The Seahawks season begins! (And other weekend fun around the Sound)

Whether you like football, music, dogs, food or wine, there's something happening for you around here this weekend

September 6, 2019
CenturyLink Field

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Now you know summer's ending and autumn is near -- school's back in session and the Hawks are playing their season opener. Here's to a fun-filled weekend and a "W" for the 12s.



  • UW Football Saturday 7:30pm. Cal comes to Husky Stadium, and it’s High School Band Night!
  • Seattle Reign FC Saturday 7pm. The Orlando Pride are in town to play the Reign at Cheney Stadium.
  • Seattle Seahawks Sunday 1:05pm. The Cincinnati Bengals are at CenturyLink Field to kick off the season.
  • Pink Martini at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Friday 7pm.
  • Death Cab for Cutie at Marymoor Park Saturday & Sunday, 6:30pm.
  • San Gennaro Festival of Seattle Friday – Sunday. Italian food, Italian music, a beer and wine garden, children’s activities, and weekend cooking demonstrations at this Italian street fair on S. Angelo Street in Georgetown. Free.
  • Rustycon Friday – Sunday. A science-fiction and fantasy convention that focuses on literature, science, art, costumes, and gaming at the Hilton Bellevue.
  • Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Friday – Sunday. Art, bands, food vendors, a beer garden, a children’s fishing derby (Sat.), a children’s area (Sat. & Sun.), and fireworks (Sat. at dusk). Parking by donation. Free admission.
  • Wooden Boat Festival Friday – Sunday.  See 300 boats, watch demonstrations, and meet expert craftsmen and wooden boat enthusiasts in Port Townsend. No pets. Down the street is Crafts by the Dock crafts fair Sat. & Sun.
  • Mountain Fest Saturday, 11am-5pm. The family-friendly Mountain climbing festival offers a day of free rock climbing, rappelling, mountain-themed games, and activities at Camp Long in West Seattle. Free.
  • Thai Festival Saturday.  Featuring the cuisine, entertainment, and arts & crafts of Thailand in the parking lot of North Seattle College. Free.
  • PawsWalk & 5K Run Saturday. Dog run at 9 a.m.,  walk at 10 a.m., food trucks, entertainment, and vendors at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park.
  • Arts-A-Glow Saturday 5-10pm. This lantern festival offers entertainment, food trucks, and an 8pm lantern procession at Dottie Harper Park in Burien. Costumes are welcome but not candles. Free.
  • Happy Tails Wine Walk Saturday. A casual walk to 15 wineries, plus a dog zone with games, pet supply vendors, and a food truck in Woodinville. You don’t have to bring a dog, but if you do, a leash is required.
  • Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta Saturday & Sunday. Watch small outboard hydroplanes race up to 100 m.p.h. and visit the pit area (if you wear shoes and sign a waiver) at this mini hydroplane race at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac. Limited parking. Free.
  • Renton City Comic Con (Rencon) Saturday & Sunday Can’t wait for Emerald City Comic Con in March? Check out this convention in Tukwila, “a celebration for comic book geeks, technophiles, cosplayers, and nerds of all ages” at Renton Technical College.
  • Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Saturday & Sunday. Songs, performances, workshops (hula, ukulele, and lei making), food, and vendors of traditional arts and crafts at Seattle Center. The workshops are held on Saturday. Free.
  • Capitol Hill Garage Sale Sunday 10am – 3pm. A  multitude of sellers in Cal Anderson Park, plus dozens of neighborhood sales. Photos. Free.
  •  Steel Magnolias Through Sunday. Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana,  a humorous and poignant story about the friendship between six women, at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.
  • 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.