Leavenworth Festivals & Events

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains Leavenworth is truly picturesque, but it's charm and allure go far beyond location. From bird watching in April to beer drinking in October, from Ice sculpting in January to viewing a Leavenworth Summer Theater show in June there is a festival or event for every member of the family.

Icicle Creek Center For The Arts, Year Round

Icicle Creek Center For The Arts, Year Round

Concerts, plays, dance, opera, film and more. Explore the lineup at Icicle Creek.
Location: Icicle Creek Center for the Arts 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Snowfest November 16, 2019

Snowfest November 16, 2019

Bavarian Boondockers presents the 8th annual Snow Fest, a snowmobile winter power sports event. Don`t miss our avalanche seminar, raffle, industry professionals, giveaways, swag, great food, and a movie premier! The latest gear, the best raffles, and the only place in Leavenworth to get your sledneck fix each November.
Location: Leavenworth Festhalle
Fowl Play 5K, November 28, 2019

Fowl Play 5K, November 28, 2019

Over the streets and through the park the holiday season starts. Join the fun loving flock of runners at the Fowl Play 5K. Gather at the city gazebo at 8:30am, with the runners taking off at 9am. A quick run through the streets and park finishing where we start. All in support of the Cascade High School Tennis Team and courts.
Location: Front St. Park Gazebo, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Chriskindlmarkt,  November 29- December 1, 2019

Chriskindlmarkt, November 29- December 1, 2019

This market is the perfect place to begin your holiday shopping. From popular to hand-made items you`re sure to find something for a loved one! In addition to shopping there is a fun lantern parade on Saturday for kids as well as delicious food and music for everyone!
Location: Leavenworth Festhalle
Christmas Lighting Festival, December 6-8,  13-15 and 20-22, 2019

Christmas Lighting Festival, December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22, 2019

Come and enjoy the ceremonial lighting of our downtown area and experience the magic of Christmas! There are food and drink booths, live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus with their winter friends, and of course millions of gorgeous lights for your viewing pleasure! Leavenworth was voted one of the top 10 Christmas towns in the U.S. and once you see our Lighting Festival you will agree!
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Bronn Journey Concerts, December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2019

Bronn Journey Concerts, December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2019

A Christmas tradition in Leavenworth! Bronn, Katherine & the harp- bring music that is nothing short of glorious! The harp is often called "the instrument of angels".
Location: Community United Methodist Church 418 Evans St. Leavenworth WA 98826
Village Voices Concerts December 7, 13, 15

Village Voices Concerts December 7, 13, 15

Join us for our annual "Christmas in the Mountains" concert, which will be certain to put you into the Christmas spirit! Donning red and black Bavarian attire, the choir and our guest artists will perform a variety of traditional and new Christmas music with exciting new arrangements. As part of a Leavenworth Village Voices tradition, you will be invited to join in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel`s "Messiah" to close the show.
Location: Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene 111 Ski Hill Dr. Leavenworth, WA 98826
Kick your Sticks for Cancer, TBD 2020

Kick your Sticks for Cancer, TBD 2020

This cross country ski race is for the ladies! It is an 8K race that takes place at our Hatchery Track on Icicle Road. All proceeds go to The Wellness Place for breast cancer research. It`s a great time for a great cause!
Location: Leavenworth Fish Hatchery
Phone: 509-548-5477
Bavarian Ice Festival-January 18-19, 2020

Bavarian Ice Festival-January 18-19, 2020

Not only a chance to view a beautiful fireworks show against the backdrop of a winter wonderland but also a time to watch or participate in some fun winter games! For younger kids there is an ice cube scramble, for the rest of the family there is an ice sculpting contest, dog sled races, smooshing, a relay race with beer mugs, and of course viewing the beautiful lights!
Location: Leavenworth
Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival,  January 24-25, 2020

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, January 24-25, 2020

This annual music festival is one of Leavenworth`s best. Join us at the Leavenworth Festhalle to enjoy some fantastic bands and musical performances. Get out of the snow and dance, it is the perfect way to warm yourself up!
Location: Leavenworth Festhall
Bakke Cup,  Jan. 31, 2020

