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Visiting the Washington Cascades

Travel Tips for Central Washington Visitors | Spring 2015

This season, the people of communities throughout the Washington Cascades are heading outdoors to engage in a wide variety of special events, festivals and outdoor activities. From Omak in the north to Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Yakima, and Sunnyside, in the heart of Washington – there is much to see and do during a spring visit.

It's a beautiful time of year to explore Mount Rainier National Park on a scenic drive or on a trek down the 93-mile Wonderland Trail. The warmer weather also means mountain bikers and horseback riders can hit the "rail trails" of Iron Horse State Park, near Cle Elum, and golfers can practice their swing at Oasis Park and Golf Course, in Ephrata. All across the Cascades, there truly is something for everyone in the spring.

Photo Credit: Konrad Roeder

Mount Washington in the Washinton Cascades

Get a taste of what Leavenworth has to offer when you embark on the town's annual "culinary crawl." Taste Leavenworth 2015 is April 11th and 12th, and participants get a taste passport which allows them access to numerous restaurants and live musical performances.

On May 9th and 10th, Leavenworth visitors can celebrate town's Bavarian heritage. Maifest 2015 is a weekend full of authentic cuisine, beverages, and traditional entertainment – including German dances and marches.

The people of Ephrata head south to Moses lake on Memorial Day Weekend. May 21st through 24th, the 2015 Moses Lake Spring Festival is promises fun for everyone in the family, including parades, food vendors, a carnival, and even a three-on-three basketball tournament.

In Omak, the official start of summer is celebrated with some color. The 2015 Art in the Park festival is June 19th and 20th, bringing more than 100 artists and crafts makers to downtown's Civic League Park. The festivities are expected to draw over 1,000 people and the fun includes food vendors, live entertainment and even hourly prize drawings.

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Washington Cascades Events

April 2015

April 1 - 30, 2015
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Held near Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor, the Skagit Valley celebrates the oncoming of spring with millions of tulips bursting into bloom. Enjoy drive tours, farm tours, and refreshing sights.

April 4-7, 2015
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.

May 2015

May 9 - 10, 2015
Maifest

Leavenworth celebrates its Bavarian tradition with a full weekend of entertainment, including traditional German dances and marches.

May 21 - 24, 2015
Moses Lake Spring Festival

Celebrate Memorial Day at Moses Lake with parades, food vendors, carnival, and 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

May 15-17, 2015
2015 WAA National Art Show

The Western Art Association hosts its annual community art show and sale featuring over 80 national artists, wine tastings, demonstrations, silent auction, and more at the Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg.

June 2015

June 6, 2015
Okanogan Days

The annual Okanogan Days festival near Omak celebrates the start of summer with family-friendly fun like parades, pancake breakfast, and food and craft vendors.

June 20, 2015
2015 Dachshunds on Parade

Dachshund lovers, unite! – in downtown Ellensburg for a day of dachshund races, parades, festival food, and so much more. The event start time is TBA.

June 26 & 27, 2015
2015 Red, White, & Blue Fest

Tour several wineries located throughout the Cascades region, each accompanying by smooth blues music. The wineries are found in Wapato, Zillah, Outlook, Granger, and Sunnyside.

July 2015

July 24 & 26, 2015
2015 Jazz in the Valley

Enjoy the scenery in historic downtown Ellensburg during this annual festival, featuring locally brewed micro brews and fine wines in the festival garden, specialty food, and plenty of jazz at performed at various venues.

July 7, 2015
2015 Moxee Hop Festival

Enjoy a day's worth of live entertainment, great food, and excellent craft beers at this year's Moxee Hop Festival at Moxee City Park. Event start time is TBA.

August 2015

July 30 - August 2, 2015
2015 Vintiques of Yakima National Rod Run

Vintage cars and festival activities make their way to Yakima for this annual event. More info is TBA.

September 2015

September 25 & 26, 2015
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.

September
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.

September 18 & 19, 2015
2015 Sundome Volleyball Fest

Young volleyball players compete in a number of tournaments held at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Game times vary by day.

September 29 - October 4, 2015
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.

October 2015

October 3, 2015
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.

October 2-4, 2015
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.

November 2015

November 1 - December 20, 2015
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.

February 2016

February 12-14, 2015
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.

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