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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Thursday, May 11

Upstream. We don't typically include Thursdays in our Weekend Report round up but this is a VERY special occasion. Today marks the very first opening day of Upstream Festival and Summit! We have talked so much about it, you should be well versed in our artist profiles and what to expect! Upstream starts today and will go through Saturday, May 13 and is in the heart of Pioneer Square. For more information and ticketing visit Also, click here for all of our artist profiles!

Friday, May 12

Northwest Paddling Festival. This festival is a water sport lover's dream. This is the largest event of it's kind in the PNW and brings paddle sports, retailers, manufacturers, and athletes to one location. There are over 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddling equipment, and accessories and gears.

Lake Sammamish
2000 NW Sammamish Road
Tickets: $10

Saturday, May 13

Ten Grands. Benaroya Hall is hosting a piano concert where 10 pianists play 10 grand pianos... at the same time! It's going to be EPIC. Also - fun fact: Ten Grands Seattle has raised over one million dollars for music education! How cool.

Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Tickets: $43+

Seattle Maritime Festival: Family Fun Day. Hopefully the weather will hold out for this one! This festival, held at Seattle Maritime Academy, will feature boat tours, walk-on tugboats, a boat parade, Coast Guard demonstrations, kid's activities, a fire boat display, music, and a chowder cook off!

Seattle Maritime Academy
4455 Shilshole Ave NW

West Seattle Garage Sale. Who doesn't love a good garage sale? This is like, the biggest garage sale of ALL TIME. I mean, maybe. Check out the West Seattle Community Garage Sale schedule for locations and information.

Pierogi Fest. If Polish food is your jam, this Pierogi Fest will have peirogi dumplings, potato pancakes, Polish beer, dessert, folk music, crafts and kid's activities!

Polish Cultural Center
1714 18th Ave
Tickets: $10

Sunday, May 14

Mother's Day Round Up. If you missed it, we put together a little list of gift ideas or brunch places that you can take your mom to! Happy Mother's Day, moms! Click here to check out our guide to Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Improv Show. Got a funny mom? Unexpected Productions in Pike Place are putting on a Mother's Day special featuring improv about Motherhood.

Unexpected Productions
1428 Post Alley
Tickets: $5

Mother's Day Half Marathon & 5k. So you have a fit mom. She wants to go on a run for Mother's Day? Kinda weird, but hey, we don't judge! Head over to Kirkland for their Mother's Day Half Marathon & 5K and enjoy the scenic routes in the Juanita area.

Juanita Beach Park
9703 NE Juanita Dr
Tickets: $45+