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Coming up: events across the region
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Puget Sound
Hook the Hawg Salmon Derby, March 29-30, Cathlamet. www.wahkiakumchamber.com.
Dummy Downhill, March 30, Wenatchee (Mission Ridge). 509-663-6543 or missionridge.com.
Ho-Down Sho-Down BBQ & Brewfest, April 6, Wenatchee. www.missionridge.com.
Spring Fair, April 18-21, Puyallup. www.thefair.com/spring-fair.
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo, April 20-21, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com.
Chelan Nouveau, April 20-21, 27-28, Lake Chelan. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.
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.
Tour de Lopez bicycle event, 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.
Bloomsday, May 5, Spokane. www.bloomsdayrun.org.
Spring Barrel Tasting, May 18-19, Lake Chelan. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.
CruiZin Chelan, June 7-8, Lake Chelan. www.cruzinchelan.com.
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, June 20-22, Walla Walla. celebratewallawalla.squarespace.com.
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, Winthrop. www.winthropbluesfestival.org.
Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show, March 22-24, Portland,
503-880-3642 or www.betterlivingshow.org.
Hood River Blossom Time, April 12-28, Hood River. hoodriver.org.
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.
Hood River County Fair, July 24-27, Odell. www.hoodriverfair.org.
Oregon Brewers Festival, July 24-28, Portland. oregonbrewfest.com.
Van Gogh Days, Aug. 3-4, Hood River. 800-548-2243 or www.rasmussenfarms.com.
Sun Valley Film Festival, March 14-17, Sun Valley. 208-928-7818 or www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.
Treefort Music Festival, March 21-24, Boise. 208-721-2887 or treefortmusicfest.com.
Dubois Grouse Days, April 26-27, Idaho Falls. 208-313-2730 or www.grousedays.org.
Boise Flower and Garden Show, March 22-24, Boise. 503-335-3336 or gardenshowboise.com.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 24-25, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Upper Island Music Festival, through April 14, Nanaimo. 250-390-9192 or
Sea to Sky Nordic Festival, through March 30, Whistler. www.whistler.com.
Victoria Harbour Boat Show, April 18-21, Victoria. 604-683-2628
Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival, May 23-25, Penticton. 250-493-8800 or www.okchildrensfest.com.
Washington, 866-964-8913, Ext. 3249, or experiencewa.com
Oregon, 800-547-7842 or traveloregon.com
Idaho, 800-635-7820 or visitid.org
British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or hellobc.com
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