Events around Seattle and the region for August 2012.
Dates and times subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Aug. 1 Live and silent auction to benefit the Fusion organization, 3-9 p.m., Dumas Bay Center, 3200 Dash Point Road, Federal Way, $60-$70 (253-839-5212 or www.fusionfederalway.org).
Seafair Fleet Week
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Aug. 1-5 Parade of ships (Aug. 1), and public tours of a half-dozen visiting U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian vessels, various times, Seattle waterfront, free (206-728-0123 or www.seafair.com).
King County Fair
Aug. 2-5 Carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, children’s activities, 4-H and FFA animal exhibits, car show and chili cook-off. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 3-4, noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5 (866-99-FAIRS or www.thekingcountyfair.com).
Dream a Dream Concert
Aug. 3 Music from Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m., Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (www.farmerjayne.com).
Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday
Aug. 3-4 Pirates, car show, kids games, live music, 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 4, downtown Long Beach, Pacific County (800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com).
Aug. 3-4 Art show, sidewalk sale, beer gardens and parade (10:30 a.m. Aug. 4), Magnolia neighborhood (206-284-5836 or www.magnoliasummerfest.org). Lake City Pioneer Days
and Salmon Bake
Aug. 3-4 Salmon bake (noon-7 p.m. Aug. 3-4, Lake City Community Center), street fair, parade (7 p.m. Aug. 4, south on Lake City Way from 135th to 123rd streets), model trains exhibit, rummage sale, Lake City area, Seattle; $9-$9.50 (206-363-3287 or www.lakecityfestival.com).
Seafair Air Show
Aug. 3-5 U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and civilian aircraft perform over Lake Washington. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 3-4, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5 (206-728-0183 or www.seafair.com).
Seafair Hydroplane Races
Aug. 3-5 Hydroplane racing on Lake Washington from Stan Sayres Hydro Pits, with unlimited H1 racing — the world’s fastest race boats — in the Albert Lee Cup, light unlimited hydroplanes, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5, events centered on Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; $20-$40 (ticket information at www.seafair.com).
Anacortes Arts Festival
Aug. 3-5 Art display and sale featuring 250 juried artists, entertainment, youth activities, regional and ethnic foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5, downtown Anacortes (360-293-6211 or www.anacortesartsfestival.com).
Eastsound Fly-In & Antique Car Show
Aug. 3-5 The 28th annual tribute to aviation, Eastsound Airport, Eastsound, Orcas Island; free (888-468-3701 or www.visitsanjuans.com).
Gumshoe 5K Walk
Aug. 3-12 Amateur sleuths can solve their way through a 3-mile walk in the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge neighborhood, proceeds benefit local charities; $15-$20 (206-930-8374 or www.dothegumshoe.org).
Clark County Fair
Aug. 3-12 Entertainment, vendors, kids park, dock dogs, Aug. 3-12, Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 Delfel Road, Ridgefield; $7-$10 (360-397-6180 or www.clarkcofair.com).
Concerts at the Mural
Aug. 3-24 Outdoor concerts on Friday evenings at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
at The Mount
Aug. 3-24 Live music on Friday nights, 6 p.m. Aug. 3-24, Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle, free (206-938-6191 or www.providence.org/themountfoundation).
Snow Leopard Day
Aug. 4 Keeper talks, face painting and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, free activities with zoo admission (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Auburn ArtRageous Art Festival
Aug. 4 Art extravaganza with craft and food vendors, hands-on projects, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Auburn, free (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Aug. 4 A day of shark-related activities, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Aug. 4 Annual festival honoring ancestors in the Japanese Buddhist tradition, 5 p.m., Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, free (253-627-1417 or tacomabt.org).
Index Arts Festival
Aug. 4 Local artists and performers, children’s activities, poetry readings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., music until 10 p.m., Doolittle Park, 300 Fifth Ave., Index, free (360-793-4162 or www.indexartsfestival.org).
