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Ballard Seafood Fest is baaaack! Choose from tons of Seafood vendors, watch the lutefisk-eating contest, enjoying some live music, and get your drink on at the beer garden. (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 if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, July 13

Redmond Derby Days. Redmond Derby Days has got the juice, ya'll.This event runs all weekend with a carnival, a beer and wine garden, a 5K, a kids parade followed by a grand parade and fireworks. The theme of this years Derby Days is hometown heroes and will celebrate volunteers, veterans, teachers, police, and more.

Redmond City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
12 p.m.

Cuban Dance Festival. The Cuban Dance Festival is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing and teaching Cuban traditional dances in Seattle! This year the line up includes several dance instructors from all over the West Coast that are here to serve it up. This intense workshop will run all weekend and you can reserve dorm rooms at the University of Washington to experience the whole shebang.

University of Washington/Seattle locations
Tickets: $31-$130

Saturday, July 14

Ballard Seafood Fest. Ballard Seafood Fest is baaaack! Choose from tons of Seafood vendors, watch the lutefisk-eating contest, enjoying some live music, and get your drink on at the beer garden. This event runs all weekend.

11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

West Seattle Summer Fest. The West Seattle Summer Fest shall not be missed! The Alaska Junction will turn into a giant block party with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, and RIDES - but for the kiddos...adults you'll have to sit this one out.

West Seattle
The Junction
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kirkland Uncorked. Don't you just love summertime? I mean there are so many fun outdoor events! Kirkland Uncorked will host a plethora of art, food, wine, vendors, and a boat show on the shores of Marina Park.

Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Kent Cornucopia Days. Anotha one. Anotha summer street fair! Kent Cornucopia Days is a street fair and carnival that will have street food, live entertainment, a soccer tournament and dragon boat races. The fair runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

International Bubble Flash Mob. Shhh this flash mob is a surprise! All you gotta do is bring your bubbles and get a ticket! 24 hours before the event, ticket holders will receive an email that includes instructions about the location of the flash mob and the cue to start.

Undisclosed Location
1 p.m.
Tickets: $5

Queen Anne Day. This Festival in Queen Anne will have a walk and fun run, a parade with kids and doggos, an art walk, music, food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, pottery, bouncy houses, a car show and will most likely be the bomb diggity.

Queen Anne Neighborhood
8:30 a.m.

Seafair Milk Carton Derby. The Milk Carton Derby is back! Head on over to Greenlake to see hundreds of boats made of milk cartons compete for speed and style prizes.

7201 E Green Lake Dr N
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Doug Baldwin Family Combine. Doug Baldwin is hosting a family football event where people participate in 10 drills like running, jumping, throwing and catching.

Renton Memorial Stadium
405 Logan Ave N
9 a.m.
Tickets: $5-$30

Sunday, July 15

FIFA World Cup. Here we go sports fans. The final game in the World Cup! Crotia v. France at 8 a.m. our time! Tune in for the ACTION PACKED ACTION.