Madeline McKenzie, The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Madeline:

Community calendar: Mountain Fest at Camp Long, Salmon Journey, Columbia City Beat Walk, plant sales

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 6-12, 2019. → Read More

Washington State Fair in Puyallup gets underway with old favorites and new attractions

Get ready for "the biggest party in the state," Aug. 30-Sept. 22 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. → Read More

Yo ho! Seattle Seafair Pirates are coming to Alki Beach this weekend

The Seafair Pirates Landing at Alki Beach marks its 70th anniversary on Saturday, July 6. For a quieter beach event: Jetty Island opens for the season, July 5-Sept. 2. → Read More

Ready for big blasts of fun? Pride and Fourth of July celebrations light up the week in the Seattle area

The Pride Parade, PrideFest and other activities roll in June 29-30 while Fourth of July events get ready to blast off soon. → Read More

Summer officially begins — and so does the party at the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

Fun at the Fremont Fair runs June 22-23, with the Solstice Parade June 22. → Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers and fun at Pike Place Market and other Seattle spots

Looking for things to do? Check out Mom’s Market Day/Flower Festival at Pike Place Market this weekend; the Seattle Waterfront, with free parking available May 12; or the Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day May 11. → Read More

Enjoy a celebration of Japanese culture and other spring events in Seattle and Bellevue

Fun events this weekend include the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, Kelsey Creek Farm Fair and Master Gardener Plant Sale. → Read More

Spring into action for Easter and Earth Day events this weekend

This weekend brings lots of Easter and Earth Day events to the Seattle area. → Read More

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is starting to show its flower power

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs through April in Mount Vernon and the surrounding area. → Read More

St. Patrick’s Day events to keep all eyes smiling

It’s said that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so all are welcome to join in the fun featuring the St. Patrick's Day Parade through downtown Seattle on March 16 and the Irish Festival at Seattle Center March 16-17. → Read More

Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge Island and Seattle Home Show get ready to roll

The annual Chilly Hilly ride on Bainbridge Island starts Feb. 24. The Seattle Home Show runs Feb. 23-March 3. → Read More

Say goodbye to the viaduct and hello to the new tunnel at events this weekend

Events Feb. 2-3 include the Hello-Goodbye Viaduct Arts Festival, viaduct walks/tours and a Tunnel to Viaduct 8K fun run. → Read More

Explore Northwest art and culture at Tacoma Museum District

The Tacoma Museum District includes the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Children's Museum of Tacoma, Lemay — America's Car Museum and Foss Waterway Seaport. → Read More

Weekend Highlight: Follow eagles to the beautiful Skagit

Skagit Eagle Festival in Rockport, Concrete and Marblemount, weekends in January → Read More

New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle and polar bear plunges everywhere

New Year's Eve at Seattle Center; New Year's Day polar bear plunges in Seattle, Renton, Tacoma → Read More

Got time off? Here are some places to hang out during the holidays

Check out a few holiday attractions; the Final Week at The Burke celebration; snowshoe walks at Mount Rainier; and activities at MoPOP, Pacific Science Center and Seattle Children's Museum. → Read More

Winter events that bring warmth of holiday spirit: light display, ice skating, zoo celebration

Snow Day Winter Light Display, Dec. 14-Jan. 20 (grand opening on Dec. 14); Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, through Jan. 13; Winterfest Ice Rink at Seattle Center, through Jan. 6; Frozen Fountain Ice Rink in Tacoma, through Feb. 2; Winter Celebration at the Zoo in Seattle, Dec 15-17 and 20-22. → Read More

Holiday sights light up the night at Green Lake, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle and Tacoma zoos

Green Lake Pathway of Lights, Dec. 8; SAM Lights, Dec. 13; Woodland Park Zoo WildLights, through Jan. 5; Zoolights, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, through Jan. 6. → Read More

Here comes holiday fun at Macy’s Parade in Seattle and Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

Holiday festivities include Macy's Holiday Parade, Seattle, Nov. 23; Snowflake Lane, Bellevue, Nov. 23-Dec. 24; and Magic in the Market, Seattle, Nov. 24. → Read More

Holiday fun gets rolling with a turkey toss, trees, trains, treats and more

Turkey Toss, Nov. 17, Woodland Park Zoo; Julefest, Nov. 17-18, Nordic Museum; Festival of Trees Celebration, Nov. 18, Fairmont Olympic Hotel; Holiday Express Train and Poinsettia Display, Nov. 16-Jan. 1, Volunteer Park Conservatory. → Read More