Pirates, goats and more weekend fun

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.

Want to see photos from past events? Check out our galleries from the 2011 and 2012 games.

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.

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