In 1922, someone in Wenatchee came up with a greatidea to promote the apple industry and to celebrate unity, spring and thecommunity—creating the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.
It was a one-day event.
A few years later, in 1922, there were 250 floats andan estimated 100,000 people in attendance.
This year the party started on April 25 with the fun,food and excitement, and the fun continues through May 5 with more than 40events planned, celebrating the spring apple blossoms, arts and crafts, gemshows, great variety of food, and entertainment. Events take place throughout thetown at various location all over Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.
“The festival is such a success and this yearsince we’re celebrating 100 years, and we are gathering as many of the pastroyalty that we can find,” Darci Christoferson, the festival director for thepast 25 years said. “We have 165 former royalty members coming back fromFlorida, California, Arizona — from 1968 to 2018. It amazing that we have everyyear represented, except for 2001.”
The festival openedThursday with the annual Chief for a Day celebration, displays of local lawenforcement hardware, and the Memorial Park Food Fair.
You can download the Apple Blossom app to guide you through the fun or checkout the events here. Just be sure to attend some of the happenings at the partythat never stops!
Washington StateApple Blossom Festival—April 25-May 5
24thAnnual Apple Blossom Golf Tournament—May 2 at the Highlander Golf Course
Festival Ball—May 3— celebrate the festival with live music, dinner, and a nohost bar at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
Apple BlossomArts & Crafts Fair—May 3 through May 5 at Memorial Park
Tour de BloomStage Race—May 3 through May 5
59thAnnual Downtown Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast—May 4 at Triangle Park & PioneerMiddle School
28thAnnual Apple Blossom Run—May 4 at Apple Bowl/Triangle Park
Classy ChassisParade & Car Show—May 4 in East Wenatchee
Apple Blossom FlyFun—May 4 & 5
Stemilt GrowersGrand Parade—11 a.m. May 4
For moreinformation about the events, download the app!