Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, through April, Mount Vernon. www.tulipfestival.org.
Spring Fair, April 18-21, Puyallup. www.thefair.com/spring-fair.
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo, April 20-21, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com.
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Chelan Nouveau, April 20-21, 27-28, Lake Chelan. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.
Dragon Boat Festival, April 27. Olympia. www.stmartin.edu/oipd/events/dragonboat.
Spring Barrel Tasting, April 26-28, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Shorebird Festival, April 26-28, Hoquiam. www.shorebirdfestival.com.
Tour de Lopez bicycle ride, April 27, Lopez Island. 360-468-4664 or www.lopezisland.com.
Mount Rainier Spring Wine Tasting & Brew Festival, April 27, Ashford. www.road-to-paradise.com.
Loyalty Days, May 4-5, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or www.loyaltydayslongbeach.com.
Bloomsday, May 5, Spokane. www.bloomsdayrun.org.
Gig Harbor Beer Festival, May 11, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborbeerfestival.com.
Spring Barrel Tasting, May 18-19, Lake Chelan. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.
World’s Longest Garage Sale, May 24-27, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com.
SummerFest, May 25-27, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com.
San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour, June 1-2, San Juan Island. 360 378-5594 or www.sanjuanislandartists.com.
CruiZin Chelan, June 7-8, Lake Chelan. www.cruzinchelan.com.
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, June 20-22, Walla Walla. celebratewallawalla.squarespace.com.
Friday Harbor Art Market, Fridays, June 21-Aug. 30, Friday Harbor.
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, Winthrop. www.winthropbluesfestival.org.
Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html.
Hood River Blossom Time, April 12-28, Hood River. www.hoodriver.org.
Tualatin River Bird Festival
, May 18, Sherwood, 503-625-5944 or
Festival of Balloons, June 21-23, Tigard, 503-612-8213 or www.tigardballoon.org.
Battle of the Bones, June 21-23, Central Point. www.battleofthebones.com.
Fruit Loop Wine Celebration, June 22-23, Hood River. 541-386-7697 or www.hoodriverfruitloop.com.
North American Organic Brewers Festival, June 27-30, Portland. www.naobf.org.
Dubois Grouse Days, April 26-27, Idaho Falls. 208-313-2730 or www.grousedays.org.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival, May 23-27, Sun Valley. www.visitsunvalley.com.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 24-25, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 1, Riggins. www.bigwaterblowout.com.
Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, June 29-July 7, Sun Valley. 208-726-3423 or www.ridesunvalley.com.
4 Summit Challenge, July 27, Cascade. 208-630-4493 or www.visitidaho.org.
World Ski & Snowboard Festival, April 12-21, Whistler. 604-938-3399 or www.wssf.com.
Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay, April 13, Fernie. 250-423-4655 or www.SkiFernie.com.
Upper Island Music Festival, through April 14, Nanaimo. 250-390-9192 or www.nanaimomusicfestival.com.
Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, April 17-20, Duncan. 250-746-7930 or aff.cowichan.net.
Bluegrass Jamboree, April 18-20, Quesnel. 250-992-5696 or www.quesnelcountrybluegrass.org.
Victoria Harbour Boat Show, April 18-21, Victoria. 604-683-2628 or 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