Saturday, August 16, 2014

First Annual Beach to Bluff Bust Your Buns Run and Sandcastle Contest with music and more - Sunday, August 17th 2014 - 7am Free Registration, 8am Run/Walk Begins, 10am Health Talk, 11am Sandcastle Contest Begins!

For more info. go here.

BrasilFest 2014 at Seattle Center - Sunday, August 17th 2014 from 12-7pm

Go and enjoy all the great things the Brazilian culture has to offer!

For more info. go here.

Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival in Seattle - Sunday, August 17th 2014 from 12-6pm

" Entertainment will feature live performances showcasing artists from the many styles and cultures local to Southeast Seattle. Art Creation Stations will be back by popular demand, featuring a wide variety of art projects that festival attendees can create and take home. Food and retail booths highlighting local businesses will be featured, together with information about developments within the Othello Station area. The multi-ethnic, multi-age audience is primarily from Southeast Seattle (from I-90 south along Rainier Avenue S and MLK), and adjoining neighborhoods, but also draws crowds from the greater Seattle area and nearby communities. "

Plus, download a coupon for free popcorn at the link below!

For more info. go here.

Sandtastic! - A FREE Outdoor Community event with all kinds of fun at Imagine Children's Museum in Everett - Sunday, August 17th 2014 from 10am-4pm

For more info. go here.

5th Annual Redmond Arts Festival at Redmond Town Center - Now until 6pm on Sunday, August 17th 2014

For more info. go here.

NEW Monthly Family Magic Shows at Seattle Center - Today, August 16th 2014 at 1pm and 3pm - Other dates to follow. - "Less than a Latte" each with a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door.

Go and check out a magic show!

" The Seattle Center show is the only current standing family magic show in Seattle. It is a 45 minute stage show which includes stage illusions and lots of audience participation. suggestion donation is $5 at the door. There are always two shows, one at 1 pm and the other at 3PM.  "

Happening today at the Center theatre on the first floor of the Armory Building of the Seattle Center.

To make reservations or for more info. call 206-854-7275 or go here.

2014 Celebrate Shoreline Festival with pony rides, reptiles, a Caspar Babypants performance, petting zoo, car show, bounce houses and LOTS more - Today, Saturday, August 16th 2014 - Now until 8pm

Festival Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Family area: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Stage: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Family Stage: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Car Show: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Beer Garden: 12:00 – 8:00 pm

1:00 - 2:30 pm
     World Dance 
2:30 - 3:00 pm
     Kid Challenge Award Ceremony 
3:00 - 4:00 pm
     Michelle Taylor & the Blues Junkies
R & B
4:30 - 6:00 pm
     Doublewide: Country
6:30 – 8:00 pm
     Cover Band: The Spazmatics

FAMILY STAGE SCHEDULESponsored by the Dale Turner YMCA
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
     Matt Henry Trained Human (Juggler)

1:00 - 2:00 pm
     Reptile Isle
2:30 - 3:30 pm
     Caspar Babypants

4:00 –5:00 pm
     Matt Henry Trained Human (Juggler)

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
     Pony Rides
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
     Petting Zoo
12:30 & 3:30 pm 
      Last Leaf Productions presents: 
      Who Stole the Queen of Heart's Tarts
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 11:00 am - 6:00 p.m.
Roving Entertainment
Face Painting
Martial Arts
Lego Area
Bubble Play Area
Hands-On Area
Hi Striker Carnival Game
Community Booths
Emergency Vehicles for Touring

Robo Surfer  12:00 - 8:00 pm
Beer Garden 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by Club Hollywood Cas

For more info. go here.

Pioneer Square Fire Festival with antique firetrucks, firefighter challenge, giveaways and more in Seattle - Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th 2014 from 11am-8pm ('til 5:30pm on Sunday!)

This is a cool event to check out with antique firetrucks and more!

" This annual festival commemorates the re-birth of the Pioneer Square neighborhood following the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889 that engulfed most of Seattle’s original commercial district. "

This is the 125th Anniversary of the Great Fire.

For more info. go here.

"Fresh Paint" with 90+ artists in action, plus glassblowing, kids' activities and more in Everett - Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th 2014 from 10am-5pm both days!

" Purchase art fresh off the easel! The entire length of the promenade will be filled with more artists than ever, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery.

Ask anything you want to know about art, making art, and what it is like to be an artist.

90+ artists will be sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more. Every artist is in action, plus on-site glassblowing and children's activities. You can also take the ferry to Jetty Island for the Float Find.

Don't forget to stop by the Schack Art Center all weekend and "Make Your Own" Glass Floats in the hot shop.

And, on Sunday enjoy the Everett Farmer's Market at the marina with produce, flowers, and craft vendors from 11am-4pm "

For more info. go here.

Celebrate Woodinville with a parade, Basset Bash, kid activities and more - Today, Saturday, August 16th 2014 - Now until 5pm! Parade at 11am

" An exciting addition to the Summer Event Series is the Celebrate Woodinville Festival which will include a farmer’s market, arts and crafts fair,  exhibitors, and children’s activities. The festival will be preceded by the 36th annual community parade, Bassett Bash, and pancake breakfast. "

Community Pancake Breakfast & ParadeAugust 16
Pancake Breakfast | 8am – 10:30am | Fire Station 31
36th Annual Parade | 11am – Noon | 175th Street

Basset BashAugust 16
1pm – 4pm | Woodin Creek Park

Woodinville FestivalAugust 16
Noon – 5pm | Wilmot Gateway Park, Woodinville Fields
Concerts in the Park | Wine & Beer Garden | Local Restaurants | Farmers Market | Arts & Crafts | Exhibitors | Children’s Activities

For more info. go here.

