by Susan Fried
In arguably South Seattle’s most event-packed weekend this summer, the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade transformed Rainier Avenue into a playground for a day, the Rainier Beach Back 2 School Bash provided supplies and motivation for South End students for the upcoming school year, and the Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival showcased the area’s vast diversity through song, dance, food, and (of course) a camel petting zoo.
25th Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival / Columbia City/ Saturday, August 12
Back 2 School Bash/ Rainier Beach/ Saturday, August 12
Othello Park International Musics and Arts Festival /Othello / Sunday, August 13