Thursday, July 22, 2010

weekend fun (july 23-25)

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(FRI) Stories of Our World at Carkeek Park
Gather round the fire circle and listen to some amazing storytellers and singers tell tales about nature and our relationship to it. (Great for ages 3 and older.) What’s more? Well, S’mores are provided! Fri., 7 to 8:30 pm, Seattle, Free.

(FRI) Friday Night Moonlight Movies at the Coal Creek YMCA
When: Fridays June 25, July 23, August 27- 9pm
Address: Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Age: All
Cost: Free admission
Note: PG & PG-13 films will be projected onto the wall of the YMCA

(FRI) Peanut Butter & Jam Concert Series: Casper Baby Pants
Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring back the popular ‘ Peanut Butter & Jam’ concert series at the Tukwila Community Center. This concert series is especially for kids and families alike. So, pack the picnic baskets and blankets and watch your kids dance and sing to the tunes of their favorite performers. (You can dance and sing too... we won’t tell!)
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue S.

(FRI) Family Campout at Fox Hollow Farm
Camp out under the stars on the farm!
When: July 24th and August 14th
Address: 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Age: All
Cost: $20 for children under 2, $40 for ages 2-12, $60 for ages 13-18, $80 for adults.

(FRI) Going Bats at Kelsey Creek Farm
Learn about bats and then go looking for bats at the farm
When: Friday, July 23, 7:30-9:30 pm
Address: Kelsey Creek Farm, 410 130th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98005
Age: All ages, must be accompanied by adult
Cost: Free

(FRI) Enumclaw Street Fair
Art and craft vendors, food, entertainment, kids’ activities, carnival rides and more. All-ages 5K walk/run July 24. ($10 to $25, family $35 to $50). 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24.
When: Friday, July 23, 2010, 9am – 7pm
Where: 1400 Cole St., Enumclaw
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Aquafest
Family-oriented community festival includes land and water sports, children’s parade (6 p.m. July 23), grand parade (1 p.m. July 24), arts and crafts, Bite of Lake Stevens, carnival, boat parade, entertainment, fireworks (10 p.m. July 24) and more.
Where: Downtown Lake Stevens WA
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Capitol Hill Block Party
Planned conveniently between summer music festivals Sasquatch and Bumbershoot, this killer music-fest- masquerading-as-a-block-party will keep all the cool kids satiated on both hip local talent and big-name touring acts. The three-day party includes performances by MGMT, Macklemore, !!!, The Dead Weather, Fresh Espresso and more. Tip: Don’t settle for those campy festival vendors hawking meat on a stick—instead, eat at one of our favorite restaurants on Capitol Hill.

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Silverdale Whaling Days
Silverdale Waterfront Park and around Silverdale: West Sound's largest summertime community festival. The annual event brings everyone a weekend of free and affordabel fun, great musical entertainment, great food, an incredible fireworks display (Friday night), Silverdale's Whaling Days Lions Grand Parade (Saturday morning), the exciting "Great Kitsap Duck Race" (Sunday), the famous beer garden and a chance to compete in outrigger canoe races (Sunday) and a Kids Area with carnival rides. (5-10pm)

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Ikea Renton River Days
10-8 pm @ Liberty Park in Renton between Bronson Way N and Houser Way N; Take Exit #4 from I-405 and Liberty Park is just west of I-405. Renton River Days
Not to be outdone by Bellevue, Renton will also be holding its annual River Days festival this weekend! The event will have plenty of entertainment for kids, like a KidZone boasting inflatables and activity stations, a chalk art contest, and a parade. Adults can enjoy an art show, entertainment, food, and more. And don't forget the Rubber Ducky Derby on Sunday. Wenatchee Youth Circus performs at Cedar River Park.

(SAT) Eats & Beats : The Not-Its!
Move and groove at a concert series designed just for kids. Take a night to relax, play, chow down on pizza and lemonade, and shake your money maker...even if it’s a diapered one. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 6:15 p.m., and the museum will be open until 8 p.m. for play. Preregister! 425-637-8100
Where: KidsQuest Children's Museum, Bellevue
Date: Sat 7/24
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10, members $8, dinner $3

(SAT) Kubota Gardens Tour
Free Public Tour is 10AM July 24th

(SAT) Kirkland Canine Festival 2010
Your fave mutt is the star of this day-long fete where there’s everything from dog and child look-alike contests (be sure to dress in matching outfits!), to obstacles course, a fashion show and even doggy yoga.
When: Saturday July 24th, 10am-3pm
Address: Crestwoods Park, 1818 6th Ave, Kirkland, WA
Age: All

