Known for its stunning landscapes and fun outdoor adventures, the Pacific Northwest is at its best during the fall. The weather is cool, the foliage is fantastic, and the summer crowds are gone, making autumn the perfect time to get out and explore this pacific paradise. From fall fun events to seasonal outdoor tours, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the autumn season across the area. Here are the best fall activities and virtual events in the Pacific Northwest!
Like any self-respecting German town, Leavenworth celebrates the autumn season with good food and better beer. During the fall, head to the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market any Thursday from 4-7 to browse vendors full of locally-grown produce, arts and crafts, local brews, and more. Best of all, it’s just minutes from Bavarian Mountain Suite, your lavish downtown condo rental!
Fall is a great time to visit Whistler for several reasons. One of the best is the chance to view the area’s famous black bears and cubs in their natural habitat on a guided Bear Viewing Tour! Explore the wilderness and get up close and personal with the resident bears as they forage for the winter season – from the safety of a rugged 4X4 vehicle, of course! You’ll be just steps from the Olympic Plaza in our Tyndall Stone #206, a private downtown condo with sweeping views of Rainbow Mountain.
There’s no better time to soak in Victoria’s year-round foliage than during the fall. A trip to Beacon Hill Park during autumn finds its 200 acres awash in glorious hues of yellow, orange, red, and gold. Stroll along the water beneath orange-tinged willows or find a bench to admire the park’s many Japanese Maples bursting with crimson leaves. You can even walk to the park from your Beacon Hill View Condo, a spacious and sunny rental in the heart of downtown Victoria!
While fall is hardly peak beach season, it’s a popular time to visit Cannon Beach thanks to the Stormy Weather Arts Festival. This annual event celebrates the area’s vibrant cultural scene by packing as much live music and local artists into the weekend as possible. Stroll through the charming downtown streets as you take in live demonstrations, jamming sets from local musicians, and even a fun fashion show. You’ll be just steps from the event’s Coaster Theatre Playhouse at Cozy Cottage, a charming rental boasting coastal style and ultimate convenience!
San Juan Island
During the fall, San Juan Island comes alive with fantastic foliage and plenty of fun fall events to celebrate the harvest season. To get a real taste of the island’s fall flair, stop by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art to view their seasonal exhibitions. Fall 2020’s exhibition is “SPACE, MUSES, etc.”, a curious collection of works by Samuel Stubblefield.
Don’t miss these virtual events for 2020, then put the 2021 versions on your agenda to return for next year!
Date: September 24-October 4, 2020
Screening more than 100 films in over eight venues, the Port Townsend Film Fest is “a film lover’s block party celebrating great films and filmmakers.” The festival attracts industry professionals and film buffs alike, culminating in a big screen event like you’ve never seen! This year’s program is fully virtual, allowing you to scope out the best new and noteworthy films without ever leaving your jammies.
Date: September 23, 2020
This fun workshop hosted by The Mountaineers is led by Alex Maier, an experienced documentary filmmaker and long-distance hiker. In an interactive seminar, you’ll learn practical ways to document your hiking experiences by exploring the best tools and tips in the business for adventure filming. It’s a perfect lesson for new and noted Pacific Northwest adventurers!