August 2017 – Things To Do in Kent, Washington

Election Day, Historical Kent, Car Races, Outdoor Movies & More

Kent Events: Things To Do in Kent, Washington, August 2017

Election Day, Historical Kent, Car Races, Outdoor Movies & More

Summertime is always busy in and around Kent, so the list of event highlights is a work in progress. Please let us know if you see a mistake or have an event you’d like us to consider. Please email us at info@ilovekent.net. Please give us two business days to add your event to the calendar. Thank you! Have a great August.

For more details about the events, please click on the links provided or visit our Google Calendar.

Last updated: 8/23/17, 1:10 PM

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Primary Election Day

SHADOW Lake Half-Day Summer Camp (4th, 5th and 6th graders)
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve (21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058)
8 AM to Noon

Take Out Tuesdays Free Summer Concert
feat. Nick Drummond (acoustic pop)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
Noon – 1 PM

National Night Out

Kent City Council
Kent City Hall, Council Chambers
(220 Fourth Ave. S., Kent, WA)
5 PM – 7 PM

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SHADOW Lake Half-Day Summer Camp
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve (21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058)
8 AM to Noon

Amazon Jobs Day
Amazon Fulfillment Center BF14 (21005 64th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032)
8 AM to Noon

Wednesday Picnic Performances Free Summer Concert
feat. Mister G (Kids bluegrass, funk, and folk)
Town Square Plaza (2nd Ave. and Harrison St., Kent, WA 98032)
Noon to 1 PM

Build a Better Lunch Cooking Class (for ages 11 to 20)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5 PM

Wednesday Family Date Night Free Summer Concert
feat. Little Bill and the Blue Notes (4-piece blues)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM

Thursday, August 3, 2017

SHADOW Lake Half-Day Summer Camp
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve (21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058)
8 AM to Noon

Oberto Reunion – 20th Annual Hydro Museum Gala
Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
(5917 S. 196th St., Kent, WA 98032)
5 PM – 10 PM

Thursdays at the Lake Free Summer Concert
feat. The Harmaleighs (Indie pop/folk fusion)
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, August 4, 2017

Seafair Weekend

Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
9 AM (Aug. 4) – 7 PM (Aug. 6)

A Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
Valley Medical Center (400 S. 43rd St., Renton, WA 98058)
11 AM – 5 PM

Family Movie Night
Excel Public Charter School (19300 108th Ave S, Kent, WA  98030)
5 PM – 8 PM

Summer Concerts in the Park: Covington
feat. The Ante Up Band (modern country, pop, rock & classic rock)
(Covington Community Park, 17649 SE 240th St., Covington, WA 98042)
6:30 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Seafair Weekend

Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
9 AM (Aug. 4) – 7 PM (Aug. 6)

Green Kent Event
Park Orchard Park (11058 SE 230th St., Kent, WA)
9 AM to Noon

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue and Smith Street
9 AM – 2 PM

Free Kids’ Art Project
Rusty Raven Studio (212 1st Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 1 PM

Dog Days of Summer
Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 2 PM

Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home Walking Tour
Starts at Kent Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 2 PM

Smith Bros. Farms, a Kent Legacy – Exhibit Opening
Greater Kent Historical Society & Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 2 PM

Dog Daze & Feline Fantasies Pet Adoption Event
Kent Station (Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
11 AM – 3 PM

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Seafair Weekend

Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
9 AM (Aug. 4) – 7 PM (Aug. 6)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Take Out Tuesdays Free Summer Concert
feat. Patrick McHenry (jazzy pop)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
Noon – 1 PM

STEM Night
Excel Public Charter School (19300 108th Ave S, Kent, WA  98030)
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Building a Better Zombie Apocalypse: The Show (ages 8 and older)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA)
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Coffee with the Chief
Kent Community Foundation (220 Railroad Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
8 AM – 9 AM

Kent4Health Self-Guided Trail Walk
Soos Creek Trail, Meeting Place: Gary Grant Park
9 AM – 11 AM

Wednesday Picnic Performances Free Summer Concert
feat. Roberto the Magnificent (physical comedy and juggling)
Town Square Plaza (2nd Ave. and Harrison St., Kent, WA 98032)
Noon to 1 PM

Bucket Drumming Remix (ages 11 to 20)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5 PM

Wednesday Family Date Night Free Summer Concert
feat. Shaggy Sweet (pop/rock covers and originals)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM

Next Up: Jeffersonian Dinner Series
Kent Lutheran Church (336 2nd Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NOTE: All KCLS Libraries Closed for All Staff Day.

