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EVENTS FOR August 2014

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Gladstone Cultural Festival

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Gladstone, OR
Description:
Celebrating its first year, this cultural festival is a place where an entire community of vendors, artists, entertainers, and emcees come to have fun. With movies in the park, live music, a parade, a family golf tournament, and a car show, there is fun to be had for everyone!
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SalmonFest Seattle

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Formally known as Pioneer Days, SalmonFest Seattle is taking its annual summer festival up a notch with a new theme and a host of new activities all weekend. The three-day event offers a salmon bake, the boogie bump, a street festival, rotary kids costume parade, a grand performance parade and DogFest.
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Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
This is a day filled with the Northwest sun, hydroplanes, live music and much more!
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Davenport Days

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Silverton, OR
Description:
Homer Davenport Days is a three-day community festival named after Silverton's most famous citizen, Homer Davenport, an internationally renowned cartoonist in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The event has become one of the town's biggest events and includes a parade, couch races, an arts and crafts fair, live music and an 8k run.
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Tualatin Crawfish Festival

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Tualatin, OR
Description:
The Tualatin Crawfish Festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. There's something for all ages!
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Clark County Fair

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Battle Ground, WA
Description:
The Clark County Fair features live concerts, grandstand fair entertainment, exhibits, vendors and a variety of food options.
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Pickathon

When:
Aug 1, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
Pickathon is a Pacific Northwest event that has grown out of the unique emerging music scene and strong DIY community of Portland. The music spans the globe, and continues to redefine itself with the annual process of assembling up to 40 unique bands spread out over three full days and nights, six stages, workshops, late night shows and the ever-popular Friday Night Square dance.
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Seahawks Training Camp

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Renton, WA
Time:
1:00 PM
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Relay for Life of Sherwood

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Sherwood, OR
Description:
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a 24-hour annual fundraiser in cities nationwide. It features a 24-hour relay at Sherwood High School, along with various ceremonies and events within the larger relay.
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Joyce Daze Blackberry Festival

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Port Angeles, WA
Description:
The Joyce Daze Blackberry Festival features blackberries, as well as a parade and children's activities.
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Proctor Arts Fest

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Description:
The event starts with a sidewalk sale by area merchants and many sell items up to 70 percent off regular prices. The festival features live music, the Bite of Proctor, more than 100 booths of all sorts and descriptions, Kid's Fun Fest, Top Dog Contest and a parade. A juried art show features the work of artists from around the region.
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Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Bonney Lake, WA
Description:
The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Bonney Lake features full contact jousting, equestrian acrobatics, world-class fencing demonstrations, country dancing, games, music, magicians, puppet shows and more.
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Sandy Relay for Life

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Sandy, OR
Time:
12:00 PM
Description:
The Relay For Life of Sandy is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.
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Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

When:
Aug 2, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Time:
7:30 AM
Description:
The Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon will start in Gig Harbor at the Performance Golf Center and will continue across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The race will then finish in Downtown Tacoma at Tollefson Plaza.
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Ride Around Washington

When:
Aug 3, 2014
Where:
Oroville, WA
Time:
7:00 AM
Description:
This ride is designed with newbies in�mind;�the route has�mostly shorter (65-70 mile daily average) and less-hilly daily routes. This route features numerous iconic Pacific Northwest locations throughout the tour, and is a favorite because of the diverse terrain, vegetation and climate, excellent roads and the striking beauty of the scenery.
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Happy Valley National Night Out

When:
Aug 5, 2014
Where:
Happy Valley, OR
Description:
Happy Valley's National Night Out is affiliated with the National Night Out campaign. The Happy Valley communities hold a barbecue to demonstrate the community's commitment to fighting crime. The city provides food and other materials. More than 25 neighborhoods hold block parties to celebrate National Night Out and the Community Policing Center is used as a hub.
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Omak Stampede

