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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.
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 bluesforfoodfest.org).
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 (oceanshoresact.com).
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 www.bumbershoot.org).
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 www.blackberryfestival.org).
Sequim Balloon Festival
Sept. 1-3 Hot air balloon festival, various times, 1441 E. Washington St., Sequim, $19-$29 (www.sequimballoonfestival.com).
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 www.funbeach.com).
Roots Rock Trail Race
Sept. 2 A 50K or 25K race, starts and finishes in Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $25 (www.rootsrockrun.com).
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 www.mlkclc.org).
Early Irons Car Show
Sept. 3 All cars/motorcycles welcome, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Port Gamble, Kitsap County; free (www.portgamble.com).
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 www.woodenboat.org/festival).
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 www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
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 www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com).
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 www.thefair.com).
— Compiled by Doug Knoop