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

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

Try new experiences at RiverPlay! on August 28 in Eugene

A trail along the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Climb aboard a fire rescue boat. Conduct a group of symphony musicians. Try your hand at fly fishing. Learn how to throw a lifeline on a simulated whitewater rafting rescue. Watch traditional and modern Indigenous performances. These are only a few of … Continue reading Try new experiences at RiverPlay! on August 28 in Eugene

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