The time is really flying by these days so you might not be aware but Labor Day is this weekend. That means we’re all getting a three-day weekend and that it’s a great time to get out there and see what’s happening. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this Labor Day Weekend.
Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days
The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days takes place this September 1st-5th and has a huge lineup of entertainment. You can experience a hypnotist, a battle of the bands, wood carving, dock dogs, demolition derby, a rodeo, and more. Like other fairs around the state, you can also check out all sorts of livestock and tasty fair food.
When: September 1st-5th
Where: 363 Orchard Street, Walla Walla, WA
Cost: $10 adult, $5 child, FREE 5 and under, $5 senior
Perhaps one of the most classic Labor Day Weekend activities, camping is always a good choice. Now it will be a busy weekend for camping but hey, might be one of your last chances to see the great outdoors before the rain and gloom roll in. We made a list of some of the best spots to camp just for you.
Where: Click above to see our picks
The Evergreen State Fair
Ready to get your fair on? Well, you can in person this summer thanks to The Evergreen State Fair. You can enjoy cute animals, delicious fair food, and of course rides. It’s a Washington State tradition that you don’t want to miss out on. SO get out there and have some fun!
When: September 2nd-6th
Where: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA
Cost: GA $14+
Washington State Fair
The one and only Washington State Fair is back this year with a whole lot to do and see. Like years past you can enjoy rides, farm animals and all sorts of tasty food. Plus you can hear concerts from musicians like Carrie Underwood, Salt-N-Peppa, Sublime and more.
When: September 3rd-26th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Did you know that one of the US’s top 10 rodeos happens right here in Washington every Labor Day Weekend? Yep, the Ellensburg Rodeo is back for its 98th year and full of professional cowboy goodness. Don’t miss out on this one folks.
When: September 3rd-6th
Where: 1010 East 8th Avenue, Ellensburg, WA
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Day In Day Out Festival
Seattle’s newest two-day music festival is featuring artists CHVRCHES, Kaytranada / Big Wild / Aminé/ STRFKR / Travis Thompson / PARISALEXA / Chong The Nomad, Blu DeTiger, and DAISY. Beyond music, you’ll also be able to enjoy delicious food trucks, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, and unique VIP experiences with the Space Needle overhead.
When: September 4th & 5th
Where: Fisher Green Pavilion, 305 Harrison St
Cost: $80-$200 plus fees
Seattle’s favorite and biggest convention is back! After a hiatus during the pandemic, PAX is back with panels, tournaments, an expo hall, and much more. Some tickets are still available but we recommend purchasing them ASAP.
When: September 3rd-6th
Where: 800 Convention Pl
PrideFest Capitol Hill
PrideFest is back with a delayed date! You’ll be able to see some of your favorite local acts, from DJ Riz, Adra Boo, and the BeautyBoiz to Anita Spritzer, DJ Dana Dub, and a Latinx showcase. It’s 5 blocks of fun and you don’t want to miss out!
When: September 4th & 5th
Where: Broadway, between East Roy Street and East John Street
Berries & Blooms 2021
If you want a double whammy of blueberries and sunflowers then you should head to Mountainview Blueberry Farm. You can take home your own sunflowers, blueberries, and of course, take some killer insta pics. Plus you can reserve a butterfly to release while you’re there which is pretty cool.
When: Until September 5th
Where: 7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Rd Snohomish, WA
Cost: $19.95 online, $24.95 at the gate
This is your chance to stroll through seven acres of brilliantly colored sunflowers and take one bloom home. You’ll also be able to enjoy other u-pick flowers along with all sorts of family-friendly activities like zip lines, a chalk truck, and even a low ropes course. It’s sure to be fun for folks of all ages.
When: Various dates until September 19th
Where: Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy Buckley, WA
Cost: GA $18
See folks, lots to do! Now if none of these strike your fancy you can go for a day trip, enjoy the outdoors, or just chill at home. Whatever you choose, have a great weekend, and happy Labor Day!
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