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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' July 29-31

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend — new and fun things to do, see and try. We're guaranteed to miss some, so email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, July 29

Topgolf Opening. The wait is over! The uber-popular golf and entertainment venue Topgolf is opening in Renton, the first Topgolf location in Washington.

  • 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • 780 Logan Avenue N, Renton

Friday and Saturday, July 29-30

ODESZA Official After Parties. ODESZA, an EDM duo from Seattle, will be performing for three nights at Climate Pledge Arena. Can't make the shows or want to keep the night going? Hit up an after-party! Both nights will feature Australian artist Golden Features, half of ODESZA, BRONSON, and more.

  • 10:30 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $35; purchase online
  • The Showbox

Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31

32nd Bellevue Downtown Arts Market. More than 110 artists of all kinds will be at this two-day art fair, featuring mediums from sculptures, jewelry and glasswork, as well as food trucks and live music.

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • 106th Ave NE and NE 6th Street in Bellevue

A Weekend in Celebration of Jim Whittaker. In honor of Seattle native and the first American to summit Mt. Everest Jim Whittaker, MOHAI and REI are hosting this weekend-long celebration featuring a tribute of artifacts from his 1963 Mt. Everest summit, pop-up REI displays and a panel discussion.

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Digital tickets available directly through your Puget Sound REI fro REI members; included in the museum admission for the public
  • Museum of History & Industry

Sip Kirkland. A Washington wine tasting festival featuring more than 100 Washington wines, beers and ciders, as part of the 10th Annual Kirkland Summerfest.

  • Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • $34.99 to $69.99; purchase online
  • Marina Park

Saturday, July 30

Seattle 48 Hour Film Project. Enjoy this mini-festival showcasing dozens of 4 to 7-minute short films written, shot and edited the weekend of July 15 by local and regional filmmakers.

  • Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $10
  • SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Seafair Torchlight Parade. From dragon dancers to marching bands and prancing horses, this parade will feature more than 100 luminous entries.

  • 7:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Free
  • Downtown Seattle and Westlake Park

Abby Luschei is the assistant editor of Seattle Refined and can be reached at Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.