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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.

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.

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.

Lighthouse festival

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. See the schedule and parking options. FREE

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.

Lantern parade

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. FREE

Greek festival

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. FREE

Free concerts in Seattle

September 2024 (undated)

multiple locations


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.

Rainier Beer festival

September 2024 (undated)

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.). FREE

UW farm dinner

September 2024 (undated)

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+.

Urban farm festival

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. FREE

Eastside festival

September 2024 (undated)

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. FREE

Oktoberfest in Edmonds

September 2024 (undated)

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. FREE except admission to the beer garden.

Tasting in Puyallup

September 2024 (undated)

Puyallup (32 miles S)

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


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 take a walk at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.]
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