What’s going on in Seattle this weekend?

Don’t Labor over what to do this holiday weekend – we have you covered!

Its Labor Day weekend in Seattle and all the traditional annual favorites are back: Bumbershoot, the Evergreen State Fair and the Washington State Fair (formerly known as The Puyallup). Of course these events return each year because they are fun and tremendously popular, but what if you are looking for something a little closer to town with lighter crowds and more mental stimulation?

We’ve come up with a short but sweet list of alternatives for you.

  1. The Fremont Tour

The Fremont Tour is an entertaining walking tour that promotes public art. The program is a mix of public sculpture and improvisational street theater. The entire walking tour takes 90 minutes and is a half-mile long.

  1. The Art of The Brick

The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick.

  1. Pirate Ships!

The tall ship that starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl will call on Kirkland this weekend, along with its companion vessel Lady Washington, which appeared in the 2003 Disney movie with Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow, at Carillon Point Marina in Kirkland.

  1. Toys of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

Toys of the ’50, ’60s and ’70s is a dynamic traveling exhibit developed by the Minnesota History Center, making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI. Not only does this exhibit exude FUN with its themed rooms filled with games and toy treasures, it also encourages visitors to play and let their imaginations run wild.

  1. Japan Fair

Japan Fair is an arts and culture fair designed to celebrate and share the immensely rich culture of Japan. Exhibits include art, a market place and performances of traditional dance and film. Admission is free with plenty of free parking in the area.

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