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

pioneer power show in union gap

PIONEER POWER SHOW & SWAP MEET

August 18–19, Union Gap


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

huckleberry festival in wallace, id

HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL & 5K

August 17–18, Wallace
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

national lentil festival in pullman, wa

NATIONAL LENTIL FESTIVAL

August 17–18, Pullman
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

port townsend artists' studio tour

ART PORT TOWNSEND STUDIO TOUR

August 18–19, Port Townsend
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

lake chelan creative arts festival

LAKE CHELAN CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL

August 18–19, Lake Chelan
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


Washington

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 19–29, Seattle
DON GIOVANNI
Mozart meets the #MeToo movement in The Core Ensemble’s adaption of this classic tale; a wealthy Casanova takes advantage of everyone in his life—until the women in his workplace band together to bring him down. 12thAvenue Arts, www.thecoreensemble.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, Ocean Shores
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
This end of summer celebration features handcrafted items, with entertainment, rock climbing, food vendors and a beer garden adding to the fun. Ocean Shores Convention Center, www.associatedarts.org

August 31 – September 2, Seattle 
BUMBERSHOOT
Summer always goes out with a bang at this urban arts extravaganza that showcases dance, film, music, performing arts, theater and more. Seattle Center, www.bumbershoot.org

August 31 – September 2, Oak Harbor
OAK HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Two main stages with more than 30 bands are at the heart of this festival in historic downtown Oak Harbor, with beer gardens, food vendors, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities adding to the event. www.oakharborfestival.com 

August 31 –­ September 2, Olympia
OLYMPIA HARBOR DAYS
Tugboat races and a vintage tugboat show celebrate the city’s maritime heritage, while a sand sculpting competition, traditional salmon bake and tall ship excursions, enliven the weekend. Percival Landing and Port Plaza, (360) 556-0498,www.harbordays.com

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

September 1–2, Birch Bay
DISCOVER BIRCH BAY DAYS
The family fun includes a parade and crab fest on Saturday, and chainsaw wood-carving, with works up for auction. (360) 371-5004, www.birchbaychamber.com

September 1–2, Belfair
HOOD CANAL HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL
This gathering of the clans features high-spirited entertainment, including pipe bands and Celtic dancers, highland games, dog herding demonstrations and additional merriment. Belfair State Park, (360) 275-4935, www.hoodcanalscots.org

September 1–2, Ferndale
HOVANDER HOMESTEAD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
The historic Hovander House and its iconic red barn will serve as the backdrop to two stages with live music and entertainment, with national and local bluegrass bands providing the soundscape. Hovander Homestead Park, www.hhbgf.org

September 1–2 Lopez Island
LOPEZ ISLAND ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR
Visit artists’ studios throughout the island, where you can meet the artists and learn about their visions and techniques, as well as purchase original works of art. www.lopezstudiotour.org

September 1 – Feb. 10, Seattle
WWI AMERICA
Developed by the Minnesota History Center and making its West Coast debut, this major exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry tells the extraordinary stories of Americans—both the legendary and the unsung—during the Great War, and explores many local issues related to the war that occurred in our region. MOHAI, (206) 324-1126, www.mohai.org

September 2–4, Long Beach Peninsula
CHINOOK ARTS FESTIVAL
Arts and crafts will be showcased at this event, which features blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolors, pottery, wood sculpture and more. (360) 642-2400, www.funbeach.com

September 7–9, Bingen 
HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL
Wild huckleberries come in all forms during this annual festival—by the gallon, in ice cream and pie, or in pancakes; vendors, live music and other entertainment add to the fun. Daubenspeck Park, (509) 493-3607, www.huckleberry-fest.com

September 7–9, Mukilteo 
MUKILTEO LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL
The highlights include salmon bakes and lighthouse tours, plus a parade and Snohomish County’s biggest fireworks display. (425) 353-5516, www.mukfest.com

September 7–9, Seattle
SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL
This Italian street fair in Georgetown celebrates all things Italian through cuisine, a beer and wine garden and three nights of live music and kids’ activities. South Angelo Street, (253) 872-1900, www.sangennarofestivalseattle.org

September 7–9, Port Townsend 
WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
Beautiful wooden vessels—more than 300 of them—line the docks, offering vintage boat enthusiasts plenty to ogle at, at this annual event; a who’s who of wooden boat experts add educational opportunities. Northwest Maritime Center, (360) 385-3628,www.woodenboat.org

September 7–30, Seattle
SKYLIGHT
When a schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, a successful businessman, they are forced to deal with conflicting ideologies and the unspoken truths of their past. ACT Theatre, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAA260).

