If you can’t get enough of trains and cars, then this weekend you’ve got two fun free events to pick from: the Garfield Street Fair and Car Show and Snoqualmie Railroad Days.
Now in its ninth year, the Garfield Street Fair shows off everything Parkland. “We have so many eclectic artists and musicians here, and it’s a wonderful way to showcase them,” says Elizabeth Johnson, president of the Garfield Street Business Association. “It’s also a great family event.”
Among the things that make it great: a kids’ zone where the little ones can make their own drums to take home, more than 100 vendors and a rockabilly theme which includes funky T-shirts and bands from country to folk to bluegrass, including Kayley Rae, Mountain Highway Bluegrass, Four on the Floor, Tin Man and Gina Belliveau.
The car show part is also stepping up, with nearly 100 vintage, classic and new cars expected to be on display. Among them is a 1948 Hudson, a ’42 Willys Army jeep and trailer, a ’28 Chevy pickup, a ’39 Chevy coupe and a 2006 Dodge Charger.
The details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 405 Garfield St. S., Tacoma. 253-537-2377, shopgarfieldstreet.com
Over at Snoqualmie, it’s all about the trains. The 74-year-old Snoqualmie Railroad Days is held around the Northwest Railway Museum and celebrates the area’s railway and Indian heritage. Train rides, wagon rides, a Grand Parade, three stages, food, wine, beer, arts and kids’ activities are offered. New this year is an appearance by Dan the Lego Man, the Tacoma-based Lego whiz who’ll bring enough bricks to keep everyone occupied for hours.
The details: 5-9:30 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie. 425-888-3030, email@example.com 253-597-8568 blog.thenewstribune.com/arts