. It will be Office Space, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Pizza, beer, etc.

M.M. said...

The Torchlight Festival was awesome. I gave my account on a post that gives a bit of a review. I felt it was a huge part of Seattle, thousands of people, who came together and celebrated. What I loved was how diverse it was, all races and religions coming together and just having fun. There were clowns, army soldiers, pilots, sailers, marines, pirates, floats, drill teams, bands, big blow-up figurines, toy horns being blown, the whole hoorah.