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Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Page updated at 05:00 a.m.
Community Corner: Jefferson Park Jubilee, Seafair fun
Jefferson Park Jubilee
Grand opening for renovated park, dedication ceremony with Taiko and Bon Odori performances, activities, food, demonstrations, performances reflecting the park and community's cultural history, skatepark, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friends of Olmsted Parks walking tours, 1 and 3 p.m.; concert with local bands, 4 p.m. Saturday; Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free, shuttle transportation from Beacon Hill Light Rail station available (www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson/park.htm).
Seafair Milk Carton Derby: Milk-container boats compete on Green Lake for prizes; shore activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (www.seafair.com/).
Pet-A-Palooza: Activities for all ages, Entertainment Stage, Kids Zone, agility demonstrations, pet adoptions, pet-related products and services, pets welcome, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (seattle.cbslocal.com/content-vertical/petapalooza-2012/).
Ballard SeafoodFest: Barbecued salmon and other seafood and food vendors, music, beer and wine gardens, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, sidewalk sale, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Market Street and Ballard Avenue, Seattle (206-784-9705 or www.seafoodfest.org).
Seattle Chinatown International District Dragon Fest: Chinese lion and dragon dances, martial-arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 Sunday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (www.seattledragonfest.com).
Kent Cornucopia Days: Sidewalk sale, carnival, soccer tournament, street fair, art show, 5K fun run/walk, inline skate and skateboard tournament, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, downtown Kent; dragon boat races, vendors, displays, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Lake Meridian, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (253-852-5466 or www.kcdays.com).
Mercer Island Summer Celebration: Crafts marketplace, food vendors, Kids Fun Zone inflatables, entertainment, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mercer Island Town Center; fireworks, 10 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Park (www.mercergov.org/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=61).
Ride for smoothies: Easy Riders 12 mile, easy pace ride on trails and in neighborhoods with snack stop, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Avenue North and North 110th Street, Seattle (206-523-6042 or www.cascade.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
For more community events, go to seattletimes.com/listings (search "community").
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