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April 2019

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Apr. 1 - 30, 2019

Spring is the season when the Skagit Valley shows her colors. The daffodils peeking from the rich Skagit soil brings us the first hint of spring. Skagit Valley is on center stage when the tulips bloom which commences the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. You can take in the daffodils, tulips, & irises by foot, bicycle, tour bus or seaplane. The Valley is alive with tulip festival events & happenings from street festivals to art shows.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

April 6 - 7, 2019

Founded in 1995, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is an annual, 9-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone. SJFF is the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest and a mainstay in the Seattle arts calendar.

Washington State Spring Fair

April 11 - 14, 2019

Shake off your winter blues at Washington's biggest celebration of spring, the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup! Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping DockDogs to Racing Pigs, thrilling rides, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.

Olympic BirdFest

Apr. 12 - 14, 2019

April is a wonderful month for bird enthusiasts on the Olympic Peninsula and the BirdFest provides a great opportunity to take advantage of the diversity of species that this area has to offer. Featured events include field trips, boat trips, bird watching, presentations, workshops and a banquet.

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

April 13, 2019

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island for a weekend of decadent wine tasting, food pairings, live music, art, shopping, and blooming tulip fields.

Best of the Northwest Spring Art & Fine Craft Show

April 13 - 14, 2019

The spring Best of the Northwest fine art and craft show promises to be a kaleidoscope of art, music, performance and wine. The show will be held at Hangar 30 at Seattle's Magnuson Park.

Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

Apr. 19 - 20, 2019

Combine the region's largest Spring Beer Festival with specially curated Scotch and Irish Whiskey flights and you have Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest! The event takes place indoors at Fremont Studios spilling throughout three grandiose tasting rooms and is topped off with a tax-free bottle shop. 4,000 Seattleites join together to raise their glass for a great cause.

National Park Week

Apr. 20 - 28, 2019

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America's best idea - the national parks! Here in the Puget Sound region, we have THREE National Parks to enjoy - Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, and North Cascades National Park.

Daffodil All Arabian Horse Show

Apr. 25 - 28, 2019

Don't miss the Spring Daffodil Arabian Horse Show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. It's free to the public and all proceeds benefit the Rainier Therapeutic Riding School whose mission is to provide hope and healing to wounded service members.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 26 - 28, 2019

Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival takes place at the Seattle Center.

Seattle Modern Home Tour

April 27, 2019

From Capitol Hill to West Seattle to Rainier Valley, come and see the inside and out of some of Seattle's most unique and awe-inspiring modern homes, designed by some of our area's top creative architects and designers, on the Modern Architecture + Design Society's annual Seattle Modern Home Tour!

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup

April 27 - 28, 2019

The annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup, held at Historic Eddon Boat Park in downtown Gig Harbor, is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard, dragonboat and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event features competitive racing for the expert, novice and recreationalist as well as youth paddlers. There will also be vendors featuring the industry's top manufacturers, clubs, retailers, non-profit organizations and more. Proceeds from the Paddlers Cup benefit the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team.

Walk 'n Wag

April 28, 2019

Walk 'n Wag at Lake Sammamish State Park is an annual event for dogs and their people, featuring a 3K race, obedience training courses, judged pet show, pet friendly beer garden, music, professional pet photos, and pet-friendly vendors in Doggie Village.

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