What do you get when you mix a fab 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: David Rosen/SlickPix Photography for Seafair 


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

Seattle Street Food Festival 2018
This popular food festival, held annually in South Lake Union, will stretch over five city blocks this year. Come hungry and experience the Northwest’s vibrant culinary world of chefs and food trucks along with Urban Craft Uprising makers and pop-ups, a night market and craft beer gardens. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Bicycle Sunday
Dust off your bikes, blades, trailers, and training wheels and enjoy four car-free miles of Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach. Psst…if your lil’ riders need to make a pit stop or take a break along the way, there’s plenty of places to stop and even an awesome playground and zip line near the entrance of Seward Park. Sun. Event details.


Lewis Creek Ranger-Led Hike
Rain or shine join a Bellevue park ranger to explore the natural history of Lewis Creek Park. During your one-mile adventure, look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild. Psst…make sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Summer Music Games
Here’s your chance to see and hear 10 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.

Japan Fair 2018
Celebrate the traditional and pop culture of Japan at this free, two-day festival. Enjoy live music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring over 80 exhibitors with handmade items and products from Japan. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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