July 2015

Your Leavenworth Adventure Awaits! 

Come for a week, we have so much to see and do! Grab some family fun on our world class putting course (complete with goats), at our local farm stands and petting zoo, on the river tubing or paddle boarding, or taking an easy scenic hike up Icicle Gorge. Your kids will thank you! 

There is no shortage of tasty things to cool you down this summer.  Tickle your taste buds with a chilled glass of wine from our numerous 
award-winning wineries. Our breweries are happy to quench your thirst with a frosty beer, or if you are looking for fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, or handcrafted gelato we can satisfy that craving!  

Walk our downtown to find treasures, pleasures and great food.  Grab a ticket to one of our renowned outdoor summer theater performances. Jump outside of town and let the endless sunshine recharge your batteries. Hike, bike, golf, horseback ride, river raft, go zip lining, fish, or rock climb. Come visit, you'll be glad you did! 

To plan your next adventure in Leavenworth visit us at www.leavenworth.org.
Leavenworth Wins Big!
As part of the King 5 Evening Magazine's Best of the NW competition Leavenworth, Washington SHINED throughout all of the Pacific NW.  We were voted, by the viewers of King 5 as the absolute BEST in 14 categories!

Apres Adventure Beer-Icicle Brewing
Diner-59er Diner
Mom & Pops Grocery-Dan's Market
Small Celebrations-Christmas Lighting
Train Ride-Leavenworth Snow Train
Winter Destination-Leavenworth
Place for a Party-Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Vacation Rental- Riverside Vacation Homes
Tiny Town-Leavenworth
Fishing Guide-NW Flyfishing Academy
Horseback Outfitter-Icicle Outfitters
Rock Climbing-Icicle Creek
White Water Rafting-Leavenworth Outfitters


 Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Chamber Music Festival
Festival Concert Schedule
July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 @7PM

 Welcome to the 22nd annual Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival!  Come early, stay late, spend the weekend, and enjoy the unforgettable musical experiences and the breathtaking beauty of the Cascade Mountains. We invite you to join us for inspired works by the world's most beloved composers, performed by world-class artists in an intimate, stunning, and acoustically perfect setting. Click for tickets and information on the great productions at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
A Nutcracker Day in Leavenworth

July 2 
11:00AM- 5:00 PM

Open house at the Nutcracker Museum! Tour the Nutcracker Museum, learn about the history of nutcrackers, crack nuts with a variety of tools, have your picture taken with Karl, receive a free museum poster for each family and enter a drawing for a German nutcracker. Find the 16 pictures of Karl in the Sonnenschein & win a pin! Free!
July 4 
11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Each year our Bavarian village celebrates Independence Day with Kinderfest, a free event packed with fun for the whole family! This year your kiddos can enjoy: Games with Prizes, Free Balloons, Cotton Candy, Snowcones, Popcorn, Bouncy House, Water Features, Crafts, Bike Parade, "Touch a Truck", Face
Painting, and a Cupcake Walk!
 Don't miss this fun day!


Historical Walking Tours
barn beach
July 9 at 10:00 AM

This historical "town" tour runs about 1-2 hours and is a gentle mostly flat surfaced walk. Get out your walking shoes and join us! Leavenworth is so rich in history and you will learn our fascinating story of our area before the 1960's. Come meet us at the Upper Valley Museum! The fee is $3. To find out more, visit uppervalleymuseum.org.

 Ghost Bears: The Elusive North Cascades Grizzly
July 17-July 23 

Embark on an amazing backpacking adventure with expert wildlife biologists Bill Gaines, Andrea Lyons, Aja Woodrow, and James Begley as you venture into stunning mountain scenery in search of "ghost bears." This incredible in-depth experiential learning experience with Wenatchee River Institute will include the latest research techniques, biology and ecology of rare carnivores, and the recovery and conservation of endangered species. Come join the quest to secure credible evidence that the North Cascades grizzly bear still roams these rugged mountains and support the Cascade Carnivore Connectivity Project. For more information click here.
 Where's Waldo?
July (All Month Long)

Waldo, Man About Town, can be seen by the alert and astute in businesses throughout Leavenworth during the month of July. Pick up your FIND WALDO LOCAL Passport at A Book for All Seasons bookstore and get ready to go find Waldo.


 The hunt starts July 1! Buttons,
coupons, and prizes, oh my! 
Fun for kids all month long -- culminating in a kid-friendly
Waldo-bration on the bookstore's treehouse porch... with an elusive yet colorful special guest...Let's play! 
Leavenworth Summer Theater

Fantastic summer musicals! Live, outdoors, under the stars: "The Sound of Music" - Ski Hill Amphitheater, "Singin' in the Rain" - Hatchery Park Stage, "Beauty and the Beast" - downtown Festhalle Theater. Tickets $14, $25, $32 and can be bought at the Summer Box Office at Icicle Village Resort or online at leavenworthsummertheater.org.
Leavenworth Community Farmers Market
Thursdays from 4:00-8:00 PM

Come and enjoy our weekly farmers market in Lion's Club Park for fresh
local produce, live music, and locally made food. Meet our local farmers, artists, chefs, musicians, bakers, winemakers every Thursday! 
Village Art in the Park
Weekly, Thursday- Sunday 
9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Founded in 1966, this outdoor art show is sponsored by a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for art education. Meet the artists and view their works!  Artists can be seen painting, making jewelry, metal working, and more! They are always happy to answer questions or provide art-related information. Find the artist displays in
 Front Street Park, visit villageinthepark.org.
Summer Entertainment at the Gazebo

Leavenworth has a great tradition of showcasing some amazing talent and entertainers performing German music such as Alpen Folk, Bonnie Birch Trio, Kerry Christensen, Max Kyllonen, and Frank Calapristi. Tap your toes, dance the polka and sing along!  Click here for a summer calendar of performances at the Gazebo.
Summer Recreation is Hot!
Leavenworth has what you are looking for! Want to cool off?  Take a rafting or tubing trip down the river. Have you been wanting to try your hand at paddle boarding? We have experts who can make that experience happen for you! Time to immerse yourself in nature? Spend the day in the mountains hiking, biking, climbing or bouldering. Besides the endless trail system in and around Leavenworth, we have some of the best fishing around! Perhaps you'd like to hit the fairway? We've got the most beautiful courses under clear blue skies. Even horse lovers can mosey along on a fun trail ride through the woods. We've got it all here; all for you!  Find your adventure!