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Salmon bake, Proctor Arts Fest, Renaissance Faire, Woofstock and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Aug. 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm with No Comments »
August 3, 2012 1:33 pm

Just before the Salmon goes on the grill, the Brown's Point Secret Sauce goes on the pieces of Silver Salmon. Courtesy photo

The Browns Point Salmon Bake
has been going for 60-plus years. It returns from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and coincides with the grand opening of a restored 100-year-old real estate office as a mini-museum at Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Ton-A-Wan-Da Ave. N.E., Tacoma. The event is free, but bring money for food. There also will be live entertainment, game booths for kids and a Saturday beer garden. Go to

Posted by Rosemary Ponnekanti on the Go Arts Blog
One of North Tacoma’s biggest festivals is back this weekend – the Proctor Arts Fest, now in its 16th year and as big as ever. Arts vendors, free film, the Bite of Proctor, live music and the dog fashion parade are among the favorites that’ll be back at this street fair that attracts around 10,000 people each year.
The festival mostly runs from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, with a sidewalk sale Friday and juried art show Sunday, and is centered on the intersection at North 26th and Proctor Streets, Tacoma. It’s free and family friendly.

Live music includes Hook Me Up jazz, Steve Curran Karate demo, Sherri Woolworth, Reilley and Maloney and The Shy Boys at the Main Stage; One World Taiko, Mario Lorenz magic, Bakra Bata steel drum band, PK Dwyer, The Bears Upstairs and The Zambini Brothers Puppeteers on the Family Stage; and Los Flacos, accordionist Toby Hanson, the Lance Buller Trio, Kimball and the Fugitives and Morgan & Graves on the Chalet Bowl stage.

Here’s the schedule:
Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Sidewalk sale by local merchants

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Juried art show at Mason United Methodist Church, North 27th and Madison Streets, arts vendors along North 26th and Proctor Streets, sidewalk sale, quilt display at Masonic Lodge, live music on Metropolitan Market Main Stage (North 26th and Proctor), Click Family Stage (North 28th and Proctor) and Farmers Market Stage (North 27th Street), kids’ fest, farmers market

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Bite of Proctor food festival at various locations

12 p.m.: Top Dog Fashion Show and Parade at Click Family Stage

1 p.m.: Free movie “Puss in Boots” at Blue Mouse Theatre

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Juried art show at Mason Methodist Church Go to

Pirates, faeries and Queen Elizabeth (I, not II) are the themes for the three weekends of the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire. Visitors can devour a roasted turkey leg while perusing medieval wares and settling in for a robust round of jousting. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 19 at the Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake. Admission is $18 each day for adults. Call 800-587-0172 or go to

Woofstock 2012,
the annual animal adoption and music festival, brings together more than 30 animal rescue groups with a host of critters ready for a new home and four bands from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound’s Todd Field, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. The event is free. For more information, go to

Thursday-Aug. 12
The 65th Pierce County Fair
takes over Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., in Graham. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (closing at 6 p.m. on the final day). The fair promises “good ol’ family values” and a “psychedelic summer.” That’ll be an interesting mix. Admission is $5 for all ages, parking is $5. For details, call 253-847-4754 or go to

Last Summer On Earth Tour features the Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and The Monsters and Cracker at 6 tonight at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. N.E., Redmond. Tickets are $38-$65 plus fees. Go to

We miss Hootie, but Darius Rucker’s reincarnation as a country singer seems to be working out. The man with the powerful baritone will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Tulalip Resort Casino’s amphitheatre, 10400 Quil Ceda Blvd., Snohomish. Tickets are $45-65 plus fees. Go to

Bluegrass/country singer Alison Krauss has wracked up 26 Grammy Awards in her career. She’ll perform with Union Station at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville. Tickets are $45-65. Go to

Seattle Seafair
features a torchlight parade, hyrdoplane races, milk carton derby, Fleet Week and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Seafair began as a plan to celebrate Seattle’s centennial in 1951-52, an event to attract tourists and feature marine events. See for the weekend’s full schedule.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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