There are festivals, attractions and events in the Wenatchee Valley all year long including the oldest major festival in the state, The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, but we have more!
Wenatchee Bundle Up Festival
Last Saturday in January.
This Downtown event will feature the Bundle Up Fun Run, warming fire, smores and more! Put on by the Wenatchee Downtown Association and Wenatchee Parks and Rec 10am-2pm should be fun for everyone!
Washington State Special Olympics – Winter Games
Typically held the last weekend in February.
April 18, 2015
A fast course with something for everyone. Great Boston qualifier. Gorgeous course, largely on asphalt trails along the Columbia River. Cascade Mountain views abound. Full Marathon, Half, and 10K categories. Added in 2014 -Marathon Expo and packet pick up Friday before the race, plan to attend.
The Wenatchee marathon is operated by TedDriven, an organization that supports cancer research and local charities. Fess include 10th anniversary hoodie. website
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
last weekend in April, first weekend of May
The oldest major festival in the State of Washington draws thousands of visitors from around the world every year. This 11-day festival is built around great food, great events and great fun! At blossom time, the food begins with the Memorial Park Food Fair and continues through the entire celebration. Enjoy the food while walking around the arts and crafts fair and take in the Classy Chassis Car Show and Parade just across the river in East Wenatchee. There is a Grand Parade, a youth parade the week before, a golf tournament, children’s art exhibits and much more.
The Festival represents the pride its many community volunteers take in the Wenatchee area’s spectacular natural beauty, its prosperous economy and family values. For further information call the Apple Blossom office at (509) 662-3616 or visit www.appleblossom.org.
Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade & Car Show
First weekend in May
this event showcases vehicles old and new– antiques, classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, rat rods. The festivities begin with a Friday evening parade in the heart of East Wenatchee, followed by an all-day car show on Saturday at Eastmont Community Park . Food vendors and auto-related booths. For more information call the East Wenatchee Events Office at (509) 886-6108 or visit www.east-wenatchee.com
Tour de Bloom
First weekend in May.
Three components to this great event. First, the classic Alcoa Time Trial held in Malaga starting early Saturday morning. Move along then downtown to the Criterium which takes place right after the Apple Blossom Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon starting with the community kids race. The final race of the evening, they bring in the pros – Not something you will want to miss! Sunday, the road race is held in the beautiful and relatively flat wheat fields of the Waterville Plateau. This will once again be the Masters and Junior Washington State Championship races. Follow them on Facebook or check out Wenatchee Valley Velo website for more information. web site.
Red Devil Challenge
Come join us for the annual Red Devil Challenge Trail Run just south of Cashmere, Washington. A 10k and a Mini-Devil (1.7miles). We have received rave reviews from seasoned runners on this event, which features plenty of fun, including sightings of the “Red Devil” along the trails. Don’t miss this one! www.adventurewenatcee.com
Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Apple Century Ride
First Saturday in June
The ride is a scenic and sunny tour from Wenatchee to beautiful Lake Wenatchee, WA. Set in the heart of apple country you can ride either the 50 or 100 mile loop. For more information visit the web site.
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
It’s an invitation to pickers of all ages to an exciting weekend of bluegrass at its best. That means lots of nice folks coming together to share their music and their stories, seeing old friends and making new ones. For more information visit the web site.
River Run & Fireworks at Walla Walla Point Park
4th of July
More details on this event soon.
Downtown Summer Concert Series
Mid July – August
The concert series will be every Friday night at 7pm in Centennial Park on the KOHO stage in downtown Wenatchee through August. In addition to free, family friendly live music each Friday, there will also be concessions available and free children’s activities at the Parks & Recreation booth. The fantastic musical line-up boasts not only top notch local acts, but also many well-known regional and state-wide talents. www.squaresounds.com
NCW District Fair
Last weekend in August
Four day fair with rodeo and horse racing, carnival, stage enterainment,dances, livestock sale.The North Central Washington District Fair is an historical event committed to the future of our youth, families, and communities through education and promotion of agriculture, industry and the resources of our region .www.douglascountywa.net/ncwfair
The Chelan County Fair
First weekend in September
This County Fair is one of the largest in north central Washington. For many years, Valley residents and visitors have roamed the fairgrounds enjoying the thrill-rides at the carnival, watching the cowboys ride at the PWRA rodeo, listening to live music performances, and exploring the thousands of 4-H exhibits. And, of course, enjoying the myriad food options. The Fair even has a Sr. Citizen’s Day and a Kid’s Day with special entertainment. To find out more about the fair, visit the Chelan County web site in the Fair section. http://www.co.chelan.wa.us
Wenatchee Taste of the Harvest
Third Satruday in September
The Wenatchee Taste of the Harvest is a fun inclusive community celebration! Join us in celebrating the abundant local harvest and our rich agricultural heritage. It’s authentic Americana, incredible food, award winning wines and tons of activities & entertainment–all in the middle of our own “main street”–Wenatchee Avenue!
Town Toyota Wings and Wheels Festival
First weekend in October
Held the first weekend in October, this festival commemorates the famous Pangborn-Herndon non-stop, Trans-Pacific flight in October of 1931 from Misawa , Japan to what is now East Wenatchee.
Festivities at Eastmont Community Park include a Car Show, Pangborn Memorial Airport Displays & Activities, Carnival, Red Apple Flyers Booth (Free Shuttle to the field on Saturday, to see flying demonstrations), Radio Controlled Car Meet and Free Kids’ Activities on Saturday, free entertainment, food and craft fair, and much more! For additional information about this fun-filled, family-oriented festival, call the East Wenatchee Events Office at (509) 886-6108 or visit www.east-wenatcheee.com
Holiday Wine Walk – Downtown, Wenatchee
Second Saturday in November
The Wenatchee Downtown Association and the Wenatchee Wine Country welcome wine enthusiasts into downtown stores to sip, shoe and get ideas for holiday gifts. The fun starts at Davis Furniture. 125 S. Wenatchee Avenue, or Pak-it-Rite,126 N. Wenatchee Avenue, where guests may pick up their complimentary wine glass and purchase tasting tokens. Then stroll through the downtown merchants for wine tasting, holiday sales and other special events. www.wenatcheewine.com or www.wendowntown.org
Turkey on the Run
Turkey on the Run is a great way to kick off your holiday season with a fun and dit jaunt. This annual family friendly event has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Wenatchee. Turkey on the Run features a 12K, 5K and kids run. The two longer distances are ideal for walkers. All the events start and finish at beautiful Rotary Park on the western outskirts of Wenatchee. www.runwenatchee.com