The events calendar is always jumping, but this weekend is especially busy — including one of our favorites, the Ballard Criterium (above). Here’s a roundup of events in Ballard and beyond…
Friday, June 8
RUMMAGE SALE: The Ballard Senior Center is holding it’s twice annual Huge Rummage Sale today and tomorrow. Clothes, jewelry, china, crafts, toys, art work, kitchen, knick-knacks, small furniture, sports equipment, linens and much more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harmony Dining Hall, Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd NW.
NOAA OPEN HOUSE: The NOAA’s facility over in Sand Point is holding a free, family-friendly open house to celebrate World Oceans Day. They’ll have science presentations and panels, interactive exhibits and tours from noon to 6:30 p.m. at 7600 Sand Point Way NE.
FIDDLER’S SHOWCASE: If you enjoy an evening of fiddle music topped off with some audience square dancing, look no further than the Ballard Homestead at 7 p.m. The Ballard High Fiddlers will play followed by the The Warren G Hardings. $6-10 for admission, 6541 Jones Avenue NW.
Saturday, June 9
RUMMAGE SALE: Day two of the the Ballard Senior Center’s Huge Rummage Sale. Clothes, jewelry, china, crafts, toys, art work, kitchen, knick-knacks, small furniture, sports equipment, linens and much more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Harmony Dining Hall, Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd NW.
YOGA IN THE PARK: Bring your yoga mat to Ballard Commons Park for the first in a series of fitness events, brought to you by the Ballard Alliance. 10 to 11 a.m., please arrive a few minutes early to get situated.
SHILSHOLE BOATFEST: Get free rides on sailboats, powerboats and a tall ship at Shilshole Bay Marina. Learn about sailing, tour some liveaboards and check out the kayaking and paddleboarding trials. There’s even live music, food trucks and a beer garden. All boat ride sign-ups will be on a first come, first served basis once the event opens. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GOOD HAIR DAY: Reuben’s Brews and Rudy’s launch their collaboration beer, “Good Hair Day,” complete with buzzcuts and brews from noon to 6 p.m., 5010 14th Ave NW. A portion of the proceeds benefits Equal Rights Washington and their work supporting the LGBTQ community.
BREWSHED BEER FEST: Washington Wild presents its 5th annual Brewshed Beer Fest with over 40 beers flowing at Hale’s Ales Palladium. Tickets are $25 online, $30 at the door for 8 drink tickets. The event runs 1-6 p.m., 4301 Leary Way NW.
BALLARD CRITERIUM: One of our favorite annual events, the Ballard Criterium is a crazy fast-paced bicycle race through the streets of Old Ballard — very fun to watch. This is the loop, which will be closed to traffic during the event: Ballard Ave NW, NW Vernon Place, Shilshole Ave. NW, and NW Dock Place. Racing begins at 1:30 p.m. and concludes at approximately 9:30 p.m. Keep in mind that Old Ballard will be packed for this one.
CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS: Cascadia Big Band plays a contemporary jazz ensemble in a free concert in the Carl S. English Gardens at the Locks, free, 2:00 p.m.
BALLARD ART WALK: Art, music and food at 20 different venues in Ballard from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 10
BALLARD FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Ballard.
CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS: Highline Community Symphonic Band plays a variety of classical concert music in a free concert in the Carl S. English Gardens at the Locks, free, 2:00 p.m.
Have a community event? Submit it to My Ballard’s calendar here.