June 24, 2017
Published: June 24, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of June 26 - July 2, 2017:
  • James the Mormon in the Tri Concert - June 27
  • Thunder on the Island Concert - June 28
  • Wings of Freedom Tour - June 28-July 2
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 29
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - June 29-July 3
  • Artisan Market - June 30
  • Sunset at Southridge - June 30
  • Pasco's Sounds of Summer - June 30
  • The Scarlet Room Foundation presents Constellations - June 30 & July 1
  • Spirit of America Fun Run - July 1
  • Upcoming: See3Slam - July 8 & 9 (register by July 3)
  • Summer Movies for Kids & Families 2017
  • Summer Camps 2017
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum 
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

James the Mormon in the Tri Concert - June 27

Kennewick High School, 500 S. Dayton in Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per person
All ages welcome

James The Mormon is bringing his style of positive rap and dancing plus fun to Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School.
About James The Mormon: http://www.jamesthemormon.com/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/james-the-mormon-tickets-35415347257

Thunder on the Island Concert - June 28

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Free family entertainment

The Thunder on the Island concert on June 28 will feature The Shades.

Thunder on the Island is free weekly concert series that runs every Wednesday through August 16. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Info: http://cloverislandinn.com/2017/04/21/summer-concert-series-2017/

Wings of Freedom Tour - June 28-July 2

Bergstrom Aircraft, 4102 Stearman Ave. in Pasco
Thursday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: walk through tours $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under

The national Wings of Freedom Tour, which features WWII aircraft, is taking place in Pasco at Bergstrom Aircraft June 28-July 2.

In addition to the walking tours, you can reserve a flight on one of the WWII planes (flights take place before and after tours).
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2200
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3200
Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.
Info: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/pasco-wa/

Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 29

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free family entertainment

The Live @ 5 summer concert on June 29 will feature VooDoo Alley.

This family friendly concert in the park is Free every Thursday through August 10 with live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TCLiveAt5/

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - June 29-July 3

GESA Stadium in Pasco
Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $8 general admission

Come out and cheer on the Tri-City Dust Devils as they compete against the
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes five evenings in a row! On Sunday, July 2, come help the Dust Devils celebrate Dusty's birthday! The first 200 kids through the gates will receive a slice of birthday cake thanks to Chico's Tacos!
Info & Tickets: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t460

Artisan Market - June 30

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free to attend

A weekly artisan market debuts June 30 at John Dam Plaza and occurs most Fridays through September 8 excluding July 7 and 21. This event complements the Market in the Parkway.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491890970869025/

Sunset at Southridge - June 30

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Put down your cooking utensils and let our vendors do the cooking. Join us every Friday during the summer from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex for Local Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and a Family Atmosphere. Every vendor features a $7 dinner special that includes a free carousel ride.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetatSouthridge/

Pasco's Sounds of Summer - June 30

Volunteer Park, 1125 N. 4th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.

Free family entertainment
Pasco is continuing their summer outdoor concert series with Columbians Drum & Bugle Corp performing on June 30. The concert series runs every Friday through August 11. Food vendors will be on site at 6 p.m. to add to a great family night out.

Info: http://pasco-wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/58511

The Scarlet Room Foundation presents Constellations - June 30 & July 1

2820 North Road 72 in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. both evenings
Tickets: $20 per person

In bold new production, Constellations, two Tri-City actors, Anna Newbury and Cameron Milton, stage a love story across space and time. This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
Info & Tickets: http://thescarletroomfoundation.com/new-events/

Spirit of America Fun Run - July 1

From 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Spirit of America Trail (Zintel Canyon) in Kennewick
Fee: $25 per person - registration ends June 30 at 11:59 p.m.

This is a 2.5 mile run on the Spirit of America Trail in Zintel Canyon in Kennewick. The trail includes sections that are paved, gravel, and dirt. Registration is $25 and includes a T-Shirt. We can only accept the first 100 registrations. The race is not chip timed, but we will manually record times at the finish and post results.
Info & Registration: https://runsignup.com/spiritofamerica

Upcoming: See3Slam - July 8 & 9 (register by July 3)

John Dam Plaza & George Washington Way in Richland
All day event
Cost: $133 per team

Tri-City Sunrise Rotary partners with the City of Richland and West Coast Auto to present the second annual SEE 3 SLAM! This exciting event includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for All Ages, food, entertainment, exhibition games, clinics, youth academy and incredible contests including a shoot out to win a 2015 Ford Fiesta from West Coast Auto Dealers. Note: Jam@TheDam will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. and will feature beer, food, and live music!
Info & Registration: http://see3slam.com/

Summer Movies for Kids & Families 2017

This summer take your kids and family to the movies for free or at a discounted rate!

Movies are being offered by:
- Richland Parks & Recreation Family Movie Nights
- Regal Columbia Mall Stadium 8 in Kennewick
- Fairchild Cinema in Pasco
- Mid-Columbia Library Midweek Movies
- Benton City - Movies in the Park
Info: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/06/summer-movies-for-kids-families-2017.html

Summer Camps 2017

Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in the Tri-Cities during the summer of 2017. For more information, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/06/summer-camps-2017.html.

Art Exhibits

Marie Noorani and Nathan Robles - June 26 through August 10

Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday.
Free and open to the public

Marie Noorani and Nathan Robles are both local artists working in the Tri-City area. Marie Noorani works with handmade paper and Nathan Robles works with welded steel. While they employ very different materials to make Art, they are both interested in constructing new complex forms from fragmented parts.  Both artists create powerful metaphors through juxtaposition, process, and an uneasy tension between order and chaos.

You are invited to come see the artwork presented by Marie Noorani & Nathan Robles at Columbia Basin College and are welcome to attend the opening reception on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593

Pixelated Archipelago - Art Show by Michael Cooper through July 7
DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Boulevard in Richland
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

Pixelated Archipelago is a series of oil on canvas paintings that confront, through abstraction, our society's increased connected-ness and simultaneous increased isolation as a result of experiencing much of life through screens.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/

Jay Hollick Exhibit through June 29
Gallery at the Park, 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 Gallery at the Park’s featured show presents Jay Hollick: Memories and Mapping, the artist’s vision of growing up in Richland in the shadow of Hanford.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

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: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

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!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/tricitycorkfork/

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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: https://sites.google.com/site/tricitykaraoke/.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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 and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar.
The REACH Museum will be offering Ice Age Floods, Agriculture, History, Geology, Rock Hunting, Jet Boat and Hiking tours through September of 2017. Here is a list of upcoming tours:
  • June 30 - Meet the Farmer $90
  • July 14 - Jet Boat/Bus Tour along Snake River to Windust Park/Palouse Falls $194
  • July 21 - Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods $87
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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: http://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online)

Showing this week:
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.
Tickets and info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/attractions-things-to-do.htm.

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. and 3 p.m. on the second Saturday 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.

Note: tours are no longer taking place on the fourth Friday of the month.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

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: http://tri-citiesguide.org.

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