What’s happening July 22-28

After a three-year epidemic break, Pokemon Go Fest It’s back to locations around the world, stopping for its first United States appearance since 2019 in Seattle on July 22-24.

Director of Pokémon GO, Michael Steranka said, “This is our biggest moment in Pokémon GO every year.

For the first time, an event the size of this music festival will draw thousands of people to two venues — Seattle Center and surrounding downtown Seattle, “a decision to encourage players to travel and explore and discover all the beautiful elements the city has to offer,” Steranka said.

“This fun, safe and family-friendly event brings together communities from old and new — technology and personal outdoor fun — across Seattle to play and collaborate, focusing on activities at the city’s cultural hub — Seattle Center,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. It is an honor to welcome local, national and international visitors to our city.”

Participants can enjoy photo opportunities, giveaways and more; Also, anyone who participates will be able to capture more than 80 unique Pokemon in one day.

Pokemon Go Fest is based on three main pillars: exploration, exercise and real-world social interaction, Steranka said. “When we think about those core pillars, we’ve always made the right sense that live events are an area where Pokemon Go can shine better than ever,” giving people a chance to explore new locations, exercise and meet other Pokemon fans. worldwide.

If you’ve never played Pokemon Go before but wonder what the global phenomenon is, there’s no better time to check it out than at Pokemon Go Fest, Steranka said. “You really get to meet the players. The community that shows up to these events is very welcoming, and they’ll help you check out the game, find out what it’s all about, and maybe even trade you some rare Pokemon.”

This weekend will be a magical moment for those who are active Pokémon GO players. “This will be the best Pokémon GO experience you’ll have all year,” he said.

Pokemon Go Fest takes place over two sessions in Seattle Center and Downtown Seattle. There will be a morning session at the Seattle Center from 9am to 1:30pm and an Experience the City event from 2:30pm to 7pm with an hour break between sessions to allow participants to move around the area. Buy tickets and find more information online: pokemongolive.com/en/events/gofest-2022-seattle

What else is happening?

Here are some other events happening July 22-28 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please email your event details to weekend@seattletimes.com.

July Fly Day – July 23rd

Heritage Flight Museum hosts July Fly Day, featuring displays such as the North American P-51 Mustang and Douglas A-1 Skyraider, children’s activities, aircraft displays, Brando’s BBQ Truck and more 10 am-4 pm $12/adult, $10/senior , $5 /Military and children 5-17, Free/Children under 5 and members. 15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington; 360-424-5151; heritageflight.org

Mill Creek Garden Tour and Artisan Market – July 23rd

The Mill Creek Garden Club presents the Mill Creek Garden Tour and Artisan Market 11 a.m.-4 p.m., a tour of five gardens with an opportunity to purchase from each garden’s artisans. $20/advance, $25/day. location changes; millcreekgardenclub.com

Daniel James Brown, Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki discuss ‘Facing the Mountain’ – July 23

Seattle Public Library, Elliott Bay Book Co. And Densho presented bestselling author Daniel James Brown’s latest book, “Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II,” in conversation with Densho Executive Directors Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki. Register online 1-2 pm; for free 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; 206-386-4636; spl.org

18th and Union’s Open House – July 23rd

18Th & Union invites the community to a circus-themed celebration for all ages 1-5 pm Grab an ice cream, mingle with local artists, enjoy live performances, get your face painted, participate in a community art piece and more. for free 1406 18th Ave., Seattle; fb.me/e/2My5Iq2cp

Wanderings and Wonders: A Butoh Performance – July 24

DAIPANbutoh Collective performs at Kubota Gardens in this interactive event, inviting visitors to stroll through the garden to catch a glimpse of the artists behind the trees or stones – free at 3pm. 9817 55th Ave. S., Seattle; 206-725-5060; kubotagarden.org

Tacoma Battle Games – July 24th

Join this outdoor activity for youth and adults in which two or more groups participate in medieval combat using padded weapons at 1 p.m. Work as a team to destroy your opponents with melee weapons such as swords, spears or other hand weapons available. In medieval times. All players must be 14 and older and must be mentally, physically, socially and emotionally mature enough to be on the battlefield (all players ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a legal guardian). for free 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma; allsfaire.org/battle-games

Chinatown Seafair Parade – July 24th

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Seafair presents a parade at 7 p.m. with entertainment that showcases diverse Seattle culture. Enjoy marching bands, drill teams, seafaring clowns and pirates, dragon dances and more. for free South King Street and South Weller Street (between I-5 and Fifth Avenue South); 206-552-0818; seattlechinesechamber.org

A Taste of Tai Chi: Chen Style in the Park – July 27

King County Library System hosts an outdoor Tai Chi class with Master Yijiao Hong 12:30-1:30 pm Master Hong will demonstrate the 18-form Chen style, compare it to the Yang style, and lead the class in a warm-up, Tai Chi meditation. , early movements and silk reeling. register online; for free 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue; 425-450-1765; kcls.org

Italian Al Fresco Dinner Party – July 27th

In this PCC cooking class, join cooking instructor Christina Conrad and learn how to prepare a dish perfect for dining out with friends from 6-8 p.m. Participants will learn the difference between foods that can be prepared ahead of time and those made on the fly and how to mix them up. Two to create a dinner party at a moment’s notice (all while highlighting the best produce of the season). On the menu: bruschetta pomodoro, watermelon, feta and mint salad, chicken with preserved lemon-arugula pesto and preserved figs with Italian beans and vanilla gelato. register online; $80. 22621 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell; 206-545-7112; pccmarkets.com

Summer Concert Series at University Village – July 27

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health presents Summer Concert Series at University Village with Pepperboy 7-8:30 p.m. In addition to live music, concertgoers can enjoy a wide selection of gourmet bites from University Village restaurants and a lively beer garden hosted by JOEY. the kitchen. for free 2623 NE University Village St., Seattle; 206-523-0622; uvillage.com

Gather Hilltop Artist Makers Market – July 28th

Come and see the work of talented local makers at the GATHER Hilltop Artist Makers Market 4-7 p.m. for free 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-4258; tacomaartmuseum.org