A Whole New View - Birding By Water!


Enjoy some recreation while birding in Leavenworth!

Explore the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek from the water craft of your choice - we have it all!

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Kayaks and Birds
 Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Spend time birding in style with Leavenworth Outdoor Center as they outfit you with everything you need on one of three kayak adventures! It's a whole new way to see Leavenworth and the birds who call the river home! 


Birding by Raft                                  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Float with professional guides from Osprey Rafting and birder / naturalist guides and experience approximately 4 miles of gentle waters of Icicle Creek and the Wenatchee River. 

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Paddle Boards and Birds                      Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Enjoy majestic views of Icicle Ridge and Tumwater Mountain as you paddle down this slow, meandering river. Leavenworth Outdoor Center will lead the way, wetsuits included – whether it’s your first time or you’re a pro – a birding guide from Wenatchee River Institute will complete your trip. 

Birds Inspire music, painting, and the written word...

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Bird Fest is excited to host such an incredible number of opportunities for you to experience bird inspired art! Leavenworth is home to an amazing art community eager to share unique experiences painting, writing poetry, enjoying music or simply strolling through a gallery. Bird Fest weekend has what you are looking for. 

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Bird Fest Art Exhibit

“Pacific Northwest Birds and Their Habitats” is a visual celebration of the beauty of birds and the talents of local area artists. The show runs April 27–May 20 at Snowy Owl Theater. 

You are invited to the exhibit reception on May 17th from 5-7pm at Snowy Owl Theater.  Come by the gallery anytime throughout the weekend. Art is available for purchase.

For more information...

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Art Classes with Catharine Gill

Renowned artist Catharine Gill will guide students in mix media sketching and watercolor, both outside and in the studio. She is teaching 2 courses, lunch included.

Explore nature and art and create a masterpiece.

Register here...

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Sip and Paint

Start the weekend off right with a relaxing and fun night to learn to paint your own step by step painting alongside your friends. All supplies provided, no experience necessary!

Local wine by the glass will be available for purchase. Aprons will be provided but clothing for painting in is suggested.

May 17th from 6 - 8pm at the Barn!

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Flirting with Air: Writing poems about birds...

Compile all of your musings from this incredible weekend on paper with local poets Derek Sheffield and Cynthia Neely. Also,  enjoy readings from nature inspired poets including David Sibley's, Bright Wings

Sunday, May 20th at 10am

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Song Bird Concert

The Marlin Handbell Ringers and Friends Celebrate Community and Spring in a Bird Fest tradition! Enjoy the talent and artistry of these beloved local performers at Snowy Owl Theater. Come early to browse the Bird Fest Art show! 

Friday, May 18th | 7pm | Snowy Owl Theater

No Registration Necessary