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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!

Friday, June 8

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival. Do you have a green thumb?! This garden festival in Everett will have garden art, display gardens, a plant sale, music, a food fair and fun activities for the kiddos. This event will run all weekend.

Legion Memorial Park
144 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rock 'n' Roll Seattle. Rock & Roll Seattle is a race as well as a two-day health and fitness expo that will feature the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutritional information and interactive displays.

CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Ave S
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tour Pack: $229

Saturday, June 9

Shilshole Boatfest. Get you and your family out on the water this weekend! Shilshole Boatfest offers boat rides and tours, music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and more!

Shilshole Bay Marina
7001 Seaview Ave NW #100
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lard Butt 1K. This 1K that is dedicated to "below-average athletes and weekend warriors." A 1K is literally under a mile, and is in Magnuson Park. Instead of traditional water stations, there will be doughnut stations every 250 meters, replace timing chips and chocolate chips, and a stocked beer garden before and after. There are several ways to go about it:

  • Show-off Wave: For those with the audacity to run (expect heckling from race marshals and spectators)
  • Legends Wave: For those 250 pounds and heavier
  • Waddlers Wave: For the rest of the folks
  • Kids Dash: For those 10 and younger

Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
9:30 a.m.
Registration: $30

Get Out & Boat Fest. This boat festival will have free 45 minute boat rides all day, boats for sale, seminars, live music, and FOOOOD.

Chandler's Cove
901 Fairview Ave N
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Georgetown Carnival. It's baaaack! Georgetown Carnival will have food trucks, beer and wine gardens, arts and crafts, odd art, music, and more!

12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Brewshed Beer Fest. Head on over to Hale's Ales for Brewshed Beer Fest where you will get eight tasting tickets with beer from 18 breweries.

Hale's Ales
4301 Leary Way NW
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30

Volunteer Park Pride Festival. Hey, did you know it's Pride month?! WELL NOW YOU DO! PS, keep your eyes peeled because there will be events all month long. Head over to Volunteer Park for live music, speakers, food trucks, a beer garden and tons of vendors.

Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 10

Furry 5K. Each year, the Furry 5K attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by their four-legged companions. The race is followed by Pet-a-Palooza, with entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Now in its 19th year, the Furry 5K is one of the few races in the Puget Sound area that encourages participants to run or walk with their dogs.

Seward Park
5900 Lake Washington Blvd S
10 a.m.

PhotoFest. If you are a photographer or just practice as a hobby, this event offers workshops about photography, photo walks and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry!

Glazer's Classroom
811 Republican St.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.