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Seattle events September 2024

Play games  FREE

September 1, 2024 (12 to 9 p.m.)

Downtown (0.2 miles S)

Play 25 new electronic games and meet the developers at the all-ages Seattle Indies Expo on the third floor of Hilton Motif, 1415 5th Ave. in Seattle. An after-party begins at 6 p.m.

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Bumbershoot

September 1, 2024

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Celebrate the end of summer at Bumbershoot, a festival of music, film, comedy, and arts on Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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Waterfront festival in Olympia  FREE

September 1, 2024

Olympia (62 miles S)

Olympia Harbor Days has craft vendors, food booths, live music, a 10-minute drone show (Fri. 9:30 p.m.), vintage tugboat tours (Sat.), and a tugboat parade (Sun. noon). Park free on the streets or in a dirt lot at Marine Drive NE & Market Street NE in Olympia.

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Oak Harbor Music Festival  FREE

September 1, 2024

Oak Harbor (93 miles N)

Oak Harbor Music Festival features 30 bands playing all types of music on two stages, beer & wine, food vendors, and arts & crafts along SE Pioneer Way on Whidbey Island. Begins Friday at 6 p.m.

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Acoustic music in Eastern WA  FREE

September 1, 2024

Richland (203 miles SE)

Tumbleweed Music Festival has 6 stages with 100 acts, workshops, food and craft vendors, and a contra dance Sunday at Howard Amon Park, 500 Amon Park Drive in Richland. Begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. The evening concert and the dance are not free.

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Video game convention

September 1 - 2, 2024

Downtown (0.2 miles E)

Play pre-release video games, attend interactive panels, watch game competitions, and admire gamers in costume during PAX West at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle.

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Blackberry festival  FREE

September 1 - 2, 2024

Bremerton (18 miles W via ferry)

Walk aboard a ferry to the Bremerton Blackberry Festival with waterfront views on Bremerton Boardwalk, 243 2nd St. in Bremerton. Hear music on two entertainment stages, visit the beer & wine garden, and shop for art, jewelry, and fair food including “15 blackberry-themed foods.” No pets.

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Evergreen State Fair

September 1 - 2, 2024

Monroe (33 miles NE)

Meet farm animals, watch pigs race, eat fair food, see monster trucks, visit the carnival, and catch a show at the Evergreen State Fair, which is located at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Closed Wednesday. Schedule.

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Ellensburg Rodeo

September 1 - 2, 2024

Ellensburg (108 miles E)

Ellensburg Rodeo is Washington’s biggest rodeo, with live music, a carnival, and the Kittitas County Fair at Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds, 1010 E 8th Ave. in Ellensburg.

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Titanic exhibition

September 1 - 8, 2024

(0.7 miles S)

See “original artifacts and personal belongings that tell touching stories of the ship's passengers and crew” plus recreated first-class and third-class rooms at Titanic: The Exhibition in the Maritime Building, 906 Alaskan Way in Seattle. Your ticket includes a narrated audio guide.

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Chamber music in Port Townsend

September 1 - 8, 2024

Port Townsend (57 miles NW via ferry)

Hear world-class concerts at the Olympic Music Festival. Most performances are in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend.

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Puyallup fair

September 1 - 22, 2024

Puyallup (37 miles S)

Find animals, rides, rodeo, food, and entertainment at Washington State Fair, the largest, oldest, and most popular fair in the state, located at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Closed Tuesdays.

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Concerts in Seattle  FREE

September 1 - 26, 2024

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Ride the mini train  FREE

September 1 - Oct. 27, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Skykomish (66 miles NE)

Ride atop a miniature steam train over a bridge and through a tunnel for 10 minutes, and then visit the gift shop at Great Northern & Cascade Railway, 101 5th St. N in pretty Skykomish. (Or see the schedule for Kitsap Live Steamers in Port Orchard.)

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Wine tasting

September 6, 2024 (5 to 9 p.m.)

Renton (13 miles SE)

A $35 ticket to Renton Wine Walk includes a souvenir glass and 10 tokens to sample wine in downtown businesses where you can meet the winemakers, beginning at Rain City Market, 700 S 3rd St. in Renton. Free parking. Bring age 21+ ID. Also held in June.

