Jan
1
Dec 31

97 Years of the Apple Blossom Festival

See photographs and memorabilia of past Apple Blossom Festival Royalty from 1920 through today, in the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s “Queen’s Court.” The display is part of the museum’s tree fruit industry exhibit, “Apple Capital of the World,” celebrating the history of the apple industry in north Central Washington and its importance in the regional economy. The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is open year-round Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 4pm at 127 S. Mission. Parking is available on the street of in the free lot at Kittitas and S. Mission, one block south of the museum. Contact: 509.888.6240 or info@wvmcc.org

Dates:                Ongoing year-round
Location:           Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127 S. Mission St.
Time:                 Tues – Sat, 10am-4pm
Cost:                  Adults: $5.00, Seniors: $3.00, Children: $2.00, Museum members: Free

 

 

Mar
1
Oct 31

Rocky Reach Hydro Project

  • Rocky Reach Dam

The Wenatchee Valley is blessed with natural resources including the Columbia River, which provides affordable and renewable hydroelectric power for the people who live here and for visitors. A day trip to Rocky Reach Dam is fun and informative. Self-guided tours of the powerhouse include historical exhibits in the Museum of the Columbia, community art shows and displays that explain how clean, renewable hydroelectric power is generated. There is also the opportunity to see the giant generators at work from a walkway high above the powerhouse floor. Outdoors, there are acres of landscaped grounds with shady spots for picnicking, sunny lawns, a playground and geocaching. Rocky Reach Visitor Center is open daily, including weekends. For more information, call the Chelan County PUD at (509) 663-7522. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitRockyReach.

May
6
Sep 30

Everything's Skookum

This exhibit features the iconic 1920’s-era images associated with Skookum Packers Association’s successful global apple marketing campaign. Everything’s Skookum examines Skookum from its roots in Chinook Jargon to its evolution as a loved and controversial part of the North Central Washington landscape. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center hopes the exhibit will foster a community conversation about the history of this beautiful valley and the people that call it home. Contact: 509.888.6262 for more information.

Dates:                Opening Day May 6th 5pm-8pm Free exhibit this day.
Days:                 Tuesdays through Saturdays year-round
Time:                  10am-4pm.
Location:           Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127 S. Mission St.          
Admission:         $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children                 


May
8
2:00 pm14:00

Pie Eating Contest

The pie eating contest will have three age divisions; 4th & 5th grade girls/boys, 6th- 8th grade girls/boys and 9th-12th grade girls/boys. Prize money, up to $100, will go to the winner in each age division. First 8 qualifying applications are entered.  If categories are not full on event day, we will accept on-site registration.  Must have parent signature. Applications accepted on day of event only!


May
8
10:00 am10:00

Pybus Fine Art Sunday

Pybus Fine Art Sunday is Sunday May 8th from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the concourse at Pybus Market. It is the public's chance to meet and visit with local artists who are actually practicingtheir craft. Sure, you can buy something... but Art Lovers Sunday is really about chatting with local artists and celebrating the wonderful arts community that NCW is fortunate to have. Contact Steve Robinson or Jacobi Schall at (509) 888-3900. steve.robinson@pybusmarket.org, jacobi.schall@pybusmarket.org

This event is FREE to the public.

May
7
2:30 pm14:30

Tour De Bloom, Bio-Sports Twilight Criterium

A bicycle race that boasts Jr. racers all the way to professional racers. Spectator friendly, as there are beer gardens on course.

The Tour de Bloom Stage Race and Omnium is a three-day cycling event being held May 6-8, 2016, in the Wenatchee Valley. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a Leavenworth road race (with racing on a closed lane on Highway 2 in Tumwater Canyon and a finish in the Bavarian Village), a hill climb from Squilchuck State Park to the Mission Ridge Ski Area on Saturday morning, a twilight criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon and evening, and a road race among the rolling wheat fields near Waterville in adjacent Douglas County on Sunday. The event is USA Cycling-certified. Tour de Bloom is held during Wenatchee’s famous Apple Blossom Festival. For more information and applications follow the link below.

http://www.wenatcheevalleyvelo.com/current-event/tour-de-bloom

May
7
2:00 pm14:00

2nd Annual Rugrat Nation 3on3 Basketball Tournament

Rugrat Nation 3on3 Tournament is a co-ed basketball tournament for grades K-3. Rugrat Nation is a non-profit scholarship fundraising event with all proceeds and donations going to scholarships for our local students/athletes. This tournament is fun for all, the athletes and spectators! Enjoy watching the cutest ballers in town from the outside patios at the awesome venue of Pybus Public Market.

