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Coming up: events across the region
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
Ocosta Oyster Feed, May 4, Westport. 360-648-2190.
Loyalty Days, May 4-5, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or www.loyaltydayslongbeach.com.
Blessing of the Fleet, May 4, Ilwaco. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com.
Bloomsday, May 5, Spokane. www.bloomsdayrun.org.
Gig Harbor Beer Festival, May 11, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborbeerfestival.com.
Cleanwater Classic, May 18-19, Westport. 360-220-5735.
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.
San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour, June 1-2, San Juan Island. 360 378-5594 or www.sanjuanislandartists.com.
CruiZin Chelan, June 7-8, Lake Chelan. www.cruzinchelan.com.
Northwest Garlic Festival, June 15-16, Ocean Park, 888-751-9354 or www.opwa.com.
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, June 20-22, Walla Walla. celebratewallawalla.squarespace.com.
Friday Harbor Art Market, Fridays, June 21-Aug. 30, Friday Harbor.
Doggie Olympic Games, June 28-29, Long Beach, 800-451-2542 or www.doggieolympicgames.com.
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, Winthrop. www.winthropbluesfestival.org.
McMenamins’ UFO Festival, May 17-18, McMinnville. www.ufofest.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.
Hood River County Fair, July 24-27, Odell. www.hoodriverfair.org.
Oregon Brewers Festival, July 24-28, Portland. www.oregonbrewfest.com.
Van Gogh Days, Aug. 3-4, Hood River. 800-548-2243 or www.rasmussenfarms.com.
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.
Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, June 29-July 7, Sun Valley. 208-726-3423 or www.ridesunvalley.com.
4 Summit Challenge, July 27, Cascade. 208-630-4493 or www.visitidaho.org.
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.
Orecrusher XC Bike Race, May 11, Brackendale, www.testofmetal.com.
BC Spot Prawn Festival, May 11, Vancouver, www.chefstablesociety.com.
Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival, May 23-25, Penticton. 250-493-8800 or www.okchildrensfest.com.
Vancouver International Childrens Festival, May 27-June 2, Vancouver. 604-708-5655 or www.childrensfestival.ca.
Vancouver Craft Beer Week, May 31-June 8, Vancouver. 604-618-1963 or www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.
Quadra Island Studio Tour, June 1-2, Quathiaski Cove, www.quadraislandarts.com .
Spilli Chili Cook-Off Festival, June 1, Spillimacheen. 250-346-3306 or www.spillichilicookoff.com.
Sooke’s Secret Garden Tour, June 2, Sooke. 250-642-1397.
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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