Weekend guide: Some of the biggest events ahead of Thanksgiving break

Nov 18, 2022, 9:08 AM | Updated: Nov 21, 2022, 1:46 pm

(Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)...

(Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

(Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Despite the freezing weather, there is still plenty to do for those looking to escape early signs of cabin fever.

Here are some of the biggest events around the Puget Sound area.

King County

Annual Fairwood Turkey Trot & Food Drive

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The first runner to cross the finish line will win a free turkey!

Fall Clothing Swap

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: South King Tool Library
  • Get rid of your adult seasonally appropriate (fall/winter clothing), accessories, and shoes. New or gently used condition. No children’s items. Items on hangers appreciated.

Heavy Breathers Meetup at the Dog Yard in Ballard

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Where: Dog Yard Bar
  • We offer human and dog treats from a dog bakery, adult beverages, and coffee for purchase.

The Seattle Pancakes & Booze Art Show

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Where: El Corazon
  • Experience one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade.

Peace Peloton’s Columbia City Night Market

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Columbia City

Fresh Kickz Market Seattle ’22

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: (Within SODO) 2916 Utah Avenue South
  • From Atlanta to Seattle, the market is coming to you!

Seattle NFT Museum Admission: Bit by Bit

  • Day: Nov. 4 – Dec. 31
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 2125 1st Avenue, Seattle
  • “Bit by Bit” pays homage to the endless outcomes we create from tiny blocks and pixels, and in this exhibition, we will celebrate pixelism, 8-bit, generative, and algorithmic works.

42nd Seattle International Comedy Competition Semi-Finals

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Club Comedy Seattle
  • The top five comedians advancing to the Finals week will be announced at the conclusion of this show.

Volunteer at 21 Acres: Farm Stewardship

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
  • Work alongside knowledgeable 21 Acres staff on a variety of seasonal restoration and farm projects that build soil health and get the farm in shape for the next growing season.

Hello Kitty Themed Rave

  • Day: Fri, Nov. 18 and Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Where: 2963 4th Ave S
  • Featuring top-tier local Seattle DJs, including KETA KINGZ, Saint Tripz, BVSS FVSS, and ProlifiK

Pierce County

Fort Nisqually General Admission

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
  • The museum gives residents and visitors a chance to experience what life was like on Puget Sound in 1855.

1st Annual Trackside Paddock Party

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Raceway United, Kent
  • Celebrate 2022 and get ready for next season with Raceway United’s Open House and Social.

Gold Star Family Fall Social

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: 120 2nd St NE, Puyallup
  •  Only Active Duty Gold Star Family Members are able to register for this event.

Unveiling Solstice Lights

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lakewold Gardens
  • You’re invited to a sneak peek of Winter Solstice Lights, an array of light and sound installations designed by multimedia artist Sam Stubblefield, which will continue to illuminate the gardens from Nov. 25 to Jan. 2.

Reindeer Encounter

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19 and Sun., Nov. 20
  • Where: Rainier Reindeer Ranch
  • Size is limited to six visitors per session for a small, hands-on, intimate experience.

Snohomish County

Snohomish Blues Invasion

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown Snohomish
  • This one-day, pub crawl-styled mini-fest in historic Downtown Snohomish raises
    funds to send the local International Blues Challenge entrants to compete against 200 acts on fabled Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, from Jan. 24- 28, 2023.

4th Annual Snohomish Harvested Holiday Market

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Valley View Middle School
  • There will be 125+ vendors to shop from during our one-day event. No admission fee, but bring your reusable totes to carry all your goodies!

Coffee 5k

  • Day: Sun., Nov. 20
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Where: Rotary Park
  • Run or walk in beautiful Everett and redeem your drink ticket on race day at The Loft Coffee Bar, The Milkhouse Coffee, or Choux Choux Bakery.

2022 Christmas Trees at Stocker Farms

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Stocker Farms
  • This early-bird weekend is u-cut only, with the facility providing free shaking, baling, saws, and twine

Holiday Bazaar

  • Day: Sat., Nov. 19
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Snohomish Senior Center
  • Check out local vendors, handmade goods, unique gifts, crafts, jewelry, art, and more.

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Weekend guide: Some of the biggest events ahead of Thanksgiving break