Strawberries, art, jousting and more weekend fun

Strawberries: The Marysville Strawberry runs through Sunday, with a carnival, market, parades, fireworks and, of course, strawberry shortcake. For even more strawberries, the Biringer Strawberry Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Arlington with U-pick fields, pony rides and lots of other family-friendly fun. Get the details on both events in our story here.

Live music A singer songwriter showcase with performers Shannon Stephens, Tomo Nakayama and Cami Lundeen is at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Anchor Tavern in Everett. Find out more about the show and the musicians here. Get tickets here.

For art lovers: The Edmonds Arts Festival is Friday through Sunday. More than 240 artists will sell their fine arts and crafts. There will also be food vendors and fun for kids. Get more details in our story here.

In honor of Dad: Sunday is Father’s Day. So, Dad gets a pass to do whatever he wants, of course. If he like cars, he might enjoy an event meant just for him. The Father’s Day celebration in Monroe includes a car show, pageant, music, soda fountain, beer, wine and more. Read more about it here.

Garden art: The Schack’s latest exhibit, “Art of Garden” is now open. It features more than 40 regional artists. The exhibit includes a variety of mediums, and artwork for display indoors or out. Read more here.

Meet an astronaut: NASA astronaut Mike Foreman will present a talk from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. Admission is free. Foreman will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. For more information, click here.

Jousting: The Seattle Knights will present two jousting shows on Saturday at the Rhodes River Ranch in Oso. You’ll see jousting and plenty of choreographed stage combat, with real weapons. You’ll also get to enjoy dinner from the Ranch’s restaurant. Get more information here.

Get active: A Youth Fitness Expo is Saturday at McCollum Park in Everett. Kids can get information on a ton of activities. Kids can race on or simply try out the BMX track at the park. Get more information here.

For hikers: Craig Romano, a prolific Washington state guidebook author, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the Everett Firefighters hall. He will focus on day hiking the Columbia River Gorge. The event is the monthly program meeting for the Pilchuck Audubon Society. Get more information here.

Horses: All Breed Equine Rez-Q has an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The event will raise awareness about rescue groups in the area. There will be demonstrations with horses at liberty, games, raffles and more. Get more details here.

NW Grind: Two skateboarding and scooter competitions are this weekend. The first is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Arlington Skate Park. The second is Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lake Tye Skate Park in Monroe. Check out NW Grind’s website for details or to register.

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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