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Whether you're a Washington local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across Washington. Enjoy your stay!

 

Seattle Metro Area Events

March 2014

First Friday of Each Month
Art Walk Wander around Downtown Ellensburg through galleries open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

May 2014

Every Saturday May - October
Farmers Market Fresh food and produce for sale on Fourth Street in Ellensburg starting at 9 a.m.

August 2014

August 1-3, 2014
Watershed at the Gorge Attend this outdoor country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 7-9, 2014
Arcade Fire at the Gorge Watch the indie rock band take the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Bruno Mars at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater to see Bruno Mars. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Cruisin' Kittitas and Burnouts Enjoy live music, good beer, and beautiful cars. Cars start to line up along Main Street at 8 a.m.
August 17, 2014
Downtown Sidewalk Sale Stroll through over 15 different stores open for this event in Downtown Ellensburg. Doors open at 9 a.m.
August 23, 2014
Jack Johnson at the Gorge Jack Johnson takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
August 29-31, 2014
Dave Matthews Dave Matthews takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6 p.m.
August 29 - September 1, 2014
Rodeo Weekend Enjoy a weekend full of exciting rodeo events. Events start at 11 a.m.

September 2014

September 13, 2014
Carnivores Tour at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater for this exciting musical event. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
September 20, 2014
Paint Ellensburg Participate in the auction for artwork and unique experiences starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Sue Lombard rooms on Central Washington University campus.
September 26-27, 2014
Buskers in the Burg Ellensburg's fall festival in Historic Downtown. Event times vary.
September 29, 2014
Rascal Rodeo Watch these special athletes as they participate in rodeo events at the Bloom Pavilion. Events start at 9 a.m.

October 2014

October 3-5, 2014
Film Festival Films chosen from submissions across multiple genres.
October 19, 2014
Clymer Rendezvous A local fundraiser for the Clymer Museum of Art in Ellensburg. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
October 31, 2014
Downtown Trick or Treat Trick or Treat around Downtown Ellensburg from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

November 2014

November 2, 2014
Hearthstone Bazaar Join Ellensburg locals at this annual event taking place at the Hearthstone Cottage.
November 8, 2014
Yakima Symphony Orchestra Concert Listen to the beautiful music of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra at the Capitol Theatre. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.

November 2014

November 9, 2014
A Grange Bazaar Enjoy the handmade crafts and other goodies at the Swauk Teanaway Grange. Doors open at 9 a.m.
November 11, 2014
Veterans Day Parade Watch in Downtown Ellensburg to watch this patriotic event. It all starts at 10 a.m.
November 21, 2014
December 12, 2014

Girl's Night Out

Get pampered and enjoy shopping around Downtown Ellensburg starting at 5 p.m.

November 21, 2014
Central Washington University Red Curtain Revue

Listen as theater students perform Broadway hits in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

November 29, 2014
Moments to Remember

A local tradition where kids can meet Santa, join in scavenger hunts, and watch the parade in Downtown Ellensburg. Event times vary.

November 30, 2014
Cookies with Santa Bring the little ones to share cookies with St. Nick in Downtown Ellensburg.

December 2014

December 4-8, 2014
5 Days of Christmas Canyon River Ranch hosts five days of festivities. Event times vary.
December 5-7, 2014
Central Washington University Ware Fair Enjoy handmade crafts and trinkets along with holiday festivities at Central Washington University. Festivities start at 10 a.m.
December 5-8, 2014
Central Washington University: A Christmas Carol Theater students perform the classic Christmas play. Show times vary per day.
December 7, 2014
Kids Bird House Build at Knudson's Kids get to build and decorate a bird house at Knudson Lumber. Starts at 9 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Snowball Drop for Prices Catch your "snowball" for special prizes in Rotary Pavilion at 10 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Breakfast with Santa Visit the Children's Activity Museum so they can have breakfast with the big guy at 10 a.m.
December 8, 2014
Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra Concert Attend the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall to listen to beautiful music for the evening. Music begins at 4 p.m.
December 11, 2014
Friend a Tree of Love Celebrate the life of a past loved one with us at the Ellensburg Public Library at 6 p.m.
December 14, 2014
Teddy Bear Tea Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for tea at Kelleher Motor at 11 a.m.
December 17, 2014
Holidays at Improv Enjoy a dinner while listening to great comedy in Downtown Ellensburg. Show starts at 5 p.m.
December 19, 2014
Cocoa Stroll Stroll around Downtown Ellensburg and look at the Christmas decorations. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
December 21, 2014
Elves Gift Making Workshop Kids get to make and wrap gifts to take home to put under the tree. It begins at 1 p.m.
December 5-6, 2014
Winter Beer Festival Join in on one of Seattle’s favorite winter beer festivals. Venues and times vary.

