Explore the Pacific Northwest

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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


Washington

February 1–24, Tacoma
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Fans of the composer won’t want to miss this jam-packed selection of twenty of his most well-known songs from his most popular works. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.AAA.com/discounts; AAA members save $4 on select performances when purchasing tickets by phone, online or in person at the box office.

February 15, Federal Way
ROBERT CRAY
The five-time Grammy–winning artist, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, brings his signature style of blues- and soul-influenced R&B to the Federal Way Performing Arts Center. (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org.

February 15–16, Everett
THE EVERETT FILM FESTIVAL
A Friday night reception kicks off a weekend of engaging films, documentaries and shorts. Since its creation in 1997, the festival has primarily showcased works that were directed, written or produced by women or feature strong female leads. Everett Performing Arts Center, (425) 257-8600, www.everettfilmfestival.org

February 15–16, Bremerton
KITSAP QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
The theme for the group’s 33rd annual show is Stitches of Love, featuring more than 200 quilts, plus a members boutique, silent auction, demos and more, at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. www.kitsapquilters.com

February 15–17, Pasco
RADCON
Art shows, gaming rooms, educational panels, vendors and costume contests revolve around the fantasy, science and sci-fi genres at this popular weekend event. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, www.radcon.org

February 15–17, Ellensburg
SPIRIT OF THE WEST COWBOY GATHERING
This event brings traditional cowboy musicians, poets and artists together to celebrate the Western life through readings, songs, dance, and a gear and art show. (509) 925-2002, www.ellensburgcowboygathering.com

February 15–17, Yakima
CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW
Yakima Valley SunDome, (509) 952-1014, www.shuylerproductions.com

February 15–17, Spokane
SPOKANE AUTO SHOW
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, www.spokaneautoshow.com

February 16–17, Winthrop
SNOWSHOE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Players and spectators gather at the town’s ballfield for this President’s Day Weekend tradition, featuring coed teams donning snowshoes to play softball in the snow. (509) 996-2125, www.winthropwashington.com

February 16–17, Ocean Shores
RENEWED ANTIQUE SHOW
Ocean Shores Convention Center, (360) 580-5046, www.tourismoceanshores.com

February 16–18, Ocean Shores
SEABREEZE WALKING FESTIVAL
On your marks! Get set! Stroll! This walking event, hosted by Capitol Volkssport Club, features six American Volkssport Association–sanctioned walks and a bike route. (360) 459-8167, www.evsa.online

February 19, Seattle
THE CHIEFTAINS
Blending tradition with modern music, The Chieftains have been internationally recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music for more than five decades. S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

February 20–24, Seattle
NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
Washington State Convention Center, (253) 238-3807, www.gardenshow.com

February 21–24, Bellevue
WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Come listen—and dance—to traditional American acoustic and bluegrass music on five stages at the Hyatt Regency, with performances by bands ranging from Sons of the Pioneers to Don Vappie’s Creole Jazz Trio. (253) 428-8056, www.wintergrass.com

February 21 – March 2, Bellingham
BELLINGHAM HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
Insightful films are screened at several city venues to encourage the community to explore and engage with important social issues. www.bhrff.webs.com

February 21 – March 2, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene
INLANDER RESTAURANT WEEK
Diners can enjoy prix fixe three-course meals at more than 100 participating area restaurants. (509) 325-0634, www.inlanderrestaurantweek.com

February 22 – March 24, Seattle
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
At the edge of a small village’s cemetery, a young lawyer catches a glimpse of a mysterious woman, dressed all in black, and is drawn into the village’s cursed and haunted history. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.AAA.com/discounts; AAA members save 10% on tickets to select performances purchased by phone or at the box office.

