Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


Maifest, May 10, Leavenworth.

Balloon Stampede, May 9-11, Walla Walla.

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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.

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.


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

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.


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

Boise Music Festival, June 28, Boise.

British Columbia

Uno Fest, May 21-May 31, Victoria. 250-383-2663 or

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

Vancouver International Children’s Festival, May 27-June 1, Vancouver. 604-708-5655 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.