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Coming up: events across the region
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, Winthrop, Okanogan County. winthropbluesfestival.org.
Darrington Bluegrass Festival, July 19-21, Darrington. darringtonbluegrass.com.
Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 19-21, Sequim. visitsunnysequim.com
Summer Arts Fair and Lavender Festival, July 20-21, San Juan Island. 866-819-1911 or pelindabalavender.com.
Allyn Geoduck Gallup, July 21, Allyn. beta.active.com/allyn-wa-wa/running/2nd-annual-allyn-geoduck-gallup-2013.
Three Days of Aloha Hawaiian Festival, July 25-27, Vancouver, Wash. hawaiianfestivalpnw.com
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, July 25-28, Stevenson, Skamania County, columbiagorgebluegrass.net
Southern Oregon Kite Festival, July 20-21, Brookings. southernoregonkitefestival.com
Chief Joseph Days, July 23-28, Joseph. 541-432-1015 or traveloregon.com.
Hood River County Fair, July 24-27, Odell. hoodriverfair.org.
Oregon Brewers Festival, July 24-28, Portland. oregonbrewfest.com.
Washington County Fair, July 25-28, Hillsboro. 503-648-1416 or bigfairfun.com.
Pickathon Roots Music Festival, Aug. 2-4, Happy Valley. 503-658-3057 or pickathon.com.
4 Summit Challenge, July 27, Cascade. 208-630-4493 or visitidaho.org .
1860 Days Celebration, Aug. 2-4, Pierce. 208-435-4406 or pierce-weippechamber.com.
Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 9-11, Ketchum. 208-726-9491 or sunvalleycenter.org/events/arts-a-crafts-festival.html.
Fall Fest of Northwest Microbrews, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Sandpoint. 877-487-4643 or visitidaho.org.