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Regional Events

Your guide to Northwest festivals, shows, celebrations and more.
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Vintage Car Show

Every Sunday, Issaquah

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A different theme of automobile aficionados arrives at the historic and family-friendly burger joint to show off their vehicles to the public.  XXX Root Beer Drive Inn.

Seattle International Film Festival

On-line May 22-28

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The 49th Seattle International Film Festival will screen the best in international and independent films at SIFF theaters and venues throughout the city and offer screening on the SIFF Channel. Various venues. 

Festál: A Glimpse of China – Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival

May 20–23, Seattle

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The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history throughfolk dances, artwork, dance, and more. Armory Food & Event Hall, Seattle Center. 

Hello, Dolly! 

May 24–July 2, Issaquah 

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This legendary musical follows the romantic and comedic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn of the century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things.” Village Theatre. 


May 25–Sept 2, Long Beach

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Free live music concerts each Thursday and Friday. Veterans’ Field,  in the heart of Long Beach.  

Black Box Jazz: David Joyner and Jared Hall Quartet

May 26, Olympia

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David Lee Joyner is an in-demand pianist, composer, vocalist, and educator in the Pacific Northwest region. Trumpeter, composer and educator Jared Hall is the winner of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division. Washington Center Black Box Theater. 

Founders Day Wild Wild WestWeekend

May 26–27, Tonasket

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PCRA Rodeo Friday & Saturday. North Country Cruise In Car Show, Parade at 10:30 on Saturday. Vendors all day, street dance, and more. 2 Rodeo Road. 

Seattle Folklife Festival

May 26–29, Seattle

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Celebrate with thousands of artists and culture-bearers bringing cultural expressions to audiences across more multiple stages and alongside hundreds of food and craft vendors. This year’s Seattle Center. 

Whatcom Memorial Day Parade

May 27, Bellingham
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The Bellingham community comes together again to, “Celebrate our Communities and Honor our Heroes.” Begins corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue. Bellingham. 

Hood Canal Fjord Fest and Brinnon Shrimp Festival

May 27–28, Brinnon

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This festival celebrates Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. Craft and food booths rides, beer and wine garden. 

Ski to Sea

May 28, Bellingham

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An iconic multisport team relay race from Mt. Baker to Bellingham. Starts at Mt. Baker Ski Area and ends in Bellingham’s Marine Park.

Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival

June 1-24, Walla Walla

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More than 40 public performances help deepen the understanding and appreciation of classical chamber music while forging connections between musicians, audiences, venues and the greater community. Various locations. Many free performances. 

Orcas Island Lit Fest

June 2–3, Orcas Island

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Renowned authors and avid readers gather for two days of panels, readings, and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Orcas Center. 

Tour of Walla Walla 

June 2–4, Walla Walla

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For the 24th year, cyclists will be coming from all over to ride through the Walla Walla Valley in an epic weekend of racing. Waitsburg and Walla Walla. 

San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

June 3–4, San Juan Island

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See how art is made and the spaces it is created in the studios of 17 working studios with 46 artists with diverse media and backgrounds. Find paintings, sculpture, furniture, pottery, and rugs for your home; jewelry and art-clothing for yourself and special gifts. Various locations. 

Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

June 3–4, Seattle

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Observing Philippine independence from colonial rule and the strength of Filipino identity and imagination through art exhibits, songs, spoken word, film and martial arts. Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre.

Wake & Shake Children’s Summer Series

June 3, 10, 17 & 24, Bellingham 

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A new weekly summer series in Whatcom County for parents and their children to get some exercise and have some fun outside. Downtown Waterfront. 

Chinook Fest

June 8–11, Naches

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Unplug for a weekend of music, camping, local craft beer, wine, food, and artisans. Featuring some of the best national and regional Americana, Roots Rock, and Outlaw Country artists. Jim Sprick Community Park. 


June 9–11, Everett

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Celebrate all things horticultural, including gardens and garden art, local plants and flowers, and handmade outdoor products. Downtown Everett.

