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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.