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Your guide to Northwest festivals, shows, celebrations and more.

Looking for fun things to do this weekend or on your next road trip? Our events calendar is your go-to source for information on exciting festivals, street fairs, concerts, performances, exhibitions and other gatherings and experiences across the Pacific Northwest.

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September 8 – 18, Vancouver
Vancouver Fringe Festival 2022
Festival features a wide range of works focused on productions that are ‘for everyone’. Various locations in Granville Island and around Vancouver.
(604) 257-0350
Event Website

September 10, between Vancouver and Whistler
RBC Gran Fondo
A point-to-point, family-friendly road cycling event along the famous Sea to Sky Highway. Distance options of 55 to 122 km (34 to 75 miles) offering beautiful landscapes and a clear, traffic-free passage.
Event Website

September 13 – 18, Whistler
Whistler Village Beer Festival
Annual festival of craft beer with two main tasting events on the weekend, plus cask nights, beer battles, foodie nights and more throughout the entire week.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Event Website

September 29, Victoria
Foggy Isle Film Festival
Dark comedy and macabre-themed film event showcasing short films that celebrate all that is darkly hilarious, weird, and macabre.
Victoria Event Centre
Event Website

September 29 – October 9, Vancouver
Vancouver International Film Festival 2022
This annual film festival showcases exceptional cinema with over 120 features, conferences, performances, and other unique events that celebrate film and film culture.
(604) 683-3456
Event Website

September 29 – October 31, Vancouver
HowlOver Canada
Halloween at FlyOver Canada is a multi-dimensional theatre attraction and fun for kids and adults alike.
Canada Place (Cruise Terminal)
(855) 463-4822
Event Website

September 30, Vancouver
Brewhalla Beer & Musical Festival
A fun-filled evening where 60+ craft beers from local breweries can be enjoyed along with local musicians, food trucks and other refreshments. 
The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Event Website

September 30, Whistler
David and Ken: Comedy with Music
Audience-fueled, conversational comedy with real stories, character-driven improv scenes, and hilarious, spontaneous songs with world-class guitar playing.
Maury Young Arts Centre
Event Website

October 15 & 16, Whistler
Whistler Writers Festival
Annual festival celebrating the written word, and a chance to connect with the very best Canadian and international authors, attend workshops, readings, speaker panels, and enjoy music and great conversation with other readers and writers. Various locations.
Event Website

October 15, Whistler
Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra
From first-time relay participants to experienced ultra-marathoners, there’s something for runners of all abilities. Distances range from 10 to 50kms (6 to 31 miles)
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Event Website

October 5 – 9, Ketchum
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
This iconic festival celebrates the sheep, herders, history, and food of a unique cultural tradition, with the event recognized as one of the “Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World” by msn.com. Included the Big Sheep Parade, Folklife Fair, and other events. Various locations.
(208) 720-0585
Event Website

September 15 – 18, Orofino
Lumberjack Days     
County Fair, log show, horse pull and lumberjack competitions.
(208) 476-3412
Event Website

Sept 16 – 17, Coeur d’Alene    
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest 
Sample crisp Oktoberfest style beers and ciders in participating businesses. Get your fill of German food from special Oktoberfest menus at participating. Downtown Coeur d’Alene.
(208) 667-5986
Event Website

September 29-October 2, Wallace
Fall for History
Wallace’s Fall for History Festival is a gala celebration of Wallace’s heritage and its designation as entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, live theater, military reenactments and more. Various locations.
(208) 753-7151
Event Website

Sept 29 – Oct 29, Athol
Silverwood Scarywood Haunted Nights   
Scarywood is full of haunted attractions and roaming monsters. Experience 5 haunted attractions, 7 scare zones and most of Silverwood’s signature rides in the dark. Silverwood Theme Park.
(208) 683-3400
https://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/events/       

Oct 29th, Coeur d’Alene          
Fall Fest & Apple Palooza  
Shop the harvest farmers market for produce, music, food and everyone’s favorite, Apple Palooza, apple tasting event throughout the downtown. 5th Street & Sherman Avenue.                 
(208) 664-3194
Event Website

