Flurry of protest on May 1st! Four new and intriguing restaurants opening in Seattle this month! Debut of warthogs (animals, not a band) at the Woodland Park Zoo! Opening Day of the Boating Season! 17th of May Festival and Parade in Ballard! Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend! 49ers Days in Winthrop, and the Balloon Stampede in Walla Walla. A Blues and Brews Festival in Kennewick, a Beer Festival in Gig Harbor, a Harbor Festival in Port Orchard and Bremmerton, and a Forest Festival in Mason County. The start of the world renowned Seattle International Film Festival! Ski to Sea Days in Bellingham, the Clean Water Classic, one of the Northwest’s premier surfing competitions. The small but wonderful University District Street Fair. Northwest Folklife Festival! Jazz Days in Edmonds! Quilcene’s Olympic Art Festival and the Festival of the Arts of Juan de Fuca in Port Angeles. May offers these and much more in the Seattle Area! Fasten your seat belts and get ready for May in … I admit I’m a bit partial but… one of the most lovely spots to enjoy spring and early summer in the Northwest…make that the country…ok, the whole world, hummm, no, let’s say in the entire galaxy. So what are we waiting for?
For a rather complete list of what’s happening in Seattle this month along with dates and chit chat, check out the May in Seattle blog on my website.
And here’s a photo album I did of the Folklife Festival from last year.