Puget Sound Events

April 2014

Third Full Weekend of Each Month
April - November 2014

Thurston County Flea Market Find that unique something you have been looking for at this traditional flea market. Open Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

July 2014

Thursdays
July 10 - August 21, 2014

Uptown Summer Concert Series Enjoy music under the evening sky in Uptown Gig Harbor as local musicians play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

August 2014

August 15-17, 2014
RSVP Bike Race This two-day bike ride departs from the University of Washington and heads towards Vancouver. The starting line is open from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
August 11-16, 2014
Northwest Washington Fair The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden hosts this family fun event full of games, music, and entertainment. Event times vary.

August 2014

August 16, 2014
Everett Craft Beer Festival Downtown Everett fills with 30 different Washington breweries offering tastes of over 100 brews. The suds start flowing at noon.

September 2014

September 28, 2014
Bellingham Bay Marathon Choose one of three different lengths, marathon, half marathon, or 5K, and run along a beautiful path around Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands with mountain views.
September 28, 2014
Race for a Soldier Join in on this half-marathon through Gig Harbor and help raise awareness of PTSD in our soldiers that return home. It starts across the street from the Y at 7:45 a.m.

June 2015

June 15 – 21, 2015
2015 U.S. Open Championship

The 2015 U.S. Open Championship will be held at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place near Tacoma and Lakewood.

Washington Coast Events

March 2014

Weekends March 15 - October 26, 2014
Vancouver Farmers Market Explore booths of fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables, and baked goods in Downtown Vancouver. Times vary.

August 2014

August 9, 2014
Cosmo 7K This fun 21 and over event starts at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and ends with delicious Cosmos. Start time is 5 p.m.

September 2014

September 27, 2014
North Country Wine Run Enjoy this half marathon at 9 a.m. or the 9K at 9:30 that begins at the Schumacher Farm.

Spokane Events

August 2014

August 1-2, 2014
Five Suns Bluegrass Festival McCosh Park fills with music and laughter as people descend for the Five Suns Bluegrass Festival. Della Mae, The Downtown Mountain Boys, and Farm Strong are among the artists gracing the stage at the Centennial Amphitheatre. Workshops begin at 11 a.m. with performers taking the stage at 4 p.m.
August 2, 2014
Scottish Highland Games Entertain the Scottish in you during this family fun event at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The games being at 9 a.m.

September 2014

September 26-27, 2014
Inland NW Craft Beer Festival Over 30 different breweries pay a visit to Spokane to participate in this fun festival of food, music, and brews. It all starts at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Eastern Washington Events

March 2014

First Friday of Each Month
Art Walk Wander around Downtown Ellensburg through galleries open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

May 2014

Every Saturday May - October
Farmers Market Fresh food and produce for sale on Fourth Street in Ellensburg starting at 9 a.m.

