Best Labor Day Weekend Events Around the Sound

From Bumbershoot to blackberries, there’s lots to celebrate around Puget Sound over Labor Day weekend. Say goodbye to summer with one of these fun festivals!

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
September 1, 2 and 3
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend! Kids activities, concerts with Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett and loads more! Tickets available online.

Blues for Food Fest
Saturday, September 1
12:00pm – 9:00pm
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Enjoy live music by some of the finest blues bands in the Northwest, fresh tasty food from local vendors, a fabulous auction of luscious, homemade pies, children’s gardening activities, and free parking! Blues for Food Fest raises money and awareness for the people and organizations in Seattle that grow food for the hungry. Proceeds from the festival go to P-Patch Giving Gardens, the P-Patch Trust and the Washington Blues Society’s Musicians Relief Fund. Bring your donations of non-perishable food and fresh produce to the festival. Tickets available online.

Tacoma Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, September 1
21st Street Park on the Foss Waterway
2101 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Come wet your whistle in Tacoma! Over 50 breweries will be on hand to let you taste over 100 of their finest local brews. 21+ only. Tickets available online or at the door. Military discount with active duty ID at the door. Great food and live entertainment, too!

Mock Battles Aboard Historic Tall Ships
Saturday, Sep 1
2:00pm & 5:00pm
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033

Ahoy Maties! Set sail aboard the historic Tall Ships, the Lady Washington, and Hawaiian Chieftain on Lake Washington over Labor Day weekend. Both ships will depart the Carillon Point guest dock and passengers will be treated to a “mock battle” and fun facts about these unique historical ships. Sailings are approximately 2 hours. The 2:00pm sailings are family friendly, and the 5:00pm sailings will be cocktail cruises (adults only) and beer/wine will be available for purchase. Boxed “picnic meals” are included for all sailings. Tickets available online.

Evergreen State Fair
Thursday, August 23 through Monday, September 3
14405 179th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272

Country star Jake Owen performs on Friday, August 31, and the Pro-West Rodeo runs from August 31 through September 2. Plus lots of rides, kids’ activities, 4H animals and fair food!

Blackberry Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 1, 2 and 3
Bremerton Boardwalk
Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

Over 100 booths line the Bremerton Boardwalk with everything from arts and crafts to every variety of Blackberry food imaginable! Reduced admission tours of the USS Turner Joy, Berry Fun Run, Chalk Art and the Fly-In at the Bremerton National Airport.

Olympia Harbor Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 31, September 1 and 2
Percival Landing, Port Plaza
405 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, WA 98501

Tug boat tours, arts and crafts, live entertainment, delicious food, kids’ activities, and lots more on the water in Olympia!

National Rally for Change
Monday, September 3
10:00am – 12:00pm
Swedish First Hill
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98127

The Largest Women’s Rights Movement in Decades is Coming to Seattle! A monumental uprising is on the horizon. Thousands of men, women and children will gather on Monday, September 3, as part of a national movement. The rallies are being hosted in over 100 major cities, coast to coast, for Improving Birth’s “National Rally for Change on Labor Day”.

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