It is hard to believe, but the first weekend of September is here. What happened to summer? Well, the weather channel says that the temperature this weekend will be 78 – 81 degrees. Perfect time to be somewhere by the water (Green Lake, Lake Union, Lake Washington and Ballard Locks just to name a few options), take a boat trip or… just relax in your back yard and fire up the grill. If you want to be out and about there are many fun things to do in Seattle this weekend.
Bumbershoot – Seattle’s Music and Arts festival
When: Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, 2011
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: ticket info
Festival is very popular and finding parking space can be tricky. You may want to consider public transportation: Bumbershoot Shuttle (shuttles leave every 20 minutes starting at Northgate at 10 a.m. and Seattle Center at 10:32 a.m. Last shuttle leaves Seattle Center at 11:32 p.m. each day); King County Metro (keep in mind that reduced service will be in effect on Sunday and Monday) and Monorail (Monorail runs every 10 minutes between Seattle Center and Westlake Center. Extended hours during the festival: 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
Seattle Celebrating Life Dragon Boat Festival
When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Stan Sayres Memorial Park3808 Lake Washington Blvd S Seattle, WA 98118
Cost: FREE to watch
STG Presents… Paramount Theatre Tour
When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre911 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101
When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Art/Not Terminal Gallery2045 Westlake Ave Seattle, WA 98121
Summer Sunday Chef Demos – free cooking demonstrations by local chefs
Where: Pike Place Market (Market tent)1st Ave and Pike St Seattle, 98101
And, of course, there are tours!
For those who travel: info about traffic during Labor Day weekend