Explore the Pacific Northwest

Calendar of Events

Explore the Pacific Northwest

Your Guide to Top Festivals, Shows, Celebrations and More

Looking for fun things to do this weekend or on your next road trip? Our events calendar is your go-to source for information on exciting festivals, street fairs, concerts, performances, exhibitions and more across the Pacific Northwest.

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Washington

April 13 – September 2, Seattle
DESTINATION MOON: THE APOLLO 11 MISSION 
This special exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 lunar landing, featuring the Columbia command module and more than 20 artifacts from the Apollo program. AAA members get a discounted museum admission by showing their membership card. Museum of Flight, (206) 764-5700, www.museumofflight.org

May 9 – June 23, Issaquah
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
This powerhouse musical about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins got its start at Village Theatre, and returns home after 12 years including Broadway and long-term runs in Las Vegas and Chicago. continues in Everett on June 28–July 28. Village Theatre at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, (425) 392-2202, www.AAA.com/discounts. AAA member discount of 10% is available on when purchasing advanced tickets.

May 31 – June 23, Seattle
PASS OVER
A provocative new mashup of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, this play exposes the human spirit of young black men who dream of a promised land they’ve yet to find. ACT Theatre, (206) 292-7676. AAA members enjoy 10 percent off all mainstage shows by going to acttheare.org and entering promo code AAA260 when selecting your seats. More details are at www.AAA.com/discounts.

June 6–22, Seattle
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
Artists will showcase new contemporary dance works and workshops at Capitol Hill’s Broadway Performance Hall and Erickson Theatre; Art on the Fly (June 8) is a companion, free festival with live performances, dance classes and more, at the South Lake Union Farmers Market. (206) 552-0694, www.seattleidf.org

June 13–September 8, Seattle
VICTORIAN RADICALS
Explores how three generations of rebellious 19th-century British artists responded to great social upheaval and an increasingly industrial world. Featuring 150 works — including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, textiles, stained glass and other decorative arts — the exhibition reveals how these artists’ passionate social vision revolutionized the visual arts in Britain. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org

June 13–15, Walla Walla
CELEBRATE WALLA WALLA VALLEY WINE: THE WORLD OF CABERNET SAUVIGNON
More than 50 Walla Walla Valley winemakers explore cabernet sauvignon through tastings, winemaker dinners and panel discussions; remember to designate a driver. (509) 526-3117, www.celebratewallawalla.com

June 14–16, Cashmere
WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Mile Twelve, and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado are among the headliners, with workshops and a gospel show adding to the occasion; camping at the site opens on June 10. Chelan County Expo Center, www.wenatcheeriverbluegrass.com

June 14–16, Dayton
ALL WHEELS WEEKEND
Hot-rods, roadsters and muscle cars star in this car-centric weekend, with a demolition derby, drag race, antique tractors, vintage mopeds and more. (509) 382-4825, www.allwheelsweekend.com

June 14–16, Puyallup
MEEKER DAYS ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pierce County’s largest street festival celebrates its 80th year with craft booths, food courts and three entertainment stages. (253) 840-2631, www.puyallupmainstreet.com

June 14–16, Union Gap
OLD TOWN DAYS & CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
One of Washington state’s largest Civil War reenactments, this event features educational encampments, as well as music, food and kids’ activities. (509) 575-8770, www.visituniongap.com

June 15, Olympia
TORCH SONGS: SONGS OF LOVE
The Masterworks Choral Ensemble presents a night of seductive entertainment featuring sultry, slow-burning ballads and other torch songs that delve deeply into affairs of the heart. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, (360) 491-3305, www.mce.org

June 15, Prosser
SCOTTISH FEST AND HIGHLAND GAMES
Celebrate Scottish traditions, from live Celtic music, sheep-shearing, and Highland dance competitions to a trebuchet and athletic games, including the famous anvil launch. Prosser Wine & Food Park, www.prosserscottishfest.org

June 15, Vancouver
FORT VANCOUVER ROSE SOCIETY ROSE SHOW
Tour displays and enjoy the fragrances of hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures and old garden roses at this annual event. First Evangelical Church, www.fortvancouverrosesociety.org

June 15–16, Tumwater
OLYMPIC AIR SHOW
Heritage aircraft from the Olympic Flight Museum’s collection, including WWII aircraft and planes from the Korean and Vietnam war eras, will be on display and an air show will offer aerial thrills at this annual event. www.olympicflightmuseum.com

June 20–23, Leavenworth
LEAVENWORTH INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION CELEBRATION
The Bavarian-style village offers an apt setting for this annual gathering, with accordion concerts, competitions and workshops. Downtown Leavenworth, www.accordioncelebration.org

June 20–23, Richland
COOL DESERT NIGHTS
This annual classic car, street-rod and motorcycle event offers up car cruises, street dances, a show-and-shine and a pancake breakfast. Richland Uptown Shopping Center, (509) 967-0521, www.cooldesertnights.com

June 20–29, Winthrop
METHOW VALLEY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy evening musical performances by world-class artists, complemented by local food and drinks and framed by golden sunsets over the Cascade mountains. Signal Hill Ranch, (509) 997-5000, www.methowmusicfestival.org

June 21, Federal Way
MAKE MUSIC FEDERAL WAY
Federal Way Lions Club presents free singing, dance and music at Town Square Park, Federal Way libraries and other locations. www.makemusicday.org/federalway

June 21–22, Graham
TACOMA HIGHLAND GAMES
Friday night’s Celtic concert sets the scene for a day of amazing feats by athletes, highland dancing, mead tasting and children’s activities at this 50th annual celebration of Scottish heritage. Frontier Park, (360) 264-2156, www.tacomagames.org

June 21–22, Stevenson
GORGE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
This annual event features two stages of music, craft beer from 16 regional breweries, local wine, food and more. Be sure to designate a driver. Skamania County Fairgrounds, (509) 427-8911, www.gorgebluesandbrews.com

