On the water: The Edmonds Waterfront Festival is 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Port of Edmonds Marina. There will be children's activities, arts and crafts, music, a beer garden and a classic yacht show. Admission is $3, free for ages 12 and younger. More at www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.
Small-town fun: Darrington Day is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at locations around the town. Smokey the Bear, lively local musicians, aspiring artists and a hometown hero are among the guests expected during the event. The fun includes tours of the Hampton Lumber Mill; kids’ activities at the library; book signing at Mountain Loop Books and Coffee; archery lessons at the Darrington Archery Range; and the Whitehorse Farmers Market Garden Swap and Shop. Learn more at www.darringtonwatourism.com.
Plan your big day: The self-guided Snohomish Wedding Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be 21 Snohomish area venues to visit, wedding professionals to meet, food and cake to sample and more. Get more info in our story here.
Anime: Check out the free Japanese Anime Arts Festival at Everett Community College on Friday and Saturday. There will be drawing demonstrations, tea ceremonies, film screenings and more. Get more details in our story here.
Hands-on: Kids (and big kids) can enjoy Touch-A-Truck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Monroe Christian School, 1009 W. Main St., Monroe. There will be construction, police and other vehicles plus face-painting, pony rides and more. A horn-free hour is from 10 to 11 a.m. for kids with special needs. More in at www.mcstouchatruck.com.
Climb a tree: Ascend high into the canopy of an oak or maple tree from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Doleshel Park, 9028 67th Ave. Participants will join Katie Oakley to inch your way up the rope system into the leaves and experience a tree in a whole new way. Cost is $30. Equipment and helmets provided. Climbing is for ages 14 and older; ages 6 to 13 can climb with a registered adult. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Marysville Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 360-363-8400.
All about pugs: Seattle Pug Rescue's 20th annual Pug Gala is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe. There will be a parade of rescued pugs, raffles, pug talent show and agility. Dogs get in free, but only pugs and pug mixes permitted. For more, go to www.seattlepugs.org.
Pancake Art: Transform everyday pancakes into pieces of art in this workshop by Brek Nebel, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Jennings Memorial Park in Marysville. Nebel's pancakes have been featured in the Huffington Post, The Chew and on the Meredith Vieira show. Cost is $25 for ages 16 and older; ages 4 to 15 can attend with a registered adult. Bring a flat electric griddle, mixing bowl, spoon and spatula. Advance registration required. Sponsored by Marysville Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 360-363-8400.
Drink up: The Aloha Brewfest is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Mobius Hall at the UW-Bothell campus, 18115 Campus Way NE. Seventeen breweries will offer beers with an aloha spirit, including Big E Ales, Diamond Knot and SnoTown Brewery. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at door and they include a souvenir tasting glass and seven tasting tokens. Get more info and tickets at www.alohabrewfest.org.
Flowers: See Japanese flower arrangements from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at 15720 Main Street, Mill Creek. An Ikenobo group will show their creation local masters. There will be more than 25 fresh flower arrangements. You can also learn Japanese flower arranging at 2 p.m. in a free one-hour lesson and demonstration. Get more info here.
Glitter: Check out burlesque, sparkles, drag queens, hula hoops and more at Space Madness at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Austin Grill in Everett. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Get more info and tickets here.