From fine dining to casual meals by the lake, stylish home décor and furniture shops to family-owned clothing stores and art galleries, the Lake Chelan area has something for everyone. Rediscover the pure pleasure of shopping and dining away from large busy cities.

Lake Chelan is no stranger to the arts, either. Every month, no matter what the season, there are a host of special events from which to choose. Here's a sampling of some of the Valley's most popular:

In the winter, head to "Winterfest-Fire & Ice on the Lake," for snow sculpting, the famed polar bear splash, fireworks, and the Torchlight Parade. "Red Wine and Chocolates" features different types of chocolate coupled with red wines from around the Valley. "The Spring Barrel Tasting," invites participants to tour wineries and taste wines right from the barrel. "Chelan Nouveau" is a weeklong event pairing young regional wines with Lake Chelan area restaurants.

In the spring/summer months, "The Riverwalk Pavilion Concert Series," features fresh and exciting concert headline acts amid beautiful surroundings. At "The Lake Chelan PRCA Rodeo" the best cowboys test their skills on bucking horses and bulls. Catch a performance of "Summer Theatre in Chelan." Every First Friday, April through December, shoppers are offered discounts, hors d' oeuvres, entertainment, and a chance to win prizes through special store drawings.

In the autumn, the "Fall in Lake Chelan" event is a carlovers dream, with antique roadsters and old-time luxury vehicles. At "Crush at the Wineries" you can share in the excitement of the vibrant and rapidly growing Lake Chelan wine tourism scene. Get a look inside the area's premier homes during the area's "Fall Home Tour". On Halloween, go trick or treating in downtown Chelan, and stop by the fire station for a cup of hot cocoa, a Chelan tradition.