June 21–23, Tacoma
TASTE OF TACOMA
Selections from more than 40 restaurants and food purveyors, a culinary demonstration stage, mystery ingredient cook-offs, and carnival rides and games are among the delights of this family-friendly event. Point Defiance Park, (425) 295-3262, www.tasteoftacoma.com

June 22, Chelan
CHELAN CYCLE DE VINE
A 21-mile bike ride passes through beautiful landscapes en route to selected wineries, where snacks and non-alcoholic beverages await; ride begins at Vin du Lac Winery and goes up the north shore of Lake Chelan to Manson, where bikes and their riders are transported via a scenic boat ride to Lake Chelan State Park to continue the ride around the south shore back to the start. www.cyclechelan.com

June 22, Mill Creek
MILL CREEK GARDEN CLUB TOUR 2019 AND ARTISAN FAIR
Six gardens will be open for viewing in this drive-and-walk garden event, with 10 artisans in the gardens offering garden art, stepping stones, recycled wood birdhouses and more. www.millcreekgardenclub.com

June 22, Walla Walla
SAINT JEAN BAPTISTE DAY CELEBRATION
A celebration of the history and culture of Frenchtown, this year’s event includes a presentation on the Treaty of 1855 by Frenchtown descendant Sam Pambrun, lunch, music, demonstrations and tours of the Frenchtown site. www.frenchtownwa.org

June 22–23, Olympia
CAPITAL CITY PRIDE FESTIVAL
The centerpiece of this colorful event is the Capital City Pride Parade; a kick-off block party, interfaith Pride service and an all-ages food court with play area and bouncy house for kids add to the merriment. Heritage Park, www.capitalcitypride.net

June 22–23, Seattle
FREMONT FAIR AND SOLSTICE PARADE
Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is home to the zany annual Solstice Parade, with its accompanying street fair, decorated art cars, beer gardens and entertainment stages. (206) 633-0422, www.fremontfair.org

June 22–23, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Juried artwork is a centerpiece of this festival, with a vintage market, silent auction, kids’ activities and entertainment enlivening the scene. Riverwalk Park, (509) 682-9781, www.artinchelan.com

June 22–23, Spirit Lake Highway
ARTS OF THE MOUNTAIN
This arts-centric festival will take place along a 10-mile section of the scenic Spirit Lake Highway (SR 504) on the way to Mount St. Helens, with musicians and art at various stops. (360) 431-9802, www.artsofthemountain.org

June 23, Seattle
CLASSIC HOME TOUR
Tour eight homes that will draw you back to an era of timeless craftsmanship and character. Take delight in the details of homes built between 1905 and 1941, and help Ballard Historical Society celebrate and preserve this Seattle neighborhood's unique history. www.ballardhistory.org 

June 28–July 28, Everett
“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”
This powerhouse musical about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins got its start at Village Theatre, and returns home after 12 years including Broadway and long-term runs in Las Vegas and Chicago. 10% membership discount available. Village Theatre Everett Performing Arts Center, (425) 257-8600, www.villagetheatre.org

June 29, Camas
CAMAS CAR SHOW
Classic and custom cars and trucks fill the tree-lined streets downtown, complemented by live music and food vendors. (360) 216-7378, www.downtowncamas.com

June 29, Longview
BOW-TIE BASH
Longview’s summer car show-and-shine spotlights all vehicles from 1972 and before. This year, drivers in the 2019 Hemmings Motor News Great Race will stop for lunch in Longview on their way from Riverside, California, to Tacoma. Commerce Avenue, www.columbiarivercorvettes.com

June 29–30, Orcas Island
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN TOUR
This annual tour of five private gardens offers insights into creative garden design, unique features and plants that flourish in this climatic zone; tickets and information available from Darvill’s Bookstore and Driftwood Nursery in Eastsound. www.orcasislandgardenclub.org

June 29–30, Spokane
HOOPFEST
This massive 3-on-3 basketball tournament brings more than 6,000 teams to 450 courts across 45 city blocks; an outdoor festival with food, shopping and entertainment ups the fun factor. (509) 624-2414, www.spokanehoopfest.com

June 29–30, Whatcom County
TOUR OF PRIVATE GARDENS
Whatcom Horticultural Society’s annual tour offers visits to private gardens in Bellingham and other locales throughout Whatcom County. www.whatcomhortsociety.org

June 29–July 19, Bellingham
BELLINGHAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
This music festival brings together principal players from major North American symphony orchestras, famous guest artists and rising stars; this year’s featured guests include the Calidore String Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin and violinist Benjamin Beilman. (360) 201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org

June 30, Kenmore
MIDSOMMARFEST
Seattle’s Skandia Folkdance Society stages a Swedish solstice celebration, complete with folk music and dancing around the Midsommar pole. Saint Edward State Park, (425) 954-5262, www.skandia-folkdance.org

June 30, Seattle
45TH ANNUAL SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
This parade is a fun, community-wide celebration advancing awareness of LGBTQ issues and promoting mutual respect and equal human rights for all. Downtown Seattle, SeattlePride.org

July 1–20, Leavenworth
ICICLE CREEK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy concerts of music by beloved composers and performed by world-class artists in an intimate woodland setting for three consecutive weekends. Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, (509) 548-6347, www.icicle.org

July 2-28, Bellingham
FAIRHAVEN SUMMER REPERTORY THEATRE 
Bellingham TheatreWorks will produce Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, Wit by Margret Edson and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Each show will play twice a week, for a total of six nights of theatre a week. Firehouse Arts & Events Center, www.BellinghamTheatreWorks.org

July 4 and 6, Port Townsend
FIDDLE TUNES
The public is invited to matinee and evening performances that spring from faculty and students at a weeklong workshop of age-old musical traditions. McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, (360) 385-3102, www.centrum.org

