LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
August 31-September 3, 2017
BREMERTON BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL
SAT-MON – Free, family-friendly festival takes over Bremerton’s picturesque waterfront over Labor Day weekend.
FRI-SUN – A multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. One of the biggest and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America. https://www.bumbershoot.com/
EVERGREEN STATE FAIR
Through MON – You’ll find something for everyone! Carnival, concerts, speedway events, rodeo, parade, Aztec Indian dancers, petting zoo and so much more!!
OAK HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Two stages with over 30 bands playing throughout the festival featuring all types of musical genre. With two beer gardens, a variety of food vendors and Arts and Craft booths. Add the best part, there is no admission fee.
FRI-MON – One of America’s Top 10 professional rodeos, watch today’s best riders, ropers, and wrestlers compete in what many consider to be the best rodeo arena in the nation.
VINTAGE AIRCRAFT WEEKEND
FRI-SUN – Fun for the whole family! Enjoy food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement.
PRE PAX OPEN HOUSE
THURS – Play more than 50 awesome new games from amazing independent developers from all over the world, including seeing some of the very first games running on Xbox One X and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets! We’ll also have a nice selection of first-party games from Microsoft Studios on hand too!
SUMMER CONCERTS AT CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE
FRI-September 10 – Featuring some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music.
FRI-SUN – Get your new ski and snowboard equipment during this Labor Day Sale and get up to 70% off.
ICE CREAM CABERET
SAT Through October 1 – Inspired by all-time-favorite summer cult-classics like “Grease,” “Cry Baby,” “Hairspray,” and “Beach Party,” ICE CREAM celebrates revelry with the finest in Market fresh food, craft cocktails, and Can Can’s own unique brand of entertainment.
OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through September 10 – Featuring different world class concerts each weekend at the Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend.
OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through FRI – Live music every weekday at a different location.
CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SEATTLE SMASH PUTT
All Month (FRI-SUN) – Putt-putt like you’ve never played it, going out with a bang in a funky new pop-up space in Downtown Seattle. Experience brand new crazy contraptions presented with a collection of your favorites from our nostalgic past! Pacific Science Center.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Marvel’s Inhumans
• Mike Boy
• The Vault
• Valley of Bones
• A Boy Called Po
• The Layover