Friday (Sept. 11)
Remembrance Ceremony at Tacoma’s Firefighters Memorial
Join in a local Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the Tacoma Fire Department in honor of the heroes and victims of 9/11. The public ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at the Firefighters Memorial, 3301 Ruston Way, Tacoma and marks the 14th anniversary of the tragic event. Mayor Strickland, Tacoma Fire Deputy Chief Tonyono Green and Lt. Ray McCormack of the New York Fire Department will speak at the ceremony. For more information call 253-255-3260.
Rock and roots music performer Maria Muldaur at Jazzbones
Maria Muldaur, known as one of the first female rock stars, made her mark in the music world with the 70s hit “Midnight at the Oasis.” She has expanded her music to become a solid American roots music performer. Come out to Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma to see her live at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15-$20 and can be purchased online at jazzbones.com.
What’s happening at the Washington State Fair
The annual rodeo start at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Grand Stand. Tickets are $5-$18.
Friday’s concert and show at the fair is Colt Ford Dancin’ in the Dirt Party at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30 and includes fair admission.
Gate hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 adults, $7.50 students ages 6-18 and seniors 62 and older, free for kids 5 and younger. Parking in the fair lots is $10 Mondays-Fridays and $15 Saturdays and Sundays.
Transit options include:
Pierce Transit’s Fair Express service begins daily at 9:15 a.m. with the last trip leaving the fair at 11:30 p.m. Service is provided from the Tacoma Mall, Lakewood Towne Center and South Hill Mall; parking is free at these sites. Fares are $2 one way for adults, $0.75 for seniors and disabled and youth 18 and younger. Up to four children, ages 13 and younger, may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying customer.
Sound Transit Sounder train will run on Sept. 19 and 26 coming from Everett to Puyallup, a free Pierce Transit bus will take passengers to the fair. For more information go to soundtransit.org/soundertothefair. Bundled tickets that include transportation and fair gate admission are available at thefair.com/deals
Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup daily. Check the schedule at soundtransit.org/schedules/ST-Express-Bus/578