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June 6, 2014 at 11:38 AM

5 things to do outdoors this weekend

The weather is going to be gorgeous. The traffic is going to be gruesome. So we suggest you open your car windows and head out to enjoy this proto-summer weekend. Better yet, don’t drive at all: Take mass transit, so you can enjoy #5, below.

1 Waterfront Whimsea

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle (www.downtownseattle.com).

The Great Wheel awaits. Photo by Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times.

The Great Wheel awaits. Photo by Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times.

Seafair Clowns, bubbles, magic and music at this family festival kick off the summer season on the Seattle waterfront. The band The Not-Its! is among performers of note. Read Madeline McKenzie’s full preview for details.

2 Beacon Hill Festival

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7481 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

A skater finds air at Jefferson Park, earlier this season. Photo by John Lok/The Seattle Times.

A skater finds air at Jefferson Park, earlier this season. Photo by John Lok/The Seattle Times.

Play for a day in one of Seattle’s newer amenities, Jefferson Park. There’ll be entertainment, local food, carnival games and bounce toys.

3 D-Day commemoration

10 a.m. Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $8-$12 (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org/hf/).

Relive history with the kids on Saturday, to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that brought WWII to a close in Europe. You’ll see re-enactors in period uniforms, vintage military vehicles and encampments and vintage weapon displays, and be able to take part in a ceremony honoring veterans.

4 Goodwill Cyclist Sale

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Goodwill, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle and Ravenna Goodwill, 4637 Union Bay Place N.E., Seattle (206-329-1000 or www.seattlegoodwill.org).

I-90 bike lane. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times.

I-90 bike lane. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times.

Find a new set of wheels and head for the hills (literally — this is Seattle, after all). The Seattle and Ravenna Goodwills will offer bikes for all ages at affordable prices — mountain, road, hybrid, vintage and cruisers of many brands, plus accessories and clothing.

5 Outdoor cocktails

Ray's Cafe in Ballard. Photo by Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times.

Ray’s Cafe in Ballard. Photo by Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times.

Just in case you missed reporter Tan Vinh’s list of 10 best outdoor spots to sit and sip, here it is again — ranging from West Seattle to Kirkland.

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