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Best of This Weekend September 9 -11 in Puget Sound

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Gorgeous weather, boats, brides, fairs, wine, fishing, and festivals! What better weekend to get out and enjoy!

The Puyallup Fair
September 9 thru September 25
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771
http://www.thefair.com

The largest single attraction held each year in Washington state! There are concerts, a Pro Rodeo, 4-H animal exhibits, rides, art exhibits, shopping, and fair food. “Do the Puyallup”!

Titlow Trout Round Up
Saturday and Sunday
September 10 and 11
9:00am – 4:00pm
Titlow Pool
8355 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.591.2042
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

An introduction-to-fishing experience at Titlow Pool! Staff will be on hand to help tie hooks, demonstrate proper netting techniques, provide fishing assistance and distribute safe fishing and boating information. Participants may bring their own fishing pole. A limited number of poles will be available to borrow. Bait and tackle will be provided while supplies last. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and free for observers. Entry fee includes three catches; additional catches are $2 each. Admission fees will help the CTEP plant more fish in the wild.

Poverty Bay Arts Festival
Saturday, September 10
10:00am – 4:00pm
Des Moines Marina
22307 Dock Avenue
Des Moines, WA 98198
http://www.povertybayartsfestival.com

2nd Annual Poverty Bay Arts festival Saturday September 10th in the beautiful downtown Marina District of Des Moines. Performance artists roaming the streets, Des Moines Food Bank tours, children’s art, Poetry Slam. Blues And Brews Festival on our gorgeous marina, with a terrific beer garden and live blues music.

Seattle Fall Wedding Expo
Saturday and Sunday
September 10 and 11
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.bridesclub.com

It’s the bridal convention of the Northwest. 74,000 Brides have used these shows to plan their weddings. Each show brings to the bridal industry a whole new perspective in trends, fashions, products/services.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Sunday, September 11
11:00am – 7:00pm
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion and Rooftop
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlelivealohafestival.com

This fourth annual festival of Hawaii features two stages of entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and goods for sale, ono local Hawaiian food favorites and shave ice, Hawaiian lei making workshops, keiki activities and more! Fun for the whole family.

Northgate Festival
Saturday, September 10
Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
http://www.northgatechamberfestival.com

Northgate Mall and the Thornton Place for a street fair will spill into the lower parking lot of Northgate Mall and continue up into the plaza at Thornton Place. UW Medicine will host a Health Fair, Main Stage entertainment, local acts at the Community Stage, Artisan Booths and more, celebrating the Northgate community.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 9, 10 and 11
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
608 Front Street
Mukilteo, WA 98275
http://www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com

Salmon bake, fireworks (Saturday night), art and entertainment on the Puget Sound waterfront.

Vin d’ Elegance and Concours d’Elegance
Saturday and Sunday
September 10 and 11
Woodinville Wine Country
Carillon Point in Kirkland
http://www.kirklandconcours.com

For a second year the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance and Woodinville Wine Country are joining hands to offer a taste of some of Washington State’s finest wines AND an eyeful of classic, vintage automobiles. The highlight of the partnership is the Vin d’Elegance, to be held the day prior to the Concours, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at approximately twenty of the very best Woodinville wineries. The Councours d’Elegance is a vintage automobile, motorcycle, and wooden boat design show on Sunday, Sept 11. All proceeds to to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Newcastle Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 9, 10 and 11
Lake Boren Park
13058 SE 84th Way
Newcastle, WA 98059
http://www.newcastledays.com

It’s Newcastle’s 17th anniversary! Come to this free family event, including the Newcastle Walk/Run. (For more information on the Walk/Run visit http://www.newcastle5k.com.) Friday features a Kick-Off Sidewalk Sale event. On Saturday art, community, businesses, and entertainment galore at Lake Boren Park.

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