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Coming up: events across the region
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, through April, Mount Vernon. www.tulipfestival.org.
Spring Fair, April 18-21, Puyallup. www.thefair.com/spring-fair.
Spring Barrel Tasting, April 26-28, Yakima. 509-965-5201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Shorebird Festival, April 26-28, Hoquiam. www.shorebirdfestival.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. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.
World’s Longest Garage Sale, May 24-27, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com.
Hood River Blossom Time, through April 28, Hood River. www.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.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 24-25, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 1, Riggins. www.bigwaterblowout.com.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, through April, Vancouver. 604-257-8120 or
World Ski & Snowboard Festival, through April 21, Whistler. 604-938-3399 or www.wssf.com.
Victoria Harbour Boat Show, April 18-21, Victoria. 604-683-2628
Washington, 866-964-8913 or experiencewa.com
Oregon, 800-547-7842, traveloregon.com
Idaho, 800-635-7820 or visitid.org
B.C. , 800-435-5622 or hellobc.com
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