Around the Sound this weekend: Pride, plants, food, art, music, slugs!

The first full weekend of summer is packed with fun for everyone

June 22, 2018
Pride flags

© Rawpixelimages |

If you can't find something fun to do around here this weekend, you might need to move.

Take it all in and try to narrow it down to a couple of manageable options!

  • Seattle PrideFest – PrideFest Capitol Hill is Saturday. The big Pride Parade starts 11 a.m. Sunday at 4th & Union and ends near Seattle Center. Free.
  • Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever Friday 7pm at Key Arena.
  • Seattle Reign vs the women of North Carolina Courage, Saturday at 1pm, Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center
  • Seattle Sounders FC host the Chicago Fire Saturday at 7pm at CenturyLink.
  • Everett Aquasox the vs. the Tri-City Dust Devils at Everett Memorial Stadium, Saturday at 7:05pm and Sunday at 4:0 pm
  • Fairyfest Friday -- SundayFolklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens each year. When you stroll through Lakewold Gardens you’ll spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature's wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike. Children 12 and younger are free.
  • Kirkland Wine Walk Friday at 6pm, early bird 5pm. Drink local wine in shops starting at the Heathman Hotel. 21+. 
  • Taste of Tacoma  Friday – Sunday. Restaurant food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a cooking show, and a beer & wine tasting at Point Defiance Park. Free admission but you don’t want to try and park at the site – take the free shuttle bus from Tacoma Community College. (And here's my convo with Duke Moscrip of Duke's Chowder House about the big food fest this weekend.)
  • West Seattle Garden Tour Sunday, 9am – 5pm.  Visit 12 gardens in West Seattle.  The "ticket" you purchase is actually a guide book, and will contain addresses for the gardens on this year's tour. At each garden, present your ticket book at the check-in table, and a volunteer will stamp it.
  • Mill Creek Garden Tour – Saturday and Sunday.  Visit six home gardens displaying art for sale. Meander through the showcased gardens in Cypress, Evergreen, Fairway, Juniper, River Crossing and Scarborough (just east of Mill Creek.)
  • Shoreline Arts FestivalSaturday and Sunday. Peruse paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and pretty much every other kind of art as you saunter through the sunshine and decide which of the masterpieces on offer will grace your mantelpiece.Shoreline Center. Free. 
  • Slug Fest – Saturday and Sunday. Celebrate the state’s slimy slugs with human slug races, slug talks, slugs on display, and kids’ crafts at Northwest Trek in Eatonville.
  • Kings of Leon, the Gorge, Friday 7pm
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Saturday 6pm
  • Jimmy Buffett, Saturday at Key Arena, 8pm
  • Death Cab for Cutie, Paramount Theatre, Saturday 8pm
  • Buddy Guy, Moore Theatre, Saturday, 8pm
  • Indigo Girls, Woodland Park Zoo, Sunday, 6pm
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Neptune Theatre, Sunday 8pm

And as you make your way to these events, keep in mind that summer weekend road construction continues. Details here from WSDOT.