This weekend in Seattle there are a few notable events happening that have inspired us here at Blackbird to head out on the town, and to the green, in our finest springtime gear.

The Ballard Urban Picnic (BURP) is happening on Saturday, May 1st in the Ballard Commons Park and lasts from the opening at noon until the end of the day. Check out BURP on Twitter and catch all the event details here. All our favorite local food joints will be there, including Dante's Hot Dogs, Veraci Pizza, Verite Coffee, and Cupcake Royale, bouncy toys for the kids and a beer garden for grownups, a movie ("Up"- be honest, you cried) around 8:30, and there are bands playing throughout the day!
Band line up:
12:30 - 1:30 Snake Suspenderz
1:30 - 2:30 Lindsay Fuller & the Cheap Dates
2:30 - 3:30 Daniel Kamas
4:00 - 5:00 School of Rock
5:00 - 6:00 Dromenon
6:00 - 7:00 Horace Pickett
Also happening this weekend is the Kentucky Derby, and Tavern Law is celebrating by throwing a party starting at 2pm Saturday and invites everyone to enjoy a frosty mint julep while watching the races. Word is there's a special prize to the best dressed derby-goer...
So in conclusion, if you're heading out this weekend to the park, to the races, or to some darker places, might we suggest a wardrobe refresh?
Robert Gellar Straw Cap in Natural
100% straw short billed cap with gray band and natural finish. Made in Japan in exclusive collaboration with Japanese haberdasher, CA4LA.
Billykirk Pork Pie Panama Hat in Tan
Straw Panama pork pie hat with navy and maroon striped grosgrain band and sterling silver hammer & maul Billykirk logo pin. Handmade in the U.S.A.
Gant Rugger Striped Rugby in Off-White and Navy
100% cotton long sleeve rugby shirt with twill collar, blue oxford cloth lined placket with authentic white rubber buttons, and navy diamond and Gant "G" left chest embroidery.
Wings + Horns WI-5033 Chambray Shorts in Blue
100% cotton chambray Bermuda shorts with Ideal zip fly and button closure, white contrast stitching, slim knee-length leg, two front pockets and coin pocket, gusseted back pockets (small "W&H" tag tucked inside the right rear pocket), and taped interior seams in blue. Made in Canada.
Our Legacy Harvest Blazer in Camel
55% hemp, 45% cotton slub twill three button country blazer with notch lapels, three front patch pockets and a single interior chest pocket, button free cuffs, and lined sleeves and shoulder panel. Designed in Sweden and made in Portugal in a limited 30-piece edition.
No Tomorrow Sub Rosa Society Necklace
Long (32") sterling silver chain with blackened bronze pentagram, bag, top hat and oversized key charms and sterling silver rose, dogwood blossom, pyramid, and animal vertebra charms. Designed in New South Wales, Australia.
Built by Wendy Pleat Dress in Indigo
Cotton and linen short sleeve dress with gathered elastic waistband, softly puffed sleeves, and pleated neckline.
RVCA Floral Rain Skinny Jeans in Blue
98% cotton, 2% spandex skinny stretch five pocket jeans in blue, purple, lavender, pink, and light green tiny flower print.
Pendleton Rainier National Park Blanket
100% wool blanket with alternating red, black, yellow, and green stripes.
Stanley Lunch Box Cooler Set
Stanley's Lunch Box Cooler Set sets you up for all the picnic, camping, and tailgating you'll ever do. Fully loaded with the Seattle company's legendary Vacuum Bottle and heavy-duty lunch cooler which features a durable folding handle, divided 7 quart inner compartment for easy organization, and foam insulation for hours of cold storage. Fill it up with all your lunchtime goodies and go. With Stanley's Built for Life Lifetime Warranty, this baby's guaranteed to last for decades of football and camping seasons.