Experience history of first settlement at Hudson’s Bay Day
Highlighting the first non-native settlement on South Puget Sound, the annual Hudson’s Bay Day will take over DuPont on Sunday. Sponsored by the DuPont Historical Society, the festival will include tours of the original 1843 fort site. Reactors will take about the history, music, gear and crafts of the 1850s. There will be food vendors on site. Hours are noon-4 p.m. at Clock Tower Park, 1400 Palisade Boulevard, DuPont. Admission and tours are free.
Fun, food and of course beer
Known for its games, contests and great beer, the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest brings together more than 40 local breweries and wineries for a day of beer, wine and food from local restaurants, caterers and food trucks. Try your hand at the beer stein-holding and hole-in-one contests or the super-sized games. Must be 21 to attend. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20-$25 and $10 for designated driver, and include a taster glass and five tasting tokens; prices are $5 more at the gate. More information is available at tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com.
TAM and History Museum team up for new Northwest Native Festival
The Washington State History Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum will team up to celebrate history and culture Saturday with the In the Spirit: Northwest Native Festival. Visitors can shop for handcrafted Native American arts and crafts and meet the artists. Also offered will be songs, dances, music and food, plus a runway fashion show featuring Native American designers. It will be indoor and outdoors at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday (Aug. 18) — Saturday
Celebrate community at Milton Days
Milton Days will offer two days of hometown celebration, including music, food, more than 60 vendors, demonstrations, carnival rides, a parade and children’s games at Triangle Park, on Milton Way. Bring your guitar Friday and play along with the Ian Crawford Experience. Hours will be from 4 p.m.-dusk Friday (Aug. 18) and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. More information is available at tinyurl.com/Milton-Days.
Incubus “8 Tour” at White River Amphitheatre
Hailing originally from Calabasas, California, Incubus came together in 1991 and since has gained success with hits such as “Drive,” “Megalomaniac,” “Anna Molly” and “Love Hurts.” Their “8 Tour” will stop at the White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn, for a 6:45 p.m. concert Saturday. Tickets start at $14 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Friday ( Aug. 18) — Sunday
Trains, Timber, Tradition at Railway Days
Celebrating 79 years of trains, timber and traditions, the annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days will return this weekend to the Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 SE King St., Snoqualmie. There will be steam train rides, music, beer garden, food, a parade, kid activities and more. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 18), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Go to railroaddays.com for more information.
Saturday — Sunday
Pit masters compete at DuPont
American Legion Post 53’s BBQ Competition will see 20 professional and semi-professional pit masters compete for more than $7,000 is prize money this weekend at Clock Tower Park, 1401 Palisade Blvd., DuPont. It’s your chance to see the masters at work and possibly pick up some tips for backyard grilling. There will be live entertainment and food, plus a beer and wine garden. Hours will be noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to the public. For more information, go to heritagedaysbbqcomp.com.
OneRepublic makes stop in Auburn
After a start-and-stop beginning, OneRepublic found success with hits including “Apologize,” “Stop and Stare,” “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The pop rock band will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. Tickets start at $12 and are available through Ticketmaster.