Blueberry Hills Farms
1315 Washington St, Manson
8 acres of u-pick berries & scratch country cooking!
From burgers to blintzes, waffles, scratch soups, hand cut fries, salads & pie to stuff yer face!
The Vogue…A Liquid Lounge
117 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
We are a full service coffee/wine bar in the heart of downtown featuring Tully’s coffee and many of the regional wineries. Free Wi-Fi service & live music on weekends (no cover charge)
Bear Foods Market/Golden Florins Café
509-682-5535 | 800-842-8049
E Woodin Ave, Chelan
Natural foods; organic produce, herbs, spices, healthy snacks, body care, supplements. Café serves espresso, fruit juice, soup, sandwiches and smoothies.
Campbell’s House Café & 2nd Floor Pub & Veranda
104 W Woodin Ave, Chelan
Elegant food and local wines are served in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. Open seven days a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Stop by the 2nd Floor Pub and Veranda for great food, a friendly atmosphere and a variety of specialty beverages. Now open daily for lunch, dinner and cocktails!
323 W Manson Hwy, Chelan
Serving customers since 1957! Overlooking the lake featuring Washington’s best fries and an extensive menu including light items.
Apple Cup Café
804 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
A well known Chelan Landmark known for Family Dining with Fast and Friendly Service. Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner 7 days a week, breakfast served all day. Adult dining available in our beautiful fireside lounge.
Local Myth Pizza
122 S Emerson St, Chelan
Down a side street, away from the mainstream. Actually, just where we want to be. Love to have you try our pie, our local wines, a pint. Always ''Live,'' never pre-recorded.
Company Creek Pizza
502 W Manson Hwy, Chelan
Chelan's best pizza place. Lots of room for parties. Enjoy pizza, pasta, chicken, and burgers.
509-682-9787 or 509-687-3345
246 W Manson HWY 150, Chelan
50 Wapato Way, Manson
PERFECT combinations,FLAVORFUL sauces, SUPERIOR cheese blends, FRESHEST ingredients, on a tasty crust. Select beer and Valley wines. Extended menu for all taste buds. From our family to your family.
113 S Emerson St, Chelan
Andante is an Italian-style restaurant. Enjoy fantastic food with classy ambiance, serving dinner late. Enjoy a huge variety of fine wines, local & otherwise, as well as a full bar. Bringing a little bit of Italy to downtown Chelan.
114 N Emerson St, Chelan
Tasty food and drinks from north and south of the border made with fresh ingredients and presented with style. We offer a fun atmosphereand friendly service that's perfect for groups large and small.
246 W Manson Hwy, Chelan
A Family Mexican Restaurant open daily 11 am - 10 pm serving complimentary chips & salsa with meal. Lunch specials Mon - Fri 11 am - 3 pm. Full service bar specializing in 10 different marguerites.
Latte Da Coffee Stop Café
303 E Wapato Ave, Chelan
Deli style cafe - breakfast, pastries, lunch, home-made desserts & soups. Espresso drinks, smoothies, & Italian soda's. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week.
J.R.’s Bar & Grill
116 W Woodin Ave, Chelan
229 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
Lake Chelan's hot new American Fusion Restaurant serving an amazing menu, fresh juice cocktails and an awesome atmosphere. Stop light corner downtown Chelan.
138 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
Marcela's Cocina Mexicana
119 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
Wally Peterson Memorial Snowmobile Drag Races-
Martin Luther King Weekend
Mill Bay Casino in Manson.
Seventeen different classes race for trophy & cash prizes starting at 10 am.
Contact Brett La Mar 509-687-9595
Lake Chelan Winterfest- Fire & Ice at the Lake
Martin Luther King Weekend
A host of activities in the snow! Snow sulpting, Polar Bear Splash, Torchlight Parade, Bon Fire, Fireworks, Snowmobile Drag Races, Chili Cook Off, Snowman Building Contest, and more!
Lion's Crab Feed
First Saturday of February
An all you can eat Crab Feed with fresh cracked crab, coleslaw, baked beans, garlic bread & potato salad. All will be prepared and served by Lion's Club members & volunteers 6pm - 9pm at the Eagles Hall in downtown Chelan. Proceeds go toward the Helen Kellar Sight & Hearing Foundation, Washington State locals in need of a cornea transplant, and the Community Scholarship fund benefiting Chelan & Manson High School students.
Contact Jerry Bragg at 509-682-1303.
Red, Wine and Chocolate
Valentine's & President's Weekend
All Lake Chelan wineries will be open for this event, most open between 11am and 6pm. Each winery will present different types of chocolates to accompany their current Red Wine releases. Visitors to the wineris will be able to taste these combinations and learn what a delicious pairing red wine and chocolate can be.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick's Parade 4 Dogs & Kids
A Saturday near St. Patrick's Day
Calling all Dogs, every pooch and hound! This is a great chance for your child to be in a parade! Please bring children, dogs, etc. and wear green! Dress up your dog, ordogs and try your hand at bringing home the "TOP DOG" Award! In downtown Chelan starting at 12pm.
