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.

October 4 — February 2, 2020, Bellevue
ROBERT WILLIAMS: THE FATHER OF EXPONENTIAL IMAGINATION
Recent works from Los Angeles-based artist best known for painting exquisitely detailed allegories and epic history paintings. Bellevue Arts Museum, (425) 519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org

October 17 – January 26, Seattle
“FLESH AND BLOOD: ITALIAN MASTERPIECES FROM THE CAPODIMONTE MUSEUM”
Featuring renowned artists of the High Renaissance such as Titian and El Greco as well as Neapolitan masters including Artemisia Gentileschi and Bernardo Cavallino, this show reveals the expression of the human body through love, physical labor and suffering. Seattle Art Museum, (206) 654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org

November 2–January 26, Seattle
BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: INDIAN AMERICANS SHAPE THE NATION
Learn about the rich heritage and diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the U.S.—including insights into the Northwest’s Indian American pioneers—through photography, artifacts and oral histories. MOHAI, (206) 324-1126, www.mohai.org

November 29 – January 20, Bellevue
BELLEVUE MAGIC SEASON
The magic includes an open-air ice rink in Bellevue Downtown Park, a nightly (through December 24) Snowflake Lane parade of live toy soldiers, and performances of holiday classics at Meydenbauer Center. (425) 453-1223, www.bellevuedowntown.com

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

January 4-26, Concrete, Rockport, Marblemount
Skagit Eagle Festival
Weekend tours, walks and educational programs enhance opportunities to view bald eagles wintering along the Skagit River. (360) 853-8784, www.skagiteaglefestival.com

January 11–25, Seattle
“Eugene Onegin”
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking music is set to Alexander Pushkin’s masterful verse novel in this powerful Russian romance. Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, (206) 389-7676, www.seattleopera.org

January 14–19, Seattle
“Fiddler on the Roof”
A heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. The original production won 10 Tony awards. Paramount Theatre, (800) 982-2787, www.stgpresents.org

January 17–18, Port Angeles
“Glorious Cello”
The Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s concert features cellist Michael Center and Haydn’s Concerto for Cello in C major. (360) 457-5579, www.portangelessymphony.org

January 16–19, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Winter Chamber Music Festival
Internationally acclaimed artists including Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, cellist Laura Metcalf and violinists Timothy Christie and Maria Sampen perform at venues including Gesa Power House Theatre and area wineries. (509) 730-5110, www.wwcmf.org

January 17–19 and 24-26, Chelan and Manson
Lake Chelan Winterfest
Chelan transforms into a winter wonderland with fireworks, horse carriage rides, beach bonfires, ice slides and wine, ale and distillery tastings (remember to plan a safe ride home). (509) 682-3503, www.lakechelanwinterfest.com

January 17–19, Pasco
Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
HAPO Center, (509) 952-1014, www.shuylerproductions.com

January 17–26, Seattle
Winter Festival
The Seattle Chamber Music Society celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with half of Beethoven’s string quartets performed by the Ehnes Quartet. Performances also include Grieg and Mozart violin sonatas, Schubert and Ravel piano trios, both of Brahms’ string quintets and an evening of J.S. Bach concerti. Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, (206) 283-8808, www.seattlechambermusic.org

January 17 – February 16, Seattle
”True West”
This Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy by acclaimed late playwright Sam Shepard  features two brothers from different walks of life who clash while housesitting for their mother in a Los Angeles suburb.. Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre, (206) 443-2222, www.seattlerep.org. AAA members save 10% on tickets to select performances purchase by phone or at the box office.

January 18, Elma
Elma Winter Wine Festival
More than 20 wineries will be represented, with a beer garden, entertainment, vendors and food adding to the fun. Remember to plan a safe ride home. Grays Harbor County Fair & Events Center, (360) 482-3055, www.elmachamber.org

January 18, 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, www.conconully.com

January 18, 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. Remember to plan a safe ride home (888) 925-2204, www.ellensburgwinterhopbrewfest.com

January 18, Leavenworth
Bavarian IceFest
The post-holiday celebration in downtown Leavenworth includes the popular Smooshing contest—in which teams of four strap their feet to long boards and race down Front Street in tandem—and other fun. (509) 548-5807, www.leavenworth.org

January 18–20, Seattle
Model Railroad Show
The whole family can marvel at dozens of model railroad layouts and enjoy train-themed hands-on activities and crafts at this 46th annual celebration of all things railroad. Pacific Science Center, (206) 443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org

January 18, Union Gap
Sleigh Day
Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, enjoy cocoa, cider and make s’mores. Food available for purchase. Central Washington Agricultural Museum, (509) 457-8735, www.centralwaagmuseum.org

January 21–26, Spokane
“Escape to Margaritaville”
A musical comedy featuring original songs and most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics. First Interstate Center for the Arts, (509) 818-8407, www.broadwayspokane.com

January 22–26, Puyallup
Washington Sportsmen’s Show
Washington State Fair Events Center, (503) 246-8291, www.thesportsshows.com

January 23–25, Vancouver
Clark College Jazz Festival
Up to 60 middle- and high-school instrumental jazz ensembles perform during this three-day competition. Clark College, (360) 992-2662, www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events

January 23–26, Spokane
Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 466-4256, www.spokanervshow.com

January 23–26, Tacoma
Tacoma Home + Garden Show
Tacoma Dome, (206) 620-0938, www.tacomahomeandgardenshow.com

January 24–25, Leavenworth
Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival
Around 30 musicians in genres from Indie-rock and soul to hip-hop and folk perform in multiple Leavenworth venues. www.timbermusicfest.com

January 24 – February 1, Seattle
Seattle Boat Show
CenturyLink Field Event Center, South Lake Union and Bell Harbor Marina, (206) 634-0911, www.seattleboatshow.com

