Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay I just found out about this event, which looks like a lot of fun. If you're interested, register by midnight tonight (October 15). From the pictures I saw on the website, it appears that runners have a great time running through a lot of bubbles. The forecast is calling for … Continue reading Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

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

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

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

Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

The visitors center at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take a half-mile illuminated stroll through the Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall. Autumn Illuminated, the name of this event, highlights the fall colors in the garden. Autumn Illuminated starts Thursday, September 30, and ends Sunday, October 31. Hours … Continue reading Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

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

Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

A view of the Willamette River from Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a four-year break, the Oregon Symphony returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 4, for its free Waterfront Concert. The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The main performance starts at … Continue reading Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4