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Best of This Weekend June 17 – 19

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New Zealand Strawberry Season Thrives Ahead Of Christmas Rush

From Strawberry Festivals, to boats, car shows, fly-ins and plenty of fun, it’s a great weekend to celebrate Father’s Day! Grab the kids, and dad, and get going!

MARYSVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19
http://www.maryfest.com

A 10-day festival with a car show, followed by parade and fireworks. U-pick berries, food and entertainment.

WASHINGTON BREWERS FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19
Saint Edwards State Park
14445 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
http://www.washingtonbeer.com

Friday, 4pm-9pm, 21+ only
Saturday, 11am-9pm, All Ages
Sunday, 11am-6pm, All Ages
Festival for all ages, featuring more than 200 craft beers, over 60 breweries and family entertainment.

MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY DAYS SUMMER KICK-OFF
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
http://www.mtsgreenway.org

Explore the Mountain to Sound Greenway from Seattle to Central Washington along Interstate 90. Greenway Days consists of more than 25 events in 10 communities including historian-led hikes, bike rides, Fenders on Front Street Car Show and Cruise in Issaquah, Roslyn’s Northern Lights Festival, Greenway Challenge scavenger hunt, Greenway Geoteaming, and lots more. Greenway Days lasts over 100 days along the 100-mile stretch of I-90 corridor.

SEATTLE REPERTORY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
“Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance”
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
Saturday, 7:30pm, Benaroya Hall
Sunday, 3:00pm, Kirkland Performance Center
http://www.srjo.org

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT JAMFEST
Saturday, June 18
6:30pm – 9:30pm
10th Ave S and S Jackson Street

Hear musicians and bands at the Wingluke Museum and in nearby businesses, dance in Hing Hay Park, Art Walk, restaurants and shops. $5 – $8 covers entry to all music venues.

FREMONT FAIR AND SOLSTICE PARADE
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Solstice Parade takes place on Saturday, June 18th, at noon
North 34th St. and Fremont Avenue North
http://www.fremontfair.org

Shop, eat, drink, enjoy craft and art booths, street performers, local bands, decorated art cars, the Solstice Parade (yep, those cyclists are only wearing paint!), and more.

IRANIAN FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 18
12:00pm
Center House, Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Food, music, dance, Rumi poetry, puppet shows, face painting, and more.

EDMONDS ARTS FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19
Friday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
http://www.edmondsartsfestival.com

Art exhibits, food court, kids activities, performing arts, storytellers, wine bar and bistro, and on and on. This is one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and largest art festivals. Took the prize for “Best Street Fair in Western Washington” by Evening Magazine in 2009.

BELL STREET PIER CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
Pier 66, Bell Harbor Marina
2203 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
http://www.classicyacht.org

Over 40 classic wooden yachts will be on display for Seattle Waterfront Classic Weekend, and many of the boats will be available for boarding. It is the largest gathering of classic yachts on the West Coast. Please wear soft-soled shoes for boarding. There will also be dozens of classic automobiles on display at the pier. You can watch the boats on parade along the waterfront as the yachts arrive at Bell Harbor from Myrtle Edwards Park or any of the downtown piers between 5:00pm- 6:00pm on Friday, June 17th.

BURIEN WILD STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Burien Town Square Park
5th and 152nd SW in Downtown Burien
http://www.wildstrawberryfestival.org

Community arts festival, bike fair, 5K run, Father’s Day Car Show, Chili Cook-Off, carnival, and lots of family and kid-friendly activities.

KENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 18
10:00am – 6:00pm
Town Square Plaza Park
Smith St. and Second Ave.
Kent, WA 98032

Ethnic dance, cuisine, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment.

PUYALLUP MEEKER DAYS FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19
Friday, noon-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com

Street fair, entertainment, classic cars, food and more in downtown Puyallup.

WHAT’S COOKING AT FORT NISQUALLY?
Saturday, June 18
11:00am – 5:00pm
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

A living-history event featuring cooking techniques, tableware and more from the day-to-day life of the 1800s. Cost: $3 – $6.

OLYMPIC AIR SHOW
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
Olympic Flight Museum
7637 Old Highway 99 SE # A
Tumwater, WA 98501
360.705.3925
http://www.olympicflightmuseum.com

Historic plane fly-in, displays, USO-style show and more.

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