Local Events from May 13 to May 18, 2024

Wenatchee

Paint " Make a Wish"
Tue, May 14, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Horan Estates Winery

You don't have to be a seasoned artist because Nancy Barrett from Class with a Glass will lead you through this enjoyable activity, providing step-by-step guidance. Additionally, you'll indulge in tasty snacks from our partners at Tastebuds Coffee and Wine. The class fee covers all your art materials and even includes your first glass of wine.

Local Author Spotlight: The Green Suitcase
Wed, May 15, 2024 7:00am - 9:00am
Wells House

Experience an evening of excitement with local author Matthew Pippin at the historic Wells House on May 15th at 7 PM. Discover his latest book, "The Green Suitcase," a thrilling sequel to "Nine Strangers." Enjoy readings, writing insights, and a book signing. Refreshments available for purchase. Free event with donations supporting museum programs. Limited spots; registration recommended. Note: Content for adults (Rated R). Wells House: 625 Nelson Ave., Wenatchee Valley College campus (not currently ADA accessible).

Apple Awards
Thu, May 16, 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Numerica Performing Arts Center

Come together to honor participating individuals and programs that have showcased excellence or innovation in high school theatre. The Apple Awards culminate annually with a ceremony highlighting these achievements and investing in the future development of performing arts in our valley.

Apple Valley Vinyl Record Expo
Sat, May 18, 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
IOOF Hall

Early admission is available for just $5.00, with doors opening at 10 am. Entry is free after 11 am.

Explore a multitude of vendors offering vinyl and other music-related memorabilia. This event is a must for any vinyl collector. Arrive early as space is limited, and there have been lines forming around the building in previous years.

Pets and People Outdoors Saddle Rock Dog Walk
Sat, May 18, 2024 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saddle Rock

Join for a fun-filled day at the Saddle Rock Trailhead for our first annual dog walk event! Bring your furry friends and enjoy a scenic walk through the beautiful trails with fellow pet lovers. It's a great opportunity to socialize, get some exercise, and bond with your pets in the great outdoors. Food and Pets & People Outdoors branded t-shirts, dog bandanas, and hats will be available to purchase. Don't miss out on this paw-some event!


Chelan

Chelan Evening’s Farmers Market
Thurs, May 16, 2024 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riverwalk Park

Visit the Chelan Farmers Market every Thursday from May through October, 2pm-6pm at Riverwalk Park. Discover a variety of vendors offering fresh produce, flowers, crafts, food trucks, live music, and more! Each week brings something new and exciting.

Fill Fridays at Rootwood Cider
Fri, May 17, 2024 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rootwood Cider Orchard Tasting Room & Production Facility

Join every Friday for a rotating 1-liter cider fill special. Additionally, enjoy a complimentary tasting flight with the purchase of a growler fill. Whether you have a reusable growler or want to buy one from Rootwood, we've got you covered.

Free Shredding Event at Chelan County Fire Department

Sat, May 18, 2024 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chelan County Fire Department

Windermere Lake Chelan invites you to a free shredding event at the Chelan County Fire Department on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your old receipts, statements, documents, and anything else you wish to shred! Donations for Chelan Volunteer Fire will be accepted.

Leavenworth 

2024 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Thurs to Sun, May 16 to 19, 2024
Wenatchee River Institute

The Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest, organized by the Wenatchee River Institute and North Central Washington Audubon Society, takes place every 3rd weekend in May. This annual event promotes conservation through educational and recreational activities centered around birds, wildlife, and their habitats.

Join us in exploring the natural beauty and marvels of North Central Washington! Celebrate the return of migratory birds amidst the peak wildflower season. Engage in exciting birding field trips, workshops, speaker events, music, visual arts, picnics, and activities suitable for all ages and abilities. All of this unfolds in the scenic surroundings of Leavenworth, WA, and throughout the Wenatchee River Valley.

Maifest: Live Chainsaw Carving
Sat, May 18, 2024 | 11:00 AM
Downtown Leavenworth

Join on Front Street for an exciting display of professional chainsaw carving, featuring large-scale, German-inspired creations. Renowned carvers from the Pacific Northwest will showcase their talents, using a variety of chainsaws and specialized tools to craft their masterpieces. 

Live carving sessions will take place at the following times:

- 11:00 – 11:30 AM
- 1:15 – 1:45 PM
- 3:30 – 4:00 PM

Between carving sessions, enjoy live music by AlpenFolk performing the music of the Alps from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, followed by the Leavenworth Alphorns from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Front St Park Gazebo.

After the live carving weekend, these stunning creations will be displayed throughout town and available for auction! Visit LeavenworthChamber.org/carving-fundraiser for more details.

This event is part of our month-long Maifest celebration!

*Schedule subject to change.

Apple Annie Antiques: Flea market!
Sat, May 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

Experience our semi-annual flea market, held on the 3rd Saturday in May and the 3rd Saturday in September at the Apple Annie parking lot, situated at 100 Apple Annie Ave. in Cashmere, Washington. This event is held rain or shine and features 50 booths showcasing antiques, arts, and crafts from vendors across the region.

Dangerous Women: Unsettled
Sat, May 18, 2024 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Experience the captivating portrayal of women's history on stage with "Unsettled," featuring a diverse cast of regional actors, musicians, artists, writers, and dancers. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the final season of this groundbreaking production!


Okanogan

Spring Family Faire
Fri, May 17, to Sun, May 19, 2024
76 W. Cayuse Mountain Road, Tonasket

Experience a large, multi-faceted festival celebrating organic farming, wildcrafting, primitive skills, natural medicine, herbalism, holistic education, seed preservation, music, and seasonal local cuisine. Explore diverse alternatives to the status quo with booths, two stages, and outreach efforts. It's a Farmers Market, craft fair, music festival, and barter fair all in one! Please note: No dogs, guns, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, or generators allowed. Remember to pack it in, pack it out!

Rotary Kid's Fishing Derby
Sat, May 18, 2024 | 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conconully State Park

Kids 15 and under enjoy free entry to our fishing event! Join us from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a chance to reel in prizes and trophies, with categories for every age group (0 - 15). Please note, 15-year-olds require a fishing license. Afterward, enjoy complimentary hot dogs and hot cocoa. Fish either the upper or lower Conconully Lakes, and don't forget to weigh in at 11 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club.

Free Family-Friendly Mental Health Color Walk
Sat, May 18, 2024 | 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Omak Eastside Park

Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the Free, Family-Friendly Color Walk! Take part in one or more of the four fun walks around the 1/2 mile Fitness Trail in Omak Eastside Park. Three walks include dousing with colorful non-toxic powders, while one walk is color-free. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting stained! Enjoy live music, free hotdogs, and a variety of fun games and activities with prizes, giveaways, and information. It's a Fun, Free event that's the place to be! Register at www.okbhc.org/colorwalk.com

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