Various locations Columbia City
May 31–June 2 All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
The 12th edition of HONK! Fest West lands in White Center (Sat June 1, 1–6 pm), Columbia City (Sun June 2, 2–6 pm), and a brand-new site in South Park (Fri May 31, 5–9 pm). All feature three stage areas located within close walking distance of each other, and more than 25 Pacific Northwest–area bands are set to appear. They range from the official sports-pro sounds of Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and the 43-member Seattle Sounders FC band Sound Wave, to Eugene's Samba Ja, a 30-member bateria (percussion ensemble) specializing in Afro-Brazilian beats, to Seattle's punk-kicking havoc-raising renegades Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, which HONK! Fest West president Steve Roberts described as a "very interactive mosh pit of musicians and listeners."
around Columbia City, Seattle, WA 98118