Events

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.

Weekend Events

Get inspired by our picks of things to do this weekend across the Pacific Northwest.

Event details are subject to change, so check online or by phone before you go. To have an event considered for the calendar, please submit details to journey@aaawa.com.

February 7 – March 15, Seattle
“The Children”
This a potent drama is a recent Broadway hit and 2018 Tony Award nominee. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Rep, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org. AAA members save 10% on tickets to select performances by phone or at the box office.

February 8 – May 3, Spokane
Pompeii: The Immortal City
In just 24 hours, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Artifacts, artworks and interactive mechanical models allow visitors to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants. Hear the roar of Mount Vesuvius and feel the earth move under your feet as the volcano erupts before your eyes. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, (509) 456-3931, www.northwestmuseum.org

February 15–23, Seattle
Spring Seattle Home Show
CenturyLink Field Event Center, (425) 467-0960, www.seattlehomeshow.com

February 19, Seattle
The Chieftains
American composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley performs his unique compositions for one night only, combining minimalist, jazz and Indian classical music. Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

February 20–23, Bellevue
Wintergrass Music Festival
Come listen—and dance—to traditional American acoustic and bluegrass music on four stages at the Hyatt Regency, with performances by bands ranging from Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to the Kruger Brothers. (253) 428-8056, www.wintergrass.com

February 20–29, Bellingham
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
Insightful films are screened at several city venues to encourage the community to explore and engage with important social issues. www.bhrff.webs.com

February 20–29, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region
Inlander Restaurant Week
Diners can enjoy prix fixe three-course meals at more than 100 participating area restaurants. (509) 325-0634, www.inlanderrestaurantweek.com

February 20 – March 1, Seattle
Fleurs de Villes Mannequin Series
World-renowned luxury floral event company Fleurs de Villes visits Seattle for the first time with its Mannequin Series. Blending inspiring floral design with bespoke mannequins, the exhibition runs at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival at the Washington Convention Center from February 26 – March 1. Get a sneak peek starting February 20 at Pacific Place, which will have three fresh-floral mannequins and a “floral swing.” www.fleursdevilles.com and www.pacificplaceseattle.com

February 21, Seattle
Organ Works by Louis Vierne
St. James Cathedral continues the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne, organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Joseph Adam performs the majestic Symphony No. 2 and the fourth book of Pièces de Fantaisie. St. James Cathedral, (206) 382-4874, www.stjames-cathedral.org

February 21–23, Pasco
Regional Home & Garden Show
HAPO Center, (509) 735-2745, www.hbatc.com

February 21–23, Spokane
Spokane Golf & Travel Show
Spokane Convention Center, (509) 621-0125, www.spokanegolfshow.com

February 21-29, Seattle
Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest
Seattle-based Khambatta Dance Co., Unplugged Bodies from South Korea and choreographer Jaewoo Jung unite elements of their collective dance backgrounds to present four emotionally charged performances over two weekends. Erickson Theatre, (888) 377-4510,
www.seattleIDF.org

February 22–23, Bremerton
Kitsap Antique Show
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, (360) 692-7467, www.antiqueshowkitsap.com

February 22–23, Kirkland
“Little Red”
In the modern tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the three main characters learn to look beyond their immediate needs and discover how to make a friend.  Kirkland Performance Center, (425) 893-9900, www.kpcenter.org

February 22–23, Langley
Mystery Weekend
Amateur sleuths converge on the seaside town to solve the 36th annual interactive whodunit. (360) 221-6765, www.visitlangley.com

February 22-23, Vancouver (Washington)
The Winter Chautauqua
Explore the history of African Americans in the Lower Columbia River Basin through lectures and exhibits from the Southwest Washington NAACP, the Buffalo Soldiers/Moses Williams Northwest Chapter, and the Oregon Historical Society’s display of the impact of the 1948 Vanport Flood on the black community. Artillery Barracks at Vancouver National Historic Site, www.thehistorictrust.org