September 8, Winslow
BAINBRIDGE QUILT FESTIVAL 
Winslow Way and Winslow Green will be festooned with a patchwork of quilts, thanks to the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild; a quilt raffle, quilts for sale and a sew-in are among additional enticements. www.bainbridgequiltfestival.com

September 8, Federal Way
FEDERAL WAY RHYTHM AND BREWS FESTIVAL
Four bands, beer, wine and cider tastings, and food trucks are at the heart of this new festival. Town Square Park, (253) 252-2693, www.fwbrews.com

September 8, Mount Vernon
SKAGIT RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL
Celebrate the mighty Skagit River and the return of spawning salmon with music, a salmon barbecue, fly-fishing demonstrations, Native American cultural activities and additional activities. Edgewater Park, (360) 510-2528, www.skagitriverfest.org

September 8, Quilcene 
QUILCENE FAIR AND PARADE
“We Treasure Our Roots” is the theme for this year’s fair and parade, at the Quilcene School grounds. www.quilcenefair.com 

September 8, Tacoma
WHEELS & HEELS ANNUAL GALA: CHROME AND GLASS
Seventeen rare BMW motorsports vehicles are spotlighted at this year’s event, with auctions, a plated dinner by Tom Douglas Restaurants and fireworks adding to the evening’s events. LeMay–America’s Car Museum, (253) 779-8490, www.americascarmuseum.org

September 8–9, Port Angeles
GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
The Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association hosts this exhibition of gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry and more. Vern Burton Community Center, (360) 681-3811, www.sequimrocks.org

September 8–9, Ocean Park
ROD RUN TO THE END OF THE WORLD
Acres of automobiles, from Model A’s to 1960s and ’70s muscle cars, will be on display and cruising around the peninsula. (360) 665-3565, www.beachbarons.com

September 8 – Jan. 6, Bellingham
ENDANGERED SPECIES: ARTISTS ON THE FRONT LINE OF BIODIVERSITY
The Whatcom Museum takes on a thought-provoking topic in this interdisciplinary exhibition, with 80 works spanning the 19ththrough 21stcenturies, from artists ranging from George Catlin to Andy Warhol. (360) 778-8936, www.whatcommuseum.org

September 9 – November 10 
SAVOR THE SAN JUANS
Harvest season on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands brings farm tours, harvest events, harvest dinners and many additional events, such as demonstrations and workshops, and a film festival. www.visitsanjuans.com/savor

September 11–16, Seattle
WAITRESS
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage when she enters a pie-baking contest, in this Broadway musical with original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Paramount Theatre, (888) 451-4042, www.stgpresents.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAASTG).

September 13–16, Odessa 
DEUTSCHESFEST
Odessa embraces its German-immigrant roots with festivities centered on sausage, strudel, oompah music and craft beer. (509) 982-0049, www.deutschesfest.com

September 13–16, Gig Harbor
GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
An opening night gala and Sunday awards ceremony are among the cornerstones of this annual festival, which celebrates independent films. Galaxy Theatre, (253) 851-3456, www.gigharborfilm.org

September 13 – Nov. 18, Issaquah and Everett
THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
A Village Theatre original from The 2013 Festival of New Musicals, this is the tale of anaverage American guy who wakes up to discover that his life has become a musical; at Issaquah through October 21, and October 26–Nov. 18 in Everett. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah and Everett Performing Arts Center, (425) 392-1942, www.villagetheatre.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAAVT).

