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Coming up: events across the region
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
Dragon Boat Festival, April 27. Olympia. www.stmartin.edu/oipd/events/dragonboat.
Spring Barrel Tasting, April 26-28, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Shorebird Festival, April 26-28, Hoquiam. shorebirdfestival.com.
Tour de Lopez bicycle ride, April 27, Lopez Island. 360-468-4664 or www.lopezisland.com.
Mount Rainier Spring Wine Tasting & Brew Festival, April 27, Ashford. www.road-to-paradise.com.
Loyalty Days, May 4-5, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or www.loyaltydayslongbeach.com.
Bloomsday, May 5, Spokane. www.bloomsdayrun.org.
Gig Harbor Beer Festival, May 11, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborbeerfestival.com.
Spring Barrel Tasting, May 18-19, Lake Chelan. lakechelanwinevalley.com.
Tualatin River Bird Festival , May 18, Sherwood, 503-625-5944 or tualatinriverbirdfestival.org.
Festival of Balloons, June 21-23, Tigard, 503-612-8213 or www.tigardballoon.org.
Battle of the Bones, June 21-23, Central Point. www.battleofthebones.com.
Fruit Loop Wine Celebration, June 22-23, Hood River. 541-386-7697 or www.hoodriverfruitloop.com.
North American Organic Brewers Festival, June 27-30, Portland. www.naobf.org.
Dubois Grouse Days, April 26-27, Idaho Falls. 208-313-2730 or www.grousedays.org.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival, May 23-27, Sun Valley. www.visitsunvalley.com.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 24-25, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 1, Riggins. www.bigwaterblowout.com.
Tofino Shorebird Festival, May 3-5, Tofino. 250-725-2560 or www.raincoasteducation.org.
Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, May 3-12, Kelowna. 250-861-6654 or www.thewinefestivals.com.
BC Yoga Conference, May 4-5, Penticton. 250-462-1025 or www.BCYogaConference.com.
Okanagan International Children’s Festival, May 23-25, Penticton. okchildrensfest.com.