Now that Spring is finally here, the sun is sure to follow!
And here in the Valley, better weather means lots and lots of community events, festivals, gatherings and activities for everyone of every age and interest. To help kick-start things off, I started compiling a simple list of Snoqualmie Valley summer events for our readers to ‘Save the Dates’ in advance. But as most things here in the Valley do, my little list quickly took on a life of its own after I put the word out. And it grew and grew!
So to help you, your family and friends plan for the next nine months and beyond, here is the list of just about everything that is going on in the Valley. Some of these community events are still finding their feet after a two or three year hiatus from Covid. You can help the great organizations behind these fun events by not just attending, but by helping out and volunteering, or – if you have a local business, consider a sponsorship.
Our local festivals, arts and cultural events, downtown associations, chambers and community gatherings are not just great opportunities to have fun, to learn, to do something new or support our local business & nonprofit communities, they are also a great way for you to get out and reconnect with your neighbors across town and across the Valley. See you there!
William Shaw is the general manager and publisher of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April through October: Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum: Open on Weekends
April 1: Carnation Egg Hunt (Tolt Commons and Fred Hockert Park).
April 7/8: Snoqualmie Egg Hunt (Teens: Community Park, Kids: Centennial Park).
April 8: Historic Downtown Snoqualmie Merchant’s Association Egg Hunt: 10.30am-12.30pm.
April 28, 29 & 30: Spring Banff Mountain Film Festival, North Bend Theatre.
May through December: Comedy Night, North Bend Theatre
May 20: North Bend Downtown Foundation, Spring Sip Suds and Si Wine & Music Walk
June 3: Duvall Days
Every Tuesday in June, July, & August: Carnation Farmers Market: 3.00-7.00pm
Every Thursday, June 8 – Sept 7, Summer Concerts at Si View: 6:00-7:30
Every Thursday, June 8 – Sept 7, North Bend Farmers Market at Si View: 4.00-8.00pm
June 10: Fall City Festival, Fun Run and Parade.
June 17: Carnation Block Party
June 24: Teen Pride Party at Millers – A Gathering Place in Carnation.
June 24: Smash Valley: All ages gaming tournament, North Bend Theatre
June 29: Big Truck Day: Jeanne Hansen Park, Snoqualmie
July 4: Carnation 4th of July Celebration
July 4: Snoqualmie ‘Red White and Boom’ Fireworks Show
July 7-9, 14-16, 22-23: NW Railway Museum, Day Out with Thomas.
July 12: Outdoor Adventure Jamboree, Meadowbrook Farm
July 13 & 27: Music at the Community Park in Snoqualmie
July 15 & 16: Theatre in the Park at Si View Park
July 15: North Bend Downtown Foundation Block Party
July 20 -23: BrodieNation Music Festival, Tolt River Road NE, Carnation.
July 27 – 29: Timber Outdoor Music Festival, Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation
July 29: Fall City National Night Out
July 29: Taste of the Valley, Goose and Gander Farm in Carnation
August 3: Movie at Snoqualmie Community Park
August 11 – 12: Festival at Mount Si, North Bend.
August 12: Disc Golf Tournament at Nick Loutsis Park in Carnation
August 18 – 19: Snoqualmie Days, Historic Downtown Snoqualmie
August 24: Movie in the Park at Si View
August 28: Rotary Club of Snoqualmie, Annual Valley Golf Tournament.
September 9: Snoqualmie Ridge Block Party on Center Street.
September 9: Chili Cook-Off at Tolt Commons, Carnation
September 9: Sip Suds & Si, Downtown North Bend
September 23: Blues Walk in Downtown North Bend
October-December, Mountain Film Festival, North Bend Theatre
October 7-8: NW Railway Museum, Steam Weekend
October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: NW Railway Museum, Halloween Trains
October 20-21: Rocky Horror Picture Show with shadow cast, North Bend Theatre
October 28: Trick or Treat, Downtown North Bend
October 28: Parade of Costumes at Tolt Commons in Carnation
October 28: Harvest Festival at Si View
Kiwanis Giving Tree begins
Seattle International Comedy Competition, North Bend Theatre
November 4-5: NW Railway Museum, Steam Weekend
November 11: Turkey Trot Fun Run in Carnation
November 25-26: NW Railway Museum, Santa Limited
November 25: NW Railway Museum, Yuletide Express
December 1-3: Banff Film Festival, North Bend Theatre
December 2: Holiday Bazaar, Si View
December 2: Downtown North Bend Holly Days and Tree Lighting
December 2: Historic Downtown Snoqualmie Winter Lights
December 2: Fall City Holiday Market and Festival of Lights
December 2: Christmas in Carnation at Tolt Commons
December 2, 9, 16: NW Railway Museum, Yuletide Express
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17: NW Railway Museum, Santa Limited
December 10: Warren Miller Mountain Film, North Bend Theatre
December 20-24: Christmas Classics Film Series, North Bend Theatre
December 30: Game Over 2023: All ages gaming tournament, North Bend Theatre
February 23, 24 and 25: REAL Twin Peaks Days: Downtown North Bend and Snoqualmie and elsewhere about the Valley.
IN THE WORKS:
May or September: ‘Heart of the Valley’ community gathering: Centennial Field (Date TBD – Stay Tuned).
AND DON’T FORGET:
Snoqualmie Casino’s entertainment venues host top-tier talent all year long. Take in a live show after dinner or before a fun night of gaming.
The Valley also has great local wineries and breweries – make sure you and your friends try each and every one!