Celebrate Spring With Us! It's May, spring is here…and not a moment too soon! The sun is out, the wildflowers are bursting, the apple and pear blossoms are springing to life, and the Bavarian Village is ready to celebrate with our annual Bavarian Maifest weekend May 11-13, 2018. Maifest is a German tradition dating back to the 10th century, when villagers would gather to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting flowers, playing music and games, and raising a “maipole” in the local square. The pole would be decorated with sausages, cakes, flowers, and ribbons, and villagers believed that dancing around it would bring good luck and wealth to the village. We invite you to our very Bavarian Maifest, celebrate Mom and Spring in Leavenworth! Our weekend is packed with Bavarian fun, we can't wait to see you!
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!!