Summer is typically time for the residents of Kent to get outside and enjoy the best outdoor events of the year. Whether you enjoy musical performances or activities, these festivals throughout the Puget Sound will be sure to keep you busy this summer.
Kent Cornucopia Days
Held this year from July 10th to the 15th in downtown Kent, the annual city festival will feature dragon boat races, a 5k fun run/walk, an inline skate and skateboard tournament, parade, and many other activities. Check out the Kent Cornucopia site for the full schedule.
Seattle Chamber Music Summer FestivalThe Seattle Chamber Music Society provides free outdoor concerts throughout the month of July in Seattle parks. Concerts include performances of Antonín Dvorák’s Sextet for Strings in A Major and Piotr Tchaikovksy’s Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet, Op. 70. There are also numerous paid performances at Benaroya Hall including music by Mozart and Beethoven.
Renton River Days
Kent’s neighbor to the north is hosting its 27th annual Renton River Days from July 27th-29th at Liberty Park. Festivities include the Quilt Show, inflatables and activities for kids, the Renton Annual Art Show, the Rubber Ducky Derby, Nibble of Renton, and stage performances. A parade will take place on July 28th at 10 am in downtown Renton.
Covington’s annual summer festival will be held between July 20-22 at Cedar Heights Middle School. The full event calendar includes an art show, Reptile Man, kids activities and carnival, musical performances, and a street parade.
Additional festivals this summer include:
Seattle International Beerfest - July 6-8, 2012 at Seattle Center
Dragonfest 2012 - July 14-15, 2012 at Hing Hay Park
Bite of Seattle - July 20-22, 2012 at Seattle Center
Tacoma Freedom Fair - June 29-July 4, Ruston Way Waterfront
Seafair - June-July 2012 at various locations
Charles Sipe writes for Signature Pointe apartments located off West Meeker Street near downtown Kent.