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September 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

3 getaways for this weekend, from Victoria to Lake Chelan

1 Three cheers for many beers in Victoria

3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Athletic Park, Victoria, B.C.; $40 daily admission, beer tokens $1.50 each.

Victoria, B.C., is Beer Central this weekend. (McClatchy Newspapers photo)

Victoria, B.C., is Beer Central this weekend. (McClatchy photo)

The world has lots of worries about shortages: oil shortages, food shortages, water shortages. But take comfort in this: This weekend, the Olde English-style city of Victoria, B.C., will have no beer shortages. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft brewers from British Columbia and across Canada, and almost 25 American beer makers. If you leave thirsty, it’s nobody’s fault but your own, eh?

2 Arts fair and sand sculpture in Port Angeles

Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Port Angeles City Pier; $2 admission to access sand sculptures.

Watching the moon from an observation tower at the City Pier in Port Angeles. (AP Photo)

Watching the moon from an observation tower at the City Pier in Port Angeles. (AP Photo)

It’s supposed to be a hot weekend, so cool off in the marine air of Port Angeles during the Arts in Action street fair. There will be live music, food, juried arts and crafts, art demonstrations, and international master sand sculptors competing on the beach.

3 A late-summer run in Chelan

Saturday, Sept. 6, on Lake Chelan; in-person registration at Chelan’s Vin du Lac Winery open until 8 p.m. Friday; $105 for marathon, $85 for half-marathon, $65 for 10K ($5 less online through Thursday)

 

Run past vineyards and scenic hills of Lake Chelan. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

Run past vineyards and scenic hills of Lake Chelan. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

Run like it’s the last big hurrah of summer. The Lake Chelan Shore-to-Shore Marathon (and Half-Marathon) is Saturday, with about 600 runners expected to descend on Central Washington’s Party Central. The weather forecast is for sunny and low 80s. Prizes include wine from vineyards on the lakeshore. It’s the season’s last Boston Marathon qualifier in the Northwest, with runners coming from as far away as New York and South Korea.

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