Editor’s note: Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go.
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2014.
Seattle Times staff
Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fun Day
SAT Games, demos, costume contest with your corgi, purebred or mixed, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5/family (cpwcc.org).
PLAN AHEAD Benefit walk, 10 a.m.; pet vendors, Kids Zone, dog agility and contests, food trucks, beer and mimosa garden, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free, minimum suggested donation $25/adult (425.787.2500 x833 or pawswalk.net).
LeMay Car Show
SAT Display of vintage vehicles, antiques and other memorabilia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Lucky Car Collector Auctions
SAT-SUN Sports cars, muscle cars, classics, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $10 (206-467-6531 or luckyoldcar.com).
Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance
PLAN AHEAD Classic and sports car 100-mile drive on scenic country roads, breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 5, $80; auction, dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, $150-$175; display of classic cars, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, $10-$35, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Tacoma (253-779-8490 or lemaymuseum.org).
Seattle UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education
SAT Walk to help students get to and through college, 5K walk/run and 10K bike, 8:30 a.m., register 7:30 a.m.; fitness challenge, bike safety rodeo for ages 6-14, hamburger barbecue cook-off ($25-$50 to compete), Kids Happy Hour with backpacks, educational resources, healthy eating tips for kids, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pratt Park, 18th Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free, minimum $25 donation suggested (give.uncf.org).
Salmon Chanted Evening
SUN Tom Douglas and staff prepare grilled salmon meal, all proceeds benefit Seattle Parks Department, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $30 (tomdouglas.com).
The 12 Kickoff
SUN Bringing the 12 Community together to kickoff the season with fun, music in support of the Derrick Coleman, Jr. NO EXCUSE Foundation, 11 a.m. Sunday, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $20-$50 (the12kickoff.com).
Restoring Lives Breakfast
WED Fundraiser and awareness-raising event about mental illness with keynote speaker King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; suggested donation $100 (425-885-6264 or nami-eastside.org).
Strikes for Kids
PLAN AHEAD Bowling event hosted by Seahawks Earl Thomas, 5-7 p.m., Marshawn Lynch, 8-10 p.m., proceeds benefit kids’ charities, 5 p.m. Sept. 6, Acme Bowl, Tukwila; $150/bowler, $100/spectator (www.eventbrite.com/e/super-bowling-celebration-party-tickets-11945654775).
Walk/Bike for Sickle Cell
PLAN AHEAD Twenty-five or 10 mile bike ride, 3.6 mile way for advocacy and support for people with Sickle Cell, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, Seward Park, Seattle; $15-$30 (253-226-5578 or mssctf.org).
Ride to Japanese Garden
FRI Cascade Bicycle Club 20-24 mile, leisurely paced ride with stop at Seattle Japanese Garden (admission $4-$6), lunch stop, 10 a.m. Friday Gas Works Park, Seattle; showers cancel (cascade.org/node/18924)
Saturday group ride
SAT All welcome, 15-20 mph pace rides, 36 miles Edmonds route, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N. Canal St., Seattle; (cascadebicyclestudio.com).
Slow ride: picnic at Seward Park
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 13 mile, easy pace ride, bring lunch, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org)
Bike MS Washington
PLAN AHEAD 22- to 97-mile one or two day routes, Sept. 6-7, Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon; $75 and $250 minimum fundraising donation (206-284-4254).
Skandia folk dancing
FRI Scandinavian dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Dance lesson, folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).
Dance open house
TUE-WED Dance demos, dancing, beginner dance lessons, including country 2-step, East Coast swing, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, waltz and salsa 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com).
Evergreen State Fair
FRI-MON Horse show, rodeo, 4H animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival rides, contests, vendors, concerts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; free admission with 3 cans of food per person 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; free for military and first responders with ID Friday; $5-$8 Monday (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
Grill & Chill
SAT Food, inflatables, music, hosted by Shoreline Community Church, 2 p.m. Saturday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-362-4790 or shorelinecc.com).
SAT-MON Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $112-$500/three days, ages 10 and younger free (206-673-5060 or bumbershoot.org).
