July 8, 2017
Published: July 8, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of July 10-16, 2017:
  • Drums Along the Columbia - July 10
  • Presentation: At Risk Pollinators, Habitat Conservation, and Agriculture - July 12
  • Thunder on the Island Concert - July 12
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Everett AquaSox - July 12-14
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert - July 13
  • Landscape Design Basics Class - July 13
  • Creation Northwest - July 13-15
  • Rock of Ages Musical - July 13-15
  • Artisan Market - July 14
  • Richland Parks & Recreation - Christmas in July - July 14
  • Sunset at Southridge - July 14
  • Pasco's Sounds of Summer - July 14
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night - July 14
  • Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Trail Drive and BBQ Scholarship Fundraiser - July 15
  • Annual Sock Hop Series - July 15
  • Art Walk & Wine Gala (Prosser) - July 15
  • Evening for the Angels Fundraiser - July 15
  • Pendleton Whisky Music Fest - July 15
  • Pride Festival - July 16
  • 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

Drums Along the Columbia - July 10

Edgar Brown Stadium, 1611 W. Sylvester St.  in Pasco
Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door on the day of the show.
Reserved seating tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 on the day of the show.
Family seating tickets are only $50 in advance ($60 day of show) and admit four people total in general seating.
Children 5 and under receive free general admission!

This year, Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco will play host to this regional event. Located in the heart of the city, this stadium holds several thousand fans and gives each show attendee a great seat, no matter where they sit. The Drums Along the Columbia will feature The Battalion, Blue Devils, Blue Knights, Seattle Cascades, Columbians, Golden Empire and Oregon Crusaders.
Info & tickets: http://drumsalongthecolumbia.org/

Presentation: At Risk Pollinators, Habitat Conservation, and Agriculture - July 12

Fuse SPC, 710 George Washington Way in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Free - must RSVP

This presentation will examine the need to de-compartmentalize land use issues in order to understand the associated effects on ecosystem services in the Lower Columbia Basin.

Presenter, Gretchen Graber, would like to offer a broader understanding of complex issues communities are facing across the nation, using specific examples we face in the Lower Columbia Basin. Ecosystem services will be defined in relation to habitat conservation and our ability to continue to produce a diversity of high quality agriculture products, as well as clean air, water and soil.

Gretchen Graber is an Independent Contractor at the Institute for Applied Ecology and Sustainability in Prisons Project. 
Info & Reservations: https://fusespc.com/en/events/view/412713485/at-risk-pollinators-habitat-conservation-and-agriculture

Thunder on the Island Concert - July 12

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 July 12 will feature Coyote Kings and Tiph.

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/

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Everett Aqua Sox - July 12-14

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
Everett AquaSox.
Info & Tickets: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t460

Live @ 5 Summer Concert - July 13

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

The Live @ 5 summer concert on July 13 will feature

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/

Landscape Design Basics Class - July 13

Waterfall Classroom of the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Let Master Gardeners help you take the mystery out of designing your landscape. This class is free to attend and hosted by Master Gardeners of Benton & Franklin Counties.
Info: http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/landscape-design-class-garden-education-series/

Creation Northwest - July 13-15

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St in Kennewick
Tickets: $105 general admission (ages 14+), $35 junior admission (ages 7-13), free for ages 6 and under, $45 for one day ticket or $80 for a two day ticket

Creation Northwest is here!

This is a music filled weekend with several Christian artists, worships and more! Some of the groups include: Skillet, Hillsong Young and Free, Tenth Avenue North and more!
Info & Tickets: https://creationfest.com/nw/

Rock of Ages Musical - July 13-15

Outdoor Theatre, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave in Pasco
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $25, adults and $23, students/seniors - Rated R or parental guidance suggested

Nominated for Five Tony Awards Including Best Musical! Songs from the 80's tell the story of two "hopefulls" who are in L.A. to find fame in this "rock concert-esque" musical put on by Columbia Basin College. Future dates: July 20-22.
Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/137126873514471/

Artisan Market - July 14

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

A weekly artisan market takes place 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/

Richland Parks & Recreation - Christmas in July - July 14

George Prout Pool, 1005 Swift Blvd. in Richland
From 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $4 Richland residents, $5 non-residents

This party will be an exciting evening filled with land and water games, entertainment, prizes, and food. Come join us for a night in winter wonderland. Maybe Santa will be able to take a break from his vacation and make a special appearance?
Info: https://www.richlandparksandrec.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5537/67?curm=7&cury=2017

