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August events calendar

Events around Seattle and the region for August 2012.

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Dates and times subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.

'Moulin Rouge'

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

Seafair Fleet Week

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

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

Dream a Dream Concert

Aug. 3 Music from Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m., Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (

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

Magnolia Summerfest

Aug. 3-4 Art show, sidewalk sale, beer gardens and parade (10:30 a.m. Aug. 4), Magnolia neighborhood (206-284-5836 or 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concerts at the Mural

Aug. 3-24 Outdoor concerts on Friday evenings at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or

Summer Concerts

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

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

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

Shark Event

Aug. 4 A day of shark-related activities, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (253-591-5337 or

Obon Festival

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

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

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

Paddle Kitsap

Aug. 4-5 A two-day, 35-mile kayak trip, beginning in Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $185 (360-297-4659 or

Hobie Cat Racing

Aug. 4-5 Area championship, Rain Forest Resort Village, 516 S. Shore Road, Quinault, Grays Harbor County; $50-$65 (

Weaving Weekend

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

Aloha Festival

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

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


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

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">

'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

Skagit County Fair

Aug. 8-11 Food, rides, entertainment. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon, $6-$7 (360-336-9414 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kirkland SummerFest

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

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 (

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

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

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

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 (

Auburn Good Ol' Days Festival

Aug. 10-12 Entertainment, food, fun run, parade, street dance, car show, downtown Auburn (253-939-3389 or

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

"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

4-Corners BrewFest

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 (

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

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

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

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

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

Luftwaffe Day

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

Maritime Music Festival

Aug. 11 Live music by Northwest maritime musicians. Noon-5 p.m., North Rainier Avenue, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; free (

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 (

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 (

Brigade Encampment

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

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

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

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

Victorian Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (

Dog Show

Aug 16-19 Olympic Kennel Club specialties & all breed show, 45224 284th Ave. S.W., Enumclaw, free (

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 (

Celebrate Shoreline

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

Flute Quest

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 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

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 (

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

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

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

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

Indigenous Cultures Day

Aug. 18 Indigenous performers with both modern and traditional talents, 10 a.m., Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or

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

Neely/Soames Homestead

Aug. 18 Open house and tours of heritage gardens, 10 a.m., 5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent, free (253-941-2628 or

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

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 (

'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

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

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

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

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

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

Viking Days

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

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

Westport Art Festival

Aug. 18-19 Juried show of fine arts and crafts, Westport Marina, Westport, Grays Harbor County; free (360-268-9133 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Makah Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

HealthPoint Family 5K Walk/Run

Aug. 25 A family event, 9 a.m., downtown Bothell, $10 (425-424-6308 or


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

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

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

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

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

Bluegrass in the Gardens at Meerkerk

Aug. 25 Live music performances, 11 a.m., Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $15 (360-661-4978 or


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

Tibet Fest

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

Puget Sound Dahlia Show

Aug. 25-26 Displays of flowers, arrangements and baskets, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, free (

Slow Food and Roots Music Festival

Aug. 25-26 Music, farmers, authors and crafters, Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood, $10-$40 (

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ellensburg Rodeo

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

— Compiled by Doug Knoop

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