With Memorial Day weekend this weekend comes a multitude of events happening all over Western Washington. We’ve compiled some of the many events coming up in the Seattle area. The forecast predicts the highs to be in the high 60’s or low 70’s and rain is only predicted for Monday!
Issaquah will be honoring veterans at 10am on Monday, May 25th. The annual ceremony will be held at Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery and is slated to last for 45 minutes. The Issaquah Press says that “all veterans will be honored and seats will be available for those who cannot stand”. The ceremony will be moved to the Issaquah Community Center in the instance of rain.
Alternatively, another nearby Memorial Day event will be happening in Snoqualmie. There will be a “vintage steam train through Cascade foothills including the top of Snoqualmie Falls”. It costs $5 round-trip for all those who are serving or have served in the military with their military ID. For all others cost ranges from $12-20. Trains will depart Saturday through Monday at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, and 4:45pm.
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) continues this weekend all around the Seattle area with films showing at Lincoln Square Cinemas in downtown Bellevue, the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, and several theaters in downtown Seattle. Tickets can be purchased at the website above (click the section heading). The film festival runs until June 7th, so there is still plenty of time to catch a movie from the festival.
This year the focus of Folklife is “Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today’s Branches”. The festival takes place at Seattle Center everyday this weekend from 11am-10pm and includes music from genres of folk, hip-hop, and blues, as well as all different types of dance!
Close by the Folklife Festival, the new Artists at Play Playground opens this weekend. According to the website, it will have a “35-foot Climbing Tower, colorful Labyrinth, ADA-accessible Carousel, child-inspired musical instruments, listening stations, sound swings, play mounds, and ‘story lines'”. So, if you’re close by the Seattle Center, you can check out Folklife as well as this playground. Perfect for kids!
Additionally, the Sounders have a match this Saturday at 7pm at CenturyLink Field against Sporting Kansas City!