Tourist Information for Leavenworth, WA

Willkommen!

Welcome to Accidental Bavarian, your doorway into the beautiful Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington. Nestled in the rugged and scenic Cascade Mountains alongside the Wenatchee River, Leavenworth is a gateway to year-round outdoor adventures, culinary and agricultural tourism, and family fun. Read more >>

Fires Near Leavenworth

Yes, there are some forest fires near Leavenworth. No, the town is not shut down.

Highway 2 is currently shut down west of town, however, because the fire jumped the highway. It is unknown when it will reopen.

If you are coming to Leavenworth from the west, use I-90 Cle Elum and take the Highway 970 cutoff to Highway 97. Or you can take Highway 2 and detour around the fire via Chumstick Highway (Highway 207) to Leavenworth. For closure updates see Wildfires In Washington State, and check the Washington State Department of Transportation

Fires occur every summer around Leavenworth. This year is no different. There are campfire restrictions, but everything in town is business as usual. Always check traffic updates at the Department of Transportation before travel.

The weather is hot, but so is Woody Goomsba. Come see him in Leavenworth.

Yodel to Win

Bavarian Battle

The 3rd Annual Bavarian Battle at the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is on June 21. This is a 5k obstacle race over walls, into an icy pool, down a giant slide, up a warped wall and through the Leavenworth Ski Hill trails. Sign up soon to ensure you get an event t-shirt! For more info go to www.BavarianBattle.com.

Spring Sensations

It's time again for Spring Sensations in Leavenworth. Spring Sensations has one pear-ticular focus... the pear. The Leavenworth area is the largest grower of organic pears in the US. So to celebrate, all April long you will find pear specials and pear-themed events. We've provided a map and schedule here from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.

Fritzi & Mitzi will be joining in the fun at the end of the month! Our first time back to Leavenworth in... well, far too long.

UPDATE: And Fritzi & Mitzi did make it to Leavenworth. We were the guests of the Bavarian Lodge and had a wonderful time. Read More...

Summer Fun

Leavenworth, Washington is a summer sports and recreation destination. The village provides easy access to world-class rock climbing, rafting, backcountry hiking and climbing, and other summer activities. You'll enjoy family-oriented activities and festivals from May through September. The setting is magical. Read more to see what is currently open and available. Read More...

Fritzi & Mitzi at Autumn Leaf Festival

We made it to the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth at the end of September. We have several blog posts coming telling about the trip, what we did and where we stayed.

As Law & Order says, "These are their stories..."

A Weekend in Leavenworth WA

Congratulations Captain & Mrs!

Red Tail Canyon Farms in Leavenworth, Washington was the setting for the recent nuptials for the globe-trotting Captain and Clark. They're not kidding when they say they got their "lederhosen and dirndls up and on!" From the looks of things a wunderbar time was had by all. But don't take our word for it, check out their blog post with loads of fun and touching pictures. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more of their continuing adventures, enriching their lives (and ours) through travel.

Wir gratulieren, Chris and Tawny!

Accidental Bavarian Mobile Website Launches

Fritzi and Mitzi are pleased to announce the launch of the Accidental Bavarian mobile website. If you come to our home page from a mobile device, you will be automatically directed to our mobile site. If you want to use the full site, you can still reach it from our mobile site by selecting "Full Site". The mobile site has been optimized to your smaller screen and for information you most want while on the go. Please let us know what you think.

"The Next Big Thing" in Leavenworth

Always check here first to find out what is TNBT - The Next Big Thing in Leavenworth. We'll update this approximately weekly with spotlight events for the next week or so.

A Weekend in Leavenworth

A group of young friends recently had a weekend in Leavenworth and did a photo journal on Facebook about their trip.

Hikes in & Around Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a remarkable location for hiking and climbing.

Here is a link from Washington Trails Association with links to a number of hikes with trip reports.

And another from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce with local hikes from easy to difficult.

And finally from All Trails, where they have top-rated hikes with trip reports from previous hikers.

 

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New Leavenworthy Award Winner

We look for businesses, individuals, organizations or events that are extra cool, provide outstanding and friendly customer service or go above and beyond in representing the best of Leavenworth. This time around, we're naming The Cheesemonger's Shop "Leavenworthy". Read more >>

Previous Leavenworthy Awards Here

New Travel Blog Articles

Check out our travel blog for new articles about Leavenworth and other fun places we've visited. Some of our latest blog posts are about a visit to St. Augustine, Florida and a yummy treat we discovered there, some travel photo books we put together, the Leavenworth MaiFest Awards, and a photo blog of some of our Leavenworth, Washington favorites. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed.

