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N O R T H W E S T
Colorado
An unusual race takes place May
26-28 in Durango, as cyclists gather for
20-to-50-mile road races. The highlight
of the event is the Iron Horse and Bicy-
cle Race, in which cyclists race a steam
locomotive from downtown Durango to
Silverton. Call (303) 247-0312 for more
information.
Bunches of burros will be raced dur-
ing Cripple Creek's Donkey Days, June,
23 and 24. For more information, call
(303) 689-2502.
June 29 through uly 4 offers the
largest Fourth of July rodeo celebration
in the country. Greeley, Colorado, is
the place. Call (303) 352-3566.
Wyoming
One of the most exciting and popular
of the myriad race events in the region
- the Pole, Peddle, Paddle - a combi-
nation ski, bicycle and kayak race, an-
nually attracts thouands of spectators
and hundreds of competitors. April 7th
or 14th depending on weather. Informa-
tion for this event can be found at (307)
733-3316.
Oregon
May 19-20 will be the Tygh Valley All
Indian Rodeo. The Northwest Cham-
pionship will be held in The Dalles,
and the number for information is (503)
483-2238 or (503) 296-2231.
Utah
On May 10, the Golden Spike Anniver-
sary is celebrated in northern Utah at
Promontory Point. There is a reenact-
ment of the joining of two coasts by the
early railroad. Call (801) 471-2209.
Salt Lake City features a Scottish
Festival with athletic Highland games.
The traditional music, dancing and cos-
tumes will take place sometime in June.
In the spring you can find the exact
date by calling (801) 322-4815.
Idaho
In a geographic triangle between
Spokane, Washington, Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, and Priest Lake, Idaho, is the
Priest Lake Memorial Day Spring Fes-
tival and Flotilla. The ceremony decks
out boats as floats, and the floating
parade cruises the lake towns, where
the local people have their own celeb-
rations. For more information call the
Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce at
(208) 443-2049.
The National Old Time Fiddler's Con-
test has been rated by the American
Bus Association as one of the top at-
tractions in the country. Call (208)
549-0452 to find out the fiddlin' times
in Weiser.
Washington
China 7000 will be a unique exhibit of
7,000 years of Chinese innovation. The
summer-long living fair will have Re-
public of China nationals demonstrat-
ing Chinse innovations such as the first
wood-frame buildings, the first movable
type, the first silk embroidery, and
other hands-on demonstrations of early

Chinese technology. This will be the
only exhibit of its kind in the western
US, and will run from March 1I to August
31 at the Pacific Science Center, in the
Seattle Center. Call (206) 625-9333 for
more information.
Michael Thirkill
S O U T H W E S T
Nevada
Carson Valley Days, Minden &
Gardnerville, first week in June. A nos-
talgic look at a once roaring, semi-
industrial area where the Comstock
Lode yielded $500,000,000 in silver and
gold. For details, call (702) 782-2172.
New Mexico
Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, June
24-26. 200 artisans- exhibit their crafts
at the 32nd annual (and largest)
arts & crafts fair in Sew Mexico. Call
the State Fairgrounds at (505) 884-9043.
11th annual El Rancho de los Golan-
drinas Spring Festival, Santa Fe, April
30-May 1. Traditional Spanish colonial
crafts with lots of color and atmos-
phere. Ideal for sketching and photog-
raphy. For further information, call
(505) 471-2661.
26th Annual Rio Grande Water Fiesta,
Pilar, May 8. Seventy-five canoe/kayak
experts perform an aquatic version of a
Chinese fire drill. Slalom and marathon
races along 10 miles of white-water
chaos are featured in this test of en-
durance.
Arizona
Old Tucson, west of the city. A stage
built in 1939 for the movie Arizona and
since used in over 100 movies and TV

Almost a visual cliche, the Golden Gate
bridge in San Francisco isstill one of the
prettiest reasons to visit this California
city.
productions and who knows how many
miles of home movies. Call the Arizona
Office of Tourism for more information.
(602) 255-3618.
"Wild Bunch & Vigilantes,"
Tombstone, every Sunday. Mainstreet
closed for photo-taking of this
reenactment of the O.K. Corral shoot-
out. (602) 457-2211.
California
Pacific Crest Trail, Shasta-Cascade
area. A hiking patch that will eventually
link Canada with Mexico meanders
through this region.
Twenty-thousand-year-old lava flow,
Owens Valley. Excellent for black-
and-white photography. Leave the six-
pack at the bottom, as this climb re-
quires the precision and agility of a
mountain goat. Call BLM's resource
area at (619) 446-4526.
San Diego, mecca of Animals for the
Performing Arts. Three major animal at-
tractions (the world-famous San Diego
Zoo, Sea World with its penguins, and
the Wild Animal Park) will give the ol
camera a real workout. Call (619) 239-
9696 for recorded visitor information.
Texas
San Antonio River, San Antonio -
people watcher's paradise. A boat ride
through the central city offers a particu-
larly festive view of this culturally
oriented city. Don't forget the Alamo!
Call Visitor Information Center toll free
- (800) 531-5700.
Doug Eicholtz

M I D W E S T
Illinois
The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park,
last week of June through August. The
summer home of the Chicago Sym-
phony offers a wide variety of pop, jazz,
and dance over the course of its sea-
son. For more information, call (312)
782-9696.
Fort de Chartres Rendezvous, Prairie
du Rocher, first weekend in June. This
Early American festval features a Fife
and Drum Corps competition and
people speaking French. Je vous voir,
non?
Inuit Art Exhibit, March 3-May 27,
Field Museum of Natural History,
Chicago. Wood, bone, antler, fur, and
grass objet d'art from the Bering Sea Es-
kimos cover the technological adapta-
tion of the people. Info: (312) 922-9410.
Wisconsin
The Great Wisconsin Dells Balloon
Rally, Wisconsin Dells, June 1-3. They'll
be blowing a lot of hot air in the skies
over central Wisconsin, as up to 100
balloon enthusiasts take to the air. For
the stick-in-the-muds on the ground,
beer will be available, just like always.
Summerfest, Milwaukee, tune 28-
July 8. This lakefront extravaganza is the
prototype for all others, and remains
the best blast for your buck. Top name
rock, pop, and jazz performers have ap-
peared here in the past. For informa-
tion call (414) 273-2680
Minnesota
Danish Day, Wabash Park, Min-
neapolis, June 3. Hot Danish! Every day
is Svensday at this lower Scandinavian
folk test. Food, dancing, and colorful
costumes highlight a fun day. Info:
(612) 297-3879.
Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, June
16. This traditional marathon race be-
gins at Twin Harbors and winds its way
along the lakeshore to Grandma's Sa-
loon and Deli. For info, call (612) 729-
3800.
Minnesota Finlandia Ski Marathon,
March 3-4, Bemidji. The longest and
the only two-day cross-country
marathon in the Great American Ski
Chase will start under the shadow of
the legendary Paul Bunyon and Babe,
the Blue Ox. Info: (218) 751-0041.
Iowa
Drake Relays, last weekend in April,
Drake University, Des Moines. A major
track and field event. Info: (515) 271-
2102.
The Grant Wood Art Festival, second
Sunday in June, Stone City. Stone City
and Animosa honor their famous native
American painting son with art, music,
dance, and a Grant Wood Country tour,
featuring the house made famous in
American Gothic."
Richard Levinson
S O U T H E A S T
Florida
Scottish Highland Games and Festivals:
Dunedin in late March, Jacksonville in
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