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Cider tasting

September 6 - 7, 2024

Westlake (1.3 miles N)

Sample artisanal ciders from nearly 50 producers, buy food & beverages to go, and visit the Dog Lounge during Cider Summit Seattle at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Sketch comedy festival

September 6 - 8, 2024

Downtown (0.4 miles SW)

SketchFest Seattle features live comedy by Seattle comedians and out-of-town guests at Unexpected Productions Improv, 1428 Post Alley in Seattle.

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Jazz on the sidewalks

September 6 - 8, 2024

Central District (1.9 miles SE)

Jackson Street Jazz Walk features 22 bands on eight community stages located at and around Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 South Main St. in Seattle. Schedule. Donation.

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Italian street fair  FREE

September 6 - 8, 2024

Georgetown (5.2 miles S)

Enjoy Italian food, Italian music, a beer and wine garden, children’s activities, and a procession of the saint (Sat. 11 a.m.) at the San Gennaro Festival of Seattle on the street in front of Beneficial Brewing, 1225 S Angelo St. in Seattle.

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Audio expo

September 6 - 8, 2024

SeaTac (15 miles S)

Pacific Audio Fest features 200 vendors of high-end audio (headphones, speakers, turntables, musical instruments, amps, and vinyl), with listening rooms, live music, and a record fair at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd. in SeaTac. Free for students with ID and children younger than age 18. Held in June & Sept.

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Wooden boat festival & craft fair

September 6 - 8, 2024

Port Townsend (57 miles NW via ferry)

See 300 boats, watch demonstrations, and meet expert craftsmen and wooden boat enthusiasts at the Wooden Boat Festival near Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. in Port Townsend. No pets. Down the street is Crafts by the Dock crafts fair Sat. & Sun.

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Winery concerts

September 6 - 28, 2024

Woodinville (18 miles NE)

Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St. in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or low-back chair if you buy a lawn ticket.

  • Sept. 6 & 7 — Ray LaMontagne
  • Sept. 12 — Chris Isaak
  • Sept. 20 — Wynonna Judd
  • Sept. 21 — Crowded House
  • Sept. 24 — Beabadoobee
  • Sept. 25 — Orville Peck
  • Sept. 28 — Indigo Girls

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Concerts at Remlinger Farms

September 6 - Oct. 4, 2024

Carnation (27 miles E)

Rock out in the great outdoors at Remlinger Concerts at Remlinger Farms, 32610 NE 32nd St. in Carnation. Bring a low-back chair or blanket. Shuttle bus is $50 roundtrip from Seattle or Redmond.

  • Sept. 6 — Chromeo & The Midnight
  • Sept. 20 — Jungle
  • Sept. 21 — Goose

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Art open house  FREE

September 7, 2024 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Central District (1.9 miles SE)

Fall Open House includes live art demonstrations by teaching artists, art-making for kids, music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 South Main St. in Seattle.

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Mercer Island wine tasting

September 7, 2024

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.

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Ukrainian festival  FREE

September 7, 2024

Bellevue (9.4 miles E)

Watch stage entertainment (bands, soloists, and choirs), shop from vendors, buy Ukrainian food, play games, and visit the children’s area at NorthWest Ukrainian International Festival in Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St. in Bellevue.

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Dogs in the pool

September 7, 2024 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Kirkland (11 miles NE)

Bring your dog to splash and play in a swimming pool at See Spot Splash, which includes vendor booths and food trucks at Peter Kirk Pool, 340 Kirkland Ave. in Kirkland.

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Lantern festival  FREE

September 7, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Burien (11 miles S)

See light installations, watch performers, and visit the night market during Arts-A-Glow in the area surrounding Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St. in Burien. Costumes and battery powered lanterns are welcome.

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Eastside festival  FREE

September 7, 2024

Newcastle (13 miles SE)

Newcastle Days has a car show (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a parade (10:30 a.m.), an art fair & kids’ activities (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), historic cemetery tours (1:30 & 3 p.m.), plus entertainment & food vendors & beer garden (until 7 p.m.) at Lake Boren Park, 13058 SE 84th Way in Newcastle.

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Concerts at Marymoor Park

September 7, 2024

Redmond (16 miles NE)

Marymoor Live presents a wide variety of live music in a green setting. Bring cash for parking, and a blanket or chairs to Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond.

