September 25, 2016
Published: September 25, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of September 26 - October 2, 2016: 
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club Lunch Program: Who would make the best president? Debate! - September 29
  • Hanford History Project Benefit - September 29
  • Pasco SOUP Crowd Funding Community - September 29
  • The Rude Mechanicals production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" - September 29-October 1
  • Sunset at Southridge - September 30
  • Healed with a Kiss Fundraiser - September 30
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers - B Reactor - September 30 & October 2
  • Fall Dog Show - September 30-October 2
  • Jurassic Quest - September 30-October 2
  • Snake River-Palouse Falls Bus Tour - October 1
  • 35th Annual Cavalcade of Bands - October 1
  • Fill the Cups Fundraiser - October 1
  • 2016 Buddy Walk Fundraiser - October 1
  • Tri-City Model Railroaders Open House - October 1
  • Barn Burner and Middleton's Fall Festival - October 1
  • Starting Bulbs for Indoors Blooms Class - October 1
  • Autumn at The REACH Museum - October 1
  • Star Trek 50th Birthday Party! - October 1
  • Dayton on Tour & Fall Festival - October 1
  • Fresh Hop Ale Festival (Yakima) - October 1
  • Casting Crowns Concert - October 1
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Beethoven's Fifth Symphony - October 1
  • South Central Washington Orchid Society Show and Sale - October 1 & 2
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Everett Silvertips - October 2
  • Heart for the Fatherless Benefit - October 8 (ticket sales end October 2)
  • Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2016 
  • Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides
  • Community Education - Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes for Adults
  • Art & Other Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

Columbia Basin Badger Club Lunch Program: Who would make the best president? Debate! - September 29

Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m
Admission: $25 in advanced, $30 day of - online registration is required with payment due

The award winning Southridge High School Debate team will be sending 2 - 2 person teams. Should be an exciting debate!

Wall or servers, let’s debate!  The 2016 President election has been a wild a ride and does not show any signs of slowing as we head into November. The stakes are high and there are many issues at play. Join us to see team Trump and team Clinton in action as the Southridge Debate team presents this one of a kind debate and discussion!
Info & Registration:

Hanford History Project Benefit - September 29

WSU Tri-Cities Wine Science Center, 359 University Dr. in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $60 per person

"Celebrating Old Friends and New Beginnings" is a fundraiser to benefit the Hanford History Project & the Hanford Unit Park Fund. It will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, Washington wine, and a silent auction. All of the net proceeds from the event will be split between the Hanford History Project and the Hanford Park Unit Fund (Manhattan Project National Historical Park.) For tickets and more information contact Jillian at (509) 372-7447 or

Pasco SOUP Crowd Funding Community - September 29

Don Antonio Mexican Restaurant, 528 W Clark St. in Pasco
From 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Entry donation is $5 per person

Pasco SOUP is a crowdfunding dinner where the audience listens to four presenters share their proposals for a new business, non-profit, community art projects and other community solutions.

The selected presenters are:

  • Nuestra Noche (Our Night) – A community movie night featuring Spanish-language films. 
  • Chiawana High School Lacrosse Club – A local high school club recruiting players for this rapidly growing sport. 
  • LGBT Youth Catalyst Leadership – A youth leadership program providing mentors and community support. 
  • Somos Pasco – A digital platform for social commentary and promoting events particularly in Downtown Pasco.

Pasco SOUP is an event where four presenters are given four minutes each to share their idea with the audience. After a community soup dinner, audience members vote for their favorite and the winning project receives the donated proceeds at the door. In addition, the DPDA will contribute a $250 scholarship to the winning project. Pasco SOUP is crowd funding and community building at the grassroots level.

The Rude Mechanicals production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" - September 29-October 1

Uptown Theater, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
September 29 - October 1 at 7 p.m.
October 1 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $5 for Groundling seats, $15 for Students/Seniors/Teachers/Military, $18 for General Admission

The Rude Mechanicals will present Shakespeare's slapstick comedy, "The Comedy of Errors." The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.

When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities causes chaos and comedy.

Sunset at Southridge - September 30

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for the last Sunset at Southridge of the year! You will be treated to the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association, 10 quality food vendors and the Gesa Carousel of Dreams will also be open until 7:30 p.m.

Every food vendor offers a $7 dinner special that includes a free carousel ride. Vendors This Week: Fresh Out the Box, Kindra's Wok 'N Roll, Don Taco, Jiggy's Bacon Burgers, Doggie Style Gourmet, Tri-City Kettle Corn, Gesa Carousel of Dreams, The Glass Onion, Backyard Grub and We Ice.