When:
Aug 7, 2014
Where:
Omak, WA
Description:
Experience exciting rodeo action as Native American history comes alive in the Indian Encampment, where authentic Pow Wows, competitive Indian dancing and traditional Stick game competitions take place.
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Celebrate Shoreline

When:
Aug 7, 2014
Where:
Shoreline, WA
Description:
Join us for a birthday celebration for the entire City of Shoreline. There will be fun entertainment on the main stage, a family area and food vendors, among many other activities.
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South Lake Union Block Party

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
This FREE event will feature a full day of outdoor activities and entertainment for all ages. New and familiar faces from South Lake Union will gather to enjoy fresh and delicious food from the local neighborhood eateries, a beer garden hosted by Tom Douglas's Brave Horse Tavern, a burger grilling competition, kids activities and playground, an outdoor movie and the list goes on!
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North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
North Plains, OR
Description:
This festival features entertainment of all kinds--from the kid's stage, jammin' blues, and blues grass, an arts and crafts mall and a beer and wine garden.
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A Taste of Edmonds

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
Edmonds, WA
Description:
A Taste of Edmonds is Snohomish County's largest festival. This three-day event includes 40 food vendors, four entertainment stages, rides, a beer and wine garden and fine arts and crafts. This event has been voted one of the Top 100 Festivals in North America.
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The Bite of Oregon

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
The Bite of Oregon showcases fine food and drink at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park each August. The event features three stages with various entertainment events as well as Oregon's premier restaurants and chefs.
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Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
Medical Lake, WA
Description:
The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is a music festival held each year in Medical Lake, WA. Proceeds for this festival benefit Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars, Medical Lake Friends for Children, and Medical Lake Community Center.
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Obliteride

When:
Aug 8, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Obliteride is a community-wide effort to raise money via a bike race to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson.
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Mutt Strut

When:
Aug 9, 2014
Where:
Everett, WA
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description:
The Mutt Strut is an annual event put on by the Everett Parks & Recreation Department and the Everett Animal Shelter.
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RIVERfair

When:
Aug 9, 2014
Where:
Keizer, OR
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description:
RIVERfair features vendor booths, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, a 5k walk, a nature walk through the park, a no-hands pie eating contest, a disc golf tournament and other activities for all ages.
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Coupeville Festival

When:
Aug 9, 2014
Where:
Coupeville, WA
Description:
The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival is one of Washington State's oldest, continuously run festivals.
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The Zombie Run

When:
Aug 9, 2014
Where:
McCleary, WA
Description:
The Zombie Run is a mud-filled, 5k obstacle course through a zombie-infested wasteland. Climb over walls, through mud pits, under tunnels, up rope swings and through the surprise obstacle as either a zombie chasing humans or as a human running away from the zombies. After the race, there will be a post-apocalypse party where humans and zombies set aside their differences and show their best dance moves.
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Bubble Run

When:
Aug 9, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Time:
8:00 AM
Description:
The Bubble Run is coming to Portland! Participants run, walk, dance and play across three miles of absolute fun! Get ready to be covered in colored foam from head to toe!
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Sounders FC v. Houston Dynamo

When:
Aug 10, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:30 PM
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Bridge of the Gods Run

When:
Aug 10, 2014
Where:
Cascade Locks, OR
Description:
The Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10k starts on the Washington side of the Columbia river, taking runners across the exciting and scenic Bridge of the Gods. Runners will cross four bridges and creeks to keep cool during the hot August weather where they will finish on Thunder Island. At the finish, there will be a beer garden, music and expo transforming the small Thunder Island into a rocking big party right in the middle of the Columbia River.
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The Color Run

When:
Aug 10, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Description:
The Color Run 5k event is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the three miles of The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!
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Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo

When:
Aug 12, 2014
Where:
Clackamas, OR
Time:
10:00 AM
Description:
The annual Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo offers rides, contests, live entertainment, food vendors and a rodeo.
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Klamath County Fair

