This week: Walk for Rice (and donations) for ACRS, celebrate indigenous cultures at Seattle Center, go crazy on some crawfish, and more.

By: Kae Saeteurn
June 22, 2016

 

FOOD & DRINK

Thu, June 23
All You Can Eat Crawfish & Shrimp
Come hungry or go home. Crawfish King, located in Chinatown-International District, wants you to come with a huge appetite! All you can eat for $25 and all you can drink for $10. What’s the catch? You only have 2 hours to eat as much as you can. Up for the challenge? If you are, make sure you reserve a time slot by purchasing a ticket. Crawfish King, $25 per ticket, 12-10pm

KIDS & FAMILY FRIENDLY

Fri, June 24
Kids Day
Calling all kids (and parents)! Looking for an event dedicated to kids? Look no further because Kids Day has got you covered for some early summer excitement. Not only will there be inflatable rides, arts and craft vendors, miniature golf, and a ton of other activities, Kids Day is also focusing on safety and health. Valley Medical Center will be on hand to help with helmet fittings and selling affordable helmets, and Seattle Children’s South Clinic is ready to promote the power of exercising through a free obstacle course. Les Gove Park, 11am-4pm, Free

Fri–Sun, June 24–26
Taste of Tacoma
Who’s ready to join in on the “Ultimate Summer Get Together?” Featuring over 40 restaurants and vendors, tons of crafts, live music, games, and more, Taste of Tacoma has been kicking off summer with fun and entertainment for the past 30 years! If you love food, music, or exploring a plethora of sights, sounds, and tastes, then don’t miss out! Point Defiance Park, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm, Free

ART

Sat–Sun, June 25–26
Shoreline Arts Festival
Get ready to roll through Shoreline’s art community this weekend. Roam the Artist Marketplace for one-of-a-kind pieces, enjoy music and dance performances, check out cultural rooms, enjoy the variety of tastes at the food truck food court, and discover a ton of other exhibits and activities! Shoreline Conference Center, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Free

COMMUNITY

Sat, June 25
ACRS Walk For Rice
Join ACRS (Asian Counseling and Referral Service) for their 26th annual Walk For Rice. Every year, over 1,000 participants take part in a 2.5 mile walk to help ACRS raise money to purchase rice and other foods for the ACRS Food Bank. Walk for a cause, support the local community, and also get some exercise in! Seward Park, 8am-1pm

Sat, June 25
Spirit of Indigenous People
Did you know Seattle was named after Chief Sealth of the Duwamish tribe? Ever notice that many parts of Seattle have indigenous names? The Seattle area, just like the rest North America, is full of indigenous stories and cultures. Seattle Center Festal and the Seattle Indian Health Board have collaborated to create an event to recognize and celebrate the cultures and traditions of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and First Nations People. Celebrate these rich cultures through food, a Native Art Mart, performances, and a canoe family exhibit. Plus, don’t miss out on a traditional Pow Wow at the Mural Amphitheatre stage at 1pm! Armory Main Floor, Free

Sun, June 26
Seattle Pride Parade
This year will mark the 42nd annual Seattle Pride Parade. This year’s theme is The Future of Pride. Participants can expect an atmosphere of excitement as floats and performers roll through the streets of Downtown in celebration of Pride. Wear your comfortable walking shoes, grab your family and friends, and step into 2.5 hours of entertainment. Downtown, 11am, Free

 

Please send any event details for consideration to ethnicseattle@gmail.com