Leavenworth is Washington's best-kept secret. This Bavarian-styled village is tucked away in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington. Imagine a town with cobble-stoned streets, bratwurst, and German beer and the friendliest folks around. This hidden destination is a North American portal transporting you to the European countryside.
This summer in Leavenworth, explore beautiful hikes, gaze at the mountainside, and attend one of the many festivals happening this summer.
The culinary extravaganza Chef Fest returns bigger and better this June. From June 12-15, this year's festival brings four events and six new Northwest chefs to the table. The annual Icicle Creek Center for the Art fundraiser is a foodie's paradise with four stacked evenings of wine, tastings, and fantastic menus. Be sure to participate in First Bite Wine Walk, Suds & Sliders, Hot Stove Society, and the Chef Fest Main Event. Festival-goers can buy passes to individual events or get the All-in Chef Pass for entry to all four events. Get tickets now to this highly-anticipated feast!
On June 1st, enjoy the fresh mountain air, mountainside biking, camping, beers with family and friends at the Evergreen Bavarian Bike and Brews event. This rigorous 8-mile course is for advanced cyclists looking for a challenge. Those cheering on friends and family can relax and enjoy a nice cold brew at the beer garden and set-up camp at the Gibbs Organic Farm.
In Leavenworth, Independence Day is for the kids! On July 4, the town is transformed into a kid-friendly play place with a bouncy house, cotton candy, disc golf, and cupcake walk to name a few of the fun activities taking place. This event is free and open to all.
After exploring the town, satiating your cravings, and participate in these festivals, cap off your Leavenworth experience with a stay at Der Ritterhof Inn, German for "The Knight House." This charming hotel offers Bavarian chalet-style lodgings with modern amenities and is only a 5-minute walk away from all the shops and eateries. Book your stay today!
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