September 16 –18, Portland
My People’s Market
Browse local goods during this marketplace re-imaged as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, and talented culinarians. 
Outdoor Market Workshop Blocks
Event Website

September 8 – 18, Portland
Time-based Art (TBA) Festival
Orchestrated by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, this annual multi-day, interdisciplinary art and performance festival unites visual artists, musicians, and performers from around the world and takes over theaters, galleries, warehouses and public spaces in the Rose City. 
Various locations
Event Website

September 9 – 11, Portland
Rose City Comic Con
Portland’s premier pop-culture event for enthusiasts of comics, comic creators, gaming, cosplay and the creative process behind it. 
Oregon Convention Center
Event Website

September 23 – 25, Portland
Oaks Park Oktoberfest
Enjoy delicious beers and German food, live bands and performances.
Oaks Amusement Park
Event Website

October 12 – 22, Portland
Portland Film Festival
Named one of the “coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker magazine, the Portland Film Festival celebrates the power of a good story, diving into the people, ideas, technology and artistry behind the craft, both entertaining and educational. 
Event Website

October 8 –16, Portland
Portland Open Studios
Portland is known for its creative community of makers, from painters and street artists to photography, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry and more. Each October, visitors can get a peek into the creative process of more than 100 local artists. 
Event Website

October 15 – 16, Tualatin
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Watch paddlers pilot a group of gigantic gourds through a challenging watercourse at this annual race series. Pumpkin and Pints event takes place Oct. 15; the Regatta Run and Giant Pumpkin Regatta takes places Oct. 16. Tualatin Commons.
Event Website

September 8 – 11, Cashmere
Chelan County Fair
Rodeo, entertainment, carnival, food, animals, more.
Chelan County Expo Center
Event Website

September 8 – 11, Okanogan
Okanogan County Fair
Okanogan County Fairgrounds
Event Website

September 8 – 11, Colfax
Palouse Empire Fair
Entertainment, food, rides, contests, rodeo, and more.
Palouse Empire Fairgrounds
Event Website

September 9 – 10, Kennewick
PBR Tri-Cities Classic Challenge Series
The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) buck into Kennewick. Some of the best bull riders in the world battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in a new series showcasing one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.
Toyota Center
Event Website

September 9 – 10, Yakima
Hop Country Music Festival
Cole Swindell will headline the first ever Hop Country Music Festival. Proceeds support putting more youth on the field.
SOZO Sports Complex
Event Website

Sept 9 -11, Mukilteo
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
Celebrating Mukilteo’s 75th Diamond Jubilee

Sept 9-10, Walla Walla
26th Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend Car Show
Classic car show, averaging 350 entries.
Historic downtown Walla Walla
(509) 529-8755
Event Website

September 9 – 11, Dayton
Columbia County Fair
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Event Website

September 9 – 18, Spokane Valley
Spokane County Interstate Fair
Rodeo, carnival, food, entertainment, more.
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
Event Website

September 10 & October 8, Prosser
2nd Saturday Artisan Showcase in Historic Downtown Prosser
A variety of artists and artisans display their work in a variety of Historic Downtown Prosser businesses.
Event Website

September 10, Bellingham
Bellingham Traverse
Teams run, bike, and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails, and open waterways, and celebrate the important journey of wild salmon in the Whatcom County.
Depot Market Square
(360) 746-2707
Event Website

September 10, Everson
Edible Everson: A Farm to Table Bicycle Tour with Bike Northwest
From dairies to berries and pigs to mushrooms & veggies, join Bike Northwest on this 20-mile family-friendly bike ride to meet and share with local farmers.
Alluvial Farms
Event Website

Sept 10 – 11, Edmonds
Puget Sound Bird Fest
A beloved fall tradition returns in person for nature lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest with two days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.
Downtown Edmonds
Event Website

Sept. 11, Seattle
Festal: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
This festival cultivates the passion and appreciation for Hawaiian culture with BBQ, poke, hands-on workshops, island music, dance, and a marketplace. 
Seattle Center
Event Website

