Every week Ethnic Seattle picks a wide range of community weekend events happening around the city. Here’s our guide for this weekend!

By Rosin Saez
June 16, 2016

ART

Thu, June 16
A Space of One’s Own: A Conversation on Affordable Housing and Work Space for Artists
They say: “Over the last decade, Seattle has turned into one of the fastest-growing cities in America in terms of our population and economy. For some, the change is a gift – for others, a curse.” Join panelists Sam Farrazaino, Shannon Halberstadt, Executive Director at Artist Trust, Ben Hunter, Director of Community Arts at the The Hillman City Collaboratory, and more as they offer insights and discuss how artists can leverage Seattle’s growth into opportunity. Henry Art Gallery, Free

FOOD & DRINK

Fri–Sun, June 17–19
Washington Brewer’s Festival
Rain or shine, the Washington Beer Commission is yet again filling up Marymoor Park with brewers and beer lovers. This year, with over 110 breweries attending, look forward to over 500 craft beers, ciders, and yes, even a rootbeer garden for kiddos and designated drivers on Saturday and Sunday. Food trucks Nosh, Bread and Circuses, Snout and Co., and more will keeping you on your feet all festival long. Marymoor Park, $30, Fri 4:30-9, Sat 11-9pm, Sun 11:30-5pm

Sat, June 18
10th Anniversary at Equal Exchange
Ballard’s Equal Exchange cafe is celebrating 10 years of fair-trade coffee, 10 years of Ballard business, 10 years of great espresso drinks, and 10 years of being a part of a lovely community. Join them for drinks, snacks, and music. Cheers! Ballard Market, noon to 3, Free

COMMUNITY

Fri–Sun, June 17–19
Fremont Solstice
Another summer, another weekend celebrating the arrival the summer solstice in Fremont. All weekend long, the center of the universe will have food, drinks, music, and fun for all. At this free event, you can check out performances by local musicians like Hey Marseilles and Tess Henley. Fremont, Friday thru Sunday, hours vary, Free

Sat, June 18
The Station Block Party
This Beacon Hill cafe, or community hub rather, is quickly becoming known for its annual hip-hip and arts festival. This free event from noon to 8, celebrates its diverse community and serves up plenty of diverse food as well. Check out dishes from the Filipino popup Food and Sh*t, desserts from Hood Famous Bakeshop, jerk chicken from Jamaican Island Cuisine, southern barbecue from Neema’s Comfort, and more. See The Station’s event website for more details on local artists and activities. Beacon Hill, Free

Sat, June 18
Seattle Works Day
Over a thousand volunteers and local companies are teaming up with over 50 nonprofits, schools, and parks this Saturday. From noon to 3:30 you can join volunteers to help improve our city; choose from several different project. Post good doing, head over to the Pyramid Alehouse for an after party. Various sites, $30 (includes t-shirt and after party)

KIDS & FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sat & Sun, June 18 & 19
Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
This annual festival will feature tons of fun activities including live entertainment, carnival rides, games, activities and music for the kiddies, plus a pancake breakfast, Father’s Day Car Show and Chili Cook Off, craft vendors and so much more. Burien, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4, Free