Maifest: May 11-May 13 2018
This is Leavenworth’s longest running event. The Autumn Leaf Festival celebrates the turning colors of the Autumn Leaves and is the town’s original festival; originating in 1964 when the City of Leavenworth adopted the Bavarian theme. At this same time, the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Association (ALFA) was formed by volunteers in the Leavenworth community to promote the village around the Northwest. Today ALFA is part of Northwest Festival Hosting, an organization that promotes tourism across the northwest. As a member of Northwest Hosting ALFA attends 14 festivals in 17 cities from Portland to Vancouver, BC and Seattle to Spokane. ALFA’s participation in these community events exposes Leavenworth to over 3.2 million people.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest 2018: the first three weekends in October.
Still have availability for all three weekends. You have to call the hotel to make reservations for these weekends. Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family (oh yeah and did we say “beer”? Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! This year we have four venues with live entertainment and Free Shuttles in Leavenworth (Shuttle’s are available outside Leavenworth for a fee), with affordable routes all the way to Wenatchee!
Christkindlmarkt: November 23-November 24 2018
A Bavarian-style Christmas Markt. Includes entertainment, crafts, a lantern parade, and Santa Claus as well as the Christkind and St. Nicholas.
Christmas Lighting Festival: November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 2018
Still have availability for all three weekends. You have to call the hotel to make reservations. Join us for the most wonderful time of the year, when our quaint Bavarian town becomes a Village of Lights (over half a million of them!) and holiday cheer abounds! On Friday evenings the lights are all on! Live musical performances of your favorite Christmas songs fill the streets, interrupted briefly at 4:30pm for the arrival of St. Nicklaus at the Front Street Gazebo, who welcomes children young and old with the story of his legacy and “gold” for the good boys and girls! Please note: There is no Lighting Ceremony on Friday’s!