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Coming up: events across the region

A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

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Gig Harbor Beer Festival, May 11, Gig Harbor.

Cleanwater Classic, May 18-19, Westport. 360-220-5735.

Spring Barrel Tasting, May 18-19, Lake Chelan.

World’s Longest Garage Sale, May 24-27, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or

SummerFest, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or

San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour, June 1-2, San Juan Island. 360 378-5594 or .

CruiZin Chelan, June 7-8, Lake Chelan.

Northwest Garlic Festival, June 15-16, Ocean Park, 888-751-9354 or

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, June 20-22, Walla Walla.

Friday Harbor Art Market, Fridays, June 21-Aug. 30, Friday Harbor.


Doggie Olympic Games, June 28-29, Long Beach, 800-451-2542 or

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, Winthrop.

Three Days of Aloha Hawaiian Festival, July 25-27, Vancouver,

Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, July 25-28, Stevenson,

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


McMenamins’ UFO Festival, May 17-18, McMinnville.

Tualatin River Bird Festival , May 18, Sherwood, 503-625-5944 or .

Festival of Balloons, June 21-23, Tigard, 503-612-8213 or

Battle of the Bones, June 21-23, Central Point.

Fruit Loop Wine Celebration, June 22-23, Hood River. 541-386-7697 or .

North American Organic Brewers Festival, June 27-30, Portland.

Hood River County Fair, July 24-27, Odell.

Oregon Brewers Festival, July 24-28, Portland.

Van Gogh Days, Aug. 3-4, Hood River. 800-548-2243 or


Race the Joe, May 17-19, St. Maries. 208-890-3868 or

Sun Valley Wellness Festival, May 23-27, Sun Valley. .

Weippe Camas Festival, May 24-25, Weippe. 208-435-4058.

Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 1, Riggins.

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, June 29-July 7, Sun Valley. 208-726-3423 or

4 Summit Challenge, July 27, Cascade. 208-630-4493 or .

British Columbia

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, through May 12, Kelowna. 250-861-6654 or .

Orecrusher XC Bike Race, May 11, Brackendale,

BC Spot Prawn Festival, May 11, Vancouver,

Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival, May 23-25, Penticton. 250-493-8800 or

Vancouver International Childrens Festival, May 27-June 2, Vancouver. 604-708-5655 or

Vancouver Craft Beer Week, May 31-June 8, Vancouver.

604-618-1963 or

Quadra Island Studio Tour, June 1-2, Quathiaski Cove, .

Spilli Chili Cook-Off Festival, June 1, Spillimacheen. 250-346-3306 or

Sooke’s Secret Garden Tour, June 2, Sooke. 250-642-1397.

Tough Mudder, June 22-23, Whistler. .

Tourist information

Washington, 866-964-8913, Ext. 3249, or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

Send calendar items at least a month in advance to or mail to Travel Calendar, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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