Living & Entertainment

7 Days Out: Your guide to fun in the South Sound

Discover a variety of art works at the annual Eatonville Arts Festival.
Discover a variety of art works at the annual Eatonville Arts Festival. Staff file, 1999

Friday (Aug. 7) — Sunday

Artists are the star at Eatonville Arts Festival

Featuring original works of art, the annual Eatonville 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

Friday (Aug. 7)—Saturday

Celebrate small town heritage at Fircrest Fun Days

Fircrest Fun Days celebrates its small town heritage with two days of family-friendly fun. There will be live entertainment, rides, food booths, games and arts and crafts. The stage line up includes belly dancing, kids’ ballet, comedian/juggler Eric Haines, Reptile Man, and bands playing music from the ’60s, classic rock plus Elvis and the Beatles. Join in the Kiwanis spaghetti feed Friday (Aug. 7) or pancake breakfast Saturday, let the kids try out the climbing wall or mini golf. The festival will close with a fireworks display Saturday evening. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Fircrest Park, 555 Contra Costa Ave. Admission is free.


Local musicians and artists fill 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.


Music, food and entertainment at Caribbean Summer Fest

It’s all about Latin and Caribbean culture and music at the Caribbean Summer Fest taking place at the Washington State Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. The all-ages party will feature free salsa lessons, Latin cuisine and entertainers including Jerry Rivera, Henry Santos, Oro Solido and others. The gates open at noon, tickets are $28 presale. For more information, call 503-880-7010 or go to


Taylor Swift hits Century Link Field in Seattle

She could be considered one of the hottest artists of 2015 with accolades, awards and fan adoration. Taylor Swift is on her 1989 World Tour bringing her music and performance to the stage at Century Link Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Joining her on tour is Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. See her live at 7 p.m. Saturday with tickets starting at $55. Get yours through Ticketmaster.


The Gorge hosts Sam Smith in concert

With four Grammy Awards this year and hits including “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One,” Sam Smith is at the top of his game in the music world. He’s on tour and will be performing at The Gorge Amphitheater in George Saturday. Make the drive for the 8 p.m. concert with tickets from $38-$68. They are available at


Culture, food, arts and marketplace at Iranian Festival

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.