Head over to the Town Center of Mercer Island from 6 to 9 p.m. for this annual showcase of local wines, beers, ciders, artists, and musicians. Each of the event’s 22 wineries, brewers, and cider makers will offer at least two samples, and libations will be available for purchase by the bottle. Tickets range from $30 to $50. A percentage of proceeds is donated to local organizations. mercerislandartuncorked.com
Death Cab for Cutie
The 20-year-old Seattle band is returning home for a couple of nights of performances at Marymoor Park. The concert will feature songs from the band’s 2018 album Thank You for Today, as well as music from its other eight studio albums. Tickets start at $45. marymoorconcerts.com
Renton City Comic con 2019
This year, Rencon will be at the Renton Technical College campus, which will provide easy access to the vendor hall, artist alley, backgrounds for cosplay photos, and more. New elements include esports tournaments and a live streaming room to watch Twitch streamers create content in real time. rentoncitycomiccon.com
Seattle Career Fair & Job Fair
The 20th annual Seattle Career Fair & Job Fair will be held at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A wide variety of industries and employers will be there, many of whom offer comprehensive benefits packages. Register for free in advance via Eventbrite.
Come to DeLille Cellars from 5 to 9 p.m. for an evening of skin care and wine tasting with medical spa experts at PRO Medical. There will be live demos, event specials, door prizes, appetizers, and live music. Tickets are $50. proclub.com
Kick off fall with a visit to the glass pumpkin patch at Everett’s Schack Art Center. Check out more than 900 colorful glass pumpkins made in the Schack glassblowing studio. Admission is free, and pumpkins range from $36 to $300-plus. Throughout the gallery patch you also can find harvest-themed paintings, pottery, and more. schack.org
Run the Mountain
Sign up for anywhere from 5K to 25K in an event that benefits children in foster care. Single-track trail routes are at Squak Mountain State Park, beginning at the May Valley Trailhead. Funds raised from the event help provide clothes and school supplies, funding for after-school activities, summer camp, tutoring, and more to kids in the foster care system. nuhopestreet.org
Snohomish Wine Walk
Spend an evening admiring the 150-year-old streets of downtown Snohomish, while also enjoying samples of regional wines. Tickets are $25 in advance and include eight tastes and a $10 coupon toward your first wine purchase. historicdowntownsnohomish.org
Snoqualmie Wine Train
The Northwest Railway Museum’s Wine Train excursions feature wineries, food, music, and views in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. Ride in historic coaches, and learn how the railroad changed everything — and don’t forget to take home your favorite bottles of wine after you’ve stopped to taste them all. trainmuseum.org
Issaquah International Film Festival
Don’t miss this weekend film festival, featuring a combination of family movies, new arthouse films, and more at Cinebarre Issaquah 8. The event is in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival, the largest film festival in the United States siff.net
Serious marathoners love this course in the Snoqualmie Pass area: It’s the second-fastest Boston-qualifying course. In 2018, 40 percent of participants qualified for the Boston Marathon on this beautiful downhill trail. Sign up to run, if you’re looking to make a PR, or cheer people across the finish line. tunnelmarathon.com
Enjoy live German music, DJs, traditional foods, games, and contests at this authentic München-style Oktoberfest Biergarten. So, put on your Lederhosen and prepare yourself for a serious weekend of sausage-eating and bier-drinking. oktoberfestkirkland.com
Seattle Education Fair
This event, which provides educators with a platform to share information and resources with the community, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Seattle Marriott Redmond. Learn about colleges and universities, private schools, early childhood, after-school enrichment, and more in breakout sessions. The fair is free and open to the public. Register via Eventbrite.
Community Appreciation Day
If you’re in Issaquah, head to The Grange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for free BBQ, ice cream, live music, more than 20 animals to pet and see, and a bouncy house. RSVP in advance via Eventbrite.
Everett’s Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s second annual Tanktoberfest is exactly what it sounds like: Oktoberfest plus tanks. Grab a beer, and watch tanks and other rare vehicles take to the arena. Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are available through Eventbrite.
Participating museums offer free admission on Sept. 21 for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day. Some local museums on the list include the Renton History Museum, the Hyrdoplane and Raceboat Museum, and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum. smithsonianmag.com
Edmonds Art Studio Tour
This unique tour showcases private arts studios and the work of 36 local artists. The tour is free, self-guided, and takes place each year. Meet professional artists, see how they work, and buy pieces directly from them. edmondsartstudiotour.com
Wag Love Life
Come out to Marymoor Park from 8 a.m. to noon to support this benefit for canine cancer research. There will be live music, a 5K run/walk, food, massages for dogs, games, special gifts for canine cancer survivors, and more. If you love dogs and hate cancer, this is the event for you.
Bellevue Fashion Week
Don’t miss this fall’s latest style trends as they hit the runway at this highly anticipated week of fashion events. On top of the runway shows, experience exclusive parties, trend reports, and great shopping opportunities. fashionweekbellevue.com
Dads, Darts & Doughnuts
Set aside some bonding time with your kiddo by heading over to the soccer arena at PRO Club from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be games, crafts, sports, pizza, treats — and, everyone’s favorite, dodgeball. Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. proclub.com
National Public Lands Day
This is one of five days in 2019 when you can get into all National Park Service sites for free. The next one is on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. nps.gov
Leave behind the 21st century in favor of Chaucer’s England in 1376 at this two-day feast and festival in Carnation. There will be cider pressing, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, minstrels, and more. Pay $10 to pass through the village gates, or $45 to fully enjoy the festival along with a decadent feast. camlann.org