It may not seem like it, but summer will be here before we know it (Mother Nature promised!). It’s time to start planning your summer vacations now! Why not plan a summer getaway to Lake Chelan this year? Keeping on reading for upcoming events and things to do in the Lake Chelan Valley!

30th Annual Chelan Earth Day Fair—April 20, 2019

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The annual Chelan Earth Day Fair has been celebrated since 1989 and features live musical entertainment, in addition to locally sourced foods and gifts available for purchase. Enjoy educational workshops, demonstrations, electric bikes and a variety of children’s activities.

Lake Chelan Spring Release—April 20–21 and 27–28, 2019

(Photo Credit: Lake Chelan Wine Valley)

The vines wake up in April, and the brilliant whites and delightful pinks will be ready to taste. Experience Lake Chelan’s newly released white and rosé wines, and relish your first taste of what will be your favorite summer sippers.

99th Annual Manson Apple Blossom Festival—May 10–11, 2019

(Photo Credit: Manson Apple Blossom Festival)

Celebrate the beginning of another apple-producing season with this annual tradition that started nearly 100 years ago and continues to grow! The Apple Blossom Festival includes community art shows, a street fair, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and, of course, the classic grand parade.

Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival—May 16–19, 2019

The only thing that pairs better with wine than food is live jazz! The first event of its kind in the Lake Chelan region, the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival is designed to showcase internationally acclaimed jazz artists and honor the wonderful wineries, historic downtown, and remarkable beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley.

13th Annual Cruizin Chelan Classic Car Show—May 31–June 1, 2019

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The 13th annual Cruizin Chelan Classic Car Show kicks off the summer season May 31 to June 1. Locals and visitors alike know the car show is in town when proud car owners line up their coupes, sedans, and street rods for the big “Show-n-Shine.” It’s a must-see museum on wheels and Cruizin Chelan’s signature event. Cruizin Chelan will host the Pacific Northwest Pro Classic BBQ Competition for the third year – an event you won’t want to miss.

Falling Cow Country Wine Festival—June 15, 2019

(Photo Credit: Lake Chelan Winery)

Cowboy up for the 12th Annual Falling Cow Country Wine Festival at Lake Chelan Winery! Enjoy farm animals, the hay hunt, crafts, raffles, live music, photo fun, games, and BBQ from The BBQ in the Vineyard. Don’t miss the highlight of “falling parachute cows” dropped by helicopter.

Chelan Cycle De Vine—June 22, 2019

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Participate in Lake Chelan’s 9th annual Cycle De Vine, a 28-mile bike ride that passes through breathtaking scenery. Selected wineries will host rest stops stocked with snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Get stamped at each rest stop and receive a wine card good for two glasses at the winery of your choice to enjoy after the race.

Lake Chelan Arts Festival—June 22–23, 2019

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Experience a variety of art at Riverwalk Park during the annual Creative Arts Festival! Hosted by the Lake Chelan Art Council, this family-friendly event will give guests an opportunity to enjoy fine arts, crafts, delicious food, and fun activities. Profit from the event is used to purchase art for the Chelan Valley, provide art scholarships for students, classes, and other artistic endeavors.

4th of July Fireworks—July 4, 2019

(Photo Credit: Manson Chamber of Commerce)

Celebrate America’s birthday with Manson’s annual fireworks show, one of the largest fireworks displays in the Northwest! Fireworks will begin at dark over the Manson Bay Marina.

Chelan Rockin Fireworks—July 6

(Photo Credit: Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce)

Fireworks will light the Chelan sky for the 12th consecutive year on Saturday, July 6th. The fireworks will be discharged in the lower basin of Lake Chelan at 10pm. Visitors to downtown Chelan will have front row seats along with those in parks, resorts, wineries and waterfront homes.

Lake Chelan Bach Fest–July 11–20, 2019

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Experience the best of many styles of music at beautiful venues throughout Lake Chelan. This year’s Bach Fest will feature classical, jazz, and pop concerts, string quartets paired with wine, and educational programs for all ages.

Lake Chelan Slam ‘N’ Jam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament—August 17–18, 2019

(Photo Credit: Lake Chelan Slam n Jam)

The 23rd Annual Slam ‘N’ Jam basketball tournament at Don Morse Memorial Park benefits the Chelan Youth AAU programs.

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