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Best Road Trips in WA November 9 – 12

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Just a short trip from Seattle, you can see other parts of our beautiful state. Take part in a festival, Veteran’s Day parade or other fun activity for your family. Just hop in the car and go!

Free Entrance at National Parks
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
November 10, 11 and 12
http://www.nps.gov

According to the National Park Service, November 10 – 12 are entrance-fee FREE days at US National Parks. In Washington, this includes Olypmic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and North Cascades National Park. Visit the website HERE and plan your trip!

“Ocian in View” Cultural Weekend
Friday and Saturday
November 9 and 10
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 SE Lake St.
Ilwaco, WA 98624
360.642.3446
http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

Come celebrate the newest addition to the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park! It’s the Middle Village/Station Camp Unit at McGowan. A weekend filled with interesting talks, tours and a Chinook tribe salmon dinner.

Fall Folk Festival
Saturday and Sunday
November 10 and 11
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217
http://www.spokanefolkfestival.org

The Annual Fall Folk Festival is FREE to the public and features eight stages of traditional and ethnic dance and music along with workshops, special entertainment and crafts for children and jamming. Also featured are sales of traditional crafts and meals.

Hometown Holiday Celebration
Saturday, November 10
10:00am – 7:00pm
Main Street
Sumner, WA 98390
http://www.downtownsumner.com

Visit the shops and restaurants along Main Street in historic Downtown Sumner for an old fashioned Hometown Holiday Celebration. Enjoy festive open houses at participating shops, with refreshments and holiday cheer. Plus, Norman Rockwell “Living Art” from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

Veteran’s Day Parade
Saturday, November 11
11:00am
Olympic Avenue
Downtown Arlington, WA
http://www.arlingtonwa.gov

Honoring American’s Veterans. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 76 and VFW.

8th Annual Musical Salute to Veterans
Saturday, November 11
2:00pm
104 N. Commercial St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.734.6080
http://www.mountbakertheatre.com

To commemorate Veteran’s Day on November 11th, once again the 8th Annual Musical Salute to Veterans will honor five local veterans with songs and stories about their service. A family event, all veterans in the audience who have served during both war and peace time will be honored. Tickets available by phone or online.

8th Annual Prosser “Thank You Vets” Parade
Sunday, November 12
11:00am
Downtown Prosser, WA 99350
http://www.tourprosser.com

All are invited to join the parade. Line up begins at 10:15 a.m. near Keene-Riverview School and follows the traditional States’ Day route. Veterans, organizations, youth groups, family and friends of current or former military, this is a wonderful way to show your support for your Vet. Come join the parade or come cheer on our Vets!

“Honor Those Who Served”
Monday, November 12
9:00am – 1:00pm
Kitsap Sun Pavilion
200 NW Fairgrounds Rd
Bremerton, WA 98311
http://www.visitkitsap.com

Everyone is welcome to look at the antique military vehicle display and talk with the representatives from the many organizations who support this event. It is the largest event honoring veterans in the state! There will be a ceremony at 10:30am, including Navy Band Northwest and Bagpiper Michael Oliver. FREE refreshments provided. Special speaker Col. Charlie Tyrian, USMC, (ret).

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