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Best of This Weekend Around the Sound July 13 – 15

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The STP bike ride, Bastille Day, Seafair Sanctioned Festivals, Food and Wine, Redmond Derby Days, Rhubarb Days and the Mill Creek Street Fair! What should you do first this weekend?

Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic
Saturday and Sunday
July 14 and 15
http://www.cascade.org

A two-day, 200+ mile bike ride between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. Thousands of cyclists will depart from Husky Stadium at 4:45am on Saturday, July 14.

Rhubarb Days
Friday and Saturday
July 13 and 14
Downtown Sumner, WA 98390
http://www.rhubarbtimes.com

The Ryan House Museum on Main street, will be open for guided tours and Heritage Quest, the Northwest’s premier geneaology research library will fill the day with special presentations and their “Rhubarb Photo Contest”! You will find booths for games and contests, scavenger hunts, antique tractors, delicious things to eat, including of course, lots of rhubarb items. The fun will flow over to all of Main Street as the merchants go full speed ahead with specials, sales and events! More details available online.

Bastille Day Festival
Saturday, July 14
11:00am – 6:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattle-bastille.org

Bastille Day is a festival to celebrate the French national holiday. Held at Seattle Center this event is a great occasion for all the family to have a week end à la française. You will be able to choose among playing pétanque, attending the cooking demonstrations, tasting wines in the Wine Garden, eating delicious French cuisine, admiring beautiful old French cars, and much more! FREE admission and family friendly.

Wedgwood Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday
July 14 and 15
Hunter Farms Tree Lot
corner of 35th Ave NE & NE 80th St
Seattle,WA 98115
http://www.wedgwoodfestival.com

Enjoy 2 days of one of the largest neighborhood festivals in Seattle! More than 45 juried, fine art vendors, delicious food, live music, community booths and children’s crafts.

Gig Harbor Wine and Food Fest
Saturday, July 14
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Harbor History Museum
4221 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
http://www.harborwineandfoodfest.com

Gig Harbor will host its 3rd Annual Wine and Food Festival, located on the historic waterfront in this beautiful maritime community. Highlights include a Grand Tasting tent with 25+ wineries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors; a wide selection of educational offerings including wine seminars, cooking demonstrations and more; book signings by well-known chefs and authors; celebrity chef appearances and a cook-off finale; opportunities to bid on amazing dining and winemaker dinner packages. See the website for more details.

Redmond Derby Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 13, 14 and 15
Downtown Redmond, WA 98073
http://www.redmondderbydays.com

Redmond Derby Days is a summer festival including kids parade, grand parade, family entertainment stage, live music, bicycle criterium, food, carnival, beer and wine garden and fireworks finale! For more Derby information visit the event website.

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair
Saturday and Sunday
July 14 and 15
Mill Creek Town Center
Mill Creek Blvd and 161st Street SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012
http://www.millcreekfestival.com

Come and find artisan booths which are juried and feature only handcrafted items, neighborhood business booths, a food court, main stage with live entertainment, beer and wine garden, community stage with local acts, an area dedicated to children’s activities, and a pet plaza! Plus a whole street fair! Free shuttle service will be available from Jackson High School during festival hours.

For information on all the Seafair Sanctioned Community Festivals July 13 – 15, click HERE.

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