Here are events through the first week of September. For events into fall, see seattletimes.com.
Early September calendar of events
Festivals and special events around Seattle and Puget Sound.
Northwest travel guides
Sept. 1 Annual celebration of workers’ rights, featuring live music, hot dogs, ice cream, raffle drawings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; free (206-441-8510 or mlkclc.org).
Swing your Partner Square Dance
Sept. 5 Annual event to celebrate park and community. Live music, all ages welcome, no partner necessary. 5:30 p.m. Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-613-3210 or freewayparkassociation.org).
Auburn Art Walk/Wine Tasting
Sept. 5 Local art, wine tasting and live music. 5-9 p.m. downtown Auburn, East Main Street and Auburn Way, Auburn; event is free, wine-tasting tickets $15 before the event; $20 day of the event (253-939-3982 or auburnartwalk.com).
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
Sept. 5-7 Parades, art, food, entertainment, Run-a-Muk 5K and 10K races, all day Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
Puget Sound Bird Fest
Sept. 5-7 Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits and vendors, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds (425-771-0227 or pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Washington State Fair
Sept. 5-21 Formerly known as the Puyallup Fair, with 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, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 13, 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 15-18, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 21, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12.50 general, $9/ages 6-18 and 62 and older, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
Sept. 6-7 Music, crafts and food. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; free (206-973-4680 or ci.seatac.wa.us).
Sept. 6 Music and dance performances, beer garden, pony rides, petting zoo, community booths, food, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle; free (425-649-4444 or ci.newcastle.wa.us).
Japanese Cultural Arts Event (Aki Matsuri)
Sept. 6-7 Japanese cultural and educational activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (425-861-7865 or enma.org).
Walk/Bike for Sickle Cell
Sept. 6 Benefit for kids/adults affected with sickle-cell disease, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$30 (253-226-5578 or mssctf.org).
Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance
Sept. 7 A day of elegant cars, 9 a.m., LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $10-$35 (253-779-8490 or lemaymuseum.org).