Fests and cultural celebrations | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of July 27-28, 2013, include fairs and festivals in Bellevue, Renton, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Stevens and Issaquah, and celebrations of Japanese, Hispanic and Filipino culture.
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
Arts and crafts vendors, 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, Bellevue; KidsFair art projects for kids and families, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html ).
Bellevue Festival of the Arts: Outdoor arts and crafts fair by 200 artists, music, food vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Cost Plus World Market, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (bellevuefest.org).
Sixth Street Fair: Original work by 130 artists, music, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (425-453-1223 or bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth_street).
Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Parade: Vendors, Seafair princesses, parade floats on display along Mercer Street, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; parade, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Renton River Days: Art show and market, Nibble of Renton, entertainment, book sale, kids’ activities, 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, Third Avenue South from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park, Renton (rentonriverdays.org ).
Tour de Terrace: Arts, crafts and food vendors, carnival, music, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; car show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (tourdeterrace.org ).
Lake Stevens Aquafest: Carnival, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Bite of Lake Stevens, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; parade, 1 p.m. Saturday; boat parade, 7 p.m. Saturday; fireworks, dusk Saturday; boat races, Sunday; classic-car show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake Stevens (aquafest.org/festivalinfo.asp).
Lefse Fest: Scandinavian arts and crafts bazaar, kids’ costume parade, food, music, genealogy, entertainment, activities for children, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; maypole raising, 2 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Field, 120 Second Ave. N.E., Issaquah; free parking at Issaquah High School (425-313-0193 or ScandinavianFestivals.com).
Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Festival: Food from 15 vendors, performances by School of Taiko, Massive Monkees, children’s games, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Uwajimaya Seattle, 600 Fifth Ave. S., Seattle (206-624-6248 or www.uwajimaya.com/NatsuMatsuri2013_Seattle.html).
Hispanic Seafair Festival: Celebration of Hispanic culture with food, music and dancing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seafair.com).
Pista sa Nayon: Filipino food, information, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s games, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (pista.org).
Madeline McKenzie, email@example.com.