Photo credit: Mercer Island Farmers Market The 2021 season for the Mercer Island Farmers Market starts on Sunday, June 6, and ends on Sunday, September 26, at Mercerdale Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday during that time, and live music is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A special Harvest Market is scheduled for Sunday, … Continue reading 2021 Mercer Island Farmers Market starts June 6
Come to Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford, Connecticut on the third weekend of July to enjoy live music, food, arts, and culture at the 30th annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. Here's the full concert schedule: Friday, July 167 p.m.—Zaccai Curtis9 p.m.—Dennis Edwards Temptation Revue Saturday, July 172:30 p.m.—The Amandala Reggae Band4:30 p.m.—Kevin Powell & … Continue reading 30th annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz July 16-18
Hot air balloons flying high at a previous Air Affaire in Sequim, Washington (photo credit: Air Affaire) Organizers of the 2021 Air Affaire, also known as the Sequim Balloon Festival, have set a tentative date of Saturday, August 28, for the annual event at the Sequim Valley Airport. ("Sequim" is pronounced "Squim".) "We are optimistic … Continue reading 2021 Sequim Balloon Festival tentatively plans to return August 28
After a year's break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lollapalooza music festival returns to Grant Park in Chicago this year. The dates are Thursday-Sunday, July 29-August 1. Check out the lineup and buy tickets at lollapalooza.com.
Photo by Cheryl Landes Hang out with 21 baby goats goats, grab a meal from a local food truck, and explore activities from approximately 25 local non-profit organizations at the second annual Milford GOAT Days on Saturday-Sunday, May 22-23. The event will be held at Young's Field at 6 Young's Field Road in New Milford, … Continue reading Milford GOAT Days celebrates second year May 22-23
Photo credit: Enchanted Forest The Enchanted Forest in Turner, Oregon, near Salem, has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country. The owners planned to reopen the weekend of May 22 but decided to postpone until further notice. In a statement on the amusement park's website , the owners wrote, "We have been hard … Continue reading Enchanted Forest near Salem delays reopening
Skyler Wheeler and I on the giant slide at the Haddam Neck Fair in East Haddam, Connecticut (photo by Tom Wheeler) Many fairs in Connecticut cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, a fair number (no pun intended) are returning. A list of fairs that are moving ahead this year or postponing … Continue reading Which fairs will resume in Connecticut in 2021?
Image by LUM3N from Pixabay Want to hike the Issaquah Alps and Mount Si in North Bend, Washington, this summer but don't want to struggle finding a parking spot? There's no need to worry, because Trailhead Direct, a transit-to-trails shuttle service provided by King County Metro, returns on Saturday, June 5. The shuttle will run … Continue reading Trailhead Direct returns June 5
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay If you're driving through Central Washington in your RV and are looking for a place to stay for a few days to enjoy the outdoors, the RV Park at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds is open for the season. The park has 64 full hookups, 44 electric and water hookups, … Continue reading RV Park open for the season at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds
Photo credit: The Evergreen State Fair After a year's absence due to the COVID pandemic, officials from The Evergreen State Fair announced on Thursday, May 13, that plans are underway for an in-person fair in Monroe, Washington. The 2021 dates are Thursday-Tuesday, August 26-31, and Thursday-Monday, September 2-6. This year’s theme is “Back in the … Continue reading Evergreen State Fair planning a comeback for 2021