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Fourth of July

Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular: July 3. Special post time is 5 p.m. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 253-288-7711 or www.emeralddowns.com.

Auburn Fourth of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Features kids’ bike parade, live entertainment, games, car show, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, vendors, food and more. Wristband sales open at 10 a.m. Admission: Free. Unlimited rides/activities: $5. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Kent Fourth of July Splash: Noon-10:30 p.m. July 4. Features live entertainment, games, athletic contests, classic car display, boat parade and fireworks. Cost: Free. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 253-856-5050 or www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Fireworks over Des Moines: 7 p.m. July 4. Gates open at 6 p.m. Enjoy fireworks, arts and crafts displays, music and more. Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock Ave. S. 206-870-6527 or www.desmoinesrotary.org.

Meeker Mansion Band Concert and Ice Cream Social: 4-6 p.m. July 4. Admission: Free. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.

Maple Valley Independence Day Picnic: 4-10:30 p.m. July 4. Festivities include: community softball game (2 p.m.), quilt raffle, crafts, games, homemade pie contest, music, dancing, food and drink. Fireworks at 10 p.m., accompanied by Maple Valley Youth Symphony. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. www.ci.maple-valley.wa.us.

Renton Fourth of July Celebration: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4. Features activities and live entertainment throughout the day. Fireworks: 10 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton. 425-430-6600 or www.rentonwa.gov.

Special Events

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

Kent Cornucopia Days: July 10-13. Features parade, street fair, dragon boat races, skateboarding and football competitions, live performances, art show, carnival and more. Downtown Kent. www.kcdays.com.

Pacific Days: July 11-13. Features parades, kids’ activities, workshops, car show, Saturday-night dance, vendors, inflatable rides, laser tag. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S., Pacific. 253-351-9177.

King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.


Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly band performances, including: July 4-5, Boomerang; July 11-12, Boneyard; July 18-19, Kickstart. Open to ages 21 and older. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton.

City Hall Saloon & Eatery: 5:30 p.m. July 9. Special performance by cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphy. Cost: $18. 35317 314th S.E., Enumclaw. 360-886-0569.

Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Performers: July 12, Steve Olson. Cost: Free; tips appreciated. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

Gonzo’s Bar and Grill: Ongoing: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 15423 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 101, Kent. www.gonzosbarandgrill.com.

Interchange Bar & Grill: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., including: Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke; Fridays, band performances; Sundays, free pool. Performers include: July 11, Kickstart; July 18, LaGrange. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Andy Burnett. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

Poppa’s Pub: 9:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Saturdays, live music. 510 Washington Ave. N., Kent. 253-850-2812.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.


Coulon Family Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Free outdoor concerts. Performers: July 2, Duwamish Dixieland Jazz; July 9, Handful of Luvin’; July 16, Amber Tide. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.

An Evening with the Music of John Denver: 7 p.m. July 5. Jim Curry to perform many of Denver’s classic hits. Cost: $22. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 909-638-7230.

Kent Summer Concert Series: July 8-Aug. 27. Free live music around Kent. Includes: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, “Take-Out Tuesdays” at Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way; noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, “Wednesday Picnic Performances” at Town Square Park, at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street; 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, “Thursdays at the Lake” performances at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. 253-856-5050 or artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us.

Soulful Sounds of Summer: July 8-Aug. 30. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays (in conjunction with Kent Summer Concert Series), 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; also Saturday afternoons in August. Free concert series at Kent station. Performers include: July 8, Coreo Aereo; July 9, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives; July 15, Head for the Hills; July 16, Jazz Horn Trio. Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way. www.kentstation.com.


Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.

Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 12, “Hairspray”; July 19, “The Bucket List.” Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.


“Mulan Jr.”: 7 p.m. July 11-12; 3 p.m. July 13. Presented by The Hi-Liners youth theater. Cost: $10. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 206-617-2152 or www.hi-liners.org.

“Coriander”: July 11-27. Comic tale about road-building in old Greece presented by Breeders Theater. Cost: $20, includes wine tasting. E.B. Foote Winery, 127-B S.W. 153rd St., Burien. 206-242-3852 or 206-824-9462.