Bottles, Brews and Barbecues

June 9–10, Prosser

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This festival features local craft beverages, live music and savory, smoky specialties from regional barbecue competitors. Barbecue teams from across the Northwest participate in this juried BBQ competition by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Prosser Vintner Village. 

Lilac City Comicon

June 10–11, Spokane

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Cosplay while you peruse over 250 exhibitors crammed into 65,000 square feet. You will be able to browse & buy comics plus all kinds of related products. Spokane Convention Center. 

46th Annual Beach to Chowder

June 10, Long Beach

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Walk with a friend or go for the gold in the 5K, 10K and ½ marathon on hard-pack sand and the Discovery Trail. Then celebrate the accomplishment with a cup of chowder. Starts and ends at Drop Anchor.

Festál: Indigenous People Festival

June 10, Seattle

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The festival honors Indigenous traditions through the sharing of arts, culture, dance, cuisine,  performances and the sharing of indigenous knowledge. Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre.

Pride Block Party

June 10, Vancouver

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Summer of Pride Clark County partners with Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary to present Vancouver’s second annual Pride Block Party spanning 7th Street from Main to Washington. Downtown Vancouver.

Spokane Pride Parade

June 10, Spokane

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March downtown, wave a flag and show off your pride in Spokane’s 31st annual Pride Parade. A team from AAA Washington will join the event. Give us a wave!

Waikiki Beach Concert Series

June 10 & 24, Ilwaco

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Celebrated NW performers perform in a free outdoor concert series which continues on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month through August. Cape Disappointment State Park amphitheater. (Discover Pass is required).

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

June 15, 17, 22, 24,  Twisp

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This annual festival brings in top-quality musicians from around the world for a series of four concerts. Methow Valley Community Center. 

Berry Dairy Days

June 16–18, Burlington

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Come to this annual community celebration and parade, with vendors, food, a car show and more. A team from AAA Washington will be participating in the Grand Parade on Saturday, June 17. Give us a wave!

Global Grub and Groove Celebrates Juneteenth

June 16, Issaquah

 Event website

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy live entertainment, community art projects, and traditional Juneteenth cuisine. Issaquah Highlands.

Edmonds Arts Festival

June 16–18, Edmonds

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Free live entertainment, a juried gallery art exhibition and sale, a juried student art exhibit, hundreds of artists selling their work, and a hands-on children’s art activity area. Main Street.

Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour

June 17, Spokane

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Take an all-day tour of five wonderful area gardens. Sponsored by the Inland Empire Gardeners.  

Midsummer Festival 

June 17, Poulsbo

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The festival includes a pole raising (Maistang), Norwegian street food and Scandinavian vendors, and culminates with the annual bonfire and the Viking King’s Summer Solstice Proclamation. Sons of Norway; Waterfront Park. 

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

June 17, Vancouver

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Celebrate the liberation of the last African American slaves with a community event in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Esther Short Park.  

MCE: The Golden Age of Broadway

June 17, Olympia

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Return to the Golden Age of Broadway with songs from Oklahoma, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Music Man and more. Washington Center for the Performing Arts. 

Old Town Days and Civil War Reenactment 

June 17–18, Union Gap

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Wander through acres of history camps with demonstrations and information about life during the Civil War, both at home and on the battlefield, courtesy of the Washington Civil War Association. Central Washington Agriculture Museum. 

Soap Box Derby Race

June 17, Camano Island

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A family-friendly competition for children aged 7-17 with more than 200 races in one day. Racers compete in either the stock or super-stock division based on their age. Arrowhead Ranch.

Tour de Tieton 

June 17, Tieton

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Explore the Tieton region on bicycle along low-traffic, scenic roadways. The finish line offers riders complimentary locally crafted beer or cider. Elm Street. 

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 17, Prosser

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The festival kicks off with the anvil launch and includes Highland dance competition, music, children’s activities, Highland cattle, Celtic crafts, the Bonny Knees Contest, the haggis eating contest and more. Prosser Wine & Food Park.

Walla Walla Whiskey Fest

June 17, Walla Walla

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Join us for a whiskey tasting spectacular! Come sip, sample and savor the world of flavor with food, whiskies, mixers and more. (21+ Only) Walla Walla Fairgrounds. 