Tables for seating are available but you can also bring your own chairs and blankets and sit on the grass.
This is your last chance to Get Your Grub on and listen to some great music.

Healed with a Kiss Fundraiser - September 30

Bella Fiori Gardens, 219605 E Perkins Rd. in Kennewick
Begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $50 - available at the door, at Franki & Co., or Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation Office

Healed with a Kiss is an evening full of food, wine, shopping, live auction, drop ticket raffle and live music to benefit the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation and Lourdes Foundation.

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers - B Reactor - September 30 & October 2

Tickets $125 for September 30 (21+ event), $75 for October 2 (open to anybody)
Ticket sales close Tuesday, September 27

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers in partnership with the National Park Service present the first choral concerts ever performed in a decommissioned nuclear reactor anywhere in the world.

This concert is in celebration of the National Parks Service  Centennial and MCM's 30th anniversary. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Hanford Unit of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Both concerts will include bus transportation to the concert site and will depart from the Federal Building parking lot on Jadwin Avenue in Richland just south of Swift Boulevard.

Friday, September 30:
Alcohol service will be included at the Friday concert only and will be a 21+ event. The Friday concert includes dinner. Please arrive several minutes before the 5:30 p.m. departure time and bring a form of photo ID to show when boarding the bus to verify age. We anticipate a 10:45 p.m. return time to the Federal Building parking lot.

Sunday, October 2:
The Sunday concert will not include alcohol service but will include light refreshments and does not have any age restrictions for attending. Please arrive several minutes before the 1:30 p.m. departure time to check in. We anticipate a 6:30 p.m. return time to the Federal Building parking lot.

Both concerts will be catered by Ethos Trattoria. There is no dress code for attendees, but we strongly recommend wearing sturdy closed-toe shoes and dressing in layers since the food service will take place outdoors.

Fall Dog Show - September 30-October 2

Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day
Free to watch

The annual fall dog show will feature:

  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Regional Specialty on Friday 
  • Finnish Spitz National on Friday 
  • RKC sponsored Obedience & Rally trials on Friday 
  • Saturday and Sunday Obedience & Rally trials sponsored by Columbia Basin Dog Training 
  • All Breed Confirmation on Saturday and Sunday
More than 1,000 American Kennel Club-registered dogs will be exhibited, and more than 3,000 people are expected to attend.

Jurassic Quest - September 30-October 2

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 3 p.m. - 8 pm.
Saturday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Admission: kids (ages 2-12) $15, Kids VIP (ages 2-12) $25, adults (ages 13-64) $20, seniors (ages 65+) $18, kids 2 and under free, law enforcement and military personnel and their families save $2 on each ticket.
There is an additional $2 facility fee per ticket. Except for the Kids VIP ticket holders, additional attractions are $5 each.

Jurassic Quest is the largest dinosaur event in North America. Our exhibit features 80 animatronic, life-size dinosaurs and walks you through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.

Our activities include new and larger walking dinosaur rides and animatronic dinosaur rides, fossil digs, paleontology and fossil stations, science station, cinema, dinosaur bounce houses and bungee pull, crafts, face painting, green screen photo, dinosaur Jeopardy and much more! You’ll meet our interactive baby dinosaurs that are exclusive to Jurassic Quest.

Note: Online purchase will guarantee access to this event. Also, don't forget the kids' socks, which are required for inflatables.
Info & Tickets:

Snake River-Palouse Falls Bus Tour - October 1

From 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $78 - register by September 26

Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour to Palouse Falls, which includes two separate sections of the Snake River canyon. One of the sections features giant current ripples near Windust Park before entering the mysterious Devils Canyon chasm.

From there the route passes through Washtucna Coulee and flood-streamlined Palouse hills to infamous Palouse Falls. On the return trip will be an optional, easy 2-mile (RT) hike along the level Columbia Plateau Trail to witness the giant 40-story Lake Sacajawea Flood Bar that towers over the Snake River. Includes: bus transport, lunch and water.

To purchase tour tickets please contact: Sara Carswell 509-943-4100 x108 or email: Gift Certificates will be available by request.

