Salmon, lighthouses and harbor seals | Community Corner
Community events for the weekend of Sept. 7-8, 2013, include the Salmon Return Family Festival at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival and Harbor Seal Day.
Salmon Return Family Festival
Arts and crafts demonstrations and activities, salmon life-cycle journey exhibit, Northwest Native American storytelling, entertainment, food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; park tours, noon and 1 p.m.; salmon life-cycle walks, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; all-ages yoga class, 10:30 a.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org ).
Fishermen’s Fall Festival: Fishing-industry exhibits and competitions, salmon barbecue, children’s activities, music; proceeds benefit Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3919 18th Ave. W., Seattle (www.fishermensfallfestival.org).
Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival: Lantern making, performers, food trucks, dance party, 5-10 p.m., lantern procession, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dottie Harper Park, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien (206-988-3700 or www.burienwa.gov/GLOW ).
Aki Matsuri: Japanese cultural and educational performing arts, martial-art demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free; fees for some workshops and concert (www.enma.org ).
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: Craft vendors, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; food vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; entertainment, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; children’s parade, grand parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; fireworks, dusk Saturday; lighthouse tours, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; children’s activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or mukilteolighthousefestival.com ).
Washington State Fair: Entertainment, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sept. 12, through Sept. 22, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Insects and Arachnids: Insects and arachnids displays, craft activities, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, guided exhibit tours, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/weekend_activities_insects ).
Harbor Seal Day: Seal Sitters “Year of the Seal: Sentinels of the Sound” event with information, kids’ activities, 1-4 p.m., dedication of bronze statue of harbor seal mom and pup, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.sealsitters.org ).
Madeline McKenzie: email@example.com.