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Festivals, pirates and beach time | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of July 6-7, 2013, include the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival, Seafair Pirates Landing and the Lake Union Wooden Boats Festival.

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Wallingford Family Parade and Festival

“Wild for Wallingford” Family Parade with kids, drill teams, marching bands, 11 a.m. Saturday on North 45th Street from Interlake Avenue North to Bagley Avenue North, ending at Meridian Playground, site of the Wallingford Family Festival with craft and food vendors, music, bouncy houses and other kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Playground, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N., Seattle ( ).

Seafair Pirates Landing: Vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, pirate look-alike contest, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, pirates land sometime between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-728-0123 or ).

Yoga/Get Crafty: Meditation and yoga, no prior experience required, for ages 18 and older; bring your own yoga mat, 10 a.m. Saturday; tour Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards exhibit and use wire to sculpt a contour portrait, for ages 4 to 12, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $2-$10 (425-519-0770 or

Lake Union Wooden Boats Festival: Maritime heritage activities, ride historic wooden boats, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-382-2628 or ).

Beach Naturalists: Explore the beach at low tide, drop in anytime 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst Park, Burien; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Des Moines Beach Park; free (

Seattle beaches and wading pools: Lifeguards on duty noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Matthews, Madison, Mt. Baker, Seward, West Green Lake, East Green Lake, Magnuson, Madrona, Pritchard beaches, Seattle ( ); information on city wading pools and sprayparks (206-684-7796 or

Tanabata Japanese Festival: Japanese folk tales and myths, 11 a.m.; planetarium, origami, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; Japanese calligraphy and origami activities, 1-5 p.m., folk tales and myths, 2:30 p.m., music and dance performances, 4 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $8.95-$12.95 museum admission; free shuttle transportation between locations 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday ( ).

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