Spring Sensations Festival in Leavenworth, WA

Spring Sensations Festival
In Leavenworth

You've probably heard Leavenworth, Washington described as a "Festival Town." There are over 20 separate festivals throughout the year, celebrating the arts, culture and folklife.

Leavenworth is introducing a new Festival: Taste of Spring. Taste of Spring is the kick-off for the April long event: Spring Sensations—Celebrating Spring in Leavenworth.

Also on that day there will be a juried cook-off for all ages featuring sweet and savory dishes created with pears, live entertainment and an International Marketplace.

The Taste of Spring is only the beginning. The village is celebrating spring throughout the month of April with Spring Sensations. Find sweet and savory pear dishes served as specials in many local restaurants. There are pear themed dinners, cider and wine tastings, and gourmet specialty food products. Through the month of April find yummy items like pear scones, pear-infused white balsamic vinegar, pear brandy truffles, pear chutney, pear sorbetto, and pear saltwater taffy.

On the savory side, you'll discover dishes like pear and walnut salad, cheese fondue with pears, and blackened steak with bleu cheese and pears. For more dining options see our Eat page. There you'll find links to restaurants, cafes and gourmet shops throughout Leavenworth. Check out the restaurant, shops and wineries pear specials closer to the event.

Spring Sensations Festival
In Leavenworth

During Spring Sensations several innkeepers are offering lodging specials. These range from discounted lodging packages to pear specialty dishes in their gourmet breakfasts. Several are also featuring pear gourmet dinners with special wine "pearings." One bed and breakfast is even offering cooking classes using pears. Check out the lodging specials page for full details and links to the hotels and inns with special offers. For more lodging options see our Stay page.

Along with Spring Sensations there are special events happening throughout the month of April. There are wine-makers dinners, Leavenworth Ale Fest, SpringFest at Stevens Pass, concerts, beer and cheese tastings, Easter Egg hunts, a community fair, and the Leavenworth Choral Fest.

April is a great time to visit Leavenworth, Washington and celebrate a Sensational Spring!


Spring Sensations
2012 Schedule

April 1 Terra Blanca Wine Dinner at Sleeping Lady - 6 pm
April 7 CFFA Egg Hunt at Smallwood's Farms
April 8 Lion's Club Easter Egg Hunt
April 10 Icicle Brewing Co. - Pear, Cheese and Beer "Pear"ing
April 13,14 The Starbirds in Concert - RiverHaus in the Pines - 7pm
April 14 Leavenworth Choral Festival - groups from the Pacific Northwest play for your enjoyment
April 15 Springfest at Stevens Pass - contests and crowd favorites Pond Skim and Chuck-a-Duck!
April 17 Winemakers Dinner: Icicle Ridge Winery & JJ Hills Fresh Grill
April 21 Leavenworth Ale Fest "Ale of a Party"- Microbrew tasting and music
April 21 Brazilian Night Concert - Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Canyon Wren Recital Hall - 7:30 pm
April 22 Earth Day Community Fair, Lion's Club Park
April 28 Icicle Creek Piano Trio & Friends Showcase: Spring Serenade, Canyon Wren Recital Hall - 7:30pm


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