September 11, Glacier
Mount Baker Hill Climb
Enjoy great views, fresh air, and tough climbs. Ascend 4,462 feet from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist Point (5,140 feet elevation) in approximately 22 miles. With steep elevation and several switchbacks, this ride is not for the faint of heart, but the views are stunning.
(360) 920-0979
Event Website

September 11, Yakima
Viva La Musica Concert Series Finale
A fun-filled, free family-friendly concert featuring some the Valley’s best Latino music culture.
Miller Park
Event Website

September 13, Spokane
Korn & Evanescence
Korn takes the stage with fellow rock culture icons Evanescence.
Spokane Arena
Event Website 

September 14 – 17, Othello
Othello Fair
Parade, food, entertainment, rides, livestock, more.
831 S. Reynolds Rd
Event Website

September 16, Bellingham
Bellingham SeaFeast
Festival of food, fun, entertainment, art, native heritage and history, fresh seafood, maritime culture, beer garden, and more. Opening ceremony with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest Lummi Nation and the Black Hawk dancers and singers
Zuanich Park
(206) 251-2611
Event Website

September 16 – 18, Pomeroy
Garfield County Fair
Garfield County Fairgrounds
Event Website

Sept. 16 – 28, Seattle
Fremont Oktoberfest
Seattle’s largest beer festival returns with 100+ beers & ciders, plus food and live entertainment. 
Fremont
Event Website

Sept. 17 – 18, Seattle
Festal: Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias
Commemorates the independence of Latin American countries with traditional Latin American food and cooking demonstrations, live music, traditional folk-dance performances and art exhibitions.
Seattle Center
Event Website

September 17, Winthrop
Vintage Wheels Show
A parade and show (with trophies) of vintage wheels including antique cars, trucks & semis, vintage motorcycles, vintage travel trailers, pedal cars, antique Tractors, and antique Bicycles
Riverside Avenue
Event Website

September 17, Blaine
Eagles, Estuaries, and Oysters Tour with Bike Northwest
A 25-mile adventure ride to locations displaying the surprising community partners working together to promote ecological restoration and economic opportunity.
(360) 966-4059
Event Website

September 17-18, Vancouver
PeaceHealth APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Coined as a ‘run through history’ along Fort Vancouver, Officers Row, and the old Vancouver Barracks, the marathon is a flat Boston-qualifying race that highlights the beauty of the community.
Start/Finish at The Grant House,
(360) 314-4682
Event Website

September 17, Leavenworth
Wenatchee River Salmon Festival
Education events to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
Event Website

September 17, Washougal
Spartan Sprint
Lots of dirt, constant rolling hills, tunnels, ponds, the works – the Spartan Sprint is mix of steep and gradual climbing, technical descents, fast trails, and demanding obstacles.
Washougal Motocross Track
Event Website

Sept 20, Walla Walla
An Evening with Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne in concert at the beautiful Wine Valley Amphitheatre. 
Event Website

September 20-23, Spokane
Hairspray
Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
First Interstate Center
Event Website

Sept. 21 – Nov. 6, South Seattle
Southeast Seattle Artists Showcase
A juried show celebrating the creativity and diversity of Southeast Seattle’s artistic community, with an emphasis on BIPOC artists.
Columbia City Gallery
Event Website

September 23 – 25, Rockford
SE Spokane County Fair
Parade, Soapbox Derby, cornhole tournament, more.
26 Willow
Event Website

September 23 – October 2, Yakima
2022 Central Washington State Fair
The annual 10-day Central Washington State Fair. The theme – Growing Together – pays homage to the event’s agricultural roots and the Yakima Valley agriculture heritage.
State Fair Park
Event Website

September 23 – 25, Prosser
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally
The 33rd Annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally features spectacular hot air balloons floating over Prosser. (Weather permitting).
Event Website

September 23 – 25, Prosser
Harvest Festival 2022
Handcrafted arts, crafts, personal care products, and goodies from a wide variety of vendors at this festival that takes place in conjunction with the Great Prosser Balloon Rally.

