After a few months of gray skies, there is nothing more beautiful than the arrival of the first spring flowers. That spark of color lightens our outlook, lifts our spirits, and renews our belief that there is always something good ahead. In the Pacific Northwest, we greet the passing winter with orchards full of fruit trees in bloom, vineyards springing to life in fields of green, and most colorful of all, acres and acres of beautiful flowers creating a rainbow here on earth.
As the season progresses, you can celebrate new flowers emerging with festivals all over the Northwest. Whether you choose to go on a driving tour through the orchards, or want to immerse your nose up close to a lilac, you can find your favorite flower and celebrate Spring!
Springtime is the land awakening, March winds are the morning yawn.
Saturday, April 4th, 2020
The 87th annual daffodil festival and grand parade begins in Tacoma and travels through four cities. Floats are decorated with freshly cut daffodils.
Junction City, Oregon
March 21-22, 2020
Junction City celebrates the Daffodil every 3rd weekend in March with beautiful drives, a vendor village, quilt show, wagon rides, antique cars, and live music.
Daffodil Festival with events all month long featuring daffodil drives, pie & ice-cream social, Farm to Pint beer festival, and the Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride
May 14-17 2020
The coastal town of Florence has celebrated the Oregon state flower every year for 112 years. Featuring a parade, car show, carnival, and street fair and more.
Port Townsend, WA
May 16-17, 2020
Always the 3rd full weekend in May, the city will host its 85th celebration with a golf tournament, parade, cake picnic, carnival, and a golf ball race down the streets of downtown.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 20 – May 3, 2020
A family friendly event with tulip field train tours, wooden shoe making demonstrations, pony rides, craft marketplace, food vendors, photo contest, and hot air balloon rides.
The entire month of April the entire valley is filled with special events to celebrate the large fields of tulips in bloom. From chowder cookoffs, salmon bakes, art shows, quilt walks, crab cruises, bike tours, wine and beer events, there is truly something for everyone.
May 16-17, 2020
Held annually the 3rd weekend in May, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens have fields filled with a myriad of colors, as well as display gardens showing off a variety of beautiful flowers. In conjunction with KeizerFest which includes a pet parade, marathon runs, golf tournament, carnival, food trucks, and pet show.
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Cherry Blossom Day at the State Capitol
March 21, 2020
Celebrating the friendship with Salem’s sister city in Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival offers exhibits and craft opportunities for the entire family, tours of the State Capitol Building, and events under the many beautiful cherry trees planted on the Capitol grounds.
Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival
April 24-26, 2020
A combination festival celebrating the cherry blossoms and Japanese culture prevalent in the Seattle area. Performances, activities, and cultural exhibits.
Pear Blossom Festival
April 10-11, 2020
The 67th annual pear blossom festival includes an artisan food & beverage tent, Smudge Pot Stroll, parade, fun run, street fair, golf tournament, and much more.
Apple Blossom Festival
April 23-May 2, 2020
The Washington State Apple Festival is a week-long event including a golf tournament, children’s parade, funnel cake eating contest, fun run, carnival, arts & crafts fair, and culminates in a grand parade.
Hulda Klager Lilac Festival
April 18 – May 10, 2020
The Victorian garden and home are on display and feature the lilacs grown by hybridizer Hulda Klager. The event includes a plant sale.
Spokane Lilac Festival
May 16, 2020
A week-long festival featuring a junior parade, torch-light parade, family bike ride, luncheons, art show, car show, and gala.
April 18, 2020
The Camellia Festival celebrates with a fun run, food, music, and a marketplace featuring Asian-Pacific items, gardening items, and more.
Hood River Valley Blossom Festival
Hood River, Oregon
Celebrating orchards filled with pink and white blossoms during the entire month of April with driving tours and many special events including wine and cider festivals, farm events, and craft shows.