festivals

Now in its 46th year, Seattle’s behemoth music and arts festival returns to Seattle Center for Labor Day weekend (September 2-4).

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You won't lack for activities on this patriotic weekend; fireworks shows, live music and food-filled festivities are happening everywhere from Bainbridge to Bellevue. Here's a mega to-do list:

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