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Best of This Weekend in Seattle August 24 – 26

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There’s no end to fun and entertainment during summer in Seattle! From cultural festivals to maritime fun, music, art, local brews and family activities! Check them all out here!

Evergreen State Fair
Thursday, August 23 through Monday, September 3
14405 179th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
360.805.6700
http://www.evergreenfair.org

Carnival, rodeo, games, fair food 4-H animals and plenty of family fun!

Great Day of Play
Friday, August 24
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Redmond City Hall Campus
15670 Northeast 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
425.556.2900
http://www.redmond.gov/play

5K Run/Walk along the Sammamish River Trail! 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament, Golazo Soccer Tournament, Special Appearance by Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia’s 76ers Center, Massive Monkees and lots of family fun!

Family Science Fest
Saturday August 25
10:00am – 5:00pm
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
206.764.5720
http://www.museumofflight.org

The Space Elevator Family Science Fest includes a challenge for middle school and high school robotics teams to build and program an autonomous, tether-climbing robot. Activities include The Museum of Flight’s “Robot Garage,” where children can explore the basic engineering skills needed to build a successful extra-terrestrial rover. Kids can make their own space-faring creations at the “LEGO Build Zone,” while “Robot Alley” will display robots from local robotics teams and clubs. There will also be an exhibition of children’s space art. Cost to attend the Family Science Fest is included with Museum of Flight admission.

International Gem and Jewelry Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 24, 25 and 26
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.intergem.com

In its 45th year, The International Gem & Jewelry Show at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall provides an exciting opportunity to shop the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices available. The show will offer an amazing array of jewelry that includes one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, exotic gems, beads & findings, pearls, exquisite fine jewelry, engagement and wedding rings, estate collections and much more.

Duwamish River Festival
Saturday, August 25
12:00pm
Duwamish Waterway Park
7900 10th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
http://www.duwamishcleanup.org

Enjoy music, food, kids’ activities, interactive booths with information about Duwamish environmental issues, kayak and boat rides and bicycle repair workshops more! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the diverse communities that live along the Duwamish. The festival is FREE.

Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest
Saturday, August 25
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Des Moines Beach Park
22307 Dock Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
http://www.destinationdesmoineswa.org

Bring your low lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy local brews and live music at this third annual event!

Seattle Big Day of Play
Saturday, August 25
10:00am – 3:00pm
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.seattle.gov/parks

A ton of fun for the whole family! 3 on 3 basketball, kids’ activities, food vendors, games, face painting, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle boarding, canoeing in the (10-person) Voyager, and sailing experiences, plus lots more!

Nudestock
Saturday, August 25
11:00am – 6:00pm
Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist‎ Park
24050 Southeast 127th Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.392.6833
http://www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com

Live music, heated pool, hot tubs & sauna, volleyball on the sand court, food vendors and an open house at Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park in Issaquah.

Art in the Garden
Saturday and Sunday
August 25 and 26
10:00am – 6:00pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.452.2750
http://www.bellevuebotanical.org

Find art and artists sprinkled throughout the garden. Some clearly visible, others tucked into corners and waiting around the bend in the path. Exhibits will include works in metal, wood, blown and fused glass, bronze and other outdoor-appropriate materials. A number of artists will be on hand to discuss their work; a percentage of all sales will be donated to support Garden projects.

TibetFest
Saturday and Sunday
August 25 and 26
11:00am – 6:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.washingtontibet.org

It’s the the 17th Annual TibetFest! Tibetan Language and Cultural Class students, Himalayan Bazzar, delicious food, NW Tibetan Cultural Association’s dance troupe, art, culture, kids’ activities and more.

Afro-Latino Festival Seattle
Sunday, August 26
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.facebook.com/AfrolatinoFestivalSeattle2012

Come and dance to SALSA, MERENGUE, LATIN JAZZ, REGGAE, CUMBIA and much more. The best Mexican, Cuban, Colombian and Peruvian food, and FUN!

Tacoma Maritime Fest
Saturday and Sunday
August 25 and 26
10:00am – 6:00pm
Thea Foss Park
535 East Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98403
http://www.maritimefest.org

Learn and enjoy the thrills of what the Working Waterfront has to offer! Hop aboard boats and trains, build boats, watch a paddleboarders or a kayak race and learn Tacoma’s Thea Foss history. Live music, entertainment and beer garden. Tour of Commencement Bay aboard the comfortable Lady Mary on Sunday. Fun for the whole family.

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