Schedule of Festivals and Events
Snowshoe softball - Feb 15-16, 2013, Presidents Day weekend, Winthrop. Softball tournament played in the snow with the participants strapped into snowshoes.
Winthrop Balloon Roundup - March 7-9, 2013. Skies of Winthrop and the Methow Valley brighten with the brilliant colors of over a dozen hot air balloons.
Confluence Gallery, April 6 - June 1, 2013, Twisp. “Two Valleys”
This exhibit compares how the different environments of the Methow and Okanogan valleys influence the work of the artists who live there. Curator: Dan Brown
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 6, 4 - 8 pm
Winthrop Gallery, April 24- May 27, 2013. "Spring Beauties" Art Walk.
Saturday, April 27, 5-7p.m.
‘49er Days -May 10-12, 2013. Parade, good food, cowboy music & poetry, and activities for the whole family.
Kid's Bike Rodeo, - May 18, 2013. Twispworks. Open to all children, skills coursed focused on safety for kids 5 to 10 years.
The Mazama 5k & 10K Fun Run - May 25, 2013, Mazama. Three race lengths to choose from, 1K, 5K & 10K, a race for every age and ability, there is even an exciting new stroller division.
Methow Valley Rodeo - Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2013. Saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, bareback, barrel racing and team roping.
Trek Demo Days - Memorial Day weekend, Chickadee Trailhead. Demo mountain bikes on the Sun Mountain trails, Friday and Saturday 11-3pm.
Winthrop Gallery, May 29-July 15, 2013. Artists: Pearl Cherrington,
Kathy Meyers, Laura Karcher. Art walk: Saturday, June 1, 6 to 8 pm. Saturday, May 5, 5-7p.m.
National Trails Day - June 1, 2013. Sun Mountain Lodge. Celebrating trails in the Methow Valley, half day and full day guided hikes. Evening entertainment includes Cowboy Dinner and presentation by Don Portman.
National Fishing Day - June 8, 2013, Winthrop fish hatchery. Open to all children with lessons focused on safety for kids 3 to 12 years old.
Kid’s Bike Rodeo - June 8 ,2013, Pearrygin State Park. Open to all children, skills course focused on safety for kids 5 to 10 years, Discover Pass is not required.
Confluence Gallery, June 8 - July 27, 2013, Twisp. Interpreting the Methow,
Plein Aire to Studio. Curator: Cheryl Wrangle with Rich Davis
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 8, 4 - 8 pm
Annual Winthrop Marathon June 9, 2013. ,
The course goes through the Okanogan National Forest and then follows the Chewuch River, also a half
marathon and is USATF certified.
Artist's Studio Tour - June 9 & 10, 2013, 10 am to 5 pm. 25 local arts/crafts people show and sell their wares at 6 different studio locations. Pick up map at Confluence Gallery.
Chasing Ice Movie Premiere - June 28, 2013, Winthrop. Shown on the big screen under the stars in Winthrop Town Park at 8:30 pm. Before the film Chasing Ice Team Member, Adam LeWinter presents on the making of the film, the challenges of capturing the images, and our future in the face of global climate change. Tickets on Sale April 1st 8am!
Telluride MountainFilm On Tour - June 29, 2013, Winthrop. One of America’s longest-running film festivals. Half-day event at the barn and town park featuring a film lineup from the festival and local student films, Films will be shown throughout the afternoon and evening, intermissions will include presentations on the films, artists, related topics, etc., as well as ongoing tents and booths from local businesses and artisans.
Loup Loup Mountain Challenge - June 29-30, 2013. Round 7 & 8 of the Fat Tire Revolution Series, cross country race on Saturday and Lighting Creek Enduro on Sunday.
Twisp Annual 4th of July Parade, 11 am.
Antler's Saloon, 509-996-5693
Methow Arts Festival - July 4, 2013, Twisp River Park. Live music and entertainment, games, hands-on art booths and even a pie-eating contest.
