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Kirkland Oktoberfest

This weekend, Kirkland will host its seventh annual München-style Oktoberfest. The three-day event kicks off Friday by Lake Washington’s shores and will have plenty of beer, sausages, and lederhosen to go around. Promising authenticity in the form of food, music, and a Biergarten with authentic-sized pours, you can chose from 20-plus German imports along with local craft beers, wine, and cider. There also will be beer pong, keg rolling, and human foosball. The event is 21-plus and on Sunday; plus, you can bring your pup. Tickets are $25, good for all-weekend entry and four drink tickets (or upgrade to six for $5 more), and are available on Eventbrite.

Fisherman’s Festival

Saturday’s Fisherman’s Fall Festival in Seattle will have plenty of family-friendly entertainment. The free event celebrates the region’s commercial fishing heritage with a mix of music, food, and wacky competitions — including lutefisk eating, salmon filleting, and a survival suit run. Get your fill of Wild Alaska Salmon at the Salmon BBQ (cash only) or simply enjoy the host of activities designed for adults and kids alike. All event proceeds will benefit the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial.

Community Appreciation Day

Swing by The Grange, Issaquah’s full-service farm and pet store, this Saturday for a free community appreciation event. From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., you’ll find everything from balloonists to bouncy houses, along with dozens of animals to pet and see. There also will be free ice cream and BBQ. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. To help keep track of food count, advanced RSVP is requested at Eventbrite.