2015 Mid-Summer Community Events

Dear Neighbor,

Summer is officially here in South King County. The Cities of Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Renton, Normandy Park, Tukwila and SeaTac offer a variety of fun events and activities for the entire family to enjoy including parades, concerts, farmers markets and much more!

Please use this newsletter as a guide to experience the many fun events our region has to offer this summer. I hope to see you at a local farmers market or community festival.

Upthegrove logo



Dave Upthegrove
Councilmember, District 5
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 477-1005

Events and Festivals


Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 22nd from 11:00am-6:00pm at Burien Town Square Park (480 SW 152nd Street).

Music in the Park
Thursdays through August 13th from 6:30-8:00pm at Lake Burien School Park (1620 SW 149th Street). On rainy evenings, please call (206) 988-3700 after 5:00pm to check for location change. Visit www.burienwa.gov/concerts for more details.

Theater in the Park
July 25th and August 1st at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street). Theater is rain or shine. Visit www.burienwa.gov/concerts for more details. Performance starts at 7:00pm.


Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
Saturdays through October from 10:00am-2:00pm and Wednesdays through August from 3:00-7:00pm at the Des Moines Marina. A senior and disabled shuttle service is available with 72-hour notice by contacting (206) 727-6262.

Music in the Park
Wednesdays through August 12th from 7:00-8:30pm at Des Moines Beach Park Meadow (22030 Cliff Avenue S). Visit www.desmoinesartscommission.com/concerts-in-the-park.html for concert details.

Theater in the Park
August 1st at Des Moines Beach Park Meadow. Featuring Shakespeare's 'As You Like It.' Performance starts at 7:00pm.

Des Moines Waterland Festival
July 17th-19th in downtown Des Moines, Marine View Drive South. Activities include a children's carnival, fun run, parade, live music, food plus a car and boat show. See festival website at www.destinationdesmoines.org/waterlandfestival/ for a full schedule of events.


Kent Farmers Market
Saturdays through September from 9:00am-2:00pm at Town Square Plaza (2nd Avenue and Smith Street, next to the Kent Library).

Music in the Park
Wednesdays through August 12th from 12:00-1:00pm at Town Square Plaza and Thursdays through August 13th from 7:00-8:30pm at Lake Meridian Park (14800 SE 272nd Street). Shuttle bus service available. Visit www.kentwa.gov/arts/summer/ for concert details.


Music in the Park

Sundays through August 23rd from 5:00-6:30pm at Marvista Park (19900 4th Avenue SW). Please note the July 26th concert has a special 4:00pm start time.

Celtic Fest
July 19th from 1:00pm-6:30pm at Marvista Park. Festival features live music and dance performances, food and vendors.


Renton Farmers Market
Tuesdays through September from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Piazza Park (233 Burnett Avenue S).

Music in the Park
Wednesdays through August 5th from 7:00-8:30pm at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (1201 Lake Washington Blvd N). On rainy evenings, please call (425) 430-6719 to check for event changes. Visit www.rentonwa.gov/living/ for concert details.

Renton River Days
July 24th-26th at Liberty Park (1101 Bronson Way N). Activities at this multi-day family festival include a KidZone, parade, art show and market, plus two stages featuring a variety of family entertainment. Visit the festival website at www.rentonriverdays.org/about/ for more details.


Music in the Park
July 24th, 31st and August 7th from 6:30-8:00pm at Angle Lake Park (19408 International Blvd). Visit http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us for concert details.

Wednesdays, July 15th-August 5th from 6:30-8:00pm at North SeaTac Park (S 128th Street and 20th Avenue S).

Theater in the Park

July 17th at Angle Lake Park. Featuring Shakespeare's 'Henry the IV, Part One.' Performance starts at 7:00pm.

International Festival
September 12th-13th at Angle Lake Park. Highlights include a variety of ethnic and cultural performances, arts and craft booths, food vendors and a children's play area. Visit the festival website at www.CityOfSeaTac.com/InternationalFestival for more information.