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Father's Day, festivals, yachts, and Pride

By Sarah Stackhouse June 13, 2024

A collage featuring the Bell Harbor Rendezvous, Edmonds Arts Festival logos, a crowd at an outdoor market, "Songs of Black Folk 2024" album cover, and a woman smiling in front of a Town Hall Seattle backdrop. Don't miss these Must List events on June 13!

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2024 issue of Seattle magazine.

Happy Father’s Day weekend. If you’re celebrating, we’ve got some fun events for you and the dad in your life to enjoy.

But first, have you checked out local author Stacey Levine’s new book? It’s making waves and getting love from National Book Award Finalist Lydia Millet in The Washington Post. And while we’re on the topic of local women authors, we’ve got your summer covered with these compelling and transformative reads.

This week, we’re proud to feature two new stories in our Trailblazing Women series. Lynne Varner and Merrie Williamson, two incredible Black women driving change in our community and beyond. 

And lastly, it seems like everyone’s been missing out on just how delicious Tivoli is. We’re here to fill you in.

 

Edmonds Arts Festival

June 14-16

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Free

The Edmonds Arts Festival started as a small community fair and is now one of the top art events in the Pacific Northwest, drawing artists from all over the U.S. and Canada. It’s a great chance to meet artists and buy their work in a lovely outdoor setting by Puget Sound. Enjoy free live entertainment, a juried gallery exhibition, a student art exhibit, and a fun children’s art activity. Find a map of the event here.



Family Pride in the Park

Saturday, June 15

2 p.m.-5 p.m., Mercerdale Park, Free

Get ready for Mercer Island’s third annual Pride in the Park. Bring the family for a fun day filled with food, music, games, and community.

Bell Harbor Rendezvous 

June 15-16
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bell Harbor Marina, Free

The Classic Yacht Association, with more than 50 years under its belt, is all about preserving beautiful old motor yachts. Members love showing off their classic vessels and sharing the joy of yacht stewardship. This year, expect to see up to 45 stunning classic yachts.



A photo featuring the title "Juneteenth Songs of Black Folk 2024" with artistic profiles of two faces in black and white on a textured background, accompanied by the year 2024.

Songs Of Black Folk 

Sunday, June 16

7 p.m., The Paramount Theatre, $40

Experience the history of Black music in a single night. From African roots and the struggles and triumphs of enslaved Black people to the evolution of blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop, this concert highlights the powerful role of music in resistance and hope. Enjoy outstanding performances from national and local African American artists.

 

A person with short, wavy hair wearing a black top and a beaded necklace smiles at the camera against a dark, gradient background, embodying the style and confidence of the digital age.

Renee DiResta: How Public Opinion Forms in a Digital Age

Sunday, June 16

7:30 p.m., The Wyncote NW Forum, $25

In her new book, Invisible Rulers: The People Who Turn Lies Into Reality, technical research manager Renée DiResta gets into how quickly buzz-worthy information cycles through our feeds, leaving little room for critical analysis. She explores how digital power dynamics shape public opinion and the challenge of discerning truth from algorithm-driven content.

 

Vampire Weekend

Thursday, June 20

7 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena, $89.50

The New York-based indie pop band, formed in 2006 and known for hits like “Harmony Hall” and “Diane Young,” is set to bring its lively, eclectic sound to Climate Pledge Arena.

 

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