When:
Aug 14, 2014
Where:
Klamath, OR
Description:
The Klamath County Fair has been an annual occurrence since 1902. The expansive fairgrounds are the perfect setting for a typical fair. The fair garners over 1,200 booths and thousands of visitors annually and is comprised of rodeo performances, food stands, musical performances and carnival games and rides.
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Preseason: Seahawks v. Chargers

When:
Aug 15, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:00 PM
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Pike Place Sunset Supper

When:
Aug 15, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:00 PM
Description:
The Sunset Supper is a celebration of the Northwest's bounty of incredible food, wine, brews and local liquors.
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TechFestNW

When:
Aug 15, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
TechFestNW is the little sister to MusicfestNW, the towering music festival that has taken over the city of Portland for five days each year since 1995. In its third year, TechFestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest�s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub.
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RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party)

When:
Aug 15, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
This event has fast become one of the most popular rides in the region, with it's challenging but fun 188-mile route on some of the most scenic Pacific Northwest back roads. Participants ride from Seattle to Vancouver, where they can enjoy a fun party at the finish line.
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Movies in the Park

When:
Aug 16, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
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Portland Movies in the Park, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation, features outdoor movie screenings on various evenings throughout the summer at Portland's largest and most popular parks.
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Forest Grove Uncorked

When:
Aug 16, 2014
Where:
Forest Grove, OR
Time:
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description:
Forest Grove Uncorked is an annual downtown event that promotes and celebrates the food, wine and micro-brew providers of the local community. The program includes live music and benefits local charities.
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MusicFestNW

When:
Aug 16, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
MusicFest NW is the largest music festival in Portland held each September and produced by Willamette Week. For 2014 MusicFestNW will be hosted at Portland's Waterfront Park to accommodate its growing audience!
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Woodinville Community Parade

When:
Aug 16, 2014
Where:
Woodinville, WA
Time:
11:00 AM
Description:
Come out to this community event, as the city hosts a variety of festivities during Celebrate Woodinville.
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Crater Lake Century Ride

When:
Aug 16, 2014
Where:
Crater Lake, OR
Time:
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description:
The Crater Lake Century is an annual bike ride that traverses up and around the Crater Lake Caldera. Available in 62-Mile and 100-Mile routes, the ride begins and ends at the historic Fort Klamath Museum. The annual ride is a benefit for both the Klamath County Museums and the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank.
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Movies in the Park

When:
Aug 17, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
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Portland Movies in the Park, hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation, features outdoor movie screenings on various evenings throughout the summer at Portland's largest and most popular parks.
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India Festival

When:
Aug 17, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Time:
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description:
The Portland India Festival showcases Indian culture with food, music, dancing and other entertainment at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
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Washington State International Kite Festival

When:
Aug 18, 2014
Where:
Long Beach, WA
Description:
The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third week of August.
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Benton Franklin County Fair

When:
Aug 19, 2014
Where:
Kennewick, WA
Description:
The Benton Franklin County Fair is a fair and rodeo held in Kennewick that is fun for the whole family!
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Ladies Night Out

When:
Aug 19, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
As part of the Women of Wonder Run, Ladies Night Out offers women to take a break from their everyday lives to relax and have fun. This event provides an evening of fun, camaraderie, wine discounts, and special Skinlogic giveaways.
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Sounders FC v. San Jose Earthquakes

When:
Aug 20, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:00 PM
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Northeast Washington Fair

When:
Aug 21, 2014
Where:
Colville, WA
Description:
The purposes of the Northeast Washington Fair is to promote awareness and education in agriculture, and to provide an opportunity for the general industry with a hands-on experience. The fair provides something fun for the whole family regardless of age or interest.
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Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival

When:
Aug 21, 2014
Where:
Vancouver, WA
Description:
The Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival draws lovers of jazz, wine, fine art and good food from 19 states and Canada.
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Hood to Coast Relay

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Seaside, OR
Description:
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The Hood to Coast relay is the mother of all relays. It's the largest and longest running relay in the world, stretching 200 miles from Mt. Hood to the Pacific Coast. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
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Preseason: Seahawks v. Bears

