Wooden boats, tours, free public rides at Lake Union festival
The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle, running through Sunday, is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of Seattle and get people out on the water on historic wooden boats. It’s an old-fashioned waterfront festival where almost everything is free. There will be boat tours, visiting vessels, free public boat rides, activities for kids, vendors, live music and more. It’s at the Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. For more information, go to cwb.org.
Shop local and fresh at Puyallup Farmers Market
Check out the Puyallup Farmers Market featuring local farmers bringing their best hanging baskets, veggie and fruit starts, flowers and more. Discover what you can add to your pantry from local farmers from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays in Pioneer Park and Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian.
Blues Redemption plays Johnny’s Dock Restaurant
Get into the blues mood at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma, when Blues Redemption plays starting at 6 p.m. There is no cover.
Take the family to the circus at Circo Hermanos Vasquez in Puyallup
Circo Hermanos Vasquez comes to the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup this weekend, offering flying trapeze artists, clowns and other circus magic in the Purple Parking Lot. Shows are 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $40 for adults, $15 for children 2-10 years old, and free for children younger than 2. Go to thefair.com or call 877-829-7839 for details.
Snoqualmie Casino will feature Kool and the Gang in concert
Kool and the Gang are known for its several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of R&B and funk, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium, creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound. Catch them in a 7 p.m. show Saturday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE Northbend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $15-$50 and are available at snocasino.com.
Wings & Wheels features cars, planes and fun at Narrows Airport
Top off your holiday weekend with a trip over the bridge to the Wings & Wheels show at Tacoma Narrows Airport, 1202 26th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor.
It’s an aviation event with a car show, featuring bi-plane rides, cars and aircraft, live music and the Smoke ‘N’ Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph run down the runway. There will also be three hours of aerial demonstrations and displays, featuring warbirds and aerobatic airplanes.
It’s all happening from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and military ID card holders, $5 kids 6 to 17 and free for kids 5 and younger. Airport parking will only be available for those with advance online tickets. Day-of-event ticket purchasers park in designated parking lots off-site and ride the shuttle. For all the details go to freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.php
Enjoy free outdoor concert at Bands and Barbecue in Lacey
It’s finally outdoor concert season and the Bands and Barbecue series starts Sunday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey. The 6 p.m. concert will feature IJenNeh playing a mix of African, reggae, gospel and funk music. Admission is free.
Country music icon Dwight Yoakam plays Snoqualmie Casino
Since the early 1980s, Dwight Yoakam has recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records.
See him in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $25-$80 and are available at snocasino.com
For more event information go to our online events calendar