• 7 things to do this weekend: May 24 - 27


    1) Holiday celebrations: The Museum of Flight Memorial Day Ceremony. Saturday. Seattle. Free for veterans and active duty. A commemoration of those who served and continue to serve the U.S. armed forces, the Museum of Flights hosts Boeing Employee Concert Band performances, and special ceremony commemorating fallen US service members. Follow this link for more details.

    2) Local, live music: Northwest Folklife Festival. Friday-Sunday. Seattle Center. Powered by donations, this local folk festival has been running in the PNW since 1972. It features local performances of more than 5,000 performers and 20+ stages, music and dance, arts and crafts vendors, youth arts showcases and more. Follow this link for more details.

    3) Indie, local film screenings: Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Seattle, multiple locations. Runs through June 9. View this past year’s most widely talked about indie films in the heart of Seattle. Catch Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton's, “Sword of Trust”, or Lulu Wang’s drama, “The Farewell." Follow this link for details.

    4) Weekend cruise: Emerald City Bike Ride. Cruise through downtown Seattle, up around Queen Anne, head toward Portage, Eastlake and back down West Capitol Hill. Experience the beautiful King County cities, with free food stops and commemorative souvenir t-shirt for riders. Follow this link for more details. 

    5) Seafood festivities: Hood Canal ShrimpFest. Brinnon. Saturday 10 a.m.-6p p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For seafood and waterfront enthusiasts, this event may be just for you. Just north of Brinnon, guests can enjoy Hood Canal Spot Shrimp, live music and belt sander races. Bring your own belt sander and enter the races. Follow this link for more details.

    6) Armory excitement: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s 8th Annual Tankfest NW. Everett. Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rumble and booms of vintage tanks and artillery sound off at the armory museum Saturday. This action-packed family fun day includes remote controlled tanks, military vehicle demonstrations, kids crafts, educational speakers, and much more.  Follow this link for more details.

    7) City scavenger hunt. Street Scramble Gig Harbor. Saturday. Free. One way to get around Gig Harbor is to walk, or take a scavenger hunt. This popular community event takes participants through the waterfront parks, harbors and downtown Gig Harbor in search of scenic stops. Follow this link for more event details.

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