Thursday, July 8, 2010

weekend fun (july 9-11)

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(FRI) Westfield Family Friday
Phineas & Ferb Summer Adventure includes an obstacle course, beach boardwalk, kite-building station, treats, summer safety and child I.D. kits, Phineas and Ferb giveaways and more. Ages 3 to 10. FREE with free WFamily membership.
When: Friday, July 9, 2010, 1 – 3pm
Where: Westfield Southcenter
Children’s Wing near Pumpkin Patch and Crazy 8
2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School

(FRI) Family Summer Concert: Tickle Tune Typhoon
When: Friday, July 9, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Magnuson Amphitheater
6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Museum Visit
Seattle Art Museum is free 5 to 9 p.m. second Fridays for ages 13 to 19 with I.D.
When: Friday, July 9, 2010, 5 – 9pm
Where Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave., Seattle
Age recommendation: High School; FREE

(FRI) PlayTacoma
Interactive games, entertainment, art and other family activities.
When: Friday, July 9, 2010, 5 – 8pm
Where Portland Avenue Park
3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Family Night @ Northshore YMCA
Family activities, swimming, climbing, snacks, and arts and crafts.
When: Friday, July 9, 2010, 6:30 – 8pm
Where Northshore YMCA
11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell WA 98011
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT) Redmond Derby Days Carnival
Redmond Derby Days celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2010! It’s a summer tradition that came to life at the end of the Depression. Derby Days began as a drive to raise money for downtown holiday decorations and school athletic equipment. The Redmond Bicycle Derby was the outgrowth of a small town's community spirit and is now the nation's longest running bicycle race. It includes activities for young and old.
Friday 6pm-10pm
Sat 10am-10pm

(FRI/SAT) Ballard SeafoodFest
The focus is on Ballard's maritime history at the 36th annual Seafair festival. There's entertainment and activities in the Family Zone at Ballard Commons Park, and enjoy wild salmon barbecue, community booths and silly contests. Downtown Ballard at 22nd Avenue Northwest and Northwest Market Street, Seattle.
Time: Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Kent Cornucopia Days
Street fair, carnival, entertainment, children’s area (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily), art show, dragon boat races, parade (2 p.m. Sun.) and more.
Friday, July 9 @ 10am – 8pm
Saturday, July 10 @ 10am – 8pm
Sunday, July 11 @ 11am – 5pm
Where Meeker Street, Kent
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) West Seattle Summer Fest
Music, art, food, vendors, skateboard exhibition, family activity area and more. Limited parking.
Friday, July 9 @ 10am – 6pm
Saturday, July 10 @ 10am – 8pm
Sunday, July 11 @ 11am – 5pm
Where: West Seattle Junction
California Avenue S.W. and S.W. Alaska Street, Seattle WA
*Caspar Babypants plays SAT @ 11:00am
*School of Rock Stars play SUN @ 2:15pm
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Dr. Maze’s Botanical Celebration
Dr. Maze’s Farm kicks off its first season with a weekend of hayrides, goat- and alpaca-feeding, u-pick lavender and herbs, live music, kettle corn and crafts. Way too much fun to miss.
Fri -Sun., 10 am to 6 pm, Redmond, FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
Rides and games of skill -- the annual carnival is part of Redmond's Seafair festival, Derby Days. Thursday is discount day (7 rides or games for $15). The City of Redmond's annual Seafair festival celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. On Friday night, Beatles cover band The Nowhere Men play Redmond City Hall. On Saturday, come out for a kids' and grand parade, entertainment for children, an eco-fair, Derby Dash 5K, bicycle criterium, free Field of Fun for kids (bouncies, hula hoops, sprinklers, more), fireworks at 10 p.m., and carnival at Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center. All other events occur at Redmond City Hall.
Friday, July 9 @ 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, July 10 @ 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, July 11 @ 12:00pm-5:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: 75 cents/ticket

