Saturday, July 13, 2024

5 Things to do this week


Oktoberfest in Leavenworth

The Leavenworth Oktoberfest will run Oct. 13-14 in downtown Leavenworth.

"Oktoberfest returns to Leavenworth this fall with longstanding traditions of music, dancing, and the ceremonial tapping of the kegs," the event page states. "This year, like last year, we have exciting enhancements to Oktoberfest, bringing the event throughout downtown Leavenworth, with two fully programmed venues (beer gardens) located at the Leavenworth Festhalle and at Front Street Park. Sit under our clear-topped tent enjoying tasty local and German beers, lively music, and mountain views for days."

"For the kiddos, a 10,000 sq foot Kinderplatz has been added, free for kids 12 and under, with activities, games, a root beer garden, and a 62 ft Ferris Wheel," the event page states. "It's time to grab your best Trachten (traditional Bavarian garments) and plan to celebrate Oktoberfest in America's unofficial Bavarian capital."

The Front Street Park Beer Garden (21+ Only) is open on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

The Kinderplatz is open until 9 p.m.

The Festhalle Beer Garden is open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from noon to midnight.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Walking Tour

The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort will host a walking tour on Friday, Oct 13.

“Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., resort guests can join our General Manager, Chuck Schuringa for a property walk,” the event page states. “He will talk about the history and folklore of the resort, the artwork spread around every corner, and our mission with the Icicle Fund and what we mean when we say #whenyoustayyougive.”

Community Garden Work Party

The Wenatchee River Institute will host a Community Garden work party on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the E. Lorene Young Community Garden.

“This work party is with the Cascade Garden Club and you'd be working alongside them to clean out the garden and put away signs,” the event page states. “A wonderful learning opportunity with experienced gardeners. This is also a great opportunity for those who want to learn more about gardening in general. No RSVP needed, you can just show up.”

“We will be working in the garden(s) for about 2 hours, but feel free to drop in or leave whenever,” the event page states.

For more information visit

Wine and Weave

Rocky Pond Winery will host Wine and Weave on October 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Join Brittanie from the Knotty Weaver at the Rocky Pond Winery Leavenworth Tasting Room to create your own beginner woven wall hanging,” the event page states.

“Enjoy wine and non-alcoholic beverages while you learn or use your skills to create a beautiful woven masterpiece,” the event page states.

The event is open to all ages.

For more information visit


Lighthouse Christian Ministries will host their annual fundraiser Night-In-A-Box on Friday, Oct 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Sav-Mart in Wenatchee.

“On Friday, Oct 13th, local businesses, individuals, and families will gather together with sleeping bags, snacks, flashlights, and… you guessed it, cardboard boxes, to spend a night sleeping on the street to raise money for Lighthouse Christian Ministries to house, feed, and disciple local individuals right here in Wenatchee,” the event page states.

“Come sleep in a box with us,” the event page states. “We'll have a fun evening and raise funds to feed thousands through the fall and winter months.”

“There will be a hot meal, music, a box decorating contest, and more,” the event page states. “This is a great experience for families & friends to do together.”

For more information visit



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