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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November 4–28, Whistler
Cornucopia Whistler
This popular epicurean extravaganza features winemaker dinners; chef demos; wine, beer and spirits tastings; hands-on seminars; and evening parties, all in a walkable village; remember to plan a safe ride home. (877) 533-3267,

Dates TBA, Vancouver
VanDusen Festival of Lights
More than a million lights will decorate 15 landscaped acres, reflecting in lakes and ponds; live entertainment, free carousel rides and photos with Santa offer additional enticements. VanDusen Botanical Garden, (604) 257-8335,

November 20–January 23, Vancouver
Canyon Lights
Festive lights will illuminate the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure as well as the forest, creating a world of visual enchantment. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, (604) 985-7474,

December 1-15, Whistler
Light Up the Village Celebration
A celebration of Whistler’s winter wonderland with festive light displays, special events and shopping deals – all before the festive season officially begins.

December 1–31, Whistler
Film Festival
Film premieres, industry summits, talent programs, parties and special guest appearances by actors and directors.

Through January 23, 2022, Vancouver
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Cross the glowing suspension bridge, with the canyon and Capilano River illuminated with lights below, journey into the magical rainforest and walk high above the forest floor between the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world on Treetops Adventure.

January 7–February 18, Whistler
First Nations Winter Feast @ Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Blending a culinary journey and cultural sharing, enjoy a delicious Indigenous-inspired winter feast as Cultural Ambassadors in regalia share songs and stories from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation throughout. Friday evenings. Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

January 23–30, Whistler
Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
The annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is celebrating its 29th year. One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, the LGBTQI pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, parties, arts and culture and social events.

February 17–26, Vancouver
JFL NorthWest
Vancouver’s premium comedy festival returns to Vancouver. A complete line-up is TBA, but comedy megastar, Trevor Noah is scheduled on Saturday, February 26 with his critically acclaimed tour, Trevor Noah: Back to Abnormal. Rogers Arena.

November 19–January 11, 2021, Caldwell
Winter Wonderland Festival
Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell is decorated with million lights, Santa is taking visitors, and there’s ice skating at the Ice Ribbon. (208) 649-5010,

November 27–January 2, Coeur d’Alene
Holiday Light Show
On-water displays will sparkle with 1.5 million lights during the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s holiday show, when nightly lake cruises transport kids to Santa’s workshop. (855) 703-4648,

December 3–11 (weekends), Wallace
Wallace Home Town Christmas Festival
Enjoy an old-fashioned home-town style holiday with lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, the Winter Walk, gingerbread contest, parades, children’s pageant, and downtown merchants’ specials. Downtown Wallace, (208) 753-7151,

December 10–22, Coeur d’Alene
Traditions of Christmas
Christmas songs and traditions from around the world will be spotlighted, with kick-line tap dancing, a USO tribute, Santa’s workshop and a living nativity adding to the event. Kroc Center, (208) 261-2388,

January 28-February 6, 2022, McCall
McCall Winter Carnival
A snow-sculpting championship, a Mardi Gras parade, live music, snow bike races, the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge, an ice bar, fireworks over Payette Lake and a tubing hill are among the offerings at this mostly outdoor carnival. (208) 634-7631,

February 23-26, Moscow
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Jazz masters from around the world lead workshops with students by day and perform in concerts by night. University of Idaho, (208) 885-5900,,

January 14 – 5, Island Park
Wild Wild West WinterFest
Fireworks, ‘Casino’ Night, horse drawn sleigh rides and more.
(208) 558- 7755,

Jan 18 – 22, Driggs
10th Annual Driggs Snowscapes
Professional and amateur teams sculpt large blocks of snow and transform the Driggs city plaza into a favorite public art display. The Community Snow Stomping on January 14 invites the public to help prepare the snow blocks. Driggs City Plaza. (208) 354-2500,


November 13–December 5, weekends, Portland
Model Railroad Show
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club’s annual show features highly detailed train scenes and thousands of feet of track in a basketball court–sized space; the show runs every weekend. 2505 N Vancouver Ave.

