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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, August 10

South Lake Union Block Party. The SLU Block Party will have music all day, a play area for the kiddos, steamroller printing, a beer garden, tons of food trucks and booths to support local organizations. Proceeds from the block party will benefit Plymouth Housing which works to eliminate homelessness.

South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave N
12 p.m.

Summer Wine Walk. Head down south to Kent for the Summer Wine Walk! You can visit shops that are serving up wine and some snacks. For $30 you get a glass and 12 tasting tokens.

Dawn - Kent
221 W. Gowe St.
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Kirkland SummerFest. Kirkland Summerfest is running all weekend and is a popular east side event with live music, entertainment and food on the shores of Lake Washington. The event is free but there is a cover for the beer and wine garden. There will also be mobile exhibit that is dedicated to all things avocado! Guaclandia will feature bottomless guacamole and interactive avocado installations! Wholly Guacamole!

Civic Center Playfield
310 6th Ave N
3 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$40

Saturday, August 11

Taste Edmonds. Taste Edmonds, in it's 36th year, has got the goods. Think - food, live music, fun kids' activities, arts and crafts, and a beer and wine garden. Taste will run all weekend long.

Civic Center Playfield
310 6th Ave N
11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $3-$4

Festival at Mount Si. This small town arts and crafts fair will have tons of food, a beer garden, live music, some friendly competitions and a parade on Saturday at 10:15 a.m., and fireworks on Saturday night. This festival also runs all weekend.

North Bend
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

4 Corners Brewfest. Tickets to this shoreline beer fest gets you 12 tastes of locally made craft beer, complimentary food, and live music! Proceeds benefit Shoreline neighborhood associations of Hillwood, Innis Arden, Richmond Beach, and Richmond Highlands plus this year’s charity— Forefront in Shoreline Schools. Beers and a good cause? Sign us up!

Innis Arden Clubhouse
1430 NW 188th St
3 - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40

Kitsap Wine Festival. Take a trip to Bremerton for the Kitsap Wine Festival! Here's what you're gonna get - live music, delicious food, and of course, great wines! Explore and discover a wide variety of wines by sampling bottles featured by participating wineries.

Harborview Fountain Park
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $55

Sunsets in Snohomish Wine. Stroll through 150 year old streets in Snohomish and stop in shops to sample some vino!

Various Locations
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25

AuburnFest. This festival in Auburn begins with an 11 a.m. parade followed with a car show at Les Gove Park, two stages, a beer garden, food vendors, and arts & crafts.

Les Grove Park
1005 12th St SE
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Brew Five Three. Get your beer and cider on from 30 craft brewers, some grub from local food trucks and live music on Broadway in Tacoma. This is a block party on Broadway between 9th and 11th.

1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Sunday, August 12

Snohomish Hard Ciderfest. Big fan of hard cider?! ME TOO. Head on over to Snohomish for their Hard Ciderfest! It's all about cider and snacks.

Thomas Family Farms
9010 Marsh Road
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40

Milk Bar @ Canlis. Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 12 because the highlight of the summer is happening. Milk Bar and Canlis are hosting and ice cream social and bake sale for the ages. Both parties will be serving up grub, Milk Bar with some of their iconic treats including their Cereal Milk Soft Serve, Crack Pie, and a variety of their truffles and cookies. For the savory side, Canlis is bringing their Brady William’s interpretation of country fair classics including turkey legs, corn on the cob, corn dogs, fried cheese and popcorn.

2576 Aurora Ave N
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.