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King County did not hold its regular indoor repair events in 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic. Two all-outdoor repair events were held. No more King County-sponsored repair events are planned for this year.

At free community repair events, skilled volunteer "fixers" try to repair or mend your small household and personal items.

The King County repair events program plans to offer repair events in some form in 2022, starting in the spring.

To begin providing additional resources for repair of small household and personal items, King County has launched a new directory of repair businesses. These resources complement the repair events, especially during this pandemic time when repair events have been difficult to schedule.

If you have questions about this program, contact repair events coordinator Tom Watson email Tom Watson via e-mail or at 206-477-4481.

This program has held 67 free repair events, in 26 different cities and communities in King County. For the full list of dates and locations of those past repair events, see below.

Thanks everyone for your support of repair events, which reduce waste and conserve resources!

Other organizations in the County or the Puget Sound area may be offering their own separate repair events (aka repair cafés), which this year are nearly all remote, drop-off or virtual. Those organizations include the South King Tool Library external link in Federal Way, Vashon Tool Library external link , Snohomish County WSU Extension external link and Zero Waste Washington external link .

Past King County-sponsored repair events

  • Feb. 25, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • March 14, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • April 2, 2016 – Renton Community Center
  • April 7, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 26, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • May 24, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • June 11, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • June 15, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 12, 2016 – Renton Farmers Market, downtown Renton
  • Aug. 13, 2016 – Valley Ridge Park, SeaTac
  • Aug. 20, 2016 – Marymoor Park, Redmond
  • Sept. 10, 2016 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • Oct. 4, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Oct. 10, 2016 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • Jan. 26, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Feb. 4, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • March 1, 2017 – Burien Community Center
  • March 22, 2017 – Skyway Library
  • April 8, 2017 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 17, 2017 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • April 22, 2017 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • May 6, 2017 – Issaquah Library
  • May 22, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • May 31, 2017 – Renton Library
  • June 24, 2017 – Newport Way Library, Bellevue
  • July 13, 2017 – Shoreline Library
  • Aug. 26, 2017 – Kent Library
  • Aug. 29, 2017 – Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Sept. 6, 2017 – Kingsgate Library, Kirkland (moved from Bothell Library)
  • Sept. 13, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Sept. 25, 2017 – Enumclaw Library
  • Oct. 7, 2017 – Woodmont Library, Des Moines
  • Oct. 21, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • March 7, 2018 – Pacific Community Center
  • March 24, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • April 7, 2018 - Duvall Visitor & Community Center
  • April 10, 2018 - Covington Library
  • April 18, 2018 – SeaTac Community Center
  • May 10, 2018 – Muckleshoot Library
  • May 16, 2018 – Renton Library
  • June 12, 2018 – Kent Library
  • June 23, 2018 – Redmond Library
  • July 10, 2018 – Auburn Library
  • July 17, 2018 – Skyway Library
  • Aug. 16, 2018 – Des Moines Library
  • Sept. 8, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 22, 2018 – Woodinville Library
  • Sept. 25, 2018 – Burien Library
  • March 9, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • March 23, 2019 – Bothell Library
  • April 2, 2019 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 9, 2019 – Kent Library
  • April 27, 2019 – Kirkland Library
  • May 9, 2019 – Fairwood Library, Renton area
  • May 20, 2019 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 29, 2019 – Bellevue Library
  • June 19, 2019 – Sammamish Library
  • July 2, 2019 – Auburn Library
  • July 20, 2019 – Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation
  • July 31, 2019 – Shoreline Library
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Burien Library
  • Sept. 10, 2019 – North Bend Library
  • Oct. 5, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • June 19, 2021 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 22, 2021 – 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living, Woodinville.

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