Sheepdogs, bikes, beer, wine, & music. Around the Sound this weekend

It's the biggest weekend of the year on Vashon Island -- sheep and the dogs that herd them take center stage -- uh, FIELD.

June 7, 2019

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The Mariners have had a rough time lately, but there's still exciting baseball action going on in the South Sound, and lots more to do in every direction this weekend. Have fun!


  • Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Friday 7:05pm; Saturday 5:05pm; Sunday 1:35pm. At Cheney Stadium the boys take on the Memphis Redbirds.
  • Seattle Seawolves Rugby Sunday 6pm. The Seawolves host the Toronto Arrows at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.
  • Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Allen Stone Friday, 7pm at White River Amphitheater
  • Vashon Sheepdog Classic Through Sunday. People from all over the world flock to Vashon for the most-attended herding event on the West Coast on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.  To get to Vashon Island, see these directions.   Advanced tickets required. 
  • Questival Friday – Saturday. A 24-hour race that begins with a check-in party. Your team of 2 to 6 people completes the challenges assigned by a smartphone app to win prizes, beginning in Magnuson Park. Video (1 minute).
  • Rock ’n’ roll races Friday – Sunday:

·         Fri. & Sat. - Health and Fitness Expo and runner registration is free at CenturyLink Field.

·         Sat. - The 5K race is at the Museum of Flight.

·         Sun. - The Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon begin and end at Seattle Center.·          

  • Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival  Friday – Sunday. Hand-crafted art for the garden and specialty plants celebrate creative outdoor living at Sorticulture. Chat with artists, talk to a plant experts or enjoy live music from the wine garden all in a lush arboretum setting. This garden festival in Everett has garden art, display gardens, a plant sale, music, a food fair, and kids’ activities at Legion Memorial Park. See parking information. Free.
  • Maple Valley Days   Friday – Sunday. A carnival, entertainment, weekend art fair, parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and car show (Sat. 8 to 3) at Lake Wilderness Park. Free.
  • Indigenous People Festival  Saturday 11am – 5pm.) Showcasing “the rich cultures and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives” with dancing and entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, art demonstrations, and a canoe exhibit in the Armory Building at Seattle Center. Be sure to visit the second stage upstairs in the loft. Free.
  • Volunteer Park Pride Festival Saturday, noon -7pm. A chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks and celebrate queer arts, music, performance & culture. This event is free  and all-ages, and there will be a beer garden, live music, food trucks, craft fair & informational booths.
  • Brewshed Beer Fest Saturday, 1-5pm. Washington Wild is happy to present our 6th Annual Brewshed® Beer Fest! Our Brewshed Alliance partners will be pouring over 40 of their delicious beers and ciders in the festive and fun Hale’s Ales Palladium.  All proceeds benefit Washington Wild - a conservation nonprofit making an impact throughout Washington State.  A ticket gets you eight tasting tickets, with 18 breweries pouring at Hale’s Ales.
  • Georgetown Carnival Saturday, noon – 10pm. Come on down to Georgetown and spend the day listening to local bands and special guests performing live on several stages around the neighborhood, play carnival games, watch "power tool races," check out the Recycled Arts Festival, enjoy carnival food and more along Airport Way South.  Features odd art, nonstop music, carnival games, arts & crafts, food trucks, and beer & wine gardens. Free.
  • PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day Saturday, 9am – 2pm. Shop at 100 yard sales in the neighborhood surrounding Phinney Center. Free.
  • Shilshole Boatfest Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Boat rides and tours, music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and kids’ activities at Shilshole Bay Marina. Free.
  • Lake to Lake Bike Ride Saturday. Explore Bellevue's hidden treasures by bike, rain or shine.  This non-competitive ride benefits the City of Bellevue's youth camp scholarship fund.  The event begins at Robinswood Community Park, with the start area open from 9-10 a.m.  The course will be marked and well-supported by staff and volunteers until noon.  The event ends at noon.   The family-friendly 9-mile or 22-mile begins and ends at Lake Hills Park in Bellevue.
  • Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk Saturday, 4-8pm. Walk through 150 year old streets. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines. A different local winery is featured in each participating shop. Must be at least 21 to attend and tickets are required. Check-in at Above and Beyond, 1001 1st St, Snohomish.   A ticket gets you 8 tastes in downtown Snohomish shops for age 21+.
  • Kitsap Medieval Faire Saturday. 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. Medieval fair has medieval armored combat, archery, bards, dancing, and village merchants near Bremerton Airport. Free for children 17 and younger.
  •  Tacoma Spring Fest Saturday. There are on-site parking garages for a quick and easy walk to the festival, where you'll find 75+ artists, makers, and food trucks selling handmade items all day long. More info at Shop from 75 artists and food trucks in beautiful Point Ruston, and then take a walk next to Puget Sound or visit nearby Point Defiance Park. Free.
  • Free state park days Saturday & Sunday. On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of the 140 Washington State Parks for free.
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival  Saturday & Sunday. The annual celebration of King County's premier mountain bike park, Duthie Hill in Issaquah.. Ride all the latest bikes from the biggest and best brands, visit with bike product manufacturers and ride all the trails. Events and clinics are scheduled both days for the whole family! Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes, visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer in Issaquah. Admission is free but some activities are not.
  • Summer Concert at the locks Saturday & Sunday, 2pm. Saturday hear Barneleikarringen and on Sunday is the Highline Community Symphoic band.  On the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.
  • Associated Vintners Wine Tasting & Sale Sunday, 3pm – 5:30pm.
  • Taste and sample as you meet winemakers from around the country and around the globe. At the Foundry.  Use the code VIP to get $15 for the friends and family discount for advance tickets.
  • Furry 5K Sunday. Bring your dog to the run/walk, followed by a festival with entertainment, live music, and vendors at beautiful Seward Park. Dogs 6 months or older, leashes 8 feet or shorter.
  • Woodinville Wine Ride Sunday. Cruise through the heart of Woodinville Wine Country on the 5th annual Woodinville Wine Ride.  The 21-mile route begins at the Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville's West Valley District, with riders utilizing the beautiful Sammamish River Trail and scenic low-traffic roads through Woodinville and its surrounding communities. Mini-stops along the route will feature a wine tasting and food sampling. Riders will return back to Woodhouse where a finish line party awaits with live music, a wine garden, food trucks and more.  With paid registration, riders will receive snacks along the route & at the finish line, one full-sized wine pour & three tickets for wine samples at participating winery stops along with a wine-themed giveaway item.  
  • Teatro ZinZanni: Love, Chaos, and Dinner Through June 30. It’s officially the Summer of Love at Teatro ZinZanni as an all-star cast comes together in a world premiere engagement.  Returning to the tent is the iconic Chef Caesar to serve up his one-of-a-kind epicurean delights, paired perfectly with the sumptuous and sizzling vocal stylings of Lady Rizo. Getting swept up in the madness is a cadre of talented servers who juggle far more than plates, an alluring hostess bending over backwards for her guests, and a sommelier with refined tastes who takes the art of flirtation to new heights. Marymoor Park in Redmond.
  •  Destination Moon:  The Apollo 11 Mission at the Museum of Flight Through September 2. Incredible opportunity to see the Apollo 11 space capsule along with an impressive array of Apollo artifacts here in Seattle commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing in July. 
  •  The Call  Through Sunday. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.  The Bathhouse Theater. 
  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Through Sunday. Based on the true story of a legendary brothel that operated from the 1840s to 1973, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a rollicking hootenanny of a musical. Seattle Musical Theatre at Sand Point.