What’s Happening In The Seattle Area This Weekend? | July 15

Hey there Seattle!

Summer is marching on! I can’t believe it’s already mid-July!

My goal is to get you out trying something new!  Yesterday I got to visit another awesome rooftop deck in downtown Seattle.  Amazing how much new construction is taking place down there!

It’s a great time of year to get out on the water!  Consider renting a kayak or canoe and get out for some fun!


****** FRIDAY, 07/16/2021 ******

1) Ranger Program: Amazing Amphibians

Ribbit! Ever wonder more about the incredible chorus of frogs heard on warm evenings, or maybe even the sleek salamanders that find refuge under logs and leaves? Learn all you need to know about the amphibians that inhabit our natural spaces, and head out on a park ranger-led walk for a chance to spy a few! We’ll use our newfound knowledge to explore where we might find these amazing animals in the park.

Ages: 5-10. Cost: Free! Pre-registration required. Pre-register at Register.BellevueWA.gov. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6 ft distancing. Maximum enrollment 10. Outdoor only. All activities are modified to maintain social distancing.

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 9:00am.–10:00a.m.

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station

15416 SE 16th St, Bellevue, WA 98007-5917

Price: FREE


2) VIRTUAL: Teen Security Conference – Diana Initiative

Solving tomorrow’s biggest cybersecurity challenges will require everyone’s help and participation. Teens are invited to attend the 2021 Diana Initiative conference to learn more about information security careers, concepts, and skills.

The Diana Initiative has created a dedicated schedule of talks, workshops, and activities for teens, to support teens exploring the idea of becoming tomorrow’s security professionals.

Teens and others who are considering a career in cybersecurity should attend Diana Initiative to:

  • Discover different cybersecurity careers – Attend talks and workshops by top industry professionals to learn about current and future career paths in security and where to start.
  • Learn hands-on STEM skills – Get hands-on and learn real skills for forensics, Capture the Flag (CTF), networking, and much more! Choose your own adventure from a huge array of experiences. 
  • Protect yourself and your privacy – Learn how to stay safe online with workshops on cyber safety and privacy to protect yourself and your online accounts. 

In order to participate in teen village, you must be at least 13 years of age and have permission from a parent or guardian. Teens 18 years or older do not need permission to participate.

Registration is free for students at dianainitative.org

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 9:00am.–10:00a.m.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 @ 9:00am.–10:00a.m.

Price: FREE, recommended to 13+ age.


3) Youth Art Project with Viking Cruises

The National Nordic Museum is partnering with Viking Cruises for a youth-friendly art activity! Join us at the Museum and create artwork highlighting destinations on Viking’s Mississippi River Cruises. By participating in this project, your artwork will be sent to Viking Cruises, with the possibility of display in ship staterooms. Supplies will be provided. This program will occur between 10-11am and 1-2pm on Fridays in July.

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 10:00am.–2:00p.m.

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 10:00am.–2:00p.m.

Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 10:00am.–2:00p.m.

Nordic Museum 2655 N.W. Market Street Seattle, WA 98107

Price: FREE


****** SATURDAY, 07/17/2021 ******

1) Koffee in Kirkland — A Morning Paddle on Lake Washington

Pancake Paddle–Special Edition–Coffee in Kirkland paddle Saturday, July 17th. Let’s beat the crowds and paddle through the early morning mist & flat water from Magnuson Park in Seattle to Marina Park in downtown Kirkland. At Kirkland we’ll walk across the street and get a cup of coffee & light breakfast at one of the many bistros near the beach. Then it’s back to Magnuson before noon and all the motor boats. 4 miles round trip on Lake Washington.

Please dress and equip for whatever conditions we encounter on Lake Washington. Don’t forget your PFD. Unfortunately there is no on-site rental availability for this paddle.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

Magnuson Park Boat Launch

7400 Sand Point Way NE · Seattle, WA

Price:  FREE


2) IGDA Seattle Summer Picnic 2021

Join us on Saturday, July 17th at Magnuson Park for the fourth annual IGDA Seattle Summer Picnic! You’re welcome to bring kids, family, and friends along as well.

We’ll have burgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, and snacks. Feel free to bring your own favorite dishes to share!

NOTE: Alcohol is not permitted at the park.

You can also bring yard games for friends to play! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we can hide in the shelter instead.


We will be grilling at two times for those arriving earlier or later in the day:

  • Lunch, 12pm-2pm
  • Dinner, 6pm-8pm
Do I have to sign up to attend?

Sign-ups are not required but help us estimate the number of attendees to determine how much food and drink to bring.

No need to bring a printed copy of your ticket either!

Sat, July 17, 2021

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT

Picnic Shelter #1 at Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

Price: FREE


3) Free Kla Ha Ya Days festival in Snohomish

Kla Ha Ya Days festival has celebrated the beauty and community of Snohomish for over 100 years. All proceeds from the festival go directly back into the community of Snohomish. There’s a little something for everyone from babies to seniors:  a carnival, car show, parade, concerts, beer gardens, and market.

PRICE: FREE, Young kids and family

July 14, 2021-July 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am


****** SUNDAY, 07/18/2021 ******

1) July Forest Walk: Summer Sights at Seward Park

Redoing this from last month *let’s hope for much cooler temperatures this time*

This is our monthly in-person get-together to explore the wonderful green spaces in and around Seattle!

Let’s meet at 9 am on Sunday, July 18th, at Seward Park, a place we have visited several times in the past. Masks may be required, and social distancing will be strongly recommended (even for participants who have been vaccinated). My wish is to have this be as safe and fun an experience for everyone!

Guided walking meditation is a great way to experience on a sensory level the many changes that are taking place during this time, and to de-stress in a completely pressure-free setting. The pace is slow, easy and intended to both open and calm the mind.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S · Seattle, WA



2) Free Live Performances at the Market Stage

Seating is currently available at dining tables only (dining required), with additional audience seating to be added in the coming months.

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 12:30pm.–2:00p.m.

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm.–9:00p.m.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 @ 7:00pm.–9:00p.m.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 @ 12:30pm.–2:00p.m.

Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center,

15600 NE 8th St Bellevue, WA 98008-3927

Price: FREE


3) Dog Park Newbies, Shy Dogs, Awkward Dogs

If you’re new to dog parks, come join us to get some help maneuvering socialization in this very intimidating environment! NO SHOWS: please change your RSVP or message me. My dog has mobility issues and can’t safely enjoy the dog park so I am giving up my time to be there for you and your dog. If you are marked as a no show please message me so I don’t remove you from the group. Thanks!! If your dog has been to the park before and has not been able to enjoy themselves, please contact me to discuss whether we can help them adjust to this specific social setting.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PDT

Every week on Sunday

Lower Woodland Off Leash Area, 1000 N 50th St · Seattle, WA





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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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