San Gennaro Festival, Sept. 8-10, Seattle; Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival, Sept. 9, Burien; Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, Sept. 10, Seattle Center; Washington State Fair continues through Sept. 24.
Summer may be winding down, but festival fun continues with Italian food, music and games at the San Gennaro Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10, in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood; Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival in Burien on Saturday, Sept. 9; and Live Aloha Cultural Festival on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Seattle Center.
The fifth annual San Gennaro Festival, an Italian street fair that celebrates the patron saint of Naples and the contribution of Italian Americans to the Northwest, kicks off Friday evening with Italian music performances in the beer and wine garden and Italian food vendors. Festivities continue Saturday and Sunday, featuring chefs’ demonstrations, Italian food and wares for sale, and children’s activities including contests to build towers out of string cheese. A traditional procession and blessing is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and, if you’re feeling lucky, raffle tickets are available for Sunday drawings to win a Vespa or a one-week trip to Italy for two, including airfare.
Burien hosts its 10th annual Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival on Saturday with art activities, food trucks and entertainment in Dottie Harper Park, and a procession around the neighborhood. Bring a lantern or make one at the event from 5 to 7:45 p.m. for the 8 p.m. procession. Costumes and shakers and bells to play as you walk are welcome, and LED lights, batons and costumes will be available for purchase at the park.
San Gennaro Festival
Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8-10
Location: 1225 S. Angelo St, Seattle
Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival
Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Location: Dottie Harper Park, 421 S.W. 146th St., Burien
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
Location: Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, Seattle
More info: 206-684-7200 or seattlelivealohafestival.com
Washington State Fair
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays; 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 24; closed Tuesdays
Cost: $14/adults, $10.50/ages 6-18 and 62+; ages 5 and younger free; free…