February 22 – March 7, Seattle
“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird”
The Seattle Operate celebrates alto-saxophonist Charlie Parker’s contributions to jazz. McCaw Hall, (206) 389-7676 www.seattleopera.org

February 26 – March 1, Seattle
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Washington State Convention Center, (206) 231-0140, www.gardenshow.com

February 27 – March 1, Spokane
Spokane Home & Yard Show
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

February 28 – March 21, Olympia
“The Highest Tide”
Jane Jones’ adaptation of Jim Lynch’s bestselling novel, directed by Aaron Lamb. State Theater, (360) 786-0151, www.harlequinproductions.org

February 28 – March 22, Everett
“She Loves Me”
From the combined talents of the creators of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Cabaret” comes the musical romance that inspired the hit film “You’ve Got Mail.” “She Loves Me” is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. AAA members save 10 percent on mainstage productions. Village Theatre at the Everett Performing Arts Center, (425) 257-8600, www.villagetheatre.org/everett

February 28 – March 29, Seattle
“Jitney”
The eighth in August Wilson’s groundbreaking, decade-by-decade cycle of plays, “Jitney” is a winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Olivier Award for best play. “Jitney” sheds light on Wilson’s black American experience of the 20th century. AAA members save 10 percent on tickets purchased online, by phone or at the box office. Bagley Wright Theater, Seattle Rep, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org

February 29 – March 1, Spokane
Masterworks 7: “Appalachian Spring”
Clarinetist Stephen Williamson and guest conductor Morihiko Nakahara present music from American visionaries, including Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and works by Gershwin and Bernstein. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

February 29 – March 1, Spokane
“Chicago”
“Chicago” has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most dazzling dancing you’ve ever seen. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-3440, www.wcebroadway.com

March 6–7, Seattle
Bach & Telemann
This evening features Baroque virtuoso Dmitry Sinkovsky as conductor, countertenor and violinist, taking audiences on a tour of stellar selections from Telemann and the Bach family. AAA members save 15 percent on tickets purchased online. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

March 6–7, Sequim
Sequim Sunshine Festival
A choreographed, illuminated drone show Saturday evening is the highlight of this year’s all-ages festival, which also includes live music, a color run, bike ride, scavenger hunt, volleyball, badminton and a beach party with dinner and dancing. www.visitsunnysequim.com

March 6–8, Spokane
Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Spokane Fair & Expo Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

March 6–8, Winthrop
Winthrop Balloon Roundup
Over a dozen colorful balloons take flight against the snowy mountain backdrop of this Old West town early every morning, and balloons glow like enormous lanterns at Saturday evening’s Nighttime Balloon Glow. (509) 996-2125, www.winthropwashington.com

March 7, Spokane
Dancefest and Spokane Community College Spring Craft Fair
Two events at one location: Dancefest has free dance classes and entertainment with a wide variety of dance performances, while the Spokane Community College Spring Craft Fair has art, crafts and or food. Spokane Community College Lair Building 6. www.indaspokane.com/dancefest and www.scc.spokane.edu

March 7–8, Coupeville
Penn Cove Musselfest
The famous local bivalve is the centerpiece of this Whidbey Island festival filled with a chowder tasting, mussel cooking demonstrations, farm tours and other fun. (360) 678-5434, www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com

March 7–8, Ocean Shores
Beachcombers Fun Fair
Enjoy exhibits, vendors and seminars, plus scavenger hunts for kids and Sunday morning beach walks. Ocean Shores Convention Center, www.tourismoceanshores.com

March 8, Mount Vernon
International Guitar Night
This touring guitar festival brings together the festival’s guest host Mike Dawes’ two-hand contemporary style, Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdoğan; jazz Finnish virtuoso Olli Soikkeli and Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West. Lincoln Theatre, www.internationalguitarnight.com

March 12, Wenatchee
“Disenchanted!”
Disney princesses come to life — this time with more empowered voices — in this hilarious musical comedy. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