  • Sept. 7 — Switchfoot

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Neighborhood music festival  FREE

September 7, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Hear music performed in neighborhood yards, porches, and businesses during PorchFest, including Edmonds Bookshop, 111 5th Ave. S in Edmonds.

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Pioneer fall festival

September 7, 2024

Tacoma (41 miles SW)

Press apple cider, make a corn doll, 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.

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Touch-a-Truck  FREE

September 7, 2024

Spanaway (43 miles S)

Children can climb on, sit in, and even honk the horns of big vehicles (fire engine, school bus, dump truck, sheriff, tractor, utility) during Touch-a-Truck at Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S in Spanaway. No horn honking after noon.

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LEGO building convention

September 7 - 8, 2024

Bellevue (11 miles E)

View thousands of models created by adult hobbyists, and visit LEGO vendors at BrickCon Public Exhibition at Meydenbauer Center, 11000 NE 6th St. in Bellevue. Children age 4 and younger are free.

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Mini hydroplanes  FREE

September 7 - 8, 2024 (10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

SeaTac (16 miles S)

Watch competitors race up to 100 m.p.h. in small outboard hydroplanes, and visit the pit area (if you wear shoes and sign a waiver) at Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. in SeaTac. Limited parking.

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Movies in Seattle parks  FREE

September 7 - 14, 2024

Seattle (multiple locations)

Center City Cinema screens movies outdoors at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. See schedule.

Basketball

September 7 - 17, 2024

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Watch the women of Seattle Storm play a home game at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle.

  • Sept. 7 — Phoenix Mercury
  • Sept. 15 — Los Angeles Sparks
  • Sept. 17 — Las Vegas Aces

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Husky football

September 7 - Nov. 15, 2024

University District (4 miles NE)

Watch the University of Washington Huskies play an exciting home game at Husky Stadium, 3800 Montlake Blvd. NE in Seattle.

  • Sept. 7 — Eastern Michigan Eagles
  • Sept. 14 — Washington State Cougars
    This game is at Lumen Field.
  • Sept. 21 — Northwestern Wildcats

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Hawaiian festival  FREE

September 8, 2024

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival has songs, performances, workshops (hula, ukulele, and lei making), food, and vendors of traditional arts and crafts at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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Car show  FREE

September 8, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

See 250 classic cars and motorcycles at Edmonds Classic Car Show, which is centered at 502 Main Street in Edmonds.

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Wine bike ride

September 8, 2024 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Woodinville (21 miles NE)

Woodinville Wine Ride is a 20-mile bike ride roundtrip with stops for wine tasting and food sampling, plus a finish-line party with a wine & beer garden plus food trucks. It begins and ends at Black Raven Brewery, 15902 Redmond - Woodinville Road NE in Woodinville.

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Downhill marathon

September 8, 2024 (8 a.m.)

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.

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Football

September 8 - Dec. 22, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

Watch the Seahawks play an exciting home game at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

  • Sept. 8 — Denver Broncos
  • Sept. 22 — Miami Dolphins

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Baseball

September 10 - 29, 2024

SoDo (1.6 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Mariners play an exciting home game at T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave. S in Seattle.

  • Sept. 10 - 11 — San Diego Padres
  • Sept. 12 - 15 — Texas Rangers
  • Sept. 17 - 19 — New York Yankees
  • Sept. 27 - 29 — Oakland Athletics

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Romantic musical: Camelot

September 10 - Nov. 10, 2024

Everett & Issaquah

Full of catchy tunes by Lerner and Loewe, Camelot is a timeless love story and grand adventure about a love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot, at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N in Issaquah.

  • Sept. 10 to Oct. 13 — Issaquah
  • Oct. 19 to Nov. 10 — Everett

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Kids’ concert

September 11, 2024 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

Puyallup (37 miles S)

High-energy Kidz Bop Live performs kid-friendly versions of today’s hottest pop hits in a concert for all ages at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup.

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Eastside wine tasting

September 12, 2024

Bellevue (9.2 miles E)

A ticket to Old Bellevue Wine Walk gets you a souvenir wine glass and 12 tasting tickets to redeem in shops for age 21+. Check in at 520 Bar & Grill, 10146 Main St. in Bellevue. Held in spring and fall. No pets.

