Spring Into Fun! Events Happening in Lake Chelan [2023]

by | Apr 14, 2023 | Events


Spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time to start planning for  all the fun outdoor events in the picturesque Lake Chelan Valley! Whether you live in Lake Chelan or are just visiting this beautiful area, don’t miss out on all the great activities over the next few months!

Be sure to book your stay at Mountain View Lodge and Resort because this is one spring season you won’t want to miss! To help with your vacation itinerary during your visit, here’s a list of upcoming spring 2023 events happening in Lake Chelan.

Hooked on Manson Fishing Derby – April 22, 2023

A fisherman's hands holding a fishing pole

Grab your fishing pole and tackle boxes because the Manson Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Hooked on Manson Trout Fishing Derby on Wapato Lake, April 22 at 5am! This derby is open to youth and adults with three age categories, including up to 8 years old, 9-16 years old, and 17+! 

All Anglers will compete for three place prizes by catching and reeling in three of the largest fish. Each fish will be judged by weight to determine what place each angler gets. This year’s grand prize is a 4-day pass at Slidewaters Water Park!


  • Registration Opens: 5am at the Wapato Lake Boat Launch – 153 E Wapato Lake Rd. Manson, WA 98831
  • Derby Fishing Starts: 6am 
  • Registrations: Closes at 10am
  • Weight In: You will have until 12pm to bring in up to 3 fish for a cumulative weight in.
  • Award Presentations: 1pm – You must be present to win 

Good luck!

Girlies Getaway – April 28 – 30, 2023

Girlies Getaway 2023

Get ready for a unique experience designed to elevate your girlies getaway to Lake Chelan. 

Girlies Getaway is a multi-day experience with exclusive offers on local shopping, wine + dining specials, and curated events that connect you with women you’d love to meet. 

Get away, connect, laugh, love, and indulge. You deserve it! This year’s gonna be the best year yet with more events, daytime shuttle transportation, live music, and so much more!

✅ What you get with your ticket:

Girlies get 15% off of their stay when they book with Mountain View Lodge & Resort for the weekend, so be sure to include us in your fun! (Discount code sent with purchase of Girlies Getaway ticket)

The Lake Chelan Pickleball Tournament in Manson – April 28 – 30

Pickle balls and pickleball rackets for the Lake Chelan pickleball tournament

If it’s a sports event you’re looking for during your vacation in Lake Chelan, we have the perfect event for you!

While your significant other is busy with the Girlies Getaway, have yourself some fun at the Lake Chelan Pickleball Tournament, happening at Harmony Meadows – Tennis and Events Center – 4848 Green Avenue Manson, Washington 98831 United States.

This all-ages event will surely get your adrenaline pumping as everyone competes to make the podium.

More event details and registration can be found here!


  • Friday, 4/28 – Women’s Doubles / Men’s Singles
  • Saturday, 4/29 – Mixed Doubles
  • Sunday, 4/30 – Men’s Doubles / Women’s Singles

Tiki Thursday in April at Sunset Manson

Tiki Thursday at Sunset Manson in Lake Chelan

Looking for a great way to spend your Thursday evenings? Head over to Sunset Manson for Tiki Thursdays from 4pm – 9pm where they have tiki drinks from the bar and a full menu of teriyaki classics from the kitchen to get you in the island spirit — happening all April long!

Apple Blossom Festival

Apple blossoms blossoming during spring 2023 in lake Chelan

One of the best parts about spring in Lake Chelan is witnessing everything in bloom, including the apple trees. The locals love it so much that this will be the 103rd year of celebrating the new bloom during the Apple Blossom Festival!

Mark your calendars for May 12th & 13th and join us in Lake Chelan for a picture-perfect event that is sure to take your breath away!

Live Music

Live band playing during spring 2023 in Lake Chelan

Feeling the music? Whether you’re a singer or musician, or just enjoy listening to live tunes, there are plenty of opportunities this April and May to get your fill. From classical symphony performances, high-energy jazz, and rock all set in stunning venues – immersing yourself in beautiful sounds is easier than ever in the Lake Chelan Valley. 

Head over to one of these venues and enjoy some great live tunes:

4/15 Live Music – Owen Barnhart @ Chelan Ridge Winery

4/16 Live Music – Mel Peterson @ Chelan Ridge Winery

4/20 Live Music with Owen Barnhart @ Tipsy Canyon Winery

4/22 Live Music – Owen Barnhart @ Chelan Ridge Winery

4/22 Live Music with Just Plain Darin @ Skagit Cellars

4/23 Live Music – The Skiffs @ Chelan Ridge Winery

4/27 Live Music with Jeff Mclaren @ Tipsy Canyon Winery

4/29 Live Music – Mike Bills @ Chelan Ridge Winery

4/30 Live Music – Big Sax Daddy @ Chelan Ridge Winery

5/4 Live Music: Nic Allen @ Tipsy Canyon Winery

5/11 Live Music: Curtis Moore @ Tipsy Canyon Winery

Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival

Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival

Can’t get enough music? Have we got the perfect event for you and the entire family to enjoy in May! Get ready for the ultimate four-day pairing of great wines and fantastic music during the 2023 Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival!

From May 18 – 21st you can experience the most unique music festival of its kind, featuring a wide range of jazz genres, including funk, R&B, Latin jazz, vocalists, and traditional jazz styles. Twenty bands play at 13 wineries and venues around the Lake Chelan Wine Valley with 50 performances in all!

Passes are on sale now, so don’t skip a beat and spring into the Lake Chelan Wine Valley for this amazing experience!

Smoke on the Water All-Class Car Show

Smoke on the Water Car show during spring in Lake Chelan

Calling all car enthusiasts – get ready for your dreams to come true during the Manson Smoke on The Water All Class Car Show on May 19th & 20th!

The streets of Manson will soon be filled with an array of classic, luxury, and exotic vehicles. With something for everyone – from vintage horsepower aficionados to tuning enthusiasts hoping to show off their custom paint jobs – this year’s event is sure to fulfill your love for cars.

If you’d like to showcase your car during the show, you may register here!


Things kick off with a pre-registration party starting at 3PM Friday afternoon at WineGirl Wines in Manson! Enjoy great wines, beer, cigars, a fire pit, and live  music!

Then on Saturday, the line up of vehicles begins with classics, hot rods, trucks, rat rods and more! All to help support the scholarship programs of the Manson Chamber of Commerce for students in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Spring into The Lodge

People enjoying the spring weather

If you’re looking for the perfect mountain town spot to spend your spring vacation, reserve your stay at the Lodge and be in the heart of all the fun! PLUS, don’t forget to bring your swimwear because the pool is opening back up at The Lodge on April 21st.

Be sure to look at the deals and specials we currently offer and check us out on Facebook and Instagram. We’re always posting about the fantastic things happening around Lake Chelan all year long!