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Sammamish Hosts a Party on the Plateau

The City of Sammamish turns 20 this month, and they’re celebrating with a Party on the Plateau. From Friday to Sunday at the Sammamish Commons Plaza, you’ll find something for all ages, from bouncy houses to beer gardens. The festival also will feature live music, a petting zoo, and food truck rodeo.

Live Music Thursdays at The Collection

Soak up the last of the summer sunshine with the “Thursday Night Thing” Concert Series at The Collection. Every Thursday night through end of August, you can kick back to reggae, tribute bands, and more at Bellevue Square’s Fountain Court. This week, the free series features the Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band.

ChalkFest Takes Over Kirkland

This weekend, the Redmond Town Center will host artists from the Netherlands to Mexico for the second annual ChalkFest. Let your kids get in on the fun at the Children’s Chalk Garden or just wander the square for an array of museum-worthy murals. For more info and to get a peek at past years’ artwork, check out their website.