The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The 87th annual Omak Stampede is a weekend full of western entertainment. The rodeo competitions include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping, and tie-down riding. Also enjoy carnival rides, a Western and Native art show, rodeo dances, Native American dances, and shopping. Two of … Continue reading The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Concert passes, campsites still available for Watershed 2021 in George, Washington

Featured image by Raventhorne, courtesy Creative Commons Tickets for general admission, VIP reserved seating, and box seats are still available for Washington state's largest country music festival, Watershed, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge in George. Campsites are also available. This year's event is Friday-Sunday, July 30-August 1. The shows will be held on two … Continue reading Concert passes, campsites still available for Watershed 2021 in George, Washington

Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay After a year's break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration is back in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington. The festivities start on Thursday, June 17, and end on Sunday, June 20. This year's schedule has been scaled back due to ongoing safety concerns from COVID, … Continue reading Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration returns June 17-20

McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Dozer Day returns in 2021 as a drive-through event in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City

After a year's break due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dozer Day is back this year with a drive-through event at six locations in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City. The drive-through event is designed to ensure families' health and safety while immersing them in a real-life construction experience. During the experience, you'll drive … Continue reading Dozer Day returns in 2021 as a drive-through event in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City

Third annual Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival May 20-23

In 2021, the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival celebrates its third anniversary with a stellar lineup of renowned jazz artists. Enjoy 23 outdoor shows over four days at 10 wineries, parks, and other venues throughout the Lake Chelan Wine Valley in Central Washington Thursday-Sunday, May 20-23. Wines produced in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley … Continue reading Third annual Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival May 20-23

2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June

A red-winged blackbird bathes in a pond in Central Washington. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Organizers for the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest decided to fly ahead with an event this spring. It's scheduled Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16. In a post on the festival's Facebook page, the organizers wrote: "We are currently planning for a hybrid festival model … Continue reading 2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June

Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on

A view of the town square from a previous Village of Lights in Leavenworth, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Bavarian Ice Fest and fireworks in January is a favorite after-holiday celebration in the beautiful town of Leavenworth, in Central Washington. Sadly, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce cancelled the 2021 event because of safety concerns … Continue reading Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on