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


Washington

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 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, (425) 392-2202, www.villagetheatre.org

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.

April 1–30, Skagit Valley
SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL
Farms through Skagit Valley blossom into a popular destination each April, when fields burst with millions of colorful tulips; free parking and tulip viewing is available at the RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town gardens. Don't miss our tips for things to do and see at and around the festival. (360) 428-5959, www.tulipfestival.org

April 6–May 26, Seattle
URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
This hilarious musical satire, a co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre and winner of three Tony Awards, pokes fun at the legal system, capitalism, politics and more, as well as at musical theatre itself. ACT Theatre, Falls Theatre, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.org

April 12–21, Seattle
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare’s comic tale of romantic confusion, now set in a lush Northwest-inspired forest, follows the quarrelsome King and Queen of the Fairies, mismatched lovers, and the mischievous Puck, all through George Balanchine’s enchanting choreography. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424. A 10% AAA discount is available when purchasing tickets online. More information at www.AAA.com/discounts.

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

April 15, Federal Way
AN EVENING WITH LEA SALONGA
Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, this singer and actress is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon and as the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

April 19, Wenatchee
MACBETH
Shakespeare’s traditional tale of murder and dark ambition gets a pared-down, bilingual (English and Spanish) adaptation from Seattle Shakespeare Company. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

April 19–20, Seattle
SEATTLE SCOTCH & BEER FEST
The tasting lounge will feature more than 50 craft beers, in addition to premium Scotch, whiskey and wine, and seminars will delve into the history and varieties of Scotch; remember to designate a driver. Fremont Studios, (206) 633-0422, www.scotchbeerfest.com

April 20, Long Beach Peninsula
LONG BEACH RAZOR CLAM FESTIVAL
The event that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map in the 1940s features razor clam–digging lessons, contests, music, an annual chowder cook-off and a giant clam fry. (360) 642-2400, www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com

April 20–May 12, Woodland
LILAC DAYS
Stroll colorful display gardens, purchase lilacs and tour the 1889 farmhouse of lilac hybridizer Hulda Klager during this annual spring festival. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, www.lilacgardens.com

April 23–28, Seattle
THE LIGHTNING THIEF
In this adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson discovers powers he can’t control and Greek gods messing with his life, and embarks on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The 5th Avenue Theatre, (206) 625-1900, www.AAA.com/discounts. 10% AAA discount available at the door.

April 25–28, Oak Harbor
HOLLAND HAPPENING: AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
From wooden shoe races to a parade, carnival and other events including arts and crafts and food vendors, this festival celebrates Oak Harbor’s Dutch and international heritage. Historic downtown, (360) 675-3755, www.oakharborchamber.com

April 25 – May 5, Wenatchee
WASHINGTON STATE APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Wenatchee honors the state’s signature crop at this 100th annual celebration, with a food fair at Memorial Park, a carnival, a grand parade and other events. (509) 662-3616, www.appleblossom.org

April 26–27, Spokane
POPS 6: PINK MARTINI
Accompanied by the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Portland-based Pink Martini puts on a dazzling tour that spans the globe with classical, jazz, and golden-era pop music, imbued with irresistibly chic musical flair. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

April 26–27, Olympia
PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES CELEBRATION
Imaginative costumes inspire appreciation and protection of the natural world at this moving visual spectacle that begins with a Friday-night luminary procession and continues with a second procession on Saturday; in addition, the city’s Spring Arts Walk goes on all weekend. (360) 705-1087, www.procession.org

April 26–28, Yakima Valley
SPRING BARREL TASTING
Approximately 45 participating Yakima Valley wineries offer samples of unfinished wines from the barrel, along with insights about winemaking; remember to designate a driver. (509) 965-5201, www.wineyakimavalley.org

April 26–28, Seattle
CHERRY BLOSSOM & JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Explore many facets of Japanese culture while enjoying delicious food, traditional tea ceremony and the rhythms of Taiko drums. Seattle Center, (206) 684-7200, www.cherryblossomfest.org

April 26–June 2, Seattle
NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
Through storytelling, debate and music, this show immerses us in the complex harmony of protest after the tragic bombing deaths of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org

April 27, Lopez Island
TOUR DE LOPEZ BICYCLE RALLY
This popular, family-friendly bicycling event attracts riders from throughout the Northwest with 5-, 12-, 17- and 31-mile routes through the beautiful Lopez Island landscape, ending with lunch. (360) 468-4664, www.lopezisland.com

April 27–28, Seattle
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Founded in 1969 to provide access to classical ballet to people of all backgrounds, this racially diverse, 16-member professional dance ensemble is committed to enhancing ballet as an art form. Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414. Purchase tickets online and save 10% use promo code STGAAA at checkout. More information at www.AAA.com/discounts

