Things to Do: June 4-10, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of June 4-10, 2018:

  • Presentation: ‘The Shortest Straw’ Search and Rescue in the High Sierra – June 5
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – June 7
  • CBC Spring Jazz Night – June 7
  • ReZist with Roy Zimmerman – June 7
  • Rude Mechanicals: The Tempest – June 7-9
  • Glow Hike – June 8
  • 2018 Richland Regatta – June 8-10
  • Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival – June 8-10
  • Pasco Firefighters Special Needs Fun Run – June 9
  • Richland Chalk Art Festival – June 9
  • Mid-Columbia Mopar June Show N’ Shine – June 9
  • Bottles, Brews, BBQ 2018 – June 9
  • LIGO Public Tours – June 9
  • Inland Northwest Musicians Summer POPS Concert – June 9
  • Concert Pianist Isaac Chua – June 10
  • Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities
  • Summer Activity & Recreation Guides
  • REACH Museum Guided Tours 2018 through September 22
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation: ‘The Shortest Straw’ Search and Rescue in the High Sierra – June 5

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

A presentation by Dean Rosnau –
Whether you are novice or expert, Dean has an educational presentation that offers vital information for users of the wilderness. Bring your questions, get some answers, and enjoy a good tale or two.

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – June 7

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

Attend the  Live @ 5 summer concert with a performance by Grove Principal on June 7. This family friendly concert in the park is Free every Thursday through July 26 with live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.

June 7 – Groove Principal
June 14 – Fallout
June 21 – Badlandz
June 28 – VooDoo Alley
July 5 – The Black Rose Concept
July 12 – Stompin Ground
July 19 – Colorblind
July 26 – Nerve Centr

CBC Spring Jazz Night – June 7

Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to attend

Join the CBC Jazz choir FreeForm, directed by Dave Cazier, and the CBC Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, directed by Dr. Collin Wilson for an amazing night of jazz at its fullest and best.

Featuring iconic works from jazz legends and brand new compositions and arrangements the evening covers styles ranging from bebop and funk to Latin and R&B.

FreeForm and the Jazz Ensemble will also present a unique set of combined works featuring both groups together.

ReZist with Roy Zimmerman – June 7

Community Unitarian Universalist Church (CUUC), 2819 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $20 or pay what you can – but all are welcome!

A joint event with Tri-City Democrats and Tri-City Freethinkers!

America’s premiere political satirical songwriter, Roy Zimmerman, sings a compelling combination of socially conscious comedy and original music. Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day…
About Roy Zimmerman:

Rude Mechanicals: The Tempest – June 7-9

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults, $18 Student/Senior/Teacher/Military

For twelve years, the exiled Duke Prospero has waited for this moment: Old enemies have sailed too close to his enchanted island, and a mighty tempest has forced them ashore. Now it’s time to settle old scores and reclaim his former dukedom for his daughter, Miranda. Aided by supernatural powers and magical spirits, Prospero dispenses justice while overseeing the growing attraction between Miranda and the princely son of one of his foes. In Shakespeare’s romance, sorcery and love transmute vengeance into humility and humanity, making it possible for all to return to a world made new by the power of forgiveness.

Suitability suggestions: The Tempest contains scenes of comic drunkenness and discussions of violent acts, including an attempted rape. The play is suitable for younger playgoers, although, given the complexity of the language and themes, it may be best suited for middle school students and above.

Future dates: June 14-16 at 7 p.m., June 16 at 2 p.m.

Glow Hike – June 8

Trailhead Community Park, 525 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for three magical evenings as we hike Badger Mountain under the stars with glow sticks to help light our way on June 8, July 13, and August 10. Extra glowsticks will be provided while supplies last.

2018 Richland Regatta – June 8-10

Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Free public general admission; $10/weekend pit pass

We’re kicking off the start of summer with the Broadmoor RV Richland Regatta June 8th through the 10th at Howard Amon Park in Richland.

Non-stop action on the water all three days with over 60 race boats and speeds up to 150 miles per hour!

Enjoy a variety of delicious food from our vendors or watch the roostertails fly from our beer garden.

Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival – June 8-10

Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Friday starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more than a decade MCTAMA has hosted the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous in Sacajawea State Park during the second weekend of June beginning Friday evening.

This festival consists of live music, a Dutch Oven gathering, camping, workshops, dancing, and delicious food. Last year, approximately 1,000 attendees and performers from all over the nation were in attendance, and local newspaper and television stations covered the event. We are anticipating even greater success for 2018!

Ticket Information:
For all tickets, age 15 and under are free (accompanied by an adult)
Weekend passes: $45.00 (cash or check only at the gate)
Friday pass $18
Saturday pass $25
Sunday pass $15

Note: attendees on Friday must either buy a one day Discover Pass, or have an annual Discover Pass (daily $10 per vehicle, annual $30 per vehicle). These may be purchased at the State Park. Saturday and Sunday are both free days, no Discover Pass required. Campers pay the $13 per night camp fee and don’t need a discover pass

Pasco Firefighters Special Needs Fun Run – June 9

Chiawana Park, 2020 RD 88 in Pasco
Check in begins at 7 a.m.
Fun run is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult 5K Registration Fee $35
Minors (18 and under) 5K Registration Fee $15

Come join your Pasco Union Firefighters for their second annual Pasco Firefighter’s Special Needs Fun Run. The 5K fun run starts at Chiawana Park and continues along the beautiful Columbia River.

