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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 hello@seattlerefined.com if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, May 17

STEM. Head on over to Seattle's Pacific Science Center where you can taste unlimited samples of Washington wines and explore the exhibits. This event is formerly known as Science Uncorked.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$50

Spring Wine Walk.
This West Seattle Wine Walk will get you a glass and 10 tastes of wine with some snackage in boutique shops around the West Seattle Junction.

West Seattle Junction
California Ave SW
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $30


17th of May Festival. The Ballard neighborhood is celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day with a luncheon, activities for the kiddos and music. There will be a 6 p.m. parade with marching bands, drill teams and lots of fun costumes!

Ballard
24th Ave NW
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Free

Saturday, May 18

Everfree Northwest. The My Little Pony convention is back! Celebrate the kid's (and adults, who are we kidding) favorite colorful ponies at the family friendly convention! There will be games, activities, meals, concerts, a Grand Galloping Gala, vendors and other programs. This event runs all weekend!

DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Tickets: $40-$85


Viking Fest. This Scandinavian heritage festival celebrates in Poulsbo with a parade, carnival, music, food and competitions and will run from Friday through Sunday.

Poulsbo Waterfront
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Free

Pierogi Fest. This Polish festival will be an ALL YOU CAN STUFF YOUR FACE WITH. There will be activities and folk music of course, but the best part is pierogis (dumplings), potato pancakes, Polish beer, dessert and more.

Polish Cultural Center
1714 18th Ave
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free

Taco Libra Truck Showdown. If this doesn't sound like the best festival ever then I don't know what does. Take a bite out of dozens of taco trucks, grab some grub and browse hundreds of vendors at the nearby Fremont Market. There will also be an optional beer and margarita tasting for $25.

South Lake Union
3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Bothell Block Party and BrewFest. This event in Bothell Block Party has all the fun things of summer. Live music from four different bands, food trucks and beer! Does it get much better than that? Not sure.

Downtown Bothell
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$45

Kent International Festival. This festival will offer a selection of different ethnic food, song, dance, and cultural booths. There will also be a "world wide" walk at 9:30 a.m. followed by the festival at 10 a.m. and then a concert to close out the day at 5 p.m.

ShoWare Center
625 W James St
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free

Petpalooza. It's time to treat your pupper! Bring Fido to Petpalooza where they can go for a morning fun run with pet contests, pony rides, flying dogs (?), racing pigs, "roving reptiles" and vendors.

Game Farm Park
3030 R St SE, Auburn, WA 98002
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration: $10


Rainier Dragon Boat Festival. Get outside and watch some dragon boats! Watch 38 teams race in long boats with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. with the first race at 9 a.m. There will also be tons of vendors onsite at Thea's Park.

Thea's Park
535 Dock Street E
8 a.m.
Registration Closed

Double Major. Two Bellingham originated bands, Death Cab For Cutie and Odesza are meeting up at their Alma mater in Bellingham for an unbelievable night of music. As a Bellingham native, these two bands are the cities pride and joy! For now, tickets are sold out on their website, but I'm sure you can cruise around the web a bit to find some tickets.

Civic Stadium
1445 Puget St, Bellingham, WA 98229
4 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Classic Workboat Show. Ahoy mateys! Tour classic and modern working boats (tugboats, fishing boats, research vessels, and ex-military vessels), engine demonstrations, food trucks and a floating beer garden at Lake Union.

Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park
860 Terry Avenue N
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free

Seattle Mineral Show. If you like crystals and minerals then you'll have to be sure to check out the Seattle Mineral Market at the Lake City Community Center. There will be 45 dealers that you can buy crystals from!

Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free

Seattle Lamb Jam.
Get your grub on at the Seattle Lamb Jam that will have BBQ cooked by 16 local chefs, live music, beer, wine, spirits and lots of fun!

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S
3 p.m.
Tickets: $75


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