Annual Hog Loppet, Feb. 23, 509-548-5477 or skileavenworth.com.
Mystery Weekend: “Gone with the Tide,” Feb. 23-24, Langley, Whidbey Island. 360-221-6765 or www.visitlangley.com.
Washington State Winter Special Olympics, Feb. 28-March 3, Wenatchee (Mission Ridge). www.sowa.org.
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Spring Studio Tour, March 1-3, Coupeville. www.WhidbeyWorkingArtists.com.
Dummy Downhill, March 30, Wenatchee (Mission Ridge). 509-663-6543 or www.missionridge.com.
Ho-Down Sho-Down BBQ & Brewfest, April 6, Wenatchee. www.missionridge.com.
Spring Barrel Tasting, April 26-28, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Tour de Lopez bicycle event, April 27. Lopez Island. 360-468-4664 or www.lopezisland.com.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2, La Grande. 541-963-4617 or www.eofilmfest.com.
Tualatin Valley Gem Show, March 8-10, Hillsboro, 503-648-1416.
Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show, March 22-24, Portland, 503-880-3642 or www.betterlivingshow.org.
Hood River Blossom Time, April 12-28, Hood River. www.hoodriver.org.
Tualatin River Bird Festival, May 18, Sherwood, (503) 625-5944 or tualatinriverbirdfestival.org.
Festival of Balloons, June 21-23, Tigard, 503-612-8213 or www.tigardballoon.org.
Oregon Brewers Festival, July 24-28, Portland. www.oregonbrewfest.com.
Sawtooth Ski Festival, March 2-3, Stanley, 800-878-7950 or visitid.org.
Sun Valley Film Festival, March 14-17, Sun Valley. 208-928-7818 or www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.
Treefort Music Festival, March 21-24, Boise. 208-721-2887 or treefortmusicfest.com.
Dubois Grouse Days, April 26-27, Idaho Falls. 208-313-2730 or www.grousedays.org.
Coldsmoke Powder Fest, Feb. 22-24, Kootenay. www.coldsmokepowderfest.com.
Griz Days Winter Festival, March 1-3, Fernie. 250-423-6868 or www.tourismfernie.com.
Upper Island Music Festival, March 1-April 14, Nanaimo. 250-390-9192 or www.nanaimomusicfestival.com.
Fire and Ice Show, through March 3, Whistler. whistlerblackcomb.com
Chutzpah! Festival, through March 3, Vancouver, http://chutzpahfestival.com
Victoria Harbour Boat Show, April 18-21, Victoria. 604-683-2628 www.bcyba.com.
Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival, May 23-25, Penticton. 250-493-8800 or www.okchildrensfest.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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