February 22–24, Pasco
REGIONAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW
TRAC Center, (509) 735-2745, www.hbatc.com

February 23, Kent
GREEN RIVER GLASS SHOW AND SALE
Kent Commons, (253) 852-5250

February 23–24, Langley
MYSTERY WEEKEND
Amateur sleuths converge on the seaside town to solve the 35th annual interactive whodunit. (360) 221-6765, www.visitlangley.com

February 23–24, Bremerton
KITSAP ANTIQUE SHOW
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, (360) 479-6226, www.antiqueshowkitsap.com

February 23–24, Spokane
SPOKANE GOLF & TRAVEL SHOW
Spokane Convention Center, (509) 621-0125, www.spokanegolfshow.com

February 23–March 3, Seattle
SPRING SEATTLE HOME SHOW
CenturyLink Field Event Center, (425) 467-0960, www.seattlehomeshow.com

February 28–March 3, Spokane
SPOKANE HOME & YARD SHOW
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

February 28 – May 12, Seattle
JEFFREY GIBSON: LIKE A HAMMER
The first major museum exhibition of Jeffrey Gibson’s work reflects the artist’s multi-faceted, multi-cultural identity, blending traditional elements of Native American art with contemporary art and pop culture references. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org

March 1–3 Winthrop
WINTHROP BALLOON FESTIVAL
Over a dozen colorful balloons take flight against the snowy mountain backdrop of this “Old West” town early every morning, and balloons glow like enormous lanterns at Saturday evening’s Nighttime Balloon Glow. (509) 996-2125, www.winthropwashington.com

March 1–24 Everett
I DO! I DO!
This classic musical from the writers of The Fantasticks tells the story of Michael and Agnes’s marriage from wedding through the perils and triumphs of arguments, children and more, all via a charming score. Village Theatre at the Everett Performing Arts Center, www.AAA.com/discounts. A 10% AAA discount is available by calling the box office: Everett: (425) 257-8600, mention code AAAVT.

March 1–31 Seattle
ROMEO + JULIET
Two young star-crossed lovers kept apart by their families remain at the center of the classic story, but this new production honors the glorious language of this timeless play and makes it accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences alike. ACT Theatre, Allen Theatre, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.org

March 2–3 Coupeville
PENN COVE MUSSELFEST
The famous local bivalve is the centerpiece of this Whidbey Island festival filled with a chowder tasting, mussel cooking demonstrations, farm tours and other fun. (360) 678-5434, www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com

March 2–3 Ocean Shores
BEACHCOMBERS FUN FAIR
Enjoy exhibits, vendors and seminars, plus kids’ scavenger hunts and Sunday morning beach walks. Ocean Shores Convention Center, www.tourismoceanshores.com

March 2–10 Tacoma
CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
The beloved little monkey and his trusty human companion, The Man with the Yellow Hat, go on a whirlwind adventure to Europe as they try to help their neighborhood friend and chef, Luigi, to win The Golden Meatball culinary competition. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.AAA.com/discounts. A $2 AAA discount is available by going to tmp.org or calling the box office.

March 7–9 Seattle
JOSHUA BELL MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO
The timeless elegance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto demands vulnerability from its performers, and violinist Joshua Bell rises to the challenge. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (206) 215-4747, www.AAA.com/discounts. A 15% AAA discount is available by going to seattlesymphony.org and using code AAASSO prior to selecting seats.

March 8–10 Spokane
CUSTER'S SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Spokane Fair & Expo Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

March 8–23 Seattle
SHEATHED
Written by local playwright Maggie Lee and produced in association between Macha Theatre Works and Theatre Off Jackson, this exploration of why we fight is set in the aftermath of a devastating war between clans, where two swordswomen forge an unlikely friendship in a strange new world of peace. Theatre Off Jackson, (608) 909-1252, www.machatheatreworks.com

March 9 Olympia
PNW REGIONAL HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES A CAPELLA FESTIVAL
This Pacific Northwest regional a cappella competition features tight harmonies, cool beat-boxing and smooth dance moves, styled around great love songs and comic gems; the winner will compete at the Nationals. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, (360) 491-3305, www.mce.org

