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Kettle Falls, Washington

Located in beautiful Northeast Washington state, adjacent to Lake Roosevelt, the largest lake in Washington, this area offers visitors and residents alike an abundance of outdoor activities.  Whether you enjoy fine fishing, hunting, camping, boating, golf or just taking it easy and exploring the many historic sites in the area, Kettle Falls has something for everyone.  Just 30 miles from Canada with its abundance of great golf courses and ski resorts and 80 miles from Spokane on Highway 395, Kettle Falls is easy to find and easy to get to. 

Web site: www.kettle-falls.com

Major Events and Festivals

June

Town & Country Days

Held on a weekend in early June. Entertainment, food and craft booths, 7K "Grumpy Grouch Fun Run," "Slam Jam" 3-on-3 basketball tournament, parade, ALA sanctioned logging events, free kids games, car show, beer garden and the final frenzy of ballot stuffing for the "Grouch" election.

Washington Governor's Cup Walleye Tourney

Fourth weekend in June.  Held on Lake Roosevelt. This is a two person team event and it's limited to 150 teams. Cash awards are presented on the basis of aggregate weight of fish per team. The Governors of all states are invited to participate or send a representative team and the one-of-a-kind traveling Governors Cup is awarded to the Governor of the state placing highest among these representative teams. This is a highly popular event and teams from all over the country participate, but our local fishermen seem to do pretty well.

July

Annual Summer Party

Celebrate Summer with live music, entertainment, and local arts and crafts. Food is available for purchase, or bring a picnic. China Bend Winery, http://www.chinabend.com/index.htm

Lake Roosevelt Sailboat Regatta
Early July. Multiple races held in the mornings, depending on the winds.  All boats are handicapped based on the past performance of the class. No racing experience is necessary!  The regatta is designed for the beginning sailor with an emphasis on gaining skills and promoting the sport of sailboat racing. For information call Don Worley at 509.738.2606.

Paddle Days

Held in mid-July. Free lessons in canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, rowing, sailing, snorkeling, and a kiddie pool for toddlers (with their parents). This is your chance to try all of these different activities for free!  The National Park service has life vests , but bring your own if you have one, as the supply is limited. Bring sunscreen and water to drink. The Eagles will be there with their hamburger stand so that you can buy food. Rain or shine, there is no rain date. 

For more information call 509.738.4744, ext. 115.

Rock Cut Blues Festival

Held in mid-July.  Visit www.rockcutblues.com for more information.

Lake Roosevelt Summertime Music Fest

Held in late July in Marcus Town Park. This is a free family event that starts at noon and goes to midnight.

August

Annual Garlic Faire

The gourmet wine and food event where "Garlic is King!" Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and an abundance of gourmet garlic foods and treats.

China Bend Winery, www.chinabend.com

 

October

Marcus Cider Festival

Held in early October. This is a community festival that hosts around 1,000 visitors annually. The Festival enjoys a relaxed, homespun atmosphere with a parade, pancake feed, music, food, arts and crafts and, our claim to fame, Fresh Apple Cider. The portable, one of a kind rival to any "Rube Goldberg" invention, cider press, responsible for the producing the delectable cider elixir, is in itself, entertaining to watch.

November

Noveau Wine Fest

Two big weekends of fun! Join China Bend in celebrating the first new wine of the 2009 harvest. Live music, hors d'ouvres, and a great opportunity to stock up on Holiday wines and foods. China Cend Winery, www.chinabend.com

December

Lady Lions Craft Fair

First weekend in December. The Kettle Falls Lady Lions, a community service organization established in 1951, conducts this fund raiser each year, with arts and crafts from many local and other artisans, at the local middle school. This fair helps them to fund community projects such as the Vietnam Memorial at the library, the annual Easter egg hunt, and many other projects for the community. The Craft Fair is always well received and is a great way to get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

Kettle Falls Christmas Activites

Santa comes to town in a big way. Riding through town on the back of a fire engine. Santa brings treats to a multitude of excited children, while our local high school carolers offer their renditions of our favorites Christmas Carols. Judging for the Kettle Falls Sites of Lights Christmas decorating contest is finalized, with cash prizes awarded to the best residential and commercial lighting display.

Attractions

Kettle Falls Historical Center/People of the Falls Interpretive Center

For thousands of years, Native Americans came to Kettle Falls on the Columbia River to fish for salmon. This center explains and celebrates the lives and culture of local people. 509.738.6964

Woodland Productions

Presents quality plays and concerts, produced and directed by local people. In addition, the theater is available for rent by organizations and groups wishing to further the arts in this rural area. For more information, call 509.738.6626 or visit www.WoodlandProductions.org.

Recreation

Lake Roosevelt

Located a few miles from Kettle Falls.  Perfect lake for boating, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, camping and more! www.nps.gov/laro.