What’s Happening In The Seattle Area This Weekend? | August 12

Hey there Seattle!,

Looks like we’re in for more hot weather this week.  I am trying to stay cool when I’m at home (blinds down! windows closed!) but it’s a little harder when I’m working in my car on an 80-degree day!

This week we are soaking at the end of summer!  Get outside with a pop-up story walk or check out a new art style at the Chalk Fest in Redmond.

My kids are gearing up for back to school already – what have you been up to?  Write me back, I’d love to hear from you!


****** FRIDAY, 08/13/2021 ******

1) PopUp Story Walk: Dreamers

Family program, all ages welcome with adults. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales will come to life in a short PopUp Story Walk around the park along the paved and stroller-friendly path.

Where: 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98195 (Center for Urban Horticulture)
When: Now-Sept. 1
Location details: Gravel path and about a 1/4 mile walk. Follow signs to start at Union Bay Natural Area. The Montlake bridge is closed- take alternate routes to the UW area.

*Weekend afternoon and evening parking is difficult due to private events at the Botanic Gardens. Try for a weekday visit or weekend mornings.

Friday, August 13, 2021 @ 9:00am.–8:00p.m.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 9:00am.–8:00p.m.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 9:00am.–8:00p.m.
Price: FREE

2) Float Find 2021 with Schack Art Center

During the month of August, we will hide 200 specially marked orange Frisbees throughout area parks. When you find a Float Find Frisbee, bring it into Schack Art Center during our operating hours and redeem it for a beautiful, hand blown glass float! This way, we can all maintain our distance and you have multiple chances to find them. Share the love, one Frisbee per person/limit two per household, please.

Friday, August 13, 2021 @ 10:00am.–8:00p.m.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 10:00am.–8:00p.m.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 10:00am.–8:00p.m.

Various Parks in Everett
Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98203
Price: FREE

3) Pacific NW Chalk Fest

PNW ChalkFest attracts people from all over the Western US, with over 50,000 attending and joining in the art and activities.

Artists are given free rein to create whatever they wish, resulting in an amazing variety of works.  Redmond Town Center provides the perfect festival location for the artists and the audience to experience the event in a grand style.  The final works become stunning masterpieces that appeal to children and adults of all ages. Join us!

As you peruse street murals, enjoy the annual Redmond Town Center merchant Sidewalk Sale, artful sips and bites from RTC merchants, kids activities, and live music all weekend! 

Bring your junior chalk artists to Delta Dental of Washington Children’s Chalk Garden at this year’s Pacific Northwest Chalk Fest (Aug. 16-18) at Redmond Town Center. Your kids can meet the Tooth Fairy, learn how to care for their smiles and get a free toothbrush while creating their very own sidewalk Chalk masterpieces.  On Saturday, meet Seattle Sounders FC mascot Sammy and learn how they can become part of the Sounders’ Forever Green Kids Club and the Seahawks’ Junior 12s Kids Club presented by Delta Dental.

Friday, August 13, 2021 @ 10:00am.–6:00p.m.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 10:00am.–6:00p.m.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 10:00am.–6:00p.m.

Redmond Town Center
16474 NE 74th St Ste B-220
Redmond, WA 98052-7802
Price: FREE

****** SATURDAY, 08/14/2021 ******

1) Greenlake Park – Favorite Vegan Bakes!

Let’s share our favorite vegan treats in Seattle’s Green Lake Park! I’ll bring a few beverages and napkins, you bring your tried-and-true baked goods and your appetite! Since this is our first meet-up, I think we can keep things casual – just eating and chatting with fellow plant-based baking enthusiasts. If you’d like to help keep things low-waste, please bring a travel cup and any cutlery you’ll want to use.

Saturday, August 14, 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT
Green Lake Park Playground
7201 East Green Lake Dr N · Seattle, WA
Price:  FREE

2) Card Games and Coffee at Broadfork Cafe

Drop in at Broadfork Cafe in the U District between 1 PM and 3 PM for card games and company! We’ll be playing summer camp favorites like BS and Rich Man Poor Man, as well as a version of a popular Russian card game called Durak (or “Fool”, translated).

