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Summer's end calendar

A calendar of Labor Day and beyond events, signaling the end of summer around Seattle and the region.

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

Blues for Food Fest

Sept. 1 Music festival, noon-9 p.m. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, $15 (800-838-3006 or

Labor Day Picnic

Sept. 1 Food, prizes and games for all ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. North Bay Park, Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County; free admission (


Sept. 1-3 Music dance, theater, film, literary art, visual arts, comedy and children's performances, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, Seattle Center; 3-day pass $95-$475 (206-816-6444 or

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Sept. 1-3 Entertainment, food, fun run, bike ride, fly-in, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton (360-377-3041 or

Sequim Balloon Festival

Sept. 1-3 Hot air balloon festival, various times, 1441 E. Washington St., Sequim, $19-$29 (

Chinook Arts Festival

Sept. 1-3 Juried arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 1-2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 3, Highway 101 and West Olympia Street, Chinook, Pacific County (800-451-2542 or

Roots Rock Trail Race

Sept. 2 A 50K or 25K race, starts and finishes in Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $25 (

Labor Day Celebration

Sept. 3 M.L. King County Labor Council event with food, clowns, live music and games for kids, Lower Woodland Park, North 50th Street and Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle, free (206-441-8510 or

Early Irons Car Show

Sept. 3 All cars/motorcycles welcome, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Port Gamble, Kitsap County; free (

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Sept. 7-9 Premier wooden-boat gathering, hands-on boatbuilding activities and demonstrations, kids' activities, music, Point Hudson Marina, 103 Hudson St., Port Townsend; $10-$30 (360-385-3628 or

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Sept. 7-9 Parades, art, food and entertainment; Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., and Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or

Puget Sound Bird Fest

Sept. 7-9 Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, vendors, various locations near downtown Edmonds, free (425-771-0227 or

Puyallup Fair

Sept. 7-23 Washington's biggest country fair, with carnival rides, concerts, food, 4-H animals, rodeo and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, parking extra (253-841-5045 or

— Compiled by Doug Knoop

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