Community Celebrations

Chewelah, Washington

2014  July (10*) 11, 12, 13
Chataqua ~ the place to be seen in 2014!
Celebrating our 41st Year! 
* Thursday, July 10th, is Chewelah Day with limited food and craft vendors.

Plan Your Chataqua Visit - Dates & Times of All Activities
(Click Here)

       Chataqua – one of the oldest and longest running festivals in eastern Washington – swells Chewelah’s population to from 40,000 to 60,000 people or more the second full weekend of July (see schedule below.)  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!

       The festival officially opens** on Friday and ends on Sunday evening. 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.

If you have any questions about this event please email: or call (509) 935-8991.

CenterStage Schedule (click here to view the 2014 CenterStage entertainment schedule)

Chataqua Brochure (click here to view the 2014 Chataqua Brochure)

Chataqua Poster (click here to view the 2014 Chataqua Poster)

Chataqua Park Map (click here to view the 2014 Park Map - additional numbers will be added as new
vendors are added to the list - not on this copy of the map)

Children's Pavilion (click here to view the 2014 Children's Art Pavilion schedule)

Plan Your Chataqua Visit! Click Here to see a list of dates & times for all activities!

NO ANIMALS are allowed on the Chataqua City Park grounds by city ordinance (except service animals with proof of permit.)

Do you want to advertise in the Chataqua Edition?  
   Contact The Independent at 509-935-8422 or

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! 

Having a hard time finding a place to stay while attending Chataqua?

Camp at our on-site RV and tent area (spaces are limited and assigned first-come, first-served.) Call the Camp Host for availability. Camp Host during Chataqua: Christian at 509-690-2037.

Camp (RV) for a $50 donation at the Lutheran Church along the creek.  Call Denise Davis at 509-935-4887 to reserve a spot.

Stay at one of the motels and RV sites along Highway 395/Park Street or stay at a bed-and-breakfast (click HERE to see a list.) Remember, Chataqua in Chewelah is a very popular destination spot so room availability is limited.  

Or, if you like an adventure, check out Chewelah Peak Learning Center for a great place to stay.  Sleep in one of their beautiful dorms or stay in your own RV in one of the mountaintop RV Spaces - all only 9 miles from Chewelah!   Call early for reservations.  Leave a message at 509-935-7400 and a staff member will return your call.  

Click (RVs, Motels & Bed-&-Breakfasts) to see a list of potential places to stay the night while attending Chataqua.