Tourist Information for Leavenworth, WA

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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 closed west of town, however, because the fire jumped the highway. It is unknown when it will reopen.

UPDATE: Highway 2 is scheduled to reopen Sunday night, July 27, at 8:00 PM with a pilot car. A big thank you to all the firefighters for all their work.

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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Accidental Bavarian is intended to help you find things to do, places to eat, things to see and overnight accommodations in Leavenworth, Washington. You'll find our tips and recommendations and what's currently happening in our home away from home. Read more >>

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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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29 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 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

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

Down River Guided Paddle Boarding
July 30, 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 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

Karaoke
July 30, 2014

Time: 9:00 PM
Location: 815 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


The best karaoke, sound proofed with a professional acoustic sound. Come sing alongside our host Stephan McDaniels.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 888-0231
theloftinltown@hotmail.com

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market
July 31, 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

The Distance
July 31, 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

Sound Of Music
July 31, 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

Ohme Gardens Summer Concert Series
August 1, 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

Sound Of Music
August 1, 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

Karaoke
August 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 PM
Location: 815 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


The best karaoke, sound proofed with a professional acoustic sound. Come sing alongside our host Stephan McDaniels.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 888-0231
theloftinltown@hotmail.com

Leavenworth Lions Club Community Breakfast
August 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 AM
Location: P.O.Box 113
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $6, $3 children 4-10; Free under age 4 & military


Enjoy breakfast in Lions Club Park with family & friends. Have fun while the Lions Club prepares your breakfast with eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee & milk.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-4084
lions.leavenworth.wa@gmail.com

Cascade Makers Market
August 2, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 10461 Stemm Road
Peshastin, WA 98847


An open-air public market featuring hand-made and hand-picked goods with heirloom potential and cascade mountain character, created and curated by local artisans.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-4196
christina@smallwoodsharvest.com

Plain Valley Farmers Market
August 2, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 18636 Beaver Valley Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Local farmers sell fresh fruit & vegetables at the Plain Hardware patio. Meet local farmers & families.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 763-3836
info@plainhardware.com

Ol' Blue Tractor Tours
August 2, 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

The Drowsy Chaperone
August 2, 2014

Time: 2:00 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

Firefighter Benefit Concert
August 2, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 15361 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: Donations accepted


Danny Vernon, the Northwest's premier Elvis Impersonator will be performing a benefit concert for our firefighters. All proceeds will go directly to our local Chelan County District #9 for all of their continued hard work on the Chiwaukum Creek fire. Dust off your blue suede shoes and bring your lawn chairs for what is sure to be a rockin' good time!

Go to event website >>>
(509) 763-2267
59erdiner@gmail.com

Fiddler on the Roof
August 2, 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

Cascade Makers Market
August 3, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 10461 Stemm Road
Peshastin, WA 98847


An open-air public market featuring hand-made and hand-picked goods with heirloom potential and cascade mountain character, created and curated by local artisans.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-4196
christina@smallwoodsharvest.com

Ol' Blue Tractor Tours
August 3, 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

Leavenworth Ice Cream Social
August 3, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lions Club Park
PO Box 411
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Free ice cream. Bouncy houses. Crazy sunglasses contest.

Go to event website >>>
(509) 548-6393
Larrymeyer1@nwi.net

Art in the Garden - for kids
August 5, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee
11734 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Cost: $6


Ages: 6-12 years old
Join artist April Richardson for Handmade Paper with Flower Seeds

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

Art Tuesdays in the Garden
August 5, 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

Sound Of Music
August 5, 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

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