Fremont Fair 

June 17–18, Seattle

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The fair takes over 6 city blocks of the iconic Fremont Neighborhood during Solstice Weekend and ushers in summer with multiple stages of live music, 300+ craft vendors, beer gardens, art cars, and a parade with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, (painted) naked cyclists, musicians and more. Fremont.

Olympic Airshow

June 17–18, Tumwater/Olympia 

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Watch aerobatic demonstrations as well as exhibits of aircraft from the Olympic Flight Museum collection. Vendors and youth activities. Olympia Regional Airport.

Fenders on Front Street

June 18, Issaquah

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16th annual Father’s Day car show. Live music, family activities, trophies, food trucks. Motorcycles welcome. Historic downtown Issaquah. 

All Comers Track & Field

June 19, Bellingham 

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Family-friend All Comer Track & Field meets are held Monday evenings during the summer. Children and adults of most ages can compete in various track and field events. Civic Field Stadium. 

Make Music Day

June 21, Issaquah

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A free celebration of music around the world for the summer solstice.

Various locations in downtown Issaquah.

Leavenworth International Accordion Festival

June 22–25, Leavenworth

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The Northwest Accordion Society returns with competitions, performances, workshops, jam sessions and the delightful Accordion Parade. Downtown Leavenworth Leavenworth 

Lacey Polyfest 

June 24, Lacey

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Celebrate the vibrant Polynesian community with the Polynesian Association of Thurston County.


June 24–25, Spokane

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Hoopfest is the largest 3 on 3 outdoor basketball tournament on earth. More than 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, and 225,000 fans pack 45 downtown city blocks for two days. Downtown Spokane.

Pride Celebration

June 24, Issaquah

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A family-friendly celebration, including a parade, picnic with food trucks, live entertainment, and Drag Queen show. At The Garage, a Teen Café. 

Festál: Seattle Iranian Festival

June 24, Seattle

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The festival brings together Iranians, Iranian-Americans, non-Iranians in celebration of the culture with poetry, music, food, tea, comedy, and more. Seattle Center: Armory Food & Event Hall. 

Summer Ale Fest

June 24, Sunnyside

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Celebrate Sunnyside’s fantastic summer weather and the world-class hops it produces with beer, wine, food, and live music in the heart of hop country. Centennial Square. 

Seattle Pride Parade

June 25, Seattle 

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Commemorate the past, celebrate new wins for equality, get encouragement for the work yet to come, and have fun. 4th Avenue, downtown Seattle. 

Portland Rose Festival

May 26–June 11, Portland

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The city’s biggest festival and annual tradition has been celebrated for more than a century, with more than 60 events from parades and carnival rides to art shows and dragon boat races. Various locations.

Portland Night Market

June 2–3, Portland

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Meet about 200 Portland’s best makers and creators, spanning food carts, drink, clothing, lifestyle goods, art and more.

Bard on the Beach

June 8–Sept 30, Vancouver 

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Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival. This year’s includes productions of As You Like It (with a Beatles twist), Julius Caesar, Henry V, and an interactive Goblin:Macbeth .  Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park. 

Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

June 23–25, Vancouver 

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Dragon boat racing, live music, and more. Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek. 

Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

June 23-July 3, Vancouver

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Various locations. 

Now – Feb. 1, Burien
Gumball Machines Exhibit
A quirky and fun look at times gone by with the Mike and Peggy Delon collection of vintage gumball machines.
Highline Heritage Museum | (206) 402-4029
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Now – Feb. 5, Seattle/Tukwila
The Walt Disney Studios & World War II
A retrospective of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort. Curated by World War II historian Kent Ramsey and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
Museum of Flight | 206-764-5700
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November 1 – December 10, Whidbey Island
Whidbey Wild Mushroom Tours
Get to know all about the local species of fungi on a unique wild mushroom tour on Whidbey Island.
Starts at South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market | (206) 531-8904
Event Website

