August 26, 2017
Published: August 26, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of August 28 - September 3, 2017:
  • Forgotten Heroes Escort Ride - August 30
  • Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days - August 30 - September 3
  • Teal the Bridge Celebration - August 31
  • Richland's Artisan Market - September 1
  • Sunset at Southridge - September 1
  • Let's Kick Domestic Violence! - September 1 & 2
  • Richland Players Presents Room Service - September 1 & 2
  • International Bigfoot Conference - September 1-3
  • Tumbleweed Music Fest - September 1-3
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians - September 1-3
  • Community Education - Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes for Adults
  • Smile Power Seeking Nominations
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Forgotten Heroes Escort Ride - August 30

Thunder Alley Motorsports, 9405 Saint Thomas Dr. in Pasco
From 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Staging and breakfast at 8 a.m., MIAP ceremony, 10 a.m. wheels rolling)

Please join us in honoring deceased Veterans by escorting their remains to Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. Providing our forgotten veterans with their final place to rest, with the dignity, honor and respect that they deserve. Note: breakfast provided for donations by American Legion Robert Ellis Post 4.

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days - August 30 - September 3

Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St in Walla Walla
Daily admission: $10 Adult (ages 14+), $5 Senior (65+), $5 Child (ages 6-13), $20 Family Package (2 Adult & 2 Child ages 6-13), 5 and under free

- Free gate admission - Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Davis Shows NW Carnival - armbands $30 each
- Main concert featuring Josh Turner with Special Guest Ned LeDoux - Wednesday - tickets $30-$60 (includes gate admission)
- Demolition derby - Thursday - (tickets include admission into fairgrounds) $22 Adult (Ages 14 -64), $17 Senior (Ages 65 and Over), $14 Child (Ages 6-13)
- Rodeo - Friday-Sunday - (tickets include admission into fairgrounds) $22 Adult (Ages 14 -64), $17 Senior (Ages 65 and Over), $14 Child (Ages 6-13)
- Kid's Day - Friday - admission: children (Ages 6-13) $2, children 5 & under Free
- Frontier Days Parade - Saturday (starts at 10 a.m. at 5th & Alder and ends at the fairgrounds)
- Motorcycle Show n' Shine - Friday (requires gate admission)
- Classic car show - Saturday (requires gate admission)

Teal the Bridge Celebration - August 31

Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Please join us the evening of August 31 as Ovarian Cancer Together and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center celebrate and remember those impacted by ovarian cancer. Drinks and food specials will be available all evening.

Richland's Artisan Market - September 1

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. This event complements the Market in the Parkway.

Sunset at Southridge -September 1

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 6 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 6:00 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.

Let's Kick Domestic Violence! - September 1 & 2

Horn Rapids Athletic Complex, 2000 Snyder St. in Richland
Cost: $500 per team includes two days of kickball

Kickball Competition - 16 team double elimination tournament! Featuring: Food trucks, Beer Garden, Prizes, Swag, FUN!, Live Music, and 100's of silent auction items.
Fee includes entry to awards celebration and silent auction at White Bluffs Brewing. Note:
$25 suggested donation for awards celebration and silent auction (space limited).

Proceeds raised will benefit the Katy Straalsund Memorial Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness and the prevention of relationship violence in young people, and lead to the establishment of a student scholarship.
Info & Registration:

Richland Players Presents Room Service - September 1 & 2

Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors/military

A nimble-witted producer, living on credit with several actors in a Broadway hotel, is desperately in need of a good script. He finds one, and, by great good luck, he also finds an angel with $15,000.

The play shows how, during a hectic few days, the producer plays hide-and-seek with the angel who wants to withdraw his financial support, manages to outwit creditors, and at the very last moments puts over his play in spite of the most ludicrous and unexpected obstacles.

This play, first produced by George Abbott, is one of the great comedy successes of all times.
Future dates: September 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8 p.m., Matinee: September 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets:

International Bigfoot Conference - September 1-3

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Cost for all three days: $45 adults, $25 children 12 and under (note: there is a one day pass available at the door for $25)

The International Bigfoot Conference will be a highly educational and informational conference featuring 15 exceptional speakers from Ph'D's to celebrities. Come to a center stage of known names, enthusiasts, skeptics and those lucky few who have had their own experiences we search for the truth.
Info & Tickets:

Tumbleweed Music Fest - September 1-3

Howard Amon Park, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
Friday opens at 4 p.m. - free concert at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (benefit concert begins at 7 p.m. - $10 adults  and $8 senior/student)
Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (dance begins at 8 p.m. - $8 adults and $5 senior/students)
All Events Are Free Except for the Saturday Evening Concert and Sunday Dance

Over 100 Free performances by musicians from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Listen, sing and dance to folk, sea chanteys, bluegrass, blues, Celtic music and more. Try your hand at the open mic stage, singalongs, or attend one of the many other free workshops. Enjoy a variety of food trucks and craft vendors. Tumbleweed Music Festival is a family friendly event with something for everyone.

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians - September 1-3

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
Vancouver Canadians.
Info & Tickets:

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.

Smile Power Seeking Nominations

We are bringing Smile Power to the Tri-Cities during September 12-24. Get ready to unleash your Smile Power! We are looking for nominations! Read on for more details...

What is Smile Power?
Smile Power is a statewide community engagement campaign which celebrates the power of a healthy smile!

We celebrate members of your community who give back through acts of kindness and good deeds by surprising them with gifts and charitable donations. We also bring smiles to community members who face hardships.

Smile Makers are surprised in fun and unexpected ways. Whether at home, work or out having coffee, we’ll show up with special gifts to thank them for bringing smiles to those around them.

Who are Smile Makers?
Smile Makers are individuals that go above and beyond their daily duties! They can be a teacher, local grocery clerk or best friend. They can give their time volunteering, surprising the office with cookies on Fridays, keeping spirits high with a joke, or simply sharing positive energy. Just tell us how they make you and others SMILE.

Why are we celebrating Smile Makers?
Smiles are powerful, transformative and contagious. Anyone show makes others smile deserves to be recognized. By creating smiles and honoring Smile Makers we hope to make people’s lives a little brighter and a little healthier!

So here is your chance to nominate someone special or a special group by using the nomination form:
Note: this is sponsored by Delta Dental of Washington:

Art Exhibits

Barbara  Sherrill Exhibit - August 29 - September 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 will feature the artwork of Barbara Sherrill from August 29 through September 29. There will be an opening reception on September 8 at 6 p.m. Wine and refreshments will be served. Free public event but must be 21+

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

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!
Info: and

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 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:
  • September 7 - Vineyards & Winemaking  $94
  • September 16 - Hops to Bottle $113
  • September 23 - Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls $87
Info: and

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:

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: and

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

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.

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:

This guide has been described as "An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations."

Submit Your Community Event

If you have a community event similar to those published above, you may submit your event for consideration. 

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