September 14–16, Vashon Island
ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Conscious Cartoons International will produce this new festival, which featuresshort works addressing social issues, from peace and justice to the joys and pain of the human condition. Vashon Theatre, www.consciouscartoons.org

September 14–16, Long Beach Peninsula
CACHE DASH SPLASH
This contemporary treasure hunt brings together geocachers from near and far to search for geocaches, exploring the Long Beach Peninsula as they make their discoveries. www.cachedashsplash.com

September 14–16, Edmonds
PUGET SOUND BIRD FEST
Birders, naturalists and families flock to this annual opportunity to learn about avian species, with speakers, guided walks, land- and water-based field trips and more. Frances Anderson Center, www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com

September 14–16, Seattle
ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK FESTIVAL
It’s all Greek to attendees of this lively Montlake festival, which features folk dancing and the chance to sample Greek wine, gyros, baklava sundaes and more. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, (206) 631-2500, www.seattlegreekfestival.com

September 14–16, Tukwila
SEAPEX
Philatelic exhibits and more than 30 stamp dealers are at the heart of this event, which also features seminars, free evaluations of stamp collections and free stamps for kids. Tukwila Community Center, www.seapexshow.org

September 14–16, Walla Walla 
WALLA WALLA VALLEY QUILT FESTIVAL
Display quilts, a quilt block challenge, a silent auction and more make this the must-stitch event of the season. Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, (541) 938-6130,www.wallawallaquiltfestival.org

September 14 – October 7, Tacoma
DISNEY’S NEWSIES
Inspired by true events, when turn-of-the-century publishing titans raise the price of newspaper distribution, newsboy Jack Kelley rallies newsies from across New York City to strike back and fight for what’s right.Tacoma Musical Playhouse (253) 565-6867, www.tmp.org; AAA discount of $4 off Fri.-Sat. evening performances (use promo code AAA Member).

September 15, Brooklyn
BROOKLYN/SAGINAW LOGGERS SHOW
Local loggers from throughout the Pacific Northwest will compete in traditional logging events, with classic logging equipment on display, including one of the last working steam donkeys. Brooklyn Tavern, (360) 533-2324.

September 15, Seattle
FISHERMEN’S FALL FESTIVAL
This free event commemorates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to Salmon Bay docks, with hands-on art projects including wooden boat building; a prize-fishing pond and other family activities round out this celebration of seafarers. Fishermen’s Terminal, www.fishermensfallfestival.org

September 15, Shoreline
WASHINGTON STATE BUTTON SOCIETY SHOW
Displays of buttons draw collectors, quilters, jewelers and crafters to this colorful annual event. Trinity Presbyterian Church, www.washingtonstatebuttonsociety.org

September 15­–16, Edmonds
EDMONDS ART STUDIO TOUR
Fifteen private studios displaying the works of 30 local artists in the Edmonds area offer the opportunity to watch artists at work; paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and more are among the offerings. www.edmondsartstudiotour.com

September 16, Waitsburg
PIONEER FALL FESTIVAL
A pie-baking contest, vintage style show, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and demonstration of historic arts and crafts are all a part of this old-fashioned festival. Bruce House Museum, (509)337-3009, www.waitsburghistoricalsociety.org

September 19–23, Langley
DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST
Tcha Limberger, Cyrille Aimee and the Adrien Moignard Trio are among the acts at this year’s festival, which explores the traditions and innovations of Gypsy jazz. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, (360) 221-8268, www.djangofestnw.com

September 20 and 23, Walla Walla
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: THE MUSICAL
This screening of the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, featuring the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, tells the story of love between an American GI and a young dancer in the “City of Light” in 1945. (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

September 21–22, Bellingham
BELLINGHAM SEAFEAST
Bellingham has a rich maritime history and modern-day commercial fishing sector; this festival honors these traditions, with a salmon dinner, survival suit races and sea shanty performances. Zuanich Point Park and Squalicum Harbor, www.bellinghamseafeast.com

September 21–23, Port Townsend
PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL
Guests have the opportunity to meet filmmakers and view a wide variety of movies at this annual festival, held in seven theaters in the town’s waterfront National Historic District; the festival features a movie under the stars each night. (360) 379-1333, www.ptfilmfest.com

