What’s Happening In The Seattle Area This Weekend? | August 26

Hey there Seattle!,

Get ready for some outdoor fun in these last weeks of summer before school starts.

I’m heading to Alaska for 7 days of summer vacation in wind, rain and possibly snow! So you won’t see our usual newsletter next week, but I’ll be ready with a bright red apple, and a yellow #2 pencil, writing up our newsletter when I return, so look out for our September issue.

This weekend, try an art walk on Lake Sammamish, shop for gently-used school clothes for the kids in Lynnwood, and get some Norwegian culture at the Valhalla Crayfish Boil on Sunday!

I’ll miss you and see you in 2 weeks!


****** FRIDAY, 08/27/2021 ******
1) Art In The Park – Lake Sammamish
You won’t want to miss “Art in the Park” our temporary sculpture exhibit featuring 10 talented local artists. The exhibit opens on August 12 and will be up until September 15.

Ten artists were selected by a jury panel in June. Some of the submissions were of existing work while others were uniquely created for this exhibit.  The sculptures represent diverse styles and incorporate a variety of materials including wood, tiles, fiber, and steel.

To view the art, visit the park any day, dawn to dusk. The expo will be set up in the area around the Kitchen Shelter.

A daily parking fee of $10 is required, or an annual Discover Pass.

Price: FREE, All ages are welcome.

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 8:00am.–7:00p.m
Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 8:00am.–7:00p.m.
Sunday, August 29, 2021 @ 8:00am.–7:00p.m.

Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027


2) Kids Clothing: Jack & Jill Fall & Winter Consignment Sale – Lynnwood
Participating in our consignment sale is a great way to clear out your closets, garage, and all those storage totes, recycle your gently used children’s items and turn them into cash. Our consignors set their own prices and keep between 60-80% of their sales! You will also have the option of donating any unsold items to our charitable partner after the sale and getting a tax receipt.

Our shoppers love finding amazing deals on gently used items, and even some that are still new. It’s a great way to choose from thousands and thousands of children’s items including clothing & shoes, furniture, toys and baby equipment. We also have local moms showcasing items and services for your family in our Made by Mom boutique area!

Wednesday, August 25th: Private Pre-Sale
Price: Please see the link for more information.

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 9:00am.–7:00p.m.
Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 9:00am.–4:00p.m.
Sunday, August 29, 2021 @ 9:00am.–2:00p.m.

Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St. S.W
Seattle, WA 98195-2900


3) In Person: Friday Game Night Meetup – Seattle
Come by yourself or bring a friend. “New to games” or “Already a game enthusiast”? Everyone is invited to our Friday Night Game Meet Up. We’re just here to help you mix, mingle, and play board games.

At 7:00 pm sharp, we kick things off. You’ll grab a seat at one of our tables. If you arrive with a friend you can stay together, if you arrive on your own, no worries, you just need to grab a seat by 7. BHG staff will be around to help make sure tables are full, and assist with introductions.

Friday,  August 27, 2021 @7:00pm.–8:00p.m

Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 7:00pm.–8:00p.m
Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm.–8:00p.m.
Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 7:00pm.–8:00p.m.

Blue Highway Games
2203 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2313
Price: FREE


****** SATURDAY, 08/28/2021 ******
1) Gigantic Bicycle Festival – Snoqualmie

Welcome back! King County is now in Phase 3. We’ve made some changes to the event program this year, but are excited to be back for an in-person Gigantic Festival and bike rides this August 27 & 28!

The event this year will be a two days, Friday through Saturday, at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington. The festival and campgrounds will open at 5 pm Friday. We’ll be screening outdoor films in the park at dusk Friday. Riders start off on Saturday morning, beginning at 6:30 for the Century, 50 Mile, and 20 Mile distances.


Price:  $50-$90 (add $10 to camp); 14 and younger $1
Centennial Fields Park
39903 SE Park St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9575


2) VIRTUAL: BASIS Private School Info Session – Bellevue

BASIS Independent Bellevue, a private school opening fall 2022 with grades 3-7 to start, provides students a nationally-recognized liberal arts program with advanced STEM offerings. At their Information Sessions, discover a learning community where intellectual curiosity drives student success, where interdisciplinary instruction meets experiential learning, and where students are inspired to learn at the highest international levels. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Price: FREE, Primary and Middle School Families


3) Sunrise Marathon Hybrid – Seattle
Waves capped at just 20 participants. Run will sell out quickly! Social Group Run Option, OR Virtual Option also available if you’re unable or can’t join the day of.

Run a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon through a beautifully designed course. A smaller, more private event that strips away the excess from large events and focuses on the run itself and what you get.
Get all your race swag mailed directly to your home so no packet pickup is required. A packet will be mailed earlier so you can use the run items for training!
The race is a smaller, private run where our coordinators will record your finishing times by hand (not chip timed).

Get some of the best swag you can’t find anywhere else.

PRICE: $35

****** SUNDAY, 08/29/2021 ******

1) Valhalla Dinner Series Nordic Crayfish Boil – 3:30

We’re delighted to bring you the next version of our Valhalla Dinner Series – our spin on a traditional Nordic Crayfish boil (kräftskiva)! While crayfish parties are held throughout the Nordic countries in August, the tradition originated in Sweden. There will be crayfish. There will be aquavit. And there will be live music!

The menu for the evening includes:

  • From the Garden: Kale and Fennel Salad with oranges
  • The Boil: One pound each of Washington Crayfish and Head-on Prawns with fingerling potatoes, grilled corn, crispbread, white roll, and honey butter
  • From the Baker: Brown Sugar Rhubarb Crumble bars

Our full bar (aquavit, beer, wine, cider, mead, cocktails) will be available for purchase, and we’ll be opening up our vault to offer some rare aquavits as well.

All guests will also be entered into a raffle for beer hall prizes, including a pair of tickets to a future Valhalla Dinner.

Price is per person. You must purchase a ticket for each person at your party

Advance Ticket Purchase Only. No refunds. No menu substitutions.

Sun, August 29, 2021
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
Skål Beer Hall
5429 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

PRICE: $58


2)  Chihuahua + Mixes Meetup at the Dog Yard in Ballard

On Sunday, August 29th, we’ll be hosting a Chihuahua Meetup at the Dog Yard in Ballard. Cheagle, Chigi, Chiweenie, Malchi, Chug and all other Chihuahua mixes are welcome too!

This off-leash event is free for Dog Yard Unlimited Package Holders. 5-day and 10-day pass holders use up a “day” to cover the meetup. Dogs without a package pay standard Day Pass fee of $15, and must register online prior to the event at the Dog Yard Bar. You are welcome to stay and play after the event. Brunch specials start at 10am!

We’ll have human and dog treats from our own DDL Bakery, adult beverages, and coffee available for purchase. Also, free samples for your pooches!

Price: $0- $15
Dog Yard Bar
1546 Northwest Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107


3) German Language Potluck Party and Board Games at Magnuson Park, Seattle

We’ll be hosting our next event together with the ‘The Seattle German Language Meetup Group’ at Magnuson Park.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 29, 2021
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
Magnuson Park Swimming Beach
6505 NE 65th St · Seattle, WA
Price: FREE



Beautifully well-maintained home!
– Fully fenced yard with large deck and backyard sprinkler system.
– 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom
– 1940 sq ft.

Reply to this email for price, photos, and details or to schedule a visit.


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

Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey - Sell Your House in Seattle

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! 

Click here for all our past articles about Fun Things To Do In Seattle, WA.

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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