Around the Sound this weekend: Music, food, festivals and fun in every direction

Music from Pearl Jam to Phillip Phillips, festivals from Auburn to Omak the weekend of August 10-12

August 10, 2018
Concert crowd

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This incredible August weekend around the Sound includes a second epic benefit concert by Seattle's own Pearl Jam, and a celebration of the Northwest's iconic and influential record label, SubPop. And a reminder for you -- if you happening to be heading to Key Arena on Saturday for that Hall & Oates/Train concert, I or my afternoon counterpart Smokey Rivers may well say hi before you enter Key Arena and slip you a top-secret tip about how you could win something cool and valuable on Monday morning when your workweek begins. But who cares about work right now? Look at all there is to do this weekend!


  • Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas Sunday, 7pm at CenturyLink Field
  • Pearl Jam: The Home Shows Night #2 of these huge benefit concerts to combat homelessness in King County, Safeco Field, 7pm.
  • Hall & Oates and Train, Saturday at 7pm. Keep an eye out before you enter Key Arena for John Fisher and Smokey Rivers from The Sound with a potential prize for you!
  • Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw, ZooTunes at Woodland park Zoo, 6pm
  • Morton Loggers Jubilee  through Sunday. Logging festival in historic Morton includes lawn mower races Friday, bed races Sat. 11 a.m., a parade Sat. 11:30 a.m., a logging show Saturday & Sunday, a flea market, music, and vendors.
  • Omak Stampede & Rodeo Friday - Sunday. The annual weekend of western entertainment: Davis Shows Carnival, Wrangler Kids Night, Indian Encampment & Pow Wow, Western & Native Art Show, Rodeo Dances and Vendor Row, Omak Stampede "Company Store", world-famous suicide horse races plus a rodeo, art show, carnival, and a parade (Sunday 10 a.m.) in Omak.
  • South Lake Union Block Party Friday, noon to 11pm. Live music, a children’s play area, steamroller printing, a beer garden, food trucks, and booths for local organizations at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Free.
  • Summer Wine Walk Friday, 5:30 to 9pm. Visit shops serving wine, cider and snacks with a ticket to the Kent wine walk in downtown Kent for age 21+. $30
  • The End’s SUMMER CAMP at Marymoor Park  Saturday & Sunday, 2pm.(Saturday:  AWOLNATION, Robert DeLong, Elle King, Alice Merton, lovelytheband, The Driver Era, SYML) (Sunday:  Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Manchester Orchestra, Moon Taxi, Dreamers, Pale Waves, Twin Shadow, White Reaper, Smokey Brights and more).
  • Kirkland Summerfest Friday - Sunday. A popular festival of the arts with live music, entertainment, food, and family fun on the shore of Lake Washington. Free, except cover charge for beer & wine garden Fri. & Sat. after 6 p.m.
  • Taste Edmonds Friday - Sunday. Good food, entertainment on two stages, a kids’ zone, arts & crafts booths, and a beer & wine garden (age 21+) at Civic Center Playfield.
  • The Festival at Mount Si Friday - Sunday. Shop arts and crafts vendors hailing from all over the State of Washington. Live music on two stages. Food booths, a beer garden, live music, contests, a parade (Saturday 10:15 a.m.) and fireworks (Saturday 9:45 p.m.) in North Bend. Free.
  • Concerts at the Mural at Seattle Center Friday at 5:30pm. Sub Pop’s Big 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Showcase with Afghan Wigs, Yuno and Mass Gothic.  Seattle Center’s amphitheater is family and picnic friendly, and there’s a beer and wine garden. The lawn fills early. Free.
  • SPF30 – SubPop’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday noon to 10pm, Alki Beach in West Seattle. Four stages of music to celebrate Seattle’s groundbreaking alternative music label. Free.
  • Summer Concerts at Chateau Ste.. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Friday, 7pm. The Gipsy Kings with Vilray featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Children age 2 and younger are free.
  • 4-Corners Brewfest  Saturday, 3 to 7pm.. Admission includes food, live music from Mosquito Fleet, a 5-oz tasting glass and 12 tasting tokens for some of the finest craft beers around. Complimentary food, and live music at Innis Arden Clubhouse in Shoreline.  21+ only event.
  • Kitsap Wine Festival Saturday, 2 to 5:15pm. Walk aboard the ferry in Seattle for a one-hour ride to the wine festival in Bremerton at Harborside Fountain Park.
  • AuburnFest Saturday. This summertime family-fun festival begins with an 11 a.m. parade downtown. Les Gove Park has a car show, two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, and arts & crafts. Free, except some kids’ activities require a wristband.
  • In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival Saturday noon to 7pm. Native dancing, drumming, singing, fashion, bread, and crafts for sale at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. Free.
  • Brew Five Three Saturday, 1 to 8pm. Beer & cider from 30 craft brewers, local food trucks, and music from Northwest bands on Broadway in Tacoma, for age 21+.
  • Seattle Polo Party Saturday. The Seattle Polo & Equestrian Club is bringing all the excitement of polo events in other parts of the country to Seattle. Experience the thunder of horses running full speed and the skill of players from around the world as they hit the ball down field. Dress to impress and as you watch matches, socialize, stomp the divots, join the hat parade, and visit the beer & wine garden at the Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club in Enumclaw.
  • Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow Saturday and Sunday. Live music, a salmon bake, dancing, storytelling, vendors, a 5K, and a kids’ zone in Arlington. Free except the 5K and parking.  Saturday’s headliner is Maddie & Tae and Sunday’s headliner is Rick Springfield.
  • Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday and Sunday.  Handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, and an Art Gallery Reception on Friday on Whidbey Island.
  • Concerts at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Saturday and Sunday. Hear a concert on the lawn in beautiful Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.Saturday 2pm Batucada – Brazilian Samba – Chorus & Forro; Sunday 2pm Mach One Jazz Orchestra – A lovely mix of jazz

Have fun out there and remember, summer's not over yet!