Lest this be confused with the other state fair down in Puyallup, the Evergreen State Fair returns for its second stretch over Labor Day weekend. This year, find the obligatory live concerts, carnival rides, and speedway events, along with the rodeo, which is finally back after a Covid hiatus. Admission on Labor Day is discounted, but that unlimited carnival ride wristband still costs $37 a pop.
While Evergreen is winding down, the Washington State Fair is ramping up with its opening weekend over Labor Day. The classic Americana favorites—livestock shows, carnival rides, concerts, and all manner of fair food—are on offer along with some newcomers, like an exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs.
The Sounders take on the Dynamos Sunday, September 4, in a Western conference matchup. Seattle's won two of the last three matches against the club from Texas. Can the Rave Green rally from a recent bad stretch?
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Watch Sue Bird, the undeniable GOAT, and company take on the Las Vegas Aces in this second-round playoff game. The city has shown up for Bird during her last season, so it's safe to say that CPA will be rocking.
On Monday, September 5, the M's face off against fellow wild card contenders, the Chicago White Sox. It's a Value Game, which means more affordable pricing than the usual, perfect for a family gathering mayhaps.
Beer, oysters, Battlestar Galactica Labor Day. On September 5, the Ballard brewery continues its popup legacy with another event pairing its brews with fresh oysters on the half shell. They'll be shucking from 1–6pm.
What better way to wrap up summer than with a Van Morrison tribute band? Moondance plays the last of a free summer concert series at the Ballard Locks, September 5 at 2pm.