Events In And Around Green Lake July 8-15

June 28, 2017 6:10am

Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby is July 15. Photo via Seafair

We broke tradition this year. Usually summer starts in July, but our recent weather has given us a taste for (hopefully) a warm summer to come! July is full of fun events in Green Lake, so many, in fact, that we’ve broken them into two posts. Here’s the first of our two part series.


The Woodlands is hosting a local beerfest featuring Lucky Envelope, Elemental Hard Cider, Stoup Brewing, Big Time Brewery, Burdick Brewery, Reubens’s Brews, Ordnance Brewing, Fremont Brewing, and more. Also look forward to prizes and music from Alt 102.9 and local bands.

Saturday, July 8, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Address: The Woodlands Pizza & Public House (8314 Aurora Ave. N)


Women’s Self Defense 2-hour Essentials Class – Summer Session

Learn and practice highly effective moves that are simple to use and proven to work. The class also covers how to avoid dangerous situations, the psychology of fear, and the advantages you have as a woman.

$64.96 per person.

Saturday, July 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address: Greenlake Martial Arts (319 NE 72nd St.)


Little Bits Drop-In at the Green Lake Library

Children can construct a new Little Bit creation as they try out fun snap circuits. Little Bits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space!

Free, but space is limited, so come early to make sure you get a seat.

Saturday, July 8, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address: Green Lake Branch Public Library (7364 E Green Lake Dr. N)


The Foamy II – Dodgeball Tournament

The Foamy is a quarterly Dodgeball Seattle foam tournament hosted by Dodgeball Seattle. All proceeds collected during the tournament will funnel directly back into supporting the local foam dodgeball community, specifically, new balls for Green Lake pickup. The tournament structure includes a draft tournament with a full round robin and double elimination bracket, which has changing rules (see website for more details and to register).

$15 entry fee per player.

Sunday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address: Green Lake Community Center (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N)


41st Annual Jungle Party: Urban Excursion Fundraising Auction

The 41st Annual Jungle Party, URBAN EXCURSION: A Toast to Wildlife, includes silent and live auctions, face-to-face animal encounters, animal tours, a reception with appetizers and drinks from local chefs, multi-course dinner, and an afterparty with dancing and live entertainment. Jungle Party supports the zoo’s excellence in animal care, local and global conservation and all-ages education programs.

Ticket prices for this 21+ event vary; see website for details.

Friday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Address: Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow (Self-Park in the North Lot: N 59th St. and Evanston Ave. N; or Valet Park in the West Lot: Phinney Ave. N and N 56th St.)


Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby 

Since 1972, children, adults, families and businesses have been building milk carton watercraft to compete on the waters of Green Lake for prizes and bragging rights. There will also be interactive exhibit booths, food vendors, Seafair personalities, and more! Free for spectators.

Saturday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address: Southwest end of Green Lake (5900 W Green Lake Way N)