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.

Locations:
Washington  |  Idaho  |  Oregon  |  British Columbia


Featured Events

Spirit Lake Highway to Mt. St. Helens

ARTS OF THE MOUNTAIN

June 23-24, Spirit Lake Highway
This arts-centric festival will take place along a 10-mile section of the scenic Spirit Lake Highway (SR 504) on the way to Mt. St. Helens, with musicians and art at various stops. (360) 431-9802
 

Stevenson Blues and Brews Festival

GORGE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL

June 22–23, Stevenson
This 25th annual event features two stages of music, craft beer from 16 regional breweries, local wine, food and more. Skamania County Fairgrounds. (800) 989-9178

Taste of Tacoma

TASTE OF TACOMA

June 22–24, Tacoma
Selections from more than 40 restaurants and food purveyors, a culinary demonstration stage and a family fun zone are among the delights of this family-friendly event. Point Defiance Park, (425) 295-3262

Dee Dee Bridgewater appears at Victoria Jazzfest

TD VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST

June 22 – July 2, Victoria
This 10-day music festival celebrates the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian and internationally acclaimed musicians; among this year’s headliners are Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Macy Gray.

midsommar pole

MIDSOMMARFEST

June 24, Kenmore
Seattle’s Skandia Folkdance Society stages a Swedish solstice celebration, complete with folk music, dancing around a flower-bedecked Midsommar pole, Scandinavian food and kids’ activities. St. Edwards State Park. (425) 954-5262


Washington

June 21–23, Yelm
YELM PRAIRIE DAYS
This celebration of community features a parade, carnival, food and craft vendors, and music and entertainment. www.e-clubhouse.org

June 21–24, Richland
COOL DESERT NIGHTS
This 25th annual classic car, street-rod and motorcycle event offers up car cruises, street dances, a show-and-shine and a pancake breakfast. (509) 736-0510, www.cooldesertnights.com

June 21–24, Leavenworth
LEAVENWORTH INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION CELEBRATION
The Bavarian-style village offers an apt setting for this annual gathering, with accordion concerts, competitions and workshops. www.accordioncelebration.org

June 22–23, Stevenson
GORGE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
This 25th annual event features two stages of music, craft beer from 16 regional breweries, local wine, food and more. Skamania County Fairgrounds, (800) 989-9178, www.gorgebluesandbrews.com

June 22–24, Ocean Shores
SAND AND SAWDUST FESTIVAL
More than 25 chainsaw artists from the Northwest, California and beyond will showcase their craft, with giant sand mandalas, sand-sculpting workshops, family activities, food and live music adding to the mix. Ocean Shores Convention Center and the beach, (360) 289-2451, www.sandandsawdust.org

June 22–23, 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. Frontier Park, (360) 264-2156, www.tacomagames.org

June 22–24, Tacoma
TASTE OF TACOMA
Selections from more than 40 restaurants and food purveyors, a culinary demonstration stage and a family fun zone are among the delights of this family-friendly event. Point Defiance Park, (425) 295-3262, www.tasteoftacoma.com

June 23, Vancouver
65 YEARS OF ROSE MEMORIES
Tour displays and enjoy the fragrances of hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures and old garden roses at the 65th annual Fort Vancouver Rose Society Rose Show. First Evangelical Church, www.fortvancouverrosesociety.org

June 23, Chelan
CHELAN CYCLE DE VINE
A 35-mile bike ride passes through beautiful landscapes en route to selected wineries, where snacks and non-alcoholic beverages await; bikes and their riders are transported back to the start via a scenic boat ride. www.cyclechelan.com

June 23, Mill Creek
MILL CREEK GARDEN CLUB TOUR
Six gardens will be open for viewing in this drive-and-walk garden event, with an artisans’ market in the gardens offering garden art and more. www.millcreekgardenclub.com

June 23–24, 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 Mt. St. Helens, with musicians and art at various stops. (360) 431-9802, www.artsofthemountain.org

June 23–24, Orcas Island
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN TOUR
This annual tour of six private gardens offer insights into garden design and plants that flourish in this climatic zone. www.orcasislandgardenclub.org   

June 24, Kenmore
MIDSOMMARFEST
Seattle’s Skandia Folkdance Society stages a Swedish solstice celebration, complete with folk music and dancing around a Midsommar pole. Saint Edward State Park, (425) 954-5262, www.skandia-folkdance.org