August 2014

August 1-3, 2014
Watershed at the Gorge Attend this outdoor country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 7-9, 2014
Arcade Fire at the Gorge Watch the indie rock band take the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Bruno Mars at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater to see Bruno Mars. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Cruisin' Kittitas and Burnouts Enjoy live music, good beer, and beautiful cars. Cars start to line up along Main Street at 8 a.m.
August 17, 2014
Downtown Sidewalk Sale Stroll through over 15 different stores open for this event in Downtown Ellensburg. Doors open at 9 a.m.
August 23, 2014
Jack Johnson at the Gorge Jack Johnson takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
August 29-31, 2014
Dave Matthews Dave Matthews takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6 p.m.
August 29 - September 1, 2014
Rodeo Weekend Enjoy a weekend full of exciting rodeo events. Events start at 11 a.m.

September 2014

September 13, 2014
Carnivores Tour at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater for this exciting musical event. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
September 20, 2014
Paint Ellensburg Participate in the auction for artwork and unique experiences starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Sue Lombard rooms on Central Washington University campus.
September 26-27, 2014
Buskers in the Burg Ellensburg's fall festival in Historic Downtown. Event times vary.
September 29, 2014
Rascal Rodeo Watch these special athletes as they participate in rodeo events at the Bloom Pavilion. Events start at 9 a.m.

October 2014

October 3-5, 2014
Film Festival Films chosen from submissions across multiple genres.
October 19, 2014
Clymer Rendezvous A local fundraiser for the Clymer Museum of Art in Ellensburg. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
October 31, 2014
Downtown Trick or Treat Trick or Treat around Downtown Ellensburg from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

November 2014

November 2, 2014
Hearthstone Bazaar Join Ellensburg locals at this annual event taking place at the Hearthstone Cottage.
November 8, 2014
Yakima Symphony Orchestra Concert Listen to the beautiful music of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra at the Capitol Theatre. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.

November 2014

November 9, 2014
A Grange Bazaar Enjoy the handmade crafts and other goodies at the Swauk Teanaway Grange. Doors open at 9 a.m.
November 11, 2014
Veterans Day Parade Watch in Downtown Ellensburg to watch this patriotic event. It all starts at 10 a.m.
November 21, 2014
December 12, 2014

Girl's Night Out

Get pampered and enjoy shopping around Downtown Ellensburg starting at 5 p.m.

November 21, 2014
Central Washington University Red Curtain Revue

Listen as theater students perform Broadway hits in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

November 29, 2014
Moments to Remember

A local tradition where kids can meet Santa, join in scavenger hunts, and watch the parade in Downtown Ellensburg. Event times vary.

November 30, 2014
Cookies with Santa Bring the little ones to share cookies with St. Nick in Downtown Ellensburg.

December 2014

December 4-8, 2014
5 Days of Christmas Canyon River Ranch hosts five days of festivities. Event times vary.
December 5-7, 2014
Central Washington University Ware Fair Enjoy handmade crafts and trinkets along with holiday festivities at Central Washington University. Festivities start at 10 a.m.
December 5-8, 2014
Central Washington University: A Christmas Carol Theater students perform the classic Christmas play. Show times vary per day.
December 7, 2014
Kids Bird House Build at Knudson's Kids get to build and decorate a bird house at Knudson Lumber. Starts at 9 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Snowball Drop for Prices Catch your "snowball" for special prizes in Rotary Pavilion at 10 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Breakfast with Santa Visit the Children's Activity Museum so they can have breakfast with the big guy at 10 a.m.
December 8, 2014
Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra Concert Attend the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall to listen to beautiful music for the evening. Music begins at 4 p.m.
December 11, 2014
Friend a Tree of Love Celebrate the life of a past loved one with us at the Ellensburg Public Library at 6 p.m.
December 14, 2014
Teddy Bear Tea Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for tea at Kelleher Motor at 11 a.m.
December 17, 2014
Holidays at Improv Enjoy a dinner while listening to great comedy in Downtown Ellensburg. Show starts at 5 p.m.
December 19, 2014
Cocoa Stroll Stroll around Downtown Ellensburg and look at the Christmas decorations. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
December 21, 2014
Elves Gift Making Workshop Kids get to make and wrap gifts to take home to put under the tree. It begins at 1 p.m.

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