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

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

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

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

Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

Image by Ray Shrewsberry from Pixabay It's the last stop on the way to the National Finals in Las Vegas! Watch the action as the top 24 competitors in each event vie for a spot or go home at the Puyallup Rodeo on Friday-Sunday, September 9-12. After the rodeo, dance to live music by popular … Continue reading Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

A country junk market in Minnesota returns on September 18

Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods Spend some time in the country on Saturday, September 18, at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota. The market will feature at least 25 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed vintage items. Other highlights include a food truck, a coffee bar, and live music by Chuck Wilson … Continue reading A country junk market in Minnesota returns on September 18

2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Craft Beer & Wine Fest is back in person Friday-Sunday, August 20-22, at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington. The festival features 100 craft wines, 60 craft brews, craft bourbon, and a new craft cocktail menu. Also enjoy delicious food, live music, and games the entire weekend. This is … Continue reading 2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

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

Stream the 2021 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival for free today

The eighth annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is streaming live from Springfield, Massachusetts, today (August 14). The stream starts at 1 p.m. Eastern time and ends at 10 p.m. (10 a.m.-7 p.m. Pacific). The lineup includes Rev. Sekou, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, and Claudia Acuña. To launch the stream, go to springfieldjazzfest.com. A … Continue reading Stream the 2021 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival for free today