June 30 – July 1, 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 30 – July 20, Bellingham
BELLINGHAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Celebrating its 25thanniversary, 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 and violinists Stefan Jackiw and Simone Porter. (360) 201-6621, www.bellinghamfestival.org

July 4–7, Port Townsend
FIDDLE TUNES
The public is invited to matinee and evening performances and a Cajun dance 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 5–14, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN BACH FEST
Classical and jazz genres, choral music and full orchestras are among the offerings at this valley-wide event that draws musicians from across the nation to concert venues at wineries, parks and local churches. www.bachfest.org

July 6, Tacoma
19TH CENTURY FAMILY FUN NIGHT
A candy cannon will dispense saltwater taffy for kids to race after, and scavenger hunts, games, contests and dancing will help create the sensation of bygone days. Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park, (253) 404-3970, www.fortnisqually.org

July 6–29, Tacoma
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
This Disney musical classic follows the adventures of Belle as she bravely attempts to save her father from imprisonment in the castle of the Beast. Tacoma Musical Playhouse. (253) 565-6867; $4 AAA membership discount available Friday and Saturday evenings when booked online or by phonewww.aaa.com/discounts

July 6–29, Everett
HAIRSPRAY
This all-new stage production of the hit Broadway show features a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV. Village Theatre. Everett Performing Arts Center, (425) 257-8600; 10% membership discount availablewww.aaa.com/discounts

July 7, Longview
BOW-TIE BASH
Longview’s summer car show-and-shine spotlights American-made and American muscle-powered automobiles. Commerce Avenue, www.columbiarivercorvettes.com

July 7, Camas
CAMAS CAR SHOW
Classic and specialty cars fill the tree-lined streets downtown, complemented by live music and food vendors. (360) 216-7378, www.downtowncamas.com

July 7, Seattle 
POLISH FESTIVAL
Explore Polish culture by learning to make pierogis, sampling traditional pickle soup and pastries, 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 7, Renton
SEATTLE SUMMER MUSIC GAMES
Ten top drum and bugle corps from throughout the nation, including the 10-time World Champion Cadets from Allentown, Pennsylvania, 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. Renton Memorial Stadium, www.seattlesummermusicgames.org

July 7, Spokane
SPOKATOPIA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FESTIVAL
Stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, slacklining and other activities will set the pace for outdoor fun, with a beer garden and more than 50 vendors adding to the experience. Camp Sekani Park, (509) 822-0123, www.spokatopia.com

July 7–8, 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

July 11–15, 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 12–14, 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 12–15 Spokane Valley
CRAVE!
This new festival celebrates the foods and drinks of the Pacific Northwest, with award-winning chefs, winemakers, and specialty foods and craft drinks purveyors; events include the Seafood Bash, Global Street Foods Carnivale, Grand Tasting, Fire & Smoke and Sunday Brunch. CenterPlace Event Center, Spokane, www.cravenw.com

July 12 – August 12, San Juan Islands
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: THE TEMPEST
Island Stage Left celebrates its 20thanniversary with this classic production, set on an island surrounded by magical creatures. Island Stage Left, (360) 378-5649, www.islandstageleft.org

July 13, Walla Walla
GOOD CO—AN ELECTRO SWING BAND
This six-piece band from Seattle performs in a new genre, mixing music of the swing era—with gypsy jazz guitar riffs and pounding dance beats—with the dance music of today, featuring a powerful horn section. Gesa Power House Theatre, (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

July 13–14, 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 13–15, 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 13–15, Seattle
BALLARD SEAFOOD FEST
A traditional alder-smoked salmon meal is one of the delights of this community festival, with music stages, competitions, arts and craft vendors and food booths adding to the appeal. www.seafoodfest.org

July 13–15, Chewelah
CHATAQUA
Live music, juried arts and crafts, a parade and carnival rides are at the heart of this summertime festival. Chewelah City Park, (509) 935-8991, www.chewelahchataqua.com

July 13–15, 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 13–15, 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 designate a driver. Marina Park, (206) 633-0422, www.kirklanduncorked.com

July 13–15, Grayland
WESTPORT WINDRIDERS KITE FESTIVAL
This festival on the beach showcases colorful kites, flying competitions and expert demonstrations. Grayland Beach, (360) 268-9422, www.westportwindriders.com

