Weekend Guide: Some of the Biggest Events Leading Up to the Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

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Annual Fairwood Turkey Trot and Food Drive

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 20:30 to 23:00
  • The first runner to cross the finish line will win a free turkey!

Fall Clothes Swap

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: South King Tool Library
  • Get rid of your seasonally appropriate adult (fall/winter clothes), accessories, and shoes. New or gently used condition. No children’s items. Items on hangers prized.

Heavy Breathers meeting at Dog Yard in Ballard

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

Seattle’s Pancake & Booze Art Show

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 20:00
  • Where: The Heart
  • Experience one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America in the last decade.

Peace Peloton Columbia City Night Market

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Columbia City

Kickz Seattle Fresh Market ’22

  • Day: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: (Inside SODO) 2916 Utah Avenue South
  • From Atlanta to Seattle, the market is coming your way!

Seattle NFT Museum Admission: Bit by Bit

  • Day: November 4 – December 31
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 2125 1st Avenue, Seattle
  • “Bit by Bit” pays homage to the endless results we create from small blocks and pixels, and in this exhibition we will celebrate pixelism, 8-bit, generative and algorithmic works.

Semifinals of the 42nd Seattle International Comedy Competition

  • Day: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Comedy Club Seattle
  • The top five comedians advancing to Finals week will be announced at the end of this show.

Volunteer at 21 Acres: Farm Stewardship

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
  • Work alongside the expert staff at 21 Acres on a variety of agricultural and seasonal restoration projects that strengthen soil health and get the farm in shape for the upcoming growing season.

Hello Kitty themed rave

  • Day: Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. 2am
  • Where: 2963 4th Ave S
  • Featuring top-tier local Seattle DJs including KETA KINGZ, Saint Tripz, BVSS FVSS, and ProlifiK

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General admission to Fort Nisqually

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
  • The museum gives residents and visitors a chance to experience what life was like in Puget Sound in 1855.

First annual trackside paddock party

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 15:30 to 21:00
  • Where: Raceway United, Kent
  • Celebrate 2022 and prepare for the season ahead with Raceway United’s Open House and Social.

Gold Star Family Fall Social

  • Day: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: 120 2nd St NE, Puyallup
  • Only active duty Gold Star family members can register for this event.

Revealing the solstice lights

  • Day: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Lakewold Gardens
  • You are invited to a preview of Winter Solstice Lights, a series of light and sound installations designed by multimedia artist Sam Stubblefield, which will continue to illuminate the gardens from November 25 to January 2.

reindeer encounter

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

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Snohomish Blues Invasion

  • Day: Sunday, November 20
  • Time: 2 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Historic Downtown Snohomish
  • This one-day pub crawl-style mini-festival in historic downtown Snohomish raises
    funds to send local International Blues Challenge participants to compete against 200 acts on legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, from January 24-28, 2023.

4th Annual Snohomish Harvested Holiday Market

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Valley View Middle School
  • There will be over 125 vendors to shop during our one day event. There is no admission fee, but bring your reusable bags to carry all your goodies!

coffee 5k

  • Day: Sunday, November 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: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Stocker Farms
  • This early-bird weekend is for U-cutting only, and the facility offers free shaking, baling, saws, and wire.

holiday bazaar

  • Day: Saturday November 19
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Snohomish Senior Center
  • Check out local vendors, handmade goods, unique gifts, crafts, jewelry, art and more.

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