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Guide to Memorial Day Weekend Fun in Puget Sound

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(photo by: Stephen Brashear
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(photo by: Stephen Brashear
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Hanging around Puget Sound for this 3-day weekend? If you’re looking for fun, check out the Northwest Folklife Festival, Chateau Ste Michelle’s ‘Staycation’, the Kitsap Harbor Festival, Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival or a Bainbridge Winery Tour. There’s plenty of activities right here all weekend long.

Northwest Folklife Festival
May 24-27
Seattle Center
http://www.nwfolklife.org

The celebration of Seattle’s diversity brings bands from many different ethnic traditions to multiple stages across the Seattle Center grounds. Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Check out the schedule at http://www.nwfolklife.org

Chateau Ste Michelle’s “Staycation”
Sunday, May 26
12:00pm – 4:00pm
14111 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.ste-michelle.com

Visit Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery for great wine, food, music and possibly the most beautiful collector cars you’ll ever see from Exotics@RTC. Some of the hottest local food trucks including Skillet, Snout & Co and Street Donuts. Chateau Ste. Michelle wines will be sold by the glass or visit the wine shop for all of your summer picnic needs. No Admission Fee! Food & Wine available at an additional cost.

Kitsap Harbor Festival
May 25 and 26
Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk
Second Street and Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
http://www.kitsapharborfestival.com

Sunday Farmers’ market, classic cars, motorcycles, regatta, music and more at the Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk and in downtown Port Orchard.

7 Winery Tasting Tour
May 25-27
Bainbridge Island, WA
http://www.bainbridgewineries.com

A quick ferry ride will take you to Bainbridge Island, where 7 wineries are open for tours and tasting! Meet the winemakers in person at the wineries. Taste classic favorites from grapes grown east of the mountains, as well as a few island-grown delights. Enjoy the lush surroundings and a meal at one of Bainbridge’s many great island restaurants. Cheers!

Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival
May 25
Freighthouse Square
2501 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
http://www.tacomajazzandblues.org

Free parking and festival jumping off point at Freighthouse Square, which is the best place to park. Then ride the free light rail back and forth to the other venues – Harmon Brewery and Stonegate Restaurant & Bar. Great food, great jazz and blues in wonderful venues. FREE admittance!

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