Thanks to our friends at Seattle Magazine for this awesome round-up of summer festivals around the Seattle greater area. From the Strawberry Festival on Vashon Island to Derby Days in Redmond and the massive Block Party on Capitol Hill, this is the ultimate “mark your calendar” list of Seattle events and festivals to attend this summer.

Redmond Derby Days
What to expect: The nation’s longest running bicycle race celebrates its 71st anniversary with a traditional bike “criterium” (a multi-lap race on a closed course). Non-stop pedal action is guaranteed for riders and spectators, plus all-day festivities such as a beer and wine garden, carnival rides, music, free games and two parades.
Insider Tip: As a grand finale, the festival ends with fireworks at City Hall.
Free. Friday, 6 p.m. –10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St., Redmond; 425.556.2299

Read about the other 12 Summer Festivals.

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