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Best of This Weekend October 21 – 23 in Puget Sound

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If you’re looking for art, culture or just plain family fun this weekend, Puget Sound is where it’s at!

CroatiaFest
Saturday and Sunday
October 22 and 23
Seattle Center
Exhibition Hall
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.croatiafest.org

“A Taste of Croatia” at Seattle Center features Croatian food booths, a wine and beer garden and continuous live performances on the main stage. Also an art exhibit, food demonstrations and vendors selling your favorite Croatian merchandise.

Hoot’N Howl
Friday and Saturday
October 21 and 22
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Northwest Trek
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
http://www.nwtrek.org

Take a tram ride around the wildlife park, listen to the sounds of the nighttime forest, marvel at colossal calcium, participate in some sweet science, rely on your senses of touch, smell and sound, and learn how your eyes work. Play games, make crafts, and trick-or-treat for “green” treats, made without palm oil or sustainable yield palm oil only.

Emerald City Blues Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 21, 22 and 23
http://www.emeraldcityblues.com

Seattle’s premier blues dance event is back for it’s 7th year. With a weekend full of live performances, music and dances (even lessons!), you’ll find something to attend every night. With venues like Century Ballroom, HaLo and Pravda, the dance floors will light up i the Emerald City all weekend long!

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Wednesday, October 19 – Sunday, October 23
Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
http://www.holidaygiftshows.com

One of the nation’s largest holiday gift shows. In it’s 29th year, a grand tradition in the northwest. With over 630 exhibits and displays. Exciting entertainment and culinary demonstrations by local chefs. Specialty foods to sample and buy.

Bellevue Rock and Gem Show
Saturday and Sunday
October 22 and 23
Vasa Park
3560 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
http://www.bellevuerockclub.org

Annual show includes vendors, demonstrations and kids’ activities.

Chocolate Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 22
8:00pm
Sole Repair Shop
1001 E Pike
Seattle, 98122
http://www.nwchocolate.com

An annual party with dessert awards, chocolate cocktails and special dessert tastes. You’ll see acclaimed NW Chefs’ epicurean delicacies in the Dessert Showcase. Watch the Dessert Competition and Awards Presentations. There’s a best costume contest, and a DJ to spin the best music all night long. It’s Black Tie or Masquerade Ball dress for the evening.

NW Chocolate Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 22 and 23
10:00am – 6:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.nwchocolate.com

It’s a weekend to indulge in chocolate at The Northwest Chocolate Festival ! It’s two days of pure chocolate magic and decadence! Chocolate tasting, truffle and ganache-making demonstrations, wine and chocolate pairings, and chocolate artisans from around the country are just some of what you’ll find at this year’s festival.

Snohomish Brewfest
Saturday, October 22
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Snohomish Senior Center
506 Fourth Street
Snohomish, WA 98290

https://www.facebook.com/SnohomishBrewFest

Enjoy an evening out with friends, food, brews and tunes. You’ll be doing a good turn too. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Senior Center…Cheers!

Shack-toberfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 21, 22 and 23
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
425.259.5050
http://www.shack.org

Free art and harvest themed festival for the entire family. Benefits the Schack Art Center. Events include pumpkin carving demonstrations, pastel painting demonstrations, live glass pumpkin blowing and more.

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