Issaquah Salmon Days
Each year Issaquah’s Salmon Days pay tribute to the fish’s upstream run with a rousing two-day celebration. The festival is now in its 50th year and will host a plethora of all-age activities this weekend. Festivities start Saturday at 10 a.m. with a parade through historic Issaquah. The party continues with two full days of live concerts, vendors, petting zoos, a beer garden, and a drone fun zone. Before the festival, stop by Issaquah’sBoehm’s Candies — customers who find a VIP Golden Ticket tucked in one of their confections will score a backstage festival tour, gift cards, and salmon-themed swag.
Glamour of the Golden Age
The Murano Live Event Series will host a night of 1920s-era glamour at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8th. Don your best cocktail attire and head to The Ruins in Queen Anne to enjoy two short films from the Northwest Film Forum, craft cocktails, and hor d’oeuvres. Once the films wrap up, attendees can swing along to a live jazz band. Tickets are $20 and can be found at Brown Paper Tickets, and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Northwest Film Forum.
For a Halloween-themed weekend excursion complete with hearses and haunted houses, look no further than Bucoda. Each October, the tiny town outside Tenino becomes Boo-coda: a full-blown Halloween town. In addition to nightly trick-or-treating and a haunted house with a history of paranormal activity, this Saturday Boo-coda will host its Pine Box Derby Casket and Zombie Parade & Races. Teams of five are invited to join the 300-foot race down Main Street (casket rentals are available for $25). Boo-coda is truly something to see if you’ve never been.