Plan ahead for trips around the Pacific Northwest (beyond Seattle) and B.C. with this roundup of regional festivals and celebrations.

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Events beyond Seattle


Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, through Aug. 22, Eastsound. 360-376-6636 or

San Juan County Fair, Aug. 12-15, Friday Harbor.

Blues and Seafood, Aug. 14-15, Ilwaco. 360-642-2400 or

Orcas Island Artists’ Studio Tour, Aug. 14-16, Orcas Island. 360-376-6957 or

A Case of the Blues and All That Jazz, Aug. 15, Yakima.

Washington State International Kite Festival, Aug. 17-23, Long Beach Peninsula. 360-642-2400 or

Roslyn Art Festival, Aug. 22-23, Roslyn.

Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands, Aug. 30, Friday Harbor.

Methow Valley Rodeo, Sept. 5-6, Winthrop. 509-322-2651 or

Lopez Island Artists’ Studio Tour, Sept. 5-6, Lopez Island.

Chinook Arts Festival, Sept. 5-7, Chinook. 360-642-2400 or

Paint the Peninsula Plein Air Painting Competition, Sept. 7-13, Port Angeles.

Bellingham Bay Marathon, Sept. 27, Bellingham.

Old Apple Tree Festival, Oct. 3, Vancouver.

Water Music Festival, Oct. 9-10, Long Beach Peninsula. 360-261-1598 or

Orcas Island Film Festival, Oct. 9-12, Orcas Island.

Bite of the San Juan Islands, Oct. 25, Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Nov. 6-8, Friday Harbor.

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


Willamette Country Music Festival, Aug. 14-16, Brownsville. 541-928-0831 or

Cove Cherry and Arts Festival, Aug. 15, Cove. 541-568-4884 or

Music in the Meadow, Aug. 15-16, Sumpter. 800 523-1235 or

Lincoln County Fair, Aug. 15-16, Newport. 541-737-3742 or

IIPA Festival, Aug. 15-16, Portland. 503-206-4252.

Wild Rivers Music Festival, Aug. 15-16, Brooking. 541-373-3727 or

Northwest Comic Fest, Aug. 15-16, Salem. 503-383-1338 or

Harney County Fair, Sept. 2-6, Burns. 541-573-6166 or 541-573-2636.

Oregon Covered Bridge Festival, Sept. 4-6, Cottage Grove.

Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo, Sept. 4-7, 541-742-4222 or

Sublimity Harvest Festival, Sept. 11-12, Sublimity. 503) 769-3579 or

Gold Beach Brew and Art Festival, Sept. 12, Gold Beach. 541-490-1593 or

Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, Sept. 12-13, North Bend. 800-953-4800 or

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, Sept. 12-13, Kings Valley. 541-929-4897 or

Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, Sept. 12-13, North Bend. 800-953-4800 or

Mount Angel Oktoberfest, Sept. 17-20, Mount Angel. 855-899-6338 or


The Festival at Sandpoint, through Aug. 16, Sand Point.

Carmus Jamboree USA Festival, Aug. 14-15, Idaho Falls.

Bannock County Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 27-29, Pocatello.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, Sept. 2-6, Boise.

Fall Fest, Sept. 5-7, Sandpoint. 877-487-4643 or

Lewiston Roundup Rodeo, Sept. 9-12, Lewiston.

Orofino Lumberjack Days, Sept. 17-20, Orofino.

Sun Valley Harvest Festival, Sept. 18-20, Sun Valley.

Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Sept. 26, Boise.

Thousand Springs Festival, Sept. 26-27, Hagerman.

Old Boise Oktoberfest, Sept. 26, Boise.

Sun Valley Jazz Festival, Oct. 14-18, Sun Valley.

McCall Winter Carnival, Jan. 27-Feb. 5, McCall.

British Columbia

Whistler Freeride Mountain Bike Festival, through Aug. 16, Whistler.

World Class Chainsaw Carving Competition, Aug. 13-16, Hope. 604-869-1338.

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Aug. 14-16, Salmon Arm. 250-833-4096 or

Tofino Lantern Festival, Aug. 16, Tofino.

Nelson Fat Tire Festival, Aug. 20-23, Nelson.

Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival, Aug. 21-23, Rock Creek.

Wooden Boat Festival, Aug. 27-30, Granville Island. 604-688-9622 or

Vancouver Fringe Festival, Sept. 10-20, Vancouver. 604-257-0350 or

Cultural Heritage Festival, Sept. 19-Oct. 3, Tofino.

Horsefly Salmon Festival, Sept. 26-27, Horsefly.

International Artist Day Festival, Oct. 23-25, White Rock.

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 2-6, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or

Tourist info

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-847-4843 or

B.C., 800-435-5622 or