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Ballard Seafood Fest. Head on down to Ballard to get your seafood fix this weekend! There will, obviously, be seafood, a lutefisk-eating contest, music, art, and beer! This event will run all weekend. (Image: Seattle Refined)

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, July 7

Seattle Night Ride. This 15 mile bike ride starts at Peddler Brewing and follows bike trails to Myrtle Edwards Park for snacks and then loops back to finish the party where it began. There will be food trucks, beer, and games. Age requirement is 18+ and helmets, headlights, tail lights, and a red rear reflector are required.

Peddler Brewing
1514 NW Leary Way
9pm
Registration: $10-$40

Saturday, July 8

Seattle International Beer Festival. This three day beer festival is one for the books! The 17 year tradition will be happening all weekend with over 200 world class beers to sample! Regular entry includes 10 beer tickets, a glass, and a wristband free re-entry. The Big Deal option includes 30 beer tickets, glass, and wristband free re-entry.

Seattle Center @ Fisher Pavillion
305 Harrison St
12p-10p
Tickets: $25-$40

Redmond Art Festival. Get your art fix with the Redmond Art Festival! There will be 70 booths, food trucks, live music and sidewalk chalk. If the art isn't enough to get you there, there will be a wine, beer, and mimosa bar! This event will run all weekend.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
12p-8p
Free

International Bubble Flash Mob. Everyone loves a flash mob right? But this flash mob is a flash mob of bubbles! The location is still uncertain, but you can check the website at noon for a location, bring bubbles, look natural, and then start blowing bubbles at exactly 1p.

Undisclosed Location (check website at 12p for address)
1:00-1:30p
Free

Proof: Washington Distillers Festival. If you are less of a beer guy and more of a spirits guy, head to this distillery festival! A ticket into the festival gets you ten tasting tokens to try gin, whiskey, bourbon, and vodka from 40 different Washington distilleries. There will also be appetizers!

Fremont Studios
155 N 35th St
5:30p-9p
Tickets: $50-$75

Seattle Seafair Pirates. Arrrrggghh. Pirates are making their traditional landing on Alki Beach this weekend! Watch the pirates disembark their vessels, visit vendors, enjoy inflatable rides, and a pirate costume contest.

Alki Beach
1702 Alki Ave SW
1:30p
Free

Sunday, July 9

Ballard Seafood Fest. Head on down to Ballard to get your seafood fix this weekend! There will, obviously, be seafood, a lutefisk-eating contest, music, art, and beer! This event will run all weekend.

Seafood Fest
2208 NW Market St
11am-9pm
Free

Japan Fair. If you are interested in Japanese culture, this event will feature Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming!

Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
10am-5pm
Free

The Locks Centennial Boat Parade. Happy 100th birthday Ballard Locks! This boat parade will feature 50 boats that went through the Ballard locks when it opened 100 years ago! You can watch them pass through the locks or afterwards at Lake Union Park.

Ballard Locks
3015 NW 54th St
10am-2pm
Free

Wedgewood Art Festival. This smaller arts festival will feature local artists, music, food, and a family show. This event will run all weekend!

Our Lady of the Lake Parish & School
3520 NE 89th St
10am-5pm
Free










































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