If you’re hoping to hit a festival (or two) this weekend, you’re in luck! The Greenwood neighborhood will be jam-packed with big and little hot rods; Seattle’s only campground will be bustling with mixed media art installations and plenty of hands-on activities; and Meydenbauer Center will be filled with Japanese art and culture all weekend long. Looking for even more weekend happenings? Scroll down and start making plans!

photo: Water Resources Education Center


Greenwood Car Show
More than 800 classic and custom hot rods, collector cars, antique gems, motorcycles and modern marvels will fill Greenwood Ave. for this annual show that’s been around for more than 25 years. Stroll the mile-and-a-half long stretch, oohing and ahhing at the shiny fenders, and enjoy delish food, great tunes and a Kids’ Zone. Sat. Event details.

Arts in Nature Festival
This festival offers an eclectic experience of art and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only campground, Camp Long. Rather than rows of vendors and merchants, you’ll find four intimate performance stages, mixed media art installations in eight rustic cabins, interactive hands-on activities and winding hiking trails throughout Camp Long. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Red, White & Zoo
This weekend, the animals at Woodland Park Zoo will be getting a jump-start on their Fourth of July festivities with an Independence Day picnic. Watch as the orangutans, lemurs, pigs, gorillas and other animals nosh on star-shaped popsicles, watermelons and corn on the cob and catch a mini zookeeper presentation and learn how special treats and activities can enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Japan Fair 2019
This two-day event, celebrating Japanese art and culture, will take place at Meydenbauer Center. Stop by the kids’ area and participate in a host of free games and activities, take in the workshops, demonstrations and live performances, indulge in delish food and enjoy all things Japanese. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


2019 Shoreline Arts Festival
We know this festival isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. Head over to Shoreline Community College and enjoy two extraordinary days of visual arts, music, hands-on crafts, art stations and plenty of live entertainment. Psst! Be sure to come hungry and take advantage of the delish food trucks on site. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Frog Hop
One of the earliest sounds of spring is the constant rib-bit song of frogs. During this special event, learn about the amazing life cycle of these amphibians as well as the kinds of frogs that live in Western Washington. Then, join a park ranger to explore Lewis Creek using your ears to guide the way. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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