Welcome to summer’s unofficial final weekend! Whether you’re staying in or going out to enjoy the last gasp of summer, check out our roundup of things you can do over Labor Day Weekend.
Eats and drinks
- Our food writer found birria tacos, crispy pupusas and more for your next jaunt to West Seattle.
- Traditionally a seafood boil is, well, boiled, but for Labor Day, make this recipe for a seafood boil with foil packets stuffed with deliciousness for the grill.
- If you’re looking for bargain prices, Costco might not be the best stop. We comparison-shopped six basic items at five different spots and found two options beyond the one big name. Plus, check out these tips to fight inflation.
- Pagliacci nixed its pesto pasta salad!? Here’s how to make your own.
Movies and TV
- Looking for a new movie to see in Seattle-area theaters this week? Here are six to choose from, including “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.” Plus, it’s National Cinema Day Saturday! Here’s where you can enjoy $3 movie tickets in Western Washington.
- Here’s a list of what’s new on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and more.
- Looking for a new book to read? Stesha Brandon, literature and humanities programs manager for The Seattle Public Library, shares her recommendations.
- Check out James M. Scott’s compelling new book “Black Snow,” which details the horrors of the 1945 attack on Tokyo and how Washington-birthed aircrafts played a role.
Arts and community events
- It’s time to do the Puyallup! The Washington State Fair returns for 24 days of entertainment, food and more, plus Olympia Harbor Days, Woodpalooza and more fun around Seattle.
Outdoors and travel
- Glacier Peak in the Cascades is a bucket-list hike, but it can be unapproachable. Consider these five other late-summer day hikes nearby for a workout and gorgeous views.
- Check out Summit at Snoqualmie Pass’ revamped mountain bike park, the culmination of more than 8,000 hours and 6-plus miles of trail-building work.
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