Now through Fall

Sunset in the Picket Range

Event: Enjoy a spectacular exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle titled "Wildly Nearby" highlighting the North Cascades of Washington.

Time: 10am to 5pm | First Thursday of Month 10am to 8pm

Where: 4331 Memorial Way NE | Seattle  | 98195

Every Thursday

Event: Pet Loss Support Group in Seattle  

Time: Every Thursday 5:30 to 6:45 in the conference room

Where:  Seattle Animal Shelter | 2061 15th Ave. W. | Seattle | 98119

Every Second Saturday of the Month

Event: Pet Loss Support Group in Tacoma and Pierce County

Time: Every second Saturday at 10am | All are welcome and meetings are no charge

Where:  The Humane Society Tacoma & Pierce County | 2608 Center Street | Tacoma | 98409

Sept. 3-5

summer splash collage

Event: Curious about the wonderful marine and sea animals to bugs and wolves at Point Defiance? They are having their "End of Summer Splash" over the holiday weekend! Check out all the fun!

Time: 10am til Close

Where: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | 5400 N. Pearl St. | Tacoma 98407

Sept. 3-5

calls of the wild banner

Event:  Enjoy listening to the wildlife living at Northwest Trek this holiday weekend! Learn quite a bit about behavior and how animals transition to fall. Lots of activities are available to make this a memorable experience.

Time: 9:30 am to 4pm 

Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park | 1160 Trek Drive East | Eatonville 98328

Sept. 9-11


Event: Enjoy 3 days full of rich education about birds from special guest speakers to outdoor walks and interpretive activities.

Time: Click here for detailed schedule

Where: Multiple locations are part of this 3 day event - see Event Map for details | Edmonds, WA 

Sept. 10

Event: Pooch Pool Party and Dog Gone Run is happening at Stewart Heights Park and Pool! Pups get to get wet and be in a race. Click here for registration.

Time:  8am til it's over 

Where:  Stewart Heights Park and Pool | 40 E. 56th St. | Tacoma | 98404

September 10


Event: Get hands on with Pierce County's unique event of trucks and oversized vehicles. This is the place to be if your kids like good old fashioned dump trucks to fire engines!

Time:  10am to 1pm

Where:  Sprinker Recreation Center | 14824 C Street South | Tacoma | 98444

Sept. 14

Event: Tacoma residents get complimentary access today to Point Defiance Zoo. Click here for guidelines.

Time: 9:30am to 6pm

Where: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium | 5400 N. Pearl St. | Tacoma 98407

Sept. 16-18

Event: Enjoy a self Guided tour of a number of Gig Harbor Artists! This three day event is free and ought not to be missed.

Time: 10am to 5pm

Where: Click here for Map | Gig Harbor 

Sept. 17

Event: Just because summer is over doesn't mean that paddling on the Foss Waterway has to end. Join other families at Thea Foss for Family Paddle! This is a fun time to spend passing the museums, marina and viewing the boats in the harbor.

Time: 10am to 12pm

Where: Thea Foss Dock | 1930 E D Street | Tacoma 

Now through Sept. 25

Event: Don't miss out on the largest state fair in Washington! It's happening for 3 weeks and you'll get to experience a multitude of entertainment from food to rides to petting animals!

Time: Click Here for Hours and Pricing 

Where:  Washington State Fair | 110 9th Ave. SW | Puyallup 98371

Sept. 22

Event: Paying it forward - join animal lovers this evening at "Mutt Ado About Nothing" in support of Frankie's Friends, an organization who believes in finding cures for cancer and providing assistance for specialty care. To learn more in detail about them, click here. This is sure to be a fun time! There will be lots of deliciousness from desserts to auction items. 

Time: 6pm

Where: Georgetown Ballroom | 5623 Airport Way South | Seattle 98108

Sept. 22

Don and Mary Williams Garden

Event: Wanting to learn how to create a water feature or hardscaping with a variety of stone in your yard? Enjoy a guest lecture with Dan Blossom of Dan Blossom Landscape Design at Lakewold Gardens about "Creative Hardscaping with Stone". Join the event for a hands-on component as well.

Time: Register Here for "Learn in the Garden Lecture Series"

Where: Lakewold Gardens | 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW | Lakewood 98499

Sept. 23-24

Event: Attend the annual 2016 International Courthouse Dogs Conference right here in Bellevue. This event is intended for law enforcement to assistance dog trainers to Forensic interviewers and more. Click here for a full list of who should attend and view program here.

Time: Click Here for Registration 

Where:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue | 900 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue 98004

Tacoma's Farmers Markets

6th Avenue

May 5th through September 29th on Tuesdays from 3-7pm


May 7th through October 29th on Thursdays 10am-3pm


March 28th through December 19th on Saturdays 9am-2pm

South Tacoma

June 7th through September 27th on Sundays 11am-3pm