Held annually, Traveler Days in Union is an arts-focused community celebration at its best. The name itself is refers to a natural phenomenon witnessed every spring—the figure of a traveler with a walking staff making his way across Mt. Washington, as seen from Union. It is actually a rock formation that is visible only for a few months every year, and only from the Union view of Mt. Washington. The Traveler appears when just the right amount of snow has melted and disappears as summer approaches. The official dates of the Traveler Days celebration are Earth Day to Mother's Day, with the involvement of local businesses throughout the Union community. Art galleries, wine tasting, special events at local restaurants and more, Traveler Days offers festivities all month long, all amid the natural scenery of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains.