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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound August 10 – 12

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Community and celebrating are happening all this weekend in Puget Sound! Auburn, Marysville, Edmonds, Kirkland, North Bend, and Seattle are having family activities, fun for kids and lots of food and entertainment!

Fountain of Light Series
Friday and Saturday
August 10 and 11
Friday, 9:30pm
Saturday, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Seattle Center International Fountain
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com

You’ll see film and video projected onto the fountain water, featuring original short films and video mash-ups. Add in music, a live DJ, dancing and a beer garden, and you have the most fun a hot August weekend night in Seattle can offer! FREE Admission!

South Lake Union Block Party
Friday, August 10
12:00pm – 11:00pm
101 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
206.342.5900
http://www.discoverslu.com

This FREE community event includes a beer garden, burger grilling competition, plenty of food options, kids’ area, and an outdoor movie at dusk. Bring a blanket and stay for Richard Linklater’s 1993 indie classic “Dazed and Confused” (rated R). All proceeds will benefit the Plymouth Housing Group – a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent, supportive and stable housing to chronically-homeless adults.

Seattle Tattoo Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattletattooexpo.com

Yes, there are tattoos, and you can get some new ink. But there are also delicious food vendors, live music, burlesque, sideshow acts, tattoo contests, a beer garden and more. Tickets available online.

A Taste of Edmonds
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
Downtown Edmonds, WA 98020
http://www.atasteofedmonds.com

Now in its 30th year “A Taste of Edmonds” is one of Washington’s largest 3-day festivals. Taste Off at Noon on Friday, beer garden, live music, kids’ activites and more! Free parking and a free shuttle service will be offered from Edmonds-Woodway High School, located at 212th Street SW and 76th Avenue W. More details online.

Dig That Jazz: A Benefit Concert in the Park
Saturday, August 11
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park
11111 Aurora Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133
206.362.5200
http://www.washelli.com

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park is hosting a concert performed by the world renowned jazz talents of J-Town’s recording artist Deems Tsutakawa and The New Seattle Groove. A wine garden opens at 5:00pm. Wine accompanied by a light fare will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Snowman Foundation. Call for tickets.

Kirkland Summerfest
Friday and Saturday
August 10 and 11
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.kirklandsummerfest.com

Kirkland will be transformed into a lively arts destination where the community can come to appreciate the artistic inspiration, music and culture of the Northwest. Shakespeare in the Park, live music, wine and beer gardens, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. SummerFest is a FREE festival along the shores of Lake Washington with activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Marysville Homegrown Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
3rd Street
Marysville, WA 98270
http://www.marysvillemerchants.com

Downtown Marysville’s Homegrown will be a marketplace showcasing local produce, artisans, musicians, and artists. Come see artists demonstrate and display their crafts!

Festival at Mount Si
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
Si View Park
420 SE Orchard Drive
North Bend, WA 98045
http://www.festivalatmtsi.org

Shop ’til you drop with arts and crafts vendors hailing from all over the State of Washington. Get your corn-on-the-cob, elephant ears, and much more at the many booths offering Washington’s best food and drink. Relax in the beer garden while supporting the festival and the local Rotary Club. Groove to jazz, blues, rock, country and more with live performances on two stages. Bring the family for a great FREE festival weekend!

Auburn Days Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
Downtown Auburn, WA
http://www.auburndays.com

Join in Friday’s 5K Fun Run, Walk, Stroll or Roll. Then on Saturday, it’s the Adult and Youth Art Exhibition, Grand Parade with ‘59 & older vehicles, Street Dance with “The Fabulous Murphtones”, Model Boat and Shipbuilders Demonstrations that children can pilot. On Sunday, it’s the Good Ol’ Show & Shine Classic Car Show (’79 & older). Plus kids’ activities, a community BBQ, pony rides, entertainment and much more!

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