Birch Bay Music Festival
Aug. 4 Live music. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 7608 Birch Bay Dr., Birch Bay, Whatcom County; free (360-371-5409 or www.birchbaymusicfestival.com).
Aug. 4-5 A two-day, 35-mile kayak trip, beginning in Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $185 (360-297-4659 or www.paddlekitsap.com).
Hobie Cat Racing
Aug. 4-5 Area championship, Rain Forest Resort Village, 516 S. Shore Road, Quinault, Grays Harbor County; $50-$65 (www.div4.hobieclass.com).
Aug. 4-5 Weavers from throughout the region join Judy Bridges and Karen Haas to give hands-on lessons, English Camp, San Juan Island National Historical Park, West Valley Road, San Juan Island; free (360-378-2240 or www.nps.gov.sajh).
Aug. 4-5, 11-12 Live Hawaiian music, food and hula, noon-5 p.m., Aug. 4-5 and 11-12, Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen (360-648-2224 or www.westportwinery.org).
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
Aug. 4-19 Full-contact jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet shows, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake, $12-$34 (800-587-0172 or www.washingtonfaire.com).
Aug. 5 Experience the rhythms of Brazil, demonstrations of martial arts and costumes and food, noon-8 p.m., Center House, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Antiques Evaluation Fair
Aug. 5 Antique and vintage items evaluated., noon-8 p.m., Orcas Island Grange Hall, Eastsound, $10-$25 (360-376-4849 or museum.org/”>www.orcasmuseum.org).
‘From Hiroshima to Hope’
Aug. 6 Lantern-floating ceremony and activities, 6-9 p.m., northwest shore of Green Lake, free (206-453-4471 or www.hiroshimatohope.org).
Skagit County Fair
Aug. 8-11 Food, rides, entertainment. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon, $6-$7 (360-336-9414 or www.skagitcounty.net/fair).
Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo
Aug. 8-11 Parade, car show, entertainment, rodeo, Country Park Fairgrounds, 812 Wallace Way, Grandview, Yakima County (509-882-2100 or www.yvfair-rodeo.org).
Ransacke Attic Sale
Aug. 9-11 Housewares, toys, books, crafts and collectibles, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 11, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Aug. 9-11 Music festival, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-midnight Aug. 10-11, Deming Log Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd., Deming, Whatcom County; $30-$60 (360-306-0477 or stringbandjamboree.com).
Morton Loggers Jubilee
Aug. 9-12 Lawnmower races (7:30 p.m. Aug. 10); 10K run (8 a.m. Aug. 11); logging show (2 p.m. Aug. 11, noon Aug. 12); Jubilee Arena, Morton, Lewis County; $5-$8 (360-496-6362 or www.loggersjubilee.com).
Pierce County Fair
Aug. 9-12 Entertainment, 4-H exhibits, kids activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 9-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5 (253-847-4754 or www.piercecountyfair.com).
South Lake Union Block Party
Aug. 10 Food from neighborhood eateries, beer/wine garden, local music and kids’ activities. Noon-11 p.m.., South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (206-342-5900 or www.discoverslu.com).
Aug. 10-11 Family festival of music, art and food, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11, downtown Kirkland (425-456-1111 or www.kirklandsummerfest.com).
Marysville Homegrown Festival
Aug. 10-12 Marketplace of local produce, arts and crafts, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12, Third Street, Marysville (www.marysvillemerchants.com).
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Aug. 10-12 Celebration of tattoo art and culture, 2-10 p.m. Aug. 10, noon-10 p.m. Aug. 11, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center, $15-$70 (206-447-7725 or www.seattletattooexpo.com).
A Taste of Edmonds
Aug. 10-12 Food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds, $3 (425-776-6711 or www.atasteofedmonds.org).
Festival at Mount Si
Aug. 10-12 Music, food, children’s activities, parade, fireworks, car show, arts and crafts. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Si View Community Center and Park, 420 Orchard Drive S.E., North Bend, free (425-888-8535 or www.festivalatmtsi.org).
Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow
Aug. 10-12 Family event honoring the cultures of the Pacific Northwest, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington, free, parking $5 (www.festivaloftheriver.com).
Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival
Aug. 10-12 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or www.auburngoodoldays.com).
Alex de Grassi
Aug. 11 Live music, 7:30-9 p.m., Blue Heron Arts, 19704 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon, call for ticket prices (206-463-5131 or www.vashonalliedarts.org).
“Ready, Set, Go … Cook!”
Aug. 11 Local celebrity chefs race to create a meal, 10-11:30 a.m., University District Farmers Market, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle (206-547-2278 or www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Aug. 11 Live music and beer from nearly two dozen local breweries, 3-7 p.m., Innis Arden Club, 1430 N.W. 188th St., Shoreline; $30-$40 (www.4-corners.org).
Tukwila Kids’ Festival
Aug. 11 Exhibits, stage entertainment and interactive booths, noon-4 p.m., Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila; free (206-433-1800 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
La Conner Classic Yacht & Car Show
Aug. 11 Celebrate maritime and automotive history with a pancake breakfast (7:30 a.m.), vendors, and exhibitors, south basin of La Conner Marina, La Conner, Skagit County (360-466-4778 or www.laconnerchamber.com).
Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival
Aug. 11 Works by Pacific Northwest native artists, entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, free (888-238-4373 or www.washingtonhistory.org).
Prosser Wine and Food Fair
Aug. 11 Wineries, food vendors and breweries, attendees must be 21. 2-8 p.m., Walter Clore Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd., Prosser, Benton County; $20-$25 (800-408-1517 or www.tourprosser.com).
Westport Run/Walk for the Light
Aug. 11 Benefits Westport Maritime Museum, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., race begins at 10 a.m., Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 Westhaven Dr., Westport, free (360-268-0078 or www.run4thelight.wsbhs.org).
Aug. 11 A display of military history, noon, The Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett, free (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).
Maritime Music Festival
Aug. 11 Live music by Northwest maritime musicians. Noon-5 p.m., North Rainier Avenue, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; free (www.portgamble.com).
Lake Tye Triathlons
Aug. 11 Sprint, Olympic and youth editions, 7:30 a.m., Lake Tye Fairfield Park, 15532 Fryelands Blvd. S.E., Monroe, $70-$120 (laketyetriathlon.com).
Breathe Deep Seattle
Aug. 11 5K walk/run to benefit lung cancer research, 7:30 a.m., Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle, $10-$30 (lungevity.org/seattle).
Aug. 11-12 Re-creating the year 1855, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, $5-$8 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
Aug. 11-12 Fine-arts and crafts festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 12, Sixth and Main, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-678-5116 or www.coupevilleartsandcraftsfestival.org).
Friends of the North Bend Library Book Sale
Aug. 11-25 Books, CDs, DVDs for sale, open regular library hours, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org).
Winery Tasting Tour
Aug. 11-12, Sept. 1-3 Tour of Bainbridge Island wineries, noon-5 p.m., several locations, Bainbridge Island, $3-$7 (206-780-0905 or www.bainbridgewineries.com).
Aug. 12 Conservatory birthday party and Victorian croquet tournament, 1-6 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle, $50-$60 (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Pilchuck Glass School Open House
Aug. 12 Hot glass demonstrations by glass artists and docent lead tours, noon-5 p.m., Pilchuck Glass School, 1201 316th St., Stanwood, $20 (206-621-8422 or pilchuck.com).
Northwest Washington Fair
Aug. 13-18 Entertainment, rodeo, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden, Whatcom County; $5-$10 (360-354-4111 or www.nwwafair.com).
Celebrate Des Moines
Aug. 15 Caribbean style evening of fun, food and music, 5-8:30 p.m., Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines, free (206-878-1642 or www.desmoineswa.gov).