July 13–15 and July 20–22, Snoqualmie
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: BIG ADVENTURES TOUR 2018
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. (425) 888-3030, www.trainmuseum.org

July 14–15, Richland
SEE3SLAM 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT
A 3-on-3 tournament is the centerpiece of this sports-oriented weekend, which promises exhibition games, clinics and contests, including a shoot-off for an automobile. John Dam Plaza and George Washington Way, (509) 551-0969, www.see3slam.com

July 14–15, Vashon Island
VASHON QUILT GUILD’S QUILT SHOW
Hundreds of colorful quilts will be exhibited, including vintage gems, with displays of quilting techniques, vintage sewing machines and more. Vashon High School Gymnasium, (805) 610-6091, www.vashonislandquiltguild.net

July 14–15, Seattle
WEDGEWOOD ART FESTIVAL
A juried neighborhood art fair with more than 60 artists, the festival also offers music, kids’ activities and food vendors. Our Lady of the Lake School, (206) 898-5014, www.wedgewoodfestival.com

July 14 – December 6, Tacoma
MAKE/DO: A HISTORY OF CREATIVE REUSE
This exploration of using old objects to make new works reveals crafters’ role in bringing together communities; the exhibit showcases contemporary art and artifacts. Washington State History Museum, (253) 272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.org

July 15, Point Roberts
POINT ROBERTS GARDEN TOUR
Eight unique gardens on this self-guided tour include a beach side garden oasis, a garden with a range of Chilean plants and a forested setting with a series of “garden rooms” designed by an award-winning jewelry designer. www.pointrobertsgardenclub.org

July 18–22, 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.funbeach.com

July 19 – August 9, Tacoma
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS
Pacific Lutheran University hosts its 20thseason of professional jazz artists, playing on select evenings at the campus’ outdoor amphitheater, alongside the Mary Baker Russell Music Center; guest artists include Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto and Linda Small Christlieb. www.jazz-under-the-stars

July 20–21, Federal Way
POWELLSWOOD STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
The esteemed storyteller Donald Davis, a prolific author and recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, is among the storytellers at this entertaining annual event. PowellsWood Garden, (253) 529-1620, www.powellswoodfestival.com

July 20–22, 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, live music and a movie night. Seattle Center, (425) 295-3262, www.biteofseattle.com

July 20–22, Darrington
DARRINGTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
This year’s featured performers include Band of Ruhks, Volume Five, Dave Adkins and Sister Sadie, among others. Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, (425) 210-8277, www.darringtonbluegrass.com

July 20–22, 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 20–22, Vashon Island
VASHON ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
This jam-packed weekend starts with a Friday night street dance and continues with six stages of music and entertainment, a pancake breakfast, a grand parade and more. (206) 463-6217, www.vashonchamber.com

July 20–22, Winthrop
WINTHROP RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL
The state’s longest-running blues festival features Grammy Award winner Los Lonely Boys; each night concludes with a blues jam session in the beer garden. Blues Ranch, (503) 432-9477, www.winthropbluesfestival.com

July 20 – August 5, Port Angeles
AS YOU LIKE IT
Love blossoms in the forest in this Shakespeare in the Woods presentation, which takes place in the meadow outside the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (360) 457-3532www.pafac.org

July 20 – August 12, Seattle
LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
With her hair bigger than ever, Lauren Weedman (along with her alter ego Tami Lisa) and her band embark on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts in this ACT Theatre production. (206) 292-7676; 10% membership discount available. www.aaa.com/discounts

July 21, Bothell
ANDERSON SUMMER SCHOOL BREWFEST
More than 50 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins properties and Northwest breweries are featured at this event, with live bands playing music outdoors; remember to designate a driver. www.mcmenamins.com

July 21, 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, courthouse tours, kids’ games, music and food offering yet more enticements. (360) 580-7941, www.visitgraysharbor.com

July 21–22, 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, artists, a cutting field and crafts. Pelindaba Lavender Farm, www.pelindabalavender.com

July 26–28, Vancouver
3 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, www.hawaiianfestivalpnw.com

July 26–29, Stevenson
GORGEGRASS FESTIVAL
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Purple Hulls and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado 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, (509) 427-3938, www.stevensongorgegrassfestival.com

July 27–28, 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 27–28, Camas
CAMAS DAYS
The community celebrates summertime with a street fair featuring bathtub races and a parade, as well as a kids’ street with a rock-climbing wall and additional entertainment. (360) 834-2472, www.cwchamber.com

July 27–29, Lake Stevens
AQUAFEST
Watery fun is in store at this annual event, with activities ranging from waterski and stand-up paddleboard competitions to horse-drawn wagon rides and fireworks. (425) 397-2344.