November 26–January 2, Portland
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights
Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features more than 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church, and civic choirs. The Grotto, (503) 261-2400,

November 28, Astoria
Messiah Singalong/Playalong
Listen or sing along to the choruses and arias presented by the North Coast Chorale or bring your own instrument and play along with the accompanist. Performing Arts Center.

December 10 and 12, Astoria
The Healer
North Coast Chorale of Astoria presents Sir Karl Jenkins’ very timely cantata, “The Healer.” The text deals with healing not only in the spiritual sense but also secular issues such as the healing of planet Earth. Performing Arts Center, (503) 338-8403, Performing Arts Center,

January 14–16, Portland
Folk Festival
Held in one of Portland’s most iconic music venues – The Crystal Ballroom – the Folk Festival celebrates the region’s rich talent and burgeoning area artists.

January 28–29, Florence
Winter Music Festival
Bluegrass, Americana, and Songs of the West. Karla Bonoff headlines the event Saturday night. Florence Events Center, (541) 997-1994,

January 28–30 and February 18–21, Willamette Valley
Oregon Truffle Festival
Fans of native Oregon truffles will be able to buy Oregon’s native truffles, hunt for them with trained truffle dogs, and enjoy truffle dishes, cooking classes and wine pairings (remember to plan a safe ride home). (888) 695-6659,

February 4–12, 2022, Portland
Winter Lights Festival
Presented by the non-profit Willamette Light Brigade, the Winter Lights Festival once melds art and technology to light up the city, from artistic performances to brightly colored installations.

February 17–26, Portland
PDX Jazz Festival
A tradition for more than 20 years, Portland welcomes regional, national and international artists to the stage at multiple locations across the city.


November 19–December 24, Bellingham
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s Holiday Festival of the Arts
An indoor and online, 5 week-long festival featuring works by over 100 local artisans. The festival features live music, art workshops for children and artists demonstrating their craft.
(360) 676-8548,

November 19–January 9, Bellevue
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
The region’s largest seasonal ice-skating experience, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ice at Downtown Park, just south of Bellevue Square. (425) 453-1223,

November 26–December 18, Bellingham
Fairhaven Winterfest
Visits with Father Christmas, horse-drawn carriage rides, a holiday market and tree lighting ceremony kick off three weeks of this season’s celebrations. Holiday movie nights, tales of the season, a firelight stroll and a caroling competition are on the schedule as well. (206) 696-2671,

November 26–January 2, Spanaway
Fantasy Lights
More than 300 elaborately lit displays will glow on a 2-mile driving route along Spanaway Lake. Across the street, a new addition is Ice Lights, with animated lights shows and more than 40,000 lights in the ice rink. Spanaway Park, (253) 798-4199,

November 26–January 2 (Closed December 24 –25), Tacoma
The zoo glows with more than 700,000 lights during the holidays and the vintage carousel offers yet more excitement during this annual tradition. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, (253) 404-3800,

November 26–December 19, Tacoma
Cinderella the Enchanted Edition
Inspired by the acclaimed 1997 teleplay starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, this version of the magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, AAA membership discount available (use promo code AAA Member).

November 26–December 23, Seattle
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival
The Christmas Ship brings caroling and holiday spirit to waterfront communities on Elliott Bay, Lake Union, and Lake Washington. Onboard and shore events. (206) 623-1445,

November 26, 2021 – January 8, 2020 (select dates), Stanwood
The Lights of Christmas Festival
During this drive-through holiday outing see lights in dazzling displays, wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus, and make stops to purchase snacks, hot drinks, and gifts. Reserve online. (800) 228-6724,

November 27–December 31, Bellevue
Garden d’Lights
This event features more than a half-million lights that bring the botanical garden into a winter “bloom” of brilliant illuminations. Bellevue Botanical Garden, (425) 452-6844,

December 28–January 2, Seattle
My Fair Lady
The Lincoln Center Theater production of this classic. Paramount Theater

November 27 – January 1, Chelan
Small Town Holidays
The Lake Chelan Valley will be blanketed in magical holiday lights with fireworks every weekend, holiday boat parades, and local boutiques, wineries and restaurants dressed up for the holidays. (509) 682-3503,

Through holidays, Olympia
Downtown for the Holidays 
The holiday season include entertainment, a tree-lighting ceremony and shopping promotions. Downtown Olympia, www.

