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Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


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

Cheese Days, July 11-13, Toledo.

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

Sunbonnet Sue Annual Quilt Show, July 18-20, Sequim.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival, July 18-20, Darrington.

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

Jazz in the Valley, July 25-27, Ellensburg.

Aquafest, July 25-27, Lake Stevens.

Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival, July 25-27, Stevenson.

Finnish American Folk Festival, July 25-27, Naselle.

Bryant Blueberry Festival, July 26, Arlington.

Index Arts Festival, Aug. 2, Index.

Summer Meltdown Music Festival, Aug. 7-10, Darrington.

Pierce County Fair, Aug. 7-10 Graham.

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

National Lentil Festival, Aug. 22-23, Pullman. 800-365-6948 or

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


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

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

Thunderegg Days & Festival, July 10-12, Nyssa. 541-372-3091 or

Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally, July 10-14, Baker City. 800-523-1235 or

Oregon Lavender Festival, July 11-13, Vida.


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

Lapwai Days, through July 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.

The Festival at Sandpoint, Aug. 1-11, Sandpoint. 888-265-4554 or

Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Festival, Aug. 2, Salmon. 208-756-2987 or

Magic Valley Beer Festival, Aug. 2, Twin Falls. 208-410-1836 or

Huckleberry Festival, Aug. 3, Sandpoint. 877-487-4643 or

Summer Fools Festival, Aug. 7-9, Hailey. 208-578-9122 or

British Columbia

Market Fest, through Aug. 22, Nelson. 250-354-1909 or

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

Pacific Rim Summer Festival, through July 20, Ucluelet. 250-726-2443 or

South Delta Jazz Festival, July 8-12, Delta. 604-946-1280 or

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 10-13, Nelson. 250-505-1114 or

Arts on the Fly Music & Dance Festival, July 11-12, Horsefly. 250-620-3344 or

Atlin Arts & Music Festival, July 11-13, Atlin. 867-335-1428 or

Squamish Nation Youth PowWow, July 11-13, North Vancouver, 778-228-6501 or

Pemberton Music Festival, July 16-20, Pemberton.

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

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