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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' Aug. 20-22

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. Washington has officially reopened as of June 30. As we head into our state's "new normal," we will also see the return of events we love. We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday to Sunday, Aug. 20-22

World Rhythm Festival. Hosted by the Seattle World Percussion Society (SWPS), this festival will feature multicultural drum and dance performances and workshops.

  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
  • Free events; more info online
  • Rainier Arts Center

Taste Edmonds. Enjoy live music, beer, wine, food trucks, games and more!

  • 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday
  • One-day passes are $30 at the event; bring proof of your COVID vaccine card for a discount
  • Frances Anderson Center Field

Snohomish Block Party. Three events taking place over three days: the Snohomish Wine Night on Friday, Snohomish Live on Saturday and the Walter Jones Hall of Fame Cookoff on Sunday.

  • 3 pm. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday
  • Prices vary; pre-register online
  • 811 Rainier Street, Snohomish, WA

Saturday, Aug. 21

Up Next: Summer 2021 Series. This series is a partnership between Starbucks and STG where local up-and-coming artists will perform in stores. This Saturday is Aimee Lefkowicz, a Pop/Folk inspired singer and songwriter based in Seattle and Boston.

  • 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Free and all ages
  • Starbucks SODO Reserve

Par-tee in the Park Cocktails. Bring your best swing to this event supporting SAM featuring a nine-hole popup mini-golf course created by local artists, appetizers, drinks and music.

  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • $250 per person and include all food and drinks (21 and older only)
  • Olympic Sculpture Park

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22

Seattle Design Festival Block Party. A weekend of innovation and design featuring popups, installations and connection. This year's festival is themed "EMERGE."

  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days
  • Lake Union Park