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Festivals & Events in the Greater Wenatchee Valley

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 Fest

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!  More

Washington State Special Olympics – Winter Games

Typically held the last weekend in February.

Several local venues participate in this event that includes and opening ceremony at Town Toyota Center, Nordic skiing in Leavenworth, Alpine events at Mission Ridge and Basketball in town.  More information available through Special Olympics – Washington.

Wenatchee Marathon

April 17-18, 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.  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 their website.

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 their website.

 Tour de Bloom

First weekend in May.

Tour de Bloom features a Hill Climb from Squilchuck State Park to Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort; a Criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee; and a Road Race among the wheat fields in neighboring Waterville.  Tour de Bloom is again officially part of the community’s fun and historic Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.  For more info on the Omnium, including a look at the Tour de Bloom tech guide, visit their website.

Red Devil Challenge

Early June

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!  For more information visit their website

Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Apple Century Ride

First Saturday in June

The ride is a scenic and sunny tour from Wenatchee to, in and around 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 their website

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival

June 19-21, 2015

One of the longest running Bluegrass festivals in Eastern Washington. Award winning National bands and regional favorites. Headliners are: IBMA Award Winners- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, The Chapmans, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Prairie Flyer, and more. Events include Instrument Workshops including Taylor’s Camp for Kids, Slow Jam, and Band Scramble. Located at the Chelan County Expo Center (Fairgrounds). Camping Available. Festivities start with a Thursday evening “Meet & Greet Luau”. Contacts: Marie Vecchio (509) 548-1230 or Chuck Egner (509) 548-8663

River Run & Wenatchee Valley Fourth “Let’s Have a Blast” Celebration

4th of July 2015 is going to be a Blast!

So much planned we do not have enough space to list it all.  More

Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Downtown

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.

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 .  More information on their website

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.  More information on their website.

Fiestas Mexicanas

Second weekend in September

This event not only attracts the Latino Community, it also brings in other ethnic groups. This event provides culture awareness and education about the history, lifestyle and people of Mexico. An event for the whole family! Fiestas Mexicanas is a celebration of Latin American Independence Day.  This is an opportunity to enjoy traditional Latin food, great entertainment with local groups and two groups directly coming from Mexico plus a whole lot more.  More information on their website

Wenatchee Taste of the Harvest

Third Saturday 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!  More information on their website

The Darkside Festival

 Last Saturday in September

The Dark Side Festival is presented by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and hosted by Mission Ridge. The festival includes two mountain bike rides, a trail run, hiking , top musical acts, and a beer garden featuring local and regional breweries.  More

For more info:  All proceeds benefit EMBA and its trail building program in the Wenatchee Valley foothills.  www.evergreenmtb.org

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, shop and get ideas for holiday gifts.  www.wenatcheewine.com or www.wendowntown.org

Turkey on the Run

Thanksgiving Day

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