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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, September 6

Washington State Fair. The iconic Washington State Fair is back! There will be farm animals, rides, a rodeo, food and entertainment! It's the largest, oldest and most popular fair in the state. The fair runs through September 22nd.

Washington State Fair
110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Tickets: $31

Wildbites. Experience Woodland Park Zoo after-hours while enjoying cuisine and cocktails inspired by wildlife around the globe, prepared by some of Seattle’s hottest celebrity chefs and mixologists. Each ticket sold raises funds to help save wildlife in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Some celebrity chefs include Ethan Stowell, Derek Simcik, Melissa Martz, Edouardo Jordan and more.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Art UnCorked. Art UnCorked features 22 Washington wineries, brewers and cider makers. Each participant will offer tastings of at least two wines. Wines poured will be available for purchase!

Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Sunset Highway between 77th and 80th Avenues SE
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $30+

Bob's Bowl-o-rama. Get yourself a lane, a beer and get to bowling! Proceeds for Bob's Bowl-o-rama will be donated in Bob's honor to the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. You'll also have to get a Bob's Brown Ale that is a special beer brewed in memory of West Seattle Bowl's friend, Charles "Bob" Hirsch, who fought cancer valiantly for many years.

West Seattle Bowl
4505 39th Ave SW
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$200/lane, up to eight bowlers

Cider Summit Seattle. The 10th annual Cider Summit Seattle features nearly 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. This cider event runs on both Friday and Saturday and MOHAI!

860 Terry Ave N.
3 p.m.
Tickets: $45

San Gennaro Festival of Seattle. On an evening in Roma! This Italian street fair will have tons of Italian cuisine, a beer and wine garden, games for the kiddos, and a weekend full of cooking demonstrations! This event runs all weekend.

1225 S Angelo Street
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Rustycon. Rustycon is a science fiction and fantasy convention in Bellevue! Running Friday through Sunday, you can participate in panels, writing and costume workshops, gaming, art and dancing, music and more!

Bellevue Hilton
300 112th Ave SE
Membership: $55

Saturday, September 7

Thai Festival. If this isn't a Thai foodies dream, then I don't know what is. This local Thai Festival will feature cuisine, entertainment and arts and crafts of Thailand in the parking lot of North Seattle College.

North Seattle College
9600 College Way N
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PawsWalk & 5K Run. Get to running at 9 a.m. or walking at 10 a.m.. Then enjoy some food trucks, entertainment, and vendors at Warren G. Magnuson Park! Proceeds at this event will go to support charity.

Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way Ne
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Arts-A-Glow. This lantern festival will offer entertainment, food trucks and a lantern procession at Dottie Harper Park in Burien. You can also make your own lantern for free!

Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th St
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Frank Hanson Memorial Race Regatta. If you missed the hydroplane races of Seafair, this is your chance to see them on a smaller scale! Head on over to Angle Lake Park and watch small on board hydroplanes that will race up to 100 mph. This event runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Angle Lake Park
19408 International Blvd
10 a.m.

Cloneapalooza. This festival is a "green friendly" festival with both rock and hip hop bands, comedians, vendors, and you can even stay overnight and camp! It runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Rochouse Tacoma
8206 Golden Given Rd

Sunday, September 8

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival. Celebrate Hawaiian culture at Live Aloha! There will be performances, hula, ukulele and lei making workshops, food, vendors and traditional arts and crafts!

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Capitol Hill Garage Sale. Cal Anderson Park will turn into a massive neighborhood garage sale on Sunday! Someone else's trash is another man's treasure. Go and get it!

Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.