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Celebrate Dad, Dogs, and Onions with a Walla Walla Getaway

June 05, 2017

This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll really enjoy – a beautiful Washington state getaway right in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. Book your stay for Father’s Day weekend and you’ll be just in time to honor the state’s official vegetable at the 33rd Annual Sweet Onion Festival, beginning Saturday, June 17. Challenge Dad’s competitive spirit by entering him in the 5K Funion Runion - register online at

The entire family will enjoy the Best in Show Dog Show. On June 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Balboa Winery will host a dog day afternoon, with the proceeds to benefit the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Additional events include a celebration of Walla Walla Wine, with a focus on Syrah. Vintage pours, winemaker dinners, and tastings will be available throughout at various venues. We recommend making reservations soon to experience other local and regional events and attractions. For information on reservations and special getaway packages, visit us at:, or call us at (866) 826-9422.