Bakke Cup, Jan. 31, 2020

This is the first ski competition of the year and it takes place at our local Leavenworth Ski Hill. The events include both downhill and cross country races as well as ski jumping!
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill
Phone: 509-548-5477
O`Grady`s St. Paddy`s Day 5K,  March 17, 2020

O`Grady`s St. Paddy`s Day 5K, March 17, 2020

This festive race takes place at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. You can stop in at O`Grady`s Pantry for refreshments after your run.
Location: Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort___7375 Icicle Road Leavenworth, WA 98826
Taste Leavenworth!  April 4-5, 2020

Taste Leavenworth! April 4-5, 2020

The title explains it all! We want you to visit our numerous eateries and sample the delicious local fare. With live music in the background and a scrumptious snack in front of you it`s a great way to spend a Spring day...or two!
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Leavenworth Film Festival -April, 2020

Leavenworth Film Festival -April, 2020

This is an annual film festival that features short films by artists at the international, national and even local level. Happening in the Leavenworth Festhalle it is right in town so you can step out for a delicious meal or a beer in between showings!
Location: Leavenworth Festhall
Spring Sensations -The Month of April 2020

Spring Sensations -The Month of April 2020

To celebrate our love of locally grown pears many restaurants, shops and wineries are offering specialty pear entrees and drinks for an entire month! To view the pear map and patronize these businesses please visit the website below.
Leavenworth Ale Fest,  April, 2020

Leavenworth Ale Fest, April, 2020

To celebrate our love of beer we invite many micro breweries to our town to show off their best ales. This is a wonderful time for the true connoisseurs to sample without the crowds that Oktoberfest attracts, but with some delicious fare and great music to sip to.
Apple Blossom Festival,  April 23 - May 3, 2020

Apple Blossom Festival, April 23 - May 3, 2020

This 100 year old festival is one of the oldest and largest in the state! It lasts for 11 days and includes: a carnival, golf tournament, food fair, Classy Chassis, entertainment, youth parade, youth day, Art 4 Kidz, Arts and Crafts Fair and a Grand Parade.
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Art in the Park,  May - October, 2020

Art in the Park, May - October, 2020

Throughout summer you can visit our outdoor show of all things art. Located downtown you can take a break from the shops and stroll through many art displays from local artists. From photography to pottery this one is not to be missed!
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Maifest,  May 8-9, 2020

Maifest, May 8-9, 2020

If you want to see true Bavarian tradition this festival is for you! Men in trachten and women in dirndl`s dancing around the towering Maipole will not disappoint! You can also enjoy the beautifully landscaped downtown area in full Spring bloom!
Leavenworth Spring Bird Festival,  May 14-17, 2020

Leavenworth Spring Bird Festival, May 14-17, 2020

Whether you`re an amateur or expert bird watcher you`re sure to enjoy the melodies and shows all the Northwest birds put on during their mating season. Set to the backdrop of Spring flowers you can go on a hike or guided tour to experience the true delight of Nature.
Leavenworth Rockfest,  May, 2020

Leavenworth Rockfest, May, 2020

This two day event is a grassroots rock climbing extravaganza, it has been Washingtons largest climbing festival for the past 18 years. The festival has several different elements aimed at educating and introducing climbing to everyone as well as encouraging seasoned climbers to push their limits in fun and competitive ways. Headquarters are at Fromm`s Field off Wilson Street. Pre-register at www.leavenworthrockfest.com
Location: Leavenworth -12500 Wilson Street Leavenworth 98826
Bavarian Battle of the Bikes, TBD, 2019

Bavarian Battle of the Bikes, TBD, 2019

I know most of us have winter on the brain but the Bavarian Battle of the Bikes is in full planning mode with the announcement of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship coming BACK for 2019! We can`t wait to show you all the new events planned for the big weekend. Like our page to keep up on the latest and greatest and watch out for registration to open up for the one and only Dirt Digger Crit just after the new year!
Location: Leavenworth Festhalle
Bavarian Bike and Brews Festival, TBD, 2020

