Community Corner: Torchlight Parade, art fairs in Alki and Bellevue
Community events for the weekend of July 28-29, 2012, include the Seafair Torchlight Parade, Kirkland Classic Car Show & Dance and Renton River Days.
One of Seafair's highlights, with floats, drill teams, clowns, pirates, bands, 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle. Parade floats are on display on Mercer Street at the Seafair Torchlight Spectacular with displays by parade sponsors and performances by Disney's Coco Jones and Jack Skuller, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (www.seafair.com).
Alki Art Fair: Arts-and-crafts vendors, live music, children's art activities, art-and-food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (alkiartfair.org).
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair: Art, crafts and design, music, artist demonstrations, food vendors, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts: Arts and crafts, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Cost Plus World Market, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org/ ).
Sixth Street Fair: Art, music, kids' activities and food vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/index.html).
Kirkland Classic Car Show & Dance: Cruise-in car-show preview, 3 p.m., dance to live music, 7 p.m. Saturday, Marina Park, Kirkland; classic-car show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, downtown Kirkland; free (www.kirklandclassiccarshow.com).
Renton River Days: Kids' activities, food-and-craft vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, South Third Street, Renton (rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1138).
Hispanic Seafair Festival: Food, beer garden, arts-and-crafts vendors, entertainment, children's activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.hispanicseafair.org/).
Pista Sa Nayon: Filipino-American food, arts-and-crafts vendors, entertainment, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (www.pista.org/).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
For more community events, go to seattletimes.com/listings (search "community").