Baseball, block parties, outdoor summer concerts -- around the Sound this weekend

The Mariners dedicate a weekend to Edgar Martinez, and lots of great music happens outdoors this weekend.

August 9, 2019
Edgar Martinez

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Come on, let's show some love to Edgar Martinez this weekend! The Mariners have declared it Edgar's Hall of Fame Weekend, so no matter how the team is playing, you've got a great reason to hang out with the family at T-Mobile Park. Here's the weekend rundown:

  • Seattle Mariners Friday 7:0pm, Saturday 7:10pm, Sunday 1:10pm. The Tampa Bay Rays are here for Edgar Martinez Hall of Fame Weekend.  Friday is Bobblehead night for the first 40,000 fans.  Saturday the first 40,000 fans will receive a Hall of Fame Plaque Replica.  Sunday the first 40,000 fans will receive an Edgar Martinez Drive replica street sign.
  • MLS Seattle Sounders Saturday, 1pm. The New England Revolution come to town at CenturyLink Field.
  • Seattle Reign FC Sunday, 1pm. Cheney Stadium is the place to be when the women take on The Royals of Utah.
  •  South Lake Union Block Party Friday, noon – 11pm. Music, a children’s play area, steamroller printing, a beer & cocktail garden, food trucks, and booths for local organizations at South Lake Union Discovery Center. Free.
  •  ZooTunes  with Feist Sunday 6pm. Woodland Park Zoo. One free child age 12 or younger per adult.
  • Summer Concerts at the winery Friday 7pm, Saturday 6:30pm. Friday is Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo then Saturday is Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie.   In the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or chair unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are free.
  • Marymoor Park Concerts Saturday & Sunday SUMMER CAMP presented by our radio pals down the hall at 107.7 The End. Saturday at 1pm.   Sunday show 6:30pm Lord Huron with Shakey Graves. Buy a reserved seat, or for lawn tickets bring a low-back chair or blanket (up to 5 feet). Prohibited items.
  • Summer Shorts Friday – Sunday. Watch family-friendly comic plays written by Pacific Northwest playwrights at  in Edmonds. (7 plays each lasting 10 minutes.)
  •   The Festival at Mount Si Friday – Sunday. A small-town arts and crafts fair with food booths, a beer garden, live music, contests, a parade (Saturday 10:15am) and fireworks (Saturday 9:45pm) in North Bend. Free.
  • Seattle Marauder’s Scavenger Hunt Saturday 1-8pm. Register a team of 1 to 6 people for this magic scavenger hunt, which will “take you around major sites in Seattle with a wizarding flair, helping you find magic where you previously saw the mundane” beginning at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Awards, music, and food at the after-party (6 to 8pm).
  •  4-Corners Brewfest Saturday 3-7pm. A ticket to this great afternoon of beer tasting includes 12 tastes of locally made craft beer, complimentary food, and live music at Innis Arden Clubhouse in Shoreline for age 21+.
  •  Kitsap Wine Festival Saturday, 2-5pm. Celebrate food and wine on Bremerton’s gorgeous waterfront -- the perfect setting for a pleasant summer afternoon of sipping great wines and savoring tasty bits.  Your participation benefits pets at Kitsap Humane Society.  At Harborside Fountain Park.
  • Music in the Alley Saturday 6-9pm. A ticket  includes a glass of wine or a cocktail, with local jazz musicians at DiStefano Winery in Woodinville. Food for sale. You can bring a lawn chair and a beach umbrella. Free if younger than age 21. Video (30 seconds).
  • Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk Saturday 4-8pm. A ticket to this small-town wine tasting gets you 8 tastes in downtown Snohomish shops for age 21+.
  • AuburnFest Saturday. Beginning with an 11 a.m. parade downtown. Les Gove Park has two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, and arts & crafts. Free, but some kids activities require a $10 wristband. A few events are held Friday (5K) and Sunday (car show).
  • In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival Saturday noon-7pm. Native dancing, drumming, singing, fashion, bread, and crafts for sale at an annual celebration of diverse Native cultures including a two-month long juried art exhibition at the Washington State History Museum, capped off with this free cultural festival.  An indoor/outdoor even collaboratively hosted by Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass.  All three museums are free for the day of the festival.
  • Brew Five Three Saturday 1-8pm. Enjoy beer and cider tasting from more than 40 Northwest vendors and food trucks at the 7th annual summer block party. Live music features Washington Scottish Pipe Band, Mirrorgloss, Take It to Space, and Mad Hatters NW. Regular admission tickets include six tasting tokens and tasting glass. Designated Driver tickets enjoy complimentary water and soda. This event is dog friendly.  This is a 21+ Event; valid ID is required for entry.  Full admission tickets include six tasting tokens and tasting glass. On Broadway in Tacoma.
  • Seattle Polo Party Saturday. Watch matches, socialize, stomp the divots, join the hat parade, and visit the beer & wine garden at Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club in Enumclaw.
  • Arab Festival Saturday & Sunday. Savor traditional Arab foods, drinks and desserts both inside and outside Fisher Pavilion. The food menu will include many traditional recipes. A wide selection from local and national vendors of products from the Arab world, organizations, and businesses will showcase their wares for you to peruse and purchase. Kids zone will have a face painter, games etc. Seattle Center. Free.
  • Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow  Saturday & Sunday. Live music, a salmon bake, dancing, storytelling, vendors, a 5K, and a kids’ zone in Arlington. Free admission and parking.
  • Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday & Sunday (reception Friday.) The free art event has 185 artisans selling handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, and children’s activities. The Art Gallery Reception on Friday is a ticketed event.
  • Global Playground Saturday 2-5pm. The perfect urban summertime activity, Global Playground mixes cultural connectivity with outdoor games. Children ages 7 to 13 will enjoy outdoors games, entertainment, culture, and hands-on-activities under the Space Needle at this free Kids’ event at Seattle Center.
  • Summer Concert at the locks Saturday & Sunday, 2pm. On Saturday hear Batucada and Sunday hear Mach One Jazz Orchestra on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. You can bring a picnic, but no alcohol. Free.
  • Community Fun Skate Sunday 2-5pm. Free series of Sunday skates brought to you by PFM Roller Derby. Children under the age of 18 must have parental permission. This is a free event with donations welcome to support future fun skates. The all-ages community skate includes free skate rental and music at Magnuson Community Center.
  • Kirkland Waterfront Car Show  Sunday 10am – 4pm. See hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, and visit the vendors. Marina Park and Downtown Kirkland Streets  Free.
  •  Snohomish Hard Cider Festival Sunday 1-5pm.Taste hard cider, meet the makers, and eat appetizers at Thomas Family Farm for age 21+.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Through Sunday. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more at this everlasting showstopper!  The Paramount Theatre
  • Movies at the Mural  Through August 24 (Saturdays at dusk). Watch movies on a 40-foot screen on the lawn at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, with captions. Free.
  •  Evergreen Excursion Through September 29 (board 11am Sunday). Boat ride, lunch, and your choice of a longer guided nature hike or a shorter history walk on beautiful Blake Island, departing from Pier 54. Children to age 3 are free.
  •  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.