One of the first signs of Spring in the Pacific Northwest is the annual Penn Cove Mussel Fest, set for this Saturday and Sunday in the town...
One of the first signs of Spring in the Pacific Northwest is the annual Penn Cove Mussel Fest, set for this Saturday and Sunday in the town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Events include music, a “Mussel, Beer and Wine Garden” on Saturday, tours of the Penn Cove Shellfish farm, a chowder tasting and mussel cooking demonstrations. Tickets are on sale at the Coupeville Recreation Center. For information, see www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com, or call 360-678-5434.
Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, Friday through Sunday, Lynden. 360-671-4247 or www.whatcomhomeshow.com
Beachcombers Fun Fair, Saturday-Sunday, Ocean Shores. 360-289-4411 or www.oceanshores.org/todo/event.htm
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White Pass Winter Carnival, Saturday-Sunday, White Pass. 509-672-3101 or www.skiwhitepass.com
Winthrop Balloon Roundup, March 7-9, Winthrop. 509-672-3101 or www.winthropwashington.com/winthrop/balloon.html
Driftwood Show & Glass Float Round-Up, March 15-16, Grayland. 360-267-2003 or www.cranberrycoastcoc.com
Olympic Bird Fest, April 4-6, Sequim. 360-681-4076 or www.olympicbirdfest.org
Washington Coast Clean Up, April 26, various beach locations. 206-220-4279 or www.olympiccoastcleanup.us
Victorian Festival, May 2-4, Port Townsend. 360-379-0668 or www.victorianfestival.org
Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html
Nye Beach Murder Mystery, March 8-9, Nye Beach. 541-265-6262 or www.nyecottage.com/nyebeach_events.html
Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace, through March 10, McMinnville. 503-434-4180 or www.sprucegoose.org
Taste of Tillamook County, March 15-16, Tillamook. 503-842-2236 or www.tasteoftillamookcounty.com
Astoria-Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival, April 25-27, Astoria. 503-325-6311 or www.oldoregon.com/Pages/crabfestandevents.htm
Dinosaurs: China’s Ancient Giants, through Sept. 1, Portland. 503-797-4000 or www.omsi.edu/dinos
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 28, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org
Black and White Ball with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, Friday, Coeur d’Alene. 208-765-3833 or www.cdasymphony.org
Wine Stein and Dine, Friday, Post Falls. 208-773-5016 or www.visitidaho.org
Tubapalooza Music & Sled Festival, Saturday, McCall. 208-315-2819 or www.visitidaho.org/thingstodo
Coeur d’Alene Film Festival, May 2-3, Coeur d’Alene. www.cdafilmfestival.com
Celebration 2010, through Friday, Vancouver. 604-938-9221 or www.whistlerartscouncil.com
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, through Sunday, Vancouver. 604-873-3311 or www.playhousewinefest.com
CelticFest Vancouver, March 12-16, Vancouver. 604-683-8331 or www.celticfestvancouver.com
Play Dome, March 15-20, Vancouver. 604-669-2300 or www.bcplacestadium.com/playdome08.shtml
Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 15-22, Tofino. 250-725-3879 or www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com
River of Memory: Photographic Exhibition, through April 30, Victoria. 250-387-3207 or www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Washington: 800-544-1800 or www.experiencewashington.com
Oregon: 800-547-7842 or www.traveloregon.com
Idaho: 800-635-7820 or www.visitid.org
British Columbia: 800-435-5622 or www.hellobc.com
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