Fairs, festivals, Milk Carton Derby | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of July 13-14, 2013, include the King County Fair, the Seafair Milk Carton Derby and festivals from Pioneer Square to Kent.
King County Fair
Entertainment, 4H livestock shows and exhibits, petting zoo, rides, racing pigs, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5-$7, ages 4 and younger free (www.thekingcountyfair.com ).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby: Milk-carton boats compete for prizes, kids’ entertainment, SUP (stand up paddleboard) demonstrations and competition, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Pioneer Square Fire Festival: Celebrating rebirth of Pioneer Square after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 with antique fire engines, vintage police cars, activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.lastresortfd.org).
Polish Festival: Polish folk performances, costume fashion show, art exhibit, cultural workshops, food demos, craft vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, participatory dance, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.polishfestivalseattle.org/ ).
Ballard SeafoodFest: Entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine, food vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Ballard, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org ).
Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest: Lion and Dragon dances, taiko drumming, martial-arts demonstrations, music and dance performances, arts and crafts vendors, $2 food walk at local restaurants, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Chinatown-International District, Seattle (www.cidbia.org/).
Kent Cornucopia Days: Carnival, street fair, entertainment, soccer tournament, skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Kent; parade 2 p.m. Sunday, Fourth Avenue from Willis Street to James Street, Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration: Entertainment, kids’ fun zone, car show, food and craft vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Center; food vendors, entertainment, fireworks, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island (www.misummercelebration.com ).
Redmond Derby Days: Carnival rides, music, food, kids’ activities, vendors, beer and wine garden, bicycle Criterium, fireworks finale, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, parade 10 a.m., Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (www.redmondderbydays.com ).
Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair: Arts, crafts and business vendors, car show, food court, entertainment, beer and wine garden, children’s activities, pet plaza, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (www.millcreekfestival.com/index).