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What’s Good This Weekend | Aug. 18–21

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What’s Good This Weekend | Aug. 18–21

Baby goats, Dance 'til Dusk, Polynesian Fest and more!

August 18, 2016

Experience taking a trip around the world, from the islands of Polynesia to a Viking village — all while staying in Seattle. Also, who's down to drink beer and hang out with baby goats? Check out what's happening in Seattle this weekend!

Thursday, Aug. 18

Baby Goats and Brews

Sip some beer and mingle with some baby goats to help support Puget Sound Goat Rescue! The venue is open to all ages so everyone can meet the goats. $1 of every beer sold at Reuben's Brews will be donated to Puget Sound Goat Rescue. (See more)

Time: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Reuben's Brews
Cost: Free, but by ticket (The last group of tickets will be given out at 6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 18

Dancing ‘til Dusk

Wear red to this free outdoor Ball Rouge and enjoy an evening of waltz to the music of Valse Cafe Orchestra. The first hour is a dance lesson. No experience or partner required. (See more)

Time: 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: Freeway Park
Cost: Free


Friday, Aug. 19

Central District Festival

The Central Area Community Festival offers live music, food, art and cultural events, games, crafts and prizes at Garfield Community Playfield. Free. (See More)

Time: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: Garfield Community Playfield
Cost: Free

Friday, Aug. 19

Seattle Tattoo Expo

Aside from (possibly) getting a new tattoo, soak in live music, burlesque and tattoo contests at the Seattle Tattoo Expo. Explore the different techniques and skills needed to participate in this art form. (See More)

Time: 2:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
Cost: $20


Saturday, Aug. 20

Polynesian Festival

Join in live entertainment, fun activites and delicious food from the islands of Polynesia at the annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival! Enjoy and introduction to hula dancing, a kids' hula hoop contest and eating contests. (See More)

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Renton Uwajimaya
Cost: Free

Saturday, Aug. 20

Viking Days

Viking Days features a daily pancake breakfast, a 5K and salmon dinner on Saturday, Nordic craft and food vendors, a Viking village reenactment, beer garden and music. (See More)

Time: 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard
Cost: Free

Saturday, Aug. 20

Street Food Festival

Who doesn't love food trucks? Come have a bite or two at South Lake Union's Seattle Street Food Festival. It has 50 food trucks and food booths, a beer garden, live music and craft vendors in South Lake Union. (See More)

Time: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: South Lake Union along 9th Avenue North
Cost: Free


Sunday, Aug. 21

Brazil Festival

Enjoy classical guitar, traditional folk music and samba at BrasilFest. Watch a demonstration of capoeira material arts, see glittering costumes and eat authentic food at Seattle Center. Free Entry. (See More)

Time: Noon–7:30 p.m.
Location: Seattle Center
Cost: Free


Rhea Panela

Rhea Panela is a summer intern with Spark Public. Rhea is majoring in journalism with minors in English and diversity at the University of Washington. She is also the Digital Media Editor at the International Examiner and a writer for The Daily of the University of Washington. She was named one of the inaugural UW Husky 100 and was also one of the recipients of the 2016 Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship. See her previous work on her website and find her on Twitter @rheapanela_.

Fun Fact: She has an unhealthy obsession with Hot Cheetos.

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