Travel & Outdoors

Best of This Weekend Sept 23 – 25

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credit: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

This weekend is filled with fairs, carnivals and celebrations. Strap yourself in and hang on! There’s so much to do!

Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run
Saturday, September 24
9:00am Registration; 10:00am Run/Walk
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
http://www.seattleaidswalk.org

The Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual event to raise funds and awareness to battle HIV and AIDS in our community. Join Lifelong AIDS Alliance and thousands of supporters in the community as we honor 24 years of offering hope for a future without HIV and AIDS.

Fremont Oktoberfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 23, 24 and 25
Heart of Fremont
Fremont (Seattle), WA 98103
http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com

Annual fall tradition with live music, kids area, Beer garden, 5K run and “Dogtoberfest” on Sunday in Fremont.

Italian Festival
Saturday and Sunday
September 24 and 25
10:00am – 9:00pm Saturday
10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Festa Italiana has celebrated the cultural roots of Italians and Italian-Americans by presenting and promoting the arts, the food and the spirit that are uniquely Italian. Free Admission. Activities include Grape stomp, cooking demonstrations, Bocce tournament, Italian cars and puppetry.

Girlfest 2011
Saturday, September 24
10:00am – 5:00pm
CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.girlscoutsww.org/girlfest

Crafts, live music, face painting, climbing wall, horses, robots and more. Hundreds of exhibits with information and opportunities to fit every girl’s interests. Discover the fun, friendship and power of girls at this exciting event open to EVERY girl from age 5 – 18.

Bite of Broadview
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 23, 24 and 25
Christ the King School
415 North 117th Street
Seattle, WA 98133
206.362.1545
http://www.biteofbroadview.org

This free-admission festival begins Friday, September 23rd (4pm – 10pm) and continues Saturday (10am – 10pm) and Sunday (10am – 4pm). The Bite of Broadview features carnival rides, live music & entertainment, a beer/wine garden, arts and crafts booths, lots of vendors, Kid’s Zone, and lots of food! Bring the kids! Pack your sunblock. Plan on having a great time!

Snohomish Classic Car and Hot Rod Display
Sunday, September 25
10:00am – 4:00pm
Downtown Snohomish
Snohomish, WA 98290
http://www.cityofsnohomish.com

The 28th Annual Snohomish Chamber sponsored Classic Car & Hot Rod Display fills the historic downtown streets with over 600 of the most beautiful antique, classic, exotic, hot rod cars and trucks.

Duvall Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 24
10:00am – 4:00pm
Historic Dougherty House
26520 Cherry Valley Road
Duvall, WA 98019
duvallhistoricalsociety.org

Celebrate the “good old days” by bringing the whole family to Duvall for a day of fun, learning, and reminiscing at the Duvall Heritage Festival! Learn how the pioneers lived and worked. Watch a blacksmith at work and a field being plowed the old fashioned way with mules. Look at antique tractors. Shell some corn, make cider, braid rope, churn butter, and wash clothes the old-fashioned way.

Puyallup Fair
Last Weekend!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 23, 24 and 25
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771
http://www.thefair.com

It’s the last weekend to Do the Puyallup in 2011. Concerts include Trace Adkins on Friday, Sept 23 at 7:30pm and Larry the Cable Guy on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30pm. Rides, 4-H animals, fair food, arts and crafts and vendors.

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