Things to Do in Seattle: 9/1/16 & Beyond

Bumbershoot 2016 Full Lineup

Bumbershoot is finally here! Follow all my Bumbershoot coverage here. Will I see you there?

The Washington State Fair also opens this weekend. Here's a roundup of opening weekend highlights & celebrations:

  • Friday, September 2:
    • KOMO’s First Day at the Fair Food Drive, with free admission from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a suggested food donation to benefit the Puyallup Food Bank.
    • BECU Free Kids’ Days –  Kids under age 18 are free ALL weekend (Fri.-Mon.). No coupon required.
    • J. Cole kicks off the Columbia Bank Concert Series in the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3
    • Free entertainment on stages throughout the Fair, in SillyVille and of course in the barns.
    • Kid Rock returns to the Fair with his Grandstand show at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 4: 
    • American Diabetes Association Day – Fundraise to Stop Diabetes, earn free early admission to the Fair and more. Click here for details.   
    • Country superstar Tim McGraw takes the Grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 5 – End of Summer Bash:
    • Free Big WA Bobbleheads to the first 1,000 paid guests
    • Military Appreciation Day – Free gate admission for active, reserve and retired military, National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans when valid ID is shown.
    • $2 rides until 2 p.m. Good for use throughout the entire day. *Excludes Extreme Scream and Adventure Zone rides.
    • 5 p.m. – Free Grandstand concert featuring the official Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band A1A.
    • 3 – 5 p.m. – Pre-show party with food, drinks and entertainment for all ages. Ticket purchase required. Available at

Reel Grrls are showing Selena this Friday night at the Delridge Community Center!

Game Recognize Game at Lovecitylove this Saturday night.

The Lodges on Vashon are hosting a Craft Collective featuring local designers on Sunday, September 4th.

The Block is Still Hot with Possi & Alive & Well at Ciudad this Sunday.

Beyoncé vs. Jay Z dance night at Neumos this Sunday night!

My girl JJ is holding her next Fearful to Fit Girl 8-week series starting this Tuesday, September 6th!

The New American Majority: Case Studies of Success is happening next Wednesday at KCTS 9.

The EMP is hosting a fun-filled day next Thursday in honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, featuring their Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit!

Submissions for EMP's Sound Off! are now open through November 7th.

A Raisin in the Sun is coming to Seattle Repertory Theater! Get your tickets now


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