March 9–10 Spokane
CLASSICS 7: KORNGOLD AND SHOSTAKOVICH
Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu and guest conductor Rei Hotoda present Korngold’s dramatic Violin Concerto, Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, written as a requiem for the dead of WWII, and Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Musica Celestis.” Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

March 9–10 Seattle
WOOF BY WOOF WEST
hosted by the Seattle Kennel Club, CenturyLink Field Event Center, www.seattledogshow.org

March 14 Wenatchee
CIRQUE ÉLOIZE: SALOON
The infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy set in the Old West of America’s expansion. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

March 14–17 Seattle
BACH MASS IN B MINOR
Thunderous fugues and brilliant choruses, as well as focused solos for voices and instruments rival the drama of any opera in this mass that synthesizes 35 years of Bach’s music. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (206) 215-4747, www.AAA.com/discounts. AAA discount available by going to seattlesymphony.org and using promo code AAASSO prior to selecting seats.

March 14–April 21 Issaquah
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
When 15-year-old Christopher is wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he is determined to use his extraordinary mind to solve the mystery, but his investigation is complicated by distrust of strangers and difficulty interpreting everyday life. Also shows April 26–May 19 in Everett. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, Village Theatre, (425) 392-2202, www.AAA.com/discounts. A 10% AAA discount is available by calling the Everett box office: (425) 257-8600, mention code AAAVT at checkout.

March 15 Dayton
BLUE MOUNTAIN BRIX & BREW FESTIVAL
This festive annual celebration combines entertainment with live and silent auctions, food, and a beer and wine social; remember to designate a driver. Fairgrounds Pavilion, (509) 382-4825, www.historicdayton.com

March 15–16 Ocean Shores
RAZOR CLAM FESTIVAL & SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA
Artist booths, live music, chowder and seafood competitions, cooking demos and even a clam décor auction are among the festivities. Ocean Shores Convention Center, (360) 289-2451, www.oceanshores.org

March 15–17 Blaine
WINGS OVER WATER NORTHWEST BIRDING FESTIVAL
Celebrate the abundance of migratory birds in this beautiful coastal area with field trips, viewing stations, exhibits, displays, expert speakers, workshops and more. (360) 543-9982, www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com

March 15–17 Spokane
INLAND NORTHWEST MOTORCYCLE SHOW AND SALE
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, www.spokanemotorcycleshow.com

March 15–24 Seattle
DIRECTOR’S CHOICE
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director Peter Boal presents three contemporary works, including new works commissioned for the company by American choreographers Robyn Mineko Williams and Matthew Neenan, as well as a work by Justin Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens. (206) 441-2424, www.AAA.com/discounts. A 10% discount is available by going to pnb.org/mypromo/?promo=AAA19.

March 15–April 28 Seattle
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
After leaving her husband and children 15 years prior, Nora Helmer is met on her return home with recriminations and explosive family drama in this continuation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House. Leo K. Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.AAA.com/discounts. A 10% AAA discount is available at the box office or call 206-443-2222. Use code AAA at checkout.

March 16 Spokane
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK IN CONCERT
The Fox Theater returns to movie magic and its silver screen roots with a new, larger screen and the original Indiana Jones adventure film, featuring John Williams’ epic score performed live by the Spokane Symphony. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

March 16–17 Puyallup
CROSSROADS DOLL & TEDDY BEAR SHOW
Washington State Fair Events Center, (775) 737-1955, www.dolls4all.com

March 16–17 Sequim
SOROPTIMIST GGALA GARDEN SHOW
Sequim Boys and Girls Club, (360) 460-5522, www.sequimgardenshow.com

March 17–23 Seattle
PINOCCHIO
The well-known story of a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy is presented as an hour-long, narrated ballet for children and families, performed by students of Pacific Northwest Ballet school and illustrated with delightful scenery. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.org

