Planning ahead for events beyond Seattle


Bite of Orcas, May 24, Orcas Island.

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

Chamber Music Festival, June 5-28, Walla Walla.

Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver.

Sacajawea Blue Grass Festival & Dutch Rendezvous, June 13-15, Pasco.

Flag Day Parade, June 14, Ocean Shores.

Beach to Chowder Run, June 14, Long Beach.

Gorge Blues & Brews Festival, June 20-21, Stevenson.

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

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

Taste of Tacoma, June 27-29, Tacoma.


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

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

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.

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