Held in Skagit Valley every April, this colorful festival celebrates the welcomed arrival of spring. In addition to the sweeping fields of blooming tulips, there are also wine tastings, vintage markets, pottery classes, and parades. Stop by the iconic windmill for a photo against a backdrop of tulip fields before heading to the numerous food stalls serving everything from artisan chocolates to freshly grilled fish.
Every year on December 31st, Seattle's iconic needle is the focus of the state's attention. A DJ kicks off the party as crowds flock to the spectacular waterfront for a glimpse of the mesmerizing fireworks display. The music also pays tribute to artists lost in the previous 12 months as family and friends ring in the new year with the grand display.
This annual celebration of Native American culture is held every August. The weekend opens with a fantastic pageant and the festivities continue with a golf tournament and chief honor ceremony. The culmination is a colorful parade on the Sunday with floats, music, costumes, and banners.