The Seafair Torchlight Parade is the most iconic free event happening this weekend, and will feature more than 100 groups and 150,000 spectators.
If you're looking for something more laid-back, keep reading.
One of dozens of participants stripped down to his skivvies to compete in Fraternity Snoqualmie’s annual five-kilometer Bare Buns Fun Run Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Issaquah, Washington.
The BBFR is one of many open-to-the-public events that FS hosts in the summer months.
These festivals also are a worthy opportunity fill your gullet with some of Seattle’s most celebrated mobile cuisine. The lowdown: A celebration of the city’s 20th anniversary, with live music, lots of kids activities, car displays and other attractions, plus a food truck gathering. Budha Bear Bagels; Fleischkuechle; The Frying Dutchman; Hometown Dogs; House of Donuts; Lumpia World; Smokin’ Zees BBQ; Viet Nom Nom. Hamhock Jones; P&J’s Waffle Delight; The Ram; Taqueria 3 Hermanos. Also serving: Chef Bette Anne Curry, from The Gourmet Niche inside the same building, will serve salads and soft drinks.
Just be sure to bring friends to share the food because food trucks usually don’t pare down portion sizes, even for festivals. Also serving: Lakewood’s Carr’s Restaurant will serve barbecue burgers, chips and onion rings. Details: Noon-8 p.m., June 11, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; tmp.org, 253-565-6867. Rhonda Hartle and Cecchi Hamlin will serve desserts. A coloring contest for kids 12 and younger will be held.
It is often a “gateway” event for first-timers that leads to a later return to the park.
Since 1945, thousands have enjoyed nature in nothing but their birthday suits on 40 acres of Fraternity Snoqualmie’s family nudist park, a 501(c)(7) nonprofit.
All events listed here are free, except for the cost of food. The lowdown: In conjunction with the theater’s production of “The Wiz,” a day-long celebration of mobile food will be held.
Auntie Anne's Pretzels (Seattle); Ben and Jerry's/ Hula Girl Ice Cream; Burrito Boy; Celebrity Cake Studio; Elemental Pizza; Europa Bistro; Finnwick’s Kitchen/It's Greek to Me; Fish Basket (Seattle); Hometown Dogs; It's Espresso On the Go; Kama' aina Grill; Hot Revolution Donuts (Seattle); Lumpia World; Mobile Food Command Center; Original House of Donuts; Plum Burger (Seattle); The Ram; Sam Choy's Poke to the Max (Seattle); Spicy Papaya (Seattle); Stacks Burgers; The Frying Dutchman; Tokyo Dog (Seattle); Tornado Potato (California): Uncle Lyman's BBQ Pit; Viet Nom Nom. Seating: Limited picnic table seating, unlimited lawn seating.
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A complaint I hear from readers: Pierce County is short on food trucks. Arnold’s Happy Days; Budha Bear Bagels & Cafe; Butt Naked Organics (Olympia); Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff (Seattle); Chick’n Fix Food Truck (Seattle); Frying Dutchman; Hot Revolution Donuts (Seattle); Lumpia World; Peasant Food Manifesto (Seattle); P&J’s Waffle Delight; Tummy Yummy Thai (Seattle); Urban Timber Coffee Co., Viet Nom Nom. I St., Tacoma; metroparkstacoma.org/foodtruckfest, 253-592-8019. The lowdown: This annual festival sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma features the largest gathering of local and regional food trucks, with live music throughout the event from Steve Stefanowicz and Co.