Saturday (Aug. 8)
Support local artists and musicians at Music and Art in Wright Park
With a mission to celebrate local artists and musicians, Music and Art in Wright Park brings together 14 bands, lost of artists, food and a rockin’ good time. The family-friendly free festival will feature bands playing rock, alternative, pop and punk to name a few. Check out the works of local artists and artisans, get some food and sit back and enjoy. It is noon-7 p.m. Saturday at Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma
Eatonville Art Festival features 100 Northwest artists and artisans
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Featuring original works of art, the annual Eatontonville Art Festival, hosted by the local Lions Club, gathers 100 Northwest artists and artisans for three days of fun. There will be live music up to 11:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 7) and Saturday, demonstrations, silent auction and vendor stalls, plus a kids area, food, beer garden and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. The festival will be at 211 Fir St., Eatonville. To get a schedule, go to eatonvilleartfestival.com.
Brew Five Three Beer festival takes over Broadway in downtown Tacoma
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 and food for sale from local food trucks. Hosted by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, the festival will take on Broadway from Ninth to 11th streets in downtown Tacoma from 1-8 p.m. It's a 21-and-over event; tickets are $30 at the door and include a tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens, $10 admission for designated drivers. For more information, go to broadwaycenter.org.
In the Spirit Native Arts festival features dancing, music and artists
Celebrate Northwest Native American culture with dancing, music, storytelling, and a Native arts market at the annual In The Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Market and Festival. Admission is free to the festival and the museum. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Saturday at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. For more information call 253-272-9747 or go online to washingtonhistory.org
Iranian Festival delves in to cultural and contemporary influences
Learn the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Iran at Saturday’s Iranian Festival, part of Seattle Center’s Festal series. There will be live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, traditional food and a marketplace. Join in an Iranian tea house and evening dance party plus Rumi poetry, puppet shows and face painting. The day of festivities is sponsored by the Iranian American Community Alliance and is being held at Seattle Center. 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and admission is free.