“Music Man”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 17-Aug. 2. Presented by At the Ridge Theatre. Cost: $8-$10. Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 S.E. 208th St., Kent. arttickets@comcast.net.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: 7 p.m. July 18; 3 p.m. July 19. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Cost: $3-$5; free for ages 2 and younger. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 206-870-6527.


Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. July 2, 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.


Radio Theater of Thrills: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Radio drama listeners of all ages are welcome to enjoy the 24 broadcasts from “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills.” Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.


Kent Historical Society Museum: Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330.

Ryan House Museum: Events: 2 p.m. July 13, Ice Cream Social. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, April through August. Closed on holidays. Cost: $1 donation for adults; 25 cents for children. 1228 Main St., Sumner. 253-299-5780.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery”; Aug. 20-Nov. 9, “Weaver’s Spirit Power: Antique to Contemporary Coast Salish Weaving.” Events: 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, Junior Curator’s Summer Camp (registration required); noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth”; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H. St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for ages 4 and younger. 5917 S. 196th St., Kent. 206-764-9453.


Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: Through July 3, artwork by Anthony Huss and Cara Jennings; July 7-Aug. 1, intaglio prints by Joey Katzer and acrylics by Betty Hageman, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. July 16. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Auburn Golf Course Clubhouse: Through Aug. 1, “Auburn: People and Places” special exhibit by Greg Boudreau. 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Centennial Center Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. 253-856-5050, www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Exhibits: Through Aug. 29, marquetry art by Dennis Harrison, with reception 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 11. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

New Earth Gallery: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 213 W. Meeker St., Kent.

Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12, open house. Exhibits: Through July, pottery by Don Schindler and Arun Sharma. Ongoing: Paintings by Nancy Bogni, Marianne Perkins and Cathy Woo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844 or www.seahurstgallery.org.

Seattle Events

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Mark O’Connor’s Own Hot Swing”: July 2. Features Mark O’Connor, the Punch Brothers and Chris Thile. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: July 3-Aug. 2. Cost: $10-$48. Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-269-1900 or www.intiman.org.

WaMu Family Fourth at Lake Union: Noon-11 p.m. July 4. Features children’s activities, games, scavenger hunt, live entertainment, flyover, beer garden and fireworks. Cost: Free. Lake Union’s Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. www.wamufamily4th.org.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4-7. Features more than 150 classic wooden boats, model boat building, miniature boat races, food, live music and more. Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family suggested donation. South Lake Union Park, 845 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. www.CWB.org.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival: July 7-Aug. 1. Main concerts: 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Preconcert recitals: 7 p.m. Cost: $16-$42 per concert for main series; $10 for emerging artist concert; $8 for family concert. Also features free “Music Under the Stars” for families to bring chair and blankets to sit on the lawn and listen to live concerts via speakers. Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle. 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Blue Planet Live!”: July 8-9. Watch a natural history presentation with live music by the Seattle Symphony. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Mark O’Connor and Maya Beiser”: July 10. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“The Stay Up Late Show”: 11 p.m. July 12. Live talk show performance features local personalities, trivia, prizes and more. Cost: $10. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St., Seattle. www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

“The Wind in the Willows”: 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, July 12-Aug. 10. Cost: Free. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Cirque de la Symphonie”: July 11-12. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“Fiddlin’ Fun”: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. July 12. Features Mark O’Connor and Studio3Music. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Marvelous Party—The Noel Coward Celebration”: Through July 13. Comedic revue offers some of Coward’s best-loved songs. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

Seattle Symphony SummerFest—“The Legendary Earl Scruggs”: July 14. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“Bite of Seattle” Festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-19; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20. Festival features low-cost samples from more than 50 restaurants, along with live music, arts and crafts booths, beer garden, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission: Free. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 425-283-5050 or www.biteofseattle.com.

David Alan Grier: 8 p.m. July 19. Comic actor to perform. Cost: $27.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“DANCE This”: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Take a world tour of dance styles at this 10th annual performance. Cost: $12-$26. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

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