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Oktoberfest

It's going to be a great autumn if you get to these fall festivals around the Sound

It's almost autumn! Let's celebrate! Okay, maybe that's not exacly how you feel about summer ending, but fall can be so beautiful around the Sound (at least when the sun is shining) and there are a whole bunch of annual festivals that can ease your transition into the, uh . . . . darker, damper...
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Space needle at night

Bumbershoot is back! Labor Day weekend things to do around the Sound

Labor Day Weekend. Does it feel like summer's over? Well, technically it's not, but kids are back in school. There's that tinge of golden light toward evening, and a chill in the air when the sun goes down. The Washington State Fair, a.k.a. The Puyallup, is starting. Bumbershoot is underway. And...
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Kites at the beach

Kites on the coast, cars, bikes, paddleboards & garlic: Your weekend around the Sound

If you're ready to venture outside again after this very smokey week, there's lots to do. And if the air still isn't fresh enough for you, head out to Long Beach on the coast for the Kite Festival -- fresh ocean air, guaranteed. Seattle Reign Women’s Soccer Saturday, 1pm vs the North Carolina...
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Wine in glasses

Wine, weed, tattoos, tacos, baseball -- there's your weekend around the Sound

So much to do! It's going to be a beautiful weekend for baseball, which is why it's great that the Ms and the Rainiers are both home this weekend. But look what else is going on! Seattle Mariners vs the L.A. Dodgers Friday – Sunday at Safeco Field. Friday and Saturday game time is 7:10pm and Sunday...
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Singer and microphone

Here's your big chance: American Idol auditions are coming to Seattle

American Idol is looking for fresh talent, and they're coming to the Pacific Northwest to find it. They're getting ready for Season 2 of the rebooted singing competition, and if you or someone you know is a budding star, it's time to pick a song and practice it before they hold auditions at the end...
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Concert crowd

Around the Sound this weekend: Music, food, festivals and fun in every direction

This incredible August weekend around the Sound includes a second epic benefit concert by Seattle's own Pearl Jam, and a celebration of the Northwest's iconic and influential record label, SubPop. And a reminder for you -- if you happening to be heading to Key Arena on Saturday for that Hall &...
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John gave blood!

Here's what happened when I donated blood -- you can do it too!

I'm not going to lie -- I'm not a big fan of needles. I've had a tetanus shot here and a flu shot there over the years, and they're never as bad as I think they're going to be, but still -- I'm not a big fan of needles. I'm sure that's one of the reasons I've been a slacker when it comes to...
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Parade marching band

Art, beer, wine, music and a BIG parade: Around the Sound this weekend

​Who likes music, wine, art or a parade? You? This is your weekend then! Here's what's happening around the Sound on this hot July weekend: White River Amphitheatre concerts Friday7pm. Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Marymoor Park Concerts Saturday at 3pm. Sublime...
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Food festival

Bite, Block Party, Baseball, Berries & Boxers: Around the Sound this weekend

Let's find something to do outdoors on this beautiful Puget Sound summer weekend. Shouldn't be too hard! Seattle Mariners at home against the White Sox . Friday’s game is at 7:10pm and it’s Pearl Jam Fireworks Night after the game. Saturday gametime is at 7:10pm and it’s Dee Gordon Bobblehead Nigh...
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Boxer

We love all kinds of dogs, but this fundraiser is just for boxers

Boxers are cool dogs, right? So a boxer fundraiser has got to be extra cool. There’s a great organization in Woodinville called Northwest Boxer Rescue . Their mission: Northwest Boxer Rescue (NWBR) believes that every boxer deserves a chance to live a happy life in a loving home. Abandoned or...
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