What's on tap for some fun this weekend? Here are some of our picks. If you know of something awesome we missed, tell us in the comments or add it to the community calendar.
Thursday, July 26
This one's for the adults, so leave the kids at home and play a little grown up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the grounds of . Click the link above for full details and ticket info.
If leaving the little ones is not an option (or you want them to get in the action with you) Sammamish's summer concerts at are great for families. Tonight the music will be provided by the Craig Terrill Band. Click the link above for the 411.
Friday, July 27
Tomorrow the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the diversity of incredible India begins, sponsored in part by the in Sammamish. It is a FREE outdoor festival held at the Redmond City Hall campus, drawing around 20,000 attendees over a glorious summer weekend. Check out details of the three-day event at the link above, and see our
Saturday, July 28
Ready for some more fun at Pine Lake Park? The Seattle Shakespeare company will present this tale, for free. Jealousy and suspicion tear at the heart of King Leontes, a man who seems to have everything, but what will he do at the end? The event is free; just click the link above for all the details.
John L. Scott, which has recently remodeled its Sammamish location, is inviting families out to enjoy bouncy castles, barbecue, and a family safety day.
Idylwood Beach Park, on the opposite shore of Lake Sammamish, is the setting for this free outdoor movie series sponsored by the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee for a free movie. Saturday's show is The Help, rated PG-13.
The "dog days" of summer get a head start at Juanita Beach this weekend, so if you have a well-behaved pooch 6 months old or older, head over for games, contests, demos, and live music and entertainment. Even if you don't have a dog, the dressed up pups in the dog walk are a hoot to watch.
Sunday, July 29
May we propose a little local art appreciation on the way to the beach or hike? In artEAst's newest exhibition, in fun or with serious purpose, these artists employed sleight of hand to amuse, delight, and make viewers think.
If you plan a trip west to Bellevue, don't miss this annual arts fair that will take over for the weekend with tons of artists and exhibitors as the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair, the 6th Street Fair and the Bellevue Festival of Arts -- converge July 27-29 to bring arts, crafts and music and 300,000 visitors to downtown Bellevue.