September 21-23, Spokane Valley
VALLEYFEST
This community-centric event in locations throughout the valley kicks off with a parade on Friday, with weekend-long events including a car show, musical performances on two stages and athletic events. (509) 922-3299, www.valleyfest.org

September 21–29, Seattle
JEROME ROBBINS FESTIVAL
In celebration of legendary American choreographer Jerome Robbins’ centennial, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s artistic director Peter Boal has selected seven iconic works, ranging from Circus Polkato West Side Story Suite. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.orgAAA discount available for online ticket purchases (use promo code AAA1718).

September 21–29, Seattle
LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL
Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers showcases new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia. www.nwfilmforum.org

September 22, Leavenworth
WENATCHEE RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL
This annual festival celebrates the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River, with entertainment, food, craft booths and outdoor activities. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery, (509) 548-6662, www.salmonfest.org

September 22–23, Auburn
CASCADE GEM & MINERAL SHOW
Vendors, displays, demonstrations and kid's activities add layers of options at this show, with a free rock for every child. Green River College, www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org

September 28, Wenatchee
ZEPPELIN USA
Zeppelin USA (ZUSA) borrows from studio and live versions of Led Zeppelin’s music to deliver a true sonic Zeppelin experience. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org.

September 28–30, Spokane Valley
SPOKANE OKTOBERFEST
German foods, singing, dancing, games and beer offer an all-ages weekend of autumn fun. CenterPlace Regional Event Center, www.spokaneoktoberfest.com

September 28–30, Leavenworth 
WASHINGTON STATE AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL
The leaves are turning, just in time for music in the gazebo, street dances, games and a parade in downtown Leavenworth. Downtown, (509) 548-5807, www.autumnleaffestival.com

September 28 – October 7, Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND GROWN WEEK
Whidbey Island’s chefs, farmers, specialty food purveyors and artisan producers join forces to create a 10-day celebration of local products and experiences ranging from multi-course meals with local ingredients to farm adventures and hands-on culinary workshops.  www.whidbeyislandgrown.com

September 29, Yakima 
FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL      
Yakima celebrates one of its top crops with a competition (and sampling) of craft beers produced with Yakima Valley hops; be sure to designate a driver. Millennium Arts Plaza, (509) 823-4174, www.freshhopalefestival.com

September 29–30, Carnation
MICHELMASSE FESTIVAL
The days of yore come to life at this annual festival through performances, hands-on experiences and demonstrations ranging from cider-pressing to blacksmithing. Camlann Medieval Village, (425) 788-8624, www.camlann.org

September 29–30, Tri-Cities
TRI-CITY ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR
This self-guided driving tour showcases the works of diverse artists, in their own studios. (509) 588-8446, www.tricityartistsopenstudiotour.com

September 30, Snohomish
SNOHOMISH CLASSIC CAR AND HOT ROD DISPLAY
Classic, vintage, hot rods, stocks and modified, specialty cars and trucks are among the vehicles on display along First Street in historic Snohomish. (360) 568-2526, www.snohomishchamber.org

October 1 – Nov. 15, Long Beach Peninsula 
WILD MUSHROOM CELEBRATION
Each fall, participating restaurants and inns incorporate the peninsula’s delectable wild mushrooms into special dinners and classes, and experts lead hikes through an Oregon park. (360) 642-2400, www.wildmushroomcelebration.com

October 4­–6, Bellingham
HARK, THE HERALD HEADLINES SING!
This zany new cabaret musical takes song cues from the local newspaper, from stories to ads to obits.Firehouse Performing Arts Center, (360) 305-6526, www.bellinghammusicclub.org

October 4–6, Seattle
NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE
This critically acclaimed female Indian dance ensemble (included in the New York Times’ annual “Best Dance” of the year for 2015 and 2016) is joined by guest artists from Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company, and Indian and Sri Lankan musicians. Meany Theater, (206) 543-4880, www.artsuw.org

