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Thick stands of Western red cedar covering the Skagit River valley first attracted logging interest to Sedro - from the Spanish word cedro meaning "cedar" - in the late 1800's. Prospectors soon followed, on their way to the Mount Baker region during the gold rush. After developing into the head of navigation on the Skagit River, Sedro merged with the town of Woolley, a junction for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroads.

Fertile farmlands have replaced the valley's dense forests, although logging remains important to the community.

Sedro-Woolley is in Skagit County, east of Burlington on Highway 20, the North Cascades Highway.

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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.
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!
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.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.