November 30–December 12, Spokane
Christmas Tree Elegance
This raffle of themed, custom-decorated trees, a benefit for the Spokane Symphony, has been a Spokane holiday tradition for more than 35 years. The Historic Davenport Hotel & River Park Square, (509) 458-8733,

December 1–Jan 5, Redmond
Redmond Lights
A mile-long luminary walk between City Hall Plaza and Redmond Town Center brings light and festivity to this annual event. (425) 556-2900,

December 1–5, Puyallup
A Victorian Country Christmas Festival
500 vendors, food, wine, entertainment, and Santa’s Village.
Washington State Fair Events Center, (253) 770-0777,

December 1-17, Sunnyside
House lighting competition. Tree lighting, Friday, December 3rd.

December 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17, 18, Ferndale
Olde Fashioned Christmas At Pioneer Park
Decorated log cabins, costumed hosts, music, and festive lighted sidewalks.
(360) 384-6461,

December 3–5, Bellingham
Holiday Port Festival
Decorated gingerbread houses star at this annual fête, which includes musical and dance performances, and more holiday fun. Bellingham Cruise Terminal, (360) 676-2500,

December 4, Poulsbo
A holiday bazaar with Scandinavian crafts and Taste of Norway foods will culminate in the Santa Lucia bride arriving by boat to light the traditional Jule bonfire. (360) 779-5209,

December 4, Tacoma
Christmas Regale
Enjoy parlor games, make ornaments, and visit with Father Christmas. Join in greeting the yule log with toasts and Christmas carols. Guests will have a chance to saw off a piece of the log to take home for their own holiday fire. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 404-3970,

December 4, Lynden
Lighted Christmas Parade
A dazzling array of lighted trucks, cars—and even farm equipment—will travel from Fairway Center through downtown Lynden. (360) 354-5995,

December 1–17, Sunnyside
Tree lighting and lighted Farm Implement Parade
House lighting competition (December 1-17), tree lighting (Dec 3), and on Dec 4, dozens of decorated, lighted farm implements and vehicles celebrate the area’s agricultural roots. Downtown Sunnyside,

December 4–5, Seattle
Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall,

December 4, Kingston
Port of Kingston’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa flips the switch on more than a half-million lights and more than 600 light sculptures, as visitors gather around bonfires to enjoy hot cocoa and live music. Mike Wallace Park, (360) 297-3545,

December 10-12, Portland
Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market
Oregon Convention Center,

December 10–11, Seattle
Dina Martina Christmas Show
Ludicrous songs, horrifying stories, and overburdened costumes, mark this comedic holiday entertainment tradition. Moore Theater

December 10–12, Seattle
Holiday Pops
Join conductor Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star N’Kenge for this dazzling program full of holiday favorites, traditional carols, and plenty of yuletide cheer. Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4700,

December 11, Port Angeles
Holiday Concert
Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert will feature guitar soloist Elizabeth C.D. Brown. Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, (360) 457-5579,

December 11, Tumwater
Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
This popular holiday event includes games, holiday crafts, performances by local and school choirs, the lighting of the tree, and Santa’s arrival on an antique fire truck. Tumwater City Hall, (360) 754-4160,

December 11–12, Seattle
Renegade Seattle
Shop from a curated roster of local and national crafts vendors and grab a bite to eat.
Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park,

December 11–12, Port Gamble
Country Christmas
This Victorian-inspired town will be lit by more than 130,000 lights, with tractor hay rides through town, a craft workshop for kids, Santa and a fireworks display adding to the festivities. (360) 297-8074,

December 13, Seattle
Silent Movie Mondays: Santa Silents (1905-1925)
Vintage holiday film shorts peek into Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Live Wurlitzer organ music. Paramount Theater.

