July 1, 2009
June 25 – Sept. 10, North Bend Farmer’s Market and Concert Series – Every Thursday during the summer from 4-8 p.m., North Bend hosts its farmer’s market at Si View Metropolitan Park District, located at 400 SE Orchard Dr. From 5:30-7 p.m. on those nights, bands play for the Summer Concert Series. The lineup this summer is: June 25, Neil Rush; July 2, The Road Dogz; July 9, Portage Bay Big Band; July 16, Black Velvet; July 23, Hot Club Sandwich; July 30, Southern Cross; Aug. 6, The Astro Cats; Aug. 13, Pirates in the Park; Aug. 20, Ali Marcus; Aug. 27, T.J. Sherrill; Sept. 3, The Road Dogz; and Sept. 10, The Pop Offs. For more information, go to www.siviewpark.org.
July 10, Model T Rally – As part of a reenactment to commemorate the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Race to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 55 Model T Fords will travel from New York to Seattle. On July 10, they are scheduled to make their way through North Bend and will make a stop at Meadowbrook Farm for a salmon bake and rally and the final leg of their journey. The Pony Boy All-Star Big Band and the Snoqualmie Tribe Canoe Family Drum Group will perform at the event. Tickets for the salmon bake lunch are $10. For more information, call 749-6905.
July 10-12 and 17-19, Day out with Thomas – Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the Valley for its annual festivities. Tour the steam locomotive cab, ride on a motor car, get a Thomas and Friends tattoo, see a puppet show or listen to live music during this six-day event at the Snoqualmie Depot in downtown Snoqualmie. Tickets are currently available online at www.trainmuseum.org or by calling 866-468-7630. For this year’s event, patrons are eligible for special $99 rates at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah.
July 11-12, Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life – This eighth annual benefit for the American Cancer Society continues in the Valley at Centennial Fields Park at 39903 SE Park St. in Snoqualmie. Currently, there are nearly 300 signed up to participate in the relay, which begins at 4 p.m. July 11 and ends at 8 a.m. July 12. A number of fundraisers are scheduled in the days leading up to the relay. Go to www.snovalleyrelay.org to learn more.
July 18, Snoqualmie Casino 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – The streets of Snoqualmie Ridge will once again host this 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which has grown to be one of the largest outdoor hoops tournaments in the state. Tournament games being at 8 a.m. with all championship games scheduled to be played later that evening on the Championship Court. Included in this year’s tournament will be a slam dunk contest for all age divisions. Tournament divisions include the Adult, for men and women 18 and older; the Masters, for men and women 40 and older; High School, for both boys and girls in grades 9-12; Intermediate, for both boys and girls in grades 6-8; and Elementary, for both boys and girls in grades 3-5. Late registration began July 1 and ends July 15. To register, or to learn more, go to www.snoqualmie3on3.com.
July 18, Washington Trails Association Trailsfest at Rattlesnake Lake – This event includes a large amount of outdoor activities, many of them hands-on. It begins at 10 a.m. and ends late in the afternoon. For more information, visit www.wta.org.
July 25 – Aug. 30, “Oklahoma!” – The popular Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production of “Oklahoma!” is scheduled to be performed at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater on Saturdays at both 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. It will be directed by Roger Westberg, with music direction by Paul Linnes and choreography by Sandy Brown. Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.foresttheater.org or call 736-7252 or 222-7044 for more information.
Aug. 2, Legends Car Show – Come check out a variety of classic cars at this show, scheduled to be held as part of Snoqualmie Railroad Days. The Legends Car Club, which was founded in 2000, has more than 100 members from the Puget Sound region. For more information, go to www.legendcarclub.com.
Aug. 7-9, Festival at Mount Si – The annual Festival at Mount Si continues this year with another round of events in North Bend. For the eighth straight year, the festival will include a chili cookoff, a cherry pie eating contest and the Burstin’ with Blueberries Dessert Contest. Also included will be the kids’ Fun Zone, The Grand Parade, a pancake breakfast, live and silent auctions, the Skate Jam, stupid pet tricks, kids bingo, Irish dancers, Veils of the Nile, a dog pageant and more.
Aug. 9, Tour de Peaks – This annual event kicks off again with a variety of rides for cycling enthusiasts of all skill levels. There is an easy, all-flat terrain five-mile Centennial Family Route, the recreational Centennial 15-mile route, the more challenging Centennial 35-mile route and the toughest Centennial 80-mile route. All routes begin in downtown North Bend and include scenic views of the Valley and its mountains. All routes end at The Festival at Mount Si at Si View Park. For more information, go to www.tourdepeaks.org.
Aug. 11, U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West – Enjoy this free outdoor concert at Snoqualmie Point Park at 7 p.m., as the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West performs. The band will play a wide variety of music, from jazz and pop to patriotic tunes.
Aug. 15 and 22, Art in the Park – Celebrating its second year, Art in the Park offers art lovers an up-close look at the best artists the Valley has to offer. The public event takes place at Gardiner Weeks Park in North Bend, where members of the Mount Si Artist Guild paint, draw and share their knowledge of their craft with others.
Aug. 17-21, Cartooning Art Camp – Create a variety of cartoon characters in this class, offered by Si View Metropolitan Parks. A $15 supply fee is required on the first day of the class. There are two different classes, one for those ages 6-8 and another for those ages 9-14. Instructor is Beth Hay. Cost of the week-long course is $80. For more information, go to www.siview.org.
Aug. 22, Snoqualmie Railroad Days – Snoqualmie Railroad Days will celebrate its 70th annual year this summer with more food, rides and fun in the downtown Snoqualmie area. This year, there will be a fun run, a pancake breakfast, food and booths, a grand parade, train rides, the railroad demo, a field of fun, trailer car rides, a children’s stage and a main stage for the festival, which is meant to honor the city’s origins as a logging and railroad community. For more information, go to www.railroaddays.com or call 888-3030.
Aug. 24-30, The Boeing Classic – For a fifth straight year, this professional golf tournament will be played at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, highlighting all of the legends from the Champions Tour. Early the week of the tournament, the annual Charles Schwab Youth Clinic will be held, followed by the Seahawks Pro-Am, which traditionally hosts a classic list of former Seattle Seahawk greats. The tournament lasts for three days and 54 holes, with the championship wrapping up on Sunday afternoon. Last year, Tom Kite won his second Boeing Classic title in three years. The tournament is aired live on The Golf Channel. For more information, go to www.boeingclassic.com.
July and August, Yoga for Kids Camp – This class is designed to develop healthy, flexible and strong bodies for children ages 6-11. Instructor is Carla Orellana. The classes meet throughout the months of July and August. For more information, go to www.siview.org.