San Juan County Fair
Aug 15-18 Music, food, animals, art, carnival. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Aug. 17-20, San Juan County Fairgrounds, 846 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island; $5-$12 (360-378-4310 or www.sanjuancountyfair.org).
Picnic & Barrel Auction
Aug 16 Gourmet picnic fare and wine tastings, 4-8:30 p.m., Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville; $125 before June 1, $150 after June 1 (206-326-5770 or www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org).
A Night in the Life Concert
Aug. 16 Music from Recess Monkey, 10:30 a.m., Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (www.farmerjayne.com).
Aug 16-19 Olympic Kennel Club specialties & all breed show, 45224 284th Ave. S.W., Enumclaw, free (www.enumclawexpocenter.com).
World Championship of Sand Sculpting
Aug 16-Sept. 3 Various events, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (closed at 6 p.m. Sundays and Labor Day), The Commons, 1928 S. Commons, Federal Way (www.sandchamps.com).
Aug. 17-19 Skate competition (noon-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Paramount Park), parade (noon Aug. 18, 15th Avenue Northeast from 185th to 165th streets), festival (11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18, Ridgecrest Elementary), sand-castle contest (noon, Aug. 19, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park), Shoreline (206-801-2600 or www.cityofshoreline.com).
Aug. 17-19 Music festival celebrating Native American flute and world instruments, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Place S., Des Moines, free (425-205-1346 or flutequest.com).Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Aug. 17-19 Live music, train rides, children’s entertainment and food, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19; various locations, Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or www.railroaddays.com).
Taste of Music
Aug. 17-19 Outdoor festival with a variety of music. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Aug. 17, noon-1:30 a.m. Aug. 18, noon-1 a.m. Aug. 19; downtown Snohomish, $10 (tasteofmusic.org).
Celebrate Shoreline Cruise-In Car Show
Aug. 18 Shoreline Historical Museum car show, trophies awarded, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. N.E., Shoreline (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
Olalla Bluegrass (& Beyond) Festival
Aug. 18 Live music, craft vendors, food, kids’ activities, gates open at 10 a.m., South Little League Field, 5150 S.E. Hovgaard Road S.E., Olalla, Kitsap County, $8-$36 (253-857-5604 or www.olallabluegrass.com).
A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz
Aug. 18 Blues and jazz performances, food and wine, 4-11 p.m., Sarg Hubbard Park, 111 S. 18th St., Yakima, $40-$45 (509-453-8280 or www.cotbjazz.com).
Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run
Aug. 18 A race that winds through Friday Harbor, 9 a.m., 580 Guard St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island; $10-$25 (360-378-4953 or www.islandrec.org).
Indigenous Cultures Day
Aug. 18 Indigenous performers with both modern and traditional talents, 10 a.m., Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Orcas Island Bike Tour
Aug. 18 A 20-29 mile self-guided tour, leaves at 8:30 a.m., San Juan Cruises, 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham, $119 (800-443-4552 or www.whales.com).
Aug. 18 Open house and tours of heritage gardens, 10 a.m., 5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent, free (253-941-2628 or www.mgfkc.org).
Living History Day
Aug. 18 Learn about life on an 1880s subsistence farm, 1-4 p.m., Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn, free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Foss Cup Model Tugboat Competition
Aug. 18 Radio-controlled scale-model tugboat competition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue Way and Fourth Street, Bellevue, free (shipmodelers.com).
‘Vettes in the Vineyard
Aug. 18 Grays Harbor Corvette Club event, all ages welcome, 11 a.m., Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Rd., Aberdeen, free (360-648-2224 or www.westportwinery.org).
Kids Closet & Junk in the Trunk
Aug. 18 Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (206-433-1800 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Everett Craft Beer Festival
Aug. 18 Live music, food and 24 Washington breweries, noon-8 p.m., downtown Everett, $15-$20 (206-787-1989 or www.washingtonbeer.com).
