If you’re looking for some fun things to do in or around Seattle this weekend, you may want to check out this great list:
Saturday May 30:
EXOTIC CAR DISPLAY IN REDMOND, Saturday, May 30. 9am – 11am. The largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles is here. It’s free, family-friendly and outdoors. You never know what will show up on a weekly basis, whether it is the only Verde Ithaca Lamborghini LP-670 SV in the US, the fastest production car in the world (the SSC Ultimate Aero), or the President of Lamborghini. To get the best parking option, show up early. EVENT IS FREE. Exotic Cars at Redmond Town Center Open Space, Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA 98052.
FAMILY FRIENDLY 1-MILE GENERATIONS WALK IN KENT. Saturday, May 30. 9:30am – 10am. Join us for the 7th Annual Generations Walk. What better way to kick-off the Kent International Festival through taking a 1-mile stroll through downtown. The public is invited to wear cultural attire and/or decorate an umbrella for the festive occasion. Join the Chinese Lions, Mayor, elected officials and festival goers as we walk through the streets of Kent. Decorated umbrellas will be invited on stage after walk for a photo-op and snack ticket. See you there. Free Parking at ShoWare Center and across street at Regional Justice Center. (NOT at Kent Station). EVENT IS FREE. ShoWare, 625 W James St, Kent.
NORDIC FEST HERITAGE EVENT IN AUBURN.Saturday, May 30. 10am – 3pm. Bring your friends and children to this great event and learn more about the Nordic culture. There will be lots of ethnic foods to sample, bake sale, craft displays and demonstrations, genealogy information, vendors (clothing, jewelry, books, food), and activities for children. See you there.EVENT IS FREE. Nordic Fest by Vesterdalen at Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 4th St. NE, Auburn, WA.
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN KENT.Saturday, May 30. 10am – 10pm. The Annual Kent International Festival is a one day event each year where Kent and south King County residents celebrate their cultural heritage together. This is done through entertainment on three stages; cultural, information and vendor booths; and the International Taste of Kent Food Court featuring nine local ethnic restaurants. Free Parking at ShoWare at Regional Justice Center. (NOT at Kent Station). EVENT IS FREE; Food tickets (valid until 3pm) are $5 each, or 3 for $14, 6 for $27, or 9 for $39. Kent International Festival at ShoWare, 625 W James St, Kent.
MEET RENOWNED HUMANITARIAN & SPIRITUAL LEADER AMMA IN EVERETT. Saturday, May 30. 11am-5pm. AMMA is India’s Hugging Saint and she is revered throughout the world for transforming the lives of millions of people one embrace at a time. And she is in the Puget Sound region. In the past 40 years, Amma has physically hugged and comforted over 34 million people. For the first time ever in Snohomish County, Amma will offer free programs at Xfinity Arena. Programs include inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse, and personal blessings. Come to be moved and inspired. To meet Amma, you will need a token which is issued on a first-come-first-served basis. Tokens are limited, so please arrive at 9am. EVENT IS FREE. AMMA North American tour, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201.
SPIRIT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FESTIVAL AT SEATTLE CENTER. Saturday, May 30. 11:30am – 5pm. This festival event celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native culture with Native performers, music, food, speakers, workshops, health & wellness information, a Native art exhibit, and a Pow Wow. Drop by and immerse yourself in the beauty of this culture.EVENT IS FREE. Spirit Of Indigenous People Festival, Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM SERIES: ‘THE WIZ’ AT SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY. Saturday, May 30. 1pm – 3pm. Join in the screening of “The Wiz,” part of the Library’s African-American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Sidney Lumet’s “The Wiz” is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” through the eyes of a young African-American kindergarten teacher who’s “never been below 125th Street.” Interested? See you at the library. EVENT IS FREE. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104.
POP-UP ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IN NORTH SEATTLE. Saturday, May 30. 1pm – 3pm. Pop-Up Adventure Playground will be popping up for two hours of creative play. We bring the materials, you bring your imagination. All ages are welcome to join us for a public celebration of child-directed play featuring a variety of objects easily found in homes, including cardboard boxes, fabric, PVC pipe and more. Awesome, right? Come and pop by. EVENT IS FREE. Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103.
LEGO MANIA IN SOUTH SEATTLE. Saturday, May 30. 1:30pm – 3pm. Take the Lego-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! They’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad Lego skills. For ages 5-12. EVENT IS FREE. South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S. at South Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98108.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM SERIES: ‘GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI’ IN SOUTH SEATTLE. Saturday, May 30. 2pm – 4:30pm. Join in a screening of “Ghosts of Mississippi,” part of the Library’s African-American Film Series celebrating Black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi. It took three trials and three decades to bring his murderer to justice. This is a dramatic account of the third trial, as seen through the eyes of the assistant D.A. EVENT IS FREE. Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118.