July 27–29, Bellevue
BAM ARTSFAIR, BELLEVUE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND 6THSTREET FAIR
A trifecta 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.bellevuefest.org; www.bellevuedowntown.com

July 27–29, 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. Columbia Park and Wade Park, (509) 783-4675, www.waterfollies.com

July 27–29, Ellensburg
JAZZ IN THE VALLEY
Jazz, blues, swing and funk echo throughout the historic downtown area as performers wow festival audiences in 25 shows at eight venues; performers include Darren Motamedy, Jr. Cadillac, and Little Bill & The Blue Notes. (509) 925-2002, www.jazzinthevalley.com

July 27–29, Kingston
KINGSTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Just a 10-minute walk from the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry, this festival offers local music, crafts, food, a beer garden, a fine art show and more. Village Green Community Center, (360) 271-8236, www.kingstonfestivalwa.org

July 27–29, Tenino
OREGON TRAIL DAYS
Tenino’s Pioneer Village offers opportunities to try blacksmithing, candle making, woodworking and other activities, while a parade, rock and gem show, farmers market and live music fill the event with additional fun options. (360) 264-5075, www.teninoacc.org

July 27 – August 5, Walla Walla
ANNIE: THE MUSICAL
This family-friendly Broadway musical, part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series, features popular hits, including “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” Gesa Power House Theatre, (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

July 28, 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 designate a driver. Eastsound Village Green, (360) 376-4744, www.orcasislandciderfest.org

July 28–29, 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 29 – August 5, Port Townsend
PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL
Club shows 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, www.centrum.org

August 1–6, 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. Doe Bay, (360) 376-2291, www.doebayfest.com

August 2–4 Seattle
BLOOD WEDDING
Federico García Lorca's iconic Andalusian tale of a bride on her wedding day visited by her former lover is reinterpreted withlive music, dance and art installations, turning this theatrical work by The Williams Project into a combination block party, concert and communal gathering. Equinox Studios, www.thewilliamsproject.org

August 2–5, Monroe
C-FAIR CHARITY 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 Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Evergreen State Fairgrounds, www.mhcws.org

August 3–5, 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 3–5, Eatonville
EATONVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Glacier Park will be filled with art, crafts, metalwork and more, while live and silent auctions, food and a beer garden add to the enjoyment. Glacier Park,www.eatonvilleartsfestival.com

August 3–5, Seattle
SEAFAIR WEEKEND FESTIVAL
At the conclusion of the Seafair Festival, this weekend features hydroplane racing, the Boeing Seafair Air Show, wakeboarding, BMX riders and lots more action on land and water. Genesee Park, (206) 728-0123, www.seafair.com

August 3–18, Eastsound
ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nearly 20 individual performers will join the quartet-in-residence, the Miro Quartet, at this annual music festival, which features two evening performances of the complete Brandenburg Concertos. Orcas Center, (360) 376-6636, www.oicmf.org

August 3–31, 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, www.sanjuancountyarts.org

August 4, 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 4, Seattle
TINARIWEN
These guitar-poets from the southern Sahara desert blend blues, rock and pop with Berber and Arabic influences to create a hypnotic concert experience with a chorus of male voices and dance. Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

August 4, Yelm
YELM JAZZ IN THE PARK
Live music from some of the hottest Northwest jazz bands, plus food trucks and a beer and wine garden will jazz up the town. Yelm City Park, (360) 960-0165.

August 4–5, 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 and more; a movie under the stars begins at dusk. (360) 332-4544, www.blainechamber.com

August 4–5, 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 and brats add to the event. Heritage Park and Main Street, (253) 891-4260, www.rhubarbpiecapital.com

August 4–5, 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

August 8–19, Seattle
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography. The Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414; 10% AAA membership discount availablewww.aaa.com/discounts

August 9–11, 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 9–12, Morton
LOGGERS’ JUBILEE
This annual community event features log rolling, axe throwing and other logging competitions, as well as lawnmower and bed races. (360) 523-4049, www.loggersjubilee.com

