Festivals and swimming | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of June 21-22, 2014, include SAM Family Festival, Fremont Solstice Celebration, the Marysville Strawberry Festival and Meeker Days.
SAM Family Festival
In celebration of “Modernism in the Pacific Northwest” exhibit, art making, tours for kids, performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.50-$19.50, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3137 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Fremont Solstice Celebration: Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. Saturday; Fair vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Dog Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; free (fremontfair.org).
Seattle beaches: Open for the season, lifeguards on duty, swimming lessons available, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).
Summer Solstice Pet Adopt-a-Thon: Half off pet-adoption fees, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 25 percent off adoption fees 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Humane Society of Seattle/King County, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or www.seattlehumane.org).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center: Open for the season, outdoor leisure pool with wave machine, water spray play, water slides and six-lane lap pool; public swims, lessons, water exercise, daily, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living).
Seattle Parks Jefferson Horticulture Open House: Tour greenhouse that grows plants for park and city landscapes, learn about heavy equipment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Parks Natural Resource Unit, Jefferson Park, 1600 S. Dakota St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/horticulture).
Marysville Strawberry Festival: Arts and crafts market in the Park, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; car show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; carnival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, kiddies parade, 6 p.m., grand parade followed by fireworks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marysville (360-659-7664 or maryfest.com).
Meeker Days: Entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, antique tractor display, dog lounge, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com).
Madeline McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org.