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Best Weekend Road Trip Adventures April 20 – 22

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Get out and enjoy all the beauty and fun that western Washington offers! Just a short drive from Seattle will take you to magical tulip fields, art shows, antiques and more.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Through April 30
Mount Vernon, Burlington and La Conner, WA
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. Check the website for details.

Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair
Friday – Sunday
April 20, 21 and 22
First Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
http://www.mountvernondowntown.org

It’s the 26th Annual Tulip Festival Street Fair in Mount Vernon. Live music at two stages, plus children’s activities and a wonderful variety of food, with artisans from eight different states. Over 100 juried arts and crafts vendors.

Woodland Tulip Festival
Saturday and Sunday
April 21 and 22
Holland America Bulb Farms
1066 South Pekin Road
Woodland, WA 98674
http://www.lewisriver.com/tulipfestival

Think fresh food, rich coffee, plants, gardening, handmade beautiful things and of course, flowers, flowers, flowers at the 10th annual Woodland Tulip Festival! Artisan and farmers market, demonstrations, delicious Dutch food, Mother’s Day gifts, and more! Free admission.

Lilac Days Festival
Saturday, April 21 through May 13
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
115 South Pekin Road
Woodland, WA 98674
http://www.lilacgardens.com

The festival includes a Gift Shop, tour of the Hulda Klager Historical House, a beautiful garden full of lilacs and other plants for your enjoyment and you can even buy lilacs to plant in your own garden or give to your gardening friends.

Kitsap Antique Show
Saturday and Sunday
April 21 and 22
Kitsap Fairgrounds
1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd.
Bremerton, WA 98311
http://www.antiqueshowkitsap.com

The largest antique show in the area and attracts a vast number of knowledgeable collectors and respected dealers from the Northwest. Appraisers who are experts in their fields will be available throughout the entire show to give verbal determination as to the value of your treasures. Free public lectures, too.

Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 43rd Annual Juried Art and Open Art Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
April 20, 21 and 22
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W. Chance A La Mer Ave.
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

A weekend filled with Fine Art, Photography, and Electronic Media. Juried Division Awards will be presented.

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