Rent a Tent Camper in Bend, Oregon and Explore PNW Events This Year!
With a luxury tent camper rental in Bend, Oregon you’ll have access to unlimited adventures in vibrant cities and traditional small towns across the PNW this summer. There’s no shortage of interesting events, music festivals and concerts in the region. Here’s our list:
March 1 to Oct. 27
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest cultural institutions, but in recent years it’s been hampered by the increasing effects of wildfires in southern Oregon. Consider giving some love to the festival this year, as organizers work to keep the plays going on despite the smoky summer haze that’s been settling around Ashland.
April 1 to 30
For more than three decades, people have flocked to fields along the Skagit River in Washington, where millions of tulips burst forth in vibrant color. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival will be back once again in 2019, with flowers expected to bloom in April (the exact timing depends on nature) in fields jest west of the town of Mount Vernon.
May 24 to 27
Seattle’s long-running Northwest Folklife Festival is a great big celebration of “the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest.” The festival brings together thousands of performers on more than two dozen stages for four days of music, dancing, food and community gatherings. This year’s festival will take place Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center.
July 26 to 28
The largest outdoor powwow in the Pacific Northwest, Julyamsh is hosted by the Coeur D’Alene Tribe at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. The cultural celebration is open to all, but it’s important to remember that it isn’t organized like events aimed largely at tourists – the dancing will begin when the time is right, and the dancing will end when the time is right.
July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3
One of the biggest events on the calendar for Vancouver, B.C., the Celebration of Light(née Symphony of Fire) is a massive, international fireworks competition that hosts more than 1.3 million visitors over three days in the summer. The event’s purpose is to “spark togetherness” in the culturally-diverse community, but setting off a ton of fireworks is pretty cool on its own.
Sept. 7 to 14
A true celebration of eastern Oregon – and one of the state’s biggest annual events – the Pendleton Round-Up is four days of rodeo action, offering all the bull riding, barrel racing, roping, relays and mutton busting you could ever hope to see. Bring your hat, boots, big belt buckle and strap yourself in for an immersive experience.
Oct. 4 to 5, 11 to 12, and 18 to 19
Is it any surprise that the Pacific Northwest’s best Oktoberfest celebration is found in Leavenworth? The Bavarian theme town in north-central Washington seems to exist strictly for just such an occasion, with sausage and beer gardens tucked between buildings, the city’s big Festhalle just waiting for dirndl and lederhosen-clad crowds. The 2019 Leavenworth Oktoberfest will take place over three weekends in October.