Thursday (Oct. 22) —Sunday
Annual Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival opens
Get a headstart on the holidays at the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival opening on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. Get pictures taken with Santa and see the 45-foot hanging Christmas tree. There will be information on cooking for the holidays, gourmet food show, live entertainment plus gifts, arts and crafts, seasonal decor and specialty foods. It is billed at the state’s largest holiday festival with more than 550 booths. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14.50, kids 12 and younger are free. For more information go to holidaygiftshows.com
Community pet adoption event at Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society
With a; mission to save the most animals in shelters through community adoptions the Mega Match-A-Thon Adoption Event is being held Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma and Pierce County Humane Society, 2608 Center St., Tacoma. Help be a part of the solution and make a home for animals now in the shelter. Join in the fun with a Seahawks themed event including a 12th Cat Special where cats 5 and older are only $12. It is 11 a.m.- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information go to The Humane Society website or call 253-383-2733.
19th Century fun at Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen
Make plans to get into the fall spirit with ghosts, goblins, and ghouls at the annual Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen event at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Take the family out for 19th century fun joining storytellers at a roaring bonfire, telling tales of cursed apples and cold graves from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The night begins with mild, kid-friendly stories and after an intermission follows with scarier tales. Advance tickets online are $7 adults, $5 children. Tickets are good for either night. Go to fortnisquallyfoundation.org for more information.
Local breweries and cideries only at Brew Seattle festival
If you’re a beer lover then come out to sample Seattle-only beers at the annual Brew Seattle taking place at Elliott Hall at Bell Harbor, 2211 Alaska Way, Seattle on Friday. Try more than 80 beers from local Seattle breweries, plus a couple of cideries, from 6-9 p.m. Play some corn hole, listen to music and enjoy giveaways and then vote for the Brewery of the Year. Tickets — $30.90 — include six 5-ounce tasting tokens with additional tokens available for purchase for $2 onsite. For more information, go to brewseattle2015.shindigg.com.