March 17 Walla Walla
ÍMAR IN CONCERT
This five-member Irish/Celtic band has been awarded top prizes in their field for their blend of traditional Irish music with some contemporary and original compositions, including nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles. Gesa Power House Theatre. (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

March 18 Centralia
IMAGERY!
This free exploration of what sound can represent to listeners’ imaginations includes Gould’s An American Salute, Debussy’s Nocturnes, Wagner’s Siegfried’s Funeral March, and Stravinsky’s Firebird. Corbet Theatre, Centralia College, (360) 520-3702, www.pncoa.org

March 21 Spokane
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
In pursuit of her dreams, Elle Woods takes on sexism, stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in this hilarious and fun award-winning musical. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-3440, www.AAA.com/discounts. AAA member discount is available by going to www.wcebroadway.com, then click on the PROMO CODE box, enter TRIPLEA.

March 21–24 Spokane
BIG HORN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SHOW
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 487-8552, www.bighornshow.com

Mar. 22–24 Othello
OTHELLO SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL
The spring return of these leggy birds to Othello and the nearby Columbia National Wildlife Refuge makes this the perfect time for viewing tours, and wildlife and geology lectures, including live raptors. Othello High School, (866) 726-3445, www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org

March 22–April 14 Seattle
MARIE: A NEW MUSICAL
It is an exquisite new musical (formerly titled Little Dancer), part fact, part fiction, based on a famed masterpiece by Edgar Degas and the unknown dancer who inspired it, about the conflicting demands of life and art, and an artist with one last chance for greatness. The 5th Avenue Theatre, (206) 625-1900, www.AAA.com/discounts. Show your AAA card at the door for a 10% discount on tickets.

March 22–April 14 Tacoma
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
A soon-to-be-married couple, a bumbling best man, an intoxicated chaperone, and a pair of gangsters posing as pastry chefs are just part of this madcap comedy recording come to life. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.AAA.com/discounts. AAA discount of $4 on select performances by calling or going online.

March 22–April 14 Spokane
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
(See Mar. 14-Apr. 21 listing in Seattle for description) Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage, Spokane Civic Theatre, (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com

March 23–31 and April 6–7 Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
This annual festival (in Seattle and Mercer Island in March and Issaquah in April) showcases the best Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema. (206) 388-0833, www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org

March 26–31 Seattle
CATS
Winner of seven Tony Awards, this recording-breaking musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of the magical night when a tribe of cats gathers for their annual ball and decide which of them will be reborn. Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414, www.AAA.com/discounts. Purchase tickets online and save 10% at stgpresents.org/groups/aaa and use promo code STGAAA at checkout.

March 27 Spokane
BRYAN SMITH: CAPTURING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith shares his philosophy on adventuring with purpose and why the best expeditions include the danger of failure, whether in the deepest canyons of the South Pacific or the tallest mountains across North America. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-3440, www.AAA.com/discounts. AAA member discount is available by going to www.wcebroadway.com, then click on the PROMO CODE box, enter TRIPLEA.

March 28–31 Seattle
TASTE WASHINGTON
Farm luncheons are among the tasty options at this food and wine extravaganza that pairs foods from 65 local restaurants with wines from 235 local wineries; cooking demonstrations and seminars with top sommeliers are a fun bonus; remember to designate a driver. CenturyLink Field Event Center, (425) 412-7070, www.tastewashington.org

March 29 Federal Way
BUMPER JACKSONS
The Bumper Jacksons bring together country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass and more, with powerhouse vocals, drums, brass and steel. Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

March 29–31 Puyallup
GEM FAIRE
Fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Get jewelry repair and cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. Washington State Fair Events Center,
(503) 252-8300, www.gemfaire.com

March 30–31 Seattle
VEGFEST
Information and inspiration star equally in this celebration of vegetarian living, with free health screenings, talks on nutrition and health by doctors, cooking demonstrations and 500 different foods to sample. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, (206) 706-2635, www.seattlevegfest.org

