1 Food Truck Round-Up
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Uwajimaya Renton, 501 S. Grady Way, Renton (www.uwajimaya.com/FoodTruckRoundUp2013.html).
When it comes to food trucks, the more the merrier. This Saturday at Uwajimaya in Renton, no less than 11 mobile food vendors will congregate, including Jemil’s Big Easy (in photo) and one of our favorites at the office, Snout & Co. Take the kids — for children’s activities and music — and your appetite.
2 Juneteenth Festival
Noon to dusk Friday, Saturday, Sunday; ice cream social, 4 p.m. Friday; Church in the Park Sunday, Pratt Park, 18th Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (206-325-2864 or http://scacc2108.org/chamberActivities.php).
Juneteenth celebrates the date in 1865 when news of emancipation reached Texas. Here in Seattle, at Pratt Park, you’ll find music, a Friday ice-cream social, a Sunday church service and lots of fun for the kids. The event is hosted by the Central Area Chamber of Commerce.
3 Summer Concerts at the Locks
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059 or www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LocksandDams/ChittendenLocks/CalendarofEvents.aspx).
This time of year in Seattle, performances are plentiful, outdoors and often free. Look for a long summer of programming every Saturday and Sunday at the Chittenden Locks in Ballard. This weekend, the Highline Community Symphonic Band plays at 2 p.m. Saturday; Barneleikarringen children’s Scandinavian dance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
4 Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.festalpagdiriwang.com).
Pagdiriwang is one of Seattle’s many standout cultural festivals; it celebrates the anniversary of Philippine Independence with food, dance, music, martial arts, a health fair and more.
5 National Marina Day
Most activities and boat rides are offered mid-day Saturday. Click on the links below for more information on each participating marina.
Saturday’s the day to learn more about sailing, paddling, fishing, water safety — or just to take a free ride on a boat. Participating marinas include Shilshole Bay; Port of Edmonds; Port of Everett; Bremerton and Poulsbo. Click on each location to learn more about specific offerings.