Looking for something fun to do? We have a few suggestions for this weekend and beyond:
Full Apple Blossom Festival schedule is here: appleblossom.org/festival-calendar/
Here are a few festival highlights:
- The Apple Blossom Grand Parade is Saturday.
- Leave the kids with a sitter and head out to Blossoms and Brews at Memorial Park.
- The carnival has moved to the Town Toyota Center parking lot this year.
You still have time to catch “Young Frankenstein” at the Numerica PAC.
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway is running this Saturday and Sunday.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers bring their comedy and juggling act to the Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth on Saturday.
The third annual Rugrat Nation 3 on 3 basketball tournament comes to Pybus on Saturday. For kids in grads K-3.
On Sunday, stroll through the Pybus concourse and check out local artists’ work during the always popular Art Lovers Sunday event.
Leavenworth’s Maifest is May 13-14.
Touch a Truck is back at the Town Toyota Center on May 13.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market returns for the season next Saturday, May 13, at Pybus Public Market. (The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market returns June 8)
Merriment is celebrating its third anniversary next Saturday, May 13.
Stage Kids presents Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” May 18-21 at the Numerica PAC.
The Wenatchee Valley YMCA is offering FREE community swim lessons to 500 children and 25 teens and adults, May 22-26 at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center.
Catholic Family and Child Service hosts several play-and-learn events each week for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. The Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group meets Wednesdays at the First Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Thursdays at the Wenatchee Public Library at 10 a.m., and Fridays at the Hope Center at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The play sessions are free and no registration is required. For more information call 664-7350 ext. 3093.
The Wenatchee Mother-Baby Support Group at the Wenatchee Public Library meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. (And now there’s a Toddler Group, too! The toddler group meets Mondays at noon at the library. This play-time focuses on movement, exploration, and learning to play together. It’s also a time for parents to visit, connect, and find ongoing support.)
Indoor Park Play Time at Apple Valley Gymnastics, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays.
For kids 6 and younger, head to the play gym at Sport Gymnastics, open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Story times at the Wenatchee Public Library. (Preschool Story Time: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Bilingual Story Time: Mondays at 6 p.m..; Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Baby/Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.; NEW Family Story Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m.)
You’ll find a hands-on children’s activity and craft room upstairs at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Kids and their grown-ups get in free and it’s open during regular museum hours.
The Wenatchee Valley Mall Kids Club gets together for adventures the third Saturday of every month.
Bring the whole family out for RunWenatchee’s club run/walks on the Loop Trail every Thursday evening. (Club run check-ins recently moved to Pybus.)
For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com
(Wenatchee World file photo/Don Seabrook. Children produce bubbles on the Washington State Apple Blossom grand parade route in 2015.)