Sponsored by the Peninsula Art League, the Gig Harbor Art Festival is in its 30th year highlighting the works of more than 120 arts and crafts people from the Northwest. Stroll the historic waterfront district to see the juried art exhibition, art booths, kids’ art and nature activities, live music and entertainment. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. While you’re exploring the show, join in the fun of Chalk the Harbor chalk art competition from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Try your hand or just admire the work.
It’s all about fine food and arts at Stadium Fare, an open-air market in Tacoma’s Stadium neighborhood. The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the last two Saturdays in July, August and September in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S. For more information, go to stadiumfare.com.
Discover the beauty of local gardens at the Annual Garden Tour in Eatonville this weekend. Five gardens will be featured, along with a Garden Market. Tour hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12, with proceeds going to outreach and educaiton programs of the Mountain Community Co-op. Meet at the Eatonville Visitors Centers, Washington Avenue North and Carter Street East. $12. For more information, call 253-847-3235 or go to eatonvillegardentour.net.
While you’re in that neck of the woods, check out the Lavender Art & Wine Show at Stringtown Cellars, 39610 Eatonville Cutoff Road E., Eatonville. The Lavender Farm and Lucas Art are sponsoring artists, wine tasting, food and live music from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 360-832-4743 or go to stringtownfarms.com.
Join spectators on the shores of South Lake Union to cheer on approximately 1,000 local and visiting athletes at the Seattle Dragon Boat Festival from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music, artisans demonstrating and displaying their wares, plus hands-on activities at Great Hall, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. The free festival promotes diversity and inclusiveness while paying homage to an activity with roots in ancient China. Enjoy the competition as boats, flamboyantly decorated to feature the head and tail of the dragon, battle it out on beautiful South Lake Union. For more information, go to seattledragonboatfestival.net.