Water fun, Folklife and Mount Rainier | Community Corner
Activities for Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, 2014, include opening weekend of the season for Colman Pool and Seattle Water Spray Parks, the Kitsap Harbor Festival, and opening weekend of the season at many spots in Mount Rainier National Park.
Opening weekend of the season, outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lessons, lap swims, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 31-June 1, June 7-8, daily June 14-Sept. 1, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Northwest Folklife Festival: Music, dance, stories and art of the people of the Pacific Northwest, Discovery Zone kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family or group (206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org ).
Hydro Fever: Display of vintage unlimited hydroplanes and memorabilia, model hydro racing for kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent; free (206-764-9453 or www.hydromuseum.org ).
Seattle Water Spray Parks: Water spray parks open for the season Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Ballard Commons, Jefferson, John C. Little, Lower Judkins, Highland Park, Lake Union, Northacres, Pratt parks, Miller Community Center, Georgetown Playfield, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Family Science Weekend: Hands-on activities for all ages, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Kitsap Harbor Festival: Entertainment, market, seagull calling contest, KidZone, military vehicle display, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Kitsap Car Cruz, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton Marina, 707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard (kitsapharborfestival.org).
Mount Rainier National Park: Opening weekend of the season at Paradise Inn, Stevens Canyon Road, Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds, Box Canyon Picnic Area; roads cleared, snow on the ground at Paradise and other high elevations; Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project ongoing, construction delays up to 30 minutes throughout the summer, Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford; admission $15/vehicle, seven days, or $5/person by motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, on foot; camping fees vary (360-569-2211 or www.nps.gov/mora or www.visitrainier.com ).
Staycation: Display of rare and exotic automobiles, food trucks, wine available, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; free (425-488-1133 or ste-michelle.com).
Children’s Festival/Kodomo no Hi: Activities and performances celebrating the Japanese holiday to promote the happiness and healthy growth of children, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $5-$10, two children admitted free per paid adult admission (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com