March 12-14, Seattle
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5”
It’s the perfect triad: Florence Price’s fresh Second Violin Concerto, Sergey Prokofiev’s whimsical First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s gut-wrenching Fifth Symphony. Friday night features a performance of the same symphony in the Seattle Symphony’s “Untuxed” series, which has a more laid back format. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (206) 215.4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

March 12 – April 19, Issaquah
“Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter”
Gretl is a single mom living in modern-day Chicago. Along comes long-lost Uncle Hansel, who leads the family on an unexpected adventure through this smart and bold new musical. Also shows April 26 – May 19 in Everett. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, Village Theatre, (425) 392-2202, www.villagetheatre.org

March 13, Dayton
Blue Mountain Brix & Brew Festival
This festive annual celebration combines entertainment with live and silent auctions, food, and a beer and wine social. Remember to plan a safe ride home after the festivities. Fairgrounds Pavilion, (509) 382-4825, www.historicdayton.com

March 13–15, Monroe
“Beauty & Blossoms & Bugs, Oh My!” 39th Annual Quilt Show
Quilters Anonymous, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, www.quiltersanonymous.org

March 13–15, Spokane
Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, www.spokanemotorcycleshow.com

March 13–22 Seattle
“One Thousand Pieces”
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s premiere of “One Thousand Pieces,” a large-scale ensemble work inspired by artist Marc Chagall and choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo. The double-bill program also features David Dawson’s powerful “Empire Noir,” set against a massive, curving sculpture. AAA members save 10 percent on select performances when buying online with promo code 20AAA. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.org

March 13–29, Seattle
“The Fifth Wave”
“The Fifth Wave” follows the life of a young woman, Maxx, who emerges from a vicious attack as a feminist icon and pioneer for her generation. Written by Jenn Ruzumna and Lisa Every, “The Fifth Wave” is a world premiere, commissioned by Macha Theatre Works. West of Lenin Theatre Off Jackson, (608) 909-1252, www.machatheatreworks.com

March 13 – April 5, Seattle
“Sister Act”
“Sister Act” is the musical comedy sensation based on the hit 1992 film that features original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. AAA members save 10 percent on select performances. The 5th Avenue Theatre, (206) 625-1900, www.5thavenue.org

March 13 – April 5, Tacoma
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
This four-time Tony Award-winning play tells the tale of a distant heir to a family fortune, who tries to use his charming (and murderous) ways to speed up the line of succession. AAA members save $4 on select performances at the box office, by phone or online. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.tmp.org

March 14, Olympia
PNW Regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival
This Pacific Northwest regional a cappella competition features tight harmonies, cool beat-boxing and smooth dance moves, styled around great love songs and comic gems; the winner will compete at the nationals. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, (360) 491-3305, www.mce.org

March 14–15, Puyallup
Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show
Washington State Fair Events Center, (775) 737-1955, www.dolls4all.com

March 15, 21 and 22, Seattle
“Beauty and The Beast”
Experience this appealing tale of adventure, unlikely friendships and the power of true love in a new one-hour production designed especially for young audiences. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.org

March 16, Centralia
“A New World”
This performance from the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra celebrates Samuel Ward’s “America the Beautiful” and Antonín Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9: New World,” along with Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Alan Silvestri’s “Back To the Future Suite.” Corbet Theatre, Centralia College, (360) 520-3702, www.pncoa.org

March 17–18, Spokane
“Once on This Island”
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, this sweeping, universal tale follows Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a boy on the other side of the island. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-3440, www.wcebroadway.com

March 19-21, Spokane
NCAA March Madness
The Spokane Arena hosts the first and second rounds of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. www.spokanearena.com

March 19-22, Seattle
Taste Washington
This food and wine extravaganza pairs foods from 65 local restaurants with wines from 235 local wineries; cooking demonstrations and seminars with top sommeliers are a fun bonus. Remember to plan a safe ride home after the fun. CenturyLink Field Event Center, (425) 412-7070, www.tastewashington.org

March 19–22, Spokane
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 487-8552, www.bighornshow.com

