Bullriding, festivals, food, music, more weekend fun

8 seconds: See professional bull riders go up against 1,800-pound animals Saturday and Sunday at Comcast Arena. Find all the details in our story here.

Bring your appetite: The Taste of Edmonds is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find a lot of food, of course, but also music, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden and activities for children. For Friday until 3 p.m., admission is free. Otherwise it’s $3 for everyone over 12. Find details in our story here.

At the marina:The 12th Street Basin at the Everett Marina will be teeming with live music, children’s activities and pirates during a three-day celebration Friday through Sunday. Learn more in our story here.

On the river: The Stillaguamish Festival of the River is Friday to Sunday in Arlington. There will be music, a pow wow with dancing and drumming by tribal groups from throughout the region, environmental exhibits and interpretive walks, a logging show, lots of children’s entertainment and activities, performances by the New Old Time Chautauqua circus troupe and sales of American Indian crafts, traditional alder-baked salmon dinner and other food. Find details in our story here.

Arts and more: Marysville’s HomeGrown Festival features lots of one-of-a kind handmade crafts such as soap, clothing, jewelry, fused glass, paintings, flowers and produce, along with food and live entertainment. The festival is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday along Third Street, east of State Avenue in downtown Marysville.

Get dirty: Young gardeners can make “dirt babies” and then take them home and watch as their hair grows out of control. The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday* at The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville. Registration is required at www.ThePlantFarm.com/kidsclub or call 360-652-3351; $5 per child.

Tour Pilchuck Glass School: The school opens its private Stanwood campus once each summer. On Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., you’ll have a chance to watch hot glass demonstrations by renowned glass artists, take a tour, browse glass art that will be for sale only during this event, and participate in hands-on glass activities. Live music and food and beverage concessions will also be available. Click here for more information.

Meet the author: Jess Walter, author of the hugely successful book “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” plans to speak and sign books at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Walter’s most recent book, “Beautiful Ruins,” is described as being an intricately plotted, upbeat tragicomedy of stardom and unrequited love set in Hollywood, but grounded in the events of a 1962 Italian movie set.

See the Hawks: The Seahawks play an exhibition game this weekend. They face the Titans, with former Hawk Matt Hasselbeck and former UW star Jake Locker. The game is at 7 p.m. in Seattle. You can see it on Fox, Channel 13. Read about how Hasselbeck and Locker are working out as teammates and how it feels to be heading back to Seattle in our story here.

Plan ahead: See what else is coming up in Splash, our summer guide.

Dine in style: Take a look at our recent dining reviews to find something delicious.

* Correction, August 10, 2012: This article originally listed an incorrect date for this event.

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