Food trucks, baseball, pirates & beer: Around the Sound this weekend

The first weekend of July is packed with fun for you and your family around the Sound

July 6, 2018
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Another weekend with too much going on around here! How do you choose?

It might actually be a beautiful weekend for baseball, so the roof will hopefully stay open for the entire Mariners/Rockies series. But if I'm being too optimistic about the weather, well -- no worries. That's whay the place has a roof. Let's cross our fingers for a safe and dry landing for the Seafair Pirates on Saturday though -- and don't forget earplugs for the small kids. Those cannons are loud.

  • Mariners baseball at Safeco Field. Friday at 7:10 vs. the Ms take on the Colorado Rockies and they’re doing a Girls Night Out ticket special that includes an Ms tank top
  • Saturday the Ms play the Rockies at 1:10pm and it’s Mariners sunglasses day
  • And on Sunday it’s another 1:10 game vs the Rockies and you’ll be able to run around the bases after the game.
  • Seattle Storm host the Washington Mystics Sunday at 4pm at the Key.
  • Ann Wilson at Snoqualmie Casino Friday, and the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Saturday.
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short “An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life,” Paramount Theater Saturday at 4pm and 8pm.
  • Kenny Chesney, Century Link Field Saturday at 5pm.
  • Harry Styles, Key Arena Saturday at 8pm.
  • Seafair Pirates landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle starting Saturday at 10am. The cutthroat Seafair Pirates crew has made a deal with their new Captain Kidd and they are comin’ to collect the bounty they left behind last year! Avast, the Seattle Seafair Pirates will sail in from the seven seas and the scallywags be stormin’ Alki Beach in West Seattle to kick off the 69th Seafair. (That’s pirate talk, in case you didn’t know.)
  • Seattle International Beerfest Friday through Sunday at Seattle Center’s Fisher Lawn and Pavilion. Sample more than 200 beers -- everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, etc.) to exotic new-world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, etc.)
  • Japan Fair  Saturday and Sunday. See Japanese art, food, vendors, entertainment, and Taiko drumming at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Free admission and parking.
  • Arlington Fly-In  Friday through Sunday.See 1,000 home-built, classic, vintage, and military airplanes with live music, a beer garden, and a kids’ area at  Arlington Municipal Airport.
  • Lush Sounds Saturday from 7-10pm at Volunteer Park Conservatory. Music in the greenhouse features beer and wine for sale, DJ music, and dancing among the exotic plants for age 21+.
  • Proof: Washington Distillers Festival Saturday at Fremont Studios in Seattle. A ticket gets you 10 tasting tokens to try gin, whiskey, bourbon, and vodka from 40 Washington distilleries and food from local restaurants for age 21+. 
  • Jazz in the Alley  Saturday from 6 to 9pm at DiStefano Winery in Woodinville. Greta Matassa will take the stage with her amazing Jazz band. The PicNic Table will serve delicious tapas. The winemaker, Mark Newton, will host a Library Wine booth with DiStefano wines going back as far as 1984. Then there will be a release of a limited special bottling of wine created specifically for this event, as well as other wines and vermouths. Bring a lawn chair and a beach umbrella. Free if under age 21.
  • Seattle Street Food Festival Saturday and Sunday. Five Blocks of Street Food Makers, Night Market and Craft Beer Gardens, including 150 food trucks and food booths, a beer garden, live music, and 70 Urban Craft Uprising vendors in South Lake Union, along 9th Ave. N. from Denny Way to Harrison Street. Free.
  • Art on the Ave Sunday. Music and art lovers converge on 6th Avenue in Tacoma, which has live music, local restaurant food, and art installations. Free.