Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle

Washington

Bloomsday, May 4, Spokane. bloomsday.org.

Maifest, May 10, Leavenworth. leavenworth.org.

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
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Oregon

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.


Idaho

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.

British Columbia


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.

Tourist information

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

Send listings at least a month in advance to travelcalendar@seattletimes.com or mail to Travel Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.