Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza, March 21-23, Ocean Shores.

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Iron Man Strong Ale Festival, April 5, Stevenson.

Leavenworth Film Festival, April 5, Leavenworth.

Taste Leavenworth, April 5, Leavenworth.

Washington State Spring Fair, April 10-13, Puyallup.

Feast Walla Walla, April 12, Walla Walla.

Leavenworth Ale-Fest, April 12, Leavenworth.

Razor Clam Festival, April 19-20, Long Beach Peninsula.

Black Lake Fishing Derby, April 26, Ilwaco.

Washington Comedy Festival, April 26, Wenatchee.

Bloomsday, May 4, Spokane.

Maifest, May 10, Leavenworth.

Balloon Stampede, May 9-11, Walla Walla.

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

Spokane Lilac Festival, May 10-17, Spokane.

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

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

Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver.

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, March 29-May 4, Woodburn. 503-634-2243 or

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, April 25-27, Astoria. 800-875-6807 or

Oregon Garden Brewfest, April 25-27, 503-874-8100 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.

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

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


Salmon River Jet Boat Races, April 18-20, Riggins.

Weippe Camas Festival, May 23-24, Weippe. 208-435-4058.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, May 30-Sept. 28, Boise. 208-429-9908 or

British Columbia

Victoria French Fest, March 6-9, Victoria. 250-388-7350 or

Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 13-16, Kamloops. 888-763-2224 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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