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Eastside Fashion Show

September 12, 2024 (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Kirkland (9.4 miles NE)

The Sustainable Fashion Show includes “a plated lunch, swag bag, and a raffle ticket” at The Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point in Kirkland.

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Boat sale

September 12 - 15, 2024

Eastlake (1.3 miles N)

Boats Afloat Show includes cabin cruisers, sailboats, ski boats, and yachts on Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle. Enjoy live music, food for sale, and boat rides. Children age 12 and younger are free. Held in April and September.

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Oktoberfest in Edmonds  FREE

September 13 - 14, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Edmonds Oktoberfest promises local breweries, bands, and food outdoors beginning Friday (3 to 10 p.m.). Saturday events include a pet parade (noon), a kids’ area (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and beer & food trucks (1 to 10 p.m.). Located near Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. in Edmonds. Admission to the beer garden is not free.

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Lighthouse festival  FREE

September 13 - 15, 2024

Mukilteo (26 miles N)

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival includes art, music, food vendors, a beer garden, an open lighthouse, a children’s corner, a daily salmon bake, a happy hour BBQ (Fri.), a 5K/10K (Sat.), a parade (Sat. 10:45 a.m.), and fireworks (Sat. 8:30 p.m.) at Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St. in Mukilteo. Schedule.

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Neighborhood street fair  FREE

September 14, 2024 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Beacon Hill (3.3 miles SE)

Beacon Arts Street Fair is a mellow event with live music, an art market, food vendors, and family activities in the plaza outside El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S in Seattle.

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Short films

September 14, 2024

Shoreline (11 miles NW)

Snohomish Film Festival offers “an exciting day full of film screenings, discussions, and networking opportunities” with 30 films and an awards ceremony in the theater at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N in Shoreline.

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Tasting in Mill Creek

September 14, 2024 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)

Bothell (21 miles N)

A ticket to Beer & Wine Walk includes a glass and 10 tickets for tastes of beer and wine in the shops at Mill Creek Town Center. Check in at the Forum Event Center, 15115 Main St. in Bothell. Held in May and September.

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Beer on a farm

September 14, 2024 (12 to 6 p.m.)

Kent (24 miles SE)

Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival features craft beer, live music, and food trucks for age 21+ at Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road in Kent. You’re welcome to bring chairs or blankets. Buy tickets in person.

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Small-town wine tasting

September 14, 2024

Snohomish (29 miles NE)

A $35 ticket to Snohomish Wine Walk includes 10 tastes of wine at shops in charming downtown Snohomish, beginning at Anna Marie Creative Collective, 1015 1st St. in Snohomish. Bring age 21+ ID. Held in summer, fall, and winter.

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Obstacle race

September 14, 2024

Snohomish (33 miles NE)

Race in rugged terrain, and conquer obstacles in the Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend, which begins at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, 18601 Sky Meadows Lane in Snohomish.

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Tacoma color run

September 14, 2024

University Place (43 miles SW)

Wear a white shirt to Chase the Rainbow Run 5K, and expect to be bombarded with handfuls of colored cornstarch at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Drive W in University Place.

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Floating lanterns in Tacoma

September 14, 2024

Spanaway (43 miles S)

Here’s a national for-profit event that gets good reviews. Water Lantern Festival begins at 4:30 p.m. with food trucks, music, and games; at 7 p.m. you design a lantern included in the ticket price; and at 7:30 p.m. you launch it on the lake at Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S in Spanaway. No pets.

Latin American festival  FREE

September 14 - 15, 2024

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Celebrate independence from Spain at Seattle Fiestas Patrias, with mariachi music, dancing, an art show, games, food, and craft vendors in the Armory & Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Also consider Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias Parade in South Park.

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Electric vehicle festival

September 14 - 15, 2024

Redmond (16 miles NE)

Electrify Expo offers “test drives and demo opportunities” of electric cars, motorcycles, bikes, scooters, and skateboards at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. Children age 5 and younger are free.

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Viking festival

September 14 - 15, 2024

Arlington (52 miles N)

Midgard Viking Festival promises “vendors, games, a costume contest, belly dancers, faeries, forges, sword fights, an interactive shield wall, tug-o-war competitions, and Icelandic horses” at River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road in Arlington.