Date:                 Saturday, May 7
Location:          Pybus Public Market

                         3 N. Worthen Ave., Wenatchee
Time:                2pm-6pm
Cost:                 $50 registration per team

Team Registration

Individual Registration

Stemilt Growers Grand Parade
May
7
11:00 am11:00

Stemilt Growers Grand Parade

The cannon sounds promptly at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 7 to announce the Stemilt Growers 97th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Grand Parade.  Leading off the parade is the traditional Apple Blossom Run, as well as the daredevil maneuvers of the Seattle Motorcycle Police Drill Team.   Bands from throughout the Northwest join with the many colorful floats and proud-stepping equestrian units to make this one of Washington’s grandest parades.  Dignitaries from many of Northwest Festivals, as well as local and state legislators join in to enjoy the Greater Wenatchee Valley at springtime. Contact the Festival Office for more information at (509) 662-3616 or appleblossom.org

 

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
7
May 8

Apple Blossom Radio Control Fun Fly

This annual event features aircraft of all shapes and sizes from the early days of aviation to modern day turbine powered aircraft and from electric & glo-fuel powered to the large gas & kerosene powered models. The aircraft includes military, civilian and the historic aircraft throughout aviation history. Also featured will be a scale model of The Miss Veedol with commentary of her historic Trans-Pacific flight. Great family fun for the aviation enthusiasts at no cost to the public. Hosted by the Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers Club. Contact: Del.herring301@gmail.com for more information.

 

Location: Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers Field, 5201 4th st NE. East Wenatchee

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and free to the public.

May
7
6:30 am06:30

Downtown Kiwanis 56th Annual Pancake Breakfast

When: On Saturday, May 7th from 6:30 10:00 am

Where: Triangle Park on Miller St

What: All you can eat pancake breakfast

Price: $6 in advance $7 at the gate CHILDREN 6 & UNDER ARE FREE!!

Tickets are available at the Apple Blossom Festival Office or the Kiwanis Club or at the gate.

May
6
May 8

Wal Mart Arts and Crafts Fair

When: May 6-8
    Times: Friday: 10am - 7pm
               Saturday: 10am - 7pm
               Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Where: Memorial Park on Orondo & Chelan
FREE ADMISSION
Contact: www.appleblossom.org
509.662.3616

 

 

May
4
May 14

Disney's Mary Poppins, The Apple Blossom Musical

Hosted By: Music Theater of Wenatchee & the Numerica Performing Arts Center

Everyone's favorite nanny take the stage in this practically perfect musical adventure. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage craft!

Event Facility: Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 Wenatchee Ave.

Event Dates: May 4-8 Start time 7:30 pm
                     May 11-14 Start time: 7:30 pm   
Matinees May 8 & 14th Start time: 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $15.00-$29.00 available at The Numerica Performing Arts Center 509.663.ARTS www.numericapac.org
 

 

May
4
5:00 pm17:00

Wenatchee Valley Brew Pub Pint Night with Ninkasi Brewing

Pint Night at the Wenatchee Valley Brewing Co. is on Wednesday, May 4th at 5:00 pm featuring Ninkasi Brewing. Buy a pint of Ninkasi beer and keep the glass. Other fun prizes will go to the first 50 people. Don't miss this fun event!

No ticket or cover charge.

Address: 7 North Worthen St. inside Pybus Market

May
1
1:00 pm13:00

Motorcycle Extravaganza

Come by and celebrate 12 years of fun and fantasy.  Shine up your “hog” or any favorite motorcycle and ride it on down to the best show in Wenatchee.  No entry fees or pre-registration required.  We’re open to all classes – new, old, tricked out or just plain fun!!  And, everyone is invited to vote for the Best In Show Award.  FREE – OPEN TO PUBLIC.

Location:             RiverWest Retirement, 900 N.  Western, Wenatchee
Time:                  1-3 pm
Cost:                  Free event
Hosted by:         RiverWest Retirement Community
Contact:             Jeril Hansen, (509) 662-2797

May
1
11:00 am11:00

Art 4 Kidz sponsored by Washington Federal and Costco

  • Memorial Park

What a great way to showcase the best youth artistic talent in the Wenatchee Valley!  Art 4 Kidz is an opportunity for youth, grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12th, to enter their artwork in any of four categories.  All entries will be displayed at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day festivities in Memorial Park.

Apr
30
May 1

9th Annual Wenatchee Renaissance Fair

The Wenatchee Renaissance Fair is on Saturday April 30th from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Sunday May 1st 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price of admission is:  $10 for ages 18 and older
                                   $5 children 5-17
                                   Ages 5 and under and WVC students with valid student ID FREE

The Renaissance Fair will be held on the grounds of the Wenatchee Valley College at 1300 Fifth Street at the soccer field west of the tennis courts, adjacent to the baseball field. Contact Matt Harrison. mharrison@wenatcheecenter.com Follow the link for full detailed information.

www.wenrenfaire.org

 

 

 

Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

WVSO Leonard Evans 150

The North West Super Late Model Series drivers compete for over $20,000.00 in cash on the North Wests fastest ¼ mile oval.

