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Parade season has begun! »

April 24, 2016

Next up – Apple Blossom in Wenatchee!

Showing our Leavenworth pride in 2015

Showing our Leavenworth pride in 2015

The Grand parade is Saturday, May 7. So put on your trachten and join us at the fun local event. The parade begins at 11 a.m. beginning at the Apple Bowl just off of Miller.

Other upcoming parades:

May 14 – Leavenworth Maifest

May 21 – Spokane Lilac Festival

May 28 – Westminster Hyak – Vancouver, BC

June 4 – Portland Starlight Parade

June 18 – Marysville Strawberry Festival

June 25 – Cashmere Founders’ Day

July 16 – Olympia’s Capitol Lakefair

July 23 – Seattle’s Seafair

August 6 – Peach Fair – Penticton, BC

August 14 – Omak Stampede

September 24 – Leavenworth’s Autumn Leaf Festival

Photo by Heidi Swaboda
Carol Forhan chosen as 2016 Royal Lady of the Autumn Leaves. See Royal Lady Page for her story

One of the Oldest Festivals in Washington State

Founded in 1964 Leavenworth’s Autumn Leaf Festival celebrates the turning colors of the Autumn Leaves. It is the villages original festival. Together with the City of Leavenworth’s decision to adopt the Bavarian theme, the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival was instrumental in turning the town into a thriving tourist destination from a dying logging and railroad town. Today the Autumn Leaf Festival Association (ALFA) participates in parades and festival across the northwest as a founding member of the Northwest Hosting Association. ALFA’s participation in those other festivals has resulted in tiny Leavenworth’s festival becoming one of the premier events around the Northwest. For more information on the history and traditions of the Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival visit our About ALFA page.

Our Mission

The Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Association promotes tourism and goodwill for Leavenworth and the Upper Wenatchee River Valley through participation in community parades and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Working in harmony with the Royal Bavarians, Projekt Bayern, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Leavenworth. ALFA supports sustainability of our local economy through its uniquely personal promotion of our community.

Regular Monthly Meetings

2nd Thursday of the Month 6:00 p.m.
280 Hwy 2, Leavenworth
Join us!