Hello Tunnel, Goodbye Viaduct (and other things happening this weekend around the Sound)

Aren't you glad we have something to celebrate this weekend since we don't have a team in . . . ahem . . . that big football game on Sunday?

February 1, 2019
Seattle waterfront

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It may not be the Super Bowl weekend we'd hoped for . . . but it's still a weekend, and there's lots to do!


  • Seattle Boat Show Through Saturday. Join our Sound crew for a Pop-Up Yacht Rock Party at the Seattle Water Sports exhibit from 2-4pm on Saturday, and the check out 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Children age 17 and younger are free.
  • Hello Tunnel, Goodbye Viaduct! Saturday & Sunday. A tunnel walk, fun run, lots of family activities and the official ribbon-cutting (from 11:30am to 12:30pm) on Saturday, and a tunnel/viaduct bike ride on Sunday mark the end of the viaduct and the debut of the Highway 99 Tunnel.
  • Dierks Bentley & John Pardi Friday, 7pm at the Tacoma Dome.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Friday, 7:35pm. The Everett Silvertips are at the ShoWare Centre against the T-Birds.
  • Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival Friday & Saturday from 4-10pm.  Sample chocolate from a dozen chocolatiers, taste wine from 25 wineries, hear music, buy food, and watch demonstrations at the Enumclaw Expo Center for age 21+.
  • Eagle Festival Friday & Saturday. With winter comes the return of the eagle to the Stillaguamish River. To celebrate these special winter residents, Arlington hosts an annual Eagle Festival, which includes guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities.   
  •  The Sleeping Beauty  February 1 – 10. Just in time for a Valentine treat, the ideal tale to sweeten winter’s gloom. PNB’s full-length classic dazzles with milestone roles, opulent sets, lavish costumes, and fairies that really fly, plus the celebrated PNB Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s familiar score.  McCaw Hall.
  • Rock of Ages  February 1 – 24. An unforgettable ‘80s rock ballad blast that spent six years on Broadway as well as sold out productions around the world. Rock of Ages is the story of a small town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more.  The 5th Avenue Theatre for age 7+.
  •    Belgian Fest  Saturday. Highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast. Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center for age 21+.
  • Kidstock  Saturday 9:30am to 2pm. This FREE family arts celebration features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids. As the cornerstone of ECA’s programming for families, Kidstock! strives to engage children from a young age in diverse and exciting arts experiences. Edmonds Center for the Arts.
  • GroundFrog Day Celebration Saturday, 12:30 – 2pm. Downtown Snohomish - Annual Frognostication - Avenue A Gazebo (21 Avenue A).  Snohomish Slew reveals his, much anticipated, coming of Spring frognostication, while hundreds of his fans cheer his every croak!  Kids games, crafts, music, mascots, photos with Snohomish Slew and entertainment for the whole family.  All proceeds go to support the Aquatic Center’s Swim for Life program. 
  • America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show Saturday & Sunday. The largest Antique & Collectible Show in the Puget Sound happens twice a year with 400 booths of all vintage items. Unique finds include vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, costume jewelry, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s, vintage tribal art, Parrish & Fox prints, rare books and much more.  Washington State Fairgrounds ShowPlex.