Your Busy Northeast Seattle Weekend: August 10-11 (UPDATE)

OMG, will this summer ever END? Partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-70s to 80s is the best we can do for this weekend. 


  • Tour a newly renovated fire station!
    • Fire Station 40 Open House (9401 35th Ave. NE), 11 AM – 1 PM. Tour the station, meet the fire fighters, learn about fire safety, and eat Top Pot doughnuts!
  • Tour two local and historical modern homes.
    • Balch’s Wedgwood: Self-guided tours of two Paul Hayden Kirk-designed homes in Wedgwood, 2-5 PM. Check in at 2803 NE 82nd St and receive a tour brochure. Second house on the same block. Tour fee is $10 per person (cash or check only), no reservations needed, and refreshments included. Put on by Docomomo WEWA and 360°modern.

Special Section: Magnuson Park

Magnuson Park is BUSY this weekend. Watch out!

  • Summer Fitness Day, Saturday, 9:30 AM. Half marathon, 5K & 10K run/walk, 15K run, and a kids dash. Part of the Magnuson Series of year-round races.
  • Great Kilted Run 5K. Start/finish Kite Hill parking lot. Sunday, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM; 9:30 AM race start.
  • Outdoor Baptism. 1000+ participants. Sunday, 12:00 – 5:45 PM. Lake Washington beach, Shelter #2.
  • Obliteride: Cycling fundraising event to support cancer research. Saturday and Sunday. 1000+ participants, plus spectators. Start/finish Fields #10 & #11 to the east of Sportsfield Drive NE.
  • International Stunt School: Rappelling class and precision driving class. Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 6 PM. Building 30 hangar – rappelling, north end parking lot E5 – precision driving.


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