Nov 1 – 5, Union Gap
Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit
The Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit includes Mariachi performances, Aztec dancers, workshops, catrina contest, folkloric performances and more.
Valley Mall
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November 3, Bellingham
Perdondi’s Stunt Dog Experience
Trainer Chris Perdondi has rescued dogs from shelters around the country and taught them to perform amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy, and dancing.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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November 4, Tri-Cities
The Nightmare Before Christmas Ball
Experience Halloween and Christmas Towns in this family-friendly, themed event, benefitting the performing arts of Tri-Cities.
Numerica Pavilion
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Nov 4 – 6, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend
Be among the first to enjoy newly released wines during Fall Release Weekend. Many wines only available at area wineries and tasting rooms.
Walla Walla Valley | (509) 526-3117
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Nov 4 – 6, Yakima
Racing Rascals – Quarter Midgets of America at State Fair Park
Quarter midget racing provides youth ages 5 to 17 the exciting opportunity to participate in a competitive environment in specifically designed cars for kids.
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Nov 4 – 6, Blaine
Murder Mystery Weekend
Interactive weekend of mystery and crime solving.
Semiahmoo Resort | (855) 917.3767
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November 4, Kennewick
Nightmare Before Christmas Ball
Experience Halloween and Christmas Towns in this family-friendly, themed event, benefitting the performing arts of Tri-Cities.
Toyota Center
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November 4 – 6, Pasco
Custer’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Professional artists and crafters from across the northwest display and sell fine art, handcrafts, and specialty food.
HAPO Center
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November 5 – Seattle
Festal: Hmong New Year Celebration
Hmong New Year Festival features intricate clothing, dance, food, and more.
Seattle Center
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November 5, Kennewick
Los Tigres Del Norte
The legendary Los Tigres Del Norte perform at the Toyota Center.
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November 5 – 6, Bellingham
Bellingham Chamber Chorale Presents “Wings”
A program filled with music inspired by creatures and beings with wings, from angels to insects. See program.
Church of Assumption | (360) 386-5907
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November 8, Bellingham
Os Mutantes in concert
Legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes (“The Mutants”) were linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s.
The Shakedown | (360) 778-1067
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November 9, Bellingham
Talisk in Concert
A highly ranked and in-demand folk-based group from Scotland.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 743-6080
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November 9, Spokane
The Smashing Pumpkins with Jane’s Addiction
The iconic band from Chicago takes the stage with Jane’s Addiction for one night in Spokane.
Spokane Arena
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December 9, Bellingham
Whatcom Chorale: Messiah
The Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia present George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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December 10, Ferndale
Ferndale Creative Winter Arts & Crafts Festival
Live music, raffle to support Ferndale Community Services, and objects created by local artists and crafters.
Pioneer Pavilion | (360) 384-4302
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December 10, Bellingham
Lighted Bike Parade
Bodies and bikes adorned with ride along the South Bay Trail between Fairhaven Village and Downtown Bellingham.
Participants gather at either Fairhaven Village Green or the Depot Market Square | (360) 527-8710
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Nov 11, Walla Walla
Pigs on the Wing: The Dark Side of the Moon
This Pink Floyd tribute band performs Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic album “The Dark Side of the Moon” in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release.
Gesa Powerhouse Theatre | (509) 529-6500
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November 11, Bellingham
Holiday Wine Walk
Downtown Bellingham shops host pop-up tasting rooms featuring a variety of regional wines. Attendees receive tasting tickets to redeem for the wines of their choice while retailers offer special deals.
Downtown Bellingham | (360) 527-8710
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November 11 – 13, Port Gamble
Port Gamble Ghost Conference
3-Day Conference with speakers, classes and investigations of the paranormal in Port Gamble.
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November 11 – 13, North Kitsap
Art in the Woods 2022
A self-guided studio tour invites visitors into North Kitsap working studios to meet the artists, see new work, view demonstrations, and purchase treasures.
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November 12, Bellingham
An Evening with Bob Woodward
Investigative journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Woodward pulls back the curtain on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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November 12, Lynden
10th annual Ciderfest Celebration with cider tastings from local cideries, a home brewing competition, community carboy fill, live music by Hot Damn Scandal, bonfires, food, raffle prizes, a take home sipping glass, and more.
Bellewood Farms & Distillery | (360) 318-7720
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November 12, Spokane
Blue’s Clues & You! Live on Stage.
First Interstate Center for the Arts
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November 12, Kennewick
Midland – The Last Resort
Country sensation, Midland, performing live on their The Last Resort Tour.
Toyota Center
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November 12, Camano Island
25th annual Camano Island Chowder Cookoff
This annual competition among the best professional and amateur cooks preparing their versions of chilis and chowders.
Camano Center | (360) 629-7136
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Nov 12, Yakima
Heart by Heart Live
The original rhythm section for Heart, one of classic rock’s most successful and revered bands, is still locked in and delivering those iconic songs as faithfully as possible.
