Events beyond Seattle


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

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

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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.

Blues and Seafood Festival, Aug. 15-16, Ilwaco.

Everett Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 16, Everett.

Washington State International Kite Festival, Aug. 18-24, Long


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

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Sept. 5-7, Mukilteo.

Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival, Sept. 26-27, Richland.

Taste of Harvest Festival, Sept. 20, Wenatchee.

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


Oregon Jamboree, Aug. 1-3, Sweet Home. 541-367-8800 or

Wallowa County Fair, Aug. 2-9, Enterprise. 541-426-4097 or

Elephant Garlic Festival, Aug. 8-10, North Plains. 503-647-2619 or

Pirates Festival, Aug. 8-10, Brookings. 541-251-4422 or

Morrow County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 13-16, Heppner. 541-676-9474 or

Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival, Aug. 15-17, Milton-Freewater. 541-938-5563 or

Oregon Renaissance Festival, Aug. 16-17, Aug. 23-24, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Sept. 6-7, Sept. 13-14, Hillsboro. 971-271-9500 or


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

SummerFest, through July 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

Chief Looking Glass Powwow, Aug. 15-17, Kamiah. 208-935-2290 or

Idaho County Fair, Aug. 20-23, Grangeville. 208-879-2344 or

Sawtooth Salmon Festival, Aug. 22-23, Stanley. 800-878-7950 or

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, Aug. 27-31, Boise.

Paul Bunyan Days, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, St. Maries. 208-245-3563 or

Fall Fest, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Sandpoint. 877-487-4643 or

British Columbia

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

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

Kamloops Ribfest, Aug. 8-10, Kamloops.

Salmon Valley Woman’s Festival, Aug. 8-10, Prince George. 250-971-2223 or

Abbotsford International Airshow, Aug. 8-10, Abbotsford. 604-852-8511 or

Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival, Aug. 8-17, Whistler. 604-935-3357 or

Kaslo Guitar Festival, Aug. 11-16, Kaslo. 250-366-4623.

Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 14-17, Madeira Park. 604-989-3995 or

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Aug. 14-17, Sechelt. 604-885-9631 or

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Aug. 15-17, Salmon Arm. 250-833-4096 or

Princeton Traditional Music Festival, Aug. 15-17, Princeton. 250-295-6010 or

Tofino Lantern Festival, Aug. 17, Tofino. 250-725-2560 or

ROMP! A Festival of Independent Dance, Aug. 19-23, Victoria. 250-389-6059 or

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Aug. 21-Sept. 1, Victoria. 250-383-2663 or

Tourist info

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

B.C., 800-435-5622 or

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