The arts are alive and humming this weekend at these local festivals:
Chalk the Harbor Find your inner artist and join in creating artwork on Gig Harbor sidewalks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21, Gig Harbor Downtown Historic Waterfront District, Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, ghhwa.org.
Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival, featuring artists and artisans works, live entertainment and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-22, Gig Harbor Downtown Historic Waterfront District, Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, peninsulaartleague.com.
Annual Art-aThon, Artists from Proctor Art Gallery volunteer their time and talents at this community event. Shop the farmers’ market, visit with the artists, and donate for a chance to win several unique pieces created that day. All proceeds to fund the purchase of fresh market produce for the food bank. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21, Proctor Farmers Market, North 27th and Proctor streets, Tacoma. Free. 253-759-5168, proctorartgallery.com.
Check out these local community festivals and events:
Pioneer Day Festival, Enjoy activities, games, and music while learning about Tacoma’s history. Join the Living History Walking Tour at 12:30, 1:00, & 1:30 p.m.
Tour Tickets: Adults -$10, Children -free. The festival is free. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21, Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Free. 253-627-5404, jobcarrmuseum.org.
Wilkeson National Handcar Races parade starts the festival at 11 a.m. on Saturday with lawnmower and hand car races afterwards. 11 a.m. July 21, Downtown Wilkeson, Church Street, Wilkeson. 360-989-9700.
Allyn Days and Geoduck Festival 11 a.m. July 21, Allyn Waterfront Park, 18560 E. State Route 3, Allyn. Free. 360-271-9824, allynaca.com
Capital Lakefair featuring carnival, live entertainment, parade, car show and fireworks, noon-11 p.m. July 21, noon-midnight July 22, Capital Lake, Olympia. Free admission.
Summer Festival music, crafts, fellowship and fun, featuring Hula Halau ‘O Kealaakua Naniloa Mana’oakamai hula group, a rock band, children’s author Dvora Swickle and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21, St. Joseph-St. John Episcopal Church, 11111 Military Road S.W., Lakewood. Free
Des Moines Classic Community Barbecue 7 p.m. July 20, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines. $20. 206-824-5700, desmoinesmarina.com/about/car-and-boat-show/communitybbq.
Help support pets in Pierce County:
Dog-A-Thon, A Walk For Homless Pets 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21, Fort Steilacoom Park, 9115 Angle Lane S.W., Lakewood. 253-284-5837, thehumanesociety.org.
For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar