Saturday (Aug. 9)
Take in the beauty of Chambers Bay Golf Course and enjoy the fun of kites at the free Kite Festival. Try your hand flying a kite; watch more experienced flyersfliers; and enjoy food, face painting and more other family-friendly activities. Head out to Chamber Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W., University Place. It is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 253-798-4141.
Billed as a big show-and-tell event, MakerFest is where folks who make things can show off their creations. It’s an open, non-competitive event to present or check out creations and inventions, learn how they’re made and what they do, and inspire others to become makers. Items might include art, gaming, mechanics, photography, practical ideas, robotics, sculpture and sewing. Come see what creative things people are making locally. It’s 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the Rainier Building at Pierce College, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Admission is free.
Comic-Con International in San Diego is over, but you can still get your comic-loving fix at check out the Atomic ComicCon taking place at Tacoma Public Library Main Branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. It’s a paradise for self-proclaimed geeks, gamers, readers, cosplayers and artists all happening from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Take in panels and have some fun. The free event is co-sponsored by Atomic Comics and the Tacoma Public Library
Experience what life was like in the 1850s when more than 100 re-enactors will be on hand for Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual brigade encampment this weekend. It will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The encampment is meant to portray a visit to the fort by a large group of fur traders in 1855.The fort is in Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Admission is $5-$9, children 4 and younger are free. For more information call 253-591-5339 or go online to fortnisqually.org.
Explore and sample beers from every brewery of note in the region at the Brew Five Three beer and blues festival Saturday. There will be music throughout the day, food for sale from 1-9 p.m. Hosted by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, the festival will take over Broadawy from Ninth and 11th streets in downtown Tacoma. It’s a 21-and-over only event, tickets are $30 at the door and inclused a tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens. For more information go to broadwaycenter.org.