Fremont Oktoberfest, Monster Jam, and more fun things to do this weekend in Seattle

Whether you prefer loud noises like marching bands and the gentle sounds of monster trucks or prefer the quiet of a museum, we’ve rounded up a little something for everyone.

Keep reading to get the scoop on where to find concerts, food and drink celebrations this weekend, free museum tickets, and more.

Kelly Lee Owens

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Music: Jefferson Starship, Kelly Lee Owens and lots of drums

With the release of their first album in 1974, Jefferson Starship Still rocks. On Friday, Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Donnie Baldwin, Chris Smith, Kathy Richardson and Judd Gould will perform at the Historic Everett Theater with Medicine Hat starting at 7 p.m.

For something completely different, bring Honk! West Festival in a. Saturday. This raucous festival features drum lines, brass bands, dancers, saxophones, horns, flutes, and more. With 16 Northwest bands confirmed, the event takes place in Columbia Park from noon to 7 p.m. followed by a community crowd.


In support of her new album, Kelly Lee Owens On Nemos on Saturday night. Owens describes her work on her latest album “Inner Song” as “the hardest three years of my life, [which] It definitely affected my creative life and everything I worked for up to that point. I wasn’t sure if I could do anything anymore, and it took a lot of courage to get to a point where I could make something again. Doors open at 8 pm

Organized by Beltown United, Beltown Rock The Block It is a music festival with six live bands, an “Amazing Race” hunt, a LEGO sculpture on display, a beer and wine garden, games, and plenty of food. Music and festivities begin at 1 p.m.

The Washington State Fair It continues this weekend with tickets still available for Ice Cube and Ginuwine on Friday and Sublime With Rome and The Soul Rebels on Saturday.

People toast during Fremont Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

People toast during Fremont Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

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Eats and Drinks: Bourbon, Pyroges and Return of the Flying Pig

annual ten Bellevue Bourbon Bash It is a unique event featuring one of the largest collections of dark matter and rye whiskey on the West Coast. This Saturday at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue, over 100 different bourbons will be on display and available for tasting. Do not know what to choose? Local distillers will be on hand to answer all questions and brand representatives will also introduce the history of their brand’s bourbon. Entry includes a selection of heavy appetizers and a souvenir tasting cup.

Isn’t bourbon your thing? How about attending the largest of Seattle Oktoberfest While that? Held all weekend long in Fremont, this 21-plus event will feature over 80 beers, ciders, and ciders. Admission is broken down into dozens of different time frames to attend and keep crowds low. Sunday is dedicated to “Dogtoberfest” and the only day Fido can join the party.

The Polish Seattle Foundation is proud to present Perugia Festival This Saturday from noon to 4pm naturally takes place at the Polish Cultural Centre, with “Pierogi To Go” options as well. Choices include meat, potatoes and cheese. Pickled cabbage and mushrooms. Plum, sweet cheese, cherry and raspberry flavor. Polish beer and wine will also be available in the beer garden.

In 1997, the micropro and burger joint was known as flying pig It opened next to the historic Everett Theater and was a huge hit with locals. He was the child of Joel Starr, but ended up selling the place years later. After he left the place, it was no longer what it used to be, and it closed its doors shortly thereafter. But like the legendary Phoenix, The Flying Pig is back with Starr intact but in a new location on Hewitt Avenue. The 2.0 menu looks a lot like the old one including No. 1 appetizers of the past: Cheddar Bacon Patrided Chustering Fries, Mango Banjo Bold Pork Sandwich and Pastrami Reuben Sandwich. As for the burger, it’s made with 75% minced beef brisket served on a brioche bun. A variety of local mini-bolts are also available along with a full bar.

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Events: Monster trucks, live arts, wooden reels, more

Tacoma Dome will be hosting again monster jam event all weekend. This popular motorsports competition is where 12,000-pound trucks that look like giant hot wheels shred dirt and do amazing stunts. The family-friendly event includes appearances with Grave Digger®, Max-D™, Megalodon® and many more. Get a party pass and you can get up close and personal with these bad boys. Weekend includes one show on Friday and two shows on Saturday and Sunday.

Intman Theater presents on Saturday and Sunday Homecoming, a performing arts festival that offers a mix of comedy, dance, live music, artist installations, food carts, a beer garden and more. Over 100 different artists will perform on the main stage in front of the Ericsson Theater starting at 11am on both days.

Snohomish turns back the clock on Saturday with Snohomish Tweed Ride. When meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Machias Trailhead Park, riders are encouraged to dress in their turn-of-the-century best clothes. They will do a tally-ho at 10 am, head to the Blackman Museum for light refreshments and treasure hunts and come back at 2 pm

in Buckley The 47th Annual Buckley Log Show It is a two day event that begins with a parade on Main Street on Saturday at 10 am followed by a variety of competitions including rolling, tree climbing fast, ax throwing, wood tying and more, all in an effort to find and award the “all” around the scorer” in the next day.

Museum of History and Industries (MOHAI) in Seattle.

Museum of History and Industries (MOHAI) in Seattle.

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Museums: free admission on Saturdays

This Saturday is Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Participating museums across the country—but more importantly, here at home—offer pairs of free tickets to many of the museums. However, the catch is that you need to order your tickets from the Smithsonian website. Don’t just come to the museum without the ticket or you will be very disappointed. Among the 16 museums in Washington that participate: Museum of Glass, Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Museum of Aviation, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Foss Waterway Harbor, and historic Stellacom Castle.

The ice skaters can be seen dressed up as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the ice during the ice dance show

Snowboarders can be seen dressed as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on Ice during the “Disney on Ice” ice dance show at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, November 4, 2017. Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa (Photo by Henning Kaiser/Image Alliance) Getty Images

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