March 20–21, Kennewick
Tri-City Quilters Guild Show
Three Rivers Convention Center, www.tcquilters.org

March 20–22, Blaine
Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival
Celebrate the abundance of migratory birds in this beautiful coastal area with field trips, viewing stations, exhibits, displays, expert speakers, workshops and more. (360) 220-7663, www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com

March 20–22, Ilwaco
Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, (360) 642-3446, www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

March 20-22, Othello
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
The spring return of these leggy birds to Othello and the nearby Columbia National Wildlife Refuge makes this the perfect time for viewing tours and wildlife and geology lectures, including live raptors. Othello High School, (509) 989-5606, www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org

March 20–22, Pasco
20th Annual Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show
TRAC Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

March 20 – April 12, Seattle
“Sweat”
Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a gritty, heartbreaking story about the camaraderie, political undercurrents and racial tensions of a group of modern factory workers. ACT Theatre, Allen Theatre Space, (206) 292-7676, www.acttheatre.org

March 21, North Bend
Sip Suds & Si
Enjoy an evening of art and regional wine, beer and cider. Downtown North Bend, (425) 888-7669, www.discovernorthbend.com

March 21, Walla Walla
Seattle Rock Orchestra Plays Pink Floyd
Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to rock legends Pink Floyd with a complete performance of their album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” featuring soloists from every section of the orchestra. Gesa Power House Theatre. (509) 529-6500, www.phtww.com

March 21, Federal Way
Glenn Miller Orchestra
With its unique jazz sound, the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently since its formation in 1956. Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

March 21–22, Sequim
Soroptimist Gala Garden Show
Sequim Boys and Girls Club, (360) 460-5522, www.sequimgardenshow.com

March 21–22, Spokane
Movies & Music 3: “Star Wars A New Hope” in Concert
Watch the first-ever Star Wars film with John Williams’ epic Academy Award-winning score played live by the Spokane Symphony. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

March 21–22, Ocean Shores
Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza
Artist booths, live music, chowder and seafood competitions, and cooking demos and even a clam décor auction are among the festivities. Ocean Shores Convention Center, (360) 940-7627, www.oceanshores.org

March 21–29 and April 4–5, Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
This annual festival (in Seattle and Mercer Island in March and Issaquah in April) showcases the best Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema. (206) 388-0833, www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org

March 26, Wenatchee
“One-Man Star Wars Trilogy”
Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” stars Charles Ross, who plays all the classic characters with voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships and condenses the original three films into one hilarious production. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

March 26, Federal Way
“Joan Osborne & The Weepies”
Enjoy an evening with multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne and indie band The Weepies. Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, (253) 835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

March 27 – April 5, Seattle
Shen Yun
A troupe of elite Chinese artists share diverse ethnic and folk traditions through a dramatic presentation filled with dance, storytelling and pageantry; orchestral music and technological innovations will add to the excitement. Also showing in Spokane March 24–25. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, www.shenyun.com

March 27 – April 19, Spokane
“The Humans”
“The Humans” tells the story of the quintessential Thanksgiving family reunion — a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty and death. Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage, Spokane Civic Theatre, (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com

March 29, Seattle
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge: Easter USA Tour
One of the finest collegiate choirs in the world, known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound; expressive interpretations; and ability to sing in a variety of styles. Directed by Andrew Nethsingha, the choir will bring its trademark ‘St John’s Sound’ to audiences across the Atlantic, performing in Atlanta, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Seattle and San Francisco. St. James Cathedral, (206) 382-4874, www.stjames-cathedral.org

April 1–30 Skagit Valley
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Farms throughout Skagit Valley blossom into a popular destination each April, when fields burst with millions of colorful tulips; free parking and tulip viewing is available at the RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town gardens. (360) 428-5959, www.tulipfestival.org

April 2–5, Seattle
“Chicago”
Set amid the razzle-dazzle glamour of the 1920s, “Chicago” is the story of two rival jazz murderesses. The No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, this smash-hit is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy. Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414, www.stgpresents.org

