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...

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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, or call 360-678-5434.


Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, Friday through Sunday, Lynden. 360-671-4247 or

Beachcombers Fun Fair, Saturday-Sunday, Ocean Shores. 360-289-4411 or

White Pass Winter Carnival, Saturday-Sunday, White Pass. 509-672-3101 or

Winthrop Balloon Roundup, March 7-9, Winthrop. 509-672-3101 or

Driftwood Show & Glass Float Round-Up, March 15-16, Grayland. 360-267-2003 or

Olympic Bird Fest, April 4-6, Sequim. 360-681-4076 or

Washington Coast Clean Up, April 26, various beach locations. 206-220-4279 or

Victorian Festival, May 2-4, Port Townsend. 360-379-0668 or

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


Nye Beach Murder Mystery, March 8-9, Nye Beach. 541-265-6262 or

Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace, through March 10, McMinnville. 503-434-4180 or

Taste of Tillamook County, March 15-16, Tillamook. 503-842-2236 or

Astoria-Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival, April 25-27, Astoria. 503-325-6311 or

Dinosaurs: China’s Ancient Giants, through Sept. 1, Portland. 503-797-4000 or

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 28, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or


Black and White Ball with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra, Friday, Coeur d’Alene. 208-765-3833 or

Wine Stein and Dine, Friday, Post Falls. 208-773-5016 or

Tubapalooza Music & Sled Festival, Saturday, McCall. 208-315-2819 or

Coeur d’Alene Film Festival, May 2-3, Coeur d’Alene.

British Columbia

Celebration 2010, through Friday, Vancouver. 604-938-9221 or

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, through Sunday, Vancouver. 604-873-3311 or

CelticFest Vancouver, March 12-16, Vancouver. 604-683-8331 or

Play Dome, March 15-20, Vancouver. 604-669-2300 or

Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 15-22, Tofino. 250-725-3879 or

River of Memory: Photographic Exhibition, through April 30, Victoria. 250-387-3207 or

Tourism offices

Washington: 800-544-1800 or

Oregon: 800-547-7842 or

Idaho: 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia: 800-435-5622 or

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