LIVE JAZZ AND BLUES MUSIC IN LAKE FOREST PARK. Saturday, May 30. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday nights are always better with some good music around! This Saturday, head on to Third Place Commons and watch as Chris Stevens & the Surf Monkeys burn the stage with their impeccable taste in scorching blues feeling with the technical excellence of top flight jazz. So for all those looking to just chill and have a conversation with live music on the background, this is your best bet. EVENT IS FREE. Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Towne Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.
Sunday May 31:
TOUCH-A-TRUCK AT MAGNUSON PARK IN SEATTLE. Sunday, May 31. 10am – 1pm. The Junior League of Seattle is excited to host its 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This family-centric event offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the greater Seattle community. Trucks on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks and more. Children of all ages are invited to explore the trucks with guidance from the respective owner/operators who explain the equipment and discuss the work they perform. Touch-A-Truck also will feature food trucks and will include a variety of activities such as face painting, coloring and more. Last year, the event welcomed over 2,500 attendees. See you and your kids there. EVENT IS FREE; however donations to the Junior League of Seattle happily will be accepted. Use the 65th Street entrance. Please carpool or use mass transit if possible. Emerald City Trolley will provide shuttle service from the E5 parking lot to the Touch-A-Truck event space of W6. Junior League Touch-a-Truck event at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
MEET RENOWNED HUMANITARIAN & SPIRITUAL LEADER AMMA IN EVERETT. Sunday, May 31. 10am-3pm OR 7:10pm–approx. 3am. AMMA is India’s Hugging Saint and she is revered throughout the world for transforming the lives of millions of people one embrace at a time. And she is in the Puget Sound region. In the past 40 years, Amma has physically hugged and comforted over 34 million people. For the first time ever in Snohomish County, Amma will offer free programs at Xfinity Arena. Programs include inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse, and personal blessings. Come to be moved and inspired. To meet Amma, you will need a token which is issued on a first-come-first-served basis. Tokens are limited, so please arrive at 8am for the morning program or 5:30pm for the evening program. EVENT IS FREE.AMMA North American tour, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201.
FLEA MARKET AT FREMONT NEIGHBORHOOD IN SEATTLE Sunday, May 31. 10am – 5pm. Established in 1990, the Fremont Sunday Market has evolved into a thriving and diverse European-style, street market that goes all year ’round every Sunday. The market hosts anywhere up to 150 exhibitors from around the region who are selling fresh flowers, produce, crafts, and world imports. EVENT IS FREE. Fremont Flea Market, 3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
GUIDED WEEKEND WALK AT WASHINGTON ARBORETUM IN SEATTLE. Sunday, May 31. 1pm – 2:30pm. Explore the Washington Park Arboretum with an awesome guide. This weekend walk is a public tour that highlights the Arboretum’s plant collections, seasonal beauty and history. Jointly managed by UW and the City of Seattle, it contains a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else, including one of the most important tree collections in North America. Be one with nature and join the walk. EVENT IS FREE.Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112.
AMAZEMENT MAGIC SHOW AT KENT LIBRARY. Sunday, May 31. 2pm – 3pm. Magician Jeff Evans brings his show of clean comedy and amazing magic to the Kent Library. He was named “Seattle’s Funniest Magician” and has received ParentMap Magazine’s “Golden Teddy Award” for Best Live Entertainment the last two years. Experience the fun yourself and see why. EVENT IS FREE. Kent Library, 212 2nd Ave N, Kent WA.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM SERIES: ‘SELMA, LORD, SELMA’ IN SOUTH SEATTLE. Sunday, May 31. 2pm – 4pm. Please join in a screening of “Selma, Lord, Selma,” part of the Library’s African-American Film Series celebrating Black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Set in 1965, during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. This is the story of a young schoolgirl in Selma, Alabama, who is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans are suffering. See you there. EVENT IS FREE. Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118.
COUNTRY DANCE LESSON IN NORTH SEATTLE.Sunday, May 31. 8pm – 9pm. Get in your dancing shoes. Country Dance lessons with your host Maryann are offered at the Little Red Hen in the Greenlake neighborhood. If you aren’t familiar with the Texas two-step and other styles, country and line dancing lessons are free every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night at 8 pm. How cool is that? See you there. EVENT IS FREE. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115.