December 17–January 2, Tacoma
Model Train Festival
Railroad clubs from around Puget Sound share their incredible layouts. The museum comes alive with trains featuring miniature scenery of Washington, holiday themes, and the largest permanent model train layout in the state. Train operators will be on hand for questions. Washington State History Museum. (253) 272-3500,

December 18–22, Tacoma
The Christmas Revels
This year’s program draws on the wilderness of 18th century Canada and the world of the voyageurs. Expect magical storytelling, toe-tapping tunes, high energy clogging, the rousing and poignant songs of the voyageurs and Le Temps des Fêtes — a time that includes both the solemn and beautiful songs of Christmas Eve and the boisterous, secular songs of the new year. Rialto Theater, (253) 591-5894,

January 1, Birch Bay
Polar Bear Plunge
Hundreds greet the new year with a dip in Birch Bay’s chilly waters in this annual tradition, which dates to 1982. The festivities include a costume contest. (360) 371-5004,

January 2, Seattle
Viennese New Year
If you missed the December 30 and 31 performances, join Seattle Symphony to usher in 2022 in true Golden Age style, with music drawn from the glittering ballrooms of Vienna. Featuring waltzes, polkas and marches, including music by Mozart, Lehár and, of course, the waltz king, Johann Strauss, and his family. Benaroya Hall. (206) 205-4700,

TBA – First week of January, Bainbridge Island
Mochi Tsuki Festival
A New Year’s tradition in Japan, this annual event lets you experience the tradition of “mochi–making” first-hand. Pound rice and make mochi cakes along with the mochi masters. Woodward Middle School.

January 1-31, Leavenworth
Village of Lights – Winter Karneval
Leavenworth’s very first Winter Karneval honors a German tradition dating back to the thirteenth century, commonly referred to as ‘Fasching’. Look for a blend of familiar activities, like ice carving and fireworks over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, along with new entertainment spread out during the rest of the month. All under a backdrop of half a million brilliant lights. (509) 548-5807,

January 1–31, Long Beach Peninsula
Restaurant Month
The Depot Restaurant, The Cove and other participating restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals, Sunday–Thursday throughout January. (360) 642-2400,

Now through 2022, Bremerton
Hitting Print: Navy on Board With 3D Printing
The U.S. Navy uses 3D printing to produce everything from tiny plastic clips to entire submarine hulls. Sailors print spare parts aboard ships, use 3D printing to test prototypes, and even manufacture custom drones. This exhibit features more than forty 3D-printed items. Puget Sound Navy Museum.

January 1–2, Bellingham
Deck the Old City Hall
The Whatcom Museum brings the holiday spirit back to our historic Old City Hall. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room, and enjoy dazzling décor. Whatcom Museum: Old City Hall (360) 778-8930

January 1, Bellingham
Resolution Run and Padden Polar Dip
Celebrate the New Year in style with a walk/run around Lake Padden followed by a shockingly fun dip in the water. Yes, it’s cold and, yes, you should do it.
(360) 778-7000, 

January 1, Bellingham
New Year’s Day Astronomy
Celebrate the start of 2022 with Recreation Northwest. Join a guide and gaze up at the expansive night sky. Fairhaven Park. (360) 306-3087

Now–February 27, Bellingham
Up Close and Personal Exhibit
The exhibition examines the human body through the lens of 60 artists. Some explore the many ways we communicate with one another—through facial expression, body language, self-presentation, and performance. Others envision narratives and representations of the self by using their own bodies in their work. Whatcom Museum (360) 778-8930.