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Local tasting

September 15, 2024 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Phinney Ridge (5.1 miles N)

Get a taste of 20 local restaurants and visit the beer & wine garden at Bite of PhinneyWood at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle.

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Small-town apple festival  FREE

September 15, 2024 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Fall City (26 miles E)

Fall City Apple Festival has children’s activities, cider making, hard cider, food trucks, live music, craft vendors, and horse rides for sale at Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center, 32925 SE 46th St. in Fall City.

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Soccer

September 15 - Oct. 19, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

Watch the Seattle Sounders play a home game at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

  • Sept. 15 — Sporting Kansas City
  • Sept. 18 — San Jose Earthquakes
  • Sept. 28 — Houston Dynamo FC

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Soccer

September 16 - Oct. 18, 2024

Pioneer Square (1.3 miles S)

Watch the women of Seattle Reign play a home game at Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.

  • Sept. 16 — NJ/NY Gotham
  • Sept. 29 — Bay

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Acrobatic show  FREE

September 19, 2024 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Northlake (3.9 miles N)

Seattle Summer Series promises “free music, circus arts, acro yoga, dance, flow, visual art, and DJ music” for all ages at Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way in Seattle. No ticket or RSVP is needed for this public event.

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UW farm dinner

September 19, 2024

University District (5.3 miles NE)

UW Farm Harvest Dinner Fundraiser is a three-course, family-style dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Seth Fernald using local ingredients from UW Farm, with three drink tickets at Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. A VIP ticket includes a farm tour and pre-party at 4 p.m. Age 21+.

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Taste of West Seattle

September 19, 2024 (6 p.m., VIP 5:30 p.m.)

Fauntleroy (10 miles SW)

Your ticket to Taste of West Seattle supports the food bank and gets you “samples from 30 of West Seattle’s favorite restaurants, cafes, breweries, and wineries” in The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Wine tasting

September 20, 2024

SoDo (2.6 miles S)

Pour features 25 urban wineries, live music, and food for sale at Club Sur, 2901 1st Ave. S in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Motivational women

September 20, 2024 (6 p.m.)

Renton (14 miles SE)

“Learn from leaders about embracing strengths, making your own success, and transforming the way you live” when five of them speak at $79 Women to Watch at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N in Renton.

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Mini Oktoberfest  FREE

September 20 - 21, 2024

Wallingford (5.1 miles N)

St. Ben’s Festival [formerly Great Wallingford Wurst Fest] is a neighborhood event with food, beer, games & inflatables for kids, and 16 local bands playing until 10 p.m. at St. Benedict School, 4811 Wallingford Ave. N in Seattle.

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Oktoberfest in Fremont

September 20 - 22, 2024

Fremont (3.6 miles N)

Fremont Oktoberfest offers 100 kinds of beer and cider, food vendors, a dance floor, and DJ music for age 21+. Sunday adds free admission for leashed dogs. The festival entrance is at Bold Hat Productions, 3503 Phinney Ave. in Seattle.

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Fantasy festival near Portland

September 20 - 22, 2024

Woodland (150 miles S)

Realms Unknown is an all-ages fantasy festival with interactive challenges and tasks as you navigate different realms with vikings, knights, pirates, goblins, and mermaids at the 50-acre Lewis River Golf Course, 3209 Old Lewis River Road in Woodland. It offers entertainment, vendors, taverns, and camping.

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Coastal wildlife festival

September 20 - 22, 2024

Long Beach (168 miles SW)

Wings over Willapa is a birding and nature festival that celebrates “many species and diverse habitats” with tours, presentations, and family activities in and near Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, 7112 67th Place in Long Beach. Some events are free. Schedule.

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Salmon celebration  FREE

September 21, 2024

Waterfront (0.6 miles SW)

Salmon homecoming includes arts & crafts vendors, musicians, a salmon bake, and a canoe ceremony at Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way in Seattle. Schedule.

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Lantern parade  FREE

September 21, 2024

Green Lake (4.8 miles N)

Celebrate the equinox (when day & night are both 12 hours) by following the Luminata parade of lanterns, glowing costumes, and musicians from the south end of the lake at Green Lake Aqua Theater on West Green Lake Way N to the Bath House. For more fun, buy a lantern after the shop opens at 5:30 p.m. Facebook.

