Events Around the Eastside: May 2019

May 2019 eastside events calendar

May 4

Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk // Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, art, and music in historic downtown Issaquah. Local artists will fill the streets with music, bartenders will pour boutique wines, and small bites will be available from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance through Eventbrite or $35 at the event. Read more.

May 7 

No Homeless Kids Benefit Luncheon // This annual event at Vision House in Renton and Shoreline benefits families recovering from homelessness. A Vision House resident will share her personal experience with overcoming homelessness, and those in attendance will have the opportunity to support people like her. Register in advance for free on Eventbrite. Read more.

May 8 

Third Annual Bellevue Tech Expo // This all-day event will cover everything new in tech, talent, and innovation in the Pacific Northwest. More than 2,000 attendees will be able to check out the latest tech from companies like Microsoft, BECU, Sophus, Startup425, and more. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

May 9 

Eastside Latte Art // Calling all coffee lovers! The best baristas in Bellevue will be battling it out at Café Cesura on May 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. Registration is free, and you know it’ll be the perfect Instagram opportunity. Read more.

Issaquah Historic Pub Crawl // Interested in learning more about the rich history of Issaquah? This pub crawl features local historians, bites and cocktails, wild stories, and even a shot of moonshine. The crawl will start at the Issaquah Depot Museum at 7 p.m. and wrap up by 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available via Eventbrite. Read more.

May 10

Northwest Paddling Festival (10-11) // This is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest! More than 60 paddle sports businesses will offer canoes, kayaks, gear, and more. Attendees can learn new skills at seminars and enjoy a tour down Issaquah Creek. 

Mothers Ride Free at Northwest Railway Museum (10-11) // Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Moms ride the train for free with a paying kiddo at the Northwest Railway Museum all weekend.

May 11

Seventh Annual Black and Bling Girls Night Out // Support the Seattle Children’s Hospital with a fun night with your friends. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy a buffet dinner, dessert, drinks, games, a raffle, auctions, and more. All proceeds support a program ensuring that all children receive quality medical care regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Read more.

Vietnam Scholarship Foundation Gala Dinner Auction // This benefit gala features a delicious Vietnamese dinner and a live auction. Proceeds go toward helping all children in Vietnam have access to educational opportunities in order to break the poverty cycle. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Read more.

Mothers Day Mimosa Morning // This Mother’s Day special event at Vino at The Landing in Renton features a painting lesson, drinks, and a flower for moms to take home. The $35 tickets include painting supplies; aprons; and easy, step-by-step instructions. Drinks, small plates, and meals will be available for purchase. 

May 16

Fifth Annual BAM Success Summit Conference (16-18) // If you’re looking to connect with other professional women balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood, this conference is the place to do it. Topics covered include growing visibility and increasing profit, networking time, and keynote speeches that will make attendees feel refreshed and inspired. Tickets start at $79 and are available via Eventbrite. Read more.

May 17

Abbacadabra // Hey dancing queen; it’s time for you to sing your heart out with Abbacadabra, which will be performing all the group’s top hits, including Take a Chance on Me, Mamma Mia, and Fernando, at Snoqualmie Casino. This tribute band will have you jiving in now time. Buy your tickets at

May 18

Historic Tiger Mountain Mine Hike // Learn about the coal mining and crime that defined Tiger Mountain in the early 20th century on this informative hike. This is the newest in the series of history hikes organized by the Issaquah History Museums. It will go 2.5 miles with roughly 100 feet of elevation gain. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Read more.

Seattle World Whiskey Day // Despite its title, the second annual Seattle World Whiskey Day will be held in Redmond’s Downtown Park between 1 and 9 p.m. Sample whiskeys, ryes, and bourbons from dozens of Pacific Northwest craft distilleries. Tickets range from $5 to $40. 

May 19

Sammamish Community Iftar // For the third year, celebrate the conclusion of Ramadan with a dinner at the Pine Lake Community Center. The meal, which will last from 8 to 10 p.m., will once again be catered by a Syrian refugee family. Local artist Amina Quraishi also will be sharing her artwork. The $25 ticket can be purchased on Eventbrite. Read more.

May 29

Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival (May 29-June 2) // The 12th annual Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival will include more than 40 live shows across the city. This event attracts national and regional talent as well as large and diverse audiences; it’s the Eastside’s premier jazz event.

May 31

Drink Pink // Say hello to the new rosé releases in Woodinville Wine Country. More than 30 wineries will have summer-ready libations to share with attendees on the beautiful grounds of Novelty Hill Januik Winery. The $75 tickets cover unlimited tastings and light bites.

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