On a bike, on the water, on foot -- what to do this weekend

It's the first weekend of June, and there's lots to do outdoors around The Sound

June 1, 2018
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June is here! Let's get outside and do something fun!

  • Bicycle Sunday A big stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle will be closed to motorized vehicles between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park Beach..  The Seattle Parks and Rec invites you and your family to bike, stroll or jog along the boulevard without having to dodge the cars.
  • The Seattle Lustgarden 5K Run/Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be Sunday morning at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. It’s an easy 5K on flat terrain, you can bring your dog, and 100% of the donations go to pancreatic cancer research. I’ll be your MC and my kid Dawson’s coming, too.
  • Upstream Music Fest + Summit  Friday through Sunday. A conference for music professionals, plus a music festival for the rest of us with 200+ artists at 15 venues around Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The main stages are in the north parking lot of CenturyLink Field. Some venues may require age 21 ID.
  • Edmonds Waterfront Festival Friday through Sunday. Live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food courts, kids activities, beer & wine garden, hydroplanes, and classic boat displays. Children 12 and younger get in free, there’s a free trolley bus from parking areas, and they’d like you to leave the pets at home.
  • Kent International Festival  Saturday. Ethnic food, songs, dance, and cultural booths at ShoWare Center. Highlights include a “worldwide” walk at 9:30 a.m., festival at 10 a.m., and finale concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.
  • Duvall Days  Main Street in Duvall is closed to cars on Saturday for a 10:30 a.m. parade, craft and food vendors, live music, kids activities, a beer/wine garden, and 10 p.m. fireworks. On Sunday there’s a pancake breakfast! 
  • Kitsap Medieval Faire  Saturday from 10am-5pm. Enter the Great Barony of Dragon’s Laire!  Take a journey through the wonders of the middle ages.  Watch the most noble of fighters from all across the Known World as they display their valor on the war field or vie for the favor of the Crown and Court in the tournaments.  Wander the Artisan’s Village where blacksmiths, potters, scribes, and cooks work their skills. Take part in dance, song and merriment as bards and minstrels play their jaunty tunes! Indulge in the local food vendors or parade Merchants Row where crafts, clothing and treasures are plenty!  ​Near Bremerton Airport. Free for children 17 and younger.
  • Burien Pride Festival Saturday from 10am-8pm it’s a celebration of the LGBTQ community.  Music, booths, food, fun at Burien Town Square Park.
  • Anacortes Waterfront Festival  Saturday and Sunday. This festival has it all going on: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and more, if that’s possible. On Saturday, Quick and Dirty Boat Building teams build boats all day and then test their floatability. (Take a free boat ride – both days – with the Anacortes Yacht Club by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office between 10am and 3:30pm.)  Hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sail boats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. Channel of Discovery displays range from model boats, to learning about the waterfront environment and forest land wildlife. A variety of food vendors offer everything from pulled pork sandwiches, cotton candy and hotdogs, to Gyros, Mexican tamales and more . . . and grownups can chill in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.  Free.