Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


Bloomsday, May 4, Spokane.

Maifest, May 10, Leavenworth.

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Balloon Stampede, May 9-11, Walla Walla.

Cider and Mead Festival, May 10, Eastsound, Orcas Island.

Penn Cove Water Festival, May 10, Coupeville. 360-682-5250 or

Spokane Lilac Festival, May 10-17, Spokane.

Spring Barrel Tasting, May 17-18, Chelan.

Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous, June 13-15, Pasco.

Bite of Orcas, May 24, Orcas Island.

San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour, May 31-June 1, Friday Harbor.

Flag Day Parade, June 14, Ocean Shores.

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

Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver.

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

Beach to Chowder Run, June 14, Long Beach.

Taste of Tacoma, June 27-29, Tacoma.

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

Cheese Days, July 11-13, Toledo.

Aquafest, July 25-27, Lake Stevens.

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

Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or


Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, through May 4, Woodburn. 503-634-2243 or

America’s Wild Rivers Coast Wine and Music Festival, May 9-10, Gold Beach. 541-247-0923 or

Grande Ronde Spring Fest and Birdathon, May 16-19, La Grande. 800-848-9969 or

Mount Pisgah Wildflower and Music Festival, May 18, Eugene.

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

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

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

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


Spring Jam Bluegrass Festival, May 15-18, Kamiah. 208-935-2290 or

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

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, May 30-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.

British Columbia

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, May 1-11, Kelowna.

Tofino Shorebird Festival, May 2-4, Tofino. 250-725-2560 or

Squamish Culture and Heritage Festival, May 2-3, Squamish.

Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival, May 5-11, Invermere. 888-342-2473 or

Silver City Days, May 8-11, Trail. 250-364-0918.

Kootenay Children’s Festival, May 10, Cranbrook. 250-417-4061 or

Nelson Garden Festival, May 10, Nelson. 250-354-1909 or

Princeton Rodeo, May 10-11, Princeton. 250-295-3103 or

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, May 16-19, Surrey. 604-576-9461 or

Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival, May 30-June 1, Vancouver. 866-688-0504 or

Vancouver Craft Beer Week, May 30-June 7, Vancouver. 604-618-1963 or

Tourist information

Washington, 866-964-8913, ext. 3249, or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

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