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Every year, several festivals and events are held in the Grand Coulee Dam Area, most of them sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. Find out more about these exciting events below!

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Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge
Try your hand at catching walleye, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout during this two-day tournament held at Coulee Playland Resort on Banks Lake. Prizes awarded! Held annually in April. Learn more...

  Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge photos

This festival is a hometown favorite and draws people from the Grand Coulee Dam Area and the surrounding towns as well. It is a popular event for former residents of the area to return to year after year. Activities for the weekend include carnival rides, a prize button raffle drawing, Pro-West Rodeos, a parade down Main Street, a 5K Color Run, and a festival area at North Dam Park with food, arts, and crafts. Held annually on Mother's Day weekend. Learn more...
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  Colorama photos

Koulee Kids Fest
Koulee Kids Fest offers a passport for fun that will keep parents and kids entertained for hours, plus offer a chance to win some really great prizes. Events include catching fish, touring a fire truck, riding a pedal boat, playing disc golf, geocaching, and more. Koulee Kids Fest is held annually on Father's Day weekend.
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  Koulee Kids Fest photos
June through September  
Saturday Market in the Park
Market in the Park, held weekly on Saturdays at Banks Lake Park, is a local marketplace for local producers of agricultural products, food, and handmade crafts. Learn more...

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Festival of America
This festival, held in the park beneath the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center, features two festive days of food, arts, and crafts, plus live music, followed by the laser light show. Immediately following the laser light show on July 4, visitors are treated to a one-of-a-kind fireworks show launched from the top of the dam. Learn more...
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  Fourth of July festival
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival in the scenic Grand Coulee Dam Area is a special event featuring a Pacific Northwest BBQ Association-sanctioned barbecue competition, a motorcycle poker run, kids activities and crafts, food booths, arts & crafts vendors, and beer garden. Come join in the fun! Held annually on the third weekend in September. Learn more...

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Plus, you can even come run the 5K, 10K, or half marathon and Run the Dam!
Run the Dam
Harvest Festival photos

Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction 
This annual fundraising event kicks off the holiday season by showcasing and sampling superb wines and beer to complement hearty appetizers, a rousing live auction, and mingling with good friends. Other evening fun includes a silent auction, door prizes, raffles, and games.  Tickets go on sale in early November. Event held annually on the first Saturday in December. Learn more...

  Vintners and Brewers

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