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Wednesday in Wallingford…and beyond

July 28th, 2010 · No Comments

We’re in the full throes of summer now — cloudless afternoons, highs in the 80s — and the wading pool at Wallingford Playfield is the most popular spot for the 6-and-under set. It’s open today, tomorrow and Friday, noon to 7 p.m.

The Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. in the south parking lot of Wallingford Center. Peaches and nectarines are among the fruits in season now. Tried them grilled? Oh, you should.

Chef Jeff Marshall from Bizarro will do the chef demo at 4:00 p.m.

If you’ve shopped at the Farmers Market, many Wallingford Center businesses offer 10% off purchases. Be sure to ask!

You could top off your evening with Trophy‘s new¬†Bumbershoot cupcake — the proceeds help send kids to the music and arts festival in September.

If you feel like heading out of the neighborhood (or want to know why northbound traffic is so bad tonight), Greenwood has its biggest event of the year, the Seafair Parade. The 60th annual parade starts at 6 p.m. and runs along Greenwood Avenue North from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, then turns west on 85th to 6th Avenue Northwest. Ten thousand people will watch 100 floats, drill teams, marching bands, groups of cute kids, and of course, the Seafair Pirates.

Head east to take in free music tonight. The weekly University Village concert series features The Beatniks from 6:00 to 8:30.