It’s the Rainier Valley’s turn to have their summer festivals. If you’re looking for a summer excuse to take light rail, this is your weekend.
On Saturday, August 18th, the City is shutting down Rainier Avenue through downtown Columbia City. The “Heritage Parade” runs from 11am-12:30pm, and the “street party” continues till 4. There will be the usual booths and amusements.
The very next day, one stop down is the Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival, from noon to 6pm in the park just behind the new apartments. Food, local music, and more booths.