Garden party, bike swap, get outside, more weekend fun

Sorticulture: Everett’s annual garden party is from Friday to Sunday at Legion Park. Get all the information you need here. We also have a map of vendors here.

Swap your bike: Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop offers a Kids Bike Swap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Does your kid need a bigger bike, want a better bike or just want a different bike? Bring your kid and their bike to the Kids Bike swap and see what they have. Sharing Wheels is in the alley at 2531 Broadway in Everett. For more information, go to sharingwheels.org or call 425-252-6952.

Go outside, for free: All state parks are free on Saturday and Sunday. Normally, a Discover Park pass is required for parking. The free days are in honor of National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday. Click here for events planned in state parks. Also, the weather is expected to be gorgeous.

At the marinas: National Marina Day is on Saturday. Edmonds and Everett both have events planned.

  • The Port of Everett has events planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Waterfront Center at 1205 Craftsman Way. Boats will be on display, free safety inspections will be offered and a variety of seminars are planned. There will also be events for kids and a beer garden at Scuttlebutt. Click here to learn more.
  • The Port of Edmonds will be celebrating at the public plaza near the guest moorage area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can learn boating skills, including how to stay safe and protect the environment. Learn more here.

Taste wine: The “Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walk” is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Snohomish. Bring your own glass. Various shops will feature wines to taste and many shops will stay open late so visitors can browse. Click here for more information.

Meet the author: William Dietrich will visit Uppercase Bookshop in Snohomish from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday to sign copies of his latest book, “The Barbed Crown.” The book is fast-paced historical fiction. Get more information here.

Look up: A star party is from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at Harborview Park in Everett. The Everett Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up to view sky objects, such as Venus, Mercury, Saturn, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. The event is free, and targeted at those 6 years old and older. Dress warm, the park can be windy.

Meet a joey: Learn about kangaroos and see a real joey at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Snohomish Library. The program includes a Q&A and time for photos. All ages are welcome, although quiet is required so kids need to be able to follow that rule. The library is at 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish.

Car show: The Downtown Arlington Show ‘n’ Shine starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Car buffs will show off their vintage cars. Click here for details.

Live music Northern Sound Choirs will present its women’s choir, Sonus Boreal, in the annual spring concert on Sunday in Arlington. Sonus Boreal is an adult women’s choir founded in 2010 by former high school students of director Hunt. The students reunited on Facebook and used social networking to build their choir. Read more here.

More live music The Everett Chorale performs its tribute to choral classics, traditional American folk songs, spirituals, and sacred and secular songs in “An American Sampler” on Sunday at Everett Performing Arts Center. Read more here.

Laugh: Everett Comedy Night is at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Emory’s on Silver Lake. The stand-up show features local and touring comedians. Learn more here.

Go fishing: A youth fishing derby is Saturday at Cama Beach from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lessons and contests. No parking pass or license required on Saturday. More information is 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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