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A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle
Northwest travel guides
Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza, March 21-23, Ocean Shores. oceanshores.org.
Iron Man Strong Ale Festival, April 5, Stevenson. ironmanstrongalefestival.com.
Washington State Spring Fair, April 10-13, Puyallup. thefair.com/spring-fair.
Feast Walla Walla, April 12, Walla Walla. feastwallawalla.com.
Razor Clam Festival, April 19-20, Long Beach Peninsula. razorclamfest.com.
Black Lake Fishing Derby, April 26, Ilwaco. ilwaco-wa.gov.
Washington Comedy Festival, April 26, Wenatchee. laphpro.com.
Bloomsday, May 4, Spokane. bloomsday.org.
Balloon Stampede, May 9-11, Walla Walla. wwvchamber.com/pages/WallaWallaBalloonStampede/.
Penn Cove Water Festival, May 10, Coupeville. 360-682-5250 or penncovewaterfestival.com.
Spokane Lilac Festival, May 10-17, Spokane. spokanelilacfestival.org.
Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous, June 13-15, Pasco. mctama.org/sacajawea-bluegrass-festival.
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, June 20-22, Wenatchee. cashmerecoffeehouse.com/wrbfest.htm.
Vancouver USA Marathon, June 13-15, Vancouver. vancouverusamarathon.com.
Taste of Tacoma, June 27-29, Tacoma. tasteoftacoma.com/.
Cheese Days, July 11-13, Toledo. toledolionsclub.org/cheesedays.html.
Aquafest, July 25-27, Lake Stevens. aquafest.org.
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, Toledo. washingtonbluegrassassociation.org/.
Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or des.wa.gov .
Wurstfest, Feb. 28-March 1, Mt. Angel. 503-845-9440. mtangelwurstfest.com.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, March 29-May 4, Woodburn. 503-634-2243 or woodenshoe.com/.
Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, April 25-27, Astoria. 800-875-6807 or oldoregon.com.
Oregon Garden Brewfest, April 25-27, 503-874-8100 or oregongarden.org/events/brewfest.
Annual America’s Wild Rivers Coast Wine and Music Festival, May 9-10, Gold Beach. 541-247-0923 or goldbeachchamber.com.
Grande Ronde Spring Fest and Birdathon, May 16-19, La Grande. 800-848-9969 or unioncountychamber.org/pages/SpringFest.
Mount Pisgah Wildflower and Music Festival, May 18, Eugene. mountpisgaharboretum.com.
Hog Wild Days, May 30-June 1, Island City. 541-963-5017 or 541-963-8588.
Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest, June 21, Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623.
Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, June 28-20, Lincoln City. 800-452-2151 or oregoncoast.org/.
Salmon River Jet Boat Races, April 18-20, Riggins. rigginsidaho.com.
Weippe Camas Festival, May 23-24, Weippe. 208-435-4058.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival, May 30-Sept. 28, Boise. 208-429-9908 or idahoshakespeare.org.
Vancouver International Wine Festival, Feb. 24-March 2, Vancouver. 604-873-3311 or playhousewinefest.com.
Griz Days Winter Festival, Feb. 28-March 2, Fernie. 250-423-6868 or tourismfernie.com/events/griz-days-fernie-bc.
Victoria French Fest, March 6-9, Victoria. 250-388-7350 or francocentre.com.
Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 13-16, Kamloops. 888-763-2224 or bcchs.com/festival.html.
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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