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Best Out Of Town Weekend Activities May 14-15

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If you are ready to get out of Dodge, but not go too far, here are some fun weekend getaways around the state:

Maifest
Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
Leavenworth, WA
http://www.leavenworth.org

There’s plenty of music, food and dance to keep the Bavarian tradition alive this weekend in Leavenworth. Experience the Grand March, including village folk and visitors alike dressed in Trachten and traditional garb. Enjoy flowers, weekend entertainment and dancing.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
Barn Beach Reserve
Leavenworth, WA
http://www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.com

Celebrate spring and the arrival of our migratory birds.  Hikes, strolls, raft trips, pontoon boat trips, bike, van, and bus trips to see and learn about birds and the natural world of North Central Washington. Fun for all ages. Saturday is family day, with lots of kids’ activities. Art, music, keynote speaker, and a barbecue, too!

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede
Walla Walla County Fairgrounds
Walla Walla, WA
http://www.wwvchamber.com

Daily balloon launches at 6:30am. Car show, pancake breakfasts, night glows and other activities make for round the clock fun.

Camano Island Studio Tour 2011
Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and May 15
Camano Island, WA
http://www.camanoarts.org

Visit more than 60 local artists at their studios and in amazing galleries to view some of the most exciting work being done on the island.

Penn Cove Water Festival
Saturday, May 14
Coupeville, WA
http://www.penncovewaterfestival.com

It’s the 20th anniversary of this fun, free family event featuring Native Culture including Tribal Canoe Races, music, dancers, storytelling, arts and crafts and food.

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