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Valley summer calendar: From Warrior Dash to Tour de Peaks, more events on the way
Summer's half done, but the community events keep coming through August. More festivals, sporting events and bike runs are on their way in the Snoqualmie Valley, starting with:
Warrior Dash, North Bend, July 21 and 22
Welcome to the world’s largest running series. Warrior Dash lands in Washington for the second time in 2012 where 12 obstacles from hell await you along this 3.55 mile course. Are you a Warrior? Join 25,000 other Puget Sound area Warriors running a 5k through mud, fire and obstacles. Get signed up at warriordash.com.
Twin Peaks Fest, North Bend, August 3 to 5
Since 1993, the annual Twin Peaks Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the early 90’s show, ‘Twin Peaks’. More than 150 people from all over the world attend yearly. The festival involves celebrity guests, a film night, a bus tour of filming locations, contests and other activities. Get ready to Fire Walk at www.twinpeaksfest.com.
Festival at Mount Si, North Bend, August 11 and 12
The classic small town America annual parade and festival. Shop ‘til you drop with arts and crafts vendors hailing from all over Washington. Get your corn-on-the-cob, elephant ears, and much more at the many booths offering Washington’s best food and drink. Groove to jazz, blues, rock, country and more with live performances on two stages. Visit www.festivalatmtsi.org.
Tour de Peaks bike ride, North Bend, August 12
“A Valley Ride with a Mountain View,” and one of the most stunningly scenic journeys in the Puget Sound area, Tour de Peaks is three great rides through the glorious Snoqualmie Valley. Starting and ending at the Festival at Mount Si site, Tour de Peaks offers a 100 mile route, a 50 mile route and a 25 mile route. Learn more at www.tourdepeaks.org.
Snoqualmie Railroad Days, August 18 and 19
The 74th annual community festival celebrates the Snoqualmie spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. Featuring traditional favorites: Train rides, the grand parade, fun runs, entertainment and vendors. Returning from last year are Arts at the Depot, featuring artists-in-action in the popular Plein Air Paintout. Visit www.railroaddays.com.
2012 Boeing PGA Classic (TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge), August 20 to 26
The Boeing Classic provides one of the most unique sports experiences in our region by delivering a picture-perfect setting to watch the legends of golf compete at the best event on the Champions Tour. Learn more at www.boeingclassic.com.