Travel & Outdoors

Best Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips in WA

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Ready to hit the road and spend a long weekend away from home? There’s plenty to do here in the Northwest over Memorial Day Weekend, including the Sasquatch! Music Festival, Grays Harbor County Expo, Kitsap Harbor Festival, and the Moses Lake Spring Festival!

Sasquatch! Music Festival
Friday – Monday
May 25, 26, 27 and 28
The Gorge Amphitheatre
754 Silica Rd
Quincy, WA 98848
sasquatchfestival.com

There is an emphasis on indie rock bands and singer-songwriters, although there are also alternative rock, hip hop and comedy acts. This year, there will be performances from James McCartney, Tenacious D, Beck, Jack White, Katie Kate, Deer Tick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., ReignWolf, The Sights and many, many more!

5th Annual Grays Harbor County Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 25, 26 and 27
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer Ave
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
http://www.graysharborexpo.com

You won’t want to miss this multifaceted event which consists of the Grays Harbor Home Show, Oceans of Fine Arts, Roadside Chainsaw Carving Competition, Car show and a Special Memorial Celebration. The Home Show features home decor and home improvement ideas. The Art Expo features incredible artists from all over the Northwest. The Roadside Chainsaw Carvers will be active in the parking lot, creating works of art for your lawn, garden or home. An auction will be held Sunday afternoon, plus the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will lead a Memorial Service at 12:00pm, on May 26 in the Convention Center courtyard. You will find free parking and free admission to everything! Bring the family!

Kitsap Harbor Festival
Friday – Monday
May 25, 26, 27 and 28
Waterfront Park
100 Harrison Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366
http://www.kitsapharborfestival.com

Festival events will take place on the waterfronts of both Bremerton and Port Orchard and will include Vendor Booths, Farmers Markets, Classic Car Show, Motor Cycle Show and Demonstration, Seagull Calling Event, Murder Mystery, Fun Run, Sailing Regatta, Live Music, Beer Gardens & much more! You are also invited to attend a Memorial Service aboard the historic USS Turner Joy on Monday morning.

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
May 25, 26, 27 and 28
101 W. Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
http://www.jffa.org

A fun-filled weekend packed with music and dance performances, a juried art show, a streetfair bringing you crafts and tasty food vendors. It’s a family-friendly event which includes free activities for kids with action stations and live music outside on the stage venues.

Moses Lake Spring Festival
Thursday – Sunday
May 24, 25, 26 and 27
Downtown Moses Lake, WA
http://www.moseslakespringfestival.com

Entertainment all weekend long, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, 5k and 10k runs, Car Shows, Grand Moonlight Parade, carnival, kids’ activities, food vendors, commercial vendors, beer garden and more. Bring the family for a fun, relaxing weekend.

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