For more information contact Kelly's Ace Hardware at 509-682-2815
Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday before Easter
At Don Morse Park in Chelan, hosted by the Eagle's & Lion's with a shot gun start at 12 noon, 509-682-2021.
Also held at Singleton Park in Manson hosted by the Manson Business Association 509-687-3111.
Earth Day Celebration (Fair & Flea Market)
Saturday closest to Earth Day
At Riverwalk Park, hosted by Community Service Workgroup Objective: Education on recycling, solar energy composting, energy saving and clean water.
Cinco de Mayo
First Sunday in May
At Riverwalk Park. Celebration for Hispanics in our community. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle Puebla. Mariachi and bands, Mexican Food Vendors and Polkloric Dancers. Announcement and crowning of princess & queen.
Manson Apple Blossom
Second Thursday through Sunday of May
At various locations. Hosted by Manson Apple Blossom Festival as a fund-raiser for Manson Royalty. Royal Pageant, Nostalgia Night, Edible Apple Contest, Fun-Run, Kiwanis Breakfast, Quilt Show, Parade, Craft & Food Fair, Chicken Noodle Dinner, Student Art Show, Car & Harley Show, Rock & Mineral Show and more to come!
Kid Day Fishing Party
A great fun day for families at the Lake Chelan Golf Course Pond. Open to kids ages 1 to 14. Two fish limit with prizes. Bring fishing gear. Free admission.
Chelan Memorial Parade
Thursday before Memorial Day
Downtown Chelan, honoring police officers and soldiers who lost their life in the line of duty. The Chamber leads the parade route with the official Chelan Valley Memorial Parade Banner donated by Postive Signs. Entries include a grand marshal, member of Wa State Concerns of Police Survivors, Mayor Jat Witherbee, Chelan County Sheriffs Department, VFW Post 6853, Tomb of the Unknown, Chelan County Fire Department, and many more.
Wally Peterson Memorial Fly-In
First Sarturday of June
Chelan Airport 8am - dusk. Fly-in, pancake breakfast, lunch, displayed classics, antique aircrafts. Invited aircraft warbirds, Miss Veedol and all types welcome to fly-in and display. Free door prize tickets.
Contact Will at 509-682-4109
The first weekend in June
Located in beautiful downtown Chelan. Cruise, Show-N-Shine, Poker Runs, Poker Walks, Children's Activities, Community Stage, Entertainment featuring Rock-N-Roll, and much more. A separate area is available with food, beer, and local wines. Registration cost is $20.
For more information, please contact Jaye Payne 509-682-3503
Chelan Century Challenge
Second Saturday of June
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Chelan. A rigorous and and scenic 100 mile bike ride with proceeds benefiting youth enrichment programs locally and internationally. A second ride is the Family Ride and Boat Cruise- 18 miles along Lake Chelan shores includes lunch in Manson and a ride across to the State Park on the classic Dean Martin Yacht, Innamorata. Join us for a salmon barbecue to celebrate the finishers at Riverwalk Park.
www.centuryride.com or 509-670-0044
Lake Chelan Motorcycle Rally
The second weekend
Mill Bay Casino presents the 5th Annual Motorcycle Rally. Admission is $20 & can of food includes camping, motorcycle rodeo, live music, motorcycle show, beard, mustache, and tattoo contest, midnight theatre, and M/C parking in the rally grounds. Benefits go toward the Food Bank.
Lake Chelan Street Fair
Last full weekend of June
Hosted by the Historic Downtown Association. Friday 12pm-10pm, Saturday 10am- 10pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm at Riverwalk Park. Enjoy three exciting days at Lake Chelan with over 40 arts & craft vendors, 10 food booths, kid's activites, and live entertainment.
Chelan XC Classic
Last weekend of June
This event is on of the nations top events of the summer season. Hang glider pilots come from all over the United States and the World to attend this event. Pilots choose either a straight line, out and return or triangle course. Pilots launch from the world renown Chelan Butte approximately 10am, wheather permitting.
Manson Bay Fireworks Show
Fourth of July
View the fireworks show aboard the Lady II boarding 8pm, departing promptly 8:30pm, returning approx. 11:30pm. Tickets $9 person, under 2 free, available at the Lake Chelan Boat Company. Space is limited to 250 people, pre-purchase suggested.
Fun-in-the-Sun, Lake Chelan Poker Run
Second Saturday and Sunday of July
The Lake Chelan Poker Run is teaming up with the Lake Chelan Boating Club to promote safety and awareness of boating on Lake Chelan. Enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Chelan! Come see the biggest and baddest from Fountain, Outerlimits, Nordic, Baja, Formula, Eliminator, Velocity and more.
