Travel & Outdoors

Best Weekend Getaways in WA May 11 – 13

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Thinking about taking Mom out for the weekend? Washington’s Apple Blossom Festival, Brews & Blues Festival, ’49er Days and more will keep Mom and the family occupied with great activities!

Ruffles and Rust Vintage Market
Friday and Saturday
May 11 and 12
Friday, 5:00p – 9:00pm First Choice Shopping
Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
http://www.rufflesandrust.com

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Pacific Northwest for the Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market. Find vintage home and garden decor along with some great gift items, jewelry and some designer labels, too. One of a kind items. Find tickets online at http://www.comejunkwithus.com.

MaiFest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 11, 12 and 13
Downtown Leavenworth, WA
http://www.leavenworth.org

The call of the Alp horn signals the start of the Bavarian spring celebration at the 40th Anniversary of Mai Fest in Leavenworth. MaiFest and Mother’s Day will be celebrated with Bavarian style in Leavenworth! Bring your Lederhosen or Dirndl and enter into the “Lookin’ Good in Lederhosen” Competition and win German prizes! Kids’ activities, live music, dancing around the Maypole, food, gifts for Mom and much more!

Apple Blossom Festival
Friday and Saturday
May 11 and 12
Manson, WA
golakechelan.com

It’s the 92nd Annual Apple Blossom Festival in Manson, WA near Lake Chelan. Manson’s spring celebration includes a fun run, parade, street fair, art show, 3-on-3 tournament, kids’ activities and more!

‘49er Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 11, 12 and 13
Downtown Winthrop, WA
http://www.winthropwashington.com

It’s the 67th annual ’49er Days Celebration. Winthrop will be filled with living history when packers and pack trains, cowboys, cowgirls, and an entire wagon train all converge for three days of western events and fun. Winthrop is part of the Methow Valley, in north central Washington. It’s a great WA destination city with Western flair and history from America’s Gold Rush days.

UnTapped Blues & Brews Festival
Friday and Saturday
May 11 and 12
Benton County Fairgrounds
1500 S. Oak Street
Kennewick, WA, 99337
http://www.untappedblues.com

A premier festival hosting national, regional and local blues bands, microbreweries from across the region, and select area wineries and restaurants. The festival is held the second Saturday each May since 1997.

Balloon Stampede
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 11, 12 and 13
Walla Walla County Fairgrounds
363 Orchard
Walla Walla, WA 99362
http://www.wwvchamber.com

Come celebrate the 38th Annual Balloon Stampede in Walla Walla! Featuring daily launches at 6:30am, Main Stage entertainment, a Friday night Champagne Reception, Friday night Dance Party, Saturday Car Show, Nite Glow, Saturday night Dance Party, Pancake Breakfast, fabulous food, arts & crafts, merchandise, a kid’s zone and more!

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