Planes, cars, festivals and more weekend fun

On sea, in air: Watch hydroplane races and flying machines of all sorts, including vintage planes and the Air National Guard acrobatic team at the 64th annual Seafair Weekend. The three-day event is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Genesse Park at Lake Washington; $10 to $25. See the schedule of events here.

Car hopping: Check out more than 100 cars, trucks and motorcycles, and eat your way down Granite Avenue at Granite Falls’ 33rd annual Show N’ Shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free event will have food and craft vendors, a street fair, raffles and more. Find out more here.

Waterfront fest: The Mukilteo Waterfront Arts Festival featuring a juried art show, art to buy, entertainment and food is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo. There’s free admission and free parking. More information here.

Outdoor movies: There are several opportunities to watch a movie under the stars this weekend.

  • “Big Miracle” plays at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake on Friday. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. The movie starts at dusk. Learn more here.
  • “The Lorax” will play at Lake Tye Park in Monroe on Friday. Pre-show entertainment begins at 8 p.m. The movie starts at dusk. More.
  • “Back to the Future” will play in the field at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center on Friday. The movie begins at 9 p.m. More.
  • “Thunderstruck” will play at Perrigoue Memorial Park in Granite Falls on Friday. The movie starts at dusk. The park is on Jordan Road just off W. Stanley Street. More.
  • “Mary Poppins” plays at Jennings Park in Marysville on Saturday. The movie will begin around 9 p.m. More.

Mountain air: Head over to Index for a day of outdoor painting, live music and poetry readings, crafts and more at the city’s 10th annual Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. A bonus: Tour the recently renovated historic Bush House. Admission is free, but carpool if possible because parking is limited. More information here.

Fair time: Check out carnival rides, human and animal entertainment, fair food, exhibits and competitions at the Stanwood-Camano Community Fair. The three-day event costs $7 to $10 daily; carnival passes are $20 through Friday. Find out more here.

Outdoor concerts:There are several options to take the family to a free and local concert this weekend.

  • Danny Vernon will perform as Elvis at North Creek sports field No. 3 in Bothell on Friday. The show is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More information.
  • Luc and the Lovingtons will perform world music at Port Gardner Landing in Everett on Saturday. The show is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More information.
  • Northwest folk due Reilly and Maloney will perform at Port Gardner Landing in Everett on Sunday. The show is from 2 to 4 p.m. More information.
  • The instrumental Around the Sound Community Band will perform at City Park in Edmonds on Sunday. The show is from 3 to 4 p.m. More information.

Out of the park:Kids can meet two of the Everett AquaSox players and grill them for tips on becoming a professional baseball player at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The pair will read stories and answer questions in Spanish and English. Call 360-794-7851 for more information.

Work your mind out: A Right Brain Aerobics class with lectures, interactive exercises, and suggestions is at the Mukilteo Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Preregister and get more information here.

Castaway: Check out a theater production of “An Epic Parody: Gilligan’s Island,” with showings on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 to $10. Find out more here.

Rooting around: Saturday is the final day of the American Roots Music Series from 6 to 8 p.m. at Deception Pass State Park, 41020 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. The concert features A Moment in Time, a Seattle African-American a cappella gospel quartet. It’s free, but a Discover Pass is required to park. More information here.

Shorts from the swamp: Kidstage Entertainment will feature a free performance of excerpts from Village Theatre’s “Shrek the Musical” at noon on Friday. Find out more here.

History: Tour a trolley and historic buildings Heritage Park in Lynnwood. There will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Find out more here.

Park for free: Visit any Washington State Park fee-free on Sunday. It’s one of 12 days a year that vehicles will not be required to display a Discover Pass for park access. Details here.

Haggle: Visit the “Mother of All Garage Sales” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Everett. The sale features more than 100 households and has attracted thousands of yard salers. More information 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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