Put some fun in your ‘staycation’ and head out to one of these weekend activities. From celebrating Brazilian culture, to fairs, festivals and fireworks, there’s something for everyone!

South Lake Union Block Party
Friday, August 12
12:00pm – 11:00pm
860 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

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7th annual bash promises to leave ‘em all in the dust, according to their website. Don’t miss this chance to see your neighbors, meet new friends, raise a glass, feed your face, laugh, dance and play. In addition to some old favorites, we have new games and attractions.

Seattle Tattoo Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Family-friendly event with tattoo artists, demonstrations, food, live music.

Sunday, August 14
Seattle Center
Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Celebrate the Brasilian culture. Dance to the rhythmic Brazilian beats, watch contemporary Brazilian film and join in hands-on children’s activities.

A Taste Of Edmonds
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
Civic Center Playfield
6th Avenue North
Edmonds, Washington 98020

Lots of food choices, arts & crafts, children’s activities. Civic Playfield in Edmonds. http://www.atasteofedmonds.org

Homegrown 2011
Friday and Saturday,
August 12 and 13
Third Street
Downtown Marysville, WA 98270

Homegrown Arts and Crafts Festival. Bring the family to their 27nd annual “Street Party!”

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
20416 Jordan Rd
Arlington, WA 98223

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Salmon bake; arts and crafts; live music, wild bird presentations featuring eagles, hawks, and owls; games and craft activities for children; crosscut saw competitions, and so much more.

Summer Meltdown Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
Whitehorse Mtn Amphitheatre
23899 Washington 530
Darrington, WA 98241

11th annual multi-day outdoor music and camping festival held in the Cascade foothills of Darrington Washington, just 75 miles northeast of Seattle. Summer Meltdown hosts an eclectic mix of emerging West Coast talent, as festival goers from around the country come to Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater seeking a wide variety of music, camping and family fun.

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
6 locations on Bainbridge Island, WA

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour invites you to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade, locally made, art. Check the website for artist studio locations.

The Festival at Mount Si
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
Si View Park
420 SE Orchard Drive
North Bend, WA 98045

A Seafair Sanctioned event. Participate in the annual Festival Chili Cookoff, the Cherry Pie Eating Contest, and the Burstin’ with Blueberries Dessert Contest. Kids will bop ’til they drop in their own Fun Zone. Enjoy spectacular fireworks draped against the backdrop of Mount Si. Take a ride on the historic Snoqualmie Valley Railroad.

Auburn Good ‘Ol Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 12, 13 and 14
Downtown Auburn, WA

A Fun Run for charity on Friday, a parade and vendor booths (profit and non-profit) Saturday, and a vintage (pre-1980) car show on Sunday.

Pierce County Fair
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
August 11, 12, 13 and 14
Frontier Park
21606 Meridian E
Graham, WA 98338

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A celebration of rural life, agriculture and good ol’ family values. The PIERCE COUNTY FAIR is nestled among the giant firs and green grass of beautiful Frontier Park. Sit back and enjoy a wide selection of tasty fair food while viewing many of our free entertainment acts and attractions.