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Best WA Road Trips This Weekend January 6 – 8

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credit: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

credit: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

For an hour’s drive (or so), you can whisk yourself out of Seattle and enjoy bonfires and ice sculptures in Leavenworth, a craft market on Fox Island, and bald eagles in Concrete!

Fox Island January Market
Saturday, January 7
10:00am – 4:00pm
Nichols Community Center
690 9th Avenue
Fox Island, WA 98333
foxislandmarket.com

Spend the day at the Fabulous Fox Island January Market, about an hour from downtown Seattle, while you browse from over 40 local crafters, artists and vendors. Hands on classes and demonstrations. Refreshments available for purchase. A HUGE playground for the kiddies!Bring a non-perishable food item donation for the Peninsula FISH Food Bank.

Hoptoberfest
Friday, January 6
5:00pm – 11:00pm
State Fair Park
1301 S Fair Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
509.453.4749.
http://www.usahops.org

Sample seasonal microbrews and feast on a traditional German dinner at this benefit for the American Hop Museum.

Fire and Ice Winterfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 7 and 8
102 East Johnson Avenue,
Chelan, WA 98816
800.424.3526
http://www.lakechelanwinterfest.com

Ice sculptures, live music all weekend long, the beach bonfire, polar bear splash and fireworks! Look for new events like Soupfest and Artisan Alley or the additional day of the hugely popular, Winterfest Wine Walk. Also January 13 – 15.

Skagit Eagle Festival
Saturday and Sunday
January 7 and 8
Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount, WA
360.853.8784
http://www.concrete-wa.com

Free weekend tours the month of January. Walks and educational programs shed light on the bald eagles that winter in the Upper Skagit Valley.

CFA All-Breed Cat Show
Saturday, January 7
10:00am – 5:00pm
Southwest Washington Fair & Expo Center
2555 North National Avenue
Chehalis, WA 98532
253.474.4555

The Responsible Cat Fanciers of the Northwest present their annual CFA All-Breed Cat Show! The show features seven simultaneous rings of judging, both pedigreed and pet cats, and vendors with cat-related products.

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