September 23 –25, Spokane Valley
Valleyfest
Spokane Valley’s premier community festival marked three decades of bringing fun, entertainment and a vibrant community spirit to Spokane Valley.
Mirabeau Point Park
Event Website

September 23 – 25, Leavenworth
Autumn Leaf Festival
Highlights include food booths, music in the park, car show, kid’s parade, and the Grand Parade with the 2022 Royal Lady.
Downtown Leavenworth
Event Website

September 24 & 25, Bellingham
Bellingham Bay Marathon
A 5K and 10K, and a half and full marathon featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands, and North Cascades mountains.
(360) 989-8985
Event Website

Sept. 24 – 25, Seattle
Festal: The Italian Festival
The largest Italian American festival in the Northwest features art, music, food, dance and participatory activities. Highlights include cooking demos, a classic car show, a dog show, and a world-famous “Grape Stomp.”
Seattle Center
Event Website

Sept. 25, Puyallup
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd celebrate the final night of The Washington State Fair. 
Washington State Fair Events Center
Event Website

September 25, Yakima
World Ballet Series: Swan Lake Live
A part of the World Ballet Series, Swan Lake will be performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most famous love story to life.
Capitol Theatre
Event Website

September 30 – October 1, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-15, Leavenworth
Oktoberfest
A revamped, version of this annual German tradition. Expect authentic German trachten, live entertainment, dancing, family friendly activities, artisan vendors and, of course, beer and brats.
Downtown Leavenworth
Event Website

October 1 – 29, Grandview
Pumpkin Festival at Bill’s Berry Farm
Wholesome harvest fun, fresh produce, and lots of activities.
Event Website

October 1, Prosser
Catch the Crush
Annual event celebrating the harvesting of wine grapes. Area wineries host activities including grape stomping, runs and tours through the vineyards, live music, food trucks & more. Check back to find out when harvest will be in 2022.
Event Website

October 1 – 31, Vancouver
Dine the Couve
October is dining month in Vancouver, WA. Enjoy three-course meals and discover new eateries serving up what they do best.
Participating restaurants around Vancouver
360-750-1553
Event Website

October 1, Ridgefield
BirdFest & Bluegrass
Bringing awareness to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, this festival celebrates the return of the Sandhill Crane with events and activities for the whole family.
Locations around Ridgefield
360-887-9495
Event Website

October 7, Kennewick
7th Annual Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival
Enjoy entertainment including Captain Squirrel the Pirate Magician, take a guided acrylic paint class, plunder the ports during the pub crawl, fire black powder pistols and keep an eye on the horizon for merfolk! Proceeds benefit the Humane Society and My Friend’s Place.
Clove Island Inn
Event Website

Oct. 7 – 8, Seattle
Fresh Hop Beer Festival
Festival celebrating the best brewers of the Fresh Hop Season. Top brewers in the Northwest converge on Seattle for this seasonal festival.
Magnuson Park
Event Website

Oct. 7 – 9, Everett
Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
The Pacific Northwest’s premier quilt & fiber art festival, featuring art from across the US and around the world, workshops, classes, presenting artists, vendors and more.
Event Website

October 8, Prosser
Airfield Estates 15th Annual Grape Stomp
Roll up your jeans, hop in a harvest bin, and start stomping. Lend a foot to help create the next vintage of Sangiovese Rosé.
Prosser Tasting Room.
Event Website

October 8, Yakima
Fresh Hop Ale Festival
The Yakima Valley produces over 70% of the nation’s hops and during and over 70 breweries, Wineries & cideries celebrate the harvest with live music, great food, and beers brewed with fresh hops from the Valley. Breweries submit a beer into judging, with winners announced during the festival.
SOZO Sports Complex
Event Website

Oct. 8 – 9, Seattle
Festal: Turkfest
Integrating Eastern and Western influences, Turkfest boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance and more.
Seattle Center
Event Website

Oct. 11, Seattle
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band
Benaroya Hall
Event Website

