The year is just flying by. If you blink you might miss something! Out here in Leavenworth, May is a major month for our Bavarian town in Washington. May in Leavenworth is best known for the annual Maifest, but don’t miss out on all the other great stuff going on around town.

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Before we get into the almighty Maifest, there’s a fun festival going on May 5-6. If you consider yourself an outdoors man or woman, then Rock Fest is absolutely for you. This is Washington’s Largest Rock Climbing Festival and it’s not to be missed. Purchase tickets here.

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A bit of history on our beloved Maifest. Maifest is a German tradition dating back to the 10th century when the villagers would gather to celebrate the arrival of Spring. They celebrated by planting flowers, playing music and games, and raising a “maipole” in the local square. The pole is then decorated with sausages, cakes, flowers, and ribbons. Villagers believed that dancing around it would bring good luck and wealth to the village. Maifest is happening from May 11 – May 13. We invite you to book a room with us at Obertal Inn and celebrate your Mom and the beautiful season of Spring in Leavenworth! See the entire Maifest 2018 Schedule so you can plan your days accordingly.

We love art. Do you? If your answer was Yes, then we think you’ll love Village Art in the Park. Happening on May 11 (9am-6pm) Leavenworth’s Outdoor Village Art Show is sponsored by local non-profit organizations dedicated to providing scholarships for art education, using a venue that supports amateur and professional artists.

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Later on this month, Central Washington is having their Bird Festival and it’s far from a regular Bird Fest. The Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest (May 17-20). Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events, and FREE family activities for all ages in Leavenworth, Washington and throughout Wenatchee River Valley! If you plan on attending this event, Make sure and stay with Obertal Inn where we can give you recommendations on everything else going on in Leavenworth. A special Family Discovery Day is happening also, on the May 19th at the Barn Beach Reserve. So, come bird with us and discover the natural beauty of central Washington.

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Attention All Thrill Seekers: On May 26 Red Bull will have their World Champion Pump Track Qualifier. You can register here to race and stay up to date with news from around the world.

Close out the month with Chef Fest! This is the most important fundraiser of the year for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, tickets sales for Chef Fest 2018 will open soon. This year promises more opportunities to delight your taste-buds while supporting the arts.