Travel & Outdoors

Best of This Weekend July 15 – 17

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credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

This weekend has lots of food, wine, great music and dancing, and of course, the smell of blossoming lavender.

BITE OF SEATTLE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 15, 16, and 17
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.comcastbiteofseattle.com

Food from more than 60 restaurants, bounce houses, water-diving dogs, plus music, crafts and a beer garden.

SEQUIM LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
July 15, 16 and 17
Sequim, WA
http://www.lavenderfestival.com

Music, vendors and tours and events at lavender farms in the area.

BON ODORI
Saturday and Sunday
July 16 and 17
Seattle Buddhist Temple
1427 S. Main
Seattle, WA 98144
http://www.seattlebetsuin.com

Japanese Buddhist festival with traditional dancing, food, drumming and more.

SEAFAIR INDIAN DAYS POW WOW
Saturday and Sunday
July 16 and 17
Discovery Park
3801 W Government Way
Seattle, WA 98199
http://www.seafair.com

Traditional dancing, food and arts and crafts.

SEWARD PARK CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday
July 16 and 17
Seward Park5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.sewardparkcentennial.org

Promenade walk, classic cars, vintage hydroplanes, and a historic fashion show.

KIRKLAND UNCORKED
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
July 15, 16 and 17
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.kirklanduncorked.com

Showcase of art, food and wine on the shores of Lake Washington with live music and a boat show. Purchase online tickets with the promo code CORK for extra tasting tokens.

COVINGTON DAYS FESTIVAL
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 15, 16 and 17
Cedar Heights Middle School
19640 Southeast 272nd Street
Covington, WA 98042-8553
http://www.covingtonfestival.com

Arts and crafts, food, entertainment and a parade at Cedar Heights Middle School.

DUVALL DAYS – COUNTRY LIVIN’ FESTIVAL
Saturday
July 16
Duvall, WA
http://www.duvalldays.org

Art, food, children’s activities, parade and fireworks along Main Street.

MILL CREEK FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday
July 16 and 17
Mill Creek Town Center
Bothell-Everett Highway
Mill Creek, WA
http://www.millcreekfestival.com

Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and more down the Mill Creek Town Center.

GIG HARBOR SUMMER ART FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday
July 16 and 17
Judson Street
historic downtown Gig Harbor.
http://www.gigharborguide.com/

Arts and crafts vendors, food, music and children’s entertainment.

SUMMER BEER TASTING
Saturday
July 16
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.phinneycenter.org

Try microbrews from local breweries at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association.

BURGERS, BIKERS AND BABES BIKE RALLY
Sunday
July 17
Triple XXX Rootbeer
98 Northeast Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
http://www.thunderingangels.com

Hundreds of motorcycles of all makes and types, “messy” burger eating contest, vendors and live music at Triple XXX in Issaquah.

VASHON STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 15, 16 and 17
http://www.vashonchamber.com/strawfest/

2011 Vashon Island 102nd Annual Strawberry Festival. Art in Ober Park Open Friday 6pm – 9pm, July 15. All Vendors Open Saturday 10am – 7 pm, and Sunday 10am – 6 pm. Grand Parade – Saturday 11:00am. Tom Stewart Classic Car Parade – Sunday, July 17 at 12:00pm.

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