January 7, Bainbridge Island
First Friday Art Walk
On the first Friday of every month, downtown Bainbridge Island’s Art Walk features galleries, studios, museums, shops and restaurants showcasing the creative talent from the area’s art scene. See Bainbridge Downtown Association for participating galleries.

January 7–16, Bellingham
“Just Once”
Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere drama of office politics and intrigue: Just Once, written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Kuntz. In Rick’s office, tensions arise to the breaking point between himself and his new employee, Julie. Sylvia Center for the Arts, (360) 296-1753,

January 9, Bellingham
Hike Bellingham: Arroyo Park to Chuckanut Falls
From Recreation Northwest’s downtown Bellingham Headquarters, hop aboard the Adventure Shuttle to Woodstock Farm on Chuckanut Drive for unique access to Arroyo Park. Fairhaven Park. (360) 306-3087.

January 7–9, 14–16, 12–23, Richland
“Wait Until Dark”
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match in this main season play. Richland Players Community Theater. (509) 943-1991

January 11–16, Spokane
“Fiddler on the Roof”
Tradition! The classic Broadway show takes the stage at First Interstate Center for the Arts.

January 11, Kennewick
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage in this Broadway play at Toyota Center Tri-Cities. (509) 737-3700

January 13–16, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Winter Chamber Music Festival
Internationally acclaimed artists including perform at venues including Gesa Power House Theatre and area wineries. (509) 525-4412,

January 13, Yakima
Mark Hummel’s 30th Anniversary Blues Harmonica Blowout
This year’s event is a tribute to Big Walter “Shakey” Horton, one of the most revered Chicago Blues Blowers. The line-up includes opener Sugar Ray, with Kim Wilson, Aki Kumar, Curtis Salgado, Duke Robillard and Andso Funderburgh. Seasons Performance Hall 509-453-1888,

January 14–23, Langley, Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island Film Festival
Whidbey Island’s annual Film Festival is kicking off its six-day celebration with revolutionary films of the 1960s. (360) 221-8268,

January 14–23, Chelan and Manson
Lake Chelan Winterfest
Chelan transforms into a winter wonderland with fireworks, ice sculptures, horse carriage rides, beach bonfires, and wine, ale and distillery tastings (remember to plan a safe ride home). (509) 682-3503,

January 16, Yakima
“Schoolhouse Rock Live”
A pop culture phenomenon returns to the musical stage. Academic subjects never seem boring when presented through megahits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” or “Three is a Magic Number.” Capitol Theatre

January 18, Seattle
An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
Go behind the music with Itzhak Perlman, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, for a special multimedia evening of music and storytelling, with Perlman sharing anecdotes from his life and career and performing with his longtime collaborator, Rohan De Silva. Benaroya Hall, (206) 215- 4700,

January 21–23, Seattle
“Aretha: A Tribute”
A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace” and many others. Benaroya Hall, (206) 215- 4700,

January 21, Pasco
Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
HAPO Center will be filled with the latest in outdoor equipment, a trophy antler collection from the northwest, kid’s fishing pond, free air rifle range, free hourly hunting, and fishing seminars, and more. HAPO Center 509-543-2999

January 14–30, Seattle
Winter Festival
The Seattle Chamber Music Society presents six performances at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. All concerts will also be live-streamed and on-demand. (206) 283-8710,

January 14–February 30, Seattle
“Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer”
The story of American civil rights activist and hero Fannie Lou Hamer. From humble origins as a daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Conventions.
Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre, (206) 443-2222,

January 15, Conconully
Outhouse Races
In one of the state’s quirkiest races, contestants push wooden outhouses on skis down a snow-covered Main Street. (509) 826-9050,

January 15, Ellensburg
Winterhop Brewfest
Taste the offerings from more than 35 Northwest microbreweries at more than a dozen venues in historic downtown Ellensburg while enjoying live music. (888) 925-2204,

January 21 – February 13 Tacoma
Poisoned apples, glass slippers, who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. ‘Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical’ nomination (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and “Best New Off-Broadway Musical’ nomination (Off Broadway Alliance). Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, AAA members save $4 on select performances when purchasing tickets by phone, online or in person at the box office.