(SAT/SUN) Mercer Island Summer Celebration
Mercer Island's Seafair bash celebrates the 50th anniversary of Mercer Island's incorporation with a 1960s theme. Fun includes a fireworks party at Luther Burbank Park on Saturday night (about 10:15 p.m.), plus a street fair , costume contest, boat rides ($10), entertainment, and activities at Town Center and Mercerdale Park. Kids' fun includes inflatables, train rides, puppet and magic shows, and arts and crafts in the KidZone (wristband $15). Festivities kick off Saturday with a parade at 10 a.m.; Sunday gets started with a pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, near the Recycle Center. Click on the link for a full schedule.
Saturday 11:00am-10:15pm
Sunday 10:00am-5:15pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: Most events free

(SAT/SUN) Urban Craft Uprising!
Crafters Unite! 120+ vendors. At Urban Craft Uprising's shows, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children's goods, toys, housewares, paper goods, candles, journals, art, food & much, much more. Each Urban Craft Uprising show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts along with originality and uniqueness.
When: Sat & Sun 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

(SAT) Beacon Rocks!
What is this? Free, outdoor, family friendly performances by Beacon Hill Musicians near the Light Rail Station.
Who are these Guys? Beacon Hill Music is a group of your neighbors. We are excited about our new outdoor community meeting place, “Lander Festival Street” (just north of Beacon Light Rail Station & east of Beacon Ave South). Among the seemingly endless possible uses, Beacon Hill Music wants neighborhood musicians to perform there for you, their neighbors.
SAT, 1:00-5:00pm

(SAT) Seafair Pirates Landing
The Seafair Pirates storm Alki Beach at (around) 11:30 a.m-noon., but you'll find activities at the beach all day, including music and kids' fun. 500 Seafair Pirates kits will be available for the kids, beginning at 10:30 a.m., and kids who come dressed in their pirate best can be part of a pirate look-alike contest. The beach-storming is one of the traditional Seafair kickoff events, and part of West Seattle's month-long Hi-Yu Festival. There are bouncies for kids ($6-$10), free root beer samples, and more. Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle.
Time: Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(SAT) Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Street Fair
Celebrate Wallingford by joining the parade (costumes encouraged!) or simply watching the marching bands, firetrucks and clowns, and then enjoy the street fair’s live music, crafts and rides.
Sat., 10 am to 6 pm, Wallingford, Free.

(SAT) Pioneer Square Fire Festival
A family oriented festival celebrating the anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire, featuring antique fire engines, vintage police cars and panning for gold at the Klondike Gold Rush Adventure. In addition, Seattle Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums will be performing throughout the day.
Occidental Square Park, S Main St & S Washington.
Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm

(SAT) Chinatown-International District Festival
Bring your family and friends to visit the largest Pan-Asian American street festival in the Pacific Northwest! This two-day event brings roughly 45,000 people from all over the Puget Sound region for family activities, main stage entertainment, food booths and Asian-inspired arts & crafts. The festival also features a Karaoke Idol competition, Eco-Village, Children's Corner, Sports Corner and over 130 vendor booths.
Hing Hay Park, 411 Maynard Ave S, Seattle
Saturday, 11:00am-7:00pm

(SAT) Pirate's Booty Milk Carton Derby
Southwest Corner of Green Lake, near the Aqua Theater
Saturday, 10:00am-7400pm

(SUN) Return to Renton Car Show
he 20th Annual Return to Renton Cruise-In Benefit Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show has been scheduled for Sunday, July 11, 2010. Join us in downtown Renton at the Piazza Park located at South 3rd Street and Burnett Avenue South
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Show and Entertainment from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Trophy Presentation and Cruise-In at 3:00 pm
Judging begins at 11:00 am

(SAT-TUES) Low Tide
It's the lowest tide of the summer this weekend - head down to a local beach for a look-see around the tideline. Beach naturalists from the Seattle Aquarium will be on hand to help you tell a moon snail egg case from a lion's mane jelly. FREE. Approx 10am-2:00pm each day.

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