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EVENTS FOR April 2014

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

When:
Apr 1, 2014
Where:
Mt. Vernon, WA
Description:
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom.
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Spring Scoot

When:
Apr 4, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
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Spring Scoot is the West Coast's best, wildest scooter rally, showcasing vintage motor scooters and welcoming all comers. Three days of parties, rides, food, entertainment and shenanigans will supply you with stories to tell for years to come.
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Portland Faux Film Fest

When:
Apr 4, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
The Faux Film Fest is a showing of films that make fun of everything, from fake music videos and ads to full-length comitrocities.
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Portland Swap Meet

When:
Apr 4, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
Presented by six Portland-area antique car clubs, the Portland Swap Meet is the largest auto parts swap meet on the West Coast, with approximately 3,500 vendor stalls and over 50,000 shoppers each April at the Portland Expo Center.
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"Springle" Bell Run/Walk, Bend

When:
Apr 5, 2014
Where:
Bend, OR
Description:
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Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Since this event was cancelled in 2013 due to weather, it has been reschulded to be the "Springle" Bell Walk/Run. Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer in the Spring.
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Wild Horse 2014 Kick Off & Earth Month Celebration

When:
Apr 5, 2014
Where:
Ellensburg, WA
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Description:
The Renewable Energy Center will re-open for its 7th season with the unveiling of new displays to kick off Earth Month. There will be local speakers, snacks, free native plants, door prizes, solar and wind vendors, kid's activities, and a herd of electric/hybrid cars. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the plant and wind turbines.
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Living Pink Breast Cancer Pageant

When:
Apr 5, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Description:
The Living Pink Pageant is an annual benefit that provides resources to those individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. The pageant celebrates those warriors and survivors of breast cancer and gives them the opportunity to participate in their own pageant. The event also doubles as a fundraiser and the donations go to the First Look Voucher program that assists men and women that are uninsured or can't afford mammograms.
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Alpacapalooza

When:
Apr 5, 2014
Where:
Puyallup, WA
Description:
At Alpacapalooza, farmers face off against each other to win prizes for the best alpacas in the state.
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Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade

When:
Apr 5, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Description:
The Grand Floral Street Parade is the highlight of Festival Week. The parade travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of approximately 40 float entries and over 80 other entries, including bands, marching and mounted units. The floats are decorated with fresh-cut Daffodils, numbering in the thousands.
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Autodesk PNW FIRST Robotics Championship

When:
Apr 9, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) seeks to inspire an appreciation of science and technology among young people, ultimately motivating them to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
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Puyallup Spring Fair

When:
Apr 10, 2014
Where:
Puyallup, WA
Description:
A small springtime version of the Washington State Fair, the Spring Fair has animals exhibits, rides and games, car shows, science demonstrations, kid zones and of course tasty fair food.
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NW Pet & Companion Fair

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Description:
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The 13th annual Portland NW Pet & Companion Fair is the largest pet expo and pet adoption event in the Northwest. It features a walk-through aviary, reptile and alpaca exhibits, a petting zoo, a pet fashion show, and more! This expo sponsors the Pongo Fund (Oregon's Pet Food Bank) and participants can help donate by bringing pet food.
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Stella Ride

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description:
Seattle's Scoot About scooter store will host its 1st Annual Stella Ride to welcome the arrival of the newest member of the Genuine family, the new Stella Automatic scooter. As part of the launch party celebration, scooterists' will ride around Seattle and return to Scoot About where a special surprise will be waiting for all riders. All types of scooters are welcome!
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Annual Hawaiian Luau

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Forest Grove, OR
Description:
The annual Luau at Pacific University includes dinner and a show. Traditional Hawaiian dishes such as roast pork, poi and teriyaki chicken are served.
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Hortlandia Plant & Art Sale

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
The Hortlandia Plant & Art Sale is hosted by The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Founded in 1984, it is a non-profit volunteer organization for all gardeners: beginning or experienced, amateur or professional. For the event, vendors from across the nation travel to Portland to offer the latest plant introductions.
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Spokane Bike Swap

