Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September

A life-size dinosaur at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru Photos by Cheryl Landes The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru is coming to Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho starting Thursday, September 9. The drive-through event features more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, and breathe. The locations and dates are: Yakima Valley SunDome at State Fair … Continue reading Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September

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

Fremont Oktoberfest September 17-19 in Seattle

Seattle's largest beer festival is back in 2021 after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19. It's in the Fremont district Friday-Sunday, September 17-19. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Capacity is limited this year to ensure everyone's safety from exposure to the virus. Tickets are now on sale … Continue reading Fremont Oktoberfest September 17-19 in Seattle

The Washington State Fair is back to an in-person format

The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup (photo by Cheryl Landes) Last year, the Washington State Fair in Puyallup was a drive-through event to ensure guests would be protected from the coronavirus. This year, it's back to an in-person format with several health and safety guidelines in place. These guidelines change without notice as new recommendations … Continue reading The Washington State Fair is back to an in-person format

2021 Northwest Art & Air Festival cancels in Albany, Oregon

Photo by Cheryl Landes Every year on the last Friday and Saturday in August, hot air balloonists from around the world gather at Timber-Linn Park in Albany, Oregon, to fly around the area. Artists also come to show and sell their work, along with food vendors. Musicians are here as well, performing live for hundreds … Continue reading 2021 Northwest Art & Air Festival cancels in Albany, Oregon

2021 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest goes virtual, open to all

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Cannon Beach is celebrating its 57th annual sandcastle competition virtually through the Summer of Sandcastles. It's open to anyone from anywhere. To participate, sign up at cannonbeach.org by Monday, September 6. Build your sandcastle, and submit a high-resolution photo or 30-second video of your masterpiece … Continue reading 2021 Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest goes virtual, open to all

Start Labor Day weekend early with the Country Kickoff at a drive-in theater near you

The big screen at the 99W Drive-in Theatre in Newberg, Oregon, one of the participating venues in the Encore Drive-in Nights concert series (photo by Cheryl Landes) Park your car at a drive-in movie theater near you, relax, and enjoy a streamed country on the big screen featuring Toby Keith and Alabama on Thursday, September … Continue reading Start Labor Day weekend early with the Country Kickoff at a drive-in theater near you

The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September

Earlier this year, officials weren't sure whether an in-person Oregon State Fair could be held in Salem in 2021 because of the COVID pandemic. But now, there's good news: It's on! The 2021 fair starts Friday, August 27, and ends Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). Tickets are now on sale online for fair entry and … Continue reading The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September