Sunset at Southridge - July 14

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 - July 14

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

Free family entertainment
Pasco is continuing their summer outdoor concert series with Cruise Control performing on July 14. 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

Family Outdoor Movie Night - July 14

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at sunset

Free family entertainment

The featured outdoor movie on July 14 is "Moana."
Join us for a night of family movie fun! Friday nights throughout the Summer we will be showing different movies that are fun for the whole family. Show up around sunset and grab a seat. The movie will start when the sun goes down!
Info: https://www.richlandparksandrec.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5541/67

Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Trail Drive and BBQ Scholarship Fundraiser - July 15

Alderdale to Paterson ~30 miles south of Prosser
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., BBQ from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
There are various ticket options starting at $25 - Each ticket includes a logo glass.

Meet with growers and vintners behind some of Washington's most storied and highly rated wines, enjoy BBQ, wine tasting and live music and help support local viticulture and enology students. Allow 4-5 hours to complete the wine trail.
Info & Tickets: http://www.horseheavenhillswinegrowers.org/annual-trail-drive-event.html

Annual Sock Hop Series - July 15

Stone Ridge Event Center, 5960 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 per person. Children under 10 free. Cruise in your classic, hot rod, or other cool car and get free admission for you and everyone you fit in your ride!

Come out and enjoy our annual summer series of Sock Hops at Stone Ridge! Enjoy great 50’s & 60’s music by Dragon Entertainment. Retro Snack Bar. Beer Garden. Bounce house for kiddos. Photo booth & More! We will be having a contest this night for the best dressed! Also, Between the Buns will be there to feed the hunger.
Future dates: August 18, September 22, and October 20

Info & Tickets: http://stoneridgeeventcenter.com/sockhop

Art Walk & Wine Gala (Prosser) - July 15

6th Street in Historic Downtown Prosser
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative glass and all wine tastings. This is a 21 and over event.

Sip award winning wine and enjoy a stroll down our promenade featuring the creative works of Pacific Northwest artisans exhibiting a variety of mediums from fine art, glass, and wood to recycled whimsy.

We take this opportunity to showcase not just art, but a great lineup of the many local wineries that have made the region famous. Take time to sit and relax while enjoying the live music.
Info & Tickets: http://tourprosser.com/events/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/15/3014/-/14th-annual-prosser-art-walk-wine-gala

Evening for the Angels Fundraiser - July 15

Richland Red Lion Hotel, 802 George Washington in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $55 in advance

This year's benefit event, "A Salute to the Silver Screen," will be held outdoors in the courtyard at the Richland Red Lion. The featured performer is Cathy Kelly, accompanied by Trish Thompson and Steve Haberman. This is a fundraiser to support the community hospice center in Kennewick.
Info & Tickets: http://chaplaincyhealthcare.org/event/angels/

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest - July 15

Pendleton Round-Up Grounds in Pendleton
From 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. -gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: Grandstand Seats $70, Box Seats $95, Premium Arena Seats $145 & $175

Come out to Pendleton, Oregon for the 2nd annual Pendleton Whisky Music Fest. Don’t miss your chance to see Maroon 5 perform LIVE at the iconic Pendleton Round-Up Grounds.
Info & Tickets: http://www.pendletonwhiskymusicfest.com/

Pride Festival - July 16

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Free family event

Tri-Cities Pride has announced the return of their annual Pride Festival in Richland this summer. This year’s theme will be “It’s just LOVE!”  It will kick-off with a march at 1:30 p.m., followed by the festival from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The march route will begin at HAPO stage, northbound along George Washington Way to proceed west on Swift and south at Jadwin, ending at the HAPO Stage. The festival will include live music and entertainment, booths, games, and prizes!

The annual community celebration of Pride allows our LGBTQ community to stand up, celebrate each other, and humanize our acronyms. There is a GoFundMe account set up to make donations to help support their activities.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TriCitiesPrideFestival/

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

Annual Juried Show through August 18
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 annual juried show runs through August 18. The show features 47 works by 36 artists. Most of the artists are from the Tri-Cities, although some also are from Walla Walla, Spokane and Seattle.

A total of 66 artists submitted 194 pieces for consideration. Sarah Haven, an artist who runs the ceramics program at Central Washington University, is the juror.

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:
  • 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
  • August 5 - Geology of the Mid-Columbia/Hanford Reach National Monument $87
  • August 19 - Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig and Ice Age Floods Features of Benton and Walla Walla Counties $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.
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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