Featured Annual Events

Annual Festivals

Leavenworth, Washington hosts a variety of lively festivals and events throughout the year. From the highly anticipated Oktoberfest celebration, featuring traditional music, food, and beer, to the magical Christmastown, where the entire town sparkles with lights, Leavenworth offers unforgettable experiences that showcase our warm community spirit.

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May 13th to May 31st – 2024

It’s May. Spring is here…and, not a moment too soon. The sun is out, the wildflowers are bursting, the apple and pear blossoms are springing to life, and the Bavarian Village is ready for some spring fun!

We’re gearing up for our month-long celebration of Maifest where you can enjoy different events every weekend in May!

September 29-30, October 6-7, & 13-14

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth will return this year with two fully programmed venues (beer grdens) in downtown, with amazing music, dancing, food and beer! Check back for weekend details coming soon!

November 25th to December 24th

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth will return this year with two fully programmed venues (beer grdens) in downtown, with amazing music, dancing, food and beer! Check back for weekend details coming soon!

Weekends in January!

Picture a stunning backdrop of half a million brilliant lights, majestic mountains frosted with snow and an enchanting Bavarian village filled with fun. Come join us this January for Leavenworth’s Winter Karneval as we honor a German tradition dating back to the thirteenth century, commonly referred to as ‘Fasching’.

Lights on 7 days a week through the month of February

This is the perfect month to share some love (or keep it all for yourself) with a special escape that includes cozy accommodations, tasty dining experiences, local wine and chocolate pairings, exciting outdoor adventures with views for days and so much more, for the sweetest getaway this winter!


May 13-14

We’ve been doing Maifest right since 1971! This weekend will fill your entertainment card right up with Maipole dancing, Bavarian music, our annual Festzug (or Grand March) where town folk dress in their Bavarian best to welcome you to town, and so much more! We love our Bavarian traditions and this weekend is full of them.


May 14th @ 10am

Show Mom some love and treat her to a weekend in Leavenworth with live music, flower crowns (after all moms are queens), giveaways, and a special Mother’s Day 5k! Her weekend would be even more special with some shopping, wine tasting, and delicious dining. Go ahead and spoil her, she deserves it!


May 26-28

Join us this Memorial Day Weekend as we present our annual Alphorn Celebration. We will be joined by alphorn players from throughout North America for a weekend of alphorn concerts and special performances.

Oktoberfest Selfie Contest!

Post your selfie on Facebook or Instagram and tag it with #oktoberfestinleavenworth to enter!

Pics are eligible to win a Leavenworth goodie bag when:

  1. The selfie picture(s) are posted Friday and/or Saturday during on of our weekends.
  2. The selfie includes as a backdrop, the village of Leavenworth, Front Street Park, the Kinderplatz, or the Festhalle.
  3. Bonus if you are wearing trachten or 2022 Oktoberfest branded merchandise.
  4. Two winners will be selected the Sunday after each Oktoberfest weekend (Oct 2, 9, & 16) winners will be contacted by DM and will be posted to the VisitLeavenworthWA Instagram and Facebook accounts. #oktoberfestinleavenworth.

Let’s Talk Beer!

It’s no secret that our Leavenworth breweries are creating some delicious and much sought-after craft beer. This year we have a stellar line-up of local brews at the event, plus our friends at Icicle Brewing Co, Blewett Brewing and Doghaus Brewing have collaborated on a new beer just for Oktoberfest and only available at the event! Of course, we will also have our trusty German imports, not to mention the many establishments around town with some serious tap game, worthy of checking out. We predict a hearty prost and tasty beer in your future!

Oktoberfest Lineup:

  1. Festbier! Collaboration between Blewett Brewing Co., Doghaus Brewing, and Icicle Brewing Co., produced at Icicle Brewing, a light Helles lager
  2. Kölsch–Blewett Brewing Company
  3. Märzen (Amber Lager)–Icicle Brewing Company
  4. Hefeweizen–Paulaner (German)
  5. IPA–Icicle Brewing Company
  6. Dunkel (Dark Beer)–Weihenstephan (German)
  7. Local Rotator–Doghaus Brewing (Hundweiss Bavarian Wheat ) /Blewett Brewing Co. (Hazy IPA)

Food Options

Brats, kraut, pretzels, handmade corndogs and donuts. Those yummy tastes and smells of Oktoberfest can be found this year at the event. Our amazing festival brats are being provided by our partners at Bavarian Meats who’ve been making authentic German brats for over 60 years.

All around town, you find plenty of German options and so much more like Pub style, Italian, Farm to Table, Mexican to name a few, your taste buds will thank you!

Christmastown at the Festhalle

  • Photos with Santa
  • Crafts for kids, story corner, letters to Santa
  • Santa costumes from around the world on display
  • Family Photo Stations
  • Free gift wrapping station, Christmastown merchandise, Gingerbread houses on display and more!

Christmastown at the Gazebo

  • Live entertainment in the heart of downtown
  • Choirs, carolers, and bands
  • Holiday characters making appearances

January 14th (Saturday)
@ Front Street Gazebo

Fire Dancers with Cirque Cadia- 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm

January 14th & 15th (Saturday and Sunday) @ Front Street Park

Live Ice Carvings-Noon-3:00pm

January 22nd (Sunday)
@ Leavenworth Ski Hill

Snowshoe Demo-
10:00am-1:00pm. Provided by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club


FEEL THE LOVE FROM LEAVENWORTH! Every day for the entire month of February, you can win something wonderful for you and your sweetie in the daily drawing. Plus, every day you play earns you an entry to win a ROMANTIC ADVENTURE FOR TWO in the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING on FEB. 28.


From little luxuries to big splashy splurge gifts, we have everything you need to send your friends and loved ones a little love from Leavenworth!


SO MUCH FUN (AND A BIT OF SAVINGS) THIS MONTH FROM LEAVENWORTH TO YOU! We have promotions all month long, special romance packages and unique gifts just waiting for you to take home. February is a great month to visit, see the Village of Lights (with a Valentine’s twist) and take advantage of some of these amazing February promotions!