Federal Way Community Calendar | June 14 edition

Juneteenth Celebration and Recognition: At noon June 18, head to City Hall to commemorate Juneteenth.

Flag Day: The annual event is June 15 at the King County Aquatic Center. Starting at 9:30 a.m., enjoy speakers, a performance by the FW Chorale, Boy Scouts presenting flags and more.

Free summer soccer camp: Kids ages 5 to 12 can register to for the free city summer soccer camp at Celebration Park. The camp will run June 17 through June 20 and participants must pre-register online at www.itallhappenshere.info/soccer-camp. The camp is located at 1095 South 324th Street.

Juneteenth Celebration and Recognition: At noon June 18, head to City Hall to commemorate Juneteenth. The holiday acknowledges the freedom of Black Americans and their liberation from slavery. Juneteenth is the oldest celebration recognizing President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all enslaved individuals in the United States.

SummerFest at the Garden On June 22, 2024, Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm visit the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden at 2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98003 to join them for their first ever SummerFest! A chance for the community to celebrate together, enjoy family-fun activities, shop in an outdoor art market, and eat delicious food. Help Fill the Food Bank this summer! Admission is FREE

Make Music: Presented by the Federal Way Lions Club, join in from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 22 at Steel Lake Park. Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Pop and Folk music will be featured in the free public music event. The Lions Club encourages guests to bring eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.

Summer Repair Cafe: A free fix-it event will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the South King Tool Library Federal Way, 1700 S. 340th Pl.

Red White and Blues Festival: Celebrate the Fourth of July at Celebration Park located at 1095 South 324th Street, from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Entertainment includes live music, inflatables, interactive arts and dozens of food and treat vendors before the fireworks show.

Hot off the presses – evening edition: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. July 9 at Poverty Bay Café for informal conversation, coffee, beer, wine and appetizers. You’ll be able to ask the newspaper staff about their work or talk about issues affecting the region, such as homelessness, addiction and development, all while supporting a local business and the work of nonprofit FUSION to serve families in need. Poverty Bay Café is located at 1108 S. 322nd Place in Federal Way, north of Celebration Park.

City-wide Serve Day: We Love Our City invites you to the 10th annual Serve Day. On Saturday, July 13, meet at 9 a.m. at the PAEC parking lot for team assignments, then meet up at the Federal Way Farmers Market for lunch after volunteer tasks complete around 12 p.m. Email shelleypauls@gmail.com to register ahead of time.

Champagne Brunch with FW Black Collective: Welcome to the FW Black Collective’s Champagne Brunch fundraiser “A Toast to Black History” Join us for a delightful morning filled with delicious food and bubbly drinks. This in-person event will be held at the Highline College – Mount Olympus room. Get ready to indulge in a scrumptious brunch spread while sipping refreshing champagne. It’s the perfect way to start your day with good food and great company. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 at Highline College, Mount Olympus room, located at 2400 South 240th Street, Des Moines.

Federal Way Rotary Club’s 3rd annual FUNdraiser: Head to Evergreen Middle School from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, for a speed croquet tournament to raise money for a good cause. Please bring sunscreen as appropriate and wear stable footwear. Croquet happens on the grass, so the ground may be uneven in some areas. This event is great for all ages, but the club asks that players are 8 years old or older to participate on a team. Alcohol is not allowed on school property. Check out Rotary’s website for more information at www.federalwayrotary.com.

Kiwanis 68th Annual Salmon Bake: On July 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., join the Kiwanis Club for their annual Salmon Bake. Last year the club served 900 meals. The event will feature Baked salmon, a wine and beer garden, live entertainment, silent auction, and card wall. Tickets are $30 in advance for a regular salmon dinner ($35 at the gate), and a children’s hot dog meal is available for $5. Learn more at federalwaykiwanis.com/salmon2024.html.

Evening in the Garden “Celebrate RSF’s 60th Anniversary”: On Saturday, July 27, from 5 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden located at 2525 S 336th St., join RSBG volunteers and members are invited to join us as we celebrate the Rhododendron Species Foundation 60th Anniversary! Enjoy a night of enchanting music, savory cuisine, wine and beer, garden tours, and a rare plant auction.