All proceeds benefit the Arc of Tri-Cities and the Children’s Developmental Center. Come help raise awareness and charitable funds supporting individuals and families affected by cognitive disorders.

Richland Chalk Art Festival – June 9

Uptown Shopping Center in Richland
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
12:00 Noon – Judging Begins
4:00 p.m. – Awards Announced
Cost: There is a small registration fee depending on age

Enter to create your own masterpiece on a sidewalk square or come to see the sidewalks transformed.

Artwork will be judge by age groups starting at noon, and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m.
Pre-registration will take place at Amber Rose Consignment Booutque, The Octopus’ Garden, and Sunken Treasures Video Games.

Mid-Columbia Mopar June Show N’ Shine – June 9

Columbia Point Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free for spectators

Mid-Columbia Mopar is pleased to present their 34th Annual Show & Shine. Spectators will enjoy the sight of various cars with different themes and modifications. The Show & Shine will wrap up with the award ceremony at 3 p.m.

Bottles, Brews, BBQ 2018 – June 9

Prosser’s Vintner’s Village, 357 Port Ave. in Prosser
From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20

This is a 21+ event featuring Prosser wineries, breweries, live music and a juried BBQ competition hosted by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Arrive early to check out the BBQ competition – watch (and smell) the competition first hand. Samples are available from the BBQ teams for purchase – first come basis. Stay later to enjoy the live-music entertainment and sample beer and wine from area producers. Additional food available by a wide assortment of vendors.
Info & Tickets:

LIGO Public Tours – June 9

Come take a look at LIGO! 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.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Inland Northwest Musicians Summer POPS Concert – June 9

HAPO Community Stage at John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Free to attend

Inland Northwest Musicians combined orchestra and chorale will be performing a variety of music for all ages.

Concert Pianist Isaac Chua – June 10

Columbia Basin College Theater, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
From 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
General Admission: $10 | Children ages 12 and under: $5 – Tickets at the door must be paid with cash or check

Isaac Chua will be performing and presenting a variety of masterpieces which showcase the transformation of music in Europe throughout the span of several centuries.
Info & Tickets:

Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities

There are several Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities that are open from May through October. The following is a list of Farmers’ Markets and their opening dates:

Historic Kennewick Farmers Market – June 7, 2018 through October 17. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in downtown Kennewick.

Pasco Farmers’ Market – May 5, 2018 through October 27. It’s open two days, 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday at the corner of West Columbia Street and South Fourth Avenue.

Market at The Parkway – June 1, 2018 through October 26. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at The Parkway between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way.

For more information on Farmers’ Markets and Local Food & Farm Producers in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Summer Activity & Recreation Guides

Summer activity & recreation guides for May through August have been published by the Parks & Recreation Departments for:
– Kennewick:
– Pasco:
– Richland:

REACH Museum Guided Tours 2018 through September 22

The REACH is offering their guided tours for 2018 with geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad, Ice Age Floods expert Gary Kleinknecht, or geologist George Last leading the geology related tours. Lunch and transportation is provided unless noted on the tour website page.

– Eastern Scablands – June 15 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– McBee Hill Hike – June 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. $39.99
– Visit Small Town USA – July 12 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $134.99
– Dry Falls & Lower Grand Coulee – July 20 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Foodie Tour – August 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $139.99
– Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig – August 11 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Vineyards and Winemaking – September 6 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $114.99
– Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls – September 14 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Hops to Bottle – September 15 From 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $119.99
– Cold War Bus Alphabet House Tour – September 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon $29.99

Payment is required in full the Monday prior to the tour. Full refunds will be given if cancelled two weeks before the tour date. 25% of ticket cost will be withheld if cancellation occurs after the two week deadline. Tours are subject to cancellation. All tours depart from The REACH (1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland) unless otherwise stated on the tour website page.
Tour info:

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: New Horizons through July 1

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.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

“New Horizons” is a woodturning show that features the works from 34 of the most noted wood artists in the U.S. and Canada.

On June 23 at 2 p.m., John Barany will showcase various techniques for applying detailed images using an air brush.

The Mid-Columbia Woodturners, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, produced this exhibition. Learn more about “New Horizons” by visiting

Esvelt Gallery: Juried Student Art Show through June 8

2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
Exhibit is free and open to the public

The Student Art Show is a fantastic opportunity for the college campus, and larger community, to gather and celebrate the talent of CBC students and showcase the skills that have been developed through classroom curriculum. The selected student work will feature an impressive variety of media. Outstanding work will be selected in the categories of 2-D design, 3-D design, digital design, painting, drawing, illustration, photography, sculpture, and ceramics. Other awards include the Dean’s Award, Faculty Award, Juror’s Award, CBC Foundation Purchase Awards, Gallery Purchase Awards, and ASCBC Purchase Awards.
Juror: Greg Tate

Ashleigh Rogers Art Show through June 17

DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Wednesday & Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative showcases rising star Ashleigh Rogers in her first solo show. Winner of the People’s Choice and Gold awards at this year’s Yellow Show, Rogers brings her unique portraits to DrewBoy Creative this May.

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

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
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: $10 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.  Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.

June Events Flyer

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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:
– June 8: Supervolcanoes at 7 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 8 p.m.
– June 9: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2 p.m. and The Little Star That Could at 3 p.m.

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

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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