Bring the pooch: Poochapalooza is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville. The big dog party includes features such as a runway show, a flying disc championship and a dog dancing demonstration. Root for your favorite pooch as he or she competes for awards in the “Best Kisser,” “Best Costume,” “Wackiest Pet Trick” categories or digs deep to try to win the dog’s pie-eating contest. There are also vendors and rescue booths. Entry is $5. For more information, click here.
Art in Mukilteo: The Mukilteo Waterfront Arts Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo. The festival includes more than 45 artists booths offering photography, paintings, glass art, jewelry and wearable art. There will also be a wood carving demonstration. The festival also has food vendors and live entertainment and face painting for kids. For more information, click here.
Art By the Bay: This fine arts and live music festival features more than 100 juried artists and crafts people, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Fun in Arlington: The Arlington Fly-in continues through Sunday. There is an air show at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A car show and the Arlington Street Fair are on Saturday. There will also be plane rides, B-17 tours, jet simulator rides, exhibits, workshops, activities for kids and food booths. Find more details in our story here.
Fun in Mill Creek: The Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event includes a main stage of bands that play music as varied as Elvis and steel drums. There will also be dancers, drama and martial arts. The festival has a kids corner where kids can tumble, play tennis and see a magic act. There will also be artists both with handcrafted items. To top it off, there’s a beer and wine garden and a pet plaza that includes a performance by Puget Sound DockDogs with canine jumpers leaping into a 50-foot pool. To learn more, click here.
Fun in Sultan: The Sultan Summer Shindig is from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at First and Main streets at River Park, Sultan. A carnival opens the 29th annual festival that pays tribute to Sultan’s past. There’s a grand parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a fast-paced logger’s contest at 1 p.m.; the shindig includes a car show, live entertainment and a street fair. For more information, read our story here.
“You shall not pass!” The Historic Everett Theatre is showing the extended versions of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. This weekend it’s “The Two Towers.” The film shows at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The final movie in the trilogy will be shown next weekend. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for seniors and military.
Fun for kids: The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville, is offering kids a chance to make chalk pots on Saturday. Kids can get creative with clay pots by painting them with chalkboard paint and, when they dry, decorate — and redecorate — with colorful chalk. The cost is $5 and registration is required or call 360- 652-3351.
Steal gardening ideas: Two garden tours are this weekend. First up, the Master Gardeners tour on Saturday in Everett and Lake Stevens. Four gardens will be open for you to tour and get inspiration. You’ll need to get tickets in advance. Find the details in our story here. Second up, the Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It features gardens in Edmonds and Woodway. Find details in our story here.
Cheer: You’d have to get up early to see the start, but it should be a fun time. The Lake Stevens Ironman is on Saturday. The grueling race starts at 6:30 a.m. with a swim in Lake Stevens. A biking and running portion follow. Find more details here.
Find a new ride: Kids grow fast. Bikes don’t grow. Find your kid a new bike at a bike swap on Sunday. If you bring in a outgrown bike, you can trade it for a large model. Some kids’ bikes may have a small cost, depending upon the value of the trade-in. Adult bikes will also be for sale. Bring cash. Find more details in our story here.
Plan ahead: See what else is coming up in Splash, our summer guide.
Dine in style: Take a look at our recent dining reviews to find something delicious.
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