Summer From 7 Fireworks will bring those “oohs” and “aahs” above Grand Coulee Dam or over Columbia Cove in Brewster and other cities. Check out a different kind of fireworks with the Berney Gang’s Shootout re-enactment in Conconully during its Independence Day
celebration. And, folks, we know how to rodeo in Okanogan Country. Whether it’s the Omak Stampede, Methow Valley Rodeo, Chesaw Rodeo, Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo or any number of bucking events, you can get your fill of chills and spills throughout the season. The possibilities for entertainment are endless in every corner of The Okanogan.
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Fireworks light up the sky during the finale of the Nespelem celebration July 4.
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Hydroplane racers go three-wide in front of a watchful crowd at Pateros in August.
June 2012 June 1-30 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; 509-633-9265 or www.grandcouleedam.org June 2 National Trails Day; Sun Mountain Lodge; www.mvsta.com June 2 Grand Coulee Saturday Market opens, Morrison Street near Safeway June 2 Kids Night and Barbecue; Tonasket June 2 Bridgeport Daze; Bridgeport June 3 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena June 3 Barrel Derby Days; Curlew June 3 Ansorge Artist's Affair, Ferry County Arts Council; Curlew; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 June 3-4 Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds June 2 Audubon Society Spring Birdathon; Okanogan County; 509-846-0475 or email@example.com June 6 Circus in Republic June 6-July 23 Featured artists: Katie Swanson, Linda Wick and Susannah Young; Winthrop Gallery; reception June 9; www.winthropgallery.com June 8-9 Conscious Culture Festival; Okanogan Family Faire site, Tonasket; www.consciousculturefestival.com June 8-10 Hydroplane Northwest Water Competition Races; Banks Lake, Electric City; 800822-7195 June 8-10 Prospector Days; Republic.
June 9 Okanogan Days; downtown Okanogan June 9 Coulee Medical Center Guild Golf Tournament; Banks Lake Golf Club, Electric City; 800268-5332 June 9 Prospectors Day Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic. June 9-10 Studio Tour; Confluence Gallery; www.confluencegallery.com June 9-10 Fishing festival; Tonasket June 10 Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association Points Only Junior Rodeo; Okanogan County Fairgrounds; www.ctjra.org June 13 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena June 14 Wauconda’s annual Flag Day celebration; Wauconda Community Hall June 15-16 Friends of the Library book sale; Republic library June 15-17 City-wide Yard Sales and Business Appreciation Day; Pateros; 509-923-2572 or www.pateros.com June 16 North County Car Club Show; Tonasket June 16 Koulee Kids Fest; Grand Coulee; 800268-5332 or www.grandcouleedam.org June 16 Coulee Cruizers Car Club Best Rod Run by a Dam Site; North Dam Park, Grand Coulee; 509633-0382 or firstname.lastname@example.org June 16 Lions Club Barbecue; North Dam Park, Grand Coulee June 16-17 Pot of Gold Shoot Trapshoot; Coulee City; www.couleecity.com June 16-18 Art in the Park; Civic League Park,
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Omak June 16-18 Molson Mid-Summer Fest; Molson June 16-July 28 Horse Exhibit; Confluence Gallery; features work of Gregg Caudell; reception 48 p.m. June 16; www.confluencegallery.com June 17-18 Father’s Day Fly-in; Tonasket; 509486-4543 June 19 Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market opens; Civic League Park, Omak June 20-24 Washington State Sheriff Posse Association gathering; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan; www.washeriffsposse.org June 22-24 Washington Butterfly Conference; email@example.com June 22-24 Human-Fairy Relations Congress; Methow Valley; www.fairycongress.com June 22-25 Pioneer Art Camp for Kids; Patterson Park, Republic; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 June 23 Methow Cycle Mountain Challenge at Loup Loup Ski Bowl; firstname.lastname@example.org June 23 Twisp Artwalk; www.twispinfo.com June 23 Demolition Derby; Omak Stampede Arena, Omak; www.omakstampede.org June 24 Eagle Track Racing; Republic June 26-28 Republic Motorcycle Rally; Republic June 27 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena June 27-28 Husky Antique Car and Truck Museum Swap Meet; Curlew; 509-775-3521 Late June Bridgeport Farmers Market opens, Fridays
Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.