Friday, July 31, 2009

Cheap or Free things to do this weekend in Seattle

Centsible in Seattle put together this awesome list of cheap or FREE things to do this gorgeous Seafair Weekend! Thanks Sia!

U.S. Navy Blue Angels
THU-SUN Scheduled Blue Angels flight times; circle and arrival, 10 a.m.-noon today; practice shows, 1:30-2:30 p.m. today-Friday; full shows, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday;
• I-90 bridge closures, 9:45 a.m.-noon and 1:15-2:30 p.m. today; 12:45-2:40 p.m. Friday-Sunday;
• Blue Angels are on display outside when not in the air, today-Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (

Thurston County Fair
THU-SUN Entertainment, home arts demonstrations, 4-H and FFA events, carnival, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3045 Carpenter Road S.E., Olympia; $5-$7 (

Magnolia Summer Festival
FRI-SAT Art show, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, sidewalk sale, kids' activities, food vendors, beer garden, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, West Smith Street and 32nd Avenue, Seattle (

Hydroplane Races and Air Show at Seafair
FRI-SUN Hydroplane racing on Lake Washington, with shore events for all-ages at Genesee Park, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, gates open 7:30 a.m. Sunday, events 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Sunday, Genesee Park, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; Friday admission free; Saturday/Sunday admission $25/per day advance, $30/per day, day of event; $5/day, ages 65 and older; ages 11 and younger free with paid adult, active military free with ID;
• Air Show, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, 3:40 p.m. Saturday, 10:10 a.m., 11:25 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Sunday;
• U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
• Concert with Billy Joe and the Dusty 45s rockabilly, swing and jump blues and fireworks show, 6 p.m. Saturday, Genesee Park, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle;
• Shuttle service available Friday-Sunday from North Seventh Street and Garden Avenue North (behind Fry's), Renton; Saturday and Sunday from Eastgate Park and Ride, 14200 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, $5/person; free shuttle express available from Othello Light Rail station;
• (206-728-0123 or

Umoja Fest African Heritage
FRI-SUN Marketplace and vendor fair, jazz, reggae, soul, blues and spoken word performances, Hip-Hop Music Festival, Fashion Expo, Bite of Africa with American, African and Caribbean food vendors, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; children's day Friday, parade noon Saturday on 23rd Avenue from Union Street to festival site, Judkins Park & Playfield, 2150 S. Norman St., Seattle (877-505-6306 or

Lake City Pioneer Days Festival and Grand Performance Parade
SAT Street Fair, Vintage Car and Motorcycle Show, music, pony rides, pizza eating contest, entertainment 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, on Northeast 125th Street from Lake City Way Northeast to 26th Avenue Northeast, Seattle (206-363-3287 or;
• Kid's Parade, 5 p.m., Lake City Way Northeast from North 135th Street to North 125th Street and back;
• Grand Performance Parade, 7 p.m., on Lake City Way Northeast from Northeast 135th Street to Northeast 123rd Street, Seattle.
• Salmon bake, model train show, noon-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; salmon meal $8.50-$9; hot dog meal $3 (206-362-4378).

Bryant Blueberry Farm Blueberry Festival
SAT Barbecue, music, berry picking, picnic area, raffle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, pony rides for kids starting at noon, $1 per ride, Bryant Blueberry Farm and Garden, 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington (360-474-8424 or

Index Arts Festival
SAT Fine arts, crafts, poetry reading, children's activities, vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., music continues until 10 p.m. Saturday, Index (360-793-4162 or

Arab Festival
SAT-SUN Traditional bazaar, cultural information, dancing and workshops, children's activities, crafts and more that illuminate Arab culture, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Camlann Medieval Living History Festival
SAT-SUN A living history project portraying rural England in the year 1376, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (425-788-8624 or

Awesome August Kids Day
SAT-SUN Train rides, pony rides, cookie making classes, Art on the Spot, games, food, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or

Great Peninsula Future Festival
SAT-SUN Sustainability festival with vaudeville troupe of New Old Time Chatauqua, green exhibits, workshops and speakers, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Port Gamble; $5-$7 (425-788-7496 or

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, entertainment, children's activities, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-678-5116 or

Bellingham Arts Festival
SAT-SUN Arts and craft vendors, entertainment, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, along the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Cornwall Street, downtown Bellingham (360-676-8548 or

Concerts at the Mural
FRI Outdoor concerts sponsored by KEXP, 6 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema
FRI Fun and campy film of 1980, "Flash Gordon," 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (

Skyway Outdoor Cinema
FRI Bring your own chair or blanket for family-friendly movie; "Nacho Libre," 9:30 p.m. Friday, U.S. Bank parking lot, 76th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South, Seattle; free (

Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites
FRI Outdoor family movies, bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating, snacks available, movie begins at dusk, "Ice Age 2," 8:30 p.m. Friday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; free (425-771-0230 or

Bothell Music in the Park
FRI Summer concert series, Shambala 3 Dog Night Revue, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St., Bothell (

Cinema Under the Stars, Everett
FRI Outdoor family films at dusk, preshow entertainment, bring blankets and pillows; "Kung Fu Panda," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett; free (

Concerts on the Boardwalk, Bremerton
FRI Outdoor concert, Navy Band Northwest "Cascade," 6 p.m. Friday, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; free (

Movies at the Mural
SAT Bring a blanket to sit on to watch movies on the big screen, "Princess Bride," dusk Saturday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Fremont Outdoor Cinema
SAT Preshow entertainment, contests and giveaways, bring your own low-backed seating, films begin at dusk; "Legally Blond," 7 p.m. Saturday, Fremont Outdoor Cinema, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5 suggested donation, portion benefits local charities (

West Seattle Outdoor Movies
SAT Bring a blanket or chair for outdoor screenings of family-friendly movie "Footloose," with concessions, preshow events, raffles to benefit local charities; 7 p.m. Saturday, 4400 California Ave S.W., Seattle; free (

Pops in the Park
SAT Music by Bonnie Birch Band, kids' activities, bring a picnic, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free, donations encouraged (425-452-2750).
Rock Out with Recess Monkey
SAT Concert for all ages, 3 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake
Forest Park; free (206-362-8860).

Redmond Outdoor Movie Series
SAT City of Redmond Teen Programs host outdoor movie for all ages, "Hook," 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Idylwood Park, 3650 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (425-556-2358).

Thanks to the Seattle Times for this info. As always you can visit their events calender for more information.

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