July 5–7 and 11–13, Ellensburg
“THE MUSIC MAN”
Professor Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City to convince the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him, but then plans to run out of town as soon as he receives the money. As he begins to develop feelings for the town’s librarian, Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping out. Morgan Performing Arts Center, valleymusicaltheatre.com

July 6, Renton
SEATTLE SUMMER MUSIC GAMES
Seven top drum and bugle corps from throughout the nation, including the 18-time World Champion Blue Devils from Concord, California, will present unique shows during this competitive event; a full day of activities prior to the evening show includes food trucks and a beer/wine garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Renton Memorial Stadium, www.seattlesummermusicgames.org

July 10, Walla Walla
ROYAL BALLET, “ROMEO AND JULIET”
This modern ballet classic is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select theaters, capturing the powerful emotion and choreography of a young couple falling in love despite the boundaries that eventually lead to the story’s tragic end. Gesa Power House Theatre, (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

July 11–13, Carnation
TIMBER! OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Uniting indie music and a beautiful forested setting, Timber! features two entertainment stages, film screenings, stargazing with astronomers, camping and more. Tolt-MacDonald Park, www.timbermusicfest.com

July 11–20, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN BACH FEST
Classical, flamenco, pops and children’s concerts as well as string quartets paired with wine are among the offerings at this valley-wide event that draws musicians from across the nation to concert venues at wineries, local churches and other locations. Remember to plan a safe ride home. www.bachfest.org

July 11 — August 11, San Juan Islands
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Island Stage Left presents this surprisingly contemporary show about outsiders and how we treat them, set between the two world wars. Island Stage Left, (360) 378-5649, www.islandstageleft.org

July 11 — August 15, Tacoma
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS
Pacific Lutheran University hosts professional jazz artists, playing on select evenings at the campus’ outdoor amphitheater, alongside the Mary Baker Russell Music Center; guest artists include the David Deacon-Joyner Trio, the Vianna-Bergeron Brazilian Quintet and Eugenie Jones. www.plu.edu/jazz

July 12, Tacoma
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
A candy cannon will dispense saltwater taffy for kids to race after, along with scavenger hunts, games, contests and a dancing ring in old-fashioned family fun. Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park, (253) 404-3970, www.fortnisqually.org

July 12–13, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN BOATING CLUB POKER RUN
The fun starts Friday with a free display of participating boats in Manson, and continues Saturday with the Poker Run from Mill Bay, in which boats travel to five stops to retrieve their poker cards and return after lunch in Lucerne to turn in their hands at the Lake Chelan Boating Club. www.lcpokerrun.com

July 12–13, Redmond
REDMOND DERBY DAYS
This community festival brings together locals and visitors for parades, races, contests, carnival rides and more. Redmond City Hall, (425) 556-2360, www.redmondderbydays.com

July 12–14, Amboy
AMBOY TERRITORIAL DAYS
This annual celebration showcases traditional logging activities, such as ax throws, pole climbing, log rolling and demonstrations; a parade, live music and more add to the festivities. Amboy Territorial Park, (360) 247-5101, www.tdays.org

July 12–14, Auburn
EQUINE ART SHOW
More than 200 pieces of artwork from artists of different ages and depicting all kinds of equine-related art will be on display during this show, which can be viewed during live racing. Emerald Downs, (253) 288-7878, www.thoroughbredfoundation.org

July 12–14, Chewelah
CHATAQUA
Live music, juried arts and crafts, a parade and carnival rides are at the heart of this summertime festival, which also includes helicopter rides and baseball and golf tournaments. Chewelah City Park, www.chewelahchataqua.com

July 12–14, Kent
KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS
South King County's largest festival offers a parade, dragon boat races on Lake Meridian, a car show, street fair and numerous other ways to enjoy a summer weekend. (253) 852-5466, www.kcdays.com

July 12–14, Kirkland
KIRKLAND UNCORKED
This summertime wine festival features wine tasting, a grilling competition, a street fair, food trucks, a boat showcase, even a canine modeling contest. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Marina Park, (206) 633-0422, www.kirklanduncorked.com

July 12–14, Seattle
BALLARD SEAFOOD FEST
A traditional alder-smoked salmon meal is one of the delights of this 45th annual community festival, with music stages, competitions, arts and craft vendors, and food trucks adding to the appeal. www.seafoodfest.org

July 12–14 and 19–21, Snoqualmie
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: THE STEAM TEAM TOUR
Thomas the Tank Engine will pull into the Northwest Railway Museum to provide children the opportunity to take a ride and participate in Thomas & Friends–themed activities; rides depart every 45 minutes. If your family needs a sensory-friendly experience, please email info@trainmuseum.org. (425) 888-3030, thomas.trainmuseum.org

July 12–August 4, Tacoma
“MAMMA MIA!”
The night before her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they visited 20 years before in this feel-good musical. $4 AAA membership discount available Friday and Saturday evenings when booked online or by phone. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.tmp.org

July 13, Seattle
POLISH FESTIVAL
Explore Polish culture by learning to make pierogis, sampling traditional pickle soup and pastries and other Polish foods, watching a fashion show of colorful folk costumes, and perusing a marketplace featuring cutout paper art, amber jewelry and other crafts. Seattle Center, (206) 684-7200, www.polishfestivalseattle.org

July 13, Woodinville
TOUR OF GARDENS
Visit five choice private gardens, rain or shine. www.woodinvillegardenclub.org

July 13–14, Richland
SEE3SLAM TOURNAMENT
A 3-on-3 tournament is the centerpiece of this sports-oriented weekend, which promises exhibition games, clinics and contests, and live music on Saturday evening. John Dam Plaza and George Washington Way, www.see3slam.com

