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Best Out of Town Road Trips in Washington January 25 – 27

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Celebrate the best of winter in Washington! Just a short drive from Seattle, you’ll find sled dog races, winter festivals, and eagle watching! Get out and enjoy!

51st Annual Clark College Jazz Festival
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
January 24, 25 and 26
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
360.699.6398
http://www.clark.edu

Join in a celebration of great jazz! The festival attracts over 60 middle and high school instrumental jazz ensembles for a three day competitive festival. On the final evening of the festival, one band from the entire festival is selected to receive the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy.

Snow Dog Super Mush
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 25, 26 and 27
Conconully, WA 98819
http://www.conconullysupermush.com

If you haven’t experienced a Sled Dog event, mark your calendar and come out and lend your support to some of the best athletes on four paws! Kids get to ride real dog sleds between races, meet the mushers, and you might even find yourself leading a team to the starting line. Shuttles will take you to and from the town of Conconully to the races.

Wenatchee Valley Winterfest
Saturday, January 26
11:00am – 4:00pm
Centennial Park
S Wenatchee Ave & Yakima St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
http://www.wendowntown.org

Celebrate all that the valley has to offer for winter recreation. Snowshoe demonstrations, Bundle-Up Run, hay rides, karaoke, s’mores, crafts, snow vehicles

Skagit Eagle Festival
Saturday and Sunday
January 26 and 27
Concrete, WA 98237
360.853.8784
http://www.concrete-wa.com

The FREE festival features a variety of free tours, walks, and educational programs where you’ll learn not only about these majestic birds, but also about the beautiful areas along the Skagit River where they return each year. Enjoy arts & crafts, wine tasting, float trips on the river, bluegrass and folk music, Native American dance and a variety of other outdoor and indoor activities. Fun for the whole family.

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