Seasons Performance Hall
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November 12, Olympia
The Evolution Series: The Cello
Emerald City Music reveals the wild historical development of the cello.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (206) 250-5510
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November 16, Bellingham
Midland in Concert
Voted Best New Group by the Academy of American Country Music Awards, the men of Midland are ground breakers and progressive traditionalists.
Mount Baker Theatre
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November 17, Bellingham
Whatcom Literacy Council’s Annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl
The witty and wonderful Nancy Pearl, author/librarian/NPR commentator, reviews her favorite titles for the year.
Four Points Sheraton | (360) 752-8678
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November 17 – 19, Seattle
Martha Graham Dance Company
The legendary dance company presents solos, duets, and trios by eight diverse choreographers with a new score from jazz pianist Jason Moran. Included is Canticle for Innocent Comedians, based on the themes and format of Graham’s original “lost” work.
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November 17, Olympia
Seattle International Comedy Competition
10 comedians face-off in the semi-final round of this epic competition.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (360) 753-8586
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Nov 18, Olympia
The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea
Native American stories told live on stage.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (360) 753-8586
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November 18 – 20, Pasco
Jurassic Quest
A large, realistic dinosaur exhibit including a 50-foot long Megalodon, 60ft -long sky-scraping Spinosaurus, the 80 ft. long Apatosaurus and a gigantic T-Rex.
HAPO Center
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November 18, Bellingham
Open Roller Skate
Throw on your roller skates or roller blades for a free skate.
Depot Market Square | (360) 778-7000
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November 18 – December 17, Bellingham
Fairhaven Winterfest
Winter Art Walk, Winter Art Market, Father Christmas, Carriage Rides, Tree Lighting, Lighted Bike Parade, Firelight Luminary Stroll, and more.
Historic Fairhaven Village | (360) 366-8246
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November 18 – December 24, Bellingham
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 43rd Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts
Over 100 local artisans and craftspeople present their holiday goodies, including one-of-a-kind gifts, specialty food and treats, stunning jewelry, and paintings. Live local music, artist demos, workshops, and family art projects.
Location TBA | (360) 676-8548
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November 19, Bellingham
The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Mount Baker Theatre
A re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber brings hip-hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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Nov. 19, SeaTac
Copperleaf Spirit Classes
Taste and learn all about the exciting, rich culture and history behind European whiskies with accompanying bites artfully prepared and paired by The Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar.
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac | (206) 214-4282
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Nov 19, Yakima
Thankskilling Benefit Concert
This charity event will feature some of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential local heavies: Cold Hearts, Malinois, Odyssey & Sleep Signals. Donations benefit Rods House, Rotary Food Bank, The Space, & Union Gospel Mission.
Hop Capital Brewing
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November 19 – December 23, Seattle
The Wiz
A reimagining of The Wizard of Oz with a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score.
5th Avenue Theatre.
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November 20 – December 11, Spokane
Christmas Tree Elegance
This raffle of 18 themed, custom-decorated trees, a benefit for the Spokane Symphony, has been a Spokane holiday tradition for over 35 years.
Historic Davenport Hotel & River Park Square.
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November 24, Spokane
Trans Siberian Orchestra: The Ghost of Christmas Eve
TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of rock opera.
Spokane Arena
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November 25 – December 23, Seattle
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ships
Argosy’s Spirit of Seattle ship is decorated with lights and sails to a variety of different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Listen to choirs perform on board or from shore.
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November 25 – December 27, Seattle
Pacific Northwest Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
This Sugarplum-packed adventure incudes Tchaikovsky’s classic score, gorgeous costumes, astonishing sets, and exceptional dancing – topped off with a picture-perfect lobby experience.
McCaw Hall
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November 25, Spokane
Jay Leno
The former late-night talk show host takes the stage with his all-new standup comedy routine.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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November 25 – December 23, Seattle
Mr. Dickens and his Carol
Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. World Premier.
Seattle Rep. Bagley Wright Theater
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Nov 25-26, Winthrop
Christmas at the End of the Road
Town Lighting, Fireworks Extravaganza, Ice Skate with Santa, and more.
Downtown Winthrop Riverside Ave | (509) 996-2125
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Nov 25– Jan 1, Lake Chelan
Small Town Holidays
Holiday season kicks off November 25 with the arrival of Santa, fireworks, and shopping specials in downtown Chelan. Season’s events include evening cruises on the Lady of the Lake, fireworks, and a Luminary Walk around Riverwalk Park on the Winter Solstice (Dec 21).
Lake Chelan Wine Valley | 509.682.3503
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November 25 – December 25, Olympia
Downtown for the Holidays
Come on ‘Downtown for the Holidays’ to enjoy holiday lighting, twinklefest, snow and more.
Downtown Olympia | (360) 357-8948
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November 25 – January 2, Tacoma
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights.
Event Website

