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Summer fun heating up in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH - There is plenty to keep visitors entertained throughout the month of August in Leavenworth. There are high octane musicals, fresh produce, wine tastings and festivals to enjoy this month. Musicals Throughout the month Leavenworth's Icicle Resort is staging three musicals. They include "Footloose," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and "The Sound of Music." Show dates and times vary throughout the month of August. They can be found at leavenworthsummertheater.org. Ticket prices are $14, $25 and $30 depending on the seating at the Ski Hill Amphitheater. Farmers market The Leavenworth community farmers market takes place each Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lions Club Park. Fresh, affordable vegetables, fruits, hot food items, crafts and music are certain to grab the attention of visitors. Art show Village Art in the Park will be featured at Front Street Park Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18. Visitors can stroll through the outdoor show, featuring amateur and professional artwork. The event is a fundraiser, sponsored by a non-profit group that is dedicated to providing scholarships for art education. Festivals The 12th annual Leavenworth Wine Tasting Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at Smallwood's Harvest, located at 10461 Stemm Rd near Peshastin. The event brings people together for the purpose of sampling Washington wines. There will be live entertainment paired with wines from local and regional wineries. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at cascadefarmlands.com. A commemorative wine glass and 12 tokens for wine tasting are included in the ticket price. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. A free shuttle will take visitors to and from downtown Leavenworth between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The festivities will take place from noon to 6 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 18, playwrights will be provided the space, time and support they need to develop new plays alongside professional actors and seasoned directors. That's because the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is hosting the Icicle Creek Theater Festival, giving playwrights an opportunity to present their work to a live audience. Visitors can enjoy the two featured plays at a cost of $12 for one play, $20 for both plays. The plays will be "The Private Sector" by Cory Finley and "A Perfect Robot" by Sarah Saltwick. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, will be the Wild and Scenic Musical Festival at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. The weekend will be filled with barn dances, live music, food, wine and beer. On Friday, the cost to attend will be $10 at the door. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Saturday the gates open at noon. The cost is $30 per person. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for free. All proceeds from the event benefit the Wild & Scenic Institute. For more information about any of these events, visit www.leavenworth.org.

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