Chelan Family Fest
Second Saturday of July
Free fun with carnival booths, face paiting, prizes for all, games, affordable food, music and more. Just one block from downtown Chelan at Riverwalk Park 10am - 3pm.
Lake Chelan Bach Fest
Two weeks in July
Bach Fest is a 10-day festival featuring the music of Bach and select composers - noon concerts Monday thru Friday of festival along with three main stage concerts held in various venues such as Riverwalk Pavilion and Chelan High School Performing Arts Center.
Lake Chelan PRCA Rodeo
Fourth weekend in July
Featuring all seven traditional events, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. In addtion, a local open team roping section, kid's chicken race, and rodeo entertainment acts are featured. Rodeo begins at 8pm both nights.
"Summer Wine & Food Gala"
Last Saturday of July
Presented by Columbia Cascade Winery Assoc. at the Nationally Acclaimed "Ohme Gardens". While your explore the gardens you will find the wineries & restaurants beautifully placed amongst the everchanging backdrop of the gardens. $75 a person, $125 a couple.
MidSummer Nite Cruise
Second Saturday of August
Meet at the Lady of the Lake landing 7:30pm. Lady II departs at 8pm and returns at 10pm. Must be 21 years of age. Hors d' oeuvres and no-host beer/wine bar. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple, available by calling 509-663-3907. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.
Riverwalk Fine Arts
Third weekend in August
The 19th Annual Riverwalk Fine Arts Show is designed to showcase the beauty of fine art within the natural aesthetics of Lake Chelan's Riverwalk Park. This show will be open to all artists doing original work in the 'mediums' of painting, print-making, photography, sculture, sketching, and portrait work. No commercial nor craft items are allowed at this festival. Join us Saturday 9am - 7:30pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm just one block from the heart of downtown Chelan.Rotary Salmon BBQ
Third Saturday of August in conjunction with the Rotary Salmon Dinner
Hosted by St. Andrews Episcopal Church 12-8pm. Pie $2.50 per slice, with ice cream $.50 extra. Ice Cream $.50. Ice tea and lemonade will be available. Live entertainment 4:30-7:30pm in the courtyard.
Annual Pie Social
Third Daturday of August in conjunction with the Rotary Salmon Dinner
Hosted by St. Andrews Episcopal Church 12-8pm. Pie $2.50 per slice, with ice cream $.50 extra. Ice cream $.50. Ice tea and lemonade will be available. Live entertainment 4:30-7pm in the courtyard.
Third weekend of August
Sponsored by Lake Chelan Recreation Association at Don Morse Park. Each team consists of 3 or 4 players, 8 years of age or older. Register at City Park.
Contact John Walcker at 509-682-2582.
RiverDaze Family Festival
Saturday & Sunday of Labor Day
Sat. 10am - 7pm/Sun. 10am - 6pm. Arts and Crafts Show held in Riverwalk Park with the artwork being hand crafted by the artist. Take the family on a train ride through Riverwalk Park with Dr. Wayne. Let the kids play at the mini-carnival in Riverwalk Park. Join us for lunch or dinner for a variety of food items in the food court. For the adults, on Sat. from 12-8pm join us in the wine & beer garden.
Fall in Lake Chelan Car Show & Cruise Weekend
Second weekend of September
Car lovers are invited to five card tours (poker run), parking on Woodin Ave, bridge dance, wine tasting tour, show & shine, downtown walk-about, & general cruising the hwy/byways.
Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta
Second weekend of September
Two days of regatta fun, dancing on the bridge, free camping at the Jones farm, a sailing event with a focus on fun for everyone no matter what skill level you are at.
Guild "B" Home Tour
Fourth Saturday of September
Noon - 5pm Tour of Beautiul Chelan and Manson area homes. Proceeds to benefit surgical equipment.
Contact Mary Couchee at 509-682-8431
Lake Chelan Hydrofest
Last full weekend in September
Located at Don Morse Park City Park. Watche the limited hydrplane races starting at 11am and enjoy the beer garden at Don Morse City Park.
Contact John Walcker at 509-682-2582.
R/C Unlimited Gold Cup - 1/8 Scale Hydroplane Race
Last weekend of September
Join us at Riverwalk Park in Chelan to watch 35-45 of the fastest 1/8 scale unlimited hydroplanes from all over the northwest compete in the last of 14 races for the year.
Contact Chet at 754-2227 ext.223
Cider and Donut Days
Watch cider making, see the donut robot in action, live music, espresso, and raffles.
schedule will be posted on www.orondociderworks.com.
Crush at the Wineries
First two weekends in October
IT'S HARVEST TIME! Lake Chelan Crush share in the excitement as the Lake Chelan Wine Growers present their Crush Festival. Each Local winery offers its own celebratory events including live music, food, barrel tasting, grape stomping, winery tours and more!
