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Weekend Planner: Cruise In and Dance, Classic Car Show, Wizard of Oz

Check our picks for the activities and hot spots to hit this weekend.

Weekend Planner: Cruise In and Dance, Classic Car Show, Wizard of Oz


It’s Thursday, it's already been a long week and you're looking forward to the weekend, But what to do? Kirkland Patch is coming to the rescue. Check our picks for activities to hit.

  • Where/When: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sat, July 30 at .
  • Why Go: Make it out to Marina Park this Saturday this family friendly summer event in downtown Kirkland. Check out the classic rides and hot rods at the car show. Enjoy performances and demonstrations from various local dance and karate groups. Browse the many vendor booths where you'll find all kinds of activities for the kids. Then, at 7 p.m. rock out with classic rock band,  24 Hr Diesel at the waterfront gazebo.
  • Cost: Free. There is no registration for the car show, just be one of the first 145 rides there.


  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sun, July 31 at .
  • Why Go: The Kirkland Classic Car Show comes to downtown Kirkland again this Sunday. Spectators can expect over 500 hot rods and classic cars to ogle over all day long. In addition to the sweet rides, you'll enjoy games, raffles, street vendors, and even live music. Stick around after the show for the trophy presentations starting at 3 p.m. Over twenty different classes will receive awards, plus five top awards, including Best Of Show.
  • Cost: Admission is free. Registration for car owners is $20.00.


    Wizard of Oz

    • Where/When: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at ; also Aug. 5-7.
    • Why Go: Support local theater by seeing 's big summer production of the beloved classic on KPC's stage, the company's 14th summer teen musical featuring lots of local kids.
    • Cost: All seats $15.


    • Where/When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fri, July 29 at Matthews Estate in Woodinville.
    • Why Go: This special summer event at the Matthews Estate will feature live music by MOJO, a local 17 piece modern jazz band. Pack a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and grab a spot on the lawn or forget the picnic and enjoy the food services of G&G Dogs, a gourmet vendor who sells locally-produced gourmet hot dogs and sausages.
    • Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can apply $5 of your ticket fee toward a glass or bottle of wine.


    • Where/When: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sat, July 30 at in Redmond.
    • Why Go: If you're in the mood for some live music this Saturday night, You won't have to travel too far to hear it. Otto Pilot will be playing a free show at the Celtic Bayou in Redmond. The band is kind of an unknown, but Celtic Bayou usually books bands with a Folk-Blue Grass, Celtic or Zydeco sound.
    • Cost: No cover.


    • Where/When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at .
    • Why Go: If you're a fan of anything India, you'll want to check out this festival in Redmond going on this weekend. Enjoy the rare live musical performances, taste the traditional Indian cuisine, or check out some of the family friendly performances. And while you're there, be sure to stop by our Patch booth to say hi and to grab some free patch swag!
    • Cost: Admission is free.


    • Where/When: 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday at the .
    • Why Go: This weekend, downtown Bellevue will be transformed into a massive hub of performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. Over 300 juried artists will be on site selling unique, handmade works of art. Everything from jewelry and wearables to paintings and ceramics.  And on top of all that, BAM will be offering free admission to all of the museum's galleries and a rich variety of free community programs, including the popular Kidsfair.
    • Cost: Admission is free.


    • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Sun, July 31 at Museum of Flight.
    • Why Go: Visit the Museum of Flight this Sunday as they celebrate the U.S. Navy's Centennial of Flight. The Museum will host an exciting World War II Navy fighter aircraft flight demonstration followed by two naval aviation lectures from author and historian Ted Young, and Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly. After the lectures, be sure to catch the two navy Bearcat and Tigercat warbirds make their dramatic departures.
    • Cost: Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. The lectures are free with admission to the Museum.

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