Railroad Days with FREE Wagon Rides, a car show, grand parade, fun zone and more in Snoqualmie - Saturday and Sunday, August 16th 2014 - Various times

We did this last year and did the free wagon ride!

Some things free and some for a fee.

" The 76th edition of Snoqualmie Railroad Days will feature traditional favorites: Train Rides, the Grand Parade, Fun Runs, three stages packed with entertainment, the Legends Car Club Show and lots of vendors. You’ll enjoy: Art in the Park, featuring artists-in-action, the Plein Air Paintout, Kids’ Paint Junction, Wine and Beer Gardens, Timbersports, Amazing Musicians, Living History Displays and free Wagon rides. Snoqualmie Railroad Days is your community festival – one stop for family fun. You won’t want to miss it! "

Saturday, August 16

Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 - 11:00
Grand Parade, 11:00 - 12:00
Arts Stage, 12:00 - 8:45
Arts in the Park, 11:00 - 8:00
Plein Air Paintout , 9:00 - 3:00
Kids' Paint Junction, 11:00 - 3:00
Main Stage, 11:45 - 10:00
Fun Runs, 9:00 - 11:00
Free Wagon Rides, 12:00 - 3:00
Wine Garden, 12:00 - 9:00
Beer Garden, 12:00 - 10:00
Children's Field of Fun, 12:00 - 5:00
Timber Sports Shows, 1:00 - 3:30
Train Rides, 11:00 - 5:00 

Sunday, August 17

Main Stage, 11:30 - 3:00
Legends Classic Car Show, 8:00 - 4:00
Arts Stage, 9:30 - 4:00
Arts in the Park, 11:00 - 4:00
Wine Garden, 12:00 - 4:00
Beer Garden, 11:00 - 3:00
Children's Field of Fun, 12:00 - 5:00
History Comes Alive, 9:00 - 4:00
Train Rides, 11:00 - 4:00 

For more info. go here.

Vikings Days at the Nordic Museum in Seattle - Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th 2014 - Various hours

Viking Days = family-friendly activities with free admission to both the festival and the Nordic Museum over the weekend!

Festival Highlights Include:

Swedish Pancake Breakfast both mornings
Larger-than-life Viking Encampment with weaving, weapon-forging, and war!
Alder-smoked salmon and live music at the Salmon BBQ on Saturday evening only
Goodies all day from the Scandinavian Food Hearths
Grilled sausages, craft beer, and aquavit in the Valhalla Beer Garden
Entertainment featuring Nordic music, craft demonstrations, vendors, and children’s activities

For more info. go here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Indigenous Cultures Day at Seattle Center - Saturday, August 16th 2014 from 11am-5pm

For more info. go here.

Summer Splash with water sports and more for families at Green Lake - Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9am–4pm

A FREE community event celebrating summer fun and healthy activities for families. 

Festivities Include:

Kids activities – face painting, bouncy house, magic and more!
Water sports – adults and kids can try canoeing, kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddle boarding
Junior crew races

 Seattle's Green Lake (southwest corner of the lake near the Small Craft Center)

Bring new or gently used sneakers to donate for kids in size 1-9!

For more info go here.

INNOSKATE with free skateboarding clinics, demos, kids fashion show, competition, skate deck decorating, admission to MOHAI Atrium Level and more in Lake Union Park in Seattle - Saturday, August 16, 2014 FROM 10am-5pm

Pretty cool for girls and boys of all ages!

Innoskate is a free all-ages community celebration of skateboarding innovations—the people, places, and
actions that put Seattle on the map! Innoskate takes place at MOHAI and Lake Union Park.

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10 AM Learn to skate with Skate Like a GirlThese short clinics are great for beginners of all ages
11 AM Innovation Idea Lab: Social Change through Skateboarding, with Skate Like a Girl
NOON Kids’ Fashion Show! All kids 12 and under are invited to participate in a fun fashion show 
celebrating the future of Seattle’s skate community. Emceed by Marshall Reid
1 PM Innovation Idea Lab: Connecting Cultures--Salish Art Meets Skateboarding, with Louie Gong
2 PM Learn to skate with Skate Like a GirlThese short clinics are great for beginners of all ages
2:30 PM Skate Demo: Evolution of Seattle Skateboarding Seattle skaters Metal Mark, Tom Peha, 
Ryan Aningalan and Kristin Ebeling demo skate tricks from the 1970s – today. Emceed by Marshall Reid
3:30 PM Innovation Idea Lab: Imagining a New Skating Landscape for Seattle, with Grindline Skateparks and
Matthew Lee Johnston
4:30 PM Best Trick Competition! Winner takes home $100! Course opens at 4:15 pm.

  • Skate special features in Lake Union Park -- for one day only! Designed by Grindline 
  • Decorate a skate deck to take home with artists from Tulalip Tribes 
  • Explore pop-up exhibits about historic Seattle skate spots and the anatomy of skatepark construction 
  • Contribute to a bi-coastal work of skate deck art, coming to Seattle from the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL 
  • Giveaways, food trucks, music and more!

Innoskate is presented by MOHAI, The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation,
and the International Association of Skateboard Companies in partnership with Grindline Skateparks and 
Skate Like a Girl, and is generously supported by The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Nike.

Cost: Free (includes Innoskate activities inside MOHAI's Grand Atrium and in Lake Union Park).  Admission
is required to access upper floor galleries.

For more info. go here.