April 2–5, Spokane
“Jersey Boys”
From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon, true-life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-3440, www.wcebroadway.com

April 4, Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting
Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
The colorful parade brings floats decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, bands, clowns and heavy equipment to four South Sound communities. www.thedaffodilfestival.org

April 5, Federal Way
Federal Way Symphony Season Finale
This year’s finale features Keyboard Concerto No. 1 by Johannes Sebastian Bach, “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky, and Symphony no. 3, “Rhenisch,” by Robert Schumann. Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. (253) 252-2693, www.federalwaysymphony.org

April 6, Spokane
Dancing with the Stars Live!
If you love the TV show, see your favorite dancers live on stage. First Interstate Center for the Arts, www.inbpac.com

April 9, Wenatchee
Mike Super: Magic & Illusion
Mike Super’s jaw-dropping illusions are sure to stun audiences on this night of family-friendly humor and magic. Numerica Performing Arts Center, (509) 663-2787, www.numericapac.org

April 9–11, Ridgefield
Quiltfest Northwest Quilt Show: Polka Dots & Spots
Clark County Quilters, Clark County Event Center, www.quiltfestnw.org

April 9–11, Seattle
Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki
In a new concert production, Joe Hisaishi’s celebrated scores — including those from “Princess Mononoke,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and the Oscar-winning “Spirited Away” — are performed with a full orchestra and choir, and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from beloved Studio Ghibli filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

April 10–11, Seattle
Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest
The tasting lounge will feature more than 50 craft beers, in addition to premium Scotch, whiskey and wine, and seminars will delve into the history and varieties of Scotch. Remember to plan a safe ride home after the festival. Fremont Studios, (206) 633-0422, www.scotchbeerfest.com

April 10–19, Seattle
“Giselle”
Considered a masterwork in the classical ballet performance canon, “Giselle” is the story of an innocent country girl who dies of a broken heart. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.org

April 11, Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach Razor Clam Festival
The event that helped put the Long Beach Peninsula on the map in the 1940s features razor clam-digging lessons, contests, music, an annual chowder cook-off and a giant clam fry. (360) 642-2400, www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com

April 11–14, Puyallup
Washington State Spring Fair
Washington State Fair Events Center, (253) 841-5045, www.thefair.com

April 14–19, Seattle
“Jersey Boys”
It all began with four guys from Jersey, perfect harmonies on stage, and chaos offstage. Watch the magic unfold in this Tony Award-winning origin story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The 5th Avenue Theatre, (206) 625-1900, www.5thavenue.org

April 17–19, Forks
Fabric of the Forest
The Piecemakers Quilt Club, Forks High School Gym, www.piecemakersquiltclub.org

April 17–19, Orcas Island
Orcas Island Lit Festival
The inaugural Orcas Island Lit Fest is a celebration of literature, poetry and nonfiction writing. Festival-goers have the opportunity to attend readings, panel discussions, and writers’ workshops hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, critically-acclaimed authors, and beloved regional and emerging writers. Orcas Center, www.visitsanjuans.com

April 17–19, Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula BirdFest
Photography and drawing workshops, birding cruises and field trips shed light on the area’s breadth of avian inhabitants. (360) 681-4076, www.olympicbirdfest.org

April 17 – May 17, Seattle
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
The most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the story of two bachelors who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their dull lives. The two struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a web of deception, disguise and misadventure. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org

April 18, Seattle
“Beethoven’s 250th” presented by Kirkland Choral Society
This fifth annual Benaroya Hall collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest will include a program of works celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring the glorious “Mass in C” and the triumphant “Choral Fantasy” with pianist Craig Sheppard. Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, (425) 442-9240, www.kirklandchoralsociety.org

April 18–19, Spokane
Masterworks 9: Monumental Grandeur
Guest conductor James Lowe and violinist Mateusz Wolski perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Violin Concerto,” Anton Bruckner’s “Ninth Symphony” and Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, (509) 624-1200, www.spokanesymphony.org

