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Free kite festival, swap meet, food truck festival, car shows and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 28, 2012 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
July 17, 2012 4:26 pm

Lori Velasco, "Boboy" and Craig Ettleman, flying kite, enjoy a sunny afternoon and an overview of Puget Sound on Ruston Way, in Tacoma, Tuesday July 6, 2010.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)

As summer settles in there are plenty of community events to keep you busy over the weekend. Here are a few to check out:
Kite Festival
free family fun, learn how to make and fly a kite, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Chambers Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W., University Place. Free. 253-798-4104,

Swap & Flea @ Cheney Stadium enjoy a day of bargain hunting, vendors will be selling everything from antiques, collectibles, some may say junk, clothing, everyday household items and who knows what you may find, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $1. 206-790-2505.

Uptown Presents the Cruise, the Narrows Classic Car Show 9 a.m.3 p.m. July 29, Uptown Gig Harbor, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. $15 per vehicle. Visitor viewing is free. 253-376-6339,

Salmon Bake noon-4 p.m. July 29, Sunnyside Beach, Lafayette St, Steilacoom. Salmon meal $14, hot dog (kid’s meal) $6, both include drink and dessert. 253-584-4133,

The Moveable Feast food truck festivalfeaturing more than 30 trucks, sample their wares.There will be beer, music, kid zone, skate contest and more, noon-7 p.m. July 29, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Free ($10 VIP, early access and a T-shirt). 253-722-2025,

LouieFest 2012 at LeMay-America’s Car Musem music and arts festival with four stages, 40 bands, food, activities for children, and the grand finale will be 1000 guitars playing the rock anthem “Louie Louie” 11 a.m. July 28-29, LeMay–America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. One-day pass $15 advance, $20 at the gate. Two-day pass $25 advance, $30 at the gate. 253-381-8374,

Spanaway Community Fair & Car Show July 28-29, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games July 28-29, King County Fairgrounds, Enumclaw.

White River Bon Odori Dance Festival 4-9:30 p.m. July 28, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. Free. 253-833-1442,

Renton River Days July 27-29, Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton.

6th Annual Concert at the Capitol with Olympia Symphony Orchestra, 5-6:30 p.m. July 29, Washington State Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W., Olympia. Free. 360-753-0074,

Family Nature Walks: Oak Tree Park 1-2 p.m. July 28, Oak Tree Park, South 76th Street, Tacoma. Free. 253-591-6439,

Family Nature Walks: Wapato Hills Park 10 a.m.-11 a.m. July 28, Wapato Hills Park, 6231 S. Wapato St., Tacoma. Free. 253-591-6439,

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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