8 Cool Northwest Festivals You Can’t Miss

Gathering to celebrate the best food, music, art, and everything wonderful and unique about the Pacific Northwest — that’s what our festivals are all about. We have our annual favorites, from Bumbershoot to Seafair, but here are eight culturally-rich and diverse gatherings you may not have heard about. Our Shuttle Express team offered their top festival picks coming up this fall, so you won’t miss a thing. We’ll even get you there!

Tumbleweed Music Festival
Sept. 1–3, Richland, WA
Head to Eastern Washington over Labor Day weekend and enjoy acoustic music on the banks of the Columbia River. Choose from more than 75 acts on five stages and experience hand’s-on workshops on instrument playing, songwriting and dancing.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
Sept. 8-10, Mukilteo, WA
Considered Mukilteo’s biggest blowout party of the year, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival promises food and a beer garden, music, art displays, and two fireworks displays.

Rod Run to the End of the World
Sept. 9–10, Ocean Park, WA
Interested in engines? Check out this event, featuring classic cars from Model As to muscle cars, tearing up the streets of the peninsula.

Pendleton Round-Up
Sept. 13–15, Pendleton OR
If you’re a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, plan a trip to Pendleton and enjoy an authentic Western rodeo, with bull riding and other rodeo contests, parades and more. Round up a group of friends and charter a bus, we’ll drive!

Cache Dash Splash III – Behind Bars
Sept. 15–17, Long Beach Peninsula
Ever heard of geocaching? It’s a modern-day treasure hunt, and we’ve got the perfect place for you to start this fascinating activity: the Cache Dash Splash III on the Long Beach Peninsula will have you searching and finding “treasures” while enjoying the gorgeous location.

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
Sept. 22–24, Astoria, OR
Enjoy more than 40 brews at this family-friendly event—taste beers, listen to live music, and bring the kids for activities planned for all ages.

Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Sept. 23–24, Leavenworth, WA
It’s always the perfect time to visit Leavenworth, including September, when the scenery boasts leaves turning in full color. This festival offers live music, pie-eating contests, a parade, and street dances in historic downtown Leavenworth.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Oct. 4–8, Wood River Valley, ID
This unique festival’s mission is to gather, present, and preserve the history and culture of sheep herding in Idaho and the West. Under the theme of all things sheep, you’ll enjoy concerts, workshops, presentations, and cooking classes during this culturally-rich weekend.


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To plan your charter to your favorite festival, group event, or business meeting, contact our team at sales@shuttleexpress.net or call 425-981-7096.