July 13–14, Seattle
WEDGWOOD ART FESTIVAL
A juried neighborhood art fair with more than 70 artists and fine crafts vendors, the festival also offers live music, kids’ activities, food vendors, Seattle Art Car exhibit and beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Our Lady of the Lake School, www.wedgwoodfestival.com

July 13–14, Spokane
SPOKATOPIA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FESTIVAL
Stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, slacklining, bike and water sports demos, and other activities will set the pace for outdoor fun, with live music, more than 60 vendors and a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Camp Sekani Park, (509) 822-0123, www.spokatopia.com

July 17–21, Olympia
CAPITAL LAKEFAIR
A carnival, battle of the bands, car show, grand parade and fireworks will energize the state capital. (360) 943-7344, www.lakefair.org

July 19–21, Darrington
DARRINGTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
This year’s featured performers include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Becky Buller, Jeff Scoggins & Colorado, Country Current, and Special Consensus, among others. Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, (425) 210-8277, www.darringtonbluegrass.com

July 19–21, Seattle
BITE OF SEATTLE
Have your cake and eat it too at this rollicking foodie event featuring more than 60 restaurants and specialty purveyors, cooking demonstrations, chef cooking battles, live music, a movie night and craft beer and cider tasting (remember to plan a safe ride home). Seattle Center, (425) 295-3262, www.biteofseattle.com

July 19–21, Sequim
SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND
This Olympic Peninsula sunbelt town is fairly bursting with activities, including farm tours, a street fair, local art and quilt shows, and evening concerts. Carrie Blake Park, (360) 683-6197, www.visitsunnysequim.com

July 19–21, Vashon Island
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
This jam-packed weekend starts with a Friday night street dance and continues with five stages of music and entertainment, a pancake breakfast, a grand parade and more. (206) 463-6217, www.vashonchamber.com

July 19–21, Winthrop
WINTHROP RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL
The state’s longest-running blues festival features Los Lobos, Shemekia Copeland, and Larkin Poe among many others; each night concludes with a blues jam session in the beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Blues Ranch, (503) 432-9477, www.winthropbluesfestival.com

July 19–21 and 26–28 and August 2–4, Port Angeles
“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW”
The battle of the sexes rages in this Shakespeare in the Woods presentation, which takes place in the meadow of Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (360) 457-3532, www.pafac.org

July 19–August 11, Seattle
“THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING”
A dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion’s award-winning, bestselling memoir depicting what the New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief,” transformed into a one-woman play about the unexpected loss of the author’s husband and their only daughter. 10% AAA membership discount available. ACT Theatre, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.org

July 20, Lacey
49TH ANNUAL PANORAMA BENEVOLENT FUND PATIO SALE
Thurston County’s biggest yard sale features  over an acre of retired, repurposed, useful household goods, furniture, books, jewelry, tools, small appliances, vintage linens and artwork, plus much more. Proceeds go to support seniors in need. (360) 438-7556, www.panoramabenevolentfund.org

July 20, Montesano
HISTORIC MONTESANO CAR SHOW AND SUMMERFEST
More than 250 vintage and special-interest vehicles will be on display at this annual event, with a swap meet, kids’ games, music and food offering yet more enticements. (360) 580-7941, www.visitgraysharbor.com

July 20, North Bend
DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY
Thousands flock to this small mountain town for its free summer music festival for all ages, with a Kid Zone, food, animal adoption, vendor fair, and a locally sourced beer and wine garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Downtown North Bend, (425) 888-7669, www.DiscoverNorthBend.com

July 20, Redmond
POETS IN THE PARK
Regional poets are featured at this free day of poetry readings, workshops, art installations, music and craft activities for all ages. Anderson Park, www.graceguts.com/poets-in-the-park

July 20–21, Darrington
ROCK AND GEM SHOW
A collecting field trip on Saturday is just one highlight of this show, which offers displays, demonstrations, custom rock cutting and kids’ activities. Mansford Grange, (360) 391-1153, www.discoverdarrington.com

July 20–21, Friday Harbor
SAN JUAN LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Cultivation and cooking with lavender are among the demo topics at this fragrant and colorful event, which promises lavender ice cream, live music, farm tours, plants and products, artists, a cutting field, kids activities and crafts. Pelindaba Lavender Farm, (360) 378-4248, www.pelindabalavender.com

July 20–21, Mukilteo
MUKILTEO GARDEN & QUILT TOUR
View eight beautifully landscaped gardens adorned with 100 traditional and contemporary quilts on this tour. www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org

July 23–27, Long Beach
SANDSATIONS
Sculptors transform mountains of sand into artful displays, both in town and during the Saturday competition at the beach. (360) 642-2400, www.sandsationslongbeach.com

July 25–28, Stevenson
GORGEGRASS FESTIVAL
The Seldom Scene, I Draw Slow, and The Sweet Lowdown are headliners at this year’s bluegrass festival, with workshops and camping options, as well as barn dances on Friday and Saturday nights. Skamania County Fairgrounds, www.stevensongorgegrassfestival.com

July 25–28, Vancouver
4 DAYS OF ALOHA IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
The aloha spirit infuses the air with Polynesian singers and dancers, keiki (kids’) activities and food vendors. Esther Short Park and Clark College, (503) 967-5868, http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com

July 26–27, Camas
CAMAS DAYS
The community celebrates summertime with a street fair featuring bathtub races, a kids’ parade on Friday and the main parade on Saturday, as well as a kids’ street with a rock-climbing wall and additional entertainment; arts and crafts vendors and a food court add to the fun. (360) 834-2472, www.cwchamber.com

July 26–27, Richland
ART IN THE PARK
This open-air festival features arts and crafts by more than 200 artists, accompanied by live entertainment and food. Howard Amon Park, (509) 943-9815, www.galleryatthepark.org

