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Best Weekend Road Trips in WA June 22 – 24

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From Blues and Brews to garden tours, car and art shows and a motorcycle rally, there are plenty of reasons to hit the road and see what the rest of WA has to offer!

Gorge Blues and Brews Festival
Friday and Saturday
June 22 and 23
Skamania County Fairgrounds
710 Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA 98648
http://www.gorgebluesandbrews.com

Gorge Blues and Brews Fest includes internationally renowned musicians, award—winning and lovingly crafted microbrews, delicious cuisine, and warm sunsets in one of the most beautiful venues in the world. Come enjoy what continues to be the premier blues fest in the region.

Summer Solstice Parade and Celebration
Saturday, June 23
12:00pm
Orcas Island
North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
http://www.orcasislandchamber.com

The 14th Annual Summer Solstice parade and celebration returns to Eastsound! The whimsical and always colorful foot parade will wind its way up North Beach Road ending at the Stage on the Green for local music and dance performances. The event is FREE and coincides with the Orcas Island Farmer’s Market (10:00am – 3:00pm), and the annual Garden Homestead Tour.

Rod Knockers Show and Shine
Saturday, June 23
8:00am – 3:00pm
Mashell Avenue
Eatonville, WA 98328
253.961.9508
http://www.eatonvillechamber.com

It’s the 18th Annual Rod Knockers Car Show with trophies, door prizes, music, a raffle and “free gourmet hot dogs”. Enjoy “small town USA” in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.

Recycled Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
June 23 and 24
Esther Short Park
610 Esther Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
http://www.recycledartsfestival.com

Visit the hippest, most eco-conscious festival of the year and see for yourself how people are giving new life to items that were landfill-bound! Live music, entertainment and more.

Whidbey Island Garden Tour
Saturday, June 23
10:00am – 4:00pm
Whidbey Island, WA 98278
http://www.wigt.org

Stroll through four private gardens on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. Just one hour from Seattle, the island offers vistas that are sure to please from the moment you board the Washington State Ferry. From edibles to exotics, these gardens feature a wide variety of sights, scents, sounds and textures. Keep checking our website for regular updates on the beauty that awaits you. Tickets and information online.

Republic Motorcycle Rally
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 22, 23 and 24
Ferry County Fairgrounds
14 Lawson Way
Republic, WA 99166
http://www.republicrally.com

Built on the lure of gold, today the town of Republic offers miles of scenic byways, an old time feeling, and now the rumble of thundering pipes in what is destined to be one of the region’s best motorcycle rallies. Prepare yourself for fun and excitement, good food, good music, exciting events, and the beauty of the 5th annual Republic Motorcycle Rally!

Cool Desert Nights Car Show
Thursday – Saturday
June 21, 22 and 23
Richland Uptown Shopping Center
1341 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99354
http://www.cooldesertnights.com

A three-day classic car and street rod event, is open to all vehicle makes and models. Now in its 19th year, Cool Desert Nights features car cruises, street dances, a Show ‘n Shine, games & activities, a pancake breakfast and more. Over 300 cars to see at the best car show in Eastern Washington!

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