Feel free to grab a coffee, smoothie, or snack from Broadfork’s vegan menu.

***Please arrive with a mask! Ideally, I plan to set us up at Broadfork’s outdoor seating, but there is ample indoor seating as well if the weather conspires against us. I will have extra masks, hand sanitizer, and name tags for pronouns available for everyone.***

Saturday, August 14, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT
Broadfork Cafe – U District
4757 12th Ave NE · Seattle, WA
Price: FREE

3) Fujifilm Family Instax Day!

Join Glazer’s as we partner up with Fujifilm to bring you a fun-filled outing featuring Fujifilm Instax Cameras. Bring yourself, your family and enjoy some time at Gasworks Park.  We will have loaner Fujifilm Instax cameras and lots of film for you to explore and play with. This will be a great opportunity to test out the latest from Fujifilm and head home with some awesome prints.


We will meet near the restrooms and the old pumphouse, close to the main parking lot. Look for Kate with Glazer’s and Geoff from Fujifilm!

Sat, August 14, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Gasworks Park
2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98133

****** SUNDAY, 08/15/2021 ******

1) Berries and Blooms Festival

The Berries and Blooms Festival pass includes:

  • Access to a field of 25 spectacular varieties & colors of sunflowers.
  • Access to acres of u-pick blueberry fields
  • Access to purchase your own unique Sunflower Bouquets and blueberries by the pound!

Butterfly Release- $9.95

Saturdays & Sundays

Visit the farm during Berries & Blooms and watch the sky fill with gorgeous butterflies! Reserve and release your very own butterfly. Daily Release Times, weather permitting:
12:00pm and 2:00pm
Please note: A Berries and Blooms ticket is required to enter the farm, this is NOT an admission ticket

Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 8:00am.–5:00p.m
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 8:00am.–5:00p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 8:00am.–5:00p.m.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 8:00am.–5:00p.m.

PRICE: $19.95 advance/$24.95 walk-up per person; ages 2 and younger free; butterfly release $9.95
Mountainview Blueberry Farm
7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296

2)  VIRTUAL: TADA! Youth Theater Presents Performances of Heroes, an Original Musical Production

Looking for some fun, family entertainment this August? TADA! Youth Theater has the answer!  TADA! Youth Theater, a unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences, is performing Heroes live and streaming performances online starting on August 15th. In Heroes, when the sun disappears due to bad behavior, seven young people must each embark on a magical quest to bring back the sun and learn along the way that everyone can be a hero through the simplest deeds.

The 13 cast members are members of the free Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET) and are currently rehearsing in-person and working diligently to get ready for the opening night of Heroes that will be available online to friends, families, and the public later this month.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 9:00am.–5:00p.m.
Price: $10

3) Pop-Up Mini Golf at the Paramount Theatre

STG is excited to partner with Flatstick Pub to bring their brand new On The Go 9-hole mini golf course to The Paramount Theatre for one special weekend. Here’s your chance to be welcomed back to the magnificent Paramount Theatre for a unique and fun experience. Tickets are extremely limited, so sign up now.

Your ticket ($80) includes:

  • A pod of up to 4 individuals
  • 90 minutes to play through the course as many times as you like, as well as enjoy other games like air hockey and corn hole in the Paramount lobby
  • Bar with drinks available for purchase

Visit The Paramount for this one-of-a-kind occasion that is sure to be a hole-in-one of a good time for you and your friends!

Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 1:30pm.–7:30p.m.

Price: $80 per 4 person team
Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101-1818



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Let me know what you’re going to do for fun this week, and have a great weekend!

Emily Cressey
Let’s Go Seattle! 

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Let’s Go Seattle is a Community-Based Newsletter brought to you by Emily Cressey, a licensed Real Estate Broker with HomeSmart Seattle Real Estate Associates in Washington State who wants you to get out and enjoy where you live! 

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Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey is a real estate broker residing in Lake Forest Park, WA who services the Greater Seattle area including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bothell and Edmonds, WA.

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