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Best of This Weekend in Seattle June 22 – 24

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From Kids’ Day to Strawberries, Pride Festival to Highland Games, with art and car shows in between, you have your pick on where to go and what to do around the Sound this weekend!

Kids’ Day in Auburn
Friday, June 22
11:00am – 4:00pm
Les Gove Park
910 9th ST SE
Auburn, WA 98002
http://www.auburnwa.gov

The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, arts & crafts, face painting, over 70 activity and information booths, miniature golf, bike helmet fittings and sales, go-cart rides, pony rides, food concessions and much more!

Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon and Half Marathon
Saturday, June 23
7:00am
Seattle Center
Start Line: Broad Street & Denny Way
Finish Line: Mercer Street & 4th Avenue
http://www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle

The routes feature live local bands and cheer squads every mile. The start and the finish are located in downtown Seattle at Seattle Center. Come cheer the runners along the route or at the finish line!

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday
10:00am – 8:00pm Sunday
Crossroads Park
16000 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
http://www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org

Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities. And, you will very likely see a strawberry or two (shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more).

International Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday
10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Blvd.
SeaTac, WA 98188
http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us

Food, arts and crafts, live music, kids’ activities, Volkswalk and much more!

Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Saturday, June 23
11:00am – 10:00pm
Broadway between Roy and John St.
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Celebrating diversity and community pride with music, food, entertainment, block party, march, dances and more.

Midsommarfest 2012
Sunday, June 24
11:00am – 6:00pm
Edward State Park
14445 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
http://www.skandia-folkdance.org

Come see a traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, recreated in as authentic a manner as possible, complete with the 2:30pm raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole, a serpentine dance around the pole, and hundreds of costumed musicians and dancers – traditions practiced in Sweden for centuries.

Shoreline Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday
10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
http://www.shorelinearts.net

Juried Art Shows and intriguing booths in the Artists Marketplace, delicious offerings of the Food Court, Children’s Hands-on Art Arena, food drive and more.

Concours D’Elegance Classic, Sports and Muscle Car Show
Saturday, June 23
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Lynnwood Golf Course
20200 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
http://www.alderwoodterrace.com

Featuring – Historic Racers including a 356 Porsche, PNW Classic Car Club of America & Sovren Historic Racers calendar event. VIP Food and Wine tasting tents; Fashion show by local designers – Ethel Loves Lucy & MAC Fashion House. All proceeds are used for local, national, and international charities that support youth.

Tacoma Highland Games
Saturday, June 23
8:00am – 5:30pm
Frontier Park
21718 Meridian Avenue East
Graham, WA 98338
http://www.tacomagames.org

43rd Annual Tacoma Highland Games including live music, kids’ activities, entertainment, food and drink and lots of exciting games.

Slug Fest
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
Northwest Trek
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
253.847.1901
http://www.nwtrek.org

It’s that time again to stop, drop and slime! Celebrate all things slimy this weekend during the popular annual event, called Slug Fest.

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