Between South Lake Union Block Party, Taste Edmonds and Kirkland Summerfest, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the sun around the region this weekend.
The South Lake Union Block Party hosts food trucks, a beer garden, live music, local businesses and organizations, and art activities for all ages on Friday, Aug. 10. Festivities start at noon with performances from five Seattle bands from 4 to 11 p.m. The event benefits Plymouth Housing Group’s work to end homelessness. The South Lake Union Line Streetcar is a great way to get to the celebration, with easy connection from Metro or Sound Transit
The 36th annual Taste Edmonds has all the food, music, vendors, rides and fun from years past, plus a new layout and expanded 21+ Garden, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12. There’s Kid Zone bounce houses, entertainment and activities, and covered seating with a stage near the food vendors. The new 21+ Garden includes a stage, games, food trucks, a Beer Tent, Irish Tavern and Wine Tent.
The $3 admission charge benefits Edmonds Chamber of Commerce community activities. Free parking and shuttle-bus service from Edmonds-Woodway High School provide easy access to the festival site.
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Kirkland Summerfest offers beer and wine gardens and an arts festival Friday
South Lake Union Block Party
Time: noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10
Location: South Lake Union Discovery Center and surrounding area, Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle
More info: slublockparty.com
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10-12
Cost: $3/day, $5/weekend, ages 12 and younger free, festival only; $9/day, $20/weekend, festival and 21+ Garden
Location: Civic Center Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds
More info: tasteedmonds.com
Beer Garden and Main Stage: 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10-12; $40/weekend, $15/after 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, other times free admission
Street Fair: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; KidZone Saturday-Sunday only; free
Location: Marina Park and downtown Kirkland
More info: kirklandsummerfest.com