Saturday, July 13, 2024

Herzlich Willkommen!


As Mayor of the City of Leavenworth, and on behalf of the City Council, businesses and citizens

of our beautiful city, I am pleased to welcome you to the Annual Washington State Autumn Leaf

Festival, our Grand Parade, and a grand time of fun!

When so much changes, it’s nice to have some things that have withstood the test of

time. It’s good to have traditions that transcend the moment. And it’s wonderful to be able to

participate in events that are essentially the same as they were 30 years ago.

That history is what makes this festival so very special; it's truly something that is cherished by

many! I hope that this has been the experience of many of you, that you have been able to

attend year after year, and that you have been able to incorporate the joy of this time into your

own traditions.

Leavenworth is a place of stunning natural beauty. Our Autumn Leaf Festival celebrates the

changing colors of the leaves each year as summer turns into fall, occurring at a time that is

perfect for enjoying the full extent of the beauty that nature has to offer us. I hope you are able

to drink it in. Enjoy a walk through one of our lovely parks, Front Street Park, Waterfront Park, or

Enchantment Park, and then relax at any of the wonderful dining establishments you have to

choose from.

Taste some of our award-winning and locally brewed beers, visit our downtown wine tasting

rooms and patios, or taste spirits at our local distillery. Please take a little slice of Bavaria with

you in memory of your visit here and our festival - the oldest, most traditional festival in


We hope you thoroughly enjoy your stay and accept our Herzlich Willkommen

(heartfelt welcome)!

-Carl J. Florea, Mayor



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