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Spokane, WA
Description:
The goal of the Spokane Bike Swap is to enhance the biking community, by providing an inclusive venue and affordable bicycles that can be used for recreation, health and fitness, and transportation for all of those who attend.
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Annual Hood River Valley Blossom Time & Festival

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Hood River, OR
Description:
The Hood River Blossom Fest, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring with events and attractions throughout the Gorge over 3 weeks in April.
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Fremont Troll Stroll

When:
Apr 12, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
The Fremont Troll Stroll is a pub crawl fundraiser held each spring to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year, the Troll Stroll is expected to draw a lively crowd of more than 1,500 people (target age: 21-45) that will tour up to eleven local establishments, enjoying craft brews and selected food along the way!
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Annual Latino Cultural Festival

When:
Apr 13, 2014
Where:
Hillsboro, OR
Time:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description:
The Latino Cultural Festival is an annual Latino outreach event of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and is designed to connect, embrace and engage the Latino community. Festivities include a parade, food and entertainment.
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Daffodil Maritime Regatta

When:
Apr 13, 2014
Where:
Tacoma, WA
Description:
The Daffodil Parade is the highlight of Festival Week. The parade travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of over 150 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units.
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Race for the Roses

When:
Apr 13, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
The Run for the Roses is a half marathon, 10k and 5k race in Sherwood that benefits the Sherwood Oregon Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship Fund. It takes place at the Sherwood High School athletic field.
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Seahawks 12k Run at the Landing

When:
Apr 13, 2014
Where:
Renton, WA
Description:
Calling all Supercharged Seahawks fans! This 5K run/walk takes place at the Landing and surrounding Renton neighborhoods, and includes a Half-Mile Kids Run as well.
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Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest

When:
Apr 18, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
This event highlights the micro brewing industry and was known simply as the Spring Beer Fest. Although wines and distilled spirits were always available, it wasn't until 2001 when "& Wine" was added to the title, and the vintners and wine became more prominent. In addition to beer and wine selections Master Chefs are on hand creating culinary pairings.
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River of Gems

When:
Apr 18, 2014
Where:
Salem, OR
Description:
This event showcases all kinds of rocks and gems. It includes a treasure hunt for kids, rock and gem dealers and vendors, mineral education workshops and creative craft demonstrations.
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Fun With the Fuzz 5k

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Bellingham, WA
Description:
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The Fun With the Fuzz 5K is a road race in Bellingham to support the Behind the Badge Foundation. 100% of the proceeds from this race go directly to the foundation which is responsible for taking care of the families of fallen officers as well as maintaining the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial located in Olympia.
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Wulapalooza

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Salem, OR
Time:
10:00 AM
Description:
Wulapalooza is an annual earth, art and music festival that takes place on the campus of Willamette University. Local schools, performance groups, and professional bands perform for over a thousand students and community members.
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Newcastle Earth Day

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Newcastle, WA
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description:
Newcastle Earth Day hosts eco-friendly vendors, booths, and educational displays. The goal of the event is to raise awareness on how the community and individuals can work together to be kind to the environment.
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Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description:
Rabbit Romp is a celebration of spring for everyone, with games, a petting zoo and crafts. Candy egg hunts occur every 20 minutes on the zoo's concert lawn for children ages 10 and younger. Hunts are divided into age groups to level the playing field for all children. Parents are not allowed in the hunt areas, except for the toddler hunt (2 and under) and the family hunt area.
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Tigard Earth Day Run

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Tigard, OR
Description:
Tigard's Earth Day run is focused around people, healthy lifestyle living, community, and of course, our planet. Enjoy live music, organic beer, veggie burgers, and plenty of information booths focusing on health, wellness, and sustainable living.
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Tualatin Easter Egg Hunt

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Tualatin, OR
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description:
The Tualatin Lion's Club and Boys and Girls Club hosts the annual Easter egg hunt for children up to eight years old. Children search for one thousand hidden eggs and win prizes.
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Hop at the Hunt

