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Best Road Trips in WA February 3 – 5

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Ready to hit the road this weekend? Washington’s best events include the beach for an Asian New Year Kite Festival, Mardi Gras celebrations, and a film festival.

Asian New Year Kite Celebration
Saturday and Sunday
February 4 and 5
World Kite Museum
303 Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, WA 98631
http://www.worldkitemuseum.com

A weekend of festivities kicks off the World Kite Museum’s festival. This year’s featured nation is Indonesia. Come for amazing puppet shows, hands-on kite making, beautiful teams of kite flying demonstrations, food, music and more all weekend long.

Markham Mardi Gras and Garlic Festival
Saturday and Sunday
February 4 and 5
Westport Winery
1 South Arbor Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360.648.2224
http://www.westportwines.com

Get your Fat Tuesday celebration started with music from the Electric Park Jazz Band, wine hurricanes, free gumbo, The Big Easy on the big screen, and bead exchange. Tickets for five wine tastings are $5.

Eagle Festival
Saturday, February 4
9:00am – 5:00pm
Pilchuck Wildlife Reserve
329 256th Street NE
Arlington, WA 98223
360.403.3448
http://www.arlingtonwa.gov

Arlington hosts an annual Eagle Festival. Come visit and enjoy this event, which includes guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities at several venues around Arlington.

Spokane International Film Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
February 3, 4 and 5
Bing Crosby Theatre and others
901 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
509.720.7743
http://www.spokanefilmfestival.org

It’s the last weekend for SpIFF, the Spokane International Film Festival. A small, selective offering of world-class films, they are the very best features, documentaries and shorts that have been made around the world during the past two years but have not yet been commercially released for wide distribution. In fact they are the same films as those seen each year at the Cannes, New York or Toronto film festivals, and our programmers travel widely to screen and select them.

Spokane National Boat Show
Friday and Saturday
February 3 and 4
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
404 N Havana St
Spokane, WA 99202
509.477.1766
http://www.spokaneboatshow.com

The 57th Annual Spokane National Boat show runs from January 28-February 4. See over 120,000 square feet of exhibition space, over 50 exhibitors, and great prices! Order the boat you want in the color you want and get it delivered to you before the boating season.

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