It's Friday and the sun is shining, and according to the weather reports, the warm temperatures intend to stick around for the weekend. For those of us that realize what a gift the warm weather is, we look for opportunities to get out and enjoy. Well there's a festival this weekend, that caught our eye: The Duwamish River Festival.

It might be a little strange that one of the nation's most toxic rivers is the host to a family event, but the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition hosts this even as a way to make sure that the communities surrounding the river can learn about the project as well as comment on the progress of the cleanup. The festival will also highlight the connection between healthy communities, human health and the health of the wildlife in the area.

The festivities begin at 9am, when the Walk-Bike-Paddle along the Duwamish kicks off. The length of the each of the routes vary, but the destination remains the same - everyone ends up at the Festival! At 12pm, the family-friendly festival begins at Duwamish Waterway Park. Activities include kayak tours on the river, water taxi rides, children's activities, yard care tips, and, of course, food.

For more information about the festival, visit Have a great weekend!