Come join us on Friday, September 10, 2010 in Newcastle's downtown starting at 3pm for the Newcastle Days Kick-off Sidewalk Sale Event and on September 11, 2010 in Lake Boren Park to celebrate Newcastle's Sixteenth Birthday!

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Newcastle Days

Activities

Come and join in the free festivities - you can listen to live bands while watching dance performances, strolling along to the food booths, visiting the Beer & Wine Garden for a taste of the bubbly, and taking the children to the pony rides, inflatable toys, and the pet parade - fun for the whole family!

Well-known TV and local star, Lance Lambert will serve as emcee as Saturday’s events kick-off at 11 a.m. with the Boy Scout and Cub Scout Pack 499 Honor Guard performing the presentation of colors.

Beer & Wine Garden

Saturday also features another event – back by popular demand – a wine and beer garden.  Open between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. this event is being sponsored by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce.  Wine (from at least 5 different wineries) and beer will be available “by the glass,” and by the bottle to enjoy at home. This event is for adults, 21 and over, and IDENTIFICATION WILL BE CHECKED/CONFIRMED.

KCPW's Washington's Most Wanted

KCPQ’s  WASHINGTON’S MOST WANTED vehicle along with the show’s co host – Myrle Carner, will be featured at the CRIME STOPPERS OF PUGET SOUND booth!  The WMW vehicle will arrive with Myrle at 2:00 pm.  The CRIME STOPPERS OF PUGET SOUND booth will be manned with Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and volunteers including (retired) Bellevue Police DARE Detective – Bob Oliver.

September is CRIME STOPPERS month and CRIME STOPPERS OF PUGET SOUND is pleased to participate in Newcastle Days as one it its kick-off events as part of the launch of their new campaign of crimestoppersnow.comCrimestoppersnow.com partners with Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers and area law enforcement agencies in September to focus on preventing “Elder Abuse,” along with their regular program of offering up to $1000 rewards for anonymous tips leading to the arrest and charging of serious criminals

Newcastle Historical Society's Booth

Come and take a peek at Newcastle Historical Society's booth and meet a legend in his own right,92-year-old Milt Swanson, co-president of the society and a former Newcastle miner.  He loves to share stories about Newcastle's past and is truly a City treasure.

You are invited to visit the nearby  Newcastle Historical Cemetery  from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Coal was first discovered here in 1863 at the same time Seattle was established. Our coal was King County's biggest industry in the 1880's and helped make Seattle the dominant port on Puget Sound.It mainly went to fuel the growing town of San Francisco after the big migration following the Gold Rush.

Come to the booth and find out even more interesting history about Newcastle.

Family Fun

There will be plenty of things for the whole family besides the food, booths, performers, and live music. During the day children will be able to enjoy pony rides, inflatable toys, and a pet parade. Check out the schedule for times.