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Beer fest, harbor days, volunteer for habitat restoration, live music, nature and more events this Labor Day weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 1, 2012 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
August 31, 2012 4:52 pm

Joel Young of Tacoma samples a 777 Scuttlebutt Belgian Trippel ale during the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival Saturday Sept. 3, 2011. Dean J. Koepfler / Staff photographer

If you’re staying in town this long weekend here are activities happening here:
Discover the works of local and regional brewers at the 4th Annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 1, 21st Street Park, 2101 Dock St., Tacoma. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $20 for military at the door.

Join in the celebrations of a working waterfront at the Olympia Harbor Days Festival taking place this weekend. The annual festival is where tugboats return to the southernmost tip of Puget Sound for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to summer. Hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. It’s all taking place at Percival Landing Park, 625 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Admission is free.

Join in working in the environment and volunteer for the Habitat Restoration at Jordan/Lower Hylebos Creek, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 1, Lower Hylebos Nature Park, 6125 8th St. E., Tacoma.

Here’s what’s happening in music:

Don’t forget Seattle’s biggest music celebration, Bumbershoot Festival, taking over Seattle Center. There are hundreds of different music and arts events along with big name artists performing. Check out the schedule online at

If you like a more laid-back, traditional performance, take in the Motown icons The Temptations and The Four Tops, at a 7 p.m. concert tonight at Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Diana Krall 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville.

Jimmy Cobb, Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Coryell With Special Guest Roberta Gambarini 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. $26.50. 206-441-9729,

Get your running shoes on:
The Great Evergreen Mud Run 9 a.m. Sept. 1, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia. $50 individual, $160 team, $15 little geoduck. 360-867-6520,

Parkland Pace or Race 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 1, Washington High School Track, 12420 Ainsworth Ave. S., Tacoma. $20. 253-219-5252,

Want to discover nature, learn about local wildlife, and maybe even try out the new zip line course? It’s the Get Out of the Rut Weekend at Northwest Trek, where you can do all that and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville. Admission is $8-$18, event activities are included with admission.

If you missed the circus when it was at the Tacoma Dome, you can still catch it at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has showtimes of 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. today, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday and noon and 4 p.m. Monday. Go to for ticket information.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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