Fairs Happening Around Washington State
Summertime in Washington gives way to unique festivals and fun that provide entertainment for all ages. From celebrating the local culture to national holidays and more, each Washington festival provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. So this summer, spice up your day, and head out to one of the fairs below.
Maryhill Winery Summer Concert Series
What’s better than wine and music? How about a concert series in one of the prettiest locations in Washington State? The Maryhill Winery Summer Concert Series is a festival that will help get you through those dog days of summer. Featuring a variety of musicians, the music will have you dancing all night long. Plus, the locally produced wine is some of the best in the region. So grab your dancing shoes, and spend some of your summer nights here.
Thunder on the Canal
While there are many Fourth of July celebrations throughout the state, Thunder on the Canal is a favorite. This July 2 event hosted by Alderbrook Resort & Spa is an all-day celebration. With the outdoor patio opening at 11 a.m., this festival features entertainment by singer and ukulele player Bill Moss, an oyster eating contest, and fireworks to cap off the night. Amid distant mountains and pine trees, this waterfront event will leave you feeling even more proud to be an American.
Art Jam 2016
This Washington State art fair puts a twist on those traditional fairs. At Art Jam 2016, artists gather to not only show off their work but also to show off their technique. Silver, copper, wood, found, paint, and pastel are just some of the mediums on display at this year’s art show and sale. Even those who aren’t artistically inclined will become inspired by the creative atmosphere that buzzes at this event. Running from July 15 to July 17, Art Jam 2016 is one you won’t want to miss.
Sequim Lavender Festival
Running the same weekend as the Art Jam, this annual festival is located in the lavender capitol of North America. A world-class street fair, tours of local lavender farms, and a variety of events throughout the weekend all help make this celebration one of the best in the area. Featuring great food and live entertainment, the Sequim Lavender Festival will quickly become your favorite, sweet-smelling summertime festival.
Chinatown Dragon Fest
Located in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, this summer festival gives way to a nonstop cultural display filled with bright colors and a variety of entertainment. Featuring Dragon and Lion dances, Japanese taiko drumming, and martial arts demonstrations, you’ll be met with some amazing performances. This festival also features an annual food walk with more than 40 participating restaurants featuring a variety of international cuisines. The Chinatown Dragon Fest is the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest and runs the weekend of July 15.
No matter what Washington fair you go to this summer, you’ll have a fun time and create long-lasting memories.
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