The crowd at the 2018 Midsummer Festival. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

The crowd at the 2018 Midsummer Festival. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

At a glance | August 2021 events

Rodeo, car shows and more

One-off events

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial found in Washington, D.C., will make its long-awaited visit to Enumclaw. The memorial will be available for public visits Aug. 5-8 in the large, grassy field between Sunrise and Southwood elementary schools.

Visitors will be allowed 24 hours a day, with morning ceremonies and nighttime lighting and security. Parking will be available throughout town with shuttles providing transportation to the memorial.

Chamber’s golf outing

The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual Golf Classic Friday, Aug. 6, at the Enumclaw Golf Course from noon to 4 p.m. The day includes 18 holes of golf, two carts per foursome, dinner, awards, prizes and more. Cost is $115 per person or $460 per team. Register at the chamber office (1421 Cole St.) or visit enumclawchamber.com, look under “events” and click the appropriate link.

Cowboy Crawl in Downtown Enumclaw

Dakota Poorman headlines this night of line dancing, scavenger hunting and more. Businesses will offer special deals during the event, which benefits the Rainer Foothills Wellness Foundation’s backpack meal program for students. Bring food to the Cowboy Crawl, and you’ll receive extra points on your scavenger hunt.

It all starts 3 p.m. in downtown Enumclaw. The crawl and prize drawings start at 4 p.m. You can buy tickets at https://nwmagicalevents.com. Assuming tickets don’t sell out, they’ll be $40 cash the day of the event.

Black Diamond Triathlon

Take on the Cascade Foothills by foot, hand and wheel this Aug. 14 at Raise the Bar LLC’s Black Diamond Tri. Athletes swim in Deep Lake, bike through Ravensdale, Selleck and Enumclaw, and run through Nolte State Park park and down Veazie-Cumberland road.

Three lengths are available: The Long Course is a 70.3 mile odyssey, the Olympic triathlon is around 32 miles and the Sprint Triathlon is a breezy 17 miles. The Long Course has a $275 fee, while the other courses are $85.

Questions? Contact patty@weraisethebar.com.

Bingo on Cole

The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Afternoon Bingo on Cole on Saturday, Aug. 21. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. and games will begin at 1 under the tent on Cole Street. The cost is $65 for a table (up to six people) and includes 24 bingo cards, six daubers and snacks. Tables will not be sold the day of the event but additional cards will be available. To register: www.enumclawchamber.com/buy-a-ticket/p/bingo-table.

A bit later in the day, the action under the big, white tent switches direction a bit with Beverages and Bingo on Cole. The cost for the event event is $95 for a table (up to six people) and, again, includes 24 bingo cards and six daubers. The difference is the addition of six adult beverages and a charcuterie board to enjoy. As earlier, no tables will be sold the day of the event, but additional cards will be available. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6. Tables can be purchased at: www.enumclawchamber.com/buy-a-ticket/p/beverages-bingo-on-cole.

Enumclaw Pro Rodeo

The annual Enumclaw Pro Rodeo comes to the Enumclaw Expo Center Aug. 27 – 29; doors open at 5 p.m., and the rodeo starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while gates open at 11 a.m. and the rodeo begins at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Friday night sees country artist Aaron Crawford return to the Plateau, and Saturday night, Maple Valley country musician Dakota Poorman takes the stage. Rounding out the three-night event will be the Cedar River Boys on Sunday night.

Danish Aebleskiver Breakfast and Bake Sale

Danish Sisterhood lodge #75 is holding an aebleskiver breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 28 at the Danish Hall, located at 1708 Porter St. in Enumclaw.

A variety of home baked items will also be available as long as they last. Breakfast costs $9 for adults and $6 for children and includes Danish pancake balls, sausage links, applesauce and beverage. Additional toppings of raspberry jam, syrup and rhubarb sauce are available on the tables.

In the event that COVID-19 restrictions are put back in place, the lodge will offer the breakfast as take-out. Proceeds will go towards replacement of the lodge porch decking.

Motorcycle Show and FXR Rally

Get your motor runnin’ Saturday, Aug. 28 at Northwest Motorcycles and Service’s 4th annual show, based at 1450 Cole St. in Enumclaw. There will be food, drinks, music and bikes galore in this block party, family-friendly event, the organizers say. It starts at 10 a.m.

REVUP Masterpiece Car Show

Keep your motor runnin’ that same day, Aug. 28, at the Thunder Dome Car Museum in Enumclaw at REVUP Energy’s Masterpiece Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features a burnout competition, car show, NASCAR simulator, food vendors and more.

Multi-week events

Washington Ren Faire

Party like it’s 1599 at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, open 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. the first three weekends of August on Saturdays and Sundays.

The three-weekend event promises full-contact jousting, archery, ax-throwing, falconry shows, live music, comedy, improv and much more. It all takes place in The Village of Merriwick, a fictional, late-16th century village reenacted on the Kelley Farm at 19401 Sumner Buckley Highway in Bonney Lake.

Each weekend features a different theme at the faire. August 7 and 8 are “Barbarians at the Gate,” August 14 and 15 are “Myths & Magic,” and August 21 and 22 are “Wandering Through Time.”

Tickets are available online at https://washingtonfaire.com/, and at the gate. Tickets include basic day and weekend passes and camping packages. Kids 5 years old and younger get in free.

Ongoing events

Thunder Dome Beer Garden

Half Lion Brewing will be hosting a beer garden every Friday evening from 3 to 8 p.m. this August at the Thunder Dome Car Museum, featuring live music and food. The admission fee is $1.

Sundays on Cole

Enumclaw’s open-air community market has returned to Cole Street and will run through Aug. 29. Local businesses and vendors will offer food, flowers, live music and more as four blocks of Cole Street are shut down to vehicle traffic every Sunday. The market is scheduled to be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Concerts set for summer run

Both Enumclaw and Buckley are hosting free, outdoor concerts this summer. In Buckley, the final 90-minute performance is Aug. 5 on the lawn next to the Youth Center, featuring the music of Paul McCartney by northwest band Wings N Things. Enumclaw’s series began July 30 and will run through August 27, with music each Friday at Rotary Centennial Park.

Farmers Market each Thursday

The Enumclaw Plateau Farmers Market has vendors lining First Street every Thursday, stretching north from Griffin Avenue. It’s open from 3 to 7 p.m. and will continue through September.

Wondering what’s up in Enumclaw?

Have a question about Enumclaw’s city government? Want to lodge a complaint or offer some positive feedback? The public has an opportunity in the form of “Coffee With the Mayor.” Jan Molinaro, who occupies the city’s top elective office, is available from 9 to 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave.

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