Thursdays at the Lake Free Summer Concert
feat. The Urban Renewal Project (pop, soul, jazz and hip-hop)
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8th Annual Lake Meridian Triathlon
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
5:40 AM – 11 AM

Green Kent Event
Clark Lake Park (SE 240th Street parking lot)
9 AM to Noon

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue and Smith Street
9 AM – 2 PM

Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home Walking Tour
Starts at Kent Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 2 PM

Kids’ Fest
Kohl’s Covington (17002 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042)
10 AM – 2 PM

OUTCRY Tour 2017
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Sunday, August 13, 2017

All Kent Reunion (previously Kent Old Timers)
Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030
1 PM – 4 PM

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Delicious Resistance: High Summer in Ukraine
Project Feast’s Ubuntu Street Café (202 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032)
11 AM – 1 PM

Take Out Tuesdays Free Summer Concert
feat. Hook Me Up Band (jazz/pop quartet)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
Noon – 1 PM

Kent Rotary Summer Picnic
Down Home Catering (First Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kent City Council
Kent City Hall, Council Chambers
(220 Fourth Ave. S., Kent, WA)
5 PM – 7 PM

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday Picnic Performances Free Summer Concert
feat. Recess Monkey (Pop, folk, zany surf rock, and swamp-tinged country)
Town Square Plaza (2nd Ave. and Harrison St., Kent, WA 98032)
Noon to 1 PM

Wednesday Family Date Night Free Summer Concert
feat. Longstride (Reggae-rock-groove)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Third Thursday Art Night
Constantine Screen Printing & Custom Goods
(215 E. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032)
4 PM – 7 PM

SOAKS (Summer’s Almost Over at Kent Station)
Kent Station (417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
5 PM – 8 PM

Adventure Run
Road Runner Sports (Kent Station, 444 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
5:30 PM – 8 PM

Thursdays at the Lake Free Summer Concert
feat. New Transit (alt-country rock)
Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, August 18, 2017

KDP Wine WalkKDP Wine Walk
Downtown Kent
6 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Officers Down 5K Nationwide Law Enforcement Event
Parking at Iron Mountain (19826 Russell Rd., Kent, WA 98032)
8 AM – 1 PM

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue and Smith Street
9 AM – 2 PM

Bowen Scarff Classic Car Show
Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln (1157 Central Ave. N., Kent, WA)
9 AM – 3 PM

Neely-Soames Homestead Open House
(5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent, WA)
10 AM – 2 PM

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center
(29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092)
10 AM – 4 PM

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
(5917 S. 196th St., Kent, WA)
10 AM – 4 PM

CybFest NW Transformers Convention
Kent Commons (525 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 6 PM

Ribbon Cutting and Community Opening Day
Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center
(31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way, WA)
11:30 AM – 5 PM

Neely Mansion Association Doll, Bear & Superhero Tea
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd, Auburn, WA 98092)
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Green Kent Event
Clark Lake Park (SE 240th Street parking lot)
9 AM to Noon

Kent4Health Leader-Guided Walk
Lake Fenwick Trails, Meeting Place: Lake Fenwick Park Boat Ramp
11 AM

Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour
Begins at Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98032)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kent4Health Self-Guided Trail Walk
Green River Trail & Briscoe Park
Meeting Place: Three Friends Fishing Hole
9 AM – 11 AM

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Brown Bear 60th Anniversary – Free Car Wash
Brown Bear Car Wash (202 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032)
8 AM – 8 PM

Back-to-School Night
Excel Public Charter School (19300 108th Ave S, Kent, WA  98030)
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Migrating Meals: Indian Family Favorites at Punjab Sweets
Punjab Sweets (23617 104th Ave. SE, #C, Kent, WA)
6 PM – 8 PM

Kent Parks Deli & Cafe Fundraiser
feat. SilverSounds NW Rock ‘n Roll Choir
Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030)
6:15 PM – 8 PM

Friday, August 25, 2017

Free Kids’ Movie of the month: The Incredibles
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Kent East Hill Farmer’s Market & Community Bazaar
Morrill Meadows Park (10600 SE 248th St, Kent, WA 98030)
3 PM – 7:30 PM

Outdoor Family Movie Night: Disney’s Moana
Kentwood High School (25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042)
8:30 PM – 10:45 PM

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Auburn Valley Humane Society
Barkfest 2017
Roegner Park (601 Oravetz Rd. SE., #691, Auburn, WA)
9 AM – 1:30 PM

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue and Smith Street
9 AM – 2 PM

Repair Cafe
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 1 PM

Pet Vaccination Clinic
Reber Ranch Pet Central (13004 Kent-Kangley Rd., Kent, WA 98030)
10 AM – 2 PM

Washgotsole Sneaker Convention
Kent Commons (525 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
11 AM – 7 PM

St. Anthony Catholic Church
(304 Third Ave. S., Kent, WA)
3 PM – 5 PM

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Import Face-Off
Pacific Raceways (31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042)
8 AM – 5 PM

Green Kent Event
Morrill Meadows Park (10600 SE 248th St., Kent, WA)
9 AM to Noon