January 25–30, Seattle
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Paramount Theatre, (800) 982-2787,

January 22, Union Gap
Sleigh Day
Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, enjoy cocoa, cider and make s’mores. Food is available for purchase. Central Washington Agricultural Museum, (509) 457-8735,

January 23, 2022 – Kennewick, Tri-Cities,
Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour is a basketball experience like no other. Ankle breaking moves, jaw dropping swag, deeper than the three ball we’re talking about 4-point shots. Toyota Center, Kennewick. Toyota Center, Kennewick. (509) 737-3700,

January 27–30, Tacoma
Tacoma Home and Garden Show
Tacoma Dome (206) 620-0938,

January 28–29, Pasco, Tri-Cities
Tri-City Family Expo 2022: Pirate Fairies
A pirate-fairy themed event with shopping and live entertainment. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to support local non-profits, Royal Family Kids and Soroptimist for the education and empowerment of women and children. HAPO Center, 509-543-2999,

January 29, Spokane
Spokane Symphony Pops 2: Pink Martini
The self-proclaimed “little orchestra” from Portland joins the Spokane Symphony for a night of incredible music. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

February 1–28, Seattle
Seattle Museum Month
Seattle Museum Month program returns. Guests staying in several participating downtown Seattle hotels receive a Seattle Museum Month pass, entitling the holder (up to 4 people staying in the hotel) to a 50% discount on admission at over 30 participating museums, including the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Seattle Pinball Museum and others.

February 2022, Olympic Peninsula
Red Wine & Chocolate DIY Tour
Enjoy the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Red Wine and Chocolate in a “do it yourself” fashion.

February 2, Bellingham
Small Island Big Song
Experience a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Meet an ancient seafaring ancestry and confront the impacts of climate change head-on as a roster of respected first nation artists and youth ambassadors share their island’s voice brought to life through a backdrop of panoramic visuals of the artist’s homelands. Mount Baker Theater. (360) 734-6080.

February 2, Yakima
Rob Schneider: I have Issues Tour
Rob Schneider is an accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, stand-up comic and veteran of the award-winning NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Capitol Theater 509-853-ARTS,

February 4–13, Seattle (in-person and virtual)
“Roméo et Juliette “
Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “Roméo et Juliette” ballet sweeps you away to Verona and back with incredible dancing, Prokofiev’s rich score and the drama of Shakespear’s classic story.
McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424,

February 4–5, Port Townsend, WA
17th Annual Strange Brewfest
Taste strange brews boasting wildly inventive, palate-challenging craft brews from over 30 breweries and cideries, plus 60 brews on tap.

February 4–12, Seattle
Seattle Boat Show
This is an indoor and outdoor event. Lumen Field and Bell Harbor Marina, (206) 634-0911,

February 5, Virtual
Sound Waters University
In its 2nd year holding this virtual event, attendees can choose from a wide variety of informative classes taught by expert speakers that range from climate change to birds, whales, coastal geology and more. (360) 678-4401,

February 5, Port Angeles
Run the Peninsula – Elwha Bridge
This is the first of the races in the Run the Peninsula series and it is an out-and-back 5K or 10K on the Olympic Discovery Trail.

February 9–13, Seattle
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Washington State Convention Center, (206) 231-0140,

February 11–26, Yakima
The Savannah Sipping Society
In this comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate and an impromptu happy hour. Warehouse Theater (509) 966-0951,

February 14–March 13, Seattle
“Freestyle Love Supreme”
Direct from Broadway, this is the original hip-hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale. Recipient of a special 2020 Tony Award.
Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Rep, (206) 443-2222,

February 12–21, Stanwood, Camano Island
The Great Northwest Glass Quest
For 10 fun-filled days, search for unique hand-blown glass treasures made by world-renowned glass artists, Mark and Marcus Ellinger.

