Things to do: Memorial Day observances, fuchsia garden, Fort Nisqually museum

The Fuchsia Display Garden at Point Defiance Park.
The Fuchsia Display Garden at Point Defiance Park. Staff photographer


Memorial Day with Spanaway Historical Society There will be band performances, parade of flags and special displays on Sunday. Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral, 924 176th St. E, Spanaway. Free. 253-531-6600

Puyallup Memorial Day Observance with Congressman Denny Heck and Pierce County Council Member Joyce McDonald as guest speakers. 1-2 p.m. Puyallup Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup. Free. 360-893-8022

Seagull Calling Festival takes over the Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park this weekend. There will be the popular “Seagull” Wings Cook-off served up by amateur and professional cooks, plus the namesake Seagull Calling Contest with contestants of all ages, some in costumes and some as teams, taking to the beach to win awards. There’s also fun for the entire family at the Pirate Rendezvous and vendor fair, open Sunday. Go to tinyurl.com/hemt386 for more information.


Fuchsia Display Garden by Tahoma Fuchsia Society. Large variety grown outside, on display hardy perennial fuchsias, blooms may begin in March. Located inside the Rose Garden fence at Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free admission.