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

Free art exhibit, fire-bending performance at Hidden House Market tonight in downtown Vancouver, WA

Image by Dim Hou from Pixabay On October 23 from 6 until 9 p.m., check out a the "I Am Enough" art exhibit and a performance by fire bender Garrett Wilkins at the Hidden House Market. The one-person art exhibit consists of works created for therapy from anxiety and depression. Food and beverages are available … Continue reading Free art exhibit, fire-bending performance at Hidden House Market tonight in downtown Vancouver, WA

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 the runners have a great time running through a lot of bubbles. The forecast is calling … 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

Alberta Rose Theatre reopening September 15

After a closure of 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Rose Theatre is returning to in-person performances on Wednesday, September 15. Strict safety protocols will be in place to protect attendees from becoming exposed to the virus. Proof of vaccination at least 14 days before the date of the show you're attending … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre reopening September 15

Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam continues through September 30

Grand Coulee Dam (photo by Cheryl Landes) The laser light show at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington resumed on Memorial Day weekend after a break due to COVID-19. The half-hour show is project on the dam's spillway, and admission is free. There's a viewing area with benches outside the dam's visitor center, which … Continue reading Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam continues through September 30

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

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