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Get Out: Weekend Planner July 29-31

Check our picks for the activities and hot spots to hit this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. 

Redmond Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-get-me-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit.

 

  • Where/When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at .
  • Why Go: If you're a fan of anything India, you'll want to check out this festival in Redmond going on this weekend. Enjoy the rare live musical performances, taste the traditional Indian cuisine, or check out some of the family-friendly performances. And while you're there, be sure to stop by our Patch booth to say hi and to grab some free patch swag!
  • Cost: Admission is free.

 

  • Where/When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at . (Enter through the main park entrance at 3650 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, and follow signs to the restoration site by the lake.)
  • Why Go: Idylwood Beach Park is one of the better parks along Lake Sammamish. Do your part this Saturday to help keep it that way at this volunteer work party. No experience is necessary. Gloves, tools, and other materials will be provided, as well as water and snacks. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and consider long pants and long sleeves for working in the blackberry bushes. All ages are welcome, although all volunteers under 18 must either be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cost: Free. Register here.

 

  • Where/When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Matthews Estate in Woodinville.
  • Why Go: This special summer event at the Matthews Estate will feature live music by MOJO, a local 17-piece modern jazz band. Pack a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and grab a spot on the lawn or forget the picnic and enjoy the food services of G&G Dogs, a gourmet vendor who sells locally-produced gourmet hot dogs and sausages.
  • Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can apply $5 of your ticket fee toward a glass or bottle of wine.

 


  • Where/When: 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at .
  • Why Go: If you're in the mood for some live music this Saturday night, you won't have to travel too far to hear it. Otto Pilot will be playing a free show at the Celtic Bayou in Redmond. The band is kind of an unknown, but Celtic Bayou usually books bands with a folk-blue grass, Celtic or Zydeco sound.
  • Cost: No cover.

 

  • Where/When: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the .
  • Why Go: This weekend, downtown Bellevue will be transformed into a massive hub of performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. More than 300 juried artists will be on site selling unique, handmade works of art—everything from jewelry and wearables to paintings and ceramics. And on top of all that, BAM will be offering free admission to all of the museum's galleries and a rich variety of free community programs, including the popular Kidsfair.
  • Cost: Admission is free.

 

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at in Kirkland.
  • Why Go: The Kirkland Classic Car Show comes to downtown Kirkland again this Sunday. Spectators can expect more than 500 hot rods and classic cars to ogle over all day long. In addition to the sweet rides, enjoy games, raffles, street vendors, and even live music. Stick around after the show for the trophy presentations starting at 3 p.m. More than 20 different classes will receive awards, plus five top awards, including Best Of Show.
  • Cost: Admission is free. Registration for car owners is $20.00.

 

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Museum of Flight.
  • Why Go: Visit the Museum of Flight this Sunday as it celebrates the U.S. Navy's Centennial of Flight. The Museum will host an exciting World War II Navy fighter aircraft flight demonstration followed by two naval aviation lectures from author and historian Ted Young, and Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly. After the lectures, be sure to catch the two navy Bearcat and Tigercat warbirds make their dramatic departures.
  • Cost: Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. The lectures are free with admission to the Museum.

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