Bavarian Bike and Brews Festival, TBD, 2020

Celebrating it`s almost 20th year this mountain bike race does not disappoint! Whether you have come to compete or spectate you will enjoy the beautiful mountain scene and of course a cold beer to go with it!
Location: Freund Canyon (1.5 Miles from downtown Leavenworth)
Farmer`s Market June - October 2020

Farmer`s Market June - October 2020

Taste the local bounty of the season, listen to music and participate in crafts at our farmer`s market right downtown. Visit the market on Thursdays from June to October.
Location: Lions Club Park 696 US Hwy. 2, Leavenworth WA 98826
Founder`s Day Festival in Cashmere, June, 2020

Founder`s Day Festival in Cashmere, June, 2020

Our neighbor to the East, Cashmere, holds an annual celebration that includes parades, children`s activities, craft booths and plenty of delicious food and drink!
Location: Cashmere, Washington
Leavenworth Spring Wine Walk, June, 2020

Leavenworth Spring Wine Walk, June, 2020

Take a walk through our downtown area and enjoy touring the many shops while sampling some regional wines.
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Leavenworth Accordion Celebration, June 18-21, 2020

Leavenworth Accordion Celebration, June 18-21, 2020

This is your chance to take a lesson, watch an accordion competition or just take in some impressive performances!
Leavenworth Summer Theater,  July - September, 2020

Leavenworth Summer Theater, July - September, 2020

One of our greatest attractions the outdoor performances of these talented actors will delight you! Set in the foothills of the surrounding mountains the shows will transport you to another place and time. For this summer the plays are: The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and Little Women. For more information on dates and tickets please visit the Leavenworth Summer Theater website.
Location: Multiple Locations in Leavenworth
Chelan County Fair,  September, 2020

Chelan County Fair, September, 2020

This is your traditional county fair complete with a rodeo, musical entertainment, animal exhibits, commercial exhibits, many food and beverage booths and of course a carnival!
Location: Cashmere, Washington
Salmon Festival,  September 17-19, 2020

Salmon Festival, September 17-19, 2020

Taking place at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery this is a great place to bring the family. There are many exhibits about all different parts of nature as well as a large area dedicated to the culture of local Native American tribes. There are food and beverage booths so you can spend the whole day!
Location: Leavenworth Fish Hatchery
Leavenworth Fall Wine Walk,  September, 2020

Leavenworth Fall Wine Walk, September, 2020

In case you missed the wine walk in June we`re doing it again! Join us for some shopping and sampling downtown!
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Autumn Leaf Festival,  September 26-27, 2020

Autumn Leaf Festival, September 26-27, 2020

Celebrate the changing of the colors with live entertainment, food booths and our largest parade of the year! Of course the real show stopper is the vibrant Fall colors as far as the eye can see!
Apple Days, October, 2020

Apple Days, October, 2020

This fun-filled weekend takes place at Cashmere`s Pioneer Village and has all sorts of Pioneer-themed activities. Explore an original train car, actual houses lived in by the early settlers of the area, mine for gold, practice your archery skills and participate in a pie eating contest! It`s a great way to spend a Fall day!
Location: Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village 600 Cotlets Way, Cashmere, WA 98815
Oktoberfest,  October 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2020

Oktoberfest, October 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2020

Possibly our most well-known festival, Oktoberfest offers a variety of Polka music, traditional German fare, dancing and of course beer! This festival takes place at our Festhalle and the surrounding area. There are food and drink tents, shopping booths and lots of people sporting their best Bavarian wear. It`s one big party! Rental Properties within walking distance.
Oktoberfest Trail Runs, October 18, 2020

Oktoberfest Trail Runs, October 18, 2020

The Oktoberfest Trail Runs (10-Mile and 5-Mile, plus kids race) are held on Wenatchee National Forest lands near Leavenworth, with the start and finish occurring at the Leavenworth Ski Hill facility, located two miles north of the town of Leavenworth. This event is held during the third and final weekend of Leavenworth`s famous Oktoberfest celebration.
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill

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