This ninth-annual festival draws crowds with free lunch, kayak rides, live music, kids activities, and more fun while emphasizing the need for the river's restoration. Local celebrity Macklemore has been giving the river some major love and bringing details of its decline to the media's attention lately.
The Duwamish was named for the Native Americans who inhabited the land before Seattle was settled. Head over to the festival for some fun and to learn how you can get involved in cleanup efforts.
Duwamish River Festival, Sat, Aug 23, noon–4pm, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave S, free
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
Okay so this is an unofficial holiday, but it reminded us of an event that is happening in a couple of weeks. The Seattle Children's Consignment Event is open for registration and what better way to reuse and recycle than by consigning outgrown clothes.
The event is September 6-7 but register soon, because volunteers, consignors, new moms, and military families have access to the pre-sale.
This allows people to shop the secondhand items before the public. Seattle natives should know that less waste is always a good idea.
Advance Notice for for September 3
Rick Perlstein: Belief in America, From Nixon to Reagan
Rick Perlstein’s controversial new book, The Invisible Bridge, about the fall of Richard Nixon is his third installment in a series regarding the rise of conservatism. It begins with Nixon’s demise and ends with Reagan’s victories. Join the author at Town Hall and hear him discuss this portion of history and its relevance to today’s politics.
Rick Perlstein: Belief in America, From Nixon to Reagan, Wed, Sept 3, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
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