This weekend: Salsa dancing on Alki beach, a food truck fest, and popup bakeshops aplenty.

By Kae Saeteurn
June 30, 2016



Fri, July 1
Food Truck Extravaganza
Take part in the first-ever Food Truck Extravaganza for Juanita Beach Park! Craving fried chicken? Don’t miss out on Ezell’s Express. In the mood for Mexican? Mayas Restaurant and Fiesta Time Catering will also be on board. If you’re not craving either, there are plenty of other tastes to meet your flavor cravings! The event features 10 food trucks and live music—get ready to kick back and enjoy some amazing food. Weidner Apartment Homes (near Juanita Beach Park), 11am-3pm

Sat, July 2
Hood Famous Pop-Up Bakeshop
Hood Famous is literally famous around the Seattle area for a reason. For those who don’t know, be prepared to be swept away by owner/founder Chera’s ube magic. Come experience some menu classics including ube marshmallows, crinkle cookies, and the crowd-pleasing cheesecake. Chera will also be debuting some new additions to treat your sweet tooth as well! The Station, 11am-5pm

Sun, July 3
Rose & Blossom: Pop Up Bakery
This pop up bakery is not about flowers, it’s about Moroccan-inspired desserts! After a trip to Morocco, Chef Tarik Abdullah returned home and couldn’t stop thinking about sweets. Join Refresh Frozen Desserts & Espresso in welcoming and supporting Chef Tarik, and prepare your taste buds for an adventure. Music will also be provided by PROH MIC. Refresh Frozen Desserts & Espresso, 5-9pm


Mon, July 4
Fireworks and Parades
It’s not a Fourth of July weekend without any fireworks! Seattle is home to dozens of parks that serve as popular places to gather for some awesome fireworks shows. Take your pick, sit back, and prepare for the booms, cracklings, and colors of an awesome pyrotechnics display. If you’re not digging the fireworks, or want to add some additional fun into your Fourth of July celebration, check out one of the numerous parades going on around the Seattle area! Whatever you choose, don’t forget to arrive early and prepared for major crowds. Various locations, Free


Thu, June 30
SALT Pecha Kucha: Ethics in the Arts
Art lovers, have you ever experienced a Pecha Kucha presentation? If not, come check out and support local arts leaders as they hold presentations, focused on organization integrity and artists as change agents, in the short and concise style of Pecha Kucha. Presenters include those from Seattle Art Museum and Intiman Theatre, and other local artists and filmmakers. Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom Lecture Hall, RSVP, 5:30-7:30pm

Fri, July 1
Fremont Art Walk
It’s First Friday again, y’all. Get ready to walk and roll through the streets of Fremont and feast your eyes on amazing artwork ranging from oil paintings to mixed media. Plus, don’t forget to visit the Troll living under the Aurora bridge while you’re at it. Browse the artwork and also try some locally-made drinks and treats. Fremont, Free, 6-9pm


Sat, July 2
8th Annual Salsa on Alki Beach Dance Event
Who’s ready to bust some moves? Don’t miss out on an ultimate dance experience as you move and groove the night away at one of Seattle’s most beautiful settings. A dance floor will also be laid out to avoid any sand from getting in the way of your steps. And if you’re worried about having two left feet, show up early and take an intro salsa lesson! Alki Beach, $10-$15, 5-10pm


Sat, July 2
Walk Away Day Festival
Created by Walk Away City Collaborative, Walk Away Day will begin with a rally and walk, and end with a festival. This event is focused on positivity, as youth from around the city will participate and make a decision to let go of something negative in their life. The festival portion of the event will be held at Genesee Park and filled with booths and tables from participating organizations in which youth can find resources and creative alternatives. Genesee Park, Register here, 12-5pm