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August 26, 2015 – August 26, 2015

Kitsap County Fair and Stampede

Kitsap County FairKitsap County Fair and Stampede, Bremerton. August 26-30, 2015 from 10am-10pm (6pm Sunday). Map.

Step right up! Git yer deep fried oreos and curly fries! The Kitsap County Fair promises “Somethin’ to Squeal About.” New events this year include hay scrambles, pie-eating contests and diaper derbies. Food vendors will serve up tacos and pierogies, and along with live rock n roll expect performers like fire-eaters, jugglers and magicians. Sounds like hog heaven. Admission: $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth. Kids 5 and under FREE. Contact: (360) 337-5376.

Start: August 26, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Kitsap County Fairgrounds
Phone: (360) 337-5376
Address:
1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton, WA, 98311, United States

August 17, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Washington State International Kite Festival

It’s voted ‘Best Kite Festival in the World’ by Kite Trade Association International.

The Washington State International Kite Festival includes competitions by professional and amateur kite flyers, choreographed kite flies, mass ascensions, fireworks, lighted night kite flies, vendors and more.

 

Start: August 17, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: World Kite Museum
Phone: 360-642-4020
Address:
303 Sid Snyder Drive SW, Long Beach, WA, 98631, United States

April 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the top destination events for the Pacific Northwest. The colorful celebration of springtime is April 1-30, 2015, set at the region’s premiere tulip fields in lower Skagit County. Every April, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the festival as millions of tulips burst into bloom.

The festival is designed as a driving tour, as there is no one site that you go to for your visit. Farmers here raise tulips as an agricultural crop and the hundreds of acres of blooming flowers are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the tulips and daffodils, festival visitors have many other events and activities to try, from wine tasting to browsing local art to a fun salmon bake. Try to squeeze in a visit to Golden Glen Creamery, a small scale boutique creamery.

Click to view the full Tulip Festival map

The two largest fields to tour are RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town. Both charge a $5 admission (kids free).

Tourism Matters: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival brings in over $14 million to the local economy of Skagit County from visitors.
Getting there: The tulip festival is about 60 miles north of Seattle. Take I-5 north from Seattle and to Exits 221 through 236, then head west into the valley.


Start: April 1, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Skagit County tulip fields
Phone: 360-428-5959
Address:
311 W. Kincaid St., Mt. Vernon, WA, 98273, United States
Cost: $5

March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival celebrates the annual return of the Sandhill Crane to the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. Come experience the sight and sound of thousands of Sandhill Cranes flying over your head!

The Festival offers tours for crane viewing, or you can view them all on your own. In addition to seeing these awesome birds, you can take a specialty tour like a wildlife tour of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge/Potholes area, a geology tour of the Missoula Floods and the Channeled Scablands area, and more.

This events is sponsored and supported by the Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Othello.

With admission price into the Festival on Saturday, you may attend free lectures which are repeated throughout the day. Lectures given in the past have included falconry, Missoula Floods and the Channeled Scablands, Woodland Park Zoo, Grouse of Washington, Othello History within the Drumhellar Channeled Scablands, Shrub-Steppe Flora and Fauna, Owls of Eastern Washington and Spring Migration in the Columbia Basin.

 

 

Start: March 27, 2015 8:00 am
End: March 29, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
Phone: 1-866-726-3445
Address:
Royal City, WA, 99357, United States
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