October 5, Spokane
TERRAIN
This annual, juried multimedia art and music event celebrates young and emerging artists in the Spokane area, with new works by hundreds of artists whose works range from painting to poetry to interactive art and film. Downtown Spokane, www.terrainspokane.com

October 5–6, Tacoma
CANDLELIGHT TOUR 
Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, as more than 100 re-enactors bring to life the men and women of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 404-3970, www.fortnisqually.org

October 5–6, Olympia
FALL ARTS WALK
Downtown Olympia businesses will open their doors to visual and performing artists, with demonstrations, hands-on activities and street performances adding to this feast for the eyes. Downtown Olympia, (360) 753-8380, www.olympiawa.gov/artswalk

October 5–7, Port Angeles
DUNGENESS CRAB & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
A whole-crab meal in the centerpiece of this annual event, which also features14 local and regional restaurants onsite offering everything from crab bisque to Dungeness paella; live music, art and more add zest to the flavors. Port Angeles City Pier, (360) 452-6300, www.crabfestival.org

October 5–20, Leavenworth
OKTOBERFEST 
Festivalgoers are treated to a Munich-style celebration, complete with live music, German foods, arts and crafts and beer, the first three Fridays and Saturdays of the month. Downtown Leavenworth, www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

October 5 – Nov. 10, Seattle
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
Based on the internationally best-selling novel and adapted by playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, this Seattle Repertory Theatre performance tells the harrowing, yet heartfelt, tale of the unlikely connection that blossoms between two Afghan women in war-torn Kabul. Seattle Repertory Theatre at Bagley Wright Theatre, (206) 443-2222 www.seattlerep.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAA).

October 6, Skagit Valley 
FESTIVAL OF FAMILY FARMS
A dozen local farms throw open the barn doors for hands-on activities, tours, tastings and a peek at the agricultural life. (360) 421-4729, www.farmtour.com

October 6, Vancouver
OLD APPLE TREE FESTIVAL
A celebration of the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted in 1826, features fruit tree talks and a (limited) give-away of cuttings, with live music, kids’ activities and walking tours of the fort among additional enticements. Old Apple Tree Park, Fort Vancouver, (360) 487-8308, www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry

October 6, Enumclaw
VIKING FEAST
A whole smoked pig is the centerpiece of this Viking-centric event, complete with Viking trivia questions and entertainment; costumes are encouraged. Danish Hall, (360) 802-4326, www.enumclawdanishsisterhood.com

October 6–7, Cashmere
APPLE DAYS
The museum’s annual fundraiser features an apple pie contest and bake sale, gold panning and live music, among other activities. Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village, (509) 782-3230, www.cashmeremuseum.org

October 6–7, Shelton 
OYSTERFEST
At the festival’s centerpiece—the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships—contestants vie for titles in shucking speed and half-shell presentation; local nonprofit vendors serve up around 100 seafood delicacies and other tasty foods. Port of Shelton, www.oysterfest.org

October 6–7, Issaquah 
SALMON DAYS
The city celebrates the return of salmon each fall to Issaquah’s downtown hatchery and area streams with a parade, street fair and live music. Downtown Issaquah, (425) 392-0661, www.salmondays.org

October 6–7, Marysville
ROCKTOBERFEST
Demonstrations, club displays, food, and fun and games for kids are part of the mix at this rock and gem show, with fossils, jewelry, beads and more showcased. Totem Middle School, (425) 346-9313, www.marysvillerockclub.com

October 6–7 and 13–14, Lake Chelan 
LAKE CHELAN CRUSH
The valley’s wineries invite visitors to tour their cellars, stomp grapes and taste juice from the press, as well as enjoy wine dinners and music; be sure to designate a driver. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com

October 6–7 and 13–14, Whatcom County
WHATCOM ARTIST STUDIO TOUR
Artists’ demonstrations and a self-guided scenic country drive combine in this fall tour of more than 35 juried artists’ studios. www.studiotour.net

October 6–8 and 13–14, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties
TWIN HARBORS STUDIO TOUR
Visit artists’ studios in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, where 50 artists will demonstrate their works; paintings, pottery, glass and fiber arts are among the unique offerings. (360) 589-6085, www.artdrives.blogspot.com 

October 9 – Nov. 4, Seattle
COME FROM AWAY
Celebrating the triumph of humanity over hate, this Tony Award–winner tells the story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded on 9/11 in a small town in Newfoundland, and the compassion and kindness they found there. Fifth Avenue Theatre, (206) 625-1900, www.5thavenue.orgAAA membership discount available by phone (use promo code AAA260).

