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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound September 21 – 23

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What do YOU want to do this weekend? Fortunately, there are lots of festivals going on in Puget Sound – a Greek festival, Coffee Fest, Oktoberfest, Fisherman’s Fest, FidoFest and more! Happy Fall!

Fremont Oktoberfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 21, 22 and 23
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com

Fremont Oktoberfest Seattle’s Fall Tradition benefiting and taking place in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood. Live music, kids’ activities, beer garden, City Dog Cover Dog Model Search, Oktoberfest 5K on Saturday. More details (and a mobile app) available online.

Seattle Coffee Fest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 21, 22 and 23
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
425.295.3300
http://www.coffeefest.com

For coffee lovers, baristas, coffee house owners and more… it’s the biggest and best coffee festival in the Northwest. Workshops, tastings, vendors and contests all weekend long. Registration and more information available online.

St. Demetrios Greek Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 21, 22 and 23
Friday – 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
2100 Boyer Ave East
Seattle, WA 98112
206.325.4347
http://www.seattlegreekfestival.com

Surround yourself with traditional Greek food, music, dancing and culture! Come for great shopping, Greek wine tasting, a children’s game booth and docent-led church tours, making Seattle’s Greek Festival a full day of fun!

Northwest Bookfest
Saturday and Sunday
September 21 and 23
10:00am – 6:00pm
Peter Kirk Park
202 3rd Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.nwbookfest.com

Northwest Bookfest brings readers, writers, publishers and authors together through panels, classes and readings held at a two-day festival celebrating the literary arts in the Puget Sound region! Authors, book signings, storytelling, hands-on kids activities, live music, food and drink.

Fisherman’s Fall Festival
Saturday, September 22
11:00am – 6:00pm
Fishermen’s Terminal
1900 W. Nickerson Street
Seattle, WA 98119
http://www.fishermensfallfestival.org

A FREE event celebrating the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal! Family friendly activities include Miniature Wooden Boat Building, Oyster Art, Spin Art on Frisbees, Balloon Sculptors, Trout Pond catch and keep or release rainbow trout, “Mutiny on the Bounty” air filled Jumpy Ship, Face Painting, The Reptile Man and more…. Plus fishing information and education, demonstrations and delicious seafood!

Puyallup Fair
Through Sunday, September 23
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771
http://www.thefair.com

It’s the last weekend of the 2012 Puyallup Fair. Head out and take in all the rides, music, entertainment, hobbies, vendors, animals and delicious fair food. Get your happy on!

5K Walk to Beat Breast Cancer
Saturday, September 22
7:00am
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.cfmm.com/sites/Teamwalk/

This is a 5K non-competitive Walk that benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. You’ll not only walk for a good cause, but have loads of FUN! Get creative and decorate a bra to wear over your commemorative t-shirt! As you walk, you’ll get a preview of the Puyallup Fair so you can go back and take it all in at a leisurely pace after the walk, since registration includes Fair gate admission. Click HERE to register.

FidoFest Walk for the Animals
Sunday, September 23
9:00am – 2:00pm
University Village
2623 NE University Village St.
Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.seattlehumane.org/walk

It’s a day to benefit the Seattle Humane Society! Bring your pooch and take a walk for the animals. There will also be dog contests, pet adoptions and lots of pet vendors. Register for the walk online and check out all the contest details!

For a list of Fall Equinox Events in Puget Sound, click HERE.

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