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April 2017

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Mar. 25 - Apr. 2, 2017

Founded in 1995, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is an annual, 9-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone. SJFF is the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest and a mainstay in the Seattle arts calendar.

Gem Faire

Mar. 31 - Apr. 2, 2017

Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. Discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold & silver, tools, jewelry supplies & boxes all under one roof at the Washington State Fair Events Center!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Apr. 1 - 30, 2017

Spring is the season when the Skagit Valley shows her colors. The daffodils peeking from the rich Skagit soil brings us the first hint of spring. Skagit Valley is on center stage when the tulips bloom which commences the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. You can take in the daffodils, tulips, & irises by foot, bicycle, tour bus or seaplane. The Valley is alive with tulip festival events & happenings from street festivals to art shows.

Olympic BirdFest

Apr. 7 - 9, 2017

April is a wonderful month for bird enthusiasts on the Olympic Peninsula and the BirdFest provides a great opportunity to take advantage of the diversity of species that this area has to offer. Featured events include field trips, boat trips, bird watching, presentations, workshops and a banquet. This year's banquet speaker is wildlife photographer Bonnie Block.

Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup

Apr. 8, 2017

The 6th Annual Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup, held at Historic Eddon Boat Park in downtown Gig Harbor, is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard, dragonboat and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event features competitive racing for the expert, novice and recreationalist as well as youth paddlers. There will also be vendors featuring the industry's top manufacturers, clubs, retailers, non-profit organizations and more. Proceeds from the Paddlers Cup benefit the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team.

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

Apr. 8, 2017

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island for a weekend of decadent wine tasting, food pairings, live music, art, shopping, and blooming tulip fields.

Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

Apr. 14 - 15, 2017

Combine the region's largest Spring Beer Festival with specially curated Scotch and Irish Whiskey flights and you have Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest! The event takes place indoors Fremont Studios spilling throughout three grandiose tasting rooms and is topped off with a tax-free bottle shop. 4,000 Seattleites join together to raise their glass for a great cause.

National Park Week

Apr. 15 - 23, 2017

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America's best idea - the national parks! Here in the Puget Sound region, we have THREE National Parks to enjoy - Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, and North Cascades National Park. Admission is FREE on the weekends of April 15 - 16 and April 22 - 23, so get out there and explore!

Washington State Spring Fair

April 20 - 23, 2017

Shake off your winter blues at Washington's biggest celebration of spring, the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 20 - 23, 2017. Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping DockDogs to Racing Pigs, thrilling rides, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr. 21 - 23, 2017

Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival takes place at the Seattle Center.

Daffodil All Arabian Horse Show

Apr. 28 - 30, 2017

Don't miss the Spring Daffodil Arabian Horse Show coming April 28th through 30th at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. It's free to the public and all proceeds benefit the Rainier Therapeutic Riding School whose mission is to provide hope and healing to wounded service members.

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