July 26–27, Walla Walla
PAULA POUNDSTONE
The comedian, host, actor, podcaster and lecturer familiar to fans of NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” among many other shows brings her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit to Walla Walla for two nights. Gesa Power House Theatre, (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

July 26–28, Bellevue
BAM ARTSFAIR AND 6TH STREET FAIR
A pair of arts events will fill the streets of downtown Bellevue with a wide variety of works, with food trucks and live entertainment adding to the mix; the Bellevue Arts Museum offers free admission and kids’ activities throughout the weekend. www.bellevuearts.org/artsfair; www.bellevuedowntown.com

July 26–28, Ellensburg
JAZZ IN THE VALLEY
All the derivations of jazz echo throughout the historic downtown area as performers wow festival audiences in more than 25 shows at eight venues; performers include Melany Peterson, Randy Oxford All-Star Slam, Black Dolly, and Jr. Cadillac. (509) 925-2002, www.jazzinthevalley.com

July 26–28, Enumclaw
PACIFIC NORTHWEST HIGHLAND GAMES AND CLAN GATHERING
Pipes and drums, Highland dancing, Scottish athletics and the sharing of clan history are all a part of this annual event that inspires new generations to discover their stories. Enumclaw Expo Center, www.sshga.org

July 26–28, Kennewick and Pasco
COLUMBIA CUP & OVER THE RIVER AIRSHOW
Unlimited hydroplanes roar on the Columbia River in the race for the Columbia Cup during a weekend of fun on water, on land and in the air, including vendors and other shoreline activities. Columbia Park and Wade Park, (509) 783-4675, www.waterfollies.com

July 26–28, Kingston
KINGSTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Just a 10-minute walk from the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry, this 60th annual festival (also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Port of Kingston on the 27th) offers live local music, crafts, food, children’s craft corner, a fine art show and a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Village Green Community Center, (360) 271-8236, www.kingstonfestivalwa.org

July 26–28, Lake Stevens
AQUAFEST
Watery fun is in store at this annual event, with activities ranging from waterski and stand-up paddleboard competitions to classic cars and fireworks. (425) 397-2344, www.aquafest.com

July 26–28, Tenino
OREGON TRAIL DAYS
Tenino’s Pioneer Village offers opportunities to try blacksmithing, candle making, woodworking and other activities, while a parade on Saturday morning, rock and gem show, farmers market, vendors and live music fill the event with additional fun options. (360) 264-5075, www.teninoacc.org

July 27, Burlington
BOOKS ARE MAGIC FESTIVAL
Fantasy fans of all ages are invited to take a journey through their favorite fictional worlds at Burlington Public Library’s Books are Magic Festival (formerly known as Quidditch Fest). All witches, wizards, dragon slayers, shapeshifters and hobbits can take part in a Quidditch match hosted by the Rain City Raptors. Magic and mischief abound in a wide variety of games and activities with special challenges for the bravest of heroes. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Skagit River Park. 360-755-0760

July 27, Bothell
ANDERSON SUMMER SCHOOL BREWFEST
Nearly 50 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins properties and Northwest breweries are featured at this event, with live bands playing music outdoors. Please remember to plan a safe ride home. (425) 398-0122, www.mcmenamins.com

July 27, Orcas Island
ORCAS ISLAND CIDER & MEAD FESTIVAL
Hard cider and mead producers from California to Canada converge to offer sips to benefit Orcas Island Children’s House, a nonprofit preschool, while the concurrent Saturday farmers market yields fresh produce. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Eastsound Village Green, www.orcasislandciderfest.org

July 27–28, Sumner
RHUBARB DAYS & VINTAGE MARKET
There’s plenty of rhubarb to be had all weekend, whether it’s at the bake-off, pie-eating contest or by the slice from multiple vendors; races, live music, and beer, bingo and brats in the evening add to the event (remember to plan a safe ride home). Heritage Park and Main Street, (253) 891-4260, www.sumnerrhubarbdays.com

July 28–August 4, Port Townsend
PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL
Club shows, a blues dance, and mainstage performances offer chances to mix and mingle with blues students, with featured players and music from regions where pre-war country blues were formed. Fort Worden, (360) 385-3102, ext. 116, www.centrum.org

July 31–August 11, Seattle
ROALD DAHL’S “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”
Roald Dahl’s classic tale of a little boy and a marvelous chocolate factory now includes not only beloved songs from the original film, but also a new score from the songwriters of "Hairspray.” The Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414, www.stgpresents.org

August 1, Seattle
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, LIVE IN CONCERT
Toots is an artist so essential to Reggae that his 1968 hit single “Do the Reggay” is credited with naming the genre, and after four decades in the spotlight, his voice, rooted in gospel and toned by soul, is still inspiring. S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

August 1–4, Monroe
C-FAIR CHARITY MORGAN REGIONAL AND OPEN HORSE SHOW
One of the best multi-breed horse shows in the Pacific Northwest, with Morgans, American Saddlebreds, Friesians and multi-breed classes, this event offers exciting competition viewing, with proceeds benefiting Equest Special Riders. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, www.mhcws.org

August 1–4, Yakima
VINTIQUES NORTHWEST NATIONALS CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET
This 45th annual show features hot rods, custom vehicles and muscle cars from before 1972. State Fair Park, (509) 452-0306, www.vintiques.com

August 2–3, Yelm
YELM JAZZ IN THE PARK
Live music from some of the hottest Northwest jazz bands will jazz up the town, plus food trucks and a beer and wine garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Yelm City Park, (360) 960-0165.