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Woody Goomsba Continues to Get Attention

Woody Goomsba and Leavenworth continue to get attention. Recently the Huffington Post and USA Today Travel (and Accidental Bavarian was interviewed for the story!) both featured the Woody Goomsba Video. Wherever you find yourself on the issue of Leavenworth's wacky wooden spokescracker, you can't deny his attention-getting capabilities. The Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce recently released the 6th in the video series. You can go behind the scenes and find out more about the making of the increasingly popular videos.


Also, Nancy Smith, Executive Director of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce was interviewed on New Day Northwest on King-5 TV in Seattle about Woody Goomsba and the recent Bavarian Ice Festival.

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What's Happening This Week-ish in Leavenworth
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34 events found.

Young Artist Theater Camps
July 20, 2014 - August 2, 2014

Location: 7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


An extraordinary overnight and day camp for aspiring young actors, directors and playwrights.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Avra Kadavra Book Kamp II
July 20, 2014 - July 24, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Discovery School at Leavenworth Fish Hatchery
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $150


Ages: 10-12 year old girls
A goofy literary arts camp featuring a Top Secret novel.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

ecoVille
July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Barn Beach Reserve
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $200


Ages: entering 6th, 7th, 8th grade
Inspired by Nature, engineered by YOU. Imagine and build your own model ecoVillage with your friends.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Summer Science and Art
July 23, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Free


Ages: entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade
Students will be amazed at the incredible journey of anadromous fish (salmon, Pacific lamprey)

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Down River Guided Paddle Boarding
July 23, 2014

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: 9342 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $65


A scenic down river paddle on Icicle Creek, includes guide, shuttle and a beeer from Icicle Brewing Company

Go to event website >>>
(800) 743-6269
reservations@ospreyrafting.com

Stephen & Sergio
July 23, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Looking for some midweek mayhem? Look no further then Stephen & Sergio's eclectic blend of funk, sould, pop, indie and everything else in between.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

Fiddler on the Roof
July 23, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill Amphitheater
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


Tradition! The tale of Tevye and the village of Anatevka springs to life on the Hatchery Stage with a joyous celebration of home and family in the face of tumultuous times in Tsarist Russia.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival
July 24, 2014 - July 26, 2014

Location: King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park Carnation, WA
Cost: $65 for all three days --- Children 12 and under FREE


INITIAL ARTIST LINEUP:
Charles Bradley, J Mascis, Damien Jurado, Rocky Votolato, Cumulus, Grynch, The Physics, The Comettes, Battleme, Smokey Brights, Tea Cozies, Mikey and Matty, The Shivas, Lonesome Shack, Julia Massey & the 5 Finger Discount

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Leavenworth Community Farmers Market
July 24, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Lions Club Park
Lions Club Park
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is committed to bringing the best local produce & crafts to Leavenworth. Prepared food vendors & entertainment round out this local Thursday night hang out!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-5786
eric@alpinelakescheese.com

Bluegrass Night
July 24, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Come on down for some sweet bluegrass tunes. This knee-slapping' evening only happens twice a month.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

The Distance
July 24, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 709 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Kelsey Lockhart and Gavin McLaughlin are an acoustic duo with a sultry pop feel. WIth eclectic style from Norah Jones to John Legend, these two are a crowd favorite for all ages.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1158
munchenhaus@gmail.com

Ohme Gardens Summer Concert Series
July 24, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 3327 Ohme Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Cost: TBD


Live music, tasty bites, fine wine & refreshing beer -- all against a crimson sunset backdrop! Catering provided by Tastebuds; talent booking & promotions by RLS Productions.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 662-5785
ohmegardens@charter.net

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre Live)
July 24, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: See website


Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as 'a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle'.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-6347
icicle@icicle.org

Sound Of Music
July 24, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill Amphitheater
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


Our annual production of The Sound of Music is a Bavarian Village classic. Maria descends the hillside singing "The Hills are Alive."

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

Victorian Garden Tea & Luncheon
July 25, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1033 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Relax and cool down in our shaded Victorian garden and haus, with ice tea, lemonade and luncheon with dessert. Wedding cupcakes and brownies plus fruit and beverages.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 860-9996
choose_thisday@live.com

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
July 25, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Well-traveled, innovative, male/female, acoustic/electric songwriter duo. They have shared the stage with Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov and many others.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

Jennan Oaks Band
July 25, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 709 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


The Jennan Oaks Band is a close group of friends from the Chelan area. Their music will make you want to sing, dance, and pull your special someone a little closer.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1158
munchenhaus@gmail.com

Sound Of Music
July 25, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill Amphitheater
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


Our annual production of The Sound of Music is a Bavarian Village classic. Maria descends the hillside singing "The Hills are Alive."

