One of the best things about the Wenatchee River Valley is the four distinct seasons. Everyone seems to have their favorite season in Leavenworth, but each really has their own charms, attractions and activities.Leavenworth in spring is a great setting for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or for your company retreat or meeting. During the months of March, April and most of May, you’ll have a pretty easy time finding a great place to stay. There are hotel specials available throughout the season. Spring is a good time to enjoy the Bavarian-style mountain village without the crowds that you’ll find in the other three seasons.
Beginning in May you’ll find beautifully bedecked flowering baskets and boxes throughout the village. There’s an escalating competition amongst the business owners and visitors to town reap the benefits as the flowers grow more beautiful with each year.
For the always changing spring weather, dress in light layers. Check out our Weather page and click on the 10-day forecast in the Weather.com link to see if rain gear might be necessary. We usually find the weather in May to be bright and sunny. Keep in mind that Leavenworth is located on the “dry side” of the mountains and is at only 1200′ in elevation so is more temperate than other mountain villages that you might have visited. On the Weather page there are also several live webcam feeds so you can see for yourself what the weather is like in Leavenworth.
Some of our favorite places, festivals and activities in the Leavenworth area in Spring:
April is now the time for Leavenworth’s newest festival A Taste of Spring. It’s a month-long culinary event, kicking off the first weekend in April with a pear-centric food crawl, offering delicious taste of local Leavenworth favorites. Be sure you stop in at Schocolat on Front Street for a delicious hand-made pear-brandy chocolate. It’s one of Mitzi’s favorites. You can get pear balsamic vinegar at the Oil & Vinegar Cellar, too. All month restaurants throughout town will feature pears on the menu and have food and wine pairings to delight your taste buds.
April will have the Leavenworth International Film Festival. From their website, “Showcasing the best recent independent short films with an focus on outdoor recreation.” This is a fantastic way to get in on a new and fun festival right in our own backyard.Leavenworth Ale-Fest. “Beer tasting with brews from 20 micro breweries, popular Northwest bands, delicious foods” benefiting the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.
Visit an orchard in bloom in the Leavenworth area: The Wenatchee Valley is home to countless fruit orchards. Check out our Fruit and Produce page for links to local farms, produce stands and farm organizations like the Cascade Farmlands Association.
Throughout the spring months you’ll find wine and spirits tastings, community events, classes and activities for all ages. See our Events calendar for more to see and do. Events and activities are added as the information becomes available. A couple of other resources for events and activities are Leavenworth.org and Icicle.tv
For more on springtime in Leavenworth you might also enjoy A Taste of Bavarian Spring