August 10, Seattle
LUSIO: A NIGHT TO AWAKEN
As the sun sets, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and "awaken" with more than 30 light installations to explore, and ambient sounds to delight the senses. www.lusiolight.com

August 10–12, Toledo
MOUNT ST. HELENS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, the Blue J’s and Rusty Hinges are among the headliners at this annual event, with workshops, band scrambles and a gospel concert among the options. Toledo High School, (360) 520-4524, www.washingtonbluegrassassociation.org

August 10–12, 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 10–12, 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. (360) 376-6957, www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com

August 10–12, Edmonds
TASTE EDMONDS
Savor local foods, beer and wine, accompanied by live music, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Civic Field, www.tasteedmonds.com

August 11, Auburn
AUBURNFEST
Entertainment stages and a beer garden, as well as a play area with a super slide, climbing wall, pony rides and miniature golf offer plenty of options for families. Les Grove Park, (253) 931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov

August 11, Seattle
PEARL JAM: HOME & AWAY
With more than 200 artifacts directly from Pearl Jam band members and their Seattle warehouse, this will be the most-extensive exhibition to celebrate the music of Pearl Jam. MoPOP, (206) 770-2700, www.mopop.org

August 11–12, 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 12, 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 16–18, Woodinville
AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES
The annual charity wine event—featuring a picnic and barrel auction, winemaker dinners and a fun run—culminates Saturday evening with a multi-course wine gala at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery; be sure to designate a driver. (206) 326-5770,www.auctionofwawines.org

August 17, 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 90 of the region’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries will join forces at this benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation. Pike Place Market, (206) 774-5233, www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org

August 17–18, Langley
DOCKSTOCK 
A crab cook-off, a wine and beer garden on “D” Dock and live music in the evenings are Langley’s “thanks” to the boaters who cruise to this hamlet. South Whidbey Harbor, (360) 221-6765, www.visitlangley.com

August 17–18, Pullman
NATIONAL LENTIL FESTIVAL
Sampling lentil chili and lentil pancakes is just the start of this entertaining fest that focuses on this versatile legume; a lentil cook-off, live music, parade, bike ride and other activities add spice. (509) 344-3565, www.lentilfest.com

August 18, Yakima
RHYTHM AND BREWS FEST
Enjoy an evening of live rhythm and blues from national and regional performers, along with local food, wine and craft beer; remember to designate a driver. (509) 571-1328, www.yakimablues.com

August 18, 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 18, Port Townsend
THE UPTOWN STREET FAIR
A community parade, a crafts sale, children’s activities and entertainment enliven Lawrence and Tyler streets. (360) 385-7911, www.ptmainstreet.org

August 18–19, Stanwood 
ART BY THE BAY
Enjoy a wide variety of works by 40 Northwest artists at this annual street fair. Downtown Stanwood, (360) 629-2787, www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com

August 18–19, Port Townsend
ART PORT TOWNSEND 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 18–19, Lake Chelan
LAKE CHELAN CREATIVE 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

August 18–19, Union Gap
PIONEER POWER SHOW & SWAP MEET
Peruse antique farm implements and the flea market in between tractor pulls and a threshing bee; free train rides for kids. Fullbright Park, (509) 457-8735, www.centralwaagmuseum.org

August 19–26, Port Angeles
PAINT THE PENINSULA
The beauty of the Olympic Peninsula is translated onto canvas by professional artists during this event, which features daily sales and exhibitions. (360) 457-3532, www.paintthepeninsula.org

August 20–26, 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) 624-4020, www.kitefestival.com

August 24–26, Vancouver
VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jazz concerts and wine tasting make a perfect pairing; this year’s headliners include Judy Collins, Ana Popovich and multiple Grammy nominee Patti Austin; be sure to designate a driver. Esther Short Park, (360) 906-0441, www.vancouverwinejazz.com

August 24–26, 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 and chef demonstrations. Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, (360) 740-1495, www.wastategarlicfest.com

August 25, Wenatchee
WENATCHEE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
More than 30 wineries are at the center of this festival, with breweries and distilleries, as well as local eateries and caterers offering additional sips and tastes; be sure to designate a driver. (509) 664-7149, www.wenatcheewineandfood.com

August 25–26, Bellevue
ARTS IN THE GARDEN
Copper weather vanes, enamel birds, blown-glass flowers and additional garden art 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 26, Friday Harbor
CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
This annual charity event showcases classic and unique cars—with wine, music and prizes as an added bonus. San Juan Vineyards, www.sanjuanconcours.org