Saturday closest to Halloween
A safe environment to bring elementary aged children. Dress up and come on down with your kids to enjoy a fun night of Halloween prizes, treats, and activities starting at 6:30pm at the Community Gym.
Women's Halloween Fly'n
Weekend closest to Halloween
This is a traditional fun event. Wear your costume, bring your potluck creation, and think about creating a flying display in the spirit of the famous St. Hilaire festival....Prizes for best costume, best food, best flying costume, best flying 'contraption' and more.
Contact Marilyn Raines at 509-682-2251
Trick or Treat in Downtown Chelan
Chelan Business Association hosts the annual trick or treat downtown Chelan dress up from 5pm - 7pm. Get hot cocoa from the Fire Station.
Harvest Dinner - Silent Auction
A Saturday in November
The Lake Chelan United Methodist Church hosts their annual Harvest celebration with a silent auction ending this night before dinner.
Contact Jenni at 509-682-2479
Veteran's Day Parade
The Chelan VFW Post 6853 is sponsoring the 4th Annual Veteran's Day parade at 11 am in downtown Chelan. All veterans are invited to meet at the corner of Sanders.
Contact The Chelan VFW Post 6853 at 509-682-4755.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving is a time to come together as a community and give thanks. Everyone is welcome to join us for a 'FREE' Thanksgiving Dinner at the Apple Cup Cafe, 11am - 2pm.
Contact Lee at 509-682-2933
Early Bird Holiday Celebration
Friday after Thanksgiving
As in years past, you can expect a line at the door when businesses in downtown open at 7am sharp. The hot deals won't be unveiled until just before the sale. Last year's hot items were sold out by 10 am, so get in early!
Saturday after Thanksgiving
Unique handcrafts - specialty items, jewelry, candles, jams & jellies, birdhouses, ornaments of many kinds, woven rugs , stained glass, and much more at the Manson's Grange Hall, 9am - 5pm.
Contact Heidi 509-687-3355.
"Lake Chelan Photos"
Sometimes we have to leave Chelan and are homesick. Or, we just don't get out of the house enough. Or, we just like pictures! *
Send your favorite photos of Chelan to:
We will keep changing the pictures that we publish so you will always have a good idea of what is happening in our fair city (tell us if we can print your name along with the photograph).
*Lake Chelan is one of the prettiest places on earth. It changes everyday. Lots of things go on here, more than we realize. Got the picture?
The Infamous Falling Cow Sign
The First Big Snowfall
Lake Chelan is a four season resort community.
Regardless of when you choose to come there is a wide selection of activities to entertain anyone in your group. From touring the upper reaches of Lake Chelan to snowmobiling the backcountry above the lake. There is something for everyone!
Driving From Seattle--
Via Snoqualmie/Blewett -- Average 3hours: Off of I-5 head east over I-90, take 2nd exit for Cle Elum to Wenatchee. Head north on Hwy 97 to Hwy 2, go east. Off of Hwy 2 take exit for East Wenatchee / Spokane. After driving through lighted intersection take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt Approx183 miles. Click here for current pass conditions.
Via Steven Pass -- Average 3hours: From Everett head East on Hwy 2. Off of Hwy 2 take exit for East Wenatchee / Spokane. After driving through lighted intersection take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt Approx. 186 miles. Click here for current pass conditions.
Driving From Spokane--
Via Pine Canyon -- Average 3 hours : On Hwy 2 head West to Hwy 97. Continue North on Hwy 97, take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 comes right onto Woodin Avenue into downtown Chelan. Approx. 173 miles
Via McNeil Canyon -- Average 2 1/2 hours: On Hwy 2 head West to Coulee City. Continue West to Hwy 17. Drive North on Hwy 17 to Hwy 172. Drive through Mansfield. Following signs to Lake Chelan continue down McNeil Canyon to Beebe Bridge Park. Taking a right on Hwy 97 cross Beebe Bridge. Take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over the Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 comes right onto Woodin Avenue in to downtown Chelan. Approx. 153 miles
Driving the North Cascades Highway--
Average 4 1/2 hours: From Burlington take exit for Highway 20 off of Interstate 5. Continue East on Highway 20 to Winthrop. Head South on Highway 153. Continue South on Highway 97 take exit for Chelan onto Highway 7Alt. Approx. 191 miles. This highway is open spring through fall, closed during the winter: pass report number 1-800-695-7623
Driving From Portland, OR--
Via Interstate 5 -- Average 5 1/2 hours: Head North on Interstate 5. Refer to the above "Driving Time From Seattle" for the two routes off of Interstate 5.
Via Highway 97 -- Head North on Interstate 5. Take exit for Highway 14 heading east. Continue to North Highway 97. Continue North on Highway 97. Off of Hwy 2 take exit for East Wenatchee/Spokane. After driving through lig
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