Founded in 1964 Leavenworth's Autumn Leaf Festival celebrates the turning colors of the Autumn Leaves. It is the villages original festival. Together with the City of Leavenworth's decision to adopt the Bavarian theme, the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival was instrumental in turning the town into a thriving tourist destination from a dying logging and railroad town. Today the Autumn Leaf Festival Association (ALFA) participates in parades and festival across the northwest as a founding member of the Northwest Hosting Association. ALFA's participation in those other festivals has resulted in tiny Leavenworth's festival becoming one of the premier events around the Northwest.
Leavenworth's Oktoberfest is one of the most unique festivals around! Bratwurst, German Beer, and live music create a lively atmosphere that the next best thing to being in Munich!! A FREE KOA shuttle to and from the festival make this an event you can't miss!! Usually the first 3 weekends in October!
Leavenworth comes alive with Christmas lights Thanksgiving through Valentines Day! The Christmas Lighting Ceremony is the first 3 weekends of December every year, complete with live music, lighting ceremony, Santa Claus and much more!! Make your new Christmas Tradition in Leavenworth!!
November 30th-December 2nd
eavenworth loves winter, and each year on MLK Jr. weekend we celebrate winter's bounty with IceFest! The village is still dressed in over half a million twinkling lights and this weekend is a flurry of frosty frivolity. Come celebrate winter with us!Here is some of the fun for Saturday January 19th, 2019:
Sleeping Lady is proud to host the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is a key fundraiser Community Cupboard, a program of Upper Valley MEND.The Empty Bowls Festival is an annual fundraiser that supports the Community Cupboard food bank and art education in local schools. Hundreds of Upper Valley residents participate in this unique event every year, which is coordinated entirely by local volunteers. Participants buy undecorated bowls made by local artists and paint them with a design of their choice. The bowls are then fired and returned to their owners at a community dinner in March. As well as being able to decorate your own bowl you can bid on bowls painted by local artists in the Artist Bowl Auction prior to the community dinner.
Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival returns to Leavenworth, WA January 25th and 26th, 2019. Created as the winter counterpart to the very successful Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, Timbrrr! is two days/nights of music and wintertime fun.