Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square

The revelers are returning to Times Square to celebrate the end of 2021 and start of 2022, but the numbers will be smaller this year due to New York City's COVID restrictions. Only 15,000 people will be allowed to attend in person. If you're not among them, you can stream the celebration live from 6 … Continue reading Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square

Space Needle fireworks return to Seattle’s New Year’s celebration

The Space Needle in Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes) Seattle is welcoming 2022 with its traditional fireworks show from the Space Needle, but there won't be a live in-person audience again this year because of continued safety concerns from COVID. Instead, the show will be broadcast on KING5-TV and streamed from KING5's website and the … Continue reading Space Needle fireworks return to Seattle’s New Year’s celebration

2021 Tacoma International Film Festival in person and online October 7-14

Image by MasterTux from Pixabay The 2021 Tacoma International Film Festival is underway, and tickets are still available. Choose from in-person or online activities. The virtual viewings are available through Thursday, October 14. In-person screenings are located at The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue, in downtown Tacoma. They started on Thursday, October 7, and will … Continue reading 2021 Tacoma International Film Festival in person and online October 7-14

Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

Kirkland Oktoberfest claims to be the Seattle area's oldest and largest Octoberfest. The three-day festival on the Kirkland waterfront features a large biergarten, live entertainment on multiple stages, games, competitions, and lots of food. Some of the best beers from Germany and the Pacific Northwest will be served there. This is a 21-and-older event, so … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

The Purple Painted Lady Festival and Barn Sale returns to western New York September 18-19

Image by bodobe from Pixabay One of western New York State's largest art festivals returns Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19. More than 200 vendors will have original work for sale at The Purple Lady Festival and Barn Sale in Palmyra. Lots of delicious food will also be available, including vegan options. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. … Continue reading The Purple Painted Lady Festival and Barn Sale returns to western New York September 18-19

Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes Odessa is a small town in Eastern Washington (population 882), but when Deutschefest rolls around the third weekend in September, thousands of people flock here to enjoy delicious authentic homemade German food, a biergarten stretching a city block, parade, live music, and even helicopter rides. Odessa's Deutschefest, which celebrates its 50th … Continue reading Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Be creative at Art Space in the Park in Vancouver, Washington

On the first the third Saturdays of the month from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Vancouver Ballet Folklórico, a traditional Mexican folk dance group, hosts ¡Espacio de Arte en el Parque! (Art Space in the Park!) in collaboration with ARTSTRA, and Fourth Plain Forward. The program's mission is to gather members of the community to create and … Continue reading Be creative at Art Space in the Park in Vancouver, Washington

First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

A mini pizza at Vinnie's Pizza in downtown Vancouver, Washington, one of many restaurants to enjoy during the First Friday Art Walk (photo by Cheryl Landes) Come to downtown Vancouver, Washington, any first Friday to enjoy rotating art exhibits at the galleries, delicious food, live music, pop-up merchants, happy hour drinks, and activities for the … Continue reading First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

Masks now required indoors and outdoors at the Washington State Fair

The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) On August 31, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a health order requiring Washington State Fair attendees, vendors, and employees wear to masks indoors and outdoors. This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Read the fair's latest COVID policies. The 2021 Washington State … Continue reading Masks now required indoors and outdoors at the Washington State Fair