Schedule of Festivals and Events
Snowshoe softball - Feb 14-15, 2015, Presidents Day weekend, Winthrop. Softball tournament played in the snow with the participants strapped into snowshoes.
Winthrop Balloon Roundup - March 6-8, 2015. Skies of Winthrop and the Methow Valley brighten with the brilliant colors of over a dozen hot air balloons.
‘49er Days - May 9-11, 2014. Parade, good food, cowboy music & poetry, and activities for the whole family.
"Willy Wonka Jr" Children's Musical- May 9-18, 2014. Merc Playhouse in Twisp.
Kid's Bike Rodeo - May 17, 2014. 10am to noon, Twispworks. Open to all children, skills coursed focused on safety for kids 5 to 10 years.
Sun Mountain Trail Races - May 17-18,2014. 50-mile, 50k, 25k, and kids 1k. Scenic, challenging & fun.
Trek Demo Days - Memorial Day weekend, Chickadee Trailhead. Demo mountain bikes on the Sun Mountain trails.
The Mazama 5k & 10K Fun Run - May 24, 2014, Mazama. Three race lengths to choose from, 1K, 5K & 10K, a race for every age and ability, there is even an exciting stroller division and a world famous pancake breakfast.
Methow Valley Rodeo - Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, 2014. Saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, bareback, barrel racing and team roping.
National Trails Days - June 6-8, 2014. Sun Mountain Lodge. Celebrating trails in the Methow Valley, half day and full day guided hikes. Presentation by Don Portman at 7:30pm
The 509 Barista Jam - June 7-8, 2014, Twisp. Coffee industry festival hosted by Blue Star Coffee Roasters. Live music, food, fun and bonfire.
Twisp Art Walk - June 7, 2014, 4-8pm, downtown Twisp. Street party that will feature open galleries, artist studios and a barista throw-down.
Winthrop Traverse - June 14, 2014, Sun Mountain Lodge. 3 mi. Run, 12 mi. Mountain Bike, 4 mi. Paddle, 20 mi Road Ride and a .25 mi Team TREK to finish in downtown.
National Fishing Day - June 14, 2014, Winthrop fish hatchery. Open to all children, with lessons focused on safety for kids 3 to 12 years old.
Kid’s Bike Rodeo - June 14, 2014, 10am-noon, Pearrygin State Park. Open to all children, skills course focused on safety for kids 5 to 10 years, Discover Pass is not required.
Methow Singletrack Solstice - June 20-22, 2014, Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink. Point to point mountain bike rides, self-guided rides, games and activities for kids and adults.
"Hop Rendezvous" Brewfest- June 21, 2014, Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink. 11 top area breweries and live music.
Gran Fondo Winthrop - June 22, 2014. 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.
Trek Dirt Series Camp – June 28-29, 2014. 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.
Twisp Annual 4th of July Parade, 11 am.
Antler's Saloon, 509-996-5693
Methow Arts Festival - July 4, 2014, Twisp River Park. Live music and entertainment, games, hands-on art booths and even a pie-eating contest.
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival - July 18-20, 2014. Washington State's
largest,longest–running blues festival, packed full of exciting national
and regional entertainment for all ages.
Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival - July 24-August 2, 2014, Signal Hill
Unforgettable evening of breathtaking views and incredible sounds.
Mazama Festival of Books- August 8-10, 2014, Mazama. Emphasis on literature of the Pacific Northwest.
Annual Methow Valley Tour of Homes. Aug 9, 2014.
Celestial Cinema - Aug 21-23, 2014, Spring Creek Ranch, Winthrop. Enjoy movies under the stars. Food begins at 6:30pm from local vendors. Kids activities at 7:30pm and movie at 8:30pm. Bring you own lawn chair and blanket.
Telluride MountainFilm on Tour - Aug 23, 2014, Winthrop. Under the starry night sky at Winthrop Town Park.
Cutthroat Classic August 23, 2014, Rainy Pass. 11 mile mountain trail run.
Methow Valley Rodeo - Labor Day weekend, Aug 30-31, 2014. Rodeo
grounds. Saddle bronc,
bareback, bulls, bareback, barrel racing & team roping.
Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show - September 6, 2014. 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
Methow Valley Off-Road Duathlon - Sept 27, 2014, Chickadee Trailhead. Challenging 40KM MTN Bike and 10KM Trail run meandering through aspen and pine forests above Patterson Lake.
Winthrop Gallery “Harvest” Oct 9 - Nov 25, 2013. “Perceptions of the Past“. Art walk: Saturday, Oct 12, 5 to 7 pm.
Women's Yoga & Running Retreat - Oct 3-5, 2014, North Cascades base camp. Running, yoga, good food, new friends & sun.
Christmas at the End of the Road - November 28-29, 2014, Winthrop. Night Glow by Morning Glory Balloon Tours, 5K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run, Santa, Town Lighting, fireworks and so much more.
Galleries and Exhibits
Confluence Gallery & Art Center. Twisp, 509-997-ARTS, http://www.confluencegallery.com
Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop, 509-996-3925,
"Woman: Lady. Girl. Female. Chick. Dame. Broad. Lassie. Wench. Maiden. An Artist’s Interpretation" - March 8-April 19, 2014, Confluence Gallery.
Opening Reception, March 8, 4-8pm. "Artifacts" - April 23-May 26, 2014, Winthrop Gallery. Opening Reception, April 26, 5-7pm.
“Don McIvor, Teri Pieper and Katie Swanson” - May 28 to July 7, 2014, Winthrop Gallery. Reception: May 31, 5 to 7pm.
“Dennis Kirkland, Lauralee Northcott and Cliff Schwab”- July 9-Aug 18, 2014, Winthrop Gallery. Reception: July 12, 5 to 7pm.
“Laura Aspenwall, Michael Caldwell and Marcy Stamper”- Aug 20-Sept 29, 2014, Winthrop Gallery. Reception: Aug 23, 5 to 7pm.
"Shrines, Alters and Sacred Objects"- Oct 1-Nov 24, 2014, Winthrop Gallery. Artwalk: October 4, 5 to 7pm
“Holiday Gift Show” - Nov 26 – Jan 5, 2015. Winthrop Gallery. Reception: Nov 29, 5 to 7pm.
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