August 2–4, Anacortes
ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL
Seven blocks of downtown Anacortes are transformed by more 270 artists’ booths, food vendors and three stages offering a diverse musical lineup. (360) 293-6211, www.anacortesartsfestival.com

August 2–4, Eatonville
EATONVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Glacier Park will be filled with art, crafts, metalwork and more, while dancing, live music, food and a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home) add to the enjoyment. Glacier Park, www.eatonvilleartsfestival.com

August 2–4, Seattle
SEAFAIR WEEKEND FESTIVAL
At the conclusion of the Seafair Festival, this weekend features hydroplane racing, the Boeing Seafair Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, wakeboarding, BMX stunt riders and lots more action on land and water. Genesee Park, (206) 728-0123, www.seafair.com

August 2–17, Eastsound
ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nearly 20 individual performers gather at this annual music festival, which features internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Susan Graham in recital with Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, violinist and violist Aloysia Friedmann, and a special talk with maestro Gerard Schwarz, among many other treats. Orcas Center, (360) 376-6636, www.oicmf.org

August 2–30, Friday Harbor
SAN JUAN SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL
Makers from throughout the islands converge every Friday night in August to showcase island-made art, foods and libations, with local and visiting musicians adding to the lively scene. Brickworks Plaza, www.sanjuancountyarts.org

August 3, Langley
PACIFIC NW CONDUCTING INSTITUTE CONCERT
As the final act of an event that brings orchestra conductors from around the world to Whidbey Island, Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island plays Beethoven, Rossini, Ravel and more. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, (360) 929-3045, www.sowhidbey.com

August 3, Seattle
“LUSIO: A NIGHT TO AWAKEN”
As the sun sets, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and "awaken" with more than 30 light art installations to explore, and ambient sounds to delight the senses. www.lusiolight.com

August 3, Spokane
SPOKANE HIGHLAND GAMES
Bagpipe bands, highland dancing, cultural demonstrations and a heavy athletics competition are among the delights at this traditional celebration. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, www.spokanehighlandgames.net

August 3–4, Blaine
DRAYTON HARBOR MARITIME FESTIVAL
Cruises aboard a tall ship and a historic passenger ferry are highlights of this festival, with pirate-themed activities for kids, a homemade raft race and more; a movie under the stars begins at dusk. (360) 332-4544, www.blainechamber.com

August 7–12, Orcas Island
DOE BAY FEST
Bands, local cuisine, camping and family activities add to the fun of this beloved annual event, held in one of the most scenic spots in the islands; enjoy an on-site spa with oceanside hot tubs and saunas between activities. Doe Bay, (360) 376-2291, www.doebayfest.com

August 8–10, Deming
THE SUBDUED STRINGBAND JAMBOREE
Dozens of instrumentalists and vocalists on two stages offer rockabilly, singer-songwriter, folk, old-time, country, vaudeville and ragtime music, with workshops, kids’ activities and square dancing making a lively mix. Deming Logging Show Fairgrounds, www.stringbandjamboree.com

August 8–11, Enumclaw
NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY’S HALL OF FAME
This event honors the traditions of western swing with live music, dancing, jam sessions and more. Enumclaw Expo Center Field House, www.nwwsms.com

August 8–11, Morton
LOGGERS’ JUBILEE
This annual community event features log rolling, ax throwing and other logging competitions, as well as lawnmower and bed races. (360) 523-4049, www.loggersjubilee.com

August 8-11, Sequim
NORTHWEST COLONIAL FESTIVAL
The colonial militia and British redcoats reenact two skirmishes from the American Revolution. Hear talks by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams and interact with musicians, dancers, colonial villagers, drummers and fifers. (360) 452-5207, www.facebook.com/colonialfestival

August 9, Quilcene
ANNUAL WINE AND BREW TASTING
Regional vineyards, distilleries and breweries featured at a scenic location by the Linger Longer stage and Worthington Park pond, with vendors, food, and music available as well. Proceeds go to the Quilcene Historical Museum. Remember to plan a safe ride home. www.worthingtonparkquilcene.org

August 9–11, Orcas Island
ORCAS ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
Visit the working studios of more than 30 Orcas Island artists, and see printmaking, jewelry making, sculpture and more, in process. www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com

August 9–11, Toledo
MOUNT SAINT HELENS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Lorraine Jordan and Friends, Little Roy and Lizzy, and Phil Steinmetz and His Sunny Tennesseans are among the headliners at this annual event, with workshops, band scrambles and a gospel concert on Sunday among the options. Toledo High School, (360) 520-4524, www.washingtonbluegrassassociation.org

August 10, Auburn
AUBURNFEST
Entertainment stages and a play area with inflatables, a climbing wall, pony rides and miniature golf offer plenty of options for families. There’s also a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Les Gove Park, (253) 931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov

August 10–11, Stanwood
ART BY THE BAY
Enjoy a wide variety of works by Northwest artists at this annual street fair. Downtown Stanwood, www.stanwoodcamanoart.com

August 10–11, Tacoma
BRIGADE ENCAMPMENT
Volunteers re-enact the 1855 arrival of fur traders to Fort Nisqually, bringing early Washington Territory to life through hands-on activities, fiddle music and a puppet show. (253) 404-3970, www.fortnisqually.org

August 11, Port Orchard
SAINTS CAR CLUB CRUZ SHOW & FESTIVAL BY THE BAY
This classic car show with more than 600 cars coincides with the Festival by the Bay street fair, with fun and games for kids and families. (360) 871-1805, www.fathomsoffun.org

August 14–17, Arlington
NORTHWEST GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
The premier genealogy conference in the Northwest, with top speakers from across the country, lectures on DNA testing, and a free beginners class on Wednesday. Byrnes Performing Arts Center, (360) 435-4838, www.nwgc.org

August 15–17, Woodinville
AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES
The annual charity wine event—featuring a picnic and barrel auction and winemaker dinners—culminates Saturday evening with a multi-course wine gala at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Remember to plan a safe ride home. (206) 326-5770, www.auctionofwawines.org

