Gear Up: Get ready for a summer full of outdoor activities at Gear Up, an outdoor expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Comcast in Everett. There will be a ton of speakers and vendors all weekend long. Find more details here.
Plant flowers: Volunteers are invited to help plant flowers along Mukilteo Boulevard near Forest Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. There is a shuttle to the event. Click here to get the details.
For modern brides: The Snohomish Wedding Tour is on Sunday at 18 locations in Snohomish. You can meet photographers, caterers and much more. The event connects to modern technology with Pinterest, Twitter and more. Get all the details here.
Help out on trails: National Trails Day is Saturday. Get out and help maintain trails so you can enjoy them all summer, guilt free. We have a roundup of events here.
Go outside: Day use for all state parks is free on Saturday. Normally, visitors are required to display a trails pass. The free day is in conjuction with National Trails Day.
Cool art, cheap: The Schack will have an artist's garage sale on Saturday in Everett. More than 100 artists' work, including some pieces with minor imperfections, will be available for affordable prices. Art will include glass, paintings, photos, mixed media and more. Details are here.
Garden stuff, cheap: The Snohomish County Master Gardeners offer a garage sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at McCollum Park. All sorts of garden-related items will be available for sale. More info is here.
On the water: The Edmonds Waterfront Festival has dance and swing music, a reptile show, free fishing, a giant slide, a bungee trampoline and outrageous yachts to help you pretend you're a millionaire. The festival is Friday to Sunday in Edmonds. Get more info here.
Get Movin': Kickoff events are Saturday in Lynnwood, Marysville and Everett for the annual program that encourages kids to stay physically active. Read about it here.
Cute animals: Longnecker's Alpaca Farm at 9506 131st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. They will be shearing alpacas, and visitors will get a chance to meet some of the animals. You can also shop their store for alpaca fiber. Get more info here.
Mini hydroplanes: The Silver Lake Hydroplane Races are from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 W. Silver Lake Road, Everett. You can watch the races and get a free pit pass to see boats up-close. There will be food available for purchase.
For pug lovers: The Seattle Pug Rescue's Pug Gala is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Fairgrounds. There will be a parade of rescue pugs, raffles, pug talent show, agility and more; admission $5 to $10; ages 5 and younger and dogs get in free, but only pugs and pug mixes are permitted. More details here.
Plan ahead: See more of what's coming in Splash, our annual guide to summer events.
More things to do: Check out our new, improved calendar for more upcoming events in and around Snohomish County.
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