Events for the week: Dozer Day in Puyallup, pinball expo in Tacoma

Pinball machines will be plentiful this weekend at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.
Pinball machines will be plentiful this weekend at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. snagy@bnd.com file

Saturday — Sunday

Celebrate harbor history

The Gig Harbor community will celebrate its history during this weekend’s Maritime Gig Festival. The event includes a family fun run, parade, a classic yacht festival, car show, vendor booths and entertainment. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Gig Harbor on Harborview Drive next to Skansie Brothers Park. Get details on the festival at gigharborchamber.net.

Saturday —Sunday

Engines that chug and putt

For a small-town festival feel, head out to the Olympic Peninsula Antique Tractor and Engine Association Show this weekend. There will be all types of tractors, trucks, tractor and truck pull, swap meet, food, craft vendors and a tractor parade. It is being held at the Port Orchard Airport, 12300 Sidney Road, Port Orchard. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 or $5 family, with free parking. For information, go to opatea.org/tractorshow.


Car museum gala

Join in celebrating the anniversary of LeMay: America’s Car Museum at its annual Wheels & Heels annual gala. The museum’s largest fundraiser supports its focus on education programs and its commitment to celebrating the love of automobiles. The evening includes viewing of a James Bond-inspired Aston Martin, a Monaco race-winning 1977 McClaren M23 and more. It is 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. Go to bit.ly/1TVs2Ze for information.

Saturday —Sunday

Fido expo

Love your pet? Then head out to the Seattle Pet Expo this weekend at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. It will feature everything to do with pets, including prize giveaways, Mud Bay adoption event, agility demonstrations, free nail trims and more. Browse through vendors with all things pets and take in seminars. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, and you can bring your well-behaved pet. Admission is free. For information, go to seattlepetexpo.com.

Saturday — Sunday

Dozer day

Bring the kids out for a weekend of interacting with real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, ambulances and more at Dozer Day at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Kids can get in the driver’s seat and experience what it’s like to move dirt, shovel and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8-$13, and tickets are available at the gate. seattle.dozerday.org.

Friday (June 3) — June 12

American dance icons

Iconic choreographers Balanchine, Robbins and Tharp combine to bring the production “American Stories” to the stage at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Balanchine’s “Square Dance” is joined by Robbins’ “Fancy Free” and Twyla Tharp’s “Waiting at the Station” for the show. It opens Friday (June 3) and continues through June 12. Tickets start at $37 at pnb.org.


Diversity festival

Celebrating cultural diversity with a theme of “Learn From Each Other,” the Kent International Festival showcases local ethnic dance, cultural booths and authentic cuisine. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. For information, go to kentinternationalfestival.com.

Friday (June 3) — Sunday

Pinballs and flippers

It’s all about gaming the old-fashioned way at the annual Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. There will be game designers speaking, technical seminars and tons of family-friendly gaming activities. Hours are noon-11:30 p.m. Friday (June 3), 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, starting at $10, will be sold at the door. Go to nwpinballshow.com for information.