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Outer-space virtual reality

September 1 - 5, 2022

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Wearing a virtual-reality headset, wander through seven zones that recreate a visit to the International Space Station, a space walk, and “mind-blowing views of earth” at The Infinite in Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. Video (2 minutes). Save 15% with promo code “EVENTS12” in capital letters. Closed Tuesdays.

Mercer Island wine tasting

September 9, 2022 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Mercer Island (5.8 miles E)

Taste 10 samples from Washington wineries, breweries, and cider makers at Art Uncorked, with art vendors, live music, and food for sale in tents for age 21+ at Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, I-90 Trail on Mercer Island. Must buy ticket online. No pets or smoking.

Free craft stuff

September 10, 2022 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Georgetown (5.4 miles S)

Get surplus samples from architects and interior designers to use in your craft projects at ZeroLandfill Seattle, including fabric bolts and samples, carpet, tile, glass, metal, wood, and three-ring binders at Stratus Surfaces, 6015 6th Ave. S, Building B in Seattle. Bring bags and/or a wagon. Free.

Wine tasting for horse lovers

September 10, 2022 (5:30 p.m.)

Maple Valley (28 miles SE)

A ticket to Serenity’s Hearts and Horses Benefit & Wine Tasting includes two drink tickets for wine/microbrews, appetizers, live music, and an auction to “help horses and ponies in need” at Serenity Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation, 28818 SE 216th Way in Maple Valley. Doors open 5 p.m.

Pioneer fall festival

September 10, 2022 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Tacoma (41 miles SW)

Press apple cider, make a corn dolly, play Victorian games, see traditional music & dance, and watch “the hock cart carrying the last sheaf of wheat through the fort to the granary” during Harvest Home at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5519 Five Mile Drive in Tacoma. Free for age 3 and younger.

Seattle Symphony – opening night

September 17, 2022 (6 p.m.)

Downtown (0.3 miles SW)

Opening Night Concert includes “French favorites by Ravel & Saint-Saëns, exquisite Chopin selections with pianist Jan Lisiecki, and a world premiere” plus an optional after party with complimentary drinks, signature bites, and dancing at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.

Downhill marathon

September 18, 2022

Snoqualmie Pass (55 miles E)

Run downhill through forests and a former train tunnel in one of the Tunnel Marathons, which qualify 40% of its participants for the Boston Marathon, starting at Palouse to Cascades State Park – Hyak Trailhead, Iron Horse Trail at Snoqualmie Pass. See their directions page. Held in June, August, and September.

Oktoberfest in Edmonds

September 23 - 24, 2022

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Edmonds Oktoberfest promises 11 local breweries, bands, and food outdoors beginning Friday (4 to 10 p.m.). Saturday events include a 5K (10 a.m.), a pet parade (11:30 a.m.), a kids’ area (12 to 6 p.m.), beer and food trucks (12 to 10 p.m.). Located near Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. Free.

Lantern parade

September 24, 2022 (7:30 p.m.)

Green Lake (4.8 miles N)

Celebrate the equinox (when day and night are both 12 hours) with lanterns, glowing costumes, and music-making at the Luminata parade of lights. Begin at Green Lake Aqua Theater on West Green Lake Way N at the south end of the lake, and then walk with the parade to the Bath House. Free.

Rainier Beer festival

September 24, 2022 (4 to 11 p.m.)

Georgetown (5.1 miles S)

R Day is an outdoor “community celebration of music, art, and beer in the heart of Georgetown” with live music for age 21+. The address is at 5706 Airport Way S, and Airport Way South will likely be closed to cars (from 13th Avenue S. to Corson Avenue S.). Free.

Gala for Seattle film festival

September 29, 2022 (5:30 p.m.)

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

A $250 ticket to Marquee Gala [formerly Sip for SIFF] gets you wine from 10 wineries, heavy hors d’oeuvres from 10 restaurants, dinner, a cocktail competition, games, a live auction, and live music with dancing, all to help support the Seattle International Film Festival. Located at Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. A party-only ticket is $75.

Haunted golf course

September 30 - Oct. 30, 2022

Mountlake Terrace (14 miles N)

Nile Nightmares is an outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Gold Center, 6601 244th St. SW in Mountlake Terrace. It has a food court and a beer garden, and is open Fri., Sat., and Sun. Recommended for age 13+ except less scary for kids on Oct. 22, 2022 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Ghostly show

September 30 - Oct. 31, 2022

(began this month on September 29)

Pioneer Square (1.1 miles S)

“Join a secret order of spiritualists, and summon a carefully curated collection of ghosts for the evening’s entertainment” at the interactive show Spirit Parlour for age 21+ at Cafe Nordo, 109 South Main St. in Seattle. Optional wine & cocktails.

Haunted cocktail party

September 30 - Oct. 31, 2022

(began this month on September 23)

Capitol Hill (1 mile E)

House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée includes four or five mini cocktails in a haunted mansion where you “experience a night of macabre magic, tarot readings, strange roaming specters, live music, and secret games” from $80 to $132 for age 21+. Located at DAR Rainier Chapter House, 800 E Roy St. in Seattle.

Whacky parade

October 1 - 2, 2022 (noon)

Port Townsend (58 miles NW via ferry)

Odd contraptions and costumed drivers gather at US Bank at 11 a.m. and then parade north on Water Street at noon to begin The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race in Port Townsend. You’re welcome to attend the Rosehips Ball and Kween Kornation (Sat. 8 p.m.). The race continues at noon Sunday.

Seattle attractions

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Seattle CityPass gets you into:
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • The Space Needle
plus your choice of three:
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Seattle Harbor Cruise
  • Woodland Park Zoo
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