Sept. 2016: Things To Do in Kent, Washington

Wilson the Pony joins KDP for HAWKTOBERFEST on Sat., Sept. 24 in Historic Downtown Kent
Wilson the Pony. Photo by Don Dinsmore.

Art, Music, a Golf Tournament, a Car Show and More!

Summer may be over, but folks in Kent are not slowing down. They are still planning fun, family-friendly events in and around Kent, Washington. This month we’ve got wellness walks, farmer’s markets, art, music, a golf tournament, a car show honoring our favorite football team, and the Seattle Thunderbirds return to the ice.

Note: The September TBirds have one pre-season game in Kent (Sept. 16). The teams two regular season games in September are both AWAY games. The home opener in Kent is Saturday, Oct. 1.

List last updated 9/14/16, 4:03 AM

Regular Events (not listed below)

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night, Tuesdays, 7 to 9 pm, Reds Wine Bar

Wine Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Wednesdays, 6 to 8 pm, Reds Wine Bar

Kent4Health Walk to Wellness Trail Walks (June 1- Sept. 28): Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 PM and Wednesdays, 9 to 11 AM. Click here to download the full schedule.

Play & Learn – newborn to age 5
Kent Library
Fridays, 10:30 AM – Noon
Fridays, 12:30 PM – 2 PM
No Play & Learn on Fri., Sept. 16

Annual Events

Evergreen State Fair
Monroe, WA
Aug. 25 – Sept. 5

Washington State Fair
Puyallup, WA
Sept. 2 – Sept. 25 (except Tuesdays)

Bumbershoot
Schedule and Locations Vary
Sept. 2 – Sept. 4
2 PM – Midnight

Thursday, Sept. 1

First Day of School for Kent School District

Friday, Sept. 2

Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival
Port Plaza to Percival Landing
5 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Free Kids’ Arts Projects
Rusty Raven Art Studio
10 AM – 1 PM

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue between Smith and Meeker Streets
9 AM – 2 PM

Des Moines Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival
Port Plaza to Percival Landing
10 AM – 7 PM

Black Diamond Labor Days
Various Locations
5 PM – 10 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar, Kent Station
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

Black Diamond Labor Days
Various Locations
10 AM – 4 PM

Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival
Port Plaza to Percival Landing
10 AM – 6 PM

Enter Starlighter (drama)
Rusty Raven Studio
5 PM

Monday, Sept. 5

Black Diamond Labor Days
Various Locations
7 AM – 4 PM

Labor Day Block Party
Faith Church
10:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Game On! (video games for teens)
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Teen Zone
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 7

First Day of School for Federal Way Schools

Thursday, Sept. 8

Kent Downtown Partnership Golf Tournament
Riverbend Golf Complex
1:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday, Sept. 9

South King County Pride Bingo
Kent Senior Activity Center
6 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, Sept. 10

Green Kent Work Party
Morrill Meadows Park, SE 248th St.
9 AM – Noon

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue between Smith and Meeker Streets
9 AM – 2 PM

Des Moines Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival
Mary Olson Farm
Noon to 6 PM

20th Annual Frog Frolic
Shadow Lake Bog, Renton
1 PM – 5 PM

Iraqi Festival
Kent Senior Activity Center
6 PM – 8 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar, Kent Station
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Sept. 11

Green Kent Planting Prep Work Party
North Meridian Park
9 AM – Noon

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Teen Zone!
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Teen Writer’s Club
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Family Pajama Story Time (ages 5 & younger)
Kent Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wed., Sept. 14

Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Preschool Story Time
Kent Library
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

After Lunch Book Club
Kent Library
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Enter Starlighter (drama)
Kent Station (near Christopher and Banks)
7 PM

Maestro Ilaiyaraaja – Live in Concert
ShoWare Center
7 PM – 10 PM

Thursday, Sept. 15

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Third Thursday Art Night
Rusty Raven Studio
4 PM – 7 PM

Adventure Run
Roadrunner Sports, Kent Station
5 PM – 8 PM

Friday, Sept. 16

Kent Friends of the Library Book Sale
Kent Library
10 AM – 5 PM

Poverty Bay Arts Gala
Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium
6 PM – 9:30 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Everett (Pre-season game)
ShoWare Center
7:35 PM – 10:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue between Smith and Meeker Streets
9 AM – 2 PM

Green Kent Weed Removal Work Party
Springwood Park
9 AM – Noon

Roll and Read: Celebrate Early Learning
South King County Family Resource Center
10 AM – 1 PM

Kent Friends of the Library Book Sale
Kent Library
10 AM – 5 PM

Zombie Fest Northwest 5
Normandy Park Towne Center, Normandy Park
2 PM – 6 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar, Kent Station
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Sept. 18

Kent Friends of the Library Book Sale
Kent Library
10 AM – 5 PM

Monday, Sept. 19

The Science of Art: Wire
Kent Library4:00 PM – 5 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Congressman Adam Smith – Mobile Office Hours
Kent Library
10 AM – 1 PM

Game On! (video games for teens)
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Teen Movie
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Teen Zone
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5 PM

Family Pajama Story Time (ages 5 & younger)
Kent Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Preschool Story Time
Kent Library
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Red Barn Event
Fall Color & Seasonal Birds

Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple Tour
ShoWare Center: SOLD OUT
7:30 PM – 10 PM

Thursday, Sept. 22

Multi-Service Center Drop-in
Kent Library
10 AM – Noon

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Learn to Code: Intro to HTML
Kent Library
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 23

Fall Plant Sale
Soos Creek Botanical Garden
10 AM – 4 PM

Kids’ Movie of the Month:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Saturday, Sept. 24

National Public Lands Day
Free Entrance to National Parks

National Public Lands Day Work Party
Riverview Park – Hawley Rd. and S. 255th St.
9 AM – Noon

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Avenue between Smith and Meeker Streets
Last evemt of the season – Thanks, Kent Lions!
9 AM – 2 PM

National Public Lands Day
Riverview Park, Hawley Rd., Kent
9 AM – Noon

Des Moines Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Fall Plant Sale
Soos Creek Botanical Garden
10 AM – 4 PM

HAWKTOBERFEST Car Show
Meeker St. between First and Fourth Avenues
11 AM – 3 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds at Portland Winterhawks
AWAY GAME: Portland
7:00 PM – 10 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar, Kent Station
8 PM – 11 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Teen Zone!
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Teen Movie
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Family Pajama Story Time
Kent Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Preschool Story Time
Kent Library
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Thursday, Sept. 29

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time
Kent Library
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Build a Robot Puppet from Recyclables
Kent Library
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 30

Seattle Thunderbirds at Vancouver
AWAY GAME: Vancouver
7:30 PM – 10: 30 PM

As you plan your activities for September, please consult with the original source for these events, in case the events have been canceled, moved or somehow changed. We do our best to keep this calendar up-to-date, but we apologize in advance for any errors. Know of an event we missed? Email us. We’d be happy to add it if it is appropriate for our readers.