Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA - Sep 3 to Sep 26, 2021
Rodeo, rides, fine art show, animal exhibits, food, shopping and kids’ games.
Bremerton Blackberry Festival - Bremerton, WA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Live music, car show, fun run and other events on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival - Mukilteo, WA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Food, fun and a firework show, plus a parade down Harbour Point Blvd, 50 juried artist booths, live music and dance groups. Princess and Prince Tea Party by the Sea (with unicorn rides), avenue of food, beer garden, fishing derby and more! Admission is free. Activities are at Lighthouse Park.
Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Live music, drinks & food and 300 boats on both land and water, plus 120 presentations, exhibitors, kids exhibits and more.
Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
An annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound.
Hallowbaloo Art Show - Bothell, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Virtual for 2021. Normally: About 20 Halloween artists of all mediums converge for a show/sale in Bothell, with one of a kind Halloween and Dia de los Muertos pieces, plus a Vintage Holiday Convention pop-up show.
Whidbey Island Kite Festival - Coupeville, WA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Join in kids’ kitemaking, lessons, kite demonstrations, and Sport Kite Championship events.
Italian Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Annual event to celebrate Italian culture at the Seattle Center. Enjoy a grape stomp, car show, bocce and Italian food. Since 1988.
Tough Mudder - Black Diamond, WA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
An intense, team obstacle course near Seattle. Located at Palmer Coking Coal Company.
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival - Sequim, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Interactive fiber arts festival with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, hands-on projects for adults and children, marketplace, lectures, and more. Activities located at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim Open Aire Market, and the Dungeness Schoolhouse.
CroatiaFest - Seattle, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
For 2021, a virtual event. Normally: Annual event held at the Seattle Center Armory. A celebration of Croatian heritage and culture. Music and dance performances, authentic food booths, cooking demonstrations, marketplace and more. Don’t miss the Kick Off Dance and Sing-Along the night before at the Russian Community Center.
Salmon Days - Issaquah, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
The spawn is on with this fishy festival in Issaquah. Enjoy a parade, vendors, farmer’s market, concerts, and more
Oktoberfest Northwest - Puyallup, WA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
The Annual Washington Oktoberfest (held for 15 years) will have beer, brats and authentic entertainment. There’s entertainment planned from noon to almost midnight. It’s also the home of the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions in the northwest. The Hammerschlagen is one of the most addictive bar games ever and has been happening at this German festival since 2005. Contestants try to drive a nail into wood faster than their opponents. Entry to the Hammerschlagen is free but first come, first served. Great prizes to the top three contestants. Other events include the 5K, wiener dog races, stein holding, corn hole toss, beer pong, chicken dance and Kinderhaus/Family Fest Zone. Kids are welcome to try their own version of the Hammerschlagen with supervision. Shop for souvenirs at the German Corner. This is an all ages event until 7 PM and 21+ only after 7 PM every evening. As an indoor event, it happens rain or shine.
Earshot Jazz Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 13 to Nov 7, 2021
Over 50 concerts and events in venues all around the city.
Port Townsend Film Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Oct 31 to Oct 3, 2021
For 2021, both virtual and live screenings. Over 80+ films in eight theatres. Venues are in the walkable National Historic District. Passes available starting at $40.
Hmong New Year Celebration - Seattle, WA - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Virtual for 2021. A cultural celebration of the Hmong New Year through live performances, visual arts, activities, food, games and a marketplace.
Seattle Auto Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 11 to Nov 14, 2021
An international auto show held annually at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington.
BurlyCon - Seattle, WA - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
An annual burlesque social and educational convention.
GeekGirlCon - Seattle, WA - Nov 13 to Nov 14, 2021
Online for 2021. Celebrate your inner geekdom at this convention that seeks to empower women and girls to pursue their passions. This two-day convention gives female geeks (and everyone else) the space to build a community and celebrate their favorite fandoms.
Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 13 to Nov 14, 2021
Held in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, this exciting event will feature the area’s best artists and artisans
Northwest Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival - Puyallup, WA - Nov 18 to Nov 20, 2021
A festival celebrating quilters, crafters, and sewers. Held at the Washington State Fair pavilion (Showplex Building) with free parking. See the organizer’s website for a coupon on admission!
Seattle Festival of Trees - Seattle, WA - Nov 19 to Dec 1, 2021
Gala with dinner and auction. Tree lighting and display at the Fairmount Olympic. Since 1978, the Seattle Festival of Trees Guild has presented a series of events to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital annually at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle
Seattle Turkey Trot - Seattle, WA - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
Virtual for 2021. All proceeds from the trot go to support Ballard Food Bank. Not only will you have a great time at the trot, you’ll be helping to provide food for our neighbors.
Mukilteo Turkey Trot - Mukilteo, WA - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
5K on Thanksgiving morning
Snowflake Lane at Bellevue Place with Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival Parade - Bellevue, WA - Nov 26 to Dec 24, 2021
Celebrating 17 years of Snowflake Lane presented by The Bellevue Collection. See the region’s most festive holiday show! Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, and dancers in this complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats, nightly at 7 pm
Garden d’Lights - Bellevue, WA - Nov 27 to Dec 31, 2021
Holiday light show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Seattle Marathon - Seattle, WA - Nov 27 to Nov 28, 2021
An annual run held from the Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison. Enjoy a Health and Fitness Expo, Kids’ marathon and full marathon.
San Gennaro Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
An Italian street fair on S. Angelo St.
Northwest Chocolate Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
A chocolate festival at Pier 91, featuring show-stopping chocolate masterpieces, workshops and tastings, and more.