August 31 – September 2, Richland
TUMBLEWEED MUSIC FESTIVAL
Folk music, bluegrass, blues and more combine in this music-filled event alongside the might Columbia; dancing, food, and arts and crafts vendors add to the scene. Howard Amon Park, www.tumbleweedfest.com


Idaho

June 24, 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. www.schweitzer.com

July 19–21, 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 21-22, Stanley
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN MAMAS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Handmade items by more than 140 artists and crafters from across the West will be on offer, complemented by live music and a variety of foods. (208) 921-1433, www.sawtoothmountainmamas.com

July 27–28, Riggins 
RIGGINS HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
A parade of cars, live music by Mojo the Party Band and a community talent show on Friday night add up to a hot time along the banks of the Salmon River. Riggins City Park, (208) 628-3615, www.rigginshotsummernights.com

August 2–12, 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. War Memorial Field, (208) 265-4554, www.festivalatsandpoint.com

August 3–5, 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, 50thannual Art on the Green at North Idaho College campus and Taste of Coeur d’Alene at City Park add to the excitement; a bus connects all three events. (208) 415-0116, www.cdadowntown.com; (208) 667-9346, www.artonthegreen.org, (208) 651-0999, www.panhandlekiwanis.org

August 5, 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, www.myraspberryfestival.org

August 17–18, Wallace
HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL & 5K
The huckleberry-themed weekend includes a huckleberry-pancake breakfast, a pie-eating contest, a 5K walk/run and other summer festival fun. (208) 753-7151,www.wallaceidahochamber.com


Oregon

June 29 – July 14, Eugene
OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
Lectures, mini concerts and performances by acclaimed guest artists all focus on the music of this Baroque composer. (541) 682-5000, www.oregonbachfestival.org

July 14, 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; a beach party awaits, complete with live bands on two floating stages, slip-and-slides, food carts and an inflatable slide for kids. www.thebigfloat.com

July 21, 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 25–29, Reedsport and Winchester Bay
DUNEFEST
Races—including sand buggies, motorcycles and a poker run—are accompanied by a show and shine, live bands, helicopter rides and more. (541) 271-3495,www.dunefest.com

July 26–29, 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 80 independent craft breweries; be sure to designate a driver. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, www.oregonbrewfest.com

July 27–29, 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, with special bottlings available only at the event; be safe, and designate a driver. Linfield College, (503) 472-8964, www.ipnc.org

August 3–5, Happy Valley
PICKATHON
Roots and indie artists and bluegrass 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.pickathoncom

August 8–11, Astoria
ASTORIA REGATTA
A tradition since 1894, the regatta features sailboat races, Coast Guard demonstrations, parades and a kids’ zone. www.astoriaregatta.com


British Columbia

July 6–8, 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. Whistler Olympic Plaza, (604) 935-8410, www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com

July 13–15, Vancouver
VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
This venerable festival features more than 50 performers, including guest artists from more than 10 countries; this year’s performers include Ry Cooder, Neko Case and Son de Madera. Jericho Beach Park, (604) 602-9798, www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 18 – October 31, 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. Cougar Mountain, www.tagwhistler.com

July 28, August 1 and 4, 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 Beach, www.hondacelebrationoflight.com

August 10–19, 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


Event details are subject to change. Please confirm online or by phone.
 

Ongoing Events

Through June 23, Issaquah
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre, where it was launched 12 years ago before appearing in London, Chicago, Las Vegas and other locales. (425) 392-2202

Through June 23, Seattle
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
Artists will showcase new contemporary dance works in evening performances at Capitol Hill’s Broadway Performance Hall and Erickson Theatre; Art on the Fly (June 9) is a companion, free festival with live performances, dance classes and more, at South Lake Union. (206) 552-0694

Through July 8, Seattle
UNTIL THE FLOOD
This one-act, one-woman drama by Dael Orlandersmith focuses on the racial and social unrest following a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. ACT Theatre, (206) 292-7676

Through August 18, Seattle
WILD TENSIONS: HOW DESIGN MEDIATES THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
The Seattle Architecture Foundation hosts this gallery exhibition, which contemplates how design impacts how we experience nature, at the Center for Architecture & Design. (206) 667-9184