35th Annual Cavalcade of Bands - October 1

Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium in Pasco
Preliminary Competition: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Finals - start at 6 p.m.
Admission: $14 adults and $10 students and seniors, Children 5 and under are free
Pre-sale ticket outlets: Save $4 by buying tickets at Ted Brown Music in Richland or Adventures Underground in Richland in advance

The 35th Annual Cavalcade of Bands will feature 26 to 28 talented high school marching bands from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

This competition is an all day event with bands performing in 15 minute intervals with breaks in the morning, lunch, afternoon and for dinner. There will be on-site affordable concessions, apparel sales - hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets, etc.
Info and tickets:

Fill the Cups Fundraiser - October 1

Thunder Alley Motor Sports, 9405 Saint Thomas Dr. in Pasco
From 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $20 - Register at 9:30 a.m. and KSU at 10:30 a.m.

This annual event is put on to raise funds for the Lourdes Foundation and Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation, in order to provide free breast cancer screening for uninsured people in our area.

This years event begins at Thunder Alley Motor Sports and includes a non-guided motorcycle ride that ends at American Legion Post 34 in Pasco. The event features raffles, a silent auction, food and fun!

2016 Buddy Walk Fundraiser - October 1

Howard Amon Park, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
Registration at 10 a.m., activities from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration fee: $15

The Buddy Walk fundraiser brings together all kinds of families with the goal of raising awareness and inclusion for those with Down syndrome. There will also be a special guest appearance, Sean McElwee from TV show Born this Way!

Tri-City Model Railroaders Open House - October 1

Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W. 10th Ave, in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-City Model Railroaders is holding a free open house that will feature a large operating model railroad. Club members will be on hand to provide tips to those interested in model railroads.

Barn Burner and Middleton's Fall Festival - October 1

Middleton's Country Store, 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. in Pasco
From 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
General admission: $10 (ages 3 - adult)

Join us for our 2016 Barn Burner at Middleton Fall Festival. Grab your dancing shoes & come hang out with us for a night! Come have a cold one with us then hop on the hay bale ride to pick out some pumpkins or maybe take a stroll in the corn maze-the activities are endless!

Doors open at 10 a.m. to the Fall Festival
Beer Garden (21 & up) from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Stompin' Ground (located in beer garden) from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Starting Bulbs for Indoors Blooms Class - October 1

Waterfall Classroom at the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m - 12 p.m.
Free to attend

The Master Gardeners will be presenting a class on starting bulbs for indoor blooms as part of the WSU Extension Garden Education Series. In the case of inclement weather, the class will be held in the library.

Autumn at The REACH Museum - October 1

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission is $4 per adult, $3 per child and 5 and under free.  Reach members are free.

Celebrate Autumn at the REACH Museum with our partners, Benton Franklin Transit and KNDU, on October 1st from 11am to 2pm.  This event is for the whole family and features learning activities, food and crafts.  Swampy’s BBQ food truck will be on hand selling delicious hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches.

Some of the activities going on are:

  • Meteorology presentation with KNDU weatherman 
  • WSU Master Food Preservers show how to preserve your harvest 
  • Learn about bird migration with the Audubon Society 
  • Storytelling and crafts with John Cox of American Indian Science & Engineering Society 
  • Salmon and traditional foods presented by Curtis Bearchum, American Indian Science & Engineering Society 
  • Walk a labyrinth shaped like a salmon, by Labyrinth in a Bag 
  • Make seed balls with the Native Plant Society 
  • Learn about varieties of apples 
  • Birds of the Columbia River by Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge 
  • Crafts….leaf printing and wind chimes from recycled materials 
  • Photo booth with scarecrows

Star Trek 50th Birthday Party! - October 1

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free family fun - Food donations for the TC Food Bank will gladly be accepted

U.S.S. Antares, local Star Trek fan club, is hosting "50 Years of Star Trek," celebrating the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek on TV in 1966. We will have displays illustrating what was happening in science, technology & popular culture by decades, and a guest speaker, Dave Foster, a Star Trek insider, who will answer questions about the new Star Trek film and TV series at 11:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, activities, and a Star Trek birthday cake.