April 28, Bellingham
DIRTY DAN HARRIS FESTIVAL
The Fairhaven community celebrates its notorious pioneer founder with a spirited day of great food, races, live music, costume contests and a chili cook-off. Fairhaven Village Green, www.fairhaven.com

May 1–31, San Juan Islands
“HISTORY LIVES HERE” NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH
Talks, tours, walks and other special events will illuminate the islands’ history, from native life to homesteading to 20th-century events. (360) 378-6822 ext. 1, www.visitsanjuans.com/history-lives-here

May 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8–11, Wenatchee
DISNEY’S NEWSIES
Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, this Tony Award–winning musical follows the adventures of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies” who battle unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

May 2–5, Vancouver
THE SOCIETY F WASHINGTON ARTISTS 57TH ANNUAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE
Featuring 200 pieces of art by Washington and Oregon artists, this free show and silent auction are open to the public. Vancouver Water Resources Center Community Room, www.swavancouver.com

May 3–5, Walla Walla
SPRING RELEASE WEEKEND
Visitors can be among the first to enjoy newly released wines, many of which can be found only while visiting the wineries and tasting rooms. Be sure to designate a driver. (509) 526-3117, www.wallawallawine.com

May 5, Spokane
BLOOMSDAY RUN
Thousands of runners, walkers, wheelchair users and strollers take to the 12K course each spring. Downtown Spokane, (509) 838-1579, www.bloomsdayrun.org

May 9, 11 and 12, Walla Walla
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
This 2017 play, written by Lucas Hnath, imagines a sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House, which shocked 19th-century audiences by portraying a woman leaving marriage to pursue her own ambitions. Gesa Power House Theatre, (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

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

May 10–11, Manson
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Manson’s spring celebration includes the chicken noodle dinner and Queen Pageant on Friday and a quilt show, parade and street fair on Saturday. (509) 687-3833, www.mansonappleblossom.com

May 10–12, La Conner
LA CONNER GUITAR FESTIVAL
A wide range of handcrafted guitars by master luthiers, as well as workshops, concerts and vendors are all a part of this harmonious gathering. www.laconnerguitarfestival.com

May 10–12, Winthrop
’49ER DAYS
This celebration of Winthrop’s western history offers three days of country-style fun, with a parade, campfire stories and a barn dance. (509) 996-2125, www.winthropwashington.com

May 10–12 and 18–19, Camano Island and Stanwood
CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
More than 30 featured artists and five galleries around Camano and Stanwood open their doors to showcase their works for this Mother’s Day Weekend and beyond celebration. www.camanostudiotour.com

May 10 – June 2, Tacoma
THE FULL MONTY
After discovering that their wives enjoy watching male strippers, a group of unemployed steelworkers come up with a bold plan that exposes them emotionally as well as physically, and helps them to find strength in unity; rated R for male nudity. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867. $4 AAA membership discount available Friday and Saturday evenings when booking online or by phone. More details are at www.AAA.com/discounts.

May 11, Camano Island
MOTHER’S DAY SATURDAY SAIL
Historic wooden boats provided by The Center for Wooden Boats are available for free excursions (sign up early, as space is limited) for moms and their families at this annual event; enjoy toy boat building and other park activities while waiting for your ride. Cama Beach, (360) 387-9361, www.cwb.org

May 11, Seattle
TEN GRANDS
Ten grand pianos and 10 talented pianists will set the scene for this family-friendly variety show that benefits music education for youth. S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

May 11, Spokane Valley
DAYDREAMING
Join Pages of Harmony, a mens' barbershop chorus that sings a capella, for an evening of entertainment for the entire family. Valley Assembly Church, www.pagesofharmony.org

May 11–12, Leavenworth
MAIFEST
This Bavarian celebration of spring has live entertainment, a Grand March and traditional German dancing including the Maipole Dance. Downtown Leavenworth, (509) 548-5807, www.leavenworth.org/event/maifest-2019

May 13–19, Port Townsend
RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL
This time-honored community festival honoring the state flower still blooms with fun, including a bed race, pet parade and the grand parade on May 18. www.rhodyfestival.org

May 16–19, Leavenworth
SPRING BIRD FEST
Activities and classes for birders of all ages and skills. Wenatchee River Institute, (509) 548-0181 ext. 2, www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.com

May 16–19, Selah
SELAH COMMUNITY DAY AND PARADE
This celebration of community includes a dinner, car show, parade and other activities, with fireworks and 5K glow run closing out the festivities on Saturday night. Carlon Park, www.selahdays.com

May 17, Seattle
SYTTENDE MAI
Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood commemorates Norway’s Constitution Day with one of the nation’s largest Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebrations, featuring a mile-long parade and music at Bergen Place. www.17thofmay.org