October 12­–14, Ilwaco and Oysterville
WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Classical pianist Alpin Hong is among the guest artists at this festival, which brings talented musicians, from jazz to classical, to seaside settings. (503) 298-3777,www.watermusicfestival.com

October 12–20 Seattle
HEAR ME ROAR
The Seattle Women’s Chorus celebrates 15 years on stage with stirring stories of strength, survival and hope as the worlds of disco, Broadway and Hollywood are brought together in this choral extravaganza. Seattle First Baptist Church, www.seattlechoruses.org

October 12 – Nov. 11, Seattle
OSLO
This 2017 Tony Award–winning play tells the true story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband who coordinated top-secret peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the 1993 signing of the Oslo Accords.ACT Theatre, (206) 292-7676,www.acttheatre.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAA260).

October 13–14, Red Mountain, Yakima and Yakima Valley
CATCH THE CRUSH
More than 40 wineries toast the harvest with grape stomps, tours and wine sales; be sure to designate a driver. (509) 965-5201, www.wineyakimavalley.org

October 13–14, Ilwaco
CRANBERRIAN FAIR
This celebration of the peninsula’s annual cranberry harvest looks at this tart fruit through the lens of history, culture and cuisine. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, (360) 642-3446, www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

October 13–27, Seattle
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
A tense and haunting tale of a governess’s encounters with menacing spirits—or perhaps the manifestations of an overactive imagination—in an isolated mansion belonging to her mysterious employer. McCaw Hall, (206) 389-7676, www.seattleopera.org

October 15–21, Tri-Cities
509 TOUR DE ARTS 
More than 20 venues, including Red Mountain Wineries, private studios and local businesses, will offer demonstrations and displays of works by 30 artists. www.509tourdearts.com

October 17 – Nov. 25, Seattle
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY
Created and performed by master storyteller, author and actor Mike Daisey, this series of 18 stand-alone monologues explores a history of the United States characterized by the struggle of those who have fought against exploitation to make American ideals a reality. Leo K. Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org

October 18 and 20, Seattle
BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2016, showcases his artistry with Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 1. Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4700, www.seattlesymphony.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAASSO).

October 18–21, Tacoma
TACOMA HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
This annual event, complete with holiday music and entertainment, culinary demonstrations and Santa, features 550 booths with art, crafts, specialty foods and unique gifts. Tacoma Dome, (425) 889-9494, www.holidaygiftshows.com

October 18 – Jan. 21, Seattle
PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JODHPUR, INDIA
Nearly four centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India, come to the United States for the first time in this exhibition of paintings, ceremonial objects, arms and armor, jewels and carved furnishings. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org

October 19–21, Quinault
QUINAULT MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
Elaborate displays of freshly harvested mushrooms, presentations by mushroom experts, guided mushrooming, mushroom-growing workshops and autumn menus featuring mushrooms are all a part of this annual event at Lake Quinault Lodge.(360) 288-2900, www.olympicnationalparks.com

October 19–21, White Salmon
WHITE SALMON FALL ART WALK
Visit studios and artists at this annual event, with 15 artists’ works—sculptures, paintings, prints, glass art and more—showing at six locations throughout town. www.whitesalmonarts.org

October 19–31, Seattle
THIS IS HALLOWEEN
This original, dark fantasy musical adaption of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmasfeatures Can Can Productions’ signature cabaret and burlesque stylings, with live orchestral music, vocal performance and spooky video projections. The Triple Door, (206) 838-4333, www.thecancan.com

October 21, Wenatchee
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
This 20-strong choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org.

