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Meaning "swift water" in the Kittitas Indian tongue, Cle Elum aptly describes the Cle Elum River, which tumbles down from Lake Cle Elum, 8 miles to the northeast.

In the 1880s, coal was discovered in the area and Cle Elum gained a sawmill, a school and a stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Coal mining in Cle Elum ended in 1963, when the last coal mine closed and the area's most important industry became logging.

The town is known as the entrance to both theWenatchee National Forest and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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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.
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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.
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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!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.