Puget Sound Area Weekend Planner: April 28-30, 2023

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WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
Water Lantern Festival features food trucks, music, and games. Then at 8 p.m., you design a lantern included in the ticket price; and launch it on the lake at Spanaway Park.


POETRY FESTIVAL
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival is “a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry” with works from multiple countries at the Northwest Film Forum.


TULIP FESTIVAL
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held during the month of April, celebrating millions of tulips bursting into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture. 


BOAT SHOW
Boats Afloat Show includes cabin cruisers, sailboats, ski boats, and yachts on Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove in Seattle. Enjoy live music, food for sale, and free boat rides. 


APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee has carnival rides, food vendors, a beer garden, a color run, an arts & crafts fair, a car parade, a car show, a 2K/5K/10K, and a grand parade in and around Memorial Park.


BEER & CIDER WALK
A ticket to Cider & Ale Trail includes 10 tokens for adults to taste beer and cider inside shops in Old Town Kent, beginning at Kent Downtown Partnership.


BODY-BUILDING EXPO
Emerald Cup is a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique championship with health-industry vendors at Meydenbauer Center.


GREEN HOME TOUR
Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see 17 solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes in Seattle and on the Eastside.


TACOMA RACES
Tacoma City Marathon includes a 5K on Saturday at Dune Peninsula Park, plus a marathon and half marathon on Sunday across the Narrows Bridge, which both begin at Tacoma Narrows Airport.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+ 

THE NIGHT AGENT
An FBI agent (Gabriel Basso) gets caught up in a case that goes all the way up to a mole in the White House in this new Netflix series based on Matthew Quirk’s novel and created by Shawn Ryan. (Netflix)


SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE
Single Drunk Female, a cleverly written dramedy about a millennial’s attempt at sobriety. Effortlessly handling stories of discomfort with carefully placed humor and charm, this comedy navigates rough topics like trauma, responsibilities, and adulthood with witty dialogue and captivating characters who each deserve their own spin-off. (Hulu) 


SECRETS OF ELEPHANTS
Traveling the globe to meet different families of elephants, each with their own set of remarkable cultural behaviors that they’ve adapted to suit the environment in which they live. (Disney+)

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