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Lots of free family events including Art on the Ave, Pride Festival, rhubarb, carnivals and more this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 14, 2012 at 6:00 am |
July 14, 2012 9:14 am
Dean J. Koepfler, staff photographer

It’s a weekend full of community festivals. Here are some happening all around the Sound.

Annual Pride Celebration noon-5 p.m. July 14, Pierce Transit Park, Broadway, Tacoma. Free. 253-383-2318, rainbowcntr.org. Read our story about the event at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2212770/tacomas-annual-lgbt-pride-week.html?storylink=weekendnav

Art on the Ave Tacoma’s annual art festival featuring a mobile glass Hot Shop, live music, artist vendors, “grub crawl” and much more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on Sixth Avenue between Pine and Trafton streets. Admission is free. Read about the event at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2213234/grub-glass-art-and-maybe-a-guest.html#storylink=misearch

PowellsWood Storytelling Festival featuring local and national story tellers, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today. Free parking at Sacjawea Middle Schjool, 1101 S. Dash Point Road, Federal, free shuttle to the event at PowellsWood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Admission if $5-$10, $20 for family. Read out the event at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2213251/stories-in-the-garden.html#storylink=misearch

Annual Harnish Auto Family Hot Rod and Custom Car Show 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15, Chevrolet of Puyallup, 800 River Road, Puyallup. Free to attend, $15 to enter a vehicle. 253-845-9566, harnishautofamily.com.

Blue Willow Lavender Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13-14, Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Road K.P.N., Gig Harbor, bluewillowlavenderfarm.com.

Family FunFest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14, Sehmel Homestead Park Pavilion, 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-858-3400, penmetparks.org.

KeyFest 2012 10 a.m. July 14, noon-6 p.m. July 15, Volunteer Park, 5514 Key Peninsula Highway North, Lakebay, keyfair.org.

NCC Kids Carnival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14, Jason Lee Middle School, 602 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma. Free, ncctacoma.org.

Rhubarb Days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13-14, Heritage Park Main Street, Sumner. Free, rhubarbtimes.com.

Pacific Days 2012 4-9 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m. July 14-15, Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific.

Kent Cornucopia Days 10 a.m. July 13-15, Downtown Kent, First Avenue South between Gowe and Titus, Kent.

Ballard Seafoodfest July 14-15, Market and Ballard streets, Seattle.

Other Community Events

Red, White & Blue Want YOU: Dog Adoption Event hosted by Pawsitive Alliance, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15, Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, 7338 26th St. E., Fife. Free admission. 206-486-4738, pawsitivealliance.org/red-white-and-blue-want-youadopt-adoption-event.html.

Freedom from Paperwork free annual shredding event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14, Park 52, 5210 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma

Fairliner Rendezvous annual get-together of Fairliner boat owners. It is a chance to view a variety of classic Fairliner boats, 12:01-9 p.m. July 13, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. July 14, 8 a.m.-noon July 15, Dock Street Marina, 1817 Dock St., Tacoma. Free, fairlinerrendezvous.org.

Yowkwala Beach Invasive Species Removal Project 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 14, Yowkwala Beach Restoration Site, 5618 Marine View Drive, Tacoma. 253-383-2429, healthybay.org.

Children’s program “Beautiful Butterflies” 1-2:30 p.m. July 14, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. Free. 253-798-7170, county.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/Pages/MasterGardeners.aspx.

Family Nature Walks 10-11 a.m. July 14, Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan, Tacoma. Swan Creek Park, 1-2 p.m. July 14, S. 2820 Pioneer Way E, Tacoma. Free. 253-591-6439, TacomaNatureCenter.org.

Music

Blues Vespers ~ Little Bill & the Blue Notes 5 p.m. July 15, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. Free, ipctacoma.org.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View featuring contemporary soul jazz pianist / keyboardist Deems Tsutakawa, 5-7 p.m. July 15, Marine View Church, 8469 East Side Drive N.E, Tacoma. Free. 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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