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Best WA Road Trips March 30 – April 1

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Olympic Birdfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 30, 31 and April 1
2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382
360.681.4076
http://www.olympicbirdfest.org

Grab your binoculars and join the Olympic BirdFest 2012 celebration at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. The stage is set … quiet bays and estuaries, sandy beaches, a five-mile-long sand spit, and a protected island bird sanctuary on the Strait of Juan de Fuca; wetlands, tide pools, rainforests, and lush river valleys. The players are ready – Marbled Murrelets, Rhinoceros Auklets, Harlequin Ducks, Black Oystercatchers, Peregrine Falcons, and Pygmy Owls will be sporting their finest spring plumage for this celebration. Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tours; and a gala banquet.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
April 1 – 30
311 West Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360.428.5959
http://www.tulipfestival.org

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held each year from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. Walk through the gorgeous daffodil and tulip fields, and enjoy the fun and entertainment of Skagit County.

Mount Baker Rock and Gem Show
Saturday and Sunday
March 31 and April 1
Bloedel-Donovan Park
2214 Electric Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98229
http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org

It’s the 51st Annual Rock Show for the whole family! This free event includes rocks and minerals, fossils and gems, jewelry, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids’ activities, gold panning, food and more!

Tri-City Quilters’ Guild Show
Friday and Saturday
March 30 and 31
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 West Grandridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336
509.737.3700
http://www.tcquilters.com

Over 300 quilts and quilting items, special lectures, exhibits, raffle, over 40 quilt vendors.

Spokane Auto and Boat Speed Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 30, 31 and April 1
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
404 N Havana Street
Spokane, WA 99202
http://www.spokaneautoboatspeedshow2010.com

The 2012 Spokane Auto/Boat Speed Show, features hot rods, customs, motorcycles and race cars with entries from across the United States and Canada.

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