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:00 PM
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National Lentil Festival

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Pullman, WA
Description:
The National Lentil Festival is held annually in Pullman. The festival features many events such as a street fair, parade, live music stage, childrens' area, marketplace, and much more.
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Oregon State Fair

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Salem, OR
Description:
With more than 9,000 things to do, see and taste, the Oregon State Fair is too big to miss!
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PDX to Coast High School Challenge

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Seaside, OR
Description:
The 17th annual Portland to Coast High School Challenge is the largest high school running relay in the world! It stretches 132 miles from Portland to the Pacific Coast. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
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PDX to Coast Walk Relay

When:
Aug 22, 2014
Where:
Seaside, OR
Description:
The 24th annual Portland to Coast Walk Relay is the largest walk relay in the world. It stretches 199 miles long from Portland to the Pacific Coast. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
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Wapato Showdown

When:
Aug 23, 2014
Where:
Gaston, OR
Description:
This non-profit event is hosted and coordinated by volunteers. The day will include a Fireman's Pancake Breakfast, car show, parade, and more, with all proceeds benefiting the Gaston Volunteer Fire Department.
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Bigfoot Bash and Bounty

When:
Aug 23, 2014
Where:
Stevenson, WA
Time:
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Description:
Bigfoot Bash activities include a Bigfoot scavenger hunt (bounty), a Cave Monster Carnival for kids, an open mike to share stories of Bigfoot sightings, speeches by Bigfoot experts, showing of a Bigfoot movie, a Yeti beer garden, prize drawings, and vendors.
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Olympia Sand in the City

When:
Aug 23, 2014
Where:
Olympia, WA
Time:
10:00 AM
Description:
Sand in the City includes thousands of spectators, two hundred competitors, food, bands and dance groups, more than 40-hands on art and science activities, master sand sculptors and 240 tons of sand. This free community event benefits the Hands On Children�s Museum.
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Blackberry Arts Festival

When:
Aug 23, 2014
Where:
Coos Bay, OR
Description:
Enjoy the sights, sounds and delectable smells of a summer favorite in Coos Bay, Oregon! 2014 marks the 32nd annual Blackberry Arts Festival. This event offers the Blackberry Jam, a two-day concert of local singers and musicians, vendors and plenty of blackberries!
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Swim Across America

When:
Aug 23, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Swim Across America, Inc., (SAA) is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping to find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.
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Oregon City Open Air Antique Fair

When:
Aug 24, 2014
Where:
Oregon City, OR
Time:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description:
At the Oregon City Open Air Antique Fair, vendors and booths will offer antiques and collectibles of all kinds. Live music and food will also be on site.
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Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival

When:
Aug 24, 2014
Where:
Silverton, OR
Time:
7:00 PM
Description:
The Annual Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival takes place in Historic Downtown Silverton.
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Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days

When:
Aug 27, 2014
Where:
Walla Walla, WA
Description:
The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is the oldest Fair in the state of Washington, having run since 1863. The Fair and Frontier days takes place annually over Labor Day Weekend and draws crowds to enjoy fair festivities, live music from the grandstand, a rodeo and other historic traditions.
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Pig Out in the Park

When:
Aug 27, 2014
Where:
Spokane, WA
Description:
Pig Out in the Park is one of Spokane's favorite food and entertainment events. This Labor Day celebration signals the end of summer with 75 Free concerts, 48 fabulous food booths and 3 thirst quenching adult beverage gardens.
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Sounders FC v. Colorado Rapids

When:
Aug 30, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
1:00 PM
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Art in the Pearl

When:
Aug 30, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
The Art in the Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Portland showcases 100 artists' work. It also features live music, theater and art workshops for both kids and adults. It is one of the top 10 arts and crafts festivals in the nation.
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Bumbershoot

When:
Aug 30, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
This premier music festival is where you can find the biggest names in music playing on the main stage.