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

Lakewood Playhouse’s 2021 radio gala features a gothic horror story

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Step back into the days of old-fashioned radio dramas at the Lakewood Playhouse's 14th annual radio gala. This year's performance is Carmilla, a vampire gothic horror story based on a novella by written by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872. The story will be performed in the classic radio … Continue reading Lakewood Playhouse’s 2021 radio gala features a gothic horror story

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

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

Entry to Washington State Parks free on August 25

An ocean view from Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Get out and explore on Wednesday, August 25, when Washington State Parks celebrates the National Park Service's birthday with free entry to parks that charge entry fees. The free access is for day use only. After August 25, three more … Continue reading Entry to Washington State Parks free on August 25

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

Immersive Van Gogh experience coming to Tacoma late 2021-early 2022

Image by David Mark from Pixabay Immersive Van Gogh features 200 of the artist's paintings projected on large panels and walls. From Saturday, December 18, until Sunday, January 30, 2022, the experience will be held at the Tacoma Armory. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. On Christmas Eve, the hours … Continue reading Immersive Van Gogh experience coming to Tacoma late 2021-early 2022