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Rainier Beer festival  FREE

September 21, 2024 (4 to 10 p.m.)

Georgetown (5.1 miles S)

R Day is a “community celebration of music, art, and beer in the heart of Georgetown” for age 21+ with a DJ at 4:30 p.m. and live music at 6:10 p.m. outside Star Brass Works Lounge, 5813 Airport Way S in Seattle. Note that Airport Way South may be closed to cars (from 13th Ave. S. to Corson Ave. S.).

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Wine walk

September 21, 2024

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Taste samples from 14 Northwest wineries and cideries, see art, and hear local musicians in shops on Stadium District Art & Wine Walk, beginning at First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S in Tacoma. Bring age 21+ ID.

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Korean festival  FREE

September 21, 2024

Tacoma (37 miles S)

ChuSeok Korean Festival is “a fun-filled day of Samulnori drum dances, paper lotus flower making, Korean musical instruments, delicious food, and lots of fanfare” sponsored by Asia Pacific Cultural Center at 4851 S Tacoma Way in Tacoma. This event repeats on Sept. 28 in Gig Harbor.

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Eastern Washington salmon festival  FREE

September 21, 2024

Wenatchee (150 miles E)

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival promises “salmon-centric activities” including a salmon maze, live raptors, a native American village, a tribal parade, live music, and family activities at Rocky Reach Dam Discovery Center, 6151 US 97 Alternate in Wenatchee.

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Edmonds art tour  FREE

September 21 - 22, 2024

Edmonds (17 miles N)

Visit 18 studios and galleries displaying the work of 38 artists, and watch them working on the self-guided Edmonds Art Studio Tour.

Family festival in West Seattle  FREE

September 22, 2024

West Seattle (5.6 miles SW)

Fall Festival offers games, kids’ activities, live music, a farmer’s market, a pie-eating contest, and a chili cook-off at Junction Plaza Park, 4545 42nd Ave. SW in Seattle.

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Adult science night

September 25, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, visit the butterfly house, see a planetarium program, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during $20 Summer Nights Happy Hour for age 21+ at Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N in Seattle. Held July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 25.

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Gypsy jazz festival

September 25 - 29, 2024

Langley (35 miles N via ferry)

DjangoFest NorthWest is the top showcase of gypsy jazz music in North America, with performances, workshops, and informal “djam” sessions at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. in Langley.

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Film festival

September 26 - 29, 2024

Gig Harbor (44 miles SW)

Gig Harbor Film Festival screens independent films including four world premieres, holds parties, and hosts Q&A sessions with filmmakers at Galaxy Theatres, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive in Gig Harbor.

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West Seattle wine tasting

September 27, 2024 (5 to 9 p.m.)

West Seattle (5.6 miles SW)

A ticket to West Seattle Wine Walk gets you a glass and 12 tastes of wine with light snacks in shops at West Seattle Junction. Check in with age 21+ ID at Windermere, 4526 California Ave. SW in Seattle. Held in May and September.

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Art in the neighborhood

September 27 - 28, 2024

Central District (2.1 miles E)

Walk the Block is an “outdoor visual and performing arts festival” featuring dozens of artists at homes, businesses, and parks. Buy tickets online and then begin at Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave. in Seattle.

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Greek festival  FREE

September 27 - 29, 2024

Montlake (3.7 miles NE)

Enjoy homemade Greek foods like gyros, souvlaki, lamb, chicken, spanakopita, pastry, coffee, and wine at the big St. Demetrios Greek Festival, plus dancers performing in costume to live music a children’s booth, and church tours at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E in Seattle. No pets.

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Music festival up north

September 27 - 29, 2024

Mount Vernon (61 miles N)

Skagit BigFoot Fest is for “Bigfoot enthusiasts and lovers of local business, art, and music” with 14 bands, comedians, speakers, beer gardens, food trucks, games, and a kids’ area at Skagit County Fairgrounds, 501 Taylor St. in Mount Vernon. Facebook page.

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Hot-air balloons in Tri Cities  FREE

September 27 - 29, 2024

Prosser (191 miles SE)

The Great Prosser Balloon Rally includes balloon launches (6:45 a.m.), a harvest festival, a breakfast (Sat.), a farmers market (Sat. morning), night glow (Sat. dusk), and a street-painting festival (Sat. & Sun.) in Prosser.