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

Victorian Garden Tea & Luncheon
July 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1033 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Relax and cool down in our shaded Victorian garden and haus, with ice tea, lemonade and luncheon with dessert. Wedding cupcakes and brownies plus fruit and beverages.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 860-9996
choose_thisday@live.com

Ol' Blue Tractor Tours
July 26, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 9534 Saunders Road
Peshastin, WA 98847
Cost: $12; Children free accompanied by an adult


Wedgucation! Whether it's the antique blue tractor or the "Wedgemobile" transporting you. enjoy the tour through orchard, vineyard & beyond with winemaker Charlie!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-7068

Erin McNamee
July 26, 2014

Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 77 Stage Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Erin McNamee performs live today at Silvara Vineyards. Great wine, great music and great views.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1000
gcseidler@gmail.com

Dirty Face Music Fest
July 26, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Thousand Trails Campground 20752 Chiwawa Loop Rd
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Presale $10; $15 at the door; $5 door discount for Icicle Arts/ Thousand Trails members


Join us for camping, dancing, beer by Icicle Brewing Company, wines from Cascade Valley Wine Country, acro and slackline yoga workshop by YogaSlackers Classic PLC (Peace Love Car), family-friendly activities all day and more. Live Music by Buzz Brump, Spare Rib & Bluegrass Sauce, Holly Blue Band and more!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Sammy Witness Duo
July 26, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Bold lyrical content, captivating sotry telling and delecate acoustic guitars, Sammy Witness and Lana McMullen are bringing you honest and powerful performances from Seattle, WA.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

Michael Carlos Band
July 26, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 709 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Michael Carlos draws from a diverse array of styles, ranging from rock, alt-country, Latin, indie pop and blues. His music bridges the cultural divide between white and Hispanic. In 2014, Michael Carlos is supporting the release of his third album, "Her It Comes"

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-1158
munchenhaus@gmail.com

Fiddler on the Roof
July 26, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill Amphitheater
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


Tradition! The tale of Tevye and the village of Anatevka springs to life on the Hatchery Stage with a joyous celebration of home and family in the face of tumultuous times in Tsarist Russia.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

Avra Kadavra Book Kamp III
July 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Discovery School at Leavenworth Fish Hatchery
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $150


Ages: 10-12 year old boys
A goofy literary arts camp featuring a Top Secret novel.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Victorian Garden Tea & Luncheon
July 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1033 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Relax and cool down in our shaded Victorian garden and haus, with ice tea, lemonade and luncheon with dessert. Wedding cupcakes and brownies plus fruit and beverages.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 860-9996
choose_thisday@live.com

Ol' Blue Tractor Tours
July 27, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 9534 Saunders Road
Peshastin, WA 98847
Cost: $12; Children free accompanied by an adult


Wedgucation! Whether it's the antique blue tractor or the "Wedgemobile" transporting you. enjoy the tour through orchard, vineyard & beyond with winemaker Charlie!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-7068

Art Tuesdays in the Garden
July 29, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $50


Ages: 13 and up
Join artist April Richardson for a variety of topics: Monotype with Etching press, Gelatin Prings by Hand, Block Printing Cards by Hand

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Trivia Night
July 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Join Icicle Brewing Company and Upper Valley Museum in Leavenworth as we test your knowledge with a little trivia.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

The Drowsy Chaperone
July 29, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Festhalle
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


If you've ever sat in a darkened theater and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let this be good," this show is for you! This Broadway sensation explodes with darling debutantes, tap-dancing groomsmen, gangsters with a flair for French pastries, and a whole cast of zany characters.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

Summer Science and Art
July 30, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Free


Ages: entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade
Students will be amazed at the incredible journey of anadromous fish (salmon, Pacific lamprey)

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2278
info@iciclearts.org

Stephen & Sergio
July 30, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 935 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Looking for some midweek mayhem? Look no further then Stephen & Sergio's eclectic blend of funk, sould, pop, indie and everything else in between.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2739
iciclebrewing@gmail.com

Fiddler on the Roof
July 30, 2014

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill Amphitheater
928 Pine Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $14, $25, $30


Tradition! The tale of Tevye and the village of Anatevka springs to life on the Hatchery Stage with a joyous celebration of home and family in the face of tumultuous times in Tsarist Russia.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-2000

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