What do you get when you mix a popular neighborhood festival with some fun-loving pirates and one of the largest and most prestigious competitions ever held in the Pacific Northwest? A weekend jam-packed with family fun! Scroll down to see what’s on our weekend radar and start making plans now.

photo: Summer of Love Family Festival


Seafair Pirates Landing
Ahoy, mates! Put on your best pirate garb and welcome the Seafair pirates to shore. There will be plenty of merriment for buccaneers of all ages, including food and entertainment, vendor booths, inflatable rides and a pirate look-a-like contest. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Street Food Festival
This popular food festival, held annually in South Lake Union, will stretch over five city blocks. Come hungry and experience the Northwest’s vibrant culinary world of chefs and more than 75 food trucks along with, pop-ups, live entertainment, craft beer gardens and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Summer Concerts at the Locks
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy tunes and entertainment at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. From lively marches and show tunes to classics and jazz, each week will feature a different lineup of music. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Derby Dash 5K
Derby Dash is back for another family-friendly, fun-filled Friday night run along the trail. After the race, there will be lots of fun to be had. Quench your thirst at the Beer & Wine Garden, soar to new heights at the carnival, rock out to local bands, test your skills with some fun lawn games and indulge in traditional fair foods from the on site vendors. Fri. Event details.


Exotics at Redmond Town Center
Calling all car enthusiasts! If you’ve got a crew of hot rod lovers, beeline it over to Redmond Town Center to ooh and ahh over a gathering of exotic and very rare cars. Sat. Event details.

The Seattle Summer Music Games
Here’s your chance to see and hear seven of the nation’s finest drum and bugle corps in competition at The Seattle Summer Music Games. This show is Washington’s premier marching music event that entertains thousands of fans every year. Bring your friends and family and watch as the world’s finest drum corps gather for the ultimate thrill ride. Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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