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Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM


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Take a bicycle ride through Yakima's wine region

Cyclists are invited to ride through Washington wine country on their way to the Prosser Balloon Festival Sept. 23-24. The ride begins Saturday, Sept. 23, in Yakima, with scheduled stops at more than 50 wineries in the Yakima Valley. This is a fully supported ride, with lunch at one of the wineries and a chaser vehicle that transports wine and items for participants to purchase along the route. Call 800-221-0751 or see for more details.


National Lentil Festival, Friday-Saturday, Pullman. 509-334-3565 or

Northwest Washington Fair, through Saturday, Lynden. 360-354-4111 or

Bellingham Festival of Music , through Sunday, Bellingham. 360-676-5997 or

Washington State International Kite Festival, Monday through August 27, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or

Makah Days, Aug. 25-27, Neah Bay. 360-645-2201 or

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, Aug. 25-27, Vancouver. 360-906-0441 or

Kittitas County Fair , Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Ellensburg. 509-962-7639 or

Olympic Music Festival, through Sept. 10, Quilcene. 206-527-8839 or

Dinner Steam Train, through Oct. 15, Chehalis. 360-748-9593 or

Lewis and Clark in Walla Walla Country, through Oct. 31, Walla Walla. 509-525-7703 or

Washington State

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


Van Gogh Days , through the end of August, Hood River. 541-386-4622 or

Oregon Vintage Festival , Sept. 1-3, McMinnville. 503-434-4023 or

Winged Wonders , through Sept. 4, Portland. 503-226-1561 or

Pendleton Round-Up , Sept. 13-16, Pendleton. 541-276-2553 or

Oregon Shakespeare Festival , through Oct. 29, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or

Portland Farmers Market , through Dec. 16, Portland. 503-241-0032 or


Summer Theatre , through Saturday, Coeur d'Alene. 208-769-7780 or

Sun Valley Ice Shows , through Sept. 9, Sun Valley. 208-622-2135 or

Art Walk , through Dec. 8, Coeur d'Alene. 208-664-3194 or

British Columbia

The Free-B Film Festival 2006 , Saturday & Aug. 26, Victoria. 250-389-0444 or

Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival , through Aug. 27, Vancouver. 604-844-1615 or

The Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition , Saturday through Sept. 4, Vancouver. 604-253-2311 or

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival , through Sept. 24, Vancouver. 604-739-0559 or

Tourism offices

Washington: 877-260-2731

Oregon: 800-547-7842

Idaho: 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia: 800-663-6000 or

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