Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle
Bloomsday, May 4, Spokane. bloomsday.org.
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Balloon Stampede, May 9-11, Walla Walla. wallawallaballoonstampede.com.
Cider and Mead Festival, May 10, Eastsound, Orcas Island. orcasislandciderfest.org.
Penn Cove Water Festival, May 10, Coupeville. 360-682-5250 or penncovewaterfestival.com.
Spokane Lilac Festival, May 10-17, Spokane. spokanelilacfestival.org.
Spring Barrel Tasting, May 17-18, Chelan. lakechelanwinevalley.com.
Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous, June 13-15, Pasco. mctama.org/sacajawea-bluegrass-festival.
Bite of Orcas, May 24, Orcas Island. visitsanjuans.com.
San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour, May 31-June 1, Friday Harbor. sanjuanislandartists.com.
Flag Day Parade, June 14, Ocean Shores. oceanshoresact.com.
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, June 20-22, Wenatchee. cashmerecoffeehouse.com/wrbfest.htm.
Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver. vancouverusamarathon.com.
Sand and Sawdust Festival, June 27-29, Ocean Shores. oceanshoresact.com.
Beach to Chowder Run, June 14, Long Beach. beachtochowder.com.
Taste of Tacoma, June 27-29, Tacoma. tasteoftacoma.com/.
Doggie Olympic Games, June 27-28, Long Beach. doggieolympicgames.com.
Cheese Days, July 11-13, Toledo. toledolionsclub.org/cheesedays.html.
Aquafest, July 25-27, Lake Stevens. aquafest.org.
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, Toledo. washingtonbluegrassassociation.org.
Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or des.wa.gov
Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, through May 4, Woodburn. 503-634-2243 or woodenshoe.com.
America’s Wild Rivers Coast Wine and Music Festival, May 9-10, Gold Beach. 541-247-0923 or goldbeachchamber.com.
Grande Ronde Spring Fest and Birdathon, May 16-19, La Grande. 800-848-9969 or unioncountychamber.org/pages/SpringFest.
Mount Pisgah Wildflower and Music Festival, May 18, Eugene. mountpisgaharboretum.com.
Hog Wild Days, May 30-June 1, Island City. 541-963-5017 or 541-963-8588.
Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games, June 13-15, Newport. 541-574-936 or ncfhg.com.
Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest, June 21, Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623.
Eastern Oregon Beer Festival, June 21, La Grande. 541-963-1223 or eobeerfest.org.
Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, June 28-20, Lincoln City. 800-452-2151 or oregoncoast.org.
Spring Jam Bluegrass Festival, May 15-18, Kamiah. 208-935-2290 or idahosawtoothbluegrass.org/index.html.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 23-24, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Port-Neuf Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous, May 30-June 1, McCammon. 208-237-4475 or portneufmuzzleloaders.com.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival, May 30-Sept. 28, Boise. 208-429-9908 or idahoshakespeare.org.
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, June 7, Firth. 208-346-6870 or mbbf.org.
Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 7, Riggins. 800-992-3484 or bigwaterblowout.com.
Emmett Cherry Festival, June 11-14, Emmett. emmettidaho.com.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival, June 16-21, Weiser. fiddlecontest.org.
Boise Music Festival, June 28, Boise. boisemusicfestival.com.
Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, May 1-11, Kelowna. thewinefestivals.com.
Tofino Shorebird Festival, May 2-4, Tofino. 250-725-2560 or raincoasteducation.org.
Squamish Culture and Heritage Festival, May 2-3, Squamish. squamishhistory.ca.
Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival, May 5-11, Invermere. 888-342-2473 or wingsovertherockies.org.
Silver City Days, May 8-11, Trail. 250-364-0918.
Kootenay Children’s Festival, May 10, Cranbrook. 250-417-4061 or cranbrookchamber.com.
Nelson Garden Festival, May 10, Nelson. 250-354-1909 or ecosociety.ca.
Princeton Rodeo, May 10-11, Princeton. 250-295-3103 or rodeobc.com.
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, May 16-19, Surrey. 604-576-9461 or cloverdalerodeo.com.
Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival, May 30-June 1, Vancouver. 866-688-0504 or eat-vancouver.com.
Vancouver Craft Beer Week, May 30-June 7, Vancouver. 604-618-1963 or vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.
Washington, 866-964-8913, ext. 3249, or experiencewa.com
Oregon, 800-547-7842 or traveloregon.com
Idaho, 800-635-7820 or visitid.org
British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or hellobc.com
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