Sunday (July 26)
Old-fashioned salmon bake hosted by Steilacoom Historical Museum
Help support the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association at its annual Salmon Bake fundraiser at Sunnyside Beach on Chambers Creek Road in Steilacoom. There will be live music, fun activities, and a traditional salmon dinner for $15 or a hot dog meal for $6. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be a free shuttle from town, or you can pay to park at Sunnyside Park. For more information, call 253-686-9126.
Celebrate with Point Defiance Zoo Tiger Conservation Weekend
It’s the final day of Tiger Conservation Weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. The zoo in its efforts in saving wild cats that the weekend was set aside celebrate its tigers. See the tigers enjoy special treats and toys designed by their keepers, and discover some feline fun at activity stations. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 Sunday. Activities are included in admission: $6.75-$17. For more information call 253-591-5333.
Mushroom festival at Lacey-Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex
Join in celebrating the mighty mushroom at the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival this weekend at the Lacey-Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia. Learn about mushroom culinary uses at cooking demonstrations and discover what it takes to grow them at home. It’s a weekend full of live entertainment, food, a kids’ zone and farm tours. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are free. Go to pnwmushroomfest.com for the details.
Blues music is highlight at Chateau Ste. Michelle concert
Combining wine and the blues results in the Wine Country Blues Festival at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 45th St., Woodinville. The day of music begins at 3 p.m. Sunday with musical icons Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, to name a few. Tickets are $45-$65 and are available through Ticketmaster.