October 13, Bellingham
Bellingham Celtic Festival
A community-driven, locally sourced, artisanal, small-batch weekend celebrating Celtic music and culture through concerts, sessions, and workshops, tea, and more. Multiple downtown Bellingham locations.
(360) 416-4934
Event Website

Oct. 13 –16, Seattle
Refract the Seattle Glass Experience
The nation’s newest festival showcasing creative uses of glass in the Pacific Northwest. 
Various Seattle locations
Event Website

October 14 – 16, Richland
14th Annual TRIFI Film Festival
Spotlight on “Indie” short and feature films made by film makers from around the world, on limited budgets but unlimited imagination.
Uptown Theatre
Event Website

October 15, Bellingham
Bellingham Comicon
Comics, toys, pop culture collectibles from local retailers, collectors, local artists, and geeky Crafters, with special guests. Ferndale event center.
info@bellinghamcomicon.com
Event Website

October 16, Bellingham
Trails to Tap Relay
Teams of 5-10 runners explore 30+ miles of trails, roads, and parks with leg lengths between 1.6 miles and 5 miles. Transition spots are at local breweries and cideries. Costumes encouraged; prizes awarded. Lake Padden to downtown Bellingham.
(360) 746-8861
Event Website

Oct. 16, Seattle
Panic! At the Disco: Viva Los Vengeance Tour
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum band, Panic! At The Disco stops at Climate Pledge Arena. 
Event Website

Oct. 16 –17, Tacoma
Elton John
On the heels of his 75th birthday and his triumphant return to the stage this year, iconic superstar Elton John graces the stage for two nights.
Tacoma Dome
Event Website

Oct 19-23, Walla Walla
46th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede
The third oldest hot air balloon event in the US, the Walla Walla Balloon stampede returns to celebrate its 46th year. 
Event Website

Oct. 20, Seattle
Zac Brown Band
Country Rockstars Zac Brown Band hit the road on the Out in the Middle Tour, titled after the hit single from their latest album, The Comeback. 
Climate Pledge Arena
Event Website

October 21 – 22, Toppenish
Yakima Valley BIGFOOT CON
Explore the history of Yakama’s Kwiikwiyai, known as the “Whistler.” Guest speakers, kid’s activities, Bigfoot and Native American Art Vendors.
Legends Casino Hotel
Event Website

Oct. 22, Seattle
Festal: Diwali – Lights of India
The Festival of Lights is a major Indian cultural celebration, and this year’s Seattle festival features music, dance, visual art, martial arts, a cooking demonstration and more. 
Seattle Center
Event Website

Oct. 22, Seattle
Festal: Croatiafest
Celebrate Croatian culture through music and dance performances by the finest Croatian musicians, singers and dance ensembles from the Pacific Northwest, Canada and beyond. See cooking demonstrations of traditional foods by Croatian chefs. 
Seattle Center
Event Website

October 28 – 30, Leavenworth
Summer to Sea Filmfest
3-day festival celebrating films documenting the natural world…from summit to sea.
Event Website

October 28 – 30, Spokane
The Book of Mormon
This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.
First Interstate Center for the Arts
Event Website

Oct. 29, Seattle
Fall Festival
A day of fall fun across all 9-acres at Pike Place Market. Meet the producers, enjoy live music, kids’ activities, pop-up murals, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade for kids and pets.
Pike Place Market
Event Website

Oct. 29 – 30, Seattle
Festal: Dia De Muertos – a Mexican Celebration
Honoring the departed in a celebration steeped in ritual and tradition, this festival offers performances, elaborate altars, colorful face-painting, sugar skull workshops, visual art and more. 
Seattle Center
Event Website

October 29, Spokane
The Music of Harry Potter
COVID put this beloved annual concert by the Spokane Symphony on hiatus for two years, but now it’s back!
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Event Website 

October 31, Prosser
Downtown Trick or Treat
The Historic Downtown Prosser Association, the City of Prosser, and the Prosser Chamber of Commerce host a family-friendly, safe trick-or-treating event.
Downtown Prosser
Event Website

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