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What to do this weekend

July 9th, 2010 · Comments

This is a big weekend of happenings around our neighborhood and nearby. So much to choose from:

The monthly Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk is Friday night from 6-9 p.m. Nearly three dozen businesses will host artists from a variety of mediums. Several restaurants and pubs will have specials, and some stores offer discounts during the artwalk.

Ballard Seafood Fest is one of the biggest events around these parts, drawing an estimated 60,000 people on Saturday and Sunday for music, arts and crafts, salmon, and, of course, the tradition lutefisk eating contest. Check out MyBallard for all the gory details.

The annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby returns to Green Lake on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s free – and so much fun – to watch from the shoreline as floating contraptions of all sizes and shapes take to the water to race (and hopefully not sink).

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting is 5th annual Summer Beer Taste from 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday in the lower parking lot. You’ll get 10 tastes of some of the best microbrews around (and hard cider, too) for $25 for PNA members and $30 for non-members. Designated drivers are just $10.

Half Price Books is holding its warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at 9241 Greenwood Ave. N. Everything is $3 or less.

Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct at 10049 College Way North is hosting its annual picnic from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. This is a chance for the community to meet local officers and tour the precinct. There’s food, activities, and entertainment for the kids.

Wallingford’s annual Kiddies Parade and Street Fair is Saturday. The parade is at 11 a.m. along 45th Street, with clowns, cute kids, drill teams and marching bands. The street fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, food, crafts, rides and activities. Our sister site, MyWallingford, is a parade sponsor. They’ll have a booth set up at the street fair, so please stop by and say hello to Marina!

On a more serious note, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants will be protesting at the zoo’s north entrance as attendees arrive for the zoo’s annual Jungle Party fundraiser on Friday. The protest will feature three girls “wearing only gray paint and elephant trunks and ears” beginning at 4 p.m. (And the zoo is closing early Friday, at 3 p.m., for the Jungle Party.)

If we’ve missed anything, please put a note in comments.