For families, Labor Day Weekend is a bittersweet time. With school typically starting the week after, these three days at the start of September mark the end of summer vacation. As if to preview those busy fall schedules ahead, Labor Day never fails to provide plenty to fill calendars.
On this year's hit list: a dedicated makers space outside The Vera Project, a Silent Disco dance party at Chihuly Garden and Glass and the beloved Youngershoot at Seattle Children's Museum. So while, of course, there are plenty of alternatives to this local music festival, it's hard to beat a lineup that seems to only get more stacked every year.
But, wait! That's not all
A stone's throw from the action at Seattle Center is PAX West. For the uninitiated, the four-day event is one of the West Coast's biggest gaming festivals, annually drawing thousands to the Washington State Convention Center to partake in all things digital and tabletop.
This year didn't disappoint, either. If your resident Fortnite fan hasn't already talked your ear off, PAX West 2018 had — brace yourself — Fortnite mini-golf.
Yes, you read that correctly. The incredibly popular game took over two floors across the street from the Convention Center and turned them into a gamer's paradise. Fans lined up hours in advance to snag one of the coveted tee times. Who can blame them when, among other treats, golfers received four custom Fortnite pins after completing all nine holes?
Oh, and did we mention the professional Fortnite cosplayers roaming the green? A personal favorite: The bush, with whom I saw more than one fan do The Random.
And so, as we move into falling leaves and pumpkin patches, let's take a moment to enjoy this final hurray of summer. From Fortnite mini-golf to auditory wonders at Seattle Center, summer 2018 offered plenty to keep us dreaming of sunny days during the winter months ahead.