Nov 26, Ilwaco
Small Business Saturday
Shoeboxes of Joy, Holiday Bazaar & Mini-Tree Auction
Salt Pub | (503) 298-9319
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Nov 26, Prosser
Family Christmas Festival
Santa arrives for pictures with the kids. Christmas Tree lighting, carolers, holiday music, hot chocolate, fire pits & hot dogs.
Depot Square
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Nov 26, Olympia
Lincoln Winter Market
A vibrant fair of handmade items and local artisan goods.
South Capitol of Olympia
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November 26, Seattle
27th Annual Magic in the Market
Meet Santa, listen to caroling, sip some eggnog, shop for loved ones, and see the famous Market lighting ceremony at 5pm.
Pike Place Market
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November 26, Bellingham
Shop Small Saturday
Find unique and delightful gifts in the wide array of boutiques, shops, and galleries stocked with special finds and one-of-a-kind items in downtown Bellingham.
(360) 527-8710.
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Nov 27, Olympia
Winter Fest
Live entertainment, carriage rides and more holiday themed fun.
Historic downtown Olympia | (360) 357-8948
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Late November – December, Olympia
Oly on Ice
Covered outdoor skating rink.
Downtown Olympia | (360) 753-8380
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December 1 – 4, Spokane
Spokane Symphony Presents: The Nutcracker
The Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet and more than 80 local dancers perform E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of Clara and her nutcracker prince.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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December 1 – 31, Richland
Richland Festival of Lights
After the official lighting ceremony on December 1, visit dancing light displays and listen to holiday favorites each night.
John Dam Plaza
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December 1, Bellingham
Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal
The Portland-based quadruple threat: a musician, actor, playwright, and author light up the stage with music, gags, and gifts.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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December 2, Bellingham
Downtown Tree Lighting Festival
The annual lighting of Downtown’s holiday tree is accompanied by hot cocoa and cookies, caroling, and artisan vending.
Downtown Bellingham | (360) 527-8710
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Dec 2, Selah
Lighted Holiday Parade
The parade starts at 1st and Wernex Loop and heads south ending at the Civic Center, where
Santa will light the City Tree, and families can enjoy refreshments, pictures with Santa, and see
some of the lighted trucks up close.
Downtown Selah
Event Website

