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Originally published Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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Festivals, rockets, boats and cars | Community Corner

Community events for the weekend of July 5-6, 2014, include the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival, Model Rocketry Day, the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and Return to Renton Car Show.


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Wallingford Family Parade and Festival

Parade, 11 a.m., North 45th Street from Interlake Avenue North to Bagley Avenue North, Seattle; marketplace, food vendors, kids games and bouncy houses, entertainment, beer/wine/small bites garden, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Playground Park, 50th Avenue North and North Meridian Street, Seattle (visitwallingford.org).

Model Rocketry Day: Model-rocketry exhibits, lectures, launches, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $5 model rocket for parent/child to launch, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

Star parties: Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes for viewing the sky and information for all ages, weather permitting, 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, south of the Bathhouse Theater, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (www.seattleastro.org).

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: Vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, toy-boat building, skill demonstrations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; free (cwb.org/events/festival/).

Lavender U-Pick: Up to 14 varieties of lavender to cut, $4-$6/bundle; lavender wands, wreaths, sachets, culinary lavender, lavender cookies available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and July 12-13, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).

Concerts at the Locks: Outdoor concerts, Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players, 2 p.m. Saturday; Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).

Bicycle Sunday: Bicycle or walk along boulevard closed to motorized traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/).

Westlake Family Fun Day: Bouncy house for kids, music, games, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Tanabata Festival: Origami-making and wish writing, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Return to Renton Car Show: Car show, entertainment, food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (GoRenton.com).

Madeline McKenzie, mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.



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