February 18–20, Pasco
RadCon 8B
Art shows, gaming rooms, educational panels, vendors, and costume contests revolve around the fantasy, science, and sci-fi genres at this popular weekend event. Red Lion Hotel Pasco,

February 18, Pasco
Artrageous artists use bold colors and inspiration from the troupe’s vocalists and musicians in a race to complete paintings before the last note of their custom Artrageous soundtrack.
Their high energy performance is a combination of all arts on one stage, combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color. Faith Tri-Cities Auditorium, (509) 547-5773,

February 19, Tacoma
Asia Pacific New Year Celebration
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center focuses on China this year at this free family event, which features cultural arts, along with games, performances, food and retail booths. Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, (253) 383-3900,

February 19, Kennewick
Craft Brew and Bacon Festival
Microbrew tasting with live entertainment. Complimentary food samples from area restaurants and caterers who will each be competing for the best bacon dish of the night. Choice wines and cider will also be available. Three Rivers Convention Center. (509) 737-3700,

February 19-20, Winthrop
Snowshoe Softball Tournament
Players and spectators gather at the town’s ballfield for this President’s Day Weekend tradition, featuring coed teams donning snowshoes to play softball in the snow. (509) 996-2125,

February 19, Port Angeles
Port Angeles Symphony concert
Anne Krabill, oboe, plays Vaughan Williams, Fancaix and Mozart. (360) 457-5579

February 24-27, Bellevue
Wintergrass Music Festival
Come listen—and dance—to traditional American acoustic and bluegrass music on four stages at the Hyatt Regency. Line-up includes The Travelin’ McCourys, The Dawg Trio, Pearl Django, others. (253) 428-8056,

February 26–27, Langley
Mystery Weekend
Amateur sleuths converge on the seaside town to solve the annual interactive whodunit. (360) 221-6765,

February 24–27, Pacific Beach, WA
Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Indulge in 13 magical miles of chocolate spanning from Moclips to Ocean City on Washington’s glorious coast.

February 24–March 5, Spokane
Inlander Restaurant Week
Pull on your stretchy pants and get ready to sample from a prix fixe, 3-course menu at over 100 participating Spokane-area restaurants.

February 26, Long Beach
Windless Kite Festival – Virtual
Participants demonstrate the artistry of indoor kite-flying during a competition set to music. (360) 642-4020,

February 26 and 27 and March 2,5, 9, 11, 12, Seattle
The award-winning “Blue,” a portrait of contemporary African American life: of love and loss, church, sisterhood, and most importantly, family, by librettist Tazewell Thompson and composer Jeanine Tesori. Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall (206) 389-7676,

February 26, Port Townsend
30th Annual Shipwrights Regatta
See classic boats of all types of construction race on Port Townsend Bay. (360) 385-3628

February 26, Olympic Peninsula
Frosty Moss Olympic Discovery Relay
Experience the green season on the peninsula with your pals, running the 80-mile Full Moss relaying running race. Or try the Mini Moss at 30 miles.

February 25-27, Yakima
2022 Central Washington Sportsmen Show
The 32nd annual Central Washington Sportsmen Show features 100,000 square feet packed with attractions and demonstrations, including the region’s only officially scored Horn and Antler Competition. Sundome, State Fair Park. 509-952-1014,

February 26, Bellingham
Choir of the Salish Seas “Brothers, Sing On!”
Choir of the Salish Sea member Christopher Giffen brings his professional opera singing brother John from Montreal to lead us in choral classics including Quick’s Loch Lomond, Lauridsen’s Sure on this Shining Night and Copland’s Zion’s Walls. Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. (406) 858-0142,

February 27, Bainbridge Island
Chilly Hilly Bike Ride
Chilly Hilly returns for its 50th year. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island. Organized by the Cascade Bicycle Club:

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