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Coming up: events across the region

A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, through April, Mount Vernon.

Spring Fair, April 18-21, Puyallup.

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo, April 20-21, Gig Harbor.

Chelan Nouveau, April 20-21, 27-28, Lake Chelan.

Dragon Boat Festival, April 27. Olympia.

Spring Barrel Tasting, April 26-28, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or

Shorebird Festival, April 26-28, Hoquiam.

Tour de Lopez bicycle ride, April 27, Lopez Island. 360-468-4664 or

Mount Rainier Spring Wine Tasting & Brew Festival, April 27, Ashford.

Loyalty Days, May 4-5, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or

Bloomsday, May 5, Spokane.

Gig Harbor Beer Festival, May 11, Gig Harbor.

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

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

SummerFest, May 25-27, 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.

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

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


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

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


Hood River Blossom Time, April 12-28, Hood River.

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.


Dubois Grouse Days, April 26-27, Idaho Falls. 208-313-2730 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

World Ski & Snowboard Festival, April 12-21, Whistler. 604-938-3399 or

Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay, April 13, Fernie. 250-423-4655 or

Upper Island Music Festival, through April 14, Nanaimo. 250-390-9192 or

Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, April 17-20, Duncan. 250-746-7930 or

Bluegrass Jamboree, April 18-20, Quesnel. 250-992-5696 or

Victoria Harbour Boat Show, April 18-21, Victoria. 604-683-2628 or

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

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

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