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 firstname.lastname@example.org if there is something wonderful we need to know about!
Friday, May 18
Bike Everywhere Day. Hop on that bike folks! Thousands of people will ditch their cars and bring that bike out for the summer. Hundreds of local businesses and organizations will be setting up stations around the city where participants can get coffee, treats, and some ~swag~.
Ballard Jazz Festival. The Ballard Jazz Festival will be running all weekend long and will showcase world-class musicians every day! Friday will have a mainstage concert, a picnic on Saturday afternoon and a jazz walk at ten venues on Sunday.
2655 NW Market St
Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF started last night with their opening film and partaaaay! SIFF is known as the largest film festival in the U.S. with top directors, actors, and critics. Over 25 days, SIFF will screen 433 films. We went behind the scenes with the team who put SIFF together, check out the clip here.
Saturday, May 19
Seattle Beer Week. Seattle Beer Week is coming to a close. Waaaah! Saturday and Sunday are the last days to get into it, folks. Bars and breweries in the Seattle area will have dozens of beer-tasting and food-pairing events. Check out the schedule here!
Everfree Northwest. You can catch us out at the My Little Pony convention this weekend! There will be tons of colorful toy ponies, parties, games, activities, meals, a concert, a Grand Galloping Gala, vendors, at the Double Tree Hotel Seattle Airport.
Double Tree Hotel
18740 International Blvd
Viking Fest. Head over to Poulsbo to celebrate Scandinavian Heritage! There will be a parade, carnival, music, food, and some fun and friendly competitions. This event will run all weekend long.
19032 Jensen Way NE
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wanderlust 108. Looking for something with some exercise, yoga, meditation, and live music all in one package? Here it is, baby. Wanderlust 108 combines a 5K run/walk, 75 minutes of yoga and then followed with a guided meditation session.
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Street Fair. Celebrate the nation's longest-running street fair in the U-District this weekend! What began as a simple community event in 1970 has blossomed into the University District StreetFair, a thrilling free, two-day festival with hundreds of vendors, artists, and performers. And beyond the fun, this event and its legacy have a more profound meaning that’s especially powerful today. This event runs all weekend so getcha booties up to the U-District!
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bothell Block Party & BrewFest. Beers and block parties? YUP. BBP&BF (I just made that up) will have local beer, food trucks, and live music! The music line up includes Sisters, Smokey Brights, Ruler, Black Stax, Eclectic Approach and I Will Keep Your Ghost.
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Petpalooza. Bring your little floofy guy to Petpalooza in Auburn! Make sure your dog is on a leash for a run, pet contests, pony rides, flying dogs, racing pigs, roving reptiles, and vendors.
Game Farm Park
3030 R St. SE
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gig Harbor Beer Festival. Just a short little jaunt over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the Gig Harbor Beer Festival that will feature a wide variety of Northwest craft brewers and live music.
Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion
4701 Point Fosdick Dr NW
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.