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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.


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Labor Day Celebration

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).

International Festival

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).

Newcastle Days

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).



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