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Things to do in Washington
Planning a visit to Washington? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.
Seattle Metro Area Events
2015 Free Park Day
Enjoy free access to any of Washington's National Parks, including Olympic NP and Mt. Rainier NP, to celebrate the National Park Service's centennial.
2015 Pumpkin Bash
Watch the animals play with – and devour – pumpkins at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The kids can enjoy trick or treating and other Halloween-themed activities. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
2015 Seattle Children Festival
Bring the kiddos and enjoy performances, workshops, live music, and so much more at Northwest Folklife's Seattle Center. The event is free of admission, and begins at 10 a.m.
2015 Tacoma Film Festival
A variety of outstanding independent films are screened at various locations throughout Tacoma – primarily the Grand Cinema – made by regional and international filmmakers.
2015 Veterans Day Parade
Known as the one of the country's largest Veterans Day parades, the Auburn Veterans Day Parade is set to feature a day's worthy of marching bands, floats, antique cars, a military fly-over, and more. The event is free and begins at 11 a.m.
2015 Wine & Hydroplanes
An annual event held at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, this event will feature plenty of fine wines, live music, a silent auction, and more. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Washington Cascades Events
2015 Ellensburg Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair
Join Ellensburg residents as they celebrate one of the region's most prized events, held annually at the Ellensburg Rodeo Grounds. Event start times are TBA.
2015 Buskers in the Burg
Held annually, Buskers in the Burg is a fall festival featuring an art parade, a beer and wine walk, an outdoor concert, and a collection of buskers. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Flip Flop Whitewater Rafting
Brought on by an annual dam release on the Tieton River, Yakima visitors and residents can experience the thrills of whitewater rafting during the entire month of September. Trips begin at both 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
2015 Sundome Volleyball Fest
Young volleyball players compete in a number of tournaments held at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Game times vary by day.
2015 Central Washington State Fair
Join in the plethora of festivities held at the Yakima State Fair Park for the annual Central WA State Fair. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Manastash Metric Ride
Explore the Washington Cascades region with a host of fellow bikers during this 50 kilometer bike ride from Ellensburg to Cle Elum. The ride begins at Mt. Stuart Elementary School in Ellensburg at 7:30 a.m.
2015 Ellensburg Film Festival
Celebrate all things cinema with a weekend's worth of independent film screenings made my local and regional filmmakers. More details TBA.
2015 Hometown Holidays
The Ellensburg Downtown Association hosts a variety of events at various venues throughout historic downtown Ellensburg during the holiday season. Event dates and start times vary.
2015 Spirit of the West
Featuring an impressive collection of acclaimed musicians and poets, Spirit of the West is a favorite among annual music festivals in Ellensburg. The western cowboy-themed gathering is held at various venues throughout town.
Puget Sound Events
Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
Find the best in produce and products from the Puget Sound Region at Bainbridge Island's Town Square.
2015 Washington Cheese Festival
Join Seattle residents as they sample and savor artisan cheeses from the region's best cheesemakers, with plenty of craft beers and wines on hand as well. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Seattle Design Center.
2015 Decibel Festival
An annual electronic music and performing arts festival held at the Capitol Hill District in Seattle. The festival will feature more than 75 artists, workshops, performances, and more. Event times vary by day.
2015 Oak Harbor Music Festival
A fun-filled music festival held in historic downtown Oak Habor, featuring two stages and over 20 artists and bands. Set times vary by day.
2015 Pacific Northwest Concours D'elegance
America's Car Museum presents Concours d'Elegance, a unique car show specializing in automotive art and design, held at the Le May Museum in Tacom. Event times vary by day.
2015 Beer Tasting at the Zoo
Head over to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, where roughly 30 breweries will be showcasing their best handcrafted creations alongside music, food, and exotic animals. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
2015 South Sound Craft Beer Festival
Over 50 tasty selections from 24 breweries will be available at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall & Plaza. The event start time is TBA.
Southwest Washington Events
Ocean Shores Farmers Market
Each Saturday in the summer, Ocean Shores Farmers Market offers its visitors baked goods, regional cheeses, fresh vegetables, handcrafted soap, and more.
Eastern Washington Events
2015 Pig Out in the Park
An annual food and entertainment festival held at Spokane's Riverfront Park. The Event will also feature 45 booths, a beer garden, and three stages of live music. Start time is TBA.
2015 Spokane County Interstate Fair
A local favorite, Spokane's County Fair is set to feature plenty of fair food, exhibits, rides, live entertainment, and so much more. The fair is held at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center.
2015 Fiesta Spokane Heritage Festival
Celebrate Spokane's spicy side during this family-friendly event, set to include delicious food vendors, Latin entertainment, mariachi bands, and a children's carnival, all held at Riverfront Park.
2015 Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival
Quilt makers and quilt lovers are invited to join Walla Walla residents during this three-day celebration. The festival is held at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds and is set to include quilt sales, workshops, demonstrations, a silent auction, food court, and event friendly quilting competitions. Event start time varies.
2015 Columbia County Fair
Held annually in the city of Dayton, the Columbia County Fair features all your favortie fair-related activities, including livestock shows, rodeos, demolition derby, craft and food vendors, and so much more, all held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Dayton. Fair start times are TBA.
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