Saturday (Sept. 5)
Roy Rodeo is two days of fun and competition
Pull out those cowboy boots and hats, and head to Roy this weekend for the annual Roy Pioneer Rodeo, 8710 Higgins Greig Road, Roy. The local rodeo features bareback riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, a clown act and more. The gates open at noon Saturday and Sunday, with the rodeo beginning at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $6 seniors, $5 kids ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger; cash only on the rodeo grounds. For more information, go to royrodeo.com.
Master Gardener talks about fall lawn care
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Fall is quickly approaching and with our hot and dry summer it’s the perfect time to take in the free talk, Fall Lawn Care, presented by a Washington State University Extension Pierce County Master Gardener. Learn what you can do to care for your lawn and its renovation at 1 p.m. Saturday. It’s being held at Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. For more information call 253-798-7170.
Bumbershoot takes over Seattle Center and area
Billed as Seattle’s biggest music celebration, Bumbershoot returns to Seattle Center for a weekend of all types of music. Don’t expect just great music, this year the 1 Reel Film Festival will be included as well as a visual arts, theater and dance programming and comedy acts. With more than 80 bands performing the three-day festival, there’s a genre of music for everyone. Some of the groups performing include The Weeknd, Sean Patton, Raz Simone, Neko Case, Lindsey Stirling and Hozier to name just a few. Come prepared to explore and spend the day checking out all the venues. Tickets include a three-day pass, VIP pass, and single day passes starting at $85. Go to bumbershoot.com for the details.
Olympia Harbor Days celebrates maritime history
Tugboats and a celebration of maritime history are the main attractions at Olympia Harbor Days. The Olympia Kiwanis sponsors this yearly event with plenty of entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and a special kids activities area. Vintage, working and retired tugs will be moored at Olympia’s Percival Landing. The Port of Olympia will be conducting free tours of the marine terminal on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., running every hour until 3 p.m. Find a good spot Sunday to see the tugs participate in the tugboat races in the bay. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 4), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, go to harbordays.com.