7 ideas for weekend fun

  • Herald staff
  • Friday, August 19, 2011 11:07am
  • Life

Fresh Paint: See artists at work Saturday and Sunday on the Everett waterfront. In its 15th year, Fresh Paint brings a variety of artists to the entire length of Everett’s Marina. The weekend also features a variety of other events, including the North Sound Cruise-In, hosted by the Everett Yacht Club; the Rudders and Wheels classic boat and car show from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday; a glass sea-float hunt on Saturday on Jetty Island and more. Find details in our story here.

“Gilligan’s Island” live: The Snohomish Theater Project has created an over-the-top parody of the classic television show. The outdoors performance is Friday and Saturday in Snohomish. The show is free, but you’ll want to bring your own chairs and blankets. Read our story about it here.

Island County Fair: The fair runs through Sunday in Langley. The focus is on farm education, and you’ll find plenty of info on farm life, including livestock and crops, baking and canning. You’ll also find all the fair standards, including a carnival, art and music. Check out our story, including some suggestions on free events to attend, here.

Snohomish Taste of Music: Hear live music from more than 50 artists this weekend in Snohomish. The free event also includes opportunities for dining and shopping. And, if that’s not enough music for you, for $10 you can choose among 27 additional performances. You can find our story here.

Dahlia show: The Snohomish County Dahlia Society present its 102nd annual dahlia show, featuring more than 2,000 blooms entered for competition, a dahlia photography competition, and advice and handouts about growing dahlias. The free show is Saturday and Sunday at Forest Park. Read more about dahlias and the show in our story here.

World Trade Center beam in parade: Four Arlington firefighters drove to New York to collect a piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center. The steel beam is set to be incorporated in a memorial at the downtown fire station. The firemen, with the steel in tow, plan to drive down Olympic Avenue shortly after noon Saturday and people are asked to come out for the welcome home parade.

Watch the Aquasox: The team begins their final homestand of the season on Sunday. The game against Eugene begins at 4:05 p.m. Find more details or buy tickets on the team’s website.

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