April 14  Olympia 

SLURP
Shellfish dishes prepared by local restaurants are the pearl of this party, which includes a celebrity slurp-off, live auction and music, as well as local ales and regional wines. The event benefits shellfish habitat restoration. Fish Tale Brew House, (360) 754-2744, pcsga.org/slurp

Idaho

February 15–24, Sandpoint
WINTER CARNIVAL
This family-friendly celebration is the cure for cabin fever, with an opening night parade of lights followed on other days by a canine keg pull, pub crawl, fireworks and other fun outdoor activities. (208) 263-2161, www.sandpointwintercarnival.com

February 22–23, Moscow
LIONEL HAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jazz masters from around the world lead workshops with students by day and perform in concerts by night. University of Idaho, (208) 885-5900, www.uidaho.edu

March 29–31 Coeur d’Alene
THE COEUR D’ALENE BLUES FESTIVAL
This festival celebrating all things blues kicks off Friday night with a double-boat “blues cruise” with two bands and features more concerts throughout the weekend. Coeur d’Alene Resort, (208) 765-4000, www.cdabluesfestival.com

April 19–21 Riggins
SALMON RIVER JET BOAT RACES
Friday evening’s barbecue and boat show kick off this 35th annual weekend of exciting jet boat racing on the “River of No Return,” including a firework show over the river on Saturday night. (208) 413-7401, www.rigginsidaho.com

 

Oregon

February 15–17, Willamette Valley
OREGON TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
Fans of native Oregon truffles have opportunities to hunt for truffles with trained truffle dogs; enjoy dishes made with truffles, along with wine pairings; and to purchase these delicacies; January events will take place in the Eugene area, with February events in the Yamhill Valley area. (888) 695-6659, www.oregontrufflefestival.org

February 20–March 3, Portland
2019 PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
Regional, national and international artists perform across town, while conversations and other events round out the fun. (503) 228-5299, www.pdxjazz.com

March 1–31 Portland
PORTLAND DINING MONTH
The city’s top restaurants offer three-course meals for $33 during the month of March, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank and making this a great time to explore this culinary destination. www.travelportland.com

March 7–10 Cannon Beach
SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE & CULINARY FESTIVAL
Relishing a weekend in Cannon Beach during this festival brings the added bonus of wine tastings, dinners, a wine walk and more; remember to designate a driver. (503) 717-1122, www.savorcannonbeach.com

March 16–17 Junction City
DAFFODIL DRIVE FESTIVAL
A 15-mile scenic country drive leads to a festival where homemade cinnamon rolls,  handmade quilts and daffodils fill the halls. www.junctioncity.com/news/daffodils

March 23–31 Oregon Coast
SPRING WHALE WATCHING
Volunteers at 24 sites along the Oregon coast help you spot gray whales during their spring migration north. (541) 765-3304, www.whalespoken.org

 

British Columbia

March 14–17 Kamloops
KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL
Western art and gear will be on display, with entertainment and workshops on everything from cowboy poetry to songwriting and guitar picking and harmonica. Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, (888) 763-2221, www.bcchs.com

April 4–27 Vancouver
VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The beauty of cherry trees in bloom is celebrated at this event. Sakura Night culinary experience at Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park and Sakura Days Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden are among the blossom-centric experiences. (604) 257-8120, www.vcbf.ca

April 5–7 Sun Peaks
SNOWBOMBING CANADA
Europe’s largest snow and music festival comes to North America for the second time, blending snow sports with more than 30 artists at seven venues. (855) 578-5395, www.snowbombingcanada.com

April 26–May 5 British Columbia
B.C. CIDER WEEK
B.C. Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider, and welcomes spring with events spanning the province, including five major festivals, craft cider pairing meals, tap-takeovers and more, from Kelowna to Vancouver Island and points in between; remember to designate a driver. www.nwcider.com


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

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