Hot dog eating, car shows and more weekend fun

Lighthouse Festival: Take the family down to the waterfront for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival beginning today. The three-day event features a hot dog eating contest, parade, salmon bake, fishing derby, inflatables for kids and more. Find out more here.

Birds: See and learn about all things avian at Puget Sound Bird Fest. It’s three days of outings, lectures and hands-on experiences beginning at tonight at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. More information here.

Football: It’s opening day for high school football season. See what games are going on in your area on our new football page at www.heraldnet.com/football.

Cars: You have two options to see more than 300 classic cars this weekend.

  • There will be cars, a Scuttlebutt beer garden, live music and more at the free Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Car Show on Saturday. More.
  • See classic cars on Sunday at the Edmonds Classic Car Show. There will be games, giveaways and crafts from Radio Disney Seattle. More.

Fish: Check out koi and water gardens at the 22nd annual Koi Show in Bothell beginning tomorrow. Fish viewing is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be auctions, raffles and sales too. More information here.

Weddings: A wedding expo for gay and lesbian couples is Sunday at Embassy Suites in Lynnwood. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free for couples. Find out more here.

Fair: Didn’t get enough of the fair? The Washington State Fair begins today in Puyallup with more animals, contest and carnival fun. Admission is $9 to $12.50. More information here.

Planes: The Flying Heritage Collection will re-enact the Battle of Britain on Saturday. More information here.

Music Here’s what going on locally in music this weekend.

  • Hear classic country songs at the Historic Everett Theatre’s Hometown Hootenany on Saturday. More.
  • Bob Strickland &Friends Jazz Jam will perform at Prohibition Gastropub on Saturday. Details at 425-258-6100.

Corn: Get organic veggies, local sweet corn and more at the Garden Treasures Corn and Salsa Roast Festival on Saturday. Find out more here.

Hawaiian: Head to Seattle Center for leis, live music and more at Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Sunday. The free festival features Hawaiian art, food, including a new musubi eating contest this year, and more.

More things to do: Check out our new, improved calendar for more upcoming events in and around Snohomish County.

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