Winthrop Gallery, July 17 - Sept 2, 2013. Artists: Paula Christen, Carol McMillan, Dennis O'Callaghan. Art walk: Saturday, July 20, 6 to 8 pm.
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival - July 19-21, 2013. Washington State's
longest–running blues festival, packed full of exciting national and regional entertainment for all ages.
Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival - July 25-August 3, 2013, Signal Hill
Unforgettable evening of breathtaking views and incredible sounds.
Confluence Gallery, Aug 3 - Sept 21, 2013, Twisp. “Inside Out” An exploration and celebration of designed interior and exterior space, and the objects and forms we use to define them. Curators: Laura Karcher with Sue Marracci. Opening Reception, Saturday, August 3, 4 - 8 pm
Gran Fondo Winthrop - August 4, 2013. Long distance cycling event that takes you deep into the North Cascades and has nearly 10,000 feet of climbing. Pre-registration required. Meet at the Barn at 8am.
Annual Methow Valley Tour of Homes. Aug 10, 2013.
Cutthroat Classic August 24, 2013, Rainy Pass. 11 mile mountain trail run.
Methow Valley Rodeo - Labor Day weekend, Aug 31st & Sept 1st, 2013. Rodeo
grounds. Saddle bronc,
bareback, bulls, bareback, barrel racing & team roping.
Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show - September 7, 2013. Celebrating 38 years of auto shows in the Methow Valley. Vintage wheels of all types, Antique Cars and Trucks, Vintage Motorcycles, Vintage Travel Trailers, Antique Tractors, Antique Bicycles
Winthrop Gallery, Sept 4 - Oct 7, 2013. Artists: Laurie Fry, Suzanne Powers, Gloria Spiwak. Art walk: Saturday, Sept 7, 6 to 8 pm.
Mazama Festival of Books Sept 7 & 8, 2013, Mazama. Emphasis on literature of the Pacific Northwest.
Trek Dirt Series Camp - September 14 - 15, 2013. Women's mountain bike camp, morning skill sessions and afternoon rides, options for beginner through advanced riders, and confidence-inspiring, participant-centered instruction all around.
Confluence Gallery, Sept 28 - Nov 2, 2013, Twisp. Keyser, Darch, Armbrust
Curator: Donna Keyser
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 28, 4 - 8 pm
Winthrop Gallery “Harvest” Oct 9 - Nov 25, 2013. “Perceptions of the Past“. Art walk: Saturday, Oct 12, 5 to 7 pm.
The Methow Endurance Fall Endurance Getaway October 18-20, 2013, Sun Mountain Lodge. This exciting new weekend event will feature coached and guided trips in mountain biking, road biking, cyclocross, and trail running.
Confluence Gallery, Nov 9 - Jan 4, 2013, Twisp. Winter Exhibit Curator: Nicole Ringgold
Opening Reception, Saturday, Nov 9, 4 - 8 pm
Winthrop Gallery, Nov 27 - Jan 2013. Holiday Gift Show. Reception: Saturday, Nov 30, 5-7pm.
Christmas at the End of the Road November 29-30, 2013, Winthrop. Night Glow by Morning Glory Balloon Tours, 5K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run, Santa, Town Lighting, fireworks and so much more.
Local markets feature local produce, original art, handcrafted goods, food, fun, music and more.
Mazama Community Market, Mazama Community Center.
Wednesdays 5pm-7pm, July-Sept.
Methow Valley Farmers Market, Twisp.
Saturdays 9am-noon, April-Oct.
Winthrop Market, Winthrop Park
Sundays 10am-2pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
On-Going Live Music & Entertainment
Old Schoolhouse Brewery Winthrop, Live Music, May-Sept, Friday and Saturday nights.
Check their website for details. www.oldschoolhousebrewery.com
Twisp River Pub, Twisp, Live Music, Comedy Shows and other Entertainment. Check
their website for details. www.methowbrewing.com