Dayton on Tour & Fall Festival - October 1

Downtown Dayton (about an hour from the Tri-Cities)

The annual Dayton on Tour and Fall Festival will be held on October 1 and will feature the following events:

  • 4 Historic Private Residences will be open to the public to enter and learn their history. The cost of this tour is $15. Tickets can be purchased at The Depot the day of the event. 1 - 4 p.m. 
  • Artist Demonstrations will be held in the Depot Courtyard. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Partake in the Art Crawl through a variety of venues downtown. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • A Kid's Fall Festival will take place at 1st and Main. Activities include Face Painting, Bobbing for Apples, Pumpkin Art, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • The Dayton Museums will be open as well, including the Dayton Historic Depot, the Boldman House, Smith Hollow School, Palus Museum and the County Courthouse! 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival (Yakima) - October 1

Downtown Yakima
From 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50 plus service fee (includes ticket into festival, commemorative glass, $15 in script)

The Fresh Hop Ale Festival features 45+ breweries bringing you the very best annual fresh hop beer tasting experience. Upon your arrival you will be given a pint glass full of drink script, and access to over 100 different beers. You can expect over 3,000 enthusiastic aficionados of both fine craft beer and Allied Arts having a marvelous time in downtown Yakima. All proceeds benefit Allied Arts of Yakima.

Casting Crowns Concert - October 1

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$80 plus fees

Casting Crowns will be performing in concert with special guests Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr.

Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Beethoven's Fifth Symphony - October 1

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Conductor's Circle - $55, Gold Seating - $45, Silver Seating - $27, Student Silver Seating - $15 - (plus fees)

Mid-Columbia Symphony will be performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and a musical celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.

South Central Washington Orchid Society Show and Sale - October 1 & 2

Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 Metaline in Kennewick
Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: $3 for ages 12 and up

Beautiful orchid exhibits from various orchid societies and vendors will be judged by the American Orchid Society and will be on display. Orchid plants and hard-to-get orchid supplies will be available for purchase. Club members and vendors will be on hand to answer questions on topics ranging from orchid care to what is the best orchid for your home.

Tri-City Americans vs. the Everett Silvertips - October 2

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 5:05 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults 20+, $18 seniors 62+, $11 teen 10-19 yr, $9 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Everett Silvertips!

Heart for the Fatherless Benefit - October 8

Tri-City Country Club, 314 N Underwood Street in Kennewick
From 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per adult, $90 per couple (plus service fees) - ticket sales end October 2

We are inviting you to join us, along with several hundred other guests, at the Tri-City County Club on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, for an interactive dinner event called Journey of the Heart, where passports will allow you to travel to different countries, learn about local adoptive families we have supported, win prizes for participating in the adventures, feast on great international food, learn about the great things HFTF is doing in our community and beyond, oust your fellow travelers with your winning bid on the silent and live auctions, and more!
Info and Tickets:

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2016

Here is a list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, haunted houses & forests to check out around the Tri-Cities region during the month of October.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals:

  • Apple & Pumpkin Festival - Grandview 
  • Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch - Pasco 
  • Jobs Nursery Pumpkin Patch - Pasco 
  • Middleton's Fall Festival - Pasco 
  • Country Mercantile Harvest Festival - Pasco 
  • Walla Walla Corn Maze
Haunted Houses & Forests:
  • Scaregrounds - featuring three haunts: Terror Behind the Screen, Project 13 and FreakShow 3D 
  • Pasco Jaycees Malice in Wonderland at the Haunted Forest
For more information, visit:

Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides

Parks and Recreation fall activity guides for Richland, Kennewick and Pasco are online. You will find many family friendly, low cost activities to do!

Community Education - Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes for Adults

Kennewick School District's Community Education Program offers evening and weekend classes for adults on the go in the Tri-Cities. This could be a good way to meet those who share similar interests! Registration for fall classes is now open.

Art & Other Exhibits

Gallery at the Park  - Northwest Designer Craftsmen Show through September 30
89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The dictionary defines “craftsman” as a person who makes beautiful objects by hand, or a person who is very skilled in planning, making or executing a design. The public will have a chance during the month of September to see the results of such skilled craftsmen. Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) was founded in 1954 to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in fine craft.

Artists who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media, are members. Other members support the crafts in the Pacific Northwest as educators, managers of non-profit arts organizations, or buyers of art for public or private collections. With 55 pieces by 27 artists, the NWDC Show at The Gallery at the Park will showcase just a small sampling of the member's work.

DrewBoy Creative gallery - My Universe through October 16

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland.
Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12-8 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative presents "My Universe" an Art Show by Thelma Triplett. Thelma Triplett is the RED Show People's Choice Award Winner. The show will run through October 16.

Thelma Triplett’s intuitive style is expressed in a variety of media and explores a wide range of moods and emotions. Most of her work is concerned with capturing the essence of things. Some works are nature oriented, while others make social / political statements.

She has had 13 one and two artists' shows and has received numerous awards. Her work can be seen in numerous corporate and private collections, as well as several publications such as the Artists Archive Project Central Washington Artists 2007-2010 and Indianapolis Magazine.

