Chataqua ~ Rockin' All Weekend With You!
2017 July (13*)14 – 16, 2016
Celebrating our 44th Year!
Chataqua in Chewelah is one of the oldest and longest running festivals in eastern Washington – it swells Chewelah’s population to from 40,000 to 60,000 people or more the second full weekend of July (see schedule below.) The festival officially opens** on Friday and ends on Sunday evening. The fun-filled activities are designed to please every member of the family; young and old alike. Come and enjoy everything from carnival rides to a parade, food and merriment, free stage entertainment, sports and shopping…just to name a few!
* Thursday, July 13th, is Chewelah Day with limited food and craft vendors
Beautiful Park Festival
Chewelah City Park is a beautiful venue filled with tasty and affordable food booths with picnic area, talented art and craft vendors, exciting carnival rides, talented entertainers, and a comfortable beer garden, centrally located in the shade next to the creek. People get together to visit with new and old friends, enjoy a bite or a cool beverage, listen to or watch the free CenterStage entertainment, or shop till they drop! Buy handcrafted arts & crafts from the artists who actually make them; observe some of the artists creating their masterpieces and chat with them about their work.
Parents enjoy working with their children on projects at the Children’s Pavilion, hosted by Chewelah’s Arts Guild. People smile and laugh while they tap their toes, dance on the lawn, or sit in the shade while they enjoy the talented entertainer at the free CenterStage open-air theatre in the park. Looking for sports? Enjoy activities at the Chewelah Golf & Country Club, run in the Chataqua Fun Run, watch or play a base ball tournament, or participate in one of the other many community events.
Chataqua’s Center Stage hosts a variety of entertaining groups from around the Northwest during the festival. The stage is filled with entertainment venues throughout the day and evenings of Chataqua. Check the Entertainment Schedule for your favorite group or to make sure you don’t miss new entertainment. If you would like to be considered for inclusion please visit our Entertainer’s Registration page to submit your promo package. If you have never been to one of the Chataqua stage shows – now is definitely the time to begin. Don’t forget the beer garden and food court are right next to the Center Stage.
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Every year you will find a different assortment of artists, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, designers, and creative crafts persons from all parts of the Northwest. Chataqua is proud of the many vendors who return each year with excellent quality products and services. It is a great place to Christmas or Birthday shop for unique and beautiful art products. Many visitors come to buy from their favorite vendors each year.
If you are interested in making application for inclusion in the Chataqua Arts and Crafts show visit the Vendor Information page. Locations fill early so get your registration in as soon as possible.
Join us for a truly unique shopping and viewing experience. Visit with the artists and watch vendor’s in action as they create on location.
If you just can’t wait to walk around the food court and try to decide what great and delicious treat you will choose . . . well that means you have been to the Chataqua Food Court before. Huckleberry ice cream, homemade lemonade, ribs, stir fry, buffalo burgers, cotton candy, kettle corn . . . well the list goes on and on. Visit for lunch, snacking or dinner before the Center Stage show. You won’t be disappointed – there is something for everyone.
If you are a food vendor interested in obtaining a location please visit our Vendor Information page for registration materials and contact information.
Everyone loves a parade and the Chataqua Parade never fails to please! Bands, floats, horses and cars bring the Chataqua crowd in every year. Time to see the award winning Chewelah Float and Cheer on the local bands. The parade winds through town from the park to Main Street and back to the park. Get your lawn chairs and join us for the fun.
If you would like to participate in the parade visit our Related Events page for registration and waiver information. We welcome groups and displays to join us for the fun.
Chataqua Golf Tournament
Golfers from throughout the Inland Northwest vie for nifty prizes on the 27 hole Chewelah Golf & Country Club course on Saturday and Sunday. Pre-registration is required, download the application here. Call Pro Jason Pitt (509) 935-6807 to sign up.
Little League Tournament
Entry Fee: $300
Registration & Fee need to be received by June 22.
Chataqua Fun Run
The Fun Run courses and application can be viewed and printed. Click Here to get the form.
Saturday July 15th from 7am to Noon, at the Chewelah Civic Center the Rebekahs host the Chataqua Breakfast serving biscuits & sausage gravy, ham, and scrambled eggs.
The Cowboy Breakfast is on Sunday July 16th from 7am to Noon, at the Chewelah Civic Center, serving pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs.
If you have any questions about this event please email: email@example.com or call (509) 935-8991.
Future Chataqua Festival Dates
Friday (official opening) – Saturday – Sunday
July 10 – 12, 2015
July 8 – 10, 2016
July 14 – 16, 2017
July 13 – 15, 2018
July 12 – 14, 2019
July 10 – 12, 2020
(Thursday** – Family Day)
** Chewelah Family Day is held the Thursday before the official Chataqua opening – local families enjoy an evening of food, fun and entertainment!
Plan your Chataqua visit here with event schedules, accommodations, and travel information.
NO ANIMALS (with the exception of certified service animals) are allowed in the Park Grounds by city ordinance.