July 2012 Month of July Art Exhibits at Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center by Tom Deebach, Sue Kramer and Margaret Swanberg; www.tvbrc.org Month of July Exhibit: The Wars From U.S. Civil War to Present, the Oroville Depot Museum July 1-8 Colville Confederated Tribes Powwow and Encampment; Nespelem; 509-634-2200 July 1-31 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; 509-633-9265 or www.grandcouleedam.org July 3-4 Festival of America and fireworks display; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org July 3 Chesaw Dance; Chesaw July 4 Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo; Chesaw; 509-485-3223 July 4 Independence Day fireworks; Deep Bay Park, Oroville; 509-476-3177 or www.orovillewashington.com July 4 Methow Valley Arts Festival; Twisp River Park, Twisp; www.methowartsalliance.org or 509-9974004 July 4 Twisp Parade; downtown Twisp; 509-9975693 July 4 Fireworks and Lighted Boat Parade; Curlew Lake, Republic; 509-775-2704 July 4 Brewster Bonanza Days, fireworks; Brewster July 7 Mid-Season Championship Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic July 7 Oroville Farmers Market opens, Public Library July 7 Independence Celebration; Conconully; 509-826-9050 or www.conconully.com July 8 Music in the Park with Chesaw Jam and Friends; Tonasket History Park; www.tvbrc.org July 9-13 Youth Drama Camp for ages 8-18; Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.com July 10 Story Road Acoustic Duo with Chuck Oakes; Tonasket Community Cultural Center; www.tvbrc.org July 10-Aug. 16 Children’s Art Camp; Confluence Gallery; Ages 7-12 can sign up for one week or six, Tuesday through Thursday; www.confluencegallery.com July 11 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena July 17-19 Northwest Firefighters Motorcycle Rally; Republic July 18 Fabulous ‘50s Sock Hop and Car Show; Wauconda Community Hall, Wauconda; 509-0709 or http://waucondahall.org/sockhop/ July 18-19 Inchelium Days, Inchelium July 20-21 Oroville Heritage Days, Airport Days and Antique Tractor Show; Oroville; 509-476-2476, 509-476-4633 July 20-21 Tumbleweed Run Motorcycle Rally; Winthrop; www.tumbleweedrun.com or 206-396-7681 July 20-22 Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival; Blues Ranch, Winthrop; www.winthropbluesfestival.com July 20-22 Apple Pie Jamboree, Jet Ski racing; Pateros July 20-Aug. 5 “The Music Man;” Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.org July 21 Rick Martin, Flip Hougland and Buck Strauch Memorial Race; Eagle Track Raceway,
Republic July 21-22 CAN AM boat races; Oroville; 509485-2039 or email@example.com July 22 Music in the Park with Jazz Operation; Tonasket History Park; www.tvbrc.org July 23 Truck and Tractor pulls at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds; www.tvbrc.org July 25 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena July 25 Backcountry Horsemen third annual Lambert Creek trail ride and steak dinner; Republic; 509-779-4244. July 25-29 Community Cultural Center Arts Week; Tonasket; www.cccoftonasket.org July 25-Sept. 3 Featured Artists: Michael Caldwell, Matt Firth and Jim Neupert; Winthrop Gallery; reception July 28; www.winthropgallery.com July 27 Ferry County Backcountry Horseman Trail and Poker Ride; 509-775-3218 July 27-Aug. 4 Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival; www.winthropwashington.com or www.methowmusicfestival.org July 30-Aug. 3 Youth Drama Camp for ages 8-18; Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.com July 30-Aug. 3 Pipestone Summer Music Camp; Twisp; www.cascadiamusic.org July 31 Toast of Oroville Wine Festival; Oroville City Park; 509-476-4444
August 2012 Month of August Art Exhibit at Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center featuring Bruce Townsend-Cook; www.tvbrc.org Aug. 1-2 Mountain Music Festival; Ferry County Fairgrounds, Republic; 509-680-7404 Aug. 1-2 North Ferry Wranglers and Lucky Horseshoe 4-H and Open Horse Show; Ferry County Fairgrounds, Republic; 509-779-4736 or 509-7794077 Aug. 1-31 Laser Light Show, 9:30 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-6339265 Aug. 2-4 Tumbleweed Film Festival; various venues, Oroville; www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com or 206-293-1879 Aug. 3-4 Miners Days and Town-Wide Yard Sale; Conconully; 509-826-1221 or www.conconully.com Aug. 3-5 Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon Derby, Columbia Cove Park, Brewster; www.brewsterchamber.org Aug. 4 Toast of Oroville wine festival; Oroville city park; 509-476-4444 Aug. 4 Riverfest, Riverside Aug. 4 Cowboy Caviar Fete; Conconully; 509-8261221 or www.conconully.com Aug. 4 Tribute to American Heroes Race, Kids’ Day with sprint car racing; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic Aug. 5 Music in the Park with Laura Love; Tonasket History Park; www.tvbrc.org Aug. 4-Sept. 15 Wheaton, Collins, McIver; Confluence Gallery; exhibit of artists Kim Matthews Wheaton, Allison Collins and Don McIver; www.confluencegallery.com Aug. 8-12 Omak Western and Native Art Show; Omak
Aug. 9-12 Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race; Omak; www.omakstampede.org Aug. 9-12 Omak Stampede Indian Encampment; Omak; www.omakstampede.org Aug. 11 Methow Valley Home Tour; www.confluencegallery.com Aug. 13-14 Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op Benefit Yard Sale, Tonasket; www.cccoftonasket.org Aug. 14-15 Can-Am hydroplane races at Deep Bay Park; Oroville; 509-476-4335 Aug. 15 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena Aug. 17-19 Mazama Festival of Books; www.methowartsalliance.com Aug. 18 Omak’s Warrior Stampede race; Omak; http://ncac-omak.com/OmakWarriorStampede.aspx Aug. 18 Grubstake Open; Conconully Chamber of Commerce event, Okanogan Valley Golf Club; 509826-6780 or www.conconully.com Aug. 18 Eagle Track Racing, Republic Aug. 18-19 Ground Hog Open; Oroville Golf Club; 509-476-2390 Aug. 22-23 Shakespearean Dinner Theater; Stott’s Stage, Curlew; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 Aug. 24-26 Washington Hog Rally; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan; www.okanoganfair.org Aug. 24-26 North Cascades Old Time Fiddlers Contest and Giant Insect Contest; Winthrop Aug. 24-26 Wings Over Republic Fly-in; Merritt Field, Republic; www.wingsoverrepublic.com or 509775-3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org Aug. 25 Cutthroat Classic Trail Run; Washington Pass-Cutthroat; www.mvsta.com Aug. 25 Hot August Nights, car and tractor show; Chesaw; 509-485-2174 or www.chesawtavern.com Aug. 25-26 Town-Wide Yard Sales; Conconully; www.conconully.com Aug. 26-27 Garlic Festival; Tonasket; 409-4861328 Aug. 29 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Ferry County Fair; Republic; 509775-3146
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River-floaters drift into the Omak boat ramp area of East Side Park in July.
Okanogan Country Vacationland 2012-2013 – Page 9
Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.