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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' July 29 to Aug. 1

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!

Thursday, July 29

SAM Performs: Pop-Up at The Park. A weekly series (through Aug. 12) of pop-up live music in the park.

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Olympic Sculpture Park

Friday to Sunday, July 30 to Aug. 1

Kirkland Summerfest. Three-day fest featuring a night market, KidZone, live music, food, beer, wine and more!

  • Find a full schedule of events online
  • Free to attend
  • Marina Park

Saturday, July 31

Seafair Torchlight Run 2021. Seafair's signature 5K will take place starting and ending at Myrtle Edwards Park. This is the 44th annual Seafair Torchlight Run.

  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • $40 for in-person (price increases after Friday, July 30); $35 for virtual - purchase online
  • Myrtle Edwards Park

Queer/Bar Summer Series. Derrick Barry & Nebraska will both perform in Seattle for one night only. This event is part of Queer/Bar bringing nine national award-winning drag queens to the city this summer through Sept. 18.

  • 9 p.m.
  • $18 w/ fees for GA; $250 w/ feeds for VIP Booth
  • Queer/Bar

Sunday, Aug. 1

Street Hues: Seattle Urban Art Tour. Take a tour through Capitol Hill and International District while exploring street art and learning about the power of public art.

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (other dates/times available)
  • $49.55; book online

Pets in the Park. Who wouldn't want to hang out with pets in the park?! This event includes a pop-up market with Seattle vendors, a doggie drag show, food trucks — and, of course, the pet adoption bus!

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • Occidental Square