April in Leavenworth

Life is always entertaining in Leavenworth

Leavenworth is more than just picture postcard perfect. Besides its magnificent alpine setting and charming old world architecture the community works every day to make your visit an occasion to remember. That is why once you’ve experienced the magic you want to return. Friendly residents often dressed in Bavarian costume are always willing to teach you how to do the Chicken Dance or just give directions. Everything in downtown Leavenworth is close and Park Strasse (Front Street-all downtown streets have English and German names) in front of the Gazebo is the center of activities. Throughout the summer months there is often live music in the Gazebo. The street is usually crowded and is sometimes shut down during festival weekends. With the wide variety of events and educational experiences there is always something for every member of the family to enjoy. Activities begin to heat up in April and continue throughout the summer. the following schedule was planned as of press time but don’t forget to check our web site at Leavenworthecho.com for updates.

Spring Sensation

April 1-30

The Wenatchee River Valley is the prime pear growing region in the world. In recognition of our world class pears, April is pear month in Leavenworth. During the month of April most restaurants will tantalize your senses with a month-long prost (toast) to our pears. Specialty made foods, desserts, wine and gifts that highlight the pear are celebrated throughout the village. On April 7th and 8th the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Taste of Leavenworth culinary crawl” through town. You can taste some truly unique pear delights including pear sausage and pear cocktails. Call the Chamber at 509-548-5807 for information.

Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival

April 13-14

Showcasing the best recent short films with a focus on outdoor pursuits and the natural world. Come see these great films and intermission performances while enjoying your beverage of choice. Also, dress to the nines and swagger with grace down the red carpet after hitching a free ride in our own LFF limousine. For information, email info@leavenworthfilmfestival.com.

Leavenworth Ale-Fest

April 20-21

Leavenworth Ale-Fest will be held Friday, April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 9 p.m.  This is a popular event for both locals and tourists with more than 50 micro-brews and ciders on tap ready for tasting. Popular northwest bands will provide entertainment, and delicious food will tempt your appetite.  Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum with funds used to help support this non-profit entity and its educational projects. For more information visit the Ale-Fest website at www.leavenworthalefest.com or call the museum at 509-548-4573.

Earth Day Community Fair

April 22

Come gather with friends and neighbors and enjoy food, music, booths and activities building awareness about environmental, economic and social sustainability from noon to 4 p.m. at Lions Club Park. Call 548-6881 for information.

www.leavenworthearthday.org

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