Plan your travel calendar accordingly:


  • Bavarian Icefest – Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend:  a full day of games for kids of all ages (this means all of you!), dog sledding, ice sculptures, snow sculpture contest, kids crafts, and a penguin pub crawl
  • Ski Events:  Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (Skirennen Cityzens Race, Nissebakken Telemark Race), Steven’s Pass & Mission Ridge host all kinds of events and races throughout the winter


  • Chicks on Sticks – 1st Saturday: 8K nordic event, all girls, fundraising event for breast cancer research
  • Valentines Weekend – Wine & Chocolates
  • Carnival Day – Third weekend:  Face Painting, BBQ, Fireworks, Torchlight parade@ ski hill


  • Empty Bowls Festival: – Soup Dinner from our local Culinary Creators – benefits Community Cupboard


  • Spring Sensations – All Month Long: – Tour Leavenworth and enjoy specialty pear dishes and pear items throughout our shops and restaurants
  • Taste of Leavenworth:  First weekend – Sign up for a Taste Sensation!  All specialty pear and locally made culinary specialties will be waiting for you at each stop.  Buy a coupon book at the Chamber and taste your way through town.
  • AleFest – 3rd weekend:  An ale of a good time, over 20 microbrews, Northwest band and delicious food!


  • Maifest  – 2nd weekend: almost always on Mother’s Day this authentic Bavarian Festival features tradition Bavarian and Maibaum Dances, Music, Parade, Mother’s Day Kid Craft…
  • Spring Bird Fest – 3rd weekend: A celebration of birdsong and the natural world.  Tours, float trips, art and so much more



  • Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival – All Month:  Classical, Jazz and Bluegrass Concerts and Classes
  • Summer Theater:  2 outdoor/1 indoor live theater venues, traditionally June – August.  Always the Sound of Music at Leavenworth Ski Hill
  • Kinderfest – 4th of July:  Every Independence Day we celebrate the kiddos, all downtown we have crafts, games and yummy sweet treats!




  • Oktoberfest – 1st three Fridays & Saturdays:  Authentic German food, beer, music & dancing


  • Christkindlmarkt – Thanksgiving Day weekend:  German Style market held outdoors with shopping, music, food & activity


  • Christmas Lighting Festival – 1st three full weekends in December:  Bronn Journey Harp, Village Voices, & Marlin Handbell Concerts.  Live Theater, chestnuts, sleigh rides, caroling, christmas characters, entertainment and full lighting Ceremony Saturday & Sunday.  Lights on and welcome on Friday.