January 25, Federal Way
“Body and Soul”
Swing concert featuring tenor saxophonist Kareem Kandi and the Federal Way Symphony Big Band. Federal Way Performing Arts & Events Center, (253) 252-2693, www.federalwaysymphony.org

January 25, Olympia
Ballet Northwest
The oldest dance company in the state celebrates its 50th anniversary at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. The gala features professional dancers from around the nation, historical costumes and memorabilia displays. www.balletnorthwest.org

January 25–26 Long Beach
Windless Kite Festival
Participants demonstrate the artistry of indoor kite-flying during a competition set to music. (360) 642-4020, www.worldkitemuseum.com

January 31 – February 9, Seattle
“Cinderella”
Kent Stowell’s Cinderella combines Sergei Prokofiev’s score, choreography and beautiful design to tell the story of this classic rags-to-riches heroine. McCaw Hall, (206) 441-2424, www.pnb.org. Members save 10 percent on performances by purchasing tickets at www.AAA.com/discounts (select Entertainment, then Pacific Northwest Ballet, and use promo code 20AAA).

January 24 – February 16 Tacoma
“Beehive”
The ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment, featuring timeless musical classics that everyone can sing along to. The play is told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this decade. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, (253) 565-6867, www.tmp.org. AAA members save $4 on select performances when purchasing tickets by phone, online or in person at the box office.

February 1, Orcas Island
Orcas Island 50K
Trail running through old-growth forests with tough climbs and spectacular views of the surrounding islands, mountains and Puget Sound. Instead of finisher medals, celebrate with wood-fired pizza, live music and beer and non-alcoholic drinks (remember to plan a safe ride home). Runners must sign up for the registration lottery by July 25. Moran State Park, www.rainshadowrunning.com/orcas-island-50k.html

February 5–9, Spokane
Spokane Boat Show
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, (509) 991-1002, www.spokaneboatshow.com

February 7–8, Orcas Island
San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit
Join 150 local farmers, food producers and more for a weekend of education, inspiration and community. Camp Orkila, www.visitsanjuans.com/events/san-juan-islands-agricultural-2020-summit

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, Tacoma
Asia Pacific New Year Celebration
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center focuses on Vietnam 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, www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org

February 8–9 and 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 8-9, Seattle
Seattle Asian Art Museum Reopening Celebration
This free community celebration welcomes visitors to the Seattle Asian Art Museum as it reopens following a two-year, top-to-bottom renovation and expansion project. The two-day celebration of programs reflects the 12 themes of the museum’s reimagined collection galleries, “Boundless: Stories of Asian Art.” Visitors will also be able to explore the museum and experience the new special exhibition, ”Be/longing: Contemporary Asian Art.” (206) 654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org

February 14–15, Bremerton
Kitsap Quilters’ Quilted Gems Quilt Show
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, www.kitsapquilters.com

February 14–16, Ellensburg
Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering
This event brings traditional cowboy musicians, poets and artists together to celebrate the Western life through rhymes, songs, dance, and a gear and art show. www.ellensburgcowboygathering.com

February 14–16, Pasco
RadCon
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, www.radcon.org

February 14–16, Spokane
Spokane Auto Show
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, www.spokaneautoshow.com

February 14–16, Yakima
Central Washington Sportsmen Show
Yakima Valley SunDome, (509) 952-1014, www.shuylerproductions.com

February 15–16, Ocean Shores
Renewed Antique Show
Ocean Shores Convention Center, (360) 580-5064, www.tourismoceanshores.com

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

February 15–16, 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, www.winthropwashington.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 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 22–23, Bremerton
Kitsap Antique Show
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, (360) 692-7467, www.antiqueshowkitsap.com

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 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

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

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.

January 24 – February 2, 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, visitmccall.org

February 7–9, Boise
Boise Golf & Travel Show
Expo Idaho, (509) 621-0125, www.boisegolfshow.com

February 14–15, Sandpoint
Winter Carnival
This family-friendly celebration is the cure for cabin fever, with an opening night parade of lights followed on other days by a canine keg pull, pub crawl, fireworks and other fun outdoor activities. (208) 263-2161, sandpointwintercarnival.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

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.

January 24–26, Florence
Winter Music Festival
Folk musician Livingston Taylor headlines the event Saturday night. Florence Events Center, (541) 997-1994, www.wintermusicfestival.org

January 23–26 and February 14–16, Willamette Valley
Oregon Truffle Festival
Fans of native Oregon truffles have opportunities to buy truffles, hunt for them with trained truffle dogs, and enjoy truffle dishes, cooking classes and wine pairings (remember to plan a safe ride home). January events will take place in the Eugene area, with February events in the Yamhill Valley area. (888) 695-6659, www.oregontrufflefestival.org

January 24–26, Eugene, Oregon
Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show
Lane Events Center, (541) 484-9247, www.eugenehomeshow.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

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.

November 22 – January 26, 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, www.capbridge.com

January 21 – February 9, Vancouver
Push International Performing Arts Festival
Groundbreaking works by international performing artists at multiple Vancouver venues. (604) 605-8284, www.pushfestival.ca

February 7–16, Vernon
Vernon Winter Carnival
In honor of the festival’s 60th anniversary, the theme this year is Carnival Remembers the ‘60s, featuring the Winter Carnival Parade, the BC Snow Sculpture Competition at Silver Star Mountain, the Balloon Glow & Festival with British Columbia Ballooning Association, Family Day in the Park and the Polar Bear Swim. (250) 545-2236, vernonwintercarnival.com

February 7–16, Victoria
Victoria Film Festival
Special events and discussions accompany film screenings in venues across town in this festival’s 25th year. (250) 389-0444, victoriafilmfestival.com

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