May 17–19, Poulsbo
VIKING FEST
Poulsbo celebrates its Norwegian founders with traditional music and dance, a parade, lutefisk- and doughnut-eating contests, and a strongman competition. (360) 779-8657, www.vikingfest.org

May 18, Yakima
ROOTS & VINES FESTIVAL
Join in this celebration of Americana, roots and bluegrass music, featuring craft beverages made in the Yakima Valley. Be sure to designate a driver. Historic North Front Street, (509) 571-1328, www.rootsandvinesfest.com

May 18–19, Lake Chelan
SPRING BARREL TASTING
Celebrate the spring season with a weekend of wine tasting, sampling upcoming collections and releases that have yet to be bottled, at wineries and restaurants; drink responsibly—be sure to designate a driver. www.tastechelan.com

May 18–19, Tacoma
RE|SOUNDING VOICES: SONGS OF PLACE AND PEOPLE, HOPE AND COURAGE 
Northwest Repertory Singers find inspiration in the experience of homeward journeys literal and symbolic in this performance, and celebrate the human drive to overcome adversity. Mason United Methodist Church, www.nwrs.org

May 18–19, Whidbey Island
SAVOR SPRING FOOD, WINE & SPIRITS TOUR
This self-guided tour weekend yields tastes of treats paired with local wines and spirits at six locations from Clinton to Greenbank; remember to choose a designated driver. (360) 321-0515, www.whidbeyislandvintners.org

May 19, Federal Way
HARMONY KINGS: JUKEBOX MEMORIES
The tight, four-part harmony of this local men’s vocal group lends itself to a fun musical experience, with special guest Renegade, a 2018 Sweet Adelines International quartet finalist. Performing Arts and Event Center, (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

May 20, Seattle
MUSHROOM MAYNIA
Mushroom MAYnia showcases safe cultivation, hunting and harvesting methods, art and crafts all created from our fungi friends. Educational and fun for the whole family. Phinney Center Community Hall, (206) 522-6031, www.psms.org/mMaynia.php

May 24–27, Port Angeles
JUAN DE FUCA FESTIVAL
This Memorial Day Weekend bash brings around 50 regional and international music and dance performances, as well as arts and crafts, to four indoor stages and a free street fair. (360) 457-5411, www.jffa.org

May 24–27, Seattle
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Contra and Scandinavian dancing; Irish and Balkan music; poetry; sing-alongs; films; storytelling and much more represent the arts and culture of the region at this huge free festival (donations requested); this year’s theme is Youth Rising, with programming highlighting or curated by local young people. Seattle Center, (206) 684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org

May 29–June 2, Bellevue
BELLEVUE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 
More than 40 performances by national jazz masters, regional musicians, and high school and middle school bands will pay tribute to the creative power of music. Downtown Bellevue, (425) 453-1223, www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/jazz-and-blues-festival

May 31, Red Mountain and Tri-Cities
VINEYARD DINNER
This popular Winemaker Dinner Series pairs foods prepared by a local chef with Washington wines; remember to designate a driver. (206) 326-5754, www.auctionofwawines.org

May 31, Woodinville
DRINK PINK
Enjoy tastings of rosé,  white and red wines from more than 20 Woodinville wineries and light bites from Woodinville Wine Country chefs; remember to designate a driver. Novelty Hill Januik Winery, (425) 287-3298, www.woodinvillewinecountry.com

May 31 – June 9, Seattle
THEMES & VARIATIONS
Variety rules this mixed bill, led by Balanchine’s classically elegant Theme and Variations and his dazzling Tarantella pas de deux, a reduction of Shakespeare’s Othello in Jose Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, and Price Suddarth’s electric Signature. Pacific Northwest Ballet, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424. 10% AAA membership discount available at www.AAA.com/discounts.

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

June 1, Benton City
WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tastings from more than 20 Washington State wineries are accompanied by foods plated by local chefs at this music-filled event; remember to choose a designated driver. Col Solare Winery, (206) 326-5754, www.auctionofwawines.org

June 1, Friday Harbor
FRIDAY HARBOR BIKE FEST
Bike San Juan Island with its fantastic views of the Salish Sea, surrounding majestic mountains, lush farmland scenes, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a fox or two or maybe even experience a whale sighting – all for charity! BBQ, live music, and event medallion included in ticket price. www.fridayharborbikefest.org

June 1, Leavenworth
BIKE & BREWS FESTIVAL
This IMBA-sanctioned cross-country mountain bike race and beer festival has music and fun for the whole family. Be sure to designate a driver. Gibbs Organic Farm, www.evergreenmtb.org/bikeandbrews

