Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee, Washington
When spring rolls around in Washington, we all look forward to the advent of warmer weather and the beauty of blooms. In Wenatchee, we anticipate one bloom in particular: the apple blossom! Join us as we celebrate the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival this year from April 27th to May 7th! Here are some of the things you can look forward to when you attend the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee.
Apple Blossom Carnival
The Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival boasts one of the largest carnivals in the country! Come enjoy amusement park rides, games, food, and more at the Riverfront Park. If you like state and county fairs, then you’ll love this large-scale carnival.
Wenatchee Golf Tournament
What would the Apple Blossom Festival be without the annual golf tournament? This event brings out 150 golfers who complete against one another at the Highlander Golf Course during the festival. You can enter the tournament or just come watch the golfers compete.
Wenatchee Food Fair
Although apple harvest season is still half a year away, that doesn’t stop vendors at Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival from offering all sorts of delicious culinary delights. Aside from a few apple treats, hungry visitors can find plenty of other delicious dishes to enjoy, including healthy options, traditional fair food, and international fare. There’s always something new to try!
Live Entertainment at the Apple Blossom Festival
If the entertainment is your favorite part of the Washington Apple Blossom Festival, then mark your calendars for the weekends during the festival and get ready to head over to memorial park. Saturdays and Sundays are filled from morning until night with awesome live entertainment. During the week, you can enjoy a show during the lunch and dinner times. Grab a meal from the food vendors, and then head to the stage to see the performances.
There are two annual parades during the Apple Blossom Festival: the Youth Parade and the Grand Parade. Nearly five thousand local kids will march in the Youth Parade this year, including school groups, floats, and performing arts groups. Also, don’t forget to come for the Grand Parade. This is the original Apple Blossom Festival event, and it’s been a Wenatchee classic for 98 years. Come see the bands, daredevils, and performers who make this amazing parade a special part of Washington’s culture.
Apple Blossom Kids’ Events
Aside from the Youth Parade, there are also plenty of other fun things for the youngest festival goers to enjoy. Youth Day is an entire day of the Apple Blossom Festival that is dedicated to the entertainment of children. Be sure to make it out for this exciting family friendly event! Face painting, creative activities, games and more will be available for kids from lunch time to dinner time! Before Youth Day, there will be an Art 4 Kidz contest for preschoolers through high schoolers. The artwork will be on show during the Youth Day event.
Wenatchee Craft Fair
For three days during the first weekend of May, come enjoy the Arts and Crafts fair at the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee. Thousands of people flock to Memorial Park to see the beautiful creations made by talented Washington vendors. Soap, clothing, and fine artwork are just a few of the items that will be available for sale. Support local art while enjoying the artistic talent of Washington!
Article by Breana Johnson
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