Strawberries, Prospectors, the Wenatchee River and Flag Day…. all reasons for a weekend filled with festivals and celebrations! Hop in the car and head out of Seattle to catch one or more of these great events.

Prospectors’ Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 8, 9 and 10
Republic, WA 99166

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Rush to Republic for the 55th annual Prospectors’ Days. There will be music, parades, logging and mining competitions, basketball and horseshoe tournaments, stock car and soapbox derby races, a 10k run and a triathlon, lots of great food, and fun at many other events. See the website for a complete listing of events.

Apple Run Car Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 8, 9 and 10
490 9th NE
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

This is an annual event hosted by Wenatchee Valley Street Rod club that benefits the Central Washington Hospital Foundation. Money raised is used to sponsor education scholarships for local hospital employees. The 2012 show will be held in East Wenatchee. It is open to the public, 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, to view nearly 300 of the finest street rods from Washington, Oregon and Canada. Activities include show and shine, food vendors, and auto related custom booths.

Washington State Omnium Bicycle Stage Race Championships
Saturday and Sunday
June 9 and 10
Downtown Wenatchee, WA 98801

The Criterium is traditionally held in downtown Wenatchee with spectators lining the streets to watch the racers feverishly speed around a 1 Kilometer.4 corner course that offers all kinds of thrills as riders jockey for position. For more information visit the web site.

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Wenatchee River Festival
Saturday, June 9
11:00am – 8:00pm
Cashmere, WA 98815

The snow pack levels look promising for a repeat of perfect river levels for this year’s festival! Come for a stand up paddle board (SUP) clinic, hoe down dance, and more! Whether you kayak, raft, or ride the waves on a board, the festival offers a little something for everyone.

Marysville Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 9 through Sunday, June 17
Asbery Field
1605 7th Street
Marysville, WA 98270

Come out on Saturday, June 9 for the 2012 Kids Party in the Park! From 11:00am to 5:00pm, celebrate the Marysville Strawberry Festival with face painting, vendor booths, and other activities! Plus, it’s the 2012 Berry Run on June 9! The race is located at The Plant Farm at Smokey Point on an absolutely flat course that is pavement with a very short gravel section. Race starts at 8:00am.

Flag Day Parade
Saturday, June 9
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

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Spend a fun-filled day in Ocean Shores. Saturday morning watch over 60 floats and entries honoring Old Glory in one of the only Flag Day Parades in Western Washington. This year’s grand marshall is yet to be announced. See floats and marching bands from Ocean Shores and neighboring communities.