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
SAT-MON Fly-In/car show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton National Airport; fun run/walk, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; food and craft vendors, beer garden, blackberry wine tasting and sale, entertainment, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; Bremerton/Port Orchard food ferry every half-hour, $2; Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton (blackberryfestival.org).
Taste of Port Orchard
SUN Music, food, art, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Port Orchard waterfront Port Orchard (www.pobsa.com).
Puget Sound Bird Fest
PLAN AHEAD Celebration of birds and nature; keynote speaker Tony Angell, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, free; exhibits, presentations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6, kids’ activities 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; guided walks and field trips Sept. 6-7, Edmonds, preregistration required for some events (425-771-0227 or pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
PLAN AHEAD Parades, art vendors, food, entertainment, Run-a-Muk 5K/10K, 3 p.m.-midnight Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
Washington State Fair
PLAN AHEAD Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 8-11, through Sept. 21; Washington State Fair Rodeo Breakfast, 8-10 p.m. Sept. 5, Pioneer Park, Puyallup, $2; Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive, 10 a.m. Sept. 5, Meridian Street, Puyallup; rodeo, 1 p.m. Sept. 5, $5-$81; rodeo with Clay Walker concert, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, $30-$50; rodeo, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, $16-$35; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free; free admission 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 5; ages 18 and younger free Sept. 6-7 with online coupon (253-841-5045 or www.thefair.com).
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
PLAN AHEAD Display of hundreds of boats on land and in the water, speakers, exhibits, music, beer garden, food vendors, Lady Washington excursions, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, Water Street, 380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend (nwmaritime.org).
Vegetarian Tamale Making Class
SAT Make and take home one dozen tamales prepared in traditional fashions; proceeds support Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program, 10 a.m. Saturday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $75 (206-957-4611 or brownpapertickets.com).
SEPT. 4 Seattle Public Library hosts Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrating recipes, samples and information, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4, South Lake Union Farmers Market, 410 Terry Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/seattlecooks).
21 Acres: Cultivating Cooks 101
PLAN AHEAD How to can and preserve farm fresh produce safely, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 21 Acres Farm, Woodinville; $15 (425-481-1500 or www.eventbrite.com/e/21-acres-yes-you-can-tickets-12520383805).
UW Botanic Gardens: Intro to Ornamental Grasses
SAT Master Gardener discusses selection, culture, and landscape use of ornamental grasses, 10 a.m. Saturday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or cfr.washington.edu/uwbg/).
Meerkerk Garden sale
SAT-SUN Up to half off potted plants and species and hybrid rhodies, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; free admission (360-678-1912 or meerkerkgardens.org).
FRI-SAT Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes for viewing the night sky and information for all ages, weather permitting; 8 p.m. Friday, Green Lake Park south of the Bathhouse Theater, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (seattleastro.org).
Blue Star Museum Military Appreciation Day
FRI Three museum celebration with music, activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, featuring Navy Band Northwest’s Deception Brass, 1-3 p.m., Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu), and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; free (206-451-4005 or biartmuseum.org).
Spy: The Secret World of Espionage
FRI-MON Last days of exhibit from the collections of the CIA, the FBI, gadgets and artifacts from spies and spy catchers, spy technologies and tools-of-trade, some recently declassified, timed entry tickets 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $20-$33 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
Gen7: Empowering Native Youth
SAT Art opening with storytelling, videos, spoken word, visual art by Gen7 Native Youth Program, 5 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or brownpapertickets.com/event/820008).
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
SAT-SUN Food, music, vintage aircraft flybys and demonstrations, speakers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15 (425-348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org).
