The Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show returns to the Apple Blossom Festival for its 24th year. Line up along Grant Road and Valley Mall Parkway at 6:30 p.m. May 1 for classic car pageantry.
This year, Apple Blossom festivities have expanded to downtown. The May 2 "Celebrate Downtown," on Wenatchee Avenue between Orondo Avenue and Second Street, will include sidewalk sales, door prizes, drawings, outdoor restaurant seating, live music and a festive atmosphere for grand parade-goers and after-parade strollers and shoppers.
Feeling bored with what's on TV? Then head over to Memorial Park to catch a live show at the AT&T Entertainment stage. Local (and some out-of-town) talent will perform throughout the Apple Blossom Festival.
The 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival royal court, from left to right, is Princess Rebecca Higgins, Queen Katherine Safar and Princess Breanna Allstot. The royal court will debut the festival's main float during the May 2 Stemilt Grand Parade.
Hungry? Then make your way over to the food fair at Memorial Park, where there are a variety of vendors who will satisfy all of your cravings. The food fair opens Thursday and will continue daily throughout the festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., although some vendors may stay open later.
When Bob Brody was named Apple Citizen of the Year in March, he was so surprised you could have knocked him over with a feather. "I still can't believe it," he says. "I had no idea this was going to happen."