Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 through 8, carnival 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and during all fair hours Sunday, Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; youth agriculture exhibits and competitions, live entertainment; admission $6 to $9 daily, free for ages 5 and under, three-day passes $18; 360-629-4121; www.stanwoodcamanofair.org.
Index Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. art displays, children’s activities and poetry readings, live music 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all on Aug. 7, 503 Ave. A, Index; free; 360-793-4162; www.indexartsgroup.org.
Skagit County Fair &Rodeo: Aug. 11 through 14, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-9453; www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds.
Sand sculpting contest: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Marina Beach Park, 498 Admiral Way S., Edmonds; free; participants supply buckets and shovels; 425-771-0230.
Jetty Island Days: Depart from Everett’s 10th Street boat launch every half-hour, 10 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Sundays, return ferries at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour through Sept. 6; group tours, campfire programs, nature walks, children’s crafts, interpretive hut, puppet shows; donations welcome for trip itself; required $3 parking fee at boat launch Fridays through Sundays; 425-257-8304; www.everettwa.org/parks.
National Garden Railway Convention: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 through 8, Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $40 to $115; 360-652-2311; www.ngrc2010.com.