She has lived in Richland, Washington since 2000 and is inspired by the geology of the region. She came to Richland from Columbus, Indiana.

Particles on the Wall Traveling Art Exhibit through October 21
The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - annual memberships are also available for purchase

Particles on the Wall (POTW) is an interdisciplinary exhibit that uses art, science, and history to explore Hanford, the Columbia River and the Atomic Age. The exhibit features visual art, literary works, memorabilia, and scientific displays to provide a deep and well rounded look at the complicated issues that surround Hanford’s history and current cleanup. 

The full exhibit includes over 100 pieces and continues to evolve with new contributors at every installation. POTW is a partnership between WPSR and the exhibit’s founders and curators: Nancy Dickeman, Dianne Dickeman, and Steven Gilbert.
About the Exhibit:

Hanford History Project - Preserving the Past Exhibit through October
WSU Tri-Cities Art Center, Consolidated Information Center, 2710 University Dr. in Richland
Hours of Operation: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Free to attend

"Preserving the Past: The History of the DOE's Hanford Collection" is focused on the Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection and its origins. This exhibit will run through the end of October in the Art Center in the Consolidated Information Center at WSU Tri-Cities.

The overall collection has about 8,000 artifacts, plus archival materials such as reports and photos that are being housed in a new facility at 2892 Pauling Ave. in Richland that will be open for tours in October.

Cyber Art 509
Members of Cyber Art 509 show their artwork including paintings and photographs at several venues around the Tri-Cities region.

Featured artists include Alice Beckstrom, Greg Ashby, Ed David, Patricia Fleming, Patrick Fleming, Margo Fox, Jaret Maynard, Dave Poynter, Maggie Remington, Pam Sharp, Maja Shaw, Barbara Sutton, Maridy Roper, and Jan Taylor. 

For more information about Cyber Art 509, visit:

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.  

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what's visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news. 

Showing this week:
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under.
Tickets and info: and

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Farmers' Markets

Here is the weekly schedule for farmers' markets in the Tri-Cities:
  • Wicked Fresh Farmers' Market is open on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pasco's Farmers' Market is open on both Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon.  
  • Farmers' Market at Barnard Griffin in Richland is open on Wednesday from  12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Kennewick Farmers' Market is open on Thursday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Market at the Parkway in Richland is open on Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Saturday Farmers' Market by TRAC is open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 3 Eyed Fish Farmers' Market is open on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For information about farmers' markets, u-pick, fresh fruit & produce stands, and local food and farm producers in the Tri-Cities and other nearby communities, visit:

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

2901-F. Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Token Prices: Individual Token: $3, Four for $10, Ten for $20

The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a world-class piece of art you can ride, touch, and feel. The carousel is a treasure for all generations to visit and enjoy! The carousel consists of 45 horses, three chariots and other features. It averages between 1800 and 2500 riders per weekend.


LIGO Public Tours

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.
Come take a look at LIGO!  At 1:30 p.m. on the second Saturday and at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility.  Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

Nightlife Music

Tri-City Vibe
For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: and

Also, check out Tri-Cities Cork & Fork - Tri-Cities, WA foodie page... pictures taken by real people at favorite local establishments. We love food & drink!

Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community
Looking for a place to try out a new song or just want to play and have no gig? The Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community provides a listing of Open Mics and Jam Nights in the greater Tri-Cities area.

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out:

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

The REACH Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - annual memberships are also available for purchase

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays. Also, the 2016 REACH Tours are now posted and registrations are being accepted.

REACH Family Fun Workshops will return this October! The whole family can enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities together every second Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at The REACH Museum.
  • October 8th Crystals: Learn how crystals relate to molecular structure in rocks, chemicals, and even food. Observe how they form and use them to make art. 
  • November 12th Clouds & Weather: Learn what makes the wind blow, how to predict changes by watching the clouds, and make your own instruments for recording the weather. 
  • December 10th – Animal Tracking: Winter is a great time to watch wildlife. Learn how to see clues about where animals have been and what they’ve been doing, and how to identify animals by what they leave behind.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot with pre-paid admission (REACH members free) using our online registration form or by contacting REACH Education at (509) 943-4100 extension 113, or 
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Make a Donation Today - Support The REACH
The REACH is made possible by people like you! Please support the REACH with your generous donation to The REACH Foundation. Every little bit helps us deliver programming and education to learners of all ages. You may also help fund specific projects and programs.

Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
For information about museums, interpretive centers, and history resources for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit:

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers' Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website:

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