Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


Chamber Music Festival, June 5-28, Walla Walla.

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Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver.

Sacajawea Blue Grass Festival & Dutch Rendezvous, June 13-15, Pasco.

Beach to Chowder Run, June 14, Long Beach.

Flag Day Parade, June 14, Ocean Shores.

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, June 20-22, Wenatchee.

Gorge Blues & Brews Festival, June 20-21, Stevenson.

Friday Harbor Art Market, Fridays June 20-Aug. 29, Friday Harbor. 360-472-0216.

Sand and Sawdust Festival, June 27-29, Ocean Shores.

Taste of Tacoma, June 27-29, Tacoma.

Doggie Olympic Games, June 27-28, Long Beach.

Cheese Days, July 11-13, Toledo.

Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival, July 12-13, Pend Oreille.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival, July 18-20, Darrington.

Columbia River Gorge Bluegrass Festival, July 24-27, Stevenson.

Aquafest, July 25-27, Lake Stevens.

Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, Toledo.


Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games, June 13-15, Newport. 541-574-936 or

Festival of Balloons, June 20-22, Tigard. 503-612-8213 or

Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest, June 21, Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623.

Eastern Oregon Beer Festival, June 21, La Grande. 541-963-1223 or

Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival, June 27-29, Roseburg. 541-672-2532 or

Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, June 28-20, Lincoln City. 800-452-2151 or

World Beat Festival, June 28-29, Salem, 503-581-2004 or

Elgin Stampede, July 10-13, Elgin. 541-963-2136 or

Marion County Fair, July 10-13, Salem. 503-585-9998 or

Oregon Lavender Festival, July 11-13, Vida.


Idaho Shakespeare Festival, through Sept. 28, Boise. 208-429-9908 or

Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, June 7, Firth. 208-346-6870 or

Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 7, Riggins. 800-992-3484 or

Emmett Cherry Festival, June 11-14, Emmett.

National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival, June 16-21, Weiser.

Boise Music Festival, June 28, Boise.

Lapwai Days, July 5-12, Lapwai. 208-843-2212 or

Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour, July 13, Coeur d’Alene.

Mountain Music Festival, July 19, Sandpoint.

SummerFest, July 20-26, McCall.

British Columbia

Steamfest, through Oct. 30, Penticton. 250-492-0403 or

City of Bhangra Festival, through June 7, Vancouver.

Cache Creek Graffiti Days, June 6-8, Cache Creek. 888-457-7661 or

Gibsons Landing June Jazz Festival, June 20-22, Gibsons.

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, June 20-22, Vancouver. 604-688-2382 or

Pemberton Music Festival, July 16-20, Vancouver.

Tourist information

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

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