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Lake Oswego, OR
Time:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description:
The Easter Egg Hunt is an event for children 8 years old and under. Children race to find plastic eggs with prizes.
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Egg Hunt

When:
Apr 19, 2014
Where:
Seatac, WA
Time:
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Description:
Children will have fun scrambling for eggs and treats at this annual event. This event is for children up to the age of 10 years. Children are encouraged to bring a basket to collect their eggs and treats.
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Northwest Regional Barista Competition

When:
Apr 24, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description:
This event encourages and recognizes professional achievement in the art and skills of espresso beverage preparation and service. This is a fun community event and is a great way to gain an insider's look into what it takes to prepare great coffee. Competitors train for months in advance of performance taking great care in selecting their coffees, perfecting their technique and creating their signature beverage to wow the judges.
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Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

When:
Apr 25, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, food, games, and a lively marketplace. This feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a special cherry tree planting ceremony.
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Holland Happening

When:
Apr 25, 2014
Where:
Oak Harbor, WA
Description:
This annual three-day celebration honors the unique Dutch Heritage of Oak Harbor.
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Wildflower and Wind Power Walks

When:
Apr 25, 2014
Where:
Ellensburg, WA
Description:
Wildflower and Wind Power Walks are guided walks led by local native plant enthusiasts through a stunning array of wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility. The three walks held on April 26, May 10 and May 24 include a Wind and Solar Tour and a Wildflower/Nature Presentation in addition to the Wildflower Walk.
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Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

When:
Apr 25, 2014
Where:
Astoria, OR
Description:
This year marks the 32nd Annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, which features great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more!
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Sounders FC v. Colorado Rapids

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
7:00 PM
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The Annual Banks Community Auction

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Banks, OR
Time:
4:00 PM
Description:
The annual Banks Community Auction fundraiser raises funds to support Banks High School activities and scholarships as wells as other Banks community needs.
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NW Green Home Tour

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description:
This annual self-guided Green Home Tour in the greater Seattle area showcases local, sustainable and green new homes, remodels and energy retrofits!
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Redmond Earth Day

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Redmond, OR
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description:
Redmond Earth Day's mission is to promote community action toward a sustainable future through education and the celebration of our Earth. There will be a community service project, crafts, educational booths, a petting zoo, beer garden, live music, and parade.
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Seattle Pet Expo

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description:
There is something for everyone and the Seattle Pet Expo, where admission is free for you and your pet. The Seattle Pet Expo is held at the Seattle Center and will feature tons of exhibitors, prizes, entertainment, workshops, discounted vaccines and pet supplies, agility demonstrations, and more!
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Oregon Orchid Show & Sale

When:
Apr 26, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
This show, in addition to excellent orchid displays, numerous orchid vendors and a high-quality auction, has an orchid photography competition. The Oregon Orchid Show dates back to 1948 and has been an annual Portland tradition since then without missing a year.
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Eat Mobile

When:
Apr 27, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Description:
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Eat Mobile is a huge food cart festival in Portland organized by Willamette Weekly. Last year there were 50 of Portland's best food carts to check out and buy food from as they all tried to win over the crowd for the Carty Award. The event also includes hands on food experiences and demonstrations for those in attendance.
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Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5K

When:
Apr 27, 2014
Where:
Seattle, WA
Description:
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The Top Pot Doughnut Dash is a 5k race and includes a free Kids dash. It loops around beautiful Green Lake and ends with each participant receiving a coveted Top Pot doughnut. Prizes and awards to follow race.
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Earth Day Community Fair

When:
Apr 27, 2014
Where:
Leavenworth, WA
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description:
Leavenworth's Annual LIFE2 Earth Day Community Fair will have live music, food, a Farmers Market Showcase, a Health Fair, a wide variety of booths, displays, hands-on activities and fun for the whole family.
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Taste of the Nation

When:
Apr 29, 2014
Where:
Portland, OR
Time:
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Description:
Taste of the Nation is Portland's premier tasting event dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Mix and mingle with Portland's premier chefs, wineries and distilleries in the heart of downtown Portland.