A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

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Events beyond Seattle


Holiday Festival of the Arts, through Dec. 24, Bellingham. alliedarts.org.

Lake Chelan Winterfest, Jan. 16-25, Chelan. 509-682-3503 or lakechelanwinterfest.com.

Wenatchee Winter Wine Gala, Jan. 31, Wenatchee. wvmcc.org.

Red Wine & Chocolate, Feb. 14-16, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or wineyakimavalley.org.

Högloppet, Feb. 21, Leavenworth. 509-548-5477.

Wings Over Water Birding Festival, March 13-15, Blaine. wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April 1-30, Mt. Vernon. 360-428-5959.

Wenatchee Marathon, April 18, Wenatchee. 509-662-2066 or teddriven.com.

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, April 24-May 3, Wenatchee. 509-662-3616 or appleblossom.org.

Tour De Bloom, May 2-3, Wenatchee. wenatcheevalleyvelo.org.

Bloomsday, May 3, Spokane. bloomsday.org.

Wenatchee Bluegrass Festival, June 19-21, Cashmere. 509-548-1230 or cashmerecoffeehouse.com.

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 7-9, Medical Lake. bluewatersbluegrass.org.

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


ZooLights, through Jan. 4, Portland. oregonzoo.org.

Christmas Fantasy Trail, through Dec. 30, Oregon City. fantasytrail.com.

Enterprise Winterfest Celebration, Dec. 12-13, Enterprise. 541-426-3229 or wallowacountychamber.com.

Frozen Trail Runfest, Dec. 13, Eugene. level32racing.com.

Oysterfest & Seafood Extravaganza, Jan. 17, Junction City. 541-998-2828 or pfeiffervineyards.com.

Yachats Agate Festival, Jan. 17-18, Yachats. 800-929-0477 or yachats.org.

South Coast Writers Conference, Feb. 13-14, Gold Beach. 800-525-2334 or socc.edu.

Oregon Asian Celebration, Feb. 14-15, Eugene. asiancelebration.org.

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, Feb. 19-22, 541-265-8801 or seafoodandwine.com

Seaside Jazz Festival, Feb. 20-22, Seaside. 866-345-6257 or jazzseaside.com.

Cannon Beach Yoga Festival, March 6-8, Cannon Beach. 503-440-1649 or cannonbeachyogafestival.com.

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival, March 13-15, North Bend. 541-267-7665 or clambakejazz.com.

Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival, April 11, Albany. oregonscottishsociety.com.


McCall Winter Carnival, Jan. 30-Feb. 8, McCall. 208-634-7631 mccallchamber.org.

Fire and Ice Winter Fest, Feb. 7-8, Lava Hot Springs. fireice.lavahotsprings.org.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 25-28, Moscow. 208-885-5900 or uidaho.edu/jazzfest.

Priest Lake Spring Festival, May 23-24, Coolin. 208-443-3201 or peckycox.com/springfestival.

Treefort Music Fest, March 25-29, Boise. treefortmusicfest.com.

Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, June 6, Firth. 208-346-6870 or mbbf.org.

Parma Old Fort Boise Days, June 10-14, Parma. oldfortboisedays.com.

BioBlitz Festival, June 13, Nampa. 208-467-9278 or fws.gov.

Emmett Cherry Festival, June 17-20, Emmett. emmettcherryfestival.com.

The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival, July 11-12, Kuna. 208-922-4333 or thelavendermerchant.net.

Idaho International Summerfest, July 11-18, Rexburg. idahosummerfest.com.

Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour, July 12, Coeur d’Alene. 208-664-0987 or cdagardenclub.com.

Magic Valley Beer Festival, Aug. 1., Twin Falls. 208-410-1836 or magicvalleybeerfestival.com.

Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Festival, Aug. 1, Salmon. 208-756-2987 or salmonartscouncil.org.

Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 7-9, Ketchum. sunvalleycenter.org.

British Columbia

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, Jan 24-31, Whistler. whistler.com.

Rossland Winter Carnival, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Rossland. 250-362-5666 or rosslandwintercarnival.com.

Heritage Week, Feb. 16-22, Vancouver. 604-428-7243 or heritagebc.ca.

Galiano Literary Festival, Feb. 20-22, Galiano Island. 250-539-3340 or galianoliteraryfestival.com.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 14-22, Tofino. 250-726-7798 or pacificrimwhalefestival.com.

World Ski & Snowboard Festival, April 10-19, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or wssf.com.

Creston Valley Blossom Festival, May 15-18, Creston. 250-428-2214 or blossomfestival.ca.

Go Fest, May 15-18, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or greatoutdoorsfest.com.

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival, May 16-17, May 16-17, Victoria. 250-598-0120 or victoriahighlandgames.com.

Lund Shellfish Festival, May 23-24, Lund. lundbc.ca.

City of Bhangra Festival, May 28-June 6, Vancouver. 604-825-0223 or vibc.org.

Tourist info

Washington, 800-544-1800 or experiencewa.com

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or traveloregon.com

Idaho, 800-847-4843 or visitidaho.org

B.C., 800-435-5622 or hellobc.com