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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 16

PacSci Happy Hour. Wind down from the work week with some games, hands-on activities, a laser show, live science, hang out with smart people, and take in some beer and wine at the bar during PacSci Happy Hour at the Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Pacific NW Chalk Fest. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, watch 16 chalk artists transform Redmond Town Center into pastel masterpieces at Pacific NW Chalk Fest, with live music and kids’ activities.

Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA
All Day
Tickets: Free

Seattle Tattoo Expo. Hosted by Hidden Hand Tattoo, head down to Seattle Center to admire art on skin at the Seattle Tattoo Expo, with competitions, seminars, exhibitions, and vendors in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Friday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m. / Saturday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m. / Sunday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday Tickets: $24.39+fees
3-Day Pass: $57.84+fees

Hempfest. Enjoy the largest gathering of marijuana lovers this weekend and celebrate the cannabis plant with free music, speakers, and vendors at Myrtle Edwards Park on the water.

Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, Washington, U.S
3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Friday: Noon-8 p.m. / Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m-8 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Kent Wine Walk. Taste wine with a few snacks and live music in 10 shops with a ticket to the Wine Walk in downtown Kent. Held in May, August, and October.

Sweet Themes Bakery
317 W Meeker Street, Suite A
Kent, WA 98032
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Saturday, August 17

Chief Seattle Days. Honor the namesake of our beloved city and celebrate Chief Seattle or three days with Chief Seattle Days. Enjoy a weekend salmon bake, canoe races, drumming, dancing, softball & horseshoe tournaments, a memorial service at the gravesite of Chief Seattle, a parade, and a 5K run in Suquamish.

House of Awakened Culture
7235 NW Pkwy, Suquamish, WA
Tickets: Free

Chomp! Focused on local farms, chefs, and restaurants, this county's farmer’s market offers healthy food, ecology activities, tiny homes, recycled art, cooking demos, live music, and a beverage garden (beer, cider, wine) at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Tumwater Beer Festival. Beer has a long history in the Olympia area because of its natural springs. Taste 100 northwest beers at Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, with wine, food vendors, and games, on a golf course for age 21+. No pets.

Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater WA 98501
1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Pre-sale online: $25 / Active Military: $20 / Designated Driver: $10 / Prices go up $5 at the gate. Pre-sale tickets are available through 11:00 p.m. on August 16!

Parody of Adventure Movies. Are you a fan of the Indiana Jones movies and comedies...this show will give you the best of both worlds. The parody show premieres over the weekend and features “tons of jokes, songs, and commentary” about the Indiana Jones series of adventure films at The Bathhouse Theater.

The Bathhouse Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N.
Seattle WA 98103
Tickets: General Admission- $26
Priority Seating- $32

Sunday, August 18

Renaissance Fair. Head back to the 15th century this weekend and mingle with medieval knights, jesters, and peasants at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, which has craft and food vendors plus alehouses for adults at Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake.

The Kelley Farm
19401 Sumner-Buckley Highway
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
10:00 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tickets: $$-Visit the website for prices

The Arlington Fly-in. See 1,000 home-built, classic, vintage, and military airplanes with live music, a beer garden, a children’s area, a drone light show and a balloon glow during the three-day weekend.

Arlington Municipal Airport
18204 59th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. / Sunday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tickets: One-Day & Arriving by car: $17 / 3 day event pass: $40 / 15 and Under: Free
One-Day & Arriving by plane: $10 / 3 day event pass: $20 / 15 and Under: Free

Kids Obstacle. If the kids are looking for something to do over the weekend, you might think about taking them down to Lake Sammanmish Park and have them run through mud and over obstacles at Obstacle Challenge. Age range is kids 5 to 16.

2000 NW Sammamish Rd. Issaquah, WA 98027
8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Tickets: $52-$59

Everett Art Festival. During the weekend, The Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work turns the Port of Everett Marina into a big outdoor studio with 100 artists’ booths, two entertainment stages, food vendors, and glassblowing demonstrations.

Port of Everett South Marina & Marina Village
1728 West Marine View Drive
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets: Free