A selection of area happenings for this Labor Day Weekend
From The Olympian:
Friday, Sept. 2
Harbor Days: The Olympia Harbor Days Festival, a free three-day event offered at Percival Landing on Labor Day weekend since 1974, will showcase vintage tugboats, tall ships, steamships, and other historic vessels. On land, festival attendees can find an assortment of food, live music and artisans, plus nautical and marine-themed attractions and hands-on activities. On the water, maritime fans can take tours of historic tugboats and vessels and cruises on Budd Bay, and watch vintage tugboat races that take place at noon Sunday in Budd Inlet. Admission is free; cruises and food are for purchase. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, Sept. 3
Roy Pioneer Rodeo: Want to see some barrel racing or bull riding? Head to 8710 Higgins Greig Road in Roy Saturday or Sunday. Gates open at noon both days, and the rodeo starts at 1:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the gate; adults pay $13, those 60 and older pay $7, kids 6-12 pay $5, and children 5 and under get in free. There is a military discount for active service members. Parking is free on the rodeo grounds. Only service animals are welcome.
Birding without Breakfast: The Black Hills Audubon Society will host this event the first Saturday of the month, September through June. This month it will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road N.E. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center overlook. Especially appropriate for beginning and intermediate birders. Find more information on the Black Hills Audubon Society webpage.
And introduced in time for Labor Day Weekend
+ KING-5 News: Dashboard showing compensation for flight delays now available – The dashboard is a new tactic by the Department of Transportation to help fliers dealing with the increasingly common flight delays and cancellations this year.