Welcome to Pacific Northwest and Beyond, a Pacific Northwest travel blog.
What you’ll find here is a growing collection of articles balanced between places to visit and things to do in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, travel blog posts about destinationsbeyond the PNW (thus the name of this site), as well as gear and travel-related app reviews, travel-inspired recipes, and the occasional off-topic essay.
You’ll also find a Pacific Northwest event calendar on this site, with a growing collection of events from around the PNW, but with an emphasis on the Puget Sound area.
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Upcoming Featured Events
We’re not just a Pacific Northwest travel blog. We’re also an event calendar! Below are some upcoming featured events that are on our calendar.
Upcoming Featured Events
List of Events
Every July Bainbridge Performing arts presents outdoor Shakespeare at Bloedel Reserve. This year's production is As You Like It.
Whaling Days is an annual Silverdale event featuring food, fireworks, races (including a rubber duck race as well as foot and canoe races), music, and more.
The Seattle Seafair Torchlight run features a 5K and an 8K run. Run through downtown Seattle without traffic!
The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is the biggie of all the summer Seafair parades.
The Fremont Tour offers a chance to tour the self-proclaimed "Center of the Universe" -- the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle -- with its iconic troll, Lenin statue, waiting for the interurban and more.
The Big Seattle Seafair Weekend includes Hydroplane races, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and more.
HempFest is an annual Seattle Event -- a major event for cannabis reform but includes speakers, food, music, arts and crafts.
Annual food festival in Edmonds, WA featuring food (of course!), beer, wine, vendors, music, and other activities.
The Nordic Museum's Viking Day is now "Nordic Sól," as they wish to include more facets of the Nordic experience than just the Viking. Each year they will feature a different region of the Nordic world -- it looks like in 2019 they'll be focusing on Arctic culture.
A new music and arts festival in Port Townsend organized by Sasquatch founder Adam Zacks. Music as well as other events like Napoleon Dynamite Live! and a live reading of An Officer and a Gentleman -- along with yoga, trail walks...we are very excited!
An intimate concert at Hazel Creek on Bainbridge Island with Kyle Morton and two other members of the band, Typoon on August 24, 2019.
Every year, Washington State Parks offers several free park days where you can discover state parks without having a Discover Pass or paying a day fee. These are the remaining dates for 2019.
Seattle's annual festival of the arts held at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend.
Forever Twilight in Forks Festival celebrates Stephanie Meyers' fictional vampires and the (real) town in which they (fictionally) lived.
Remlinger Farms holds its annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival on weekends in late September through October.
The Gig Harbor Cider Swig features over 100 ciders to sample, as well as music, food, and more. But the cider is the star of the show.
Whoodoo Vousdoo Cabaret is a 21+ Bainbridge Island Event on Halloween 2019 and the two days after.
Seattle French Fest is a celebration of French speaking cultures and is held every March in the Seattle Center Armory. Music, dance, theater, wine tasting, a "best baguette" contest, cooking demonstrations, games. They had me at "wine tasting. Admission is free, but there are some charges for events like the wine tasting or raffle drawing. Seattle French Fest if part of Seattle Center Festal: a series of 24 cultural festivals held throughout the year. For more of their events on…
Burning Cat is an upcoming (May 2020) two-day gaming convention at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Games, a burning/exploding cat (rent, animal activists, not a real one), a dunk tank filled with LaCroix, and cat-themed American Gladiator are all promised. I think I'm going!