LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2014
FRI-SUN Enjoy beer, sauerkraut, bratwurst, wiener dog races, costume contests, games, and live music at Kirkland Oktoberfest at Kirkland’s Marina Park.
PORT GAMBLE LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN Port Gamble Old Mill Days features a lumberjack show, chainsaw carving, ice sculptures, camel rides, car show, carnival, and live music.
BELLEVUE EASTSIDE JAZZ
SAT Hear outstanding artists at the Eastside Jazz Extravaganza at Courtyard by Marriott in Bellevue.
KENT BEER AND HYDROPLANES
SAT Sample beer, bratwurst, and pretzels while hearing live music and touring the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum at Roostertails and Ales in Kent.
DUVALL PIONEER FESTIVAL
SAT 3rd annual "Zombie Fest" will crawl into the Normandy Park Towne Center from 4 to 8 p.m. on this Saturday, Sept. 27. FREE admission and parking for the whole family, with live music, food and silly fun. Get “zombified” for free! Watch the Thrillers perform at 6:00pm and dance along! Zombie Zumbathon follows that, and so much more.
ALL NATIONAL PARKS FREE PARK DAY
SAT Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks for National Public Lands Day. Expect more people and less parking than usual.
SEATTLE ITALIAN FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Festa Italiana celebrates Italian food, music, dance, art, and kids’ activities at the Seattle Center. Free. Paid wine tasting on Saturday.
BLACK DIAMOND MUDDY OBSTACLE COURSE
SAT-SUN You’ve got to be one Tough Mudder to run this 10+ mile muddy obstacle course in Black Diamond. Buy a spectator ticket online, and attend the post-party.
SEATTLE BIKE SWAP
SUN Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Repeats in February.
BALLARD GREEN FESTIVAL
SUN 11th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival is a day of art, music, environmental workshops, food carts, and family fun in Ballard Commons Park. Free.
CARNATION FALL FARM FESTIVAL
SUN Fall HoeDown Festival & Pumpkin Patch Party has live music, a parade, hayrides, cider pressing, farm games, and food trucks at Oxbow Farm in Carnation.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· The Equalizer
· The Boxtrolls