Magnolia wine walk

September 28, 2024 (6 to 9 p.m.)

Magnolia (3.9 miles NW)

Visit local shops to taste wine from a dozen wineries during Fall Vino in the Village. Start by picking up your wine glass at Modeles Home Furnishings, 3220 W McGraw St. in Seattle. Also held in April.

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Ballard festival  FREE

September 28, 2024 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Loyal Heights (6.3 miles NW)

Sustainable Ballard Festival offers live music, food trucks, activities, and environmental exhibits and workshops on the lawn at Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th Street, in Seattle.

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Wine fun run

September 28, 2024

Woodinville (18 miles NE)

Run or Wine is a $38 (5K) or $59 (10K) urban run/walk that includes wine tasting (or beer/cider), a race photo to download, and post-race snacks beginning at Dragonfly Sculpture Bridge, 14735 NE 145th St. in Woodinville. Repeats several times a year.

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Ecology fair  FREE

September 28, 2024

Bothell (20 miles NE)

Visit 50 vendors of sustainable products and services, get a broken item repaired, play games, hear live music, play lawn games, join a scavenger hunt, and let kids touch-a-truck at Sustainamania in the plaza of Bothell City Hall, 18415 101st Ave. NE in Bothell.

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Cider festival

September 28, 2024

Tacoma (33 miles S)

Sample 130 ciders from regional cider makers, buy food, shop for crafts, hear bands, and play games at Cider Swig at LeMay - America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street in Tacoma. Bring age 21+ ID. Your ticket includes a glass and eight tastings.

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National park day  FREE

September 28, 2024

All national parks

Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Italian festival  FREE

September 28 - 29, 2024

Seattle Center (1 mile NW)

Festa Italiana celebrates Italian food, wine, music, dance, cars (Sat.), and dogs (Sun.), with grape stomping and kids’ activities at Seattle Center in the Armory and Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle.

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Tea festival

September 28 - 29, 2024

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Sample fine tea, attend presentations by tea authors and industry experts, and shop for tea supplies at the Northwest Tea Festival in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle. Workshops cost extra. Free for children younger than age 12.

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Small medieval fair

September 28 - 29, 2024

Carnation (28 miles E)

Michelmasse Festival features craft shops, puppets, cider pressing, music, dance, and lunch (or reserve dinner) at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE in Carnation. Children age 5 and younger are free.

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Buckley haunted farm

September 28 - Oct. 27, 2024

Buckley (42 miles SE)

Visit The Haunted Woods with frightening creatures and an abandoned barn for age 11+ (no flashlights), or roam the Flashlight Maze without creatures (bring a flashlight) at Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy in Buckley. Buy tickets online before you arrive. Open Fri., Sat., and Sun.

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Bonsai party

September 29, 2024 (1 to 4 p.m.)

Federal Way (25 miles S)

A ticket to Branch Out includes appetizers, drinks, dessert, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a curated selection of bonsai in the iconic former Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S in Federal Way.

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Tour modern homes

September 2024 (undated)

multiple locations

Seattle Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit of six modern homes in Seattle and the Eastside, often with a chance to meet the owners and architects, for age 10+.

Film festival party

September 2024 (undated)

Downtown (0.3 miles NE)

A ticket to Marquee Gala includes a cocktail reception (5:30 p.m.), a dinner program and live auction (7 p.m.), and an after party (9 p.m.) with live music and dancing to support the Seattle International Film Festival. Located at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle. Or just buy a ticket to the after-party.

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Mexican Independence Day  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

First Hill (0.5 miles SE)

Celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1810 at El Grito at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. in Seattle.

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Local film festival

September 2024 (undated)

Capitol Hill (1.1 miles E)

Local Sightings Film Festival shows new films from the Northwest, holds workshops, awards prizes, and hosts a party the last day at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle.

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Party to stop cancer

September 2024 (undated)

Pioneer Square (1.1 miles S)

The Brave Benefit is a “dress up” event with a live band, dancing, cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, networking, and “special tributes to those who have braved cancer” at The 101 Event Space, 101 S Jackson St. in Seattle.

