September 16-18, 2016

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 25 Opening weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map

Seattle Design Festival
THRU SEP 23 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar

Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT An “Octoberfest” style end-of-summer celebration featuring rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. At the St. Benedict School in Seattle. Map

Bug Blast
SUN Bug out as thousands of specimens, fly, buzz, or crawl to this favorite annual family event. At the UW Burke Museum. Map

Seattle Park(ing) Day
FRI Over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, with art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! See web site for map showing where the parks will be in the Seattle area. Map

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Kites flying for display and competition. At the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville. Directions

Seattle Mini Maker Faire
SAT-SUN Showcasing diverse projects from individuals and organizations, including non-profits, academia, and industry including youth makers. Map

Free Summer Fly Days – Flying Tanks Day
SAT Free Admission to the Flying Heritage Collection with flying aircraft demonstrations. Map

National Cheeseburger Day
SUN Deals and specials on burgers.

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