It can be sad to see our beautiful summers come to an end. We just got our boats moving and are using them on a regular basis, and now it is over!? Do not despair, for there are many food-related festivals happening in and around Puget Sound. Extend the fun of summer with some weekend excursions and fall festivals.
An excellent weekend out could be put on the calendar and friends contacted for an escape to spots throughout Puget Sound. That fruits like apples and pears are being harvested and albacore tuna and salmon are running means this time of year is ripe for foodie fun.
With the increase in population in the Pacific Northwest, many of our cities have also grown along with places like Seattle and Bellevue. Local communities are now planning their own events and festivals, and we no longer need to travel to the larger cities for fall fun. Many of those events can be accessed by boat. With the buzz of the summer behind, fall boating often means fewer people and more open slips. Locals know about fall’s allure in these parts while the rest of the world is still figuring it out.
Travelling by boat allows us to immediately escape the stress of traffic and crowds now a norm in our metropolises. When we pull out of our slip and glide onto the water, we might see one or two other boats and a few more in the distance, but we won’t really see more boats until we pull into a slip at one of our locales around Cascadia. Boats afford us a way to see our beautiful environs from a different point of view.
If you are lucky enough to own a boat, wait until later to tuck it away for ski season. Check out some of the events listed below as an excuse to get around the Sound by boat in autumn. The season isn’t over yet!
September, especially on the weekend of the 21 and 22, is full of fun festival options throughout Washington. Some notable ones are in Port Angeles, Bellingham, Kirkland, Port Townsend, and Seattle.
The Washington festival momentum doesn’t cease going into October, with notable events in places like Issaquah, Anacortes, Port Angeles, and Shelton.
In conclusion, many Puget Sound towns and cities have local fall festivals celebrating harvest for the fall season. Most communities have events pages with links to their local happenings and are relatively easy to locate via the internet. So, if you decide not to check out any of these festivals, there is a good chance something is happening somewhere else.
Wait to start the process of storing your boat! Considering the traffic in Seattle, travel by boat looks fairly alluring. Shift your usual mode in the fall and go by boat, whether it be to a fall festival, a jazz fest, or a Husky game. Take advantage of the good fortune you have in owning a boat. Do not hesitate, because if you are slow to react, fall will be gone.