A mere 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island feels a world away. The island overflows with quiet country roads, lovely gardens, beautiful beaches, wineries and even a farmers market. A hop to the island is a favorite day trip from Seattle because it boasts a lively arts community including a performing arts center and arts and crafts gallery. Visitors may also enjoy shopping in historic Winslow which is full of locally owned shops featuring everything from practical house wares to unique gifts from the Northwest. If outdoors is more your thing, enjoy a walk through the Bloedel Reserve, or go boating, hiking, biking, horse riding, out to the greens for a little golf or hit the tennis courts. No matter the endeavor, make Brainbridge Island your next big adventure.
Want to get out of Seattle to fiesta? Hit the road and head to one of these Northwest locations for Cinco de Mayo!
Whether it’s tulips, a wine festival, or a love for all things literary, you and your family can have a great weekend just a short drive from Seattle.
Spring is a great time in Puget Sound – the 2012 seasonal farmers markets begin to open! Check out these neighborhood markets that are opening in April and May!
Some local area farmer’s markets are getting ready to close for the season. If you’re wanting local produce or arts and crafts, best get out and shop soon!
Gov. Christine Gregoire proclaimed August 7 – 13 Farmers Market Week in Washington! And there are some special events going on at participating markets. It’s time to shop, support our local farmers, and get some delicious produce!
The 2011 Waterland Parade is back with full force and Seafair sanctioned – come see the Seafair Clowns, Pirates and Princesses! Oh, and enjoy some great live music, a farmer’s market, classic car and wooden boat show while you’re there, too!
Before the show you have the opportunity to view some classic cars and boats at the 4th Annual Des Moines Classic Car & Wooden Boat Show.
West Seattle Summer Fest is a FREE 3-day street fair! Now in it’s 29th year, West Seattle Summer Fest is host to dozens of bands, hundreds of merchants and artists, and over 30,000 attendees.
The city of Kent is celebrating it’s 40th annual Kent Cornucopia Days July 7 – 10. It’s the South King County’s largest Family Festival, and there is something for everyone!