April 18 – May 10, Woodland
Lilac Days
Stroll colorful display gardens, purchase lilacs and tour the 1889 farmhouse of lilac hybridizer Hulda Klager during this annual spring festival. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, www.lilacgardens.com

April 19, Bellingham
Dirty Dan Harris Festival
The Fairhaven community celebrates its notorious pioneer founder with a spirited day of great food, races, live music, costume contests and a chili cook-off. Fairhaven Village Green, www.fairhaven.com

April 21–26, Seattle
“The Play That Goes Wrong”
“The Play That Goes Wrong” follows the hilarious antics of the Cornley University Drama Society, who are trying their best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. Mayhem and mishaps abound as props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around the cast. Paramount Theatre, (206) 682-1414, www.stgpresents.org

April 23–26, Oak Harbor
Spring Festival
From wooden shoe races to a parade, carnival and other events including arts and crafts and food vendors, this festival celebrates Oak Harbor’s Dutch and international heritage. Historic downtown, (360) 675-3755, www.oakharborchamber.com

April 23 – May 3, Wenatchee
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
Wenatchee honors the state’s signature crop at this 101st annual celebration, with a food fair at Memorial Park, a carnival, a grand parade and other events. (509) 662-3616, www.appleblossom.org

April 24, Spokane
Miranda Lambert
The Wild Card Tour with Cody Johnson & LANCO will get your toes tapping.  Spokane Arena, www.spokanearena.com

April 24–25, Odessa
Spring Fling Quilt Show
Fronen Steppdecker Odessa Quilt Club, Odessa High School Gym, (509) 982-2908, www.odessaquiltclub.com

April 24–26, Seattle
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Explore many facets of Japanese culture while enjoying delicious food, traditional tea ceremony and the rhythms of Taiko drums. Seattle Center, (206) 684-7200, www.cherryblossomfest.org

April 24–26, Columbia River Gorge
Gorge Artists Open Studios
This self-guided tour, a juried event, includes artists’ studios throughout the mid-Columbia region, from Cascade Locks to The Dalles, and from Parkdale, Oregon, to Trout Lake, Washington. www.gorgeartists.org

April 24–25, Olympia
25th Anniversary Procession of the Species Celebration
Imaginative costumes inspire appreciation and protection of the natural world at this moving visual spectacle that begins with a Friday-night luminary procession and continues with a second procession on Saturday; in addition, the city’s Spring Arts Walk takes place Friday and Saturday. (360) 705-1087, www.procession.org

April 24-26, Spokane
Custer’s Spring Antique & Collectors Sale
For 45 years, pickers and antique enthusiasts have attended this show. More than 200 dealers will be set up with all sorts of treasures. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 924-0588, www.custershows.com

April 24–26, Yakima Valley
Spring Barrel Tasting
Approximately 45 participating Yakima Valley wineries offer samples of unfinished wines from the barrel, along with insights about winemaking. Remember to plan a safe ride home. (509) 965-5201, www.wineyakimavalley.org

April 25, Lopez Island
Tour de Lopez Bicycle Ride
This popular, family-friendly bicycling event attracts riders from throughout the Northwest with 5-, 12-, 17- and 31-mile routes through the beautiful Lopez Island landscape, ending with lunch. (360) 468-4664, www.lopezisland.com

May 1–2, Everett
Be A Material Witness
The Everett Quilt Show, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena, www.everettquiltshow.com

May 2–3, Seattle
Best of the Northwest Spring Art & Fine Craft Show
Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, (509) 550-5050, www.nwartalliance.org

May 2–3, Seattle
Vegfest
Information and inspiration star equally in this celebration of vegetarian living, with free health screenings, talks on nutrition and health by doctors, cooking demonstrations and 500 different foods to sample. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, (206) 706-2635, www.seattlevegfest.org

May 8–31, Tacoma
“All Shook Up”
Featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, this musical fantasy tells the tale of a guitar-playing young man who changes everything, one hip-swivel at a time. You’ll be jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.tmp.org

Event details are subject to change, so check online or by phone before you go. To have an event considered for the calendar, please submit details to journey@aaawa.com.

