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Established over a hundred years ago, when it was found to yield a wealth of coal, Black Diamond still yields millions of tons of coal. Coal mining began in the area in the 1880's and a few years later the town was named for the Black Diamond Coal Company of California. Coal production continues to this day, with more coal anticipated than ever.

Located 35 miles southeast of Seattle, the town of Black Diamond is located near many parks and recreation areas, including the Green River Gorge Conservation Area, the Covington-Sawyer Wilderness, Flaming Geyser Recreation Area and the Kanaskat/Palmer Recreation Area. Black Diamond is also located nearby Mount Rainier National Park. Black Diamond is part of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area.


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12/11 Coming to The area
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!