Annual Jake The Alligator Man 75th Birthday Party & Car Show
August 7-8 Long Beach, WA (address and info)
There’s a lot going on here, so let’s break this down. Jake the Alligator man is the legend of the half-man, half-alligator discovered in a Florida swamp, whose mummified body is on display at Marsh’s Free Museum in Long Beach, Washington. And as one does with the presence of a half-man, half-alligator, the mummified husk was appointed the town mascot. So every year, Long Beach celebrates Jake’s 75th Birthday (yes, he doesn't age) with a Burlesque Bachelor Party, a pageant to choose “The Bride of Jake,” and an all-ages, all-day birthday party that includes live music, a bounce house for the kids, a police-escorted cake parade, and also a Car Show thrown in there real quick, because why not?
Don’t Miss It: This year’s theme is Sea Monsters & Sea Hags, which will make for quite the Burlesque Show on Friday. It features dancer Nina Nightshade and “the original sea hag herself,” host MeduSirena -- a fire-eating mermaid. Surely you know a couple already.