Dec 2 – 3, Kennewick
Lighted Boat Parade
This annual holiday event takes place on the Columbia River. Viewing opportunities in Richland, Kennewick, or Pasco side of the Columbia River at any of the parks.
Event Website

Dec 2 – 4, Walla Walla
Holiday Barrel Tasting
During the festive season, winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of future releases straight from the wine barrels.
Walla Walla Valley | (509) 526-3117
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Dec 3, Sunnyside
Sunnyside Downtown Christmas Market
Centennial Square
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Dec 3, Sunnyside
Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade
The longest running Lighted Farm Implement Parade in the country.
Event Website

Dec 3, Raymond
Lighted Christmas Parade
A festive lighted parade that marches through downtown Raymond
Event Website

Dec 3, Ilwaco
Crab Pot Christmas
Lighting of the “world’s tallest” crab-pot holiday tree, a lighted parade at the Port of Ilwaco, and additional festivities at participating businesses.
Port of Ilwaco | (503) 298-9319
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Dec 3, Downtown Walla Walla
Holiday Parade of Lights
Downtown Walla Walla’s annual Holiday Parade of Lights. Grab your family, a warm coat, a chair, and a warm drink for a kickoff of the holiday season.
Downtown Walla Walla | (509) 529-8755
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December 10, Olympia
The Telegraph Quartet
The award-winning Telegraph Quartet performs three powerful and contrasting works.
Good Shepherd Olympia | (206) 250-5510
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December 10 – Poulsbo
Lighted Ships Parade
Downtown waterfront
Santa calls out holiday greetings. Boats cruise Liberty Bay and surrounding waterways.
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Dec. 10 – 11, Tukwila
Rainier Symphony Holiday Concert
Returning to the stage for a program of beautiful holiday music, the Rainier Symphony is an artistically distinguished, 70-member community orchestra founded in 1981.
Fosters Performing Arts Center, Tukwila | (206) 781-5618
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December 10, Whidbey Island
Light Up Your Holiday
Kick off the holiday season at Fort Casey State Park and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse from all-outdoor evening event.
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December 10-11
Port Gamble Country Christmas
Tree Lighting, Fireworks, Santa’s Workshop, wagon rides, and over 100,000 holiday lights.
Downtown Port Gamble
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December 14, Tri-Cities
Hanford Holidays
This holiday season, hear some tales of those who were home at Hanford for the holidays during World War II.
Westgate Elementary | (509) 222-5080
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December 15, Kennewick
Manheim Steamroller
This year’s show will feature classic Christmas hits from the Mannheim Steamroller holiday albums.
Toyota Center
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Dec 16 – Jan 1, Tacoma (closed Dec 24 & 25)
26th Model Train Festival
The state’s largest permanent model train layout is joined by room-sized layouts created by railroad clubs from around Puget Sound.
Washington State History Museum.
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December 17, Seattle
Seattle Christmas Boat Parade
Brightly decorated boats parade on Lake Union. Prizes categories include Best in Show, Best Christmas Around the World theme, Best Santa and Reindeer theme, and others.
Lake Union
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December 17, Kennewick
44th Annual Lampson Cable Bridge Run
Finisher Medals will again be given out to the first 2000 participants who finish the run.
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December 18, Seattle
Letters to Santa Tea
Cozy up around the fireplace with Santa & Mrs. Claus to enjoy cocktails and a menu of seasonal delights.
The Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento | (206) 343-6156
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Dec 31, Walla Walla
New Year’s Eve Comedy
Brad Upton Gesa Power House Theatre | (509) 529-6500
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December 31, Kennewick
First Night Tri-Cities at the Carousel of Dreams
Family friendly New Year’s Eve event with fake midnight at 9pm featuring a countdown, ball drop, and fireworks.
Gesa Carousel of Dreams
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December 31, Spokane
New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s 9th
The Spokane Symphony’s annual performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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December 31, Birch Bay
Ring of Fire & Hope
For this fun annual New Years’ tradition get a biodegradable or battery-powered LED road flare and head to the shores of Birch Bay. At 7 p.m. sharp everyone lights their flare, and the entire bay looks like a string of red Christmas lights.
Shoreline between Birch Bay State Park and Birch Bay Village | (360) 371-5004
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December 31, Bellingham
The Illusionists: The Magic of the Holidays
A showcase featuring the jaw-dropping talents master entertainers performing sophisticated illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacles of unprecedented proportions.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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