Through September 3, Vancouver
EMILY CARR IN DIALOGUE WITH MATTIE GUNTERMAN
The Vancouver Art Gallery unites two dynamic early 20thcentury artists in this exhibition that showcases the paintings of B.C.’s iconic landscape artist Emily Carr and photographs by Mattie Gunterman, who documented prospectors, miners, trappers and other pioneers living in rugged, wilderness settings. Vancouver Art Gallery, (604) 662-4719

Through September 9, Seattle
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: EDWARD S. CURTIS, MARIANNE NICOLSON, TRACY RECTOR, WILL WILSON
The Seattle Art Museum presents portrayals of Native identity, explored through the iconic photographic works of Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) displayed alongside contemporary works by Indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracey Rector and Will Wilson; photography, video and installations are all part of the mix. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100

Through September 22, Vancouver, British Columbia
BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
MacBeth and Timon of Athens will be joined by the contemporary drama As You Like It, with Beatles music and set in Vancouver, at this annual seaside theatrical event. Vanier Park, (604) 739-0559

Through December 31 Victoria
EGYPT: THE TIME OF PHARAOHS
This blockbuster exhibition at the Royal BC Museum features the lives of six pharaohs, including the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, whose 3,500-year-old sandstone bust is featured; the entire exhibition, from four key European collections, includes more than 300 original artifacts covering all aspects of ancient Egyptian life. The Royal BC Museum, (250) 356-7226

4th of July Celebrations

Aberdeen
SPLASH FESTIVAL 
Morrison Riverfront Park 
(360) 537-3230

Bainbridge
GRAND OLD 4TH AND STREET FAIR
Winslow 
(206) 842-3700

Bellevue
BELLEVUE FAMILY 4TH
Bellevue Downtown Park 
(425) 453-1223

Blaine
OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Downtown Blaine, (360) 332-4544

Burien
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Downtown Burien 
(206) 433-2882

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
(208) 664-3194 

Eastsound
ORCAS ISLAND 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
(360) 376-2273 

Friday Harbor
SAN JUAN ISLAND 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
(360) 378-5240

Kennewick
RIVER OF FIRE FESTIVAL
Columbia Park 
(509) 585-4525

Leavenworth
KINDERFEST
Front Street 
(509) 548-5807

Long Beach
FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH
Long Beach Boardwalk 
(360) 642-2400

Manson
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS 
(509) 888-1553 

Pullman
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Sunnyside Park, (509) 334-3565

Roche Harbor
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Roche Harbor Resort 
(360) 378-2155 

Seattle
SEAFAIR SUMMER 4TH
Gas Works Park
(206) 728-0123

Stevenson
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Skamania County Fairground 
(509) 427-8911 

Tacoma
FREEDOM FAIR AND AIR SHOW 
(253) 507-9357 

Vancouver
VANCOUVER’S FIREWORK SPECTACULAR
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 
(360) 992-1800

Yakima
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
State Fair Park 
(509) 248-7160 

Zillah
OLD FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Stewart Park 
(509) 829-5151

COUNTY AND REGIONAL FAIRS

July 19–22, Langley
WHIDBEY ISLAND FAIR
(360) 221-4677 

August 1–5, Lacey
THURSTON COUNTY FAIR
(360) 786-5453

August 3–12, Ridgefield
CLARK COUNTY FAIR
(360) 397-6180

August 8–11, Mount Vernon
SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR
(360) 416-1350

August 10–12, Port Townsend
JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR
(360) 385-1013

August 13–18, Lynden
NORTHWEST WASHINGTON FAIR
(360) 354-4111

August 14–18, Moses Lake
GRANT COUNTY FAIR
(509) 765-3581

August 15–18, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
BOUNDARY COUNTY FAIR
(208) 267-7041

August 15–18, Friday Harbor
SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
(360) 378-4310

August 14–18, Stevenson
SKAMANIA COUNTY FAIR AND TIMBER CARNIVAL
(509) 427-3980

August 16–19, St. Maries, Idaho
BENEWAH COUNTY FAIR
(208) 582-2217

August 16–19, Port Angeles
CLALLAM COUNTY FAIR
(360) 417-2551

August 23 – September 3, Monroe
THE EVERGREEN STATE FAIR
(360) 805-6700

August 31 – September 2, Republic
FERRY COUNTY FAIR
(509) 775-3146

August 31 – September 23, Puyallup
WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
(888) 559-3247