The year begins with Lake Chelan Winterfest, featuring fireworks, a cross-country ski race, snow-sculpting contest, snowmobile events, Christmas tree bonfire, chili cook-off, and a splash in the lake for the really bold.
Arts and crafts, a carnival, live music, and food fill the streets on the fourth weekend of June, for the annual Taste of Chelan Street Fair.
See a popular PRCA rodeo and watch the crowning of the rodeo queen at Lake Chelan Western Days, the fourth weekend in July.
The nine-day Lake Chelan Bach Feste comes to town each July with concerts in the new Performing Arts Center, and in local churches and parks.
The Apple Blossom Festival is held the second weekend in May in Manson, with a parade, car shows, and a chicken-noodle dinner (!) at the American Legion Hall. It’s been happening here for over 75 years.
The third weekend of May brings a Chinook Salmon Derby, with $5,000 for the biggest fish.
Manson’s 4th of July brings fireworks, an arts and crafts fair, a spare-rib barbecue, and a watermelon-seed-spitting contest.