Now that the weather's starting to clear up, it's time to look for things to do in Washington state to ready you for spring. Aside from all the waterfall and wildflower hikes we're going to be hitting soon, there are massive festivals coming to the state that are both fun and cheap. We made a list for ourselves, but we're also sharing them here, because, what are friends for? From meadows bursting with flowers where you're invited to picnic for free to fests that actually celebrate colors, there's so much to do this season that'll make you put the gloom behind you.
Let's see about that list now, shall we?
Holi - Festival Of Colors
Price: Free entry
When: March 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Marybelle Meadow Marymoor Park, 17525 NE. 65th St., Redmond, WA
Why You Need To Go: Reportedly "Northwest's largest color festival" you can revel in the spring celebration by throwing colors at your friends and tucking into tasty Indian food.
Washington State Spring Fair
Price: $11 admission ticket per adult
When: April 16 to 19, 2020
Address: Puyallup, WA
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy roller coasters, pet baby goats, see teacup pigs race each other (or monster trucks), gorge on cotton candy and funnel cakes. Basically, bring back your childhood.
La Conner Daffodil Festival
Price: Free entry
When: February 29 to March 31, 2020
Address: Across La Conner, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can welcome the spring season in a happy, 450-acre field of daffodils.
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Price: $10 admission per person for display garden
When: April 1 to 30, 2020
Address: Across Skagit Valley; Main display garden is RoozenGaarde at 15867 Beaver Marsh Rd., Mount Vernon, WA
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're in Amsterdam amongst thousands of tulips in a rainbow of colors. Plus, you can get farm-fresh flowers to go.
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival 2020
When: April 23 to May 3, 2020
Address: 2 S. Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA
Why You Need To Go: Did you know that Washington state is the largest producer of apples in the U.S.? You can get in on the achievement with food fairs, parades, and carnivals.
When: May 8 to 10, 2020
Address: 820 Front St., Leavenworth, WA
Why You Need To Go: Stroll through picturesque gazebos, be serenaded by alphorns, go pear picking or raise your steins to toast to the sunshine and blue skies.
Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival
When: April 24 to 26, 2020
Address: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Thanks to the 1,000 trees that Emerald City was gifted by Japan, you can now celebrate a festival for the pretty blooms — the oldest of its kind in the Northwest.
We also made this epic map of all the places where you can take IG-worthy pictures with the sakura.