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Best of This Weekend, June 10 – 12

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From doing something good for yourself to helping others to celebrating culture, it’s a weekend to get out and enjoy the best of western Washington. Here are some ideas:

Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay
Friday, June 10
Adobe Plaza
Fremont Avenue North and North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.fremont5k.com

Costumed relay run through Fremont starting at Adobe Plaza.

Juneteenth Celebration
Pratt Park
1800 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144
206.325.2864

Celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. with entertainment, poetry, singing, food and educational events.

Marysville Strawberry Festival
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 19
http://www.maryfest.com

Opening weekend of the 10-day festival “Welcome to Berrywood” with a car show followed by parade and fireworks next weekend.

Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12
Legion Memorial Park
145 Alverson Blvd
Everett, WA 98201
http://www.enjoyeverett.org

Garden art and plants for sale, horticulture experts, music, kids’ activities and food.

Festival Sundiata
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Celebrating the history and culture of African-Americans with music, art, genealogy and food.

Tastin’ N Racin’
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12
Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 Northwest Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027
http://www.tastinracin.com

Hydroplane & personal watercraft racing, classic car show, kids’ activities and food.

Capital City Pride Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12
Sylvester Park
Capitol Way S & Legion Way SW
Olympia, WA 98501
http://www.capitalcitypride.net

It’s the 20th anniversary of Capital City Pride Festival. A 2-day festival, parade and weekend of events with entertainment, kids’ activities, beer garden and booth vendors both days. The parade leaves the State Capitol building at noon on Sunday, travels through downtown and ends at Sylvester Park.

Deming Logging Show
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12
3295 Cedarville Road
Bellingham, WA 98247
http://www.demingloggingshow.com

Loggers perform daredevil maneuvers and feats of strength plus equipment and truck displays and a barbecue.

Shore Run/Walk
Sunday, June 12
http://www.fhcrc.org

The Shore Run/Walk, one of Seattle’s most family friendly and scenic events, is back again in its 34th year! Join Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run or Half-Mile Kids’ Run on Sunday, June 12. Enjoy the scenic routes along Lake Washington and finish in Madison Park, which features food, music, awards and drawings for prizes. 5K Run/Walk: 8:15am (Leschi Park to Madison Park); 10K Run: 9:00am (Ferdinand Park to Madison Park); Foss Maritime Half-Mile Kids’ Run: 10:15am (Madison Park)

Furry 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, June 12
Seward Park
5895 Lake Washington Blvd. South
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.furry5k.com

Run or walk to support the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Help the Animals Fund at Seward Park. People and dogs welcome.

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