Sullivan’s on Castle Island opens for the season with half-price hot dogs. This special ends March 2.

To celebrate its 67th season serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, lobster rolls, and other goodies on Castle Island, Sullivan's is selling its classic hot dogs for half price. This deal is on until Friday, March 2. If you go, expect longer lines than usual. Sullivan's is a popular Boston institution, and this special is making … Continue reading Sullivan’s on Castle Island opens for the season with half-price hot dogs. This special ends March 2.

More than 100 films showing at Beloit International Film Festival through March 4

Where can you watch silent films like The Cameraman starring Buster Keaton, classic movies like The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and join a Frozen sing-along? That's a tiny sampling of more than 100 films on screen at the Beloit International Film Festival in Beloit, Wisconsin, now through Sunday, March 4. The festival … Continue reading More than 100 films showing at Beloit International Film Festival through March 4

Challenge yourself at the Riser Rendezvous in northcentral Washington on April 14

Featured image: Spring flowers at Riser Lake with Mount Gardner in the distance (photo credit: Weymuller Photography) Challenge yourself in one of Washington State's most scenic areas filled with beautiful meadows, lakes, and snow-capped mountains on Saturday, April 14, when Cascade Endurance in Mazama hosts the Riser Rendezvous. It's a four-mile or half-marathon run on … Continue reading Challenge yourself at the Riser Rendezvous in northcentral Washington on April 14

Winthrop Balloon Festival brightens the sky March 2-4 in Washington’s Methow Valley

Featured image: The night glow at a previous Winthrop Balloon Festival (photo credit: Methow Trails) Morning Glory Balloon Tours hosts and operates one of the earliest hot air balloon festivals of the season in northcentral Washington from Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. Watch more than a dozen colorful hot air balloons from around … Continue reading Winthrop Balloon Festival brightens the sky March 2-4 in Washington’s Methow Valley

Seattle’s Moisture Festival returns with entertainment from funny to bizarre March 15-April 8

Featured image: The Kamikaze Fireflies at a previous Moisture Festival in Seattle (photo by John Cornicello, courtesy the Moisture Festival) The Moisture Festival, the world's largest celebration of comedy, varietè, and vaudeville, returns for four weeks this spring in Seattle. The festival runs Thursday, March 15, through Sunday, April 8, and features highly skilled performance, … Continue reading Seattle’s Moisture Festival returns with entertainment from funny to bizarre March 15-April 8

St. Paddy’s for Kids takes families on an Irish rainbow adventure March 10 in Vancouver, WA

Featured image by Jo-B, courtesy Creative Commons At St. Paddy's for Kids on Saturday, March 10, follow the rainbow for a fun-filled family adventure through Ireland. Arts and crafts, hands-on activities, face painting, Irish dance, and a pot o' gold full of prizes await. St. Paddy's for Kids will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at … Continue reading St. Paddy’s for Kids takes families on an Irish rainbow adventure March 10 in Vancouver, WA

Beer on Ice at the Delaware State Fairgrounds March 3

Try craft beers at eight local breweries at this one-of-a-kind event, which is literally on the ice at the Centre Ice Rink at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 3, 2-6 p.m. Admission, which includes six drink tickets and other cool stuff, is $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Designated drivers' … Continue reading Beer on Ice at the Delaware State Fairgrounds March 3

Ice adds a slippery dimension to the bumper car experience

Featured image: Bumper cars on ice is the newest type of winter fun at The Providence Rink at the Alex and Ani City Center in Providence, Rhode Island. (photo credit: Alex and Ani City Center) Kids and adults alike love bumper cars. We're thrilled with rolling and twirling around the arcade in a rubber tube … Continue reading Ice adds a slippery dimension to the bumper car experience

Seasonal climbing permits for Mount Saint Helens resume February 26

Featured image: A summer aerial view of Mount Saint Helens (photo by Cheryl Landes) In January, I wrote a post that seasonal climbing permits for Mount Saint Helens would go on sale February 1. Because of the high demand, the website selling the permits crashed and caused delays. The issues have been fixed, and sales … Continue reading Seasonal climbing permits for Mount Saint Helens resume February 26

Fabulous frogs, charming toads, and lovely lizards at Second Saturday at the Water Center March 10 in Vancouver, WA

Featured image: A frog on a lily pad (photo by Couleur, courtesy Creative Commons) Why are frogs fabulous, toads charming, and lizards lovely? Find out at the Second Saturday at the Water Resources Education Center March 10, 1-3 p.m. in Vancouver, Washington. It's part of a free monthly series, where kids and families explore different … Continue reading Fabulous frogs, charming toads, and lovely lizards at Second Saturday at the Water Center March 10 in Vancouver, WA