From active sports like swimming and paddling to leisure pursuits like festivals and garage sales, it’s all about being outdoors as temperatures near 80.
Northwest Paddling Festival: Meet paddle experts, test out a boat or paddle board, SUP jousting, kayak polo exhibition, swap meet, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah; $7 (206-634-0911 or northwestpaddlingfestival.com).
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All Things Saturn: Planetarium show on Saturn, the ringed wonder of the solar system; if the sky is clear, telescopes available, 8 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day: Communitywide sale at 200 locations Saturday (westseattlegaragesale.com).
Pike Place Market Flower Festival: Flower vendors line the Pike Place cobblestone street, kids’ Mother’s Day card-making, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org).
Wild Waves Theme Park: Rides only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and May 16-17, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99, parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
Mounger Pool: Opening for the season, outdoor pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Saturday-Sunday, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/mounger.htm).
Ride around Lake Sammamish: Cascade Bicycle Club 34 mile ride, leisurely and moderate pace groups, 11 a.m. Sunday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (cascade.org/node/20857).
State Parks free day: Discover Pass not required to visit any Washington State Park Sunday (parks.wa.gov).