Annual Summer Events in Washington

Plan your summer vacation around these Washington events.

For events throughout the year, visit our calendar.


Maritime Gig Festival, Gig Harbor
A grand parade, historic boat show and live music highlight this annual celebration. June 4–5, 2016

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine
Sip and learn about syrah at this wine event, featuring 70-plus winemakers, lectures and vineyard tours. June 16–18, 2016

The Fremont Solstice Fair, Seattle
Let your freak flag fly this summer at the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration. Watch out for naked bicyclists! June 17–19, 2016

Cycle de Vine, Chelan
A 35-mile ride with rest stops at wineries. June 25, 2016

Strawberry Festival, Bellevue
Enjoy straw­berry shortcake and family entertainment. June 25–26, 2016

Hoopfest, Spokane
The world’s largest three-on-three basketball event. June 25–26, 2016

Recycled Arts Festival, Vancouver
Artists turn trash into treasure at this eco-fest. June 25–26, 2016


Seattle International Beerfest 
Mugs runneth over with more than 200 beers from 16 different countries. July 8–10, 2016

Skagit Valley Highland Games, Mount Vernon
Kilts, bagpipes and fiddles abound at this traditional Scottish ath­letics event. July 9–10, 2016

Northwest Raspberry Festival, Lynden
Celebrate the nation’s largest harvest of rasp­berries with live music and plenty of chances to taste the berries. July 15–16, 2016

Darrington Bluegrass Festival
Camp and jam with your pals, hike the nearby trails and swim in the crystal-clear river. July 15–17, 2016

Sequim Lavender Festival
It’s all about lavender with farm tours, live music and street fairs. July 15–17, 2016


Anacortes Arts Festival
An art bash with 250-plus artisan booths and live music galore. Aug. 5–7, 2016

Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
The largest country blues gathering in the nation. Immerse yourself in the African-American history and traditions from which blues has grown. Aug. 5–6, 2016

Omak Stampede
Rodeos, Native American and Western art, and a tepee village highlight this 80-year-old event. Aug. 11–14, 2016

International Kite Festival, Long Beach
It’s a week dedicated to defying gravity. Don’t miss the unbelievable indoor kite flyers. Aug. 15–21, 2016

National Lentil Festival, Pullman
Street fairs, open-air concerts, cook­ing demos and the world’s largest bowl of lentil chili are part of the fun in the Palouse. Aug. 19–20, 2016


Bumbershoot, Seattle
Now in its 46th year, the Bumbershoot festival is one of Seattle's largest cultural events. Sept. 2-4, 2016

Packwood Flea Market
Browse antiques and more at this mega flea market. Sept. 2–5, 2016

Ellensburg Rodeo
Watch ropers, riders and steer wrestlers at one of the top rodeo arenas in the nation. Sept. 2–5, 2016