October 23–28, Seattle
ON YOUR FEET!
With music by Emilio and Gloria Estefan, this production tells the real-life story of the artists’ journey to America and their inspiring journey to the top of the pop charts. Paramount Theatre, (888) 451-4042, www.stgpresents.orgAAA membership discount available (use promo code AAASTG).

October 26-27, Bothell
STITCHES QUILT SHOW
More than 100 quilts will be on display as local quilt artists put on demonstrations and explain the craft; a handmade boutique and vendors add opportunities to buy locally made works and the tools to do your own projects.IUOE Union Hall, www.straythreads.org

October 26–28
FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
Documentaries and docu-dramas will highlight compelling stories about humanitarian efforts, environmental issues, social concerns and daring explorations;award-winning documentary films, special events and Q & A sessions with the filmmakers offer additional opportunities to engage. The event will be held at five venues within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal. www.fhff.org

October 28–30, Spokane Valley
SPOKANE OKTOBERFEST
German dancing and singing add authentic flair to this celebration, with beer, entertainment, food and fun among the offerings. CenterPlace Regional Event Center, (509) 621-0125, www.spokaneoktoberfest.com


Idaho

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

August 31 – September 3, Sandpoint
SCHWEITZER’S FALL FEST 
Craft beer is spotlighted at this festival, with regional wines and food, a soda-tasting tent for kidsd, hard cider and live music throughout the Labor Day weekend. (208) 263-9555, www.schweitzer.com

October 10–14, Wood River Valley
TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL
Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley celebrate the history and culture of sheep ranching in Idaho and the West, with folk and traditional arts centered on the annual tradition of moving sheep from their summer mountain pastures down to the valley for winter grazing; music, dance, storytelling, sheepdog trials and the Big Sheep Parade, with 1,500 sheep traveling down Main Street of Ketchum, are all among the entertaining options. www.trailingofthesheep.org

October 12–13, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
SHARE YOUR LOVE OF QUILTING 
More than 100 quilts will be on display, including wall hangings and antique quilts, at this open, non-judged show put on by the 9B Quilters. (208) 267-5355

October 21–21, Lewiston
HELLS CANYON GEM CLUB SHOW
Displays, demonstrators, dealers and a silent auction make this annual show shine. Nez Perce County Fair Building, (208) 413-1806, www.hellscanyongemclub.com


Oregon

September 1–3, Portland
ART IN THE PEARL
Portland’s North Park blocks are filled with art, theater, music and hands-on activities during this top-notch arts festival, which offers the chance to view works by numerous local and regional artists. (503) 512-9071, www.artinthepearl.com

September 6–16, Portland
TBA (TIME-BASED ART FESTIVAL)
Contemporary art projects burgeon throughout the city at this festival, with live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks and visual art installations. (503) 224-7422, www.pica.org

September 7–9, Cannon Beach
COTTAGE & GARDEN TOUR
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s annual tour showcases the vintage cottages, beautiful gardens and dream homes of the town, along with a weekend-long series of events including concerts, wine tasting, a luncheon lecture and an English-style garden tea. www.cbhistory.org

September 12–15, Pendleton 
PENDLETON ROUND-UP        
Bareback riding and other classic contests, as well as parades and entertainment are at the heart of this authentic Western town’s famous annual rodeo. Pendleton Round-Up Stadium, (541) 276-2553, www.pendletonroundup.com

September 13–16, Portland 
FEAST PORTLAND 
With a night market, the Grand Tasting, dinners, classes and seminars, this flavorful festival continues to grow, with events taking place throughout the Rose City. www.feastportland.com

September 28–30, Astoria
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BREW CUP
Three dozen regional brews and ciders, along with local food carts and family entertainment offer an Oktoberfest vibe along the town’s historic waterfront; be sure to designate a driver. Barbey Maritime Center, www.pacificnorthwestbrewcup.com

September 30 Welches
WILD ABOUT GAME
Four chefs from Portland and four chefs from Seattle compete in a game-cooking competition, in four different game meat­­–based categories; visitors have the opportunity to learn about and taste different game meats prepared by culinary experts; a marketplace and cocktail competition add to the fun on the slopes of Mount Hood.www.nickyusa.com/wild-about-game

