Community Corner: Evergreen State Fair, Tibet Fest, Beacon Rocks
Community events for the weekend of Aug. 25-26, 2012, include the start of the Evergreen State Fair; Cambodian Cultural Celebration; Duwamish River Festival; Tibet Fest; and Beacon Rocks.
Evergreen State Fair
Carnival, vendors, entertainment, animal and agriculture displays, motor sports events, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$10 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).
Cambodian Cultural Celebration: Traditional and contemporary music and dance performances, martial-arts demonstrations, art, food, cultural displays, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Place S., Des Moines; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (www.parks.wa.gov/events).
Duwamish River Festival: Activities for all ages to celebrate the work of creating a healthy Duwamish River, opening ceremony led by the Duwamish Tribe, educational displays, kayaking trips, kids' art activities, music and dance performances, free lunch, noon Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-river-festival/).
Big Day of Play: Basketball tournament, entertainment, healthy food, paddling and boating activities, dog agility course, health and wellness information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Family Health & Safety Fair: Free health screenings, fitness challenge for all ages, safety information, free bike helmets to first 100 kids, free back-to-school supplies while supplies last, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, King County Fire District 20 Training Center, 12324 76th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-772-1430).
Tibet Fest: Music and dance performances, cultural exhibits, children's activities, Himalayan Bazaar, traditional foods, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Beacon Rocks: Family-friendly music, street food, art vendors, kids' activities, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Roberto Maestas Festival Street, 1600 S. Lander St., Seattle; free (www.rockitspace.org).
Wild Waves discount: Donate school supplies for foster children in need and get up to four admissions for $19.99 each plus tax, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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