August 16, Seattle
SUNSET SUPPER AT PIKE PLACE MARKET
Music and dancing under the stars are among the frivolities at this evening event celebrating local foods and drinks; more than 100 of the region’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries will join forces at this benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Pike Place Market, (206) 774-5233, www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org

August 16–17, Pullman
NATIONAL LENTIL FESTIVAL
Sampling lentil chili and lentil pancakes is just the start of this entertaining fest that focuses on this versatile legume; cooking demos, the Legendary Lentil Cook-off, live music, parade, sporting events and other activities add spice. Spring Street and Reaney Park, (800) 365-6948, www.lentilfest.com

August 16–18, Arlington
ARLINGTON FLY-IN
Air shows, radio-controlled flight, hot air balloons, biplane rides, hands-on workshops, educational forums and hundreds of aircraft to view up close. Arlington Airport, (360) 435-5857, www.arlingtonflyin.org

August 16–18, Edmonds
TASTE EDMONDS
Savor regional food trucks, beer and wine, accompanied by live music on two stages, arts and crafts, and children’s activities; entrance fee proceeds fund community events and service groups. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Civic Field, www.tasteedmonds.com

August 16–18, Langley
DOCKSTOCK
A crab cook-off, a beer garden in Phil Simon Memorial Park and live music in the evenings are Langley’s “thanks” to the boaters who cruise to this hamlet. Remember to plan a safe ride home. South Whidbey Harbor, (360) 221-1120, www.visitlangley.com 

August 17, Longview
SQUIRREL FEST
Attendees go nuts for this squirrel-centric event, which features live music, family entertainment and giant squirrels in a town known for its overhead squirrel crossings. www.lvsquirrelfest.com

August 17, Port Townsend
THE UPTOWN STREET FAIR
A community parade, a crafts sale, children’s activities, food vendors, farmers market and entertainment enliven Lawrence and Tyler streets. (360) 385-7911, www.ptmainstreet.org

August 17–18, Port Townsend
NORTHWIND ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
Visit nearly 40 artist studios in and around Port Townsend to see more than 50 artists demonstrating their work, and shop for unique offerings. (360) 379-1086, www.northwindarts.org

August 17–18, Union Gap
PIONEER POWER SHOW & SWAP MEET
Peruse antique farm implements, vintage trucks and engines, quilt displays and the flea market in between an equipment parade, scavenger hunt for prizes and threshing demonstrations; free train rides for kids. Fullbright Park, (509) 457-8735, www.centralwaagmuseum.org

August 19–25, Long Beach
WASHINGTON STATE INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL
Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes bob in the wind above Long Beach during a week of competitions, displays and kids’ events; a lighted night flight is accompanied by fireworks on Friday. (360) 642-4020, www.kitefestival.com

August 23-24, Ferndale
FERNDALE STREET FESTIVAL
This annual gathering has more than 100 vendors, live music, a classic car show, kids and family activities, food trucks and a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home). Friday night features country line dancing, Saturday night features 80’s rock and dancing. (360) 384-3042, ferndale-chamber.com

August 23–25, Chehalis
WASHINGTON GARLIC FEST AND CRAFT SHOW
Garlic cuisine, from mild to wild, is highlighted at this festive event that also boasts live music, a beer garden (remember to plan a safe ride home) and kids activities. Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, (360) 740-1495, www.wastategarlicfest.com

August 23–25, Vancouver
VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jazz concerts and wine tasting make a perfect pairing; this year’s theme is American jazz and blues. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Esther Short Park, (360) 906-0441, www.vancouverwinejazz.com

August 24, Friday Harbor
CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
This annual charity event showcases classic and unique cars, with wine, music and prizes as an added bonus. Remember to plan a safe ride home. San Juan Vineyards, www.sanjuanconcours.org

August 24, Wenatchee
WENATCHEE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Local wineries are at the center of this festival, with a judged competition of more than 200 entries from North Central Washington wineries. Remember to plan a safe ride home.. (509) 664-7149, www.wenatcheewineandfood.com

August 24–25, Bellevue
ARTS IN THE GARDEN
Enamel birds, blown-glass flowers and additional garden art from more than 30 artists will be sited throughout the garden, accompanied by the artists who created them, with live music and refreshments adding to the colorful mix. Bellevue Botanical Garden, (425) 452-2750, www.artsinthegardenbellevue.org

August 30–September 1, Richland
TUMBLEWEED MUSIC FESTIVAL
Folk music, bluegrass, blues, Celtic music and more combine in this music-filled event alongside the mighty Columbia; dancing, food, an open mic stage, and arts and crafts vendors add to the scene. Howard Amon Park, www.tumbleweedfest.com

August 31 — September 1, Lopez Island
LOPEZ ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
This event's 23rd year features 35 Lopez artists at 22 studios. Join the tour Saturday and Sunday, with an opening reception Friday. www.lopezstudiotour.org
 

Idaho

June 14–15, Coeur d’Alene
CAR D’LANE CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Cars and trucks from 1980 and earlier are the focal point of this annual gathering, with a cruise on Friday and show on Saturday. (208) 415-0116, www.cdadowntown.com

June 30, Sandpoint
7B SUNDAY
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s opening weekend offers a day of music and fun, with free chairlift rides to the summit of Schweitzer, plus food, beer and wine, crafts vendors and musicians. Be sure to designate a driver. (208) 263-9555, www.schweitzer.com

July 6, Coeur d’Alene
BREWFEST
Enjoy live music, food trucks and around 30 different beers and ciders in the park at this relaxing summer event. Remember to plan a safe ride home. McEuen Park, (208) 415-0116, www.cdadowntown.com

July 18–20, Moscow
RENDEZVOUS IN THE PARK
The city’s summer music festival, featuring local and nationally known artists, runs in conjunction with a two-day arts and crafts festival for children, Rendezvous for Kids. East City Park, (208) 882-1178, www.rendezvousinthepark.com

