Seattle Weekend Staycation Itinerary, July 26th-28th

This weekend’s schedule is so jam-packed with attractions and boasts such a stellar weather forecast that there is no reason to venture out of town if you’re seeking excitement in the greater Seattle area.  Whether you’re in the mood to get a good jog in, peruse a few arts and crafts stalls, wow crowds with your vocals, rock out with Capitol Hill‘s hipsters, bust out that Scottish jig you’ve been working on or come face to face with a 60ft inflatable Seafair pirate, this weekend’s roundup has something to offer everyone…

Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party, Bennion & Deville
Photo via www.nadamucho.com

(Fri-Sun) Music festival, food, art, vendors. Pike/Pine corridor.  Performing artists include: Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk and Hey Marseilles. www.capitolhillblockparty.com

Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade

Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com
Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com

(Saturday) Run starts at 6:30 pm followed by Parade, and pirates! Parade kicks off a long list of Seafair festivities! www.seafair.com

 

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

(Fri-Sun) Outdoor arts and crafts fair, music, food.  www.bellevuefest.org

Photo via www.bellevuearts.org
Photo via www.bellevuearts.org

BAM Arts Fair

(Fri-Sun) One of the largest and most prestigious art festivals in the region.  Featuring over 300 juried artists booths, performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. www.bellevuearts.org

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

(Fri-Sun) Athletics, instrumentals, national dancing, Scottish foods, pubs, Celtic Arts showcases, artisans musicians and performers. www.sshga.org

Photo via www.sshga.com
Photo via www.sshga.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Stevens Aquafest

(Fri-Sun) Featuring Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, boat parade, car show, sports tournaments, food, drink, and entertainment. www.aquafest.org

Renton River Days

(Fri-Sun) Family festival and celebration of community.  Art show, market, food, parade, stage entertainment, kid activities at Liberty Park and parade. www.rentonriverdays.org

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Organized overnight community fundraising walk to raise money for cancer. www.relayforlife.org

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-Bennion & Deville, Fine Homes Inc.

Spring Is Here (finally)

A list of our picks for Seattle’s finest spring-time offerings…

Today Marks the first day of Spring, so to celebrate we’ve started compiling a list of some of the best of Seattle in the spring.

Take note of when the University of Washington’s famed cherry blossom lined quad will hit their full and spectacular bloom.  Pack a picnic, and canoodle under a canopy of pink.

canopy of pink

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (April 1-30, 2013) calls for pulling on your rainboots, bringing along your best lens, and trekking it out to Mt Vernon to join the crowds in marvelling as millions of tulips burst into bloom on farms scattered through the valley.

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Spring Skiing!  Seattlites can reap the benefits of being just a quick jaunt from two fabulous ski resorts well into the spring season with Snoqualmie Pass just a 45 minute drive from Downtown Seattle and Stevens Pass just 78 miles East of Seattle is also part of the beautiful cascade loop and may offer more snow further into spring as it is the higher of the two! Both are an easy day trip, or even half day trip given their proximity to the city, and well worth the trek for a couple of runs on a brighter spring day.
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Late Spring (beginning of May) brings the 39 year Seattle tradition of Duck Dodge back to the Lake Union waters and provides for many a capture-worthy photo moment on Tuesday nights as they line their boats up to party as the sun sets behind Queen Anne Hill .  Lucky enough to get out on the water and actually take part?…check the official 2013 Duck Dodge schedule to scan the rules and get the scoop on what kind of costume to don before ducking and dodging your way across the lake.
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...To be continued