Taste of Main 2012
Aug. 18 Food, wine tasting, music, children’s activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Main Street, Bellevue, $40 (425-467-3390 or www.childrensresponsecenter.org).
Omak Warrior Stampede
Aug. 18 Three-plus-mile obstacle race, starts at 9 a.m., Omak Stampede Arena, 568 Pine St., Omak, $40-$50 (509-826-5552 or www.omakwarriorstampede.com).
Kitsap Wine Festival
Aug. 18 Celebration of food and wine, 2-5:30 p.m., Harborside Fountain Park, Bremerton waterfront, $40-$60 (360-473-5555 or www.kitsapwinefestival.com).
Aug. 18-19 Pancake breakfast; specialty food from Nordic countries; Nordic craft vendors and demonstrators, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle, free (206-789-5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org).
Eastside Fuchsia Society Sale and Show
Aug. 18-19 Display and sale of fuchsias, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-885-2107 or www.nwfuchsiasociety.com).
Westport Art Festival
Aug. 18-19 Juried show of fine arts and crafts, Westport Marina, Westport, Grays Harbor County; free (360-268-9133 or www.experiencewestport.com).
Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work
Aug. 18-19 Artists selling and demonstrating art, includes hot glass making, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Dr., Everett (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
vintage bus tour
Aug. 19 A four-hour scenic trip on vintage transit buses with Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association, to Snoqualmie festival; departs at 11 a.m. from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle, $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Northwest Classic Chevy Club ’55-’56-’57 Chevy Show
Aug. 19 Classic Chevrolets, music, door prizes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators; participation, $10/preregistration, $20/day of show (206-601-1762 or www.nwccc.net).
Pasado’s Bark at Marymoor Park
AUG. 19 Day of fun benefiting rescued animals; vendors and contests. 11 a.m., Marymoor Velodrome, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (360-793-9393 or pasadosafehaven.org).
Washington State International Kite Festival
Aug. 20-26 One of the world’s largest annual kite festivals, in cooperation with World Kite Museum; Long Beach, Pacific County (360-642-4020 or www.kitefestival.com).
Boeing Classic Golf Tournament
Aug. 20-26 Champions Tour event, featuring professional golfers older than 50, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie; $20-$60 (800-745-3000 or www.boeingclassic.com).
Kitsap County Fair & Stampede
Aug. 22-26 Fair with exhibits, entertainment, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 22-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26; rodeo 7 p.m. Aug. 22-25, Xtreme Bulls show 1 p.m. Aug. 26; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$21 (360-337-5376 or www.kitsapgov.com).
Evergreen State Fair
Aug. 23-Sept. 3 Entertainment, draft-horse shows, carnival, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 23-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe, $7-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).
Great Day of Play
Aug. 24 A family event where you can run, shoot, skate, or jump, 3-7 p.m., Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond, free (425-556-2395 or www.redmond.gov/play).
Wild and Scenic Music Fest
Aug. 24-25 Barn dance (Aug. 24), live music concerts (Aug. 25), Icicle Creek Music Center, 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, $8-$20 (509-548-6347 or www.wildandscenicmusicfest.com).
Aug. 24-26 Celebrating the culture of the Makah tribe, with traditional dancing, singing, canoe races and slahal games; Neah Bay, Clallam County (360-645-3101 or www.makah.com).
Summer Shakedown motorcycle festival
Aug. 24-26 Vintage motorcycle festival, various times, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Haub Family Show Field, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, $5-$10 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
Aug. 24-26 Jazz, fine arts, food and wine. 4-10 p.m. Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 26; Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Wash.; $17-$25 (360-906-0441 or www.vancouverwinejazz.com).
Duwamish River Festival/Festival del Rio Duwamish
Aug. 25 Kayaking and boat rides, live music, interactive booths, art fair and kids’ activities, noon, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle, free (206-453-9803 or www.duwamishcleanup.org).
Downtown Renton Art & Antique Walk
Aug. 25 Outdoor event with local and national artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Renton Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (206-407-8719 or www.artsunlimited.org).
Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest
Aug. 25 Live music and beer, noon-6 p.m., Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines (206-870-7675 or destinationdesmoineswa.org).
HealthPoint Family 5K Walk/Run
Aug. 25 A family event, 9 a.m., downtown Bothell, $10 (425-424-6308 or www.active.com).
Aug. 25 Run or scenic walk, 8 a.m. start, preregistration required, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, $15-$60 (425-353-5516 or www.mukilteolighthousefestival.org).
Anacortes Workboat Races and Pirate Faire
Aug. 25 Races, pirate contests, beer garden, music, noon-8 p.m., 102 Commercial Ave., Anacortes (360-293-3134 or www.portofanacortes.com).
Battle of Britain
Aug. 25 A display of military history, noon, Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett, free (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).
LeMay Car Show
Aug. 25 Over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma, $5-$10 (253-272-2336 or www.lemaymarymount.org).
The Goddess Festival
Aug. 25 Live performances, musicians and “kid zone,” noon-9 p.m., Lower Woodland Park, North 50th Street and Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle, free (206-669-5775 or www.goddessfestival.info).
Bluegrass in the Gardens at Meerkerk
Aug. 25 Live music performances, 11 a.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $15 (360-661-4978 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
Aug. 25 Live music performances, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah, $16 (425-392-6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com).
Aug. 25-26 Explore the rituals and customs of Tibet with arts and crafts, prayer flags, children’s activities, traditional foods, Center House, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Puget Sound Dahlia Show
Aug. 25-26 Displays of flowers, arrangements and baskets, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, free (www.pugetsounddahlias.org).
Slow Food and Roots Music Festival
Aug. 25-26 Music, farmers, authors and crafters, Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood, $10-$40 (www.slowrootsfestival.com).
Tacoma Maritime Fest
Aug. 25-26 Maritime festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thea Foss Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma, free (253-318-2210 or www.maritimefest.org).
Art in the Garden
Aug. 25-26 Sculptures and garden art by Northwest artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25-26, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
Ride Around Puget Sound
Aug. 25-26 Ride 170 miles of scenic back roads in five Washington counties while supporting statewide bicycle advocacy and education, preregistration required. Starts and ends at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, $85 until July 15; $95 until Aug. 17 (253-857-5658 or www.rapsodybikeride.com).
Alki Beach 5K Walk & Run
Aug. 26 All ages walk and run, registration at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m., Alki Beach Bathhouse, 2700 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle, $35-$40 (206-215-2888 or www.alkibeachrun.com).
Afrolatino Festival Seattle
Aug. 26 Entertainment and information to celebrate cultural variety and musical diversity, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way, Seattle, free (425-343-8492 or afrolatinofestival.org).
Wag ‘n’ Walk
Aug. 26 Games, food, vendor booths and entertainment, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd., Greenbank, Whidbey Island; free (360-320-2988 or waifanimals.org).
Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands
Aug. 26 Classic and unique cars, wine, music, picnic lunches and prizes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., San Juan Vineyards, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island; free (888-468-3701 or www.sanjuanconcours.org).
Kittitas County Fair
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Entertainment, carnival, 4-H exhibits, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 3, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 512 N. Poplar St., Ellensburg (509-962-7639 or www.kittitascountyfair.com).
Olympia Harbor Days
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Tour of tugboats, entertainment, food, art, children’s activities, Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave. N.W., Olympia (800-788-8847 or www.harbordays.com).
Meerkerk Labor Day Sale
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 A variety of hybrid, species and heritage rhodies, 11 a.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, Whidbey Island (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 One of the West’s premier rodeo events, 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31, 12:45 p.m. Sept. 1-2, 11:45 a.m. Sept. 3, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 512 N. Poplar St., Ellensburg, $15-$23 (800-637-2444 or www.ellensburgrodeo.com).
— Compiled by Doug Knoop