Goat-see-do: Watch goats and their owners compete in foot races, obstacle courses, costume and other contests during the third annual Goatalympics, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The event is open to adults and kids, both goat and human type, and includes a raffle, silent auction and opportunities to adopt your own goat. It’s free but donations for New Moon Goat Rescue and Sanctuary are accepted. Get more information here.
Jetty: Explore and enjoy two miles of scenic beaches and trails during Jetty Island Days’ opening weekend. Score the bounty during a pirate’s treasure hunt at 11:30 a.m. and sail a sunset harbor cruise from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, gather around a native flute campfire at 7 p.m. Saturday or enter a volleyball tournament between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Free ferries run from 10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Sunday. Find out more in our story.
Razzle Dazzle: It’s opening weekend for the Village Theater production of “Chicago.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $24 to $53. Find out more here.
Pirates: Throw on a pirate costume and join the Seafair Pirates as they kick off the 64th annual Seafair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Alki Beach in Seattle. Shop, eat and dance with pirates, listen to live music and enter the kids in a pirate look-a-like contest. Get more information here.
Music Watch the Go-Go’s and B-52’s perform at the Tulalip Amphitheatre Friday (tickets from $25) or check out Pat Benatar’s “Girl’s Night Out!” ($45 to $65) at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Saturday. Check for ticket availability here.
Outdoors: Join kayakers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and others for four days of outdoor fun during Sky Fest from July 4 to 7 at the Wild Sky River House and Outdoor Adventure Center in Index. Watch fireworks, take a hike, compete for prizes and more. Find out more here.
History: Experience life in early Alderwood Manor during Heritage Park’s first summer open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lynnwood. View recreated historic rooms, vintage furnishing and artifacts from the 1930s in Wickers Museum or hop on Interurban Car No. 55 for a tour. Get more information here.
Outdoor movie: Head to Granite Falls’ Perrigoue Memorial Park on Jordan Road just off W. Stanley Street at dusk to catch “Madagascar 3” on a big screen under the stars during the free Flick at the Falls.
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.