Fold the Flock
SAT-MON Part of world wide event to mark the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, once the most populous bird in North America, making origami Passenger pigeons to symbolically recreate the size of former Passenger pigeon flocks by the creation of one million paper birds; museum displays its Passenger pigeon specimen, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
SEPT. 4 Admission free, special activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
SEPT. 4 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, SAM
SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4; reduced admission price to special exhibits, $6-$9, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursdays, the Burke
SEPT. 4 Free museum admission, activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
Free Days, the Wing
SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
SAAM free days
SEPT. 4 Free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for ferry to two-mile long man-made island with sandy beaches, shallow water and nature trails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, space limited, reservations available; Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; suggested ferry donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3/day (425-257-8304 or portofeverett.com).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Family Fun Park
FRI-MON Farm animals, kiddie rides, steam train, hay jump, pony rides, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, Saturdays-Sundays Sept. 6-Oct. 31; $10.75-$12.95, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
Bell Street Park Saturday Fun Days
SAT Chalk art activities, games, imagination playground for kids, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between Second and Third Avenues, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/downtown).
Bloedel Reserve Community Picnic
SAT Outdoor party, bring picnic food, dance to Cuban-influenced music by Si Limon, play croquet, bocce ball and badminton, dessert provided, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $6-$18 (206-842-7631 or bloedelreserve.org/).
SUN Casual, 90-minute walk to learn about native plants and how the Salish peoples used them for everything from food to clothing to housing and transportation, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Oak Harbor Music Festival
FRI-SUN Two stages with 30 bands playing all types of music, wine and beer gardens, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, camping available; 6-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Oak Harbor; free (oakharborfestival.com).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-MON Outdoor concerts, Around the Sound Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Pacific Cascade Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Michael Clune & Sleep till Noon Band blues and rock, 2 p.m. Monday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3464).
Spark Jewish music festival
SUN All ages, outdoor Jewish music festival, craft vendors, kosher cuisine, Kids Korral with squirrel balls, coffee sack races, sports, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $18, ages 14 and younger free (jkick.com/campaign/detail/3149).
NFL Kickoff Concert
SEPT. 4 Concert with Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams to celebrate opening day of the Seahawks season, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4, CenturyLink Field, Seattle; free (seahawks.com/schedule/game/2014/regular1/kickoff.html).
Seahawks 5K NFL Kickoff Run
MON 5K run, 7:30 a.m.; kids’ half-mile fun run, 11 a.m., Finish Festlval, 7:30 a.m. Monday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $25-$60, space limited; if space available, register Saturday-Sunday at The Pro Shop@CenturyLink Field or The Landing, Renton (nflrunseries.com/seahawks).
Washington State Fair Xplore Adventure Race
PLAN AHEAD Teams of 2-5 people visit locations around the Fair, solving clues and completing challenges, submitting proof via smartphone; proceeds benefit Washington State Fair Foundation educational projects; all-ages race, noon; ages 21 and older only, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $20-$55 preregister, space limited (thefair.com).
Camlann Medieval Village
SAT-SUN Low-key portrayal of life in a medieval English village with craft demonstrations, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 cash only (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).
Labor Day Celebration
MON Annual celebration of workers’ rights, with live music, hot dogs, ice cream, raffles, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; free (206-441-8510 or mlkclc.org).
Evening with Ken Burns: The Roosevelts
WED KCTS-9 hosts Ken Burns, moderated by Tim Egan, conversation and sneak peak of documentary series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $25-$30 (mccawhall.com).
Meet Arthur the Aardvark
SEPT. 4 Meet Arthur from the kids’ book series and PBS Kids, with photos, crafts and activities for kids, 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 4, Westfield Southcenter Dining Terrace on Level 2, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (206-682-6979 or westfield.com/southcenter).
FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for lifeguards on duty, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Monday, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Dr., Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
FRI-MON Outdoor, saltwater pool with giant tube slide, public swims, lap swims, water fitness, daily through Monday and Sept. 6-7, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
FRI-MON Last weekend of the season for outdoor leisure pool wave machine, water spray play area, two water slides, and six-lane lap pool; hours vary Friday-Monday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $3-$14 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov/living).
Pioneer Square: Seattle’s First Neighborhood
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or seattlearchitecture.org).
SAT-MON Ride a vintage train from Victorian-era depot museum, every 90 minutes starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; $10-$18 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour
SAT-SUN Arts display and sale at venues around the island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island (lummi-island.com/).
Capitol Hill Weekend Walk
SAT Volkssport 3 or 6 mile walks through First Hill and Capitol Hill, start anytime 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; free (walkingwithecw.org).