In Federal Way, the Red, White & Blues Festival gets down with the blues on the 4th of July, and Family Fest brings family fun in late August.
Tukwila has popular Tukwila Days each July, while nearby Burien (pop. 32,000, just west of the airport) is home to the Strawberry Festival each June, along with a fun 4th of July Parade. SeaTac’s Angle Lake Park features a Music in the Park series in the summer. For live music, weekend dancing, and a casino, head to Pete’s Flying Aces (14101 Pacific Hwy. S, 206/248-1224).
IKEA Renton River Days in late July or early August is the main local event, with parades, live music, games, food and craft vendors, and more. Each December Ivar’s Acres of Clams puts up an amusing set of colorful Clam Lights at Coulon Beach Park.