The rich soil of the Skagit Valley once again erupts with rows upon rows of meticulously planted buds. Early access sunrise photography, trolley rides beside expansive fields of color, and endless photo ops await. A bloom status page tracks the impending color explosion. Read our guide to know what to expect.
Bluebird days are still out there. While the interstate-shuttering powder days of December are behind us, there is still good snow–and good deals–to be found on the slopes.
April 14–16 and 21–24
New this year to the spring fair, lumberjacks compete in log rolling, a comedy-magician hybrid takes the stage, and a selfie experience hosts interactive art installations. While the chainsaw carving, swine racing, farm animal petting, and elephant ears of deep fried dreams are in the same fairgrounds as the Washington State Fair, this shindig is an event of its own. Confused by our state’s plethora of fairs? So are we.
April 16 & 17
Visitors celebrate one of the Northwest’s heritage pastimes: digging for razor clams. Even beginners can get in on the action thanks to free clam-digging lessons and cleaning demonstrations. A chowder competition and free clam fritter samples have the gastronomy covered. The following weekend, volunteers return to host a community-wide beach cleanup on April 23. You're encouraged to don 1920s-inspired swimwear—better hit the thrift store.
April 23 & 24
Think Antiques Roadshow...but in Spokane. Treasure hunters and vintage collectors shop among kitchenware, costume jewelry, furniture, prints, rustic garden decor, and all the serendipitous finds imaginable.
April 28–May 8
With future festival dates planned out to 2060, Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival will carry on well after those blooms fade. A funnel cake eating contest and a powdered-color-throwing 5K race (hopefully not in that order) round out a festival complete with a beer garden, 25 carnival rides, and an artisan market.