There’s no better time to be in Leavenworth, WA than the fall! With the changing leaves and the wide variety of autumn-themed activities, there’s never a shortage of things to do in our Bavarian-inspired village this time of year. While you’re planning your fall getaway, you won’t want to leave the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival from your list of things to do. This annual event is Leavenworth’s oldest festival and one of the most highly-anticipated celebrations of the year. Here is everything you need to know about the Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth, WA and how to get the most out of your visit.
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More About the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival
The Autumn Leaf Festival celebrates both the changing of the leaves in Leavenworth and promotes tourism for the village and the Upper Wenatchee River Valley. It also improves the local economy through its uniquely personal promotion of our community.
The festival is known to have played an integral role in transforming Leavenworth from a dying railroad town into a one-of-a-kind vacation destination. Today, the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Association participates in parades and festival across the northwest as a founding member of the Northwest Hosting Association.
What to Expect at the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival 2018
This September 29th-30th, the streets of Downtown Leavenworth will come alive with festive music, food, and plenty of fall-themed fun for visitors and locals alike. The Grand Parade is the festival’s main event and features spectacular floats, the Grand Marshall riding on a stagecoach, Bavarian dancers, and more. Be sure to grab a spot beside the street before the parade starts! Here are even more exciting events and activities at the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival that you won’t want to miss.
- The Royal Lady Display
- Inflatables and Rock Climbing
- Kiddie Parade
- Food Booths
- Drill Team Competition
- Rose Planting
- Live Music
- Car Show
More Leavenworth Fall Events That You’ll Love
The Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival is just the beginning of all the fun-filled events in our one-of-a-kind destination. Here are even more autumn celebrations that we’re sure you won’t want to skip.
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest is one of the largest Bavarian events in the nation and the best in the Northwest! Visitors from all over the country flock to our village September-October to indulge in traditional festivities, fantastic food, and of course, lots and lots of beer.
Wenatchee River Salmon Festival
Set in the pristine mountains of Leavenworth, the Salmon Festival is an outdoor adventure you won’t want to miss. During the event, you’ll enjoy interactive exhibits, music, art, and witness a cultural exchange between Native Americans in their own village.
Leavenworth Wine Walk
Over 20 tasting rooms will be participating in this fall’s Leavenworth Wine Walk! Stroll through the downtown area and taste of the region’s finest wines, snack on specialty cheeses, and enter for the chance to win prizes.
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