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Jazz party

September 2024 (undated)

Central District (1.7 miles SE)

The semi-formal Red Dress Jazz Gala features live music by a trumpeter, a singer, and a speaker at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S in Seattle. Blues Bash is a nearby after-party (9 to 11 p.m.). Donation.

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Queen Anne festival  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

Queen Anne (2.3 miles NW)

Queen Anne Days Festival has a fun walk, a fun run, a parade of kids and dogs at noon, and then a festival with live music, food trucks, and a beer/wine/cider garden at West Queen Anne Playfield, 150 W Blaine St. in Seattle.

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Fishermen’s festival  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

Interbay (4.3 miles NW)

Fishermen’s Fall Festival offers seafood, live music, a beverage garden, ship canal tours, contests, and kids’ activities at Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard.

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Taste of UW  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

University District (5 miles NE)

Buy cheap bites from 70 participating businesses until 8 p.m. at U District $4 Food Walk. Watch live music onstage until 6 p.m. and then in the streets until 10 p.m.

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Nordic film festival

September 2024 (undated)

Ballard (5.5 miles NW)

Watch award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at Seattle Nordic Film Festival at National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St. in Seattle. Buy a single ticket or a pass.

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Urban farm festival  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

Rainier Beach (7.5 miles SE)

Farm Fest features plant-based crafts, nature walks, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, farmer meet-and-greets, live performances, farm animals, food trucks, and a farm stand at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 S Cloverdale St. in Seattle. No pets.

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Thai Festival

September 2024 (undated)

Pinehurst (8.8 miles N)

Thai Festival features the cuisine, entertainment, and arts & crafts of Thailand outside St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1240 NE 127th St. in Seattle.

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Native plant sale  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

Bellevue (11 miles E)

Washington Native Plant Society will sell 30 species of native shrubs, perennials, and ground covers, and will answer your questions during Fall Native Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. in Bellevue.

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Wine walk

September 2024 (undated)

Kent (21 miles S)

A ticket to Sip & Savor includes 10 tickets for tastes in shops and live entertainment in downtown Kent, beginning at Kent Downtown Partnership, 202 W Gowe St. in Kent. Bringing a glass is optional, but age 21+ ID is required.

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Small nature festival  FREE

September 2024 (undated)

Renton (25 miles SE)

Take a bog tour, visit conservation booths, play children’s games, make crafts, visit the beer garden or a food truck, and hear children’s stories plus a musician during Frog Frolic at Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave. SE in Renton.

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Wine tasting for horse lovers

September 2024 (undated)

Maple Valley (28 miles SE)

A ticket to Serenity’s Hearts and Horses Benefit & Wine Tasting includes two drink tickets for wine/microbrews, plus 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.

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Glass pumpkin party

September 2024 (undated)

Everett (29 miles N)

A ticket to Pints + Pumpkins includes your first beer, “delicious bites,” live music, glassblowing demonstrations, a raffle ticket, and a “glass pumpkin patch” to browse for age 21+ at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Costumes welcome.

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Small-town tasting

September 2024 (undated)

North Bend (30 miles E)

A ticket to Sip, Suds & Si includes a glass and 10 tasting tickets for winery and brewery samples in North Bend shops, with live music, for age 21+. Check in begins 5 p.m. at Northwest Railway Museum, 205 E McClellan St. in North Bend. Held in spring and fall.

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Tasting in Puyallup

September 2024 (undated)

Puyallup (32 miles S)

Sip features wine, beer, cider, and music at 22 shops in downtown Puyallup for age 21+. Your ticket includes a glass and 10 tastes. Check in is located at the parking lot of Smile Solutions, 109 N Meridian in Puyallup. Held in May and September.

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Peninsula music festival

September 2024 (undated)

Quilcene (51 miles NW via ferry boat)

Departure Fest NW promises “world class musical performances” with craft and food vendors outdoors at 260 Munn Road in Quilcene.

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Sunflowers

September 2024 (undated)

Olympia (53 miles S)

Sunflower Experience includes a wagon ride to five acres of sunflowers, 16 photo props, a flower to take home, and a kids’ playground at Schilter Family Farm, 141 Nisqually Cut Off Road SE in Olympia. Some ticket options include food or wine. Closed Mon., Tues., Wed. [Afterward, you could take a walk at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.]

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