Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle: August 16-18

The forecast calls for some clouds and upper 70s until Sunday when we might break 80.

SATURDAY, August 16

  • Check out some old cars, raise money to fight cancer.
    • 7th Annual Wedgwood/Chad Shanks Memorial Car Show, Wedgwood Broiler parking lot at 8230 35th Avenue NE, 10 AM-4 PM.  Free car show, drink specials at the Broiler all day long, raffle with prizes. Portion of proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
  • Shop local at multi-family garage sale
    • 2627 NE 92nd Street (between 30th and 27th Ave. NE), 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Items include: Canon PowerShot SD870 is Digital Elph Camera, jogging stroller, home decor and organization, rubber stamps, lemonade stand, and custom made  balloon animal (profits will go to local animal shelters), etc!
    • Oops, the listing for this one has disappeared so…
  • Help a neighbor downsize by upsizing yourself with their stuff!
    • Garage/Estate sale7342 15th Avenue NE, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM start. This is not a getting rid of junk sale. We are eliminating nearly all of the contents of the house. A great many high quality items will be for sale: Dishes (White Elements) and glasses, flatware (Mikassa), pots and Pans and other kitchenware, furniture, tools, collectibles, antiques, linens, blankets, books and CDs, household items (iron, ironing board, lamps), art objects (Oaxacan figures, pottery), bikes.
  • Shop local and support a holiday event institution!
    • Annual Candy Cane Lane Yard Sale, NE Ravenna Blvd and NE Park Road, 9AM – 3PM. This is Candy Cane Lane’s main fundraiser. Proceeds are used for decorations and electricity for Candy Cane Lane, a long-time Seattle Tradition. We will have kitchen items, household items, books, art work, kids clothes, teen clothes, a dresser, ottoman and more. No early birds, please.
  • Listen to stories and sing some songs with the kids.
    • Third Place Books Children’s Storytime (6504 20th Ave NE), 11:00 AM, every Saturday. FREE.
  • Volunteer to save one of the best forest sections of Magnuson Park. 

SUNDAY, August 17

  • Buy some wares from crafty people.
    • Maple Leaf Pop Up Market, Blue Saucer Cafe parking lot (9127 Roosevelt Way NE), 8 AM-4 PM. Family-friendly, open air market with approximately 30 artists selling wares from jewelry to fused glass to garden art. Carnival theme!

MONDAY, August 18

  • Watch and sing along with your favorite songs from The Little Mermaid.
    • Family Movies Sing Along at the Northgate Branch (10548 5th Ave NE), 5-7 PM. Arrive on time as space will be limited. Goody bags with props for singing along will be provided. FREE. 



SATURDAY, August 16 & SUNDAY, August 17

  • Join the Viking invasion of Ballard!
    • Viking Days Festival at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th Street), 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Swedish Pancake Breakfast both mornings, live music, Scandinavian foods, beer garden, craft demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, and Viking Encampment. FREE admission to both the museum and the festival all weekend.


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