July 20–21, Clearwater
ELK CITY WAGON ROAD CELEBRATION
This annual historical trip through gold field history includes a parade, quilt show, vendors, raffles, historical presentations and a musical variety show on Saturday; a guided tour of the 53-mile wagon road sets out early in the morning on Sunday. Wagon Road Museum, (208) 926-4278

July 20–21, Stanley
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN MAMAS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Handmade items by more than 160 artists and crafters from across the West will be on offer, complemented by live music and a variety of foods. www.sawtoothmountainmamas.com

July 26–27, Riggins
RIGGINS HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
A car show, a community talent show on Friday night and two live bands on Saturday add up to a hot time along the banks of the Salmon River. Riggins City Park, www.rigginsidaho.com

August 1–11, Sandpoint
THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT
World-class artists perform at this summer concert series in a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille; this year’s fine art poster will be unveiled July 11. War Memorial Field, (208) 265-4554, www.festivalatsandpoint.com

August 2–4, Coeur d’Alene
STREET FAIR, ART ON THE GREEN, AND TASTE OF COEUR D’ALENE
More than 250 arts and food booths on Sherman Avenue are just the start of this lively weekend; the concurrent Art on the Green at North Idaho College and Taste of Coeur d’Alene at City Park add to the excitement; a bus connects the street fair and Art on the Green. (208) 415-0116, www.cdadowntown.com; (208) 667-9346, www.artonthegreen.org; (208) 651-0999, www.panhandlekiwanis.org

August 4, Cottonwood
RASPBERRY FESTIVAL
The Monastery of St. Gertrude’s annual celebration promises raspberry shortcake, jam and other products, as well as a vintage and crafts fair, handcrafting demos, museum visits and more. Monastery of St. Gertrude, (208) 962-5053, www.myraspberryfestival.org

August 16–17, Wallace
HUCKLEBERRY JEEP FESTIVAL & 5K FUN RUN
The huckleberry- and Jeep-themed weekend includes a huckleberry-pancake breakfast, a pie-eating contest, a 5K walk/run, a drawing to win a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator and other summer festival fun. (208) 753-7151, www.wallaceidahochamber.com

Oregon

June 28–July 13, Eugene
OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
Lectures, mini concerts and performances by acclaimed guest artists all focus on the music of this Baroque composer and those inspired by him, including “Bach in Motion,” an exploration of inclusivity set to Bach’s music and featuring dancers that are alter-abled. (541) 682-5000, www.oregonbachfestival.org

July 13, Portland
THE BIG FLOAT
Floaters with inflatables of all sorts enter the Willamette River at the Marquam Bridge and paddle downriver to the Tom McCall Bowl where a beach party awaits, complete with live bands on two floating stages, food carts and an inflatable slide for kids; proceeds go to the Human Access Project. www.thebigfloat.com

July 20, Gresham
PORTLAND HIGHLAND GAMES
This amateur heavy athletics competition features Scottish Highland music, dancing, athletics, and piping and drumming competitions; vendors and demonstrations add to the mix. Mount Hood Community College, www.phga.org

July 24–27, Portland
OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
A wide variety of beers, from Belgians to bourbon barrel stouts, will be available for sipping, with beers from more than 90 independent craft breweries and 8 cideries as well as a meet the brewer area, brewer dunk tank, and beer games. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, www.oregonbrewfest.com

July 24–28, Reedsport and Winchester Bay
DUNEFEST
Races—including UTVs, ATVs, 4x4s and motorcycles—are accompanied by live bands, tire toss, a kids’ treasure hunt and more. (541) 271-3495, www.dunefest.com

July 26–28, McMinnville
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION
Seminars, tastings, winery tours and pinot-paired meals prepared by top Northwest chefs are among the ways to experience the complexities of this famed wine. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Linfield College, (503) 472-8964, www.ipnc.org

August 2–4, Happy Valley
PICKATHON
Americana, jazz, hip-hop and indie bands perform on six stages on an 80-acre farm outside Portland, with dinners by top chefs among the many options; camping is available. Pendarvis Farm, www.pickathon.com

August 7–10, Astoria
ASTORIA REGATTA
Celebrating their 125th anniversary this year, the regatta features sailboat races, an evening movie in the park, Coast Guard demonstrations, parades and a kids’ zone with health fair, bouncy houses and rock climbing wall. www.astoriaregatta.com

British Columbia

July 5–7, Whistler
WHISTLER CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Kids rule the day at this annual festival, with hands-on art workshops, crafts, live music and a free activity village; everyone is welcome at a PJ party on Friday evening to kick off the weekend. Whistler Olympic Plaza, (604) 935-8410, www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com

July 7 — October 14, Whistler
VALLEA LUMINA
Montreal’s award-winning Moment Factory will stage a fantastical, multimedia night walk in a forest using lights, videos, soundscape and scenography to transport visitors to another world; the company has previously collaborated on events for the NFL, Madonna and Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia; bus from Whistler Village required. Cougar Mountain, (833) 800-8480, www.vallealumina.com

July 19–21, Vancouver
VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
This venerable festival features 60 performers, including guest artists from more than 10 countries; this year’s performers include Larkin Poe, Sam Roberts Band, Corb Lund, as well as kids area, artisans, food vendors and more; children under 12 are free. Jericho Beach Park, (604) 602-9798, www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 27 and 31 and August 3, Vancouver
CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
A world-class fireworks competition with a pyrotechnic display by a different country each of the three nights will be accompanied by synchronized music; bands and food trucks will kick off the event in the afternoons, with vantage points including Second Beach and Vanier Park. English Bay, www.hondacelebrationoflight.com

August 9–18, Whistler
CRANKWORX WHISTLER FREERIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL
Top mountain bikers compete for prizes and glory in free-ride, downhill and endurance events at the world’s biggest mountain biking festival. www.crankworx.com


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