Location:             Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
Tickets:                $10-$20
Information:        www.wvso.com

 

 

Apr
30
May 8

Ride the Mini Train

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be running the weekends of Apple Blossom and kids of ALL ages are welcome to ride the 10 inch gauge train. The course winds through a figure-8 layout of bridges, trestles and rails along the Columbia River just south of the carnival. Tickets are $1 per ride and may be purchased at the Pear-a-Dise Station. Train rides are held “weather permitting.” Parking is available at 155 North Worthen Street. Call 509-662-1831 for more info.

Date:                 April 30 & May 1, & May 7-8
Location:           Wenatchee Riverfront Park, 155 Worthen St.
Time:                 1-5pm
Cost:                  $1 per ride

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade

The Festival’s Youth Parade is one of the only parades in the state to feature so many of Washington’s youngsters.  Over 4,500 children ages 14 and under (and some who are just young at heart) participate in this celebration!  Contact the Apple Blossom Festival Office at (509) 662-3616 with any questions.

Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

John Kalahar Memorial Apple Blossom Corvette Rally

  • Cascade Auto Center

Bring your Corvette and/or enthusiasm for America’s original sports car. Don’t miss the opportunity to view these great cars from all over the Pacific Northwest. $30.00 registration fee to participate, free to view. The event begins at 9:00am and will conclude after the awards ceremony at 1:30pm. Contact Dee Gilmore at wallflower1843@outlook.com

Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

WSU Master Gardener Plant Sale

 

 The 2016 WSU Chelan-Douglas Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale will once again be held at the Pybus Market located on Worthen Street, at the foot of Orondo Street.

This year's sale will feature 21 varieties of tomatoes, many of which were voted most delicious at last summer's Tomato Gala.  Also available this year will be 18 Varieties of peppers as well as many other types of vegetables and herbs. 
Also available will be the popular Walla Walla perennials, and this year we will have blueberries available.

The sale is Saturday, April 30 - 9am to 2pm

 

 

 

Apr
29
May 30

Columbia Chorale "Fun, Folk and Film"

  • Saddlerock Presbyterian Chruch

The Columbia Chorale presents “Fun, Folk & Film” A concert of featuring folk songs, novelty numbers and music from the big screen! Our Audiences will have two concerts to choose from including Friday, April 28th at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Monday, May 2nd at the Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm.  For more information, contact director Mike Hibbett, 663-5256

Apr
29
May 8

Funtastic Shows Carnival

  • Funtastic Shows Carnival

For ticketing prices call 1-(503)-761-0989

Come and experience the thrill and excitement of the Funtastic Shows Carnival.  There is a wide array of rides and games for all age groups. Located at River Front Park and the foot of 5th St. on the Columbia River.

Blossoms & Brews
Apr
29
May 8

Blossoms & Brews

Brews from Columbia Distributing & more will be features at this year's Blossoms & Brews during the Festival. 

Cover charge $1.  T-shirts & Water for sale.
Friday, April 29 from 4pm-10pm
Saturday, April 29 from 4pm-10pm
Thursday, May 5 from 4pm - 10pm
Friday, May 6 from 1pm - 10pm
Saturday, May 7 from 1pm - 10pm
Sunday, May 8 from 11am - 5pm

Apr
28
5:00 pm17:00

Featured Brewers Night with Iron Horse Brewery

Don’t miss this fun night with Iron Horse Brewery at Wenatchee Valley Brew Pub! There will be several Iron Horse beers on tap. Brewery representative will be on site to mingle and talk about the beer and brewery. Show up and be entered into a raffle to win Iron Horse swag! No cover charge. Call 509-888-8088 for more details.

Event Date:                  Thursday, April 28
Time:                            5-8pm
Location:                     Wenatchee Valley Brewing,
                                    Pybus Public Market
Tickets:                        No Cover
Contact:                      Laura Bainter    Laura@wenatcheevalleybrewing.com

 

 

 

Apr
28
May 8

Memorial Park Food Fair

  • Memorial Park

A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair in Memorial Park.  From lunch through dinner, many tasty treats satisfy the appetite and make meal plans during the Festival a snap!  There will be entertainment during the lunch and dinner hours, making the Food Fair in Memorial Park the place to be!!  Contact the Apple Blossom Festival Office at (509) 662-3616.

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