Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest, more | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of July 12-13, 2014, include the Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest, Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Kent Cornucopia Days, Mercer Island Summer Celebration and Ballard Seafood Fest.
Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest
Cultural performances including lion and dragon dances, taiko drumming, martial- arts demonstrations, historic walking tours, Asian market, $2 food walk at local restaurants, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S. and surrounding area, Seattle (seafair.com).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby: 100 milk-carton boats of all shapes and designs compete, Stand Up Paddleboard Competition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle (seafair.com).
Know Before You Go: Burke Museum Summer Festival: Get ready for summer vacation, learn how to read a map, where to go birding or celebrate the Native cultures of the Northwest, how to press plants, pin bugs, or pitch a tent, talks on camping with kids, geologic forces and navigation, with food trucks, musical performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/).
Kent Cornucopia Days: Vendors, carnival, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, parade 2 p.m. Saturday; dragon boat races 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (www.kcdays.com).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration: Entertainment, children’s fun zone, boat rides, Family Fun Run, fireworks, car show, food, arts and crafts vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street; some events at Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Town Center (www.misummercelebration.com).
Ballard SeafoodFest: Music, local brews, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, seafood. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Ballard, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (www.seafoodfest.org).
World Cup at Seattle Public Library: World Cup soccer on the big screen, doors open 11:30 a.m., seating first-come, first-served, food available for purchase, noon Sunday, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; also, noon Sunday, Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. (206-386-1980); and noon Sunday, High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle (206-684-7454); free (206-386-4103 or www.spl.org).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com.