October 12–14, Hood River 
HOOD RIVER VALLEY HARVEST FESTIVAL
This old-fashioned harvest festival, complete with music and crafts, features local produce, including Anjou pears, heirloom apples and pumpkins. (541) 386-2000,www.hoodriver.org

October 19–21, Astoria
ASTORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Showcasing independent filmmaking from around the world, the festival will screen an array of films, from documentaries to features. Liberty Theater, (503) 484-5122, www.goaiff.com


British Columbia

September 7–8, Victoria 
GREAT CANADIAN BEER FESTIVAL
A good time is brewing at Royal Athletic Park, where aficionados sample beers from across Canada; be sure to designate a driver. Royal Athletic Park, (250) 383-2332, www.gcbf.com

September 7–9 Vancouver
SKOOKUM FESTIVAL
With a music lineup of legends and emerging artists, and set in beautiful Stanley Park, this inaugural festival features live art and multimedia installations by local artists, complemented by a food truck roundup and dishes by some of Vancouver’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs; tasting areas showcase B.C. wines, local distilleries and craft breweries. www.skookumfestival.com

September 11–16, Whistler
WHISTLER VILLAGE BEER FESTIVAL
Billed as “a rad time with thousands of festivalgoers and the mountains as your backdrop,” this festival, in a walkable village, features unique cask nights, craft beer–infused menus and blind taste testing to determine the champion brewery. www.wvbf.ca

September 27 – October 7, Okanagan Valley  
FALL OKANAGAN WINE FESTIVAL
Celebrate the grape harvest in B.C.’s premier wine-growing region at more than 80 events—including vineyard tours and lunch among the vines; be sure to designate a driver. (250) 861-6654, www.thewinefestivals.com

September 27 – October 12, Vancouver
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The lineup of more than 320 films from 70 countries includes a B.C. Spotlight, showcasing the province’s filmmaking talent. Vancity Theatre, (604) 683-3456, www.viff.org


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

Ongoing Events

Through August 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

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 August 19, Whistler, British Columbia
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. 

Through August 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 available.  

Through August 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.

Through September 3, Vancouver, British Columbia
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 9, Port Townsend
OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
This 35th annual summer concert series offers 12 world-class performances of chamber music and other styles over six weekends.

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 October 31, Whistler
VALLEA LUMINA
Montreal’s award-winning Moment Factory will stage a fantastical, multimedia night walk in a forest at Cougar Mountain, 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.

Through 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.

Through December 31, Victoria, British Columbia
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

Through Spring 2019, 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

county and State Fairs

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 29 – September 2, Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA FAIR & FRONTIER DAYS
(509) 527-3247

August 30 – September 2, Ritzville
WHEAT LAND COMMUNITIES’ FAIR
(509) 659-1936

August 30 – September 3, Ellensburg
KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR
(509) 962-7639

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

August 31 – September 23, Puyallup
WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
(888) 559-3247
AAA membership discount available (use promo code AAA18).

September 6–9, Cashmere
CHELAN COUNTY FAIR 
(509) 782-3232

September 6–9, Okanogan
OKANOGAN COUNTY FAIR
(509) 422-1621

September 6–9, Colfax
PALOUSE EMPIRE FAIR
(509) 397-6263 

September 7–9, Dayton 
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR
(509) 382-4825 

September 7–16, Spokane Valley
SPOKANE COUNTY INTERSTATE FAIR
(509) 477-1766

September 13–16, Othello
OTHELLO FAIR
(509) 488-2871

September 13–16, Moscow, Idaho
LATAH COUNTY FAIR
(208) 883-5722

September 14–16, Pomeroy
GARFIELD COUNTY FAIR & RODEO
(509) 843-3701

September 20–23, Lewiston, Idaho
NEZ PERCE COUNTY FAIR
(208) 743-3302

September 21–30, Yakima
CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
(509) 248-7160

September 27–30, Nezperce, Idaho
LEWIS COUNTY FAIR
(208) 937-2311