Not only is there a huge Celebration of the Next 50 down at Seattle Center today, the Lighthouse Festival in Mukilteo through tomorrow, but the salmon are returning so we have to make it down to Ballard Locks and watch them climbing the water ladders, looks like that will have to be Monday (after school of course). There are other places to watch the salmon, running June through October, with the best viewing in September. The Sammamish River (Redmond), the Issaquah Creek, Bear Creek / KIS in Redmond, Kelsey Creek in Bellevue, Ebright Creek in Sammamish, Lewis Creek in Issaquah, Piper's Creek in Seattle (all outlined here on the Salmon SEEson site).
At the ongoing celebration of the Next 50 (through October) all kinds of events and venues are free... I heard EMP (Experience Music Project) is free and so is going to the top of the Space Needle! There are events, music, and way too much to list here, so check out the site!!!
The Lighthouse Festival is a fun filled weekend in Mukilteo, normally a sleepy seaside town just north of Seattle where you can go to stroll, shop and enjoy good seafood and pubs. For this one weekend, crowds enjoy music, exhibitions, and a holiday atmosphere including a hot dog eating contest. Come help Mukilteo celebrate, and soak in the summer seaside ambiance. The Lighthouse Festival is a trip!
For a complete (well, completer anyway) list of September happenings and area information see my website.