June 1, Ocean Shores
OCEAN SHORES WEARABLE ART SHOW
"Hidden Meaning” is the theme of the eighth annual Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show. The runway-style fashion production is a fun, fast-paced celebration of creativity gone crazy with hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork designed to be worn. Ocean Shores Convention Center, (360) 589-7778, www.oswearableart.com

June 1–2, San Juan Island
SAN JUAN ISLAND ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR
More than 60 artists around the island will showcase their works in 22 art studios, offering diverse works and a peek at the creative process. www.sanjuanislandartists.com

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

June 7–9, Ocean Shores
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF COLORS
Bring your own kite, watch competitive team kite-flying and enjoy the spectacle of hundreds of colorful kites filling the air at this typically windy annual festival. (360) 660-7904, www.graysharborfestivalofcolors.com

June 7–9, Port Townsend
THE BRASS SCREW CONFEDERACY
Eccentricities will abound at this Steampunk event, with costumed adventurers and a flood of activities, from tactical croquet and augmented reality to street performances, a fashion show, music and dancing, lectures and more. www.brassscrew.org

June 7–9, Republic
PROSPECTORS’ DAYS
One of the state’s oldest gold-mining towns honors its heritage during a weekend packed with gold-panning demonstrations and competitions, a parade, fun run and more. (509) 850-1427, www.prospectorsdays.com

June 8, Spokane
SPOKANE LGBTQAI+ PRIDE PARADE AND RAINBOW FESTIVAL
This lively annual parade is followed by a festival with live music and entertainment, kids’ activities, an all-ages dance party and more, with fireworks to close the night. Riverfront Park, (509) 879-2820, www.outspokane.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Idaho

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

May 4–5, Moscow
MOSCOW RENAISSANCE FAIR
Moscow celebrates spring at this family-friendly event featuring music, crafts, a Maypole, food and more. East City Park, www.moscowrenfair.org

June 1–2, Coeur d’Alene
ROCK, MINERAL, GEM AND JEWELRY SHOW
The North Idaho Mineral Club puts on this dazzling show, with displays, demonstrations, vendors and kids’ activities. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, (208) 659-6173.

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

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

Oregon

April 20, Hood River
HOOD RIVER HARD-PRESSED CIDER FEST
The valley’s craft cider scene is exploding; this festival gives cider drinkers the opportunity to taste ciders from Hood River County and Northwest cider makers, with more than 30 cideries participating; remember to designate a driver. (541) 386-2000, hoodriver.org/cider-fest/

April 26–28, Astoria
ASTORIA WARRENTON CRAB, SEAFOOD & WINEFEST
Indulge in a Dungeness crab dinner or enjoy other fresh coastal cuisine, along with locally produced beer and wine; live music and crafts offer additional enticements; remember to designate a driver. Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center, (503) 325-6311, astoriacrabfest.com

May 16–18, McMinnville
MCMENAMINS’ UFO FESTIVAL
This 20th annual celebration of one of the first recorded sightings of modern flying saucers, believed to have happened nearby in 1950, features UFO experts as guest speakers, an Alien Abduction Dash fun run, a parade, costume contest, live podcast recordings and an Alien Costume Ball. Hotel Oregon, www.ufofest.com

May 17­–19, Astoria
SONGS OF THE EARTH
A performance by North Coast Chorale of a cantata, which reflects the Native American belief in the sacredness of the earth. Performing Arts Center, (503)791-5681, www.northcoastchorale.org

May 17­–19, Florence
FLORENCE RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL
This annual festival includes a show-and-shine car show, carnival, flower show and sale, vendors and live music, culminating in a parade on Sunday. (541) 997-3128, www.florencechamber.com

June 1 and 8, Portland
STARLIGHT PARADE AND GRAND FLORAL PARADE
The Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun, with marching bands, colorfully lit floats, glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries; the following weekend, the Grand Floral Parade is the Rose Festival’s signature event, featuring all-floral floats and equestrian units; reserved weatherproof seating available at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (503) 227-2681, www.rosefestival.org

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

British Columbia

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 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

May 17–19, Whistler
WHISTLER’S GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL
This lively festival encourages visitors to get out and enjoy the out-of-doors, with sports, clinics, workshops, art and concerts. www.greatoutdoorsfest.com

May 31–June 9, Vancouver
VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK
A celebration of craft brews at venues throughout town will culminate in a show at the PNE Fairgrounds, with 100 craft breweries and cideries offering more than 350 different beers and ciders, live music, lawn games, food trucks and market stalls; remember to designate a driver. www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com

June 5–September 21, Vancouver
BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well and Coriolanus will be joined by a theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare in Love at this annual seaside theatrical event. Vanier Park, (604) 739-0559, www.bardonthebeach.org

 


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things to do this weekend

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