(SAT) Kite Fest at Magnuson Park
This annual event that has beautiful kites soaring in the sky makes for a very pretty sight. Don’t miss the stunt kite demos, kids’ kite building workshop plus music and other activities. Sat., 11 am to 5 pm, Seattle, Free

(SAT) West Seattle American Legion Grand Parade
Kiddie Parade, which all kids are invited to enter – signups start at 10 am Saturday, and the parade proceeds through The Junction right at 11, ahead of the rest of the parade (so there’s time to get back to your seat and watch everybody else!).
California Ave. SW, Lander St. to Edmunds St., West Seattle

(SAT) Bookmaking for Teens
Where: Green Lake Branch (7364 E Green Lake Dr N)
2pm Saturday, July 24th
Instructors from the Seattle Center for Book Arts show you how handmade books can add a creative twist to traditional soft-cover and hard-cover books. All materials and supplies provided.
For ages 12 and up. Groups and drop-ins welcome.

(SAT) Bike Safety Open House
Learn about bike safety, meet firefighters, tour fire engine and medic unit and bring a bike and helmet to ride through the kids’ Ready to Roll safety skills course. Custom-fit bike helmets available ($7 to $10 donation).
When: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 10am – 12pm
Where: Edmonds Fire Station 20
23009 88th Ave. W., Edmonds WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Alki Art Fair!
The annual fair raises money for scholarships to students of all ages for art classes offered through the Alki Community Center and Alki Bathhouse. More than 70 artists will be selling their work: “We have a wide mix of artists: pottery, paintings, photography, metal work, fused glass, jewelry, and many crafts like hand made clothing, candles, soap and much more. (10-6)

(SAT/SUN) Bellevue Festival of the Arts
Kidsfair is the place you'll want to be when you visit the Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair -- children can work on tons of cool crafts, and you can tour the museum's galleries for free. While you're there, walk outside to noodle on the sidewalk with chalk. And oh yeah -- there are fine arts and crafts like whoa at Bellevue Square. FREE. Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
When: July 23-25; 10am to 8pm Fri & Sat, 10am to 6pm Sun
Where: Cost Plus World Market parking lot (you really can't miss it)
When: July 23-25; 10am to 8pm Fri & Sat, 10am to 6pm Sun
Cost: Free admission

(SAT/SUN) Red Rooster Days
Biringer Farm, 21412 59th Ave NE, Arlington.
(FREE) Art exhibits, trolley rides, chicken barn dance, inflatables, family storytime, kiddy slides, rooster contest, food and more at Biringer Farm’s new address. (10am-5pm)

(SUN) Stuff the Bus 2010
The banner at Admiral Way Viewpoint is one of several you’ve probably seen around the peninsula – this Sunday is WestSide Baby’s biggest diaper-donation event of the year, "Stuff the Bus" – they bring a school bus to the West Seattle Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska in The Junction), you bring the diapers, and by the time 2 pm hits, if all goes well, the bus is stuffed!

(SUN) Chinatown Seafair Parade
7-9 pm; Chinatown/International District, Parade runs between S Jackson & S King St.
A traditional community parade and multi-cultural event featuring the colorful Chinese girls drill team, fabulous 100-foot Chinese Dragon twisting and waving through the street and 60 additional parade units.

(SUN) Hispanic Seafair Festival
11-8 pm; Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater
The day-long festival will feature live music & entertainment, various food, craft and information booths, art exhibits and children's activities all reflecting the diverse Hispanic community in the Seattle area. The festival also serves as a venue for the scholarship presentation to the Hispanic Seafair Queen and her Court.

(SUN) Ethnic Fest
Celebration of different cultures features music, dance, art, food and kids’ activities from around the world. Noon to 7 p.m. July 24 through 25.
When: Sunday, July 25, 2010, 12 – 7pm
Where: Wright Park
501 S. “I” St., Tacoma
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Pie and Ice Cream Social
What: Full Tilt Ice Cream and Shoofly Pie Company host the a la mode get-together.
Why: Gooey black bottom shoofly pie ($5 for four mini slices) topped with rich salted caramel ice cream.
When: Sun., 3-4 p.m.
Where: Full Tilt Ice Cream, 9629 16th Ave. SW (206-767-4811).

(SUN) Peace Concert
30th year of family-friendly concerts. Celebrate peace (no speeches) while listening to music.
When: Sunday, July 25, 2010, 12 – 6pm
Where: Magnuson Park beach area
7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle
All ages; FREE

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