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Local happenings all across Washington

Local or visitor? Check out just a few of the popular events going on for the next few months in Washington. Find Best Western hotels convenient to most events.

Central Washington Events

August 2016

August 6, 2016
Wenatchee AppleSox Baseball

Make your way to the Paul Thomas St. Baseball Stadium on August 6th for an exciting West Coast League matchup. Starting at 7:05 p.m., watch as the AppleSox take on the Bellingham Bells. 

October 2016

October 15, 2016
Oktoberfest Trail Runs

Make your way to Leavenworth Ski Hill near Wenatchee for the Oktoberfest Trail Runs. On Saturday, October 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., take part in the 10-mile run, the 8K, or the Kids Race.

October 2016

October 30, 2016
Fall Roundup at Rocky Reach Dam

On October 30th, head for the Rocky Reach Visitor Center near downtown Wenatchee for the Fall Roundup at Rocky Reach Dam. Wear your best halloween costume and enjoy a trick-or-treat along Rocky Reach from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

November 2016

November 24, 2016
Turkey on the Run

Kick off your Thanksgiving celebrations this year in Wenatchee. Check out the Turkey on the Run 12K, 5K, and Kids Race. Sponsored by RunWenatchee, this event starts at 9 a.m. at Wenatchee Rotary Park.

Puget Sound Events

June 2016

Jume 30 - August 24, 2016
2016 BECU ZooTunes

On select days all summer, artists ranging from Weird Al Yankovic to the B-52s to Jeff Beck will be performing at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Check the schedule and grab your tickets while you still can.

July 2016

July 24, 2016
2016 Food Truck Fest

Over 20 food trucks fill Wright Park in Tacoma for this one-day-only festival. Admission is free, and it all gets underway at 10:30 a.m.

August 2016

August 20-21, 2016
4th Seattle Street Food Festival

Grab a taste of west Seattle in South Lake Union as over 100 local food vendors set up shop for two straight days. 

September 2016

September 17, 2016
2016 Ride Around the Sound

Just like it sounds – enjoy unmatched views of the Puget Sound on this group bike ride. Register today; there are starting points in Seattle, Tacoma, and Normandy, with courses totaling 38, 73, or 92 miles.

September 2-4, 2016
2016 Oak Harbor Music Festival

A three-day music festival featuring over 30 bands, arts and crafts vendors, beer gardens, and more, all in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor. It's free!

September 2016

September 24, 2016
2016 Hard Cider Festival

Sample nearly 70 tasty hard ciders, enjoy some grub, groove-out to live music, and let the young ones let loose at the kids' zone in Gig Harbor.

October 2016

October 6-13, 2016
2016 Tacoma Film Festival

Regional independent filmmakers come together for over a week at Grand Cinema in Tacoma. Check it out!

November 2016

November 25 - January 1, 2016
2016 Christmas Lights - Tacoma Zoo

Bring the whole family and enjoy the vibrant light displays at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma all holiday season long. The lights come on at 5 p.m.

November 1-11, 2016
2016 Earshot Jazz Festival

More than 50 concerts light up the Seattle area during this two-week jazz festivals. Check out the festival schedule and tap your toe to the jams this November.

December 2016

December 5 & 6, 2016
2016 Winter Beer Fest

Some of Seattle's best breweries come together for a massive tastying party, complete with games and muchines, all at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Grab your tickets today.

Eastern Washington Events

August 2016

August 2 – 4, 2016
Walla Walla Sweets vs. Wenatchee Applesox

Make your way to Borleske Stadium August 2nd, 3rd, or 4th for an exciting night of baseball. Watch as the Walla Walla Sweets take on the Wenatchee Applesox in a three-game series. Games start at 7:05 p.m., and tickets are $7-$12. 

August 5 – 7, 2016
Hillyard Festival

Make your way to Harmon Park in Spokane for the annual Hillyard Festival. Held August 5th through 7th, this eastern Washington festival features live music, food vendors, games, and is capped by the fireworks in the park on Sunday night. 

August 6, 2016
Scottish Highland Games

Head for the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center on August 6th for the annual Scottish Highland Games. With a lively backdrop of bagpipe music, you can check out games, Celtic art, and even take Gaelic lessons.

August 19-20, 2016
National Lentil Festival

This summer, eastern Washington will be celebrating the lentil – with music. Visit Pullman over the weekend of August 19th and 20th for the annual National Lentil Festival. Held at Reaney Park, the NLF is in it’s 28th year, and features an array of lentil-themed fun – from the music, to the food and games.

August 20 - December 31, 2016
Bodies: Human Anatomy in Motion

Enjoy a truly edifying experience the next time you visit Spokane. Head for the Moblus Science Center between August 20th and December 31st to see the exhibition Bodies: Human Anatomy in Motion. Open to the public each day of the week except for Monday, this show will thrill and entertain all members of the family.

August 21, 2016
Buddy Guy – Live!

See a living legend this summer in Spokane. Head for the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox for a night to remember – Buddy Guy takes the stage to perform his hits. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Buddy Guy is an icon, legend, and transcendent figure in blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. on August 21st.

August 21, 2016
Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals

If the rumble of a duel exhaust on an old 1968 Ford Fairlane gets your motor running, you’ll no doubt want to visit Spokane this summer. Over the weekend of August 19th through 21st, head for the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center for the annual Goodguys Great Northwest Nationals. This is arguably the premier car show this summer in Spokane.

September 2016

September 10-18, 2016
Spokane County Interstate Fair

Late summer in Spokane means many things, but the most important might just be the local fair. From September 10th to 18th, head for the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center for the annual Spokane County Interstate Fair. You can access the fair from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the last day (18th) when it closes at 8 p.m.

September 9 - October 9, 2016
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast

Visit the Spokane Civic Theatre this fall with the whole family. From September 9th through October 9th, you’ll have a chance to see a true classic: Beauty and The Beast. A Disney epic, Beauty and The Beast will have productions Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays features a 2 p.m. show.

September 12, 2016
Red Green’s, “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!”

Catch a performance by the legendary Red Green this summer in Spokane. Visit The Bing Theater near downtown on September 12th for Red Green’s “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!” show. It’s a mix of story telling, stand-up comedy, music, and maybe even a few of his friends. Show starts at 7 p.m.

September 14, 2016
Bonnie Raitt – Live

Don’t miss one of the concerts of the summer in Spokane. See the legendary Bonnie Raitt live on stage on September 14th at the INB Performing Arts Center. The effervescent Raitt brings her Dig In Deep tour to eastern Washington, and hits the stage at 7:30 p.m.

September 16 - 30, 2016
Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Explore the cultural diversity of eastern Washington when you visit this fall. Check out the popular Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival held at Riverfront Park. From September 16th through 30th, you’ll see 30 amazing displays, each with a unique and fun twist.

November 2016

November 25, 2016
Washington State Cougars vs. Washington Huskies

Visit eastern WA late this November and prepare for the biggest college football rivalry around. On November 25th, the Washington State University Cougars host their biggest in-state rival: the Washington Huskies. Fall is a great time for college football action, and this game should be on your must-see list. Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium.

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