2017 Events Calendar

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

January 16
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Feb 10, 11, 12, 18 & 19
at Roxy Theater, Morton

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National Park

February 20
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate President's Day at Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

White Pass Winter Carnival

White Pass Winter Carnival

March 4-5
White Pass Ski Area

Join us for the 26th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. Celebrate the last weeks of winter with our spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games and races, world-class snow sculptures, Fireworks, and live music. The Winter Carnival is routinely rated among the best winter events in the Pacific Northwest!

Hope on the Slopes

Hope on the Slopes at White Pass Ski Area

March 18
White Pass Ski Area

HOPE on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure is a vertical challenge and fundraising event for skiers and snowboarders benefiting American Cancer Society. Individuals and teams of all ages and skills engage in friendly competition for awards and prizes in two categories: Top Fundraisers and Vertical Feet. Make your mountain time more meaningful and join us in the fight against cancer. Together we will find a CURE! Together we will finish the FIGHT!

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National Park

April 15-16 & 22-23
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate National Park Week at Mount Rainier National Park.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

Easter Egg Hunt at White Pass Ski Area

Easter Egg Hunt at White Pass Ski Area

April 16
White Pass Ski Area

Keep your eyes open on Easter Sunday, March 27th!  The Bunny and her helpers will have eggs hidden all over the mountain.  We expect to see them out from 9 am - Noon or whenever the last one if found!

Packwood Mountain Festival

Packwood Mountain Festival

May 5-7
Packwood, Washington

This annual event is a celebration of mountain culture, heritage, crafts and customs, including Native American heritage. Packwood and surrounding history will be featured. The event is presented by the White Pass Country Historical Society and Museum. For information, call 360-494-4007.

Packwood Flea Market

Packwood Flea Market

May 26-29
Packwood, Washington

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come join the fun!

Kid's Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa

Kids' Fishing Derby at Lake Scanewa

June 10
Lake Scanewa

Each morning of the derby hundreds of eager youngsters flip a line into the water in hopes of catching "the big one." Throughout the day hundreds of fish are caught with the biggest trout weighing in at about 8 pounds. There are various activities throughout the day for kids to participate in. They can have their faces painted, learn how to clean fish, and participate in a number of mini-games around the area. Every Spring for the last 20+ years Lewis PUD and a host of community volunteers have hosted a local Kids Fishing Derby on Lake Scanewa located in East Lewis County.

Jim Sprick Community Park

Nile Valley Community Days

July 15-16
Jim Sprick Community Park near Cliffdell, Hwy 410

This weekend is packed with fun family activities: Many vendors with hand-crafted items, food booths, displays, kid’s games, egg-toss, live entertainment, Lions’ Bingo, black-powder demonstrations, horseshoe tournaments, rescue demonstrations by Central WA Mountain Rescue, and amateur wood events including the spike drive, cross-cut saw, wood-splitting, and axe throw. When available, we also have archery demonstrations, pony rides for the kids, alpacas on display, and other events. Each year we try to include a new family-oriented activity.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

August 4-6
Mossyrock, Washington

"Put Your Blue On" and get ready to celebrate Blueberries!  Take in the festivities with live music on two stages, craft and food vendors, a blueberry pancake breakfast, quilt show and raffle, a 5K tailrace, art contest, and parade, blueberry pie eating contest, dog show and races, car show, talent show and treasure hunts for all ages. This is good, hometown neighborly fun for all!

Logger's Jubilee

Morton Loggers Jubilee

August 10-13
Morton, Washington

The 75th Annual Loggers' Jubilee has become "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation, Morton's Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all. 

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National Park

August 25
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate the National Park Service's birthday at Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

Highland Community Days

Highland Community Days

August, Date TBA
Tieton, Washington

Held annually in August each year, Highland Community Days is packed with activities and fun-filled events. Enjoy the parade, a talent contest, food and vendor booths, arts and crafts, a Dancing Horses event, a free pancake feed on Sunday morning and much more! It’s fun for the whole family! Visit the Highland Community Days website for more information.

Sportsman's Days

Sportsmans Days

August 8-10
Naches, Washington

Join us for the annual Sportsman’s Days in Naches -- one of the longest running community events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more!

Packwood Flea Market

Packwood Flea Market

September 1-4
Packwood, Washington

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a huge flea market, one of the largest in the Western US. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come join the fun!

Chinook Music Festival

Chinook Fest

September 8-10
Jim Sprick Community Park near Naches

It’s all about the music at Chinook Fest! Chinook Fest is an event featuring art,- food vendors, camping, and (most importantly) over 30 of the finest Roots-Rock, Blues, Americana, and Folk artists around. This year’s festival will be held September 8-10 at Jim Sprick Community Park; a rustic retreat on the banks of the Naches River, nestled in the scenic Central Washington Cascades. Note that Friday and Saturday are for ages 21+. All ages welcome on Sunday - family friendly! Purchase festival tickets online.

ONalaska Apple Harvest Festival

Apple Harvest Festival

September (date TBA)
Downtown Onalaska

Celebrating harvest and the rural lifestyle of small community with a family-friendly event. The Onalaska Harvest Festival features the Apple Parade, vendors, canoe and kayak races, a 5K run and more! You can take part in pie eating contests and enjoy live entertainment.  Kick off the event with their not-to-be-missed pancake breakfast!

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National Park

September 30
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

36th Annual Rimrock Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

37th Annual Rimrock Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

September, Date TBA
Rimrock Lake, Washington

Fast fun on the west end of Rimrock Lake, a spectacular setting in the Cascade Mountains 35 miles west of Yakima along Highway 12.  The Rimrock Grand Prix is a day of motorcycle racing and fun for all ages.  Race classes include expert, amateur and a kidz race as well.  Top riders will receive a cash prize!

Dog Lake Marathon & Half Marathon

Dog Lake Marathon & Half Marathon

October 14
Dog Lake Campground, Hwy 12

Few running race courses can offer the kind of scenery like that found at Washington state’s Dog Lake Marathon & Half Marathon, which unfolds along a fast downhill route that starts in the Cascade range of the Snoqualmie National Forest, about 2 1/2 hours from Seattle. With snow-capped mountain peaks all around, runners start the race near the stop sign at the Dog Creek Campground exit along Highway 12, just south of the lake known as Dog Lake.

Fee-Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Days in Mt. Rainier National Park

November 11-12
Mount Rainier National Park

Celebrate Veterans Day at Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance fees will be waived all day.  Entrance fees to National Parks are waived on these days in 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 16), National Park Week (April 15-16 & 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (Aug 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 30) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 11-12).

Christmas in the Mountains

Festival of Trees

December 6-9
Morton, Washington

Festivities and the silent auction begin with the unveiling of the indoor forest during the Festival of Trees Winter Wonderland Gala. On Thursday enjoy the Holiday Tea and Friday the Dessert Bar while you bid and vote for your favorite trees. Pictures with Santa will take place December 10 from 10 am - 12 pm at the Tiller Arts Center. Free.

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains

December 9
Morton, Washington

Celebrate the beauty and excitement of the season in Morton.  Enjoy a bazaar, festival of trees, a living nativity and caroling hayrides delivering Christmas cheer all over town!



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