February 20–29, Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region
Inlander Restaurant Week
Diners can enjoy prix fixe three-course meals at more than 100 participating area restaurants. (509) 325-0634, www.inlanderrestaurantweek.com

February 28–29, 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, uidaho.edu/jazzfest

March 20–22, Coeur d’Alene
The Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival
This festival celebrating all things blues kicks off Friday night with a double-boat “Cruise to The Blues” with two bands and features more concerts throughout the weekend. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Hagadone Event Center, (208) 765-4000, www.cdabluesfestival.com

April 17–19, Riggins
Salmon River Jet Boat Races
Friday evening’s barbecue and boat show kick off this 36th annual weekend of exciting jet boat racing on the “River of No Return,” including a firework show over the river on Saturday night. (208) 413-7401, www.rigginsidaho.com

April 25–26, Clarkston
Seaport Quilters Guild Show
Clarkston High School, Clarkston, ID, www.seaportquilters.org

Event details are subject to change, so check online or by phone before you go. To have an event considered for the calendar, please submit details to journey@aaawa.com.

February 19 – March 1, Portland
PDX Jazz Festival
Regional, national and international artists perform across town, while conversations and other events round out the fun. (503) 228-5299, www.pdxjazz.com

March 1–31, Portland
Portland Dining Month
The city’s top restaurants offer three-course meals for $33 during the month of March, benefitting the Oregon Food Bank and making this a great time to explore this culinary destination. www.travelportland.com

March 12–15, Cannon Beach
Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival
Relishing a weekend in Cannon Beach during this festival brings the added bonus of wine tastings, dinners, a wine walk and more. Remember to plan a safe ride home. (503) 717-1122, www.savorcannonbeach.com

March 21–22, Junction City
Daffodil Drive Festival
A 15-mile scenic country drive leads to a festival where homemade cinnamon rolls, handmade quilts and daffodils fill the halls. www.junctioncity.com/news/daffodils

March 21–29, Oregon Coast
Spring Whale Watching
Volunteers at 24 sites along the Oregon coast help you spot gray whales during their spring migration north. (541) 765-3304, www.whalespoken.org

April 17–19, Pacific City
Birding & Blues Festival
Some 340 species of birds have been observed in this coastal region, and this event includes driving excursions, educational presentations and workshops led by expert birders, as well as entertainment by Karen Lovely. www.birdingandblues.org

April 18, Hood River
Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
The valley’s craft cider scene is exploding; this festival gives cider drinkers the opportunity to taste ciders from Hood River County and Northwest cider makers, with more than 30 cideries participating. Remember to plan a safe ride home after the festival. (541) 386-2000, www.hoodriver.org/cider-fest

April 26–28, Astoria
Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Indulge in a Dungeness crab dinner or enjoy other fresh coastal cuisine, along with locally produced beer and wine; live music and crafts offer additional enticements. Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center, (503) 325-6311, www.astoriacrabfest.com

Event details are subject to change, so check online or by phone before you go. To have an event considered for the calendar, please submit details to journey@aaawa.com.

March 19–22, Kamloops
Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Western art and gear will be on display, with entertainment and workshops on everything from cowboy poetry to songwriting and guitar picking and harmonica. Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, (888) 763-2221, www.bcchs.com

March 31 – April 26, Vancouver
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
The beauty of cherry trees in bloom is celebrated at this event. Sakura Night culinary experience at Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park and Sakura Days Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden are among the blossom-centric experiences. www.vcbf.ca

May 22–30, British Columbia
B.C. Cider Week
B.C. Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider, and welcomes spring with events spanning the province, including five major festivals, craft cider pairing meals, tap-takeovers and more, from Kelowna to Vancouver Island and points in between. Remember to plan a safe ride home after the festivities. www.nwcider.com

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