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September 2018

Evergreen State Fair

Aug. 23 - Sept. 3, 2018

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA features an exciting lineup of events, including a Logging Show, Pro-West Rodeo, Crazy Animal Races, Petting Zoo, Carnival, Auto Races, Live Entertainment, and more!

http://www.evergreenfair.org

Bumbershoot

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Annual international music and arts festival held every Labor Day weekend in Seattle, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. North America's largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center.

http://bumbershoot.org

Olympia Harbor Days

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Harbor Days is an annual festival where tugboats return to the southernmost tip of Puget Sound for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer.

http://harbordays.com

Oak Harbor Music Festival

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Three free days of live music in Oak Harbor, on the beautiful isle of Whidbey. There are two main stages with over 30 bands featuring all types of musical genre. With two beer gardens, a variety of fabulous local food vendors and sidewalk cafes there is plenty of food and drink for everyone. Enjoy the arts and crafts vendors as you stroll from one stage to the other.

http://www.oakharborfestival.com/home

Washington State Fair

Aug. 31 - Sept. 23, 2018

Get ready to PARTY BIG at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 20 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out!

http://www.thefair.com/state-fair

Roy Pioneer Rodeo

Sept. 1 - 2, 2018

The Roy Pioneer takes place in June and September. The event attracts rodeo lovers from all over the United States and Canada.

http://royrodeo.com

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Sept. 1 - 3, 2018

The Bremerton Blackberry Festival features over 100 vendors in their street fair, live entertainment, a Berry Fun Run, and a Berry Bike Race.

http://www.blackberryfestival.org

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Sept. 7 - 9, 2018

The Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend features more than 300 wooden vessels, dozens of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who's who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there's something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board at every turn.

http://www.nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-foundation/wooden-boat-festival

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Sept. 7 - 9, 2018

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival brings the community together through entertainment and celebration, with events that include a grand parade, fireworks, fishing derby, Mukilteo Marketplace, and so much more.

http://mukilteolighthousefestival.com

San Gennaro Festival

Sept. 7 - 9, 2018

This three-day Italian street festival in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood brings together the best in Italian cuisine, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids, merchandise booths and three nights of live music and dancing.

http://www.sangennarofestivalseattle.org

Skagit River Salmon Festival

Sept. 8, 2018

The Skagit River Salmon Festival celebrates the Skagit River and all of its natural resources. The event features Youth Activities and Crafts, Live Music and Cultural Opportunities, Great Food and Salmon BBQ, Beer & Wine Garden, and so much more!

http://skagitriverfest.org

Gig Harbor Film Festival

Sept. 13 - 16, 2018

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is one of the fastest growing independent film festivals in the Northwest. Attendees can choose from dozens of films while enjoying the beauty that is Gig Harbor!

http://www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

St. Demetrios Greek Festival

Sept. 14 - 16, 2018

The St. Demetrios Greek Festival has been a Seattle tradition since 1960. Come on down to Seattle's Montlake neighborhood and surround yourself with traditional Greek food, live music, Greek dance groups, wine tasting, church tours and more!

http://www.seattlegreekfestival.com

Puget Sound Bird Fest

Sep. 14 - 16, 2018

The Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is a yearly celebration of the birds and of nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. The three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.

http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com

Readerfest

Sep. 14 - 16, 2018

Readerfest takes place in Tacoma at The Spire and features local and national authors, celebrity guests, games room, presentations, dealers room, music, art, and more!

http://readerfest.com/

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour

Sep. 14 - 16, 2018

Open Studio Tour is a once-a-year opportunity to admire and acquire fine and functional works of art directly from the people who create them. These select Gig Harbor area artists open their studios to the public, offering explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process.

http://www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org

Fishermen's Fall Festival

Sept. 15, 2018

This annual event in Seattle provides families with a fun and educational outing on the waterfront as well as an opportunity to learn more about seafood. Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and trout pond, are complimentary for all children and admission to the festival is free.

http://www.fishermensfallfestival.org

Renton City Comic Con

Sept 15 - 16, 2018

Rencon is a celebration for comic book geeks, technophiles, cosplayers, & nerds of all ages! Come dressed as your favorite comic book hero, find collectibles and purchase comic books, attend a panel on robots, listen to the latest from leading science gurus, hang out with the stars, and much more!

http://www.rentoncitycomiccon.com/

Port Townsend Film Festival

Sept 21 - 23, 2018

The Port Townsend Film Festival, modeled after the festival in Telluride, Colorado, is a film lover's block party celebrating great films and filmmakers, offering more than 80 films on the historic waterfront.

http://www.ptfilmfest.com

Oktoberfest Fremont

Sept 21 - 23, 2018

Oktoberfest Fremont is a Fall tradition in Seattle and has been hailed as one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest! This event takes over half of Seattle's Fremont neighborhood and turns it into the biggest beer garden in the Northwest! Also, don't forget about the 5K Run on Sunday!

http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com

Kirkland Oktoberfest

Sept 21 - 23, 2018

Kirkland Oktoberfest is a full-on authentic German Oktoberfest with biergarten, multiple entertainment stages, games, competitions, and more, serving only the best imported German and Northwest craft brews. This three day festival on the waterfront in downtown Kirkland is the Seattle area's largest authentic German Oktoberfest.

https://www.oktoberfestkirkland.com/

Sustainable Ballard Festival

Sep. 22, 2018

Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future - you'll find all this and more at the Sustainable Ballard Festival. This annual event at Ballard Commons Park features a creation station, skateboard lessons, family bike expo, an urban farm zone, live music on a solar powered stage, food carts, activities and more.

http://www.sustainableballard.org/festival/

Kitsap Color Classic

Sept 23, 2018

Pedal along the gorgeous Kitsap Peninsula through some of the best riding country in the state! Friendly communities and terrific fall scenery make this a fun, must-do event.

http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/kitsap-color-classic

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Sept. 29 - 30, 2018

The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. There's nothing stuffy about the wooden boat festival. This is an old- fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free.

http://cwb.org/events/festival

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