Calendar: June

June 2 

Big Backyard 5K 

This 5K run/walk benefiting King County Parks is celebrating 10 years and has raised more than $250,000 for the maintenance of local parks since it began. This year, a 10K option will be added to commemorate the milestone. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. bby5k.com

June 1

Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk 

Explore historic downtown Issaquah the best way: with local wines, artists, and live music. Shops and restaurants along Front Street will be open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Bring your own glass to help reduce waste. Tickets are $25 in advance via Eventbrite or $35 at the event. 

Bark Benefit

Are you a dog-lover who wants to help dogs in need? Saving Great Animals is hosting its fourth annual Bark Benefit at the Meydenbauer Center to raise money for dogs in shelters that might be killed because of overcrowding. The evening will include a bar, appetizers, a three-course dinner, and an auction. Tickets are $119. savinggreatanimals.ejoinme.org 

June 5 

Geekwire Cloud Summit 2019 

One of the premier cloud tech conferences in the U.S., the Geekwire Cloud Summit will bring together 600 engineers, developers, and more at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center. The evening will be a deep dive into the future of cloud technologies and is a must-attend for those wanting to keep up with the major trends in computing today. geekwire.com 

June 6 

6th Annual Technology Summit 

The Technology Summit is set on Microsoft’s Redmond campus and will cover a wide variety of tech-related ideas in presentations by field experts. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can catch topics from blockchain in the real world to data breach and cybersecurity. Tickets range from $50 to $100. acc.com 

June 7–9 

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival 

Check out a selection of specialty plants and hand-crafted art for the garden. Enjoy live music and wine, and chat with plant experts, all in a lush arboretum five minutes from Everett Community College. Admission is free and open to the public. everettwa.gov 

Renton Wine Walk (June 7)

Calling all wine connoisseurs! The Renton Wine Walk offers more than 20 different wines to taste and the opportunity to chat with winemakers about their product. Tickets are $25 in advance via Eventbrite or $30 at the event — and you’ll get to go home with a souvenir wine glass. 

Lake to Lake Bike Ride (June 8)

This is a family-friendly, noncompetitive bike ride that has an easier and a more challenging route. Registration fees benefit the City of Bellevue’s youth camp scholarship fund. parks.bellevuewa.gov  

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival (June 8–9)

Bike enthusiasts will want to make sure to catch this event. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can ride all the latest bikes from the best brands, visit with bike product manufacturers, and ride trails competitively. There will be more than 50 vendors, a jump show, kids’ events, a beer garden, and more. evergreenmtbfestival.com 

Scout Day (June 9)

Girls Scouts and Cub Scouts alike can head over to Bellevue Botanical Garden between noon and 3 p.m. to work on getting Scout badges. Topics include composting, Leave No Trace, insects, planting seeds, and more. Cost is $12 per Scout. bellevuebotanical.org 

June 14–16 

14th Annual Washington Brewers Fest 

Come to Marymoor Park for a unique all-ages beer festival featuring more than 500 beers from 110 Washington breweries. Not a beer person? Don’t worry: there also will be wine, cider, food trucks, live music, and activities for all ages. Tickets start at $25. washingtonbeer.com 

Pug Gala 2019 (June 15)

Get your pug dressed up for Seattle Pug Rescue’s annual Pug Gala — this year it’s Survivor-themed. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, there will be a costume contest, a parade of rescues, vendors, aatnd more. Admission is $10 for those over 12 years old, and all pugs enter for free. seattlepugs.com

PJ Masks Meet & Greet (June 15)

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bellevue Square, bring your kiddos to meet the characters of PJ Masks. There will be photo opportunities and hug-giving all around.
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Fenders on Front Street (June 16)

Celebrate Father’s Day by stopping by this car show! Admission is free and includes the opportunity to view hundreds of classic and vintage cars owned by people across the state. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors, and an awards ceremony. fendersonfrontstreet.com 

June 20 

Seattle Job and Career Fair 

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., come to the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel for some in-person job-hunting and networking. Sit down and interview with Fortune 500 employers, and explore career options in sales, retail, customer service, healthcare, consulting, and more. Register in advance for free through Eventbrite. 

June 21–23 

2019 AVP Seattle Open 

Don’t miss the country’s very best pro beach volleyball players on their fourth stop of the 2019 tour. They’ll be at Lake Sammamish State Park competing against one another in action-packed matches. General admission is free, but VIP tickets also are available. avp.com 

June 24–28 

Soapstone Art Summer Day Camp

From 1 to 4 p.m., campers will learn about animals and their habitats while creating soapstone figurines. The camp is for ages 6 to 12 and is taught by professional soapstone carver Kentaro Kojima. Price starts at $200. register.bellevuewa.gov

Half Day Skiing A.M. Camp (June 24-28)

Who says it needs to be winter to learn to ski? Five- to 13-year-olds can enjoy a week of indoor lessons at Mini Mountain in Bellevue. All equipment is provided, and no prior experience is necessary. activekids.com  

‘Bachelor’ Casting Call (June 27)

Interested in becoming a part of Bachelor Nation? Come to Lincoln Square near Lucky Strike Lanes between 3 and 7 p.m. to register as a potential candidate. You’ll also get to enjoy exclusive specials at Lucky Strike Lanes and Power Play while you’re there. bellevuecollection.com 

Free Meditation Workshop (June 28-29)

From 7 to 8 p.m., learn the basics of meditation at the community room inside the Crossroads Mall. You’ll be led through guided meditation and talk about chakras and subtle energies. No need to RSVP — just join up and be welcomed into the fold. bellevue.com 

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