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).
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).
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).
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
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.