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Best Memorial Day Weekend Trips in WA

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Gas prices are going down, so why not hit the road and head to one of these places in the great state of Washington? It’s a three day weekend, after all!

Summerfest
City of Long Beach
115 Bolstad Avenue West
Long Beach, WA 98631
http://www.longbeachwa.gov/summerfest
Saturday, May 28 to Monday, September 5

It’s perpetual summer in Long Beach, WA. Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. Come to the city of Long Beach for free family-friendly entertainment and activities for the public: music in the gazebo, face painting, horse and wagon rides, balloon artistry, art in the park, make and take crafts, Mother Goose and Friends and End of summer Dunk Tank. There will also be appearances by Smokey the Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, Rescue Dogs, Maddox Dancers and more.

Moses Lake Spring Festival
City of Moses Lake
321 South Balsam Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837
http://www.moseslakespringfestival.com
Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29

Come join one of Moses Lake’s biggest, most spectacular events of the year – the free Moses Lake Spring Festival. There is always something to see or do. Don’t miss one of the biggest show bands from Texas, Vocal Trash! Catch the 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, or sign up for the lip sync contest! On Saturday night, it’s the Remax Grand Moonlight Parade starting at dusk. Come let the kids play at the carnival, or just walk around and see it all. Don’t forget to grab some great food and drink. It’s a great weekend of fun and excitement!

Kitsap Harbor Festival
Bremerton Marina
120 Washington Beach Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Port Orchard Marina
707 Sidney Parkway
Port Orchard, WA 98367
http://www.kitsapharborfestival.com
Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30

Come by car, boat, ferry or any other way you can think of – just don’t miss the fun on Memorial Day Weekend in Bremerton and Port Orchard! Foot-ferry service between Bremerton and Port Orchard will be available for those without boats! Events will take place on the waterfronts of both Bremerton and Port Orchard and will include Tall Ships, Vendor Booths, Farmers Markets, Classic Car Show, Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-Off. There’s the Murder Mystery Weekend and Pirate’s Ball, Sailing Regatta, Pancake Breakfasts, 5-mile Foot Race, Live Music, Beer Gardens, and a special visit by the Comanche 202, USCG. You’re also invited to attend a Memorial Service aboard the historic USS Turner Joy on Monday morning. Bring the whole family!

Sea to Ski Weekend
Downtown Bellingham
Bay Street between Holly and Champion Streets
Bellingham, WA 98225
http://www.skitosea.com
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29

In its 38th year, the Ski to Sea race features more than 400 teams with local participants and world-class athletes.

Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.nwfolklife.org
Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30

This is the largest Folk Festival in the Country… drawing thousands of people from all over the world, to come and enjoy the multitude of Ethnic Traditions showcased, including: Food… Dance… Art… and Crafts. Watch hundreds of Cultural Acts on 18 Stages set up around the 74 Acres of Seattle Center. Bring the kids… find a spot on the spacious lawns… and enjoy the sights and music on a beautiful Seattle spring weekend.

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