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

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

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

Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

When the Fox Theater opened on September 3, 1931 in Spokane, Washington, the 2,300-seat art deco venue was part of William Fox's growing movie empire. Today, it's known as the Martin Woldston Theater at the Fox, and it's among the best restored movie palaces from the early age of the big screen. Those efforts are … Continue reading Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

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