Things to Do: July 9-15, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of July 9-15, 2018:

  • Cascades Job Corps College Information Session – July 9
  • Drums Along the Columbia – July 9
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Everett Aquasox – July 9
  • Sundown In Tri-Town – July 11
  • Thunder on the Island – July 11
  • Fish Tales & Ales – July 11
  • Kennewick Sustainability Forum – July 12
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – July 12
  • Play: Sister Act – July 12-14
  • Sunset at Southridge – July 13
  • GESA Summer Concert Series – July 13
  • Glow Hike – July 13
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night – July 13
  • Athena Caledonian Games – July 13-15
  • Renegade Rage 2018 – July 14
  • Hermiston’s Fun Fest – July 14
  • LIGO Public Tours – July 14
  • Pendleton Whisky Music Fest – July 14
  • See3Slam – July 14 & 15
  • Summer Movies for Kids and Families 2018
  • Summer Camps 2018
  • J&S Dreamland Express
  • 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

Cascades Job Corps College Information Session – July 9

Worksource Columbia Basin, 815 N Kellogg St. Suite D in Kennewick
Starts at 2 p.m.
Free to attend

The Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy is a tuition-free training and education program that will connect you with the skills and educational opportunities you need to establish a real career. Students in the Cascades program will receive Free college education on college campuses, Microsoft Imagine Academy, wrap around services, and extensive evening tutoring, mentoring, and skills development. You will get the opportunity to earn college credits and industry-recognized credentials in health care or information technology via hands-on, practical experience.

Attend the application/interview workshops for Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy onsite at Worksource Columbia Basin and learn about a new Job Corps Pilot Program.

We offer two specific Career Pathways:

  • Healthcare: Two Year Associates of Sciences Degree in Pre Nursing or Biology (Medical Administrative Specialist, Certified Medical Assistant)
  • Information Technology: Two Year Associates of Technical Arts Degree (Computer Applications Support Technician, Network Technician, Game & Web Development)

Basic Qualifications: 16-21 years of age, Meet income standards (varies by applicant), No pending court dates, No court fines over $500, Motivated and committed

This program is completely Free to eligible students!

If you are ready to take the next step contact: Trudy Poole (Office: 206-429-3753, Text: 509-204-1162, Email:, or visit

Drums Along the Columbia – July 9

Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco
Gates open 5:45 p.m. – Show at 6:45 p.m.
– General Admission tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door/online the day of the show)
– Reserved Seating tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door/online the day of the show)
– Premium Reserved Seating tickets are $50 in advance/online only (Not available day of show)
– Children 5 and under receive free general admission

Drums Along The Columbia brings the excitement, precision, and pageantry of the drum corps activity to Southeastern Washington State.

Featuring: The Battalion, Blue Nights, Seattle Cascades, The Academy Troopers, Santa Clara Vanguard, Oregon Crusaders, Columbians, and Pacific Crest
Info & Tickets:

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Everett Aquasox – July 9

Gesa Stadium, 6200 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 7:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
General Admission $8

Join the Dust Devils for a night of fun as we compete  against our division rival the Everett Aquasox!

Sundown In Tri-Town – July 11

Volunteer Park, 1125 N 4th Ave. in Pasco
From 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free family fun

Join us on Wednesday’s this summer for Pasco’s Sounds of Summer at Pasco’s Tardeadas in Volunteer Park. Fun for the whole family, including Live Music, an Evening Farmers Market, Food Vendors, Vendors, Booths & Activities, and a Beer Garden.

Thunder on the Island – July 11

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

Free family fun – food and beverages will be available for purchase. No Direction will be the featured band at the Thunder on the Island weekly free concert series for 2018 on July 11th. Here is the rest of the summer line up:

July 11 – No Direction
July 18 – Edge of Blue
July 25 – Junkyard Jane
August 1 – Cody Beebe and the Crooks with Austin Jenckes
August 8 – Black Rose Concept
August 15 – Fallout

Fish Tales & Ales – July 11

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – ADULTS ONLY educational event (Remember to bring your Photo ID)
Cost: Dry Tickets/REACH Members: $10 per person, Non-Member Ticket: $16 per person

Everybody’s got a Fish Story!

Renowned author, Dennis Dauble will present Tales of Natural History and Adventure on the Columbia River. There will be readings of Native American myth, explorer journals, and early 19th century angling lore. Come find out what a “swallowing monster’s pet” is!

Stay after the discussion for Social Hour filled with crafts, music, and adult beverages from Ice Harbor Brewery.

Kennewick Sustainability Forum – July 12

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to participate

The City of Kennewick and its community partners are pleased to announce the Kennewick Sustainability Forum. Business owners, developers, and the general public are invited to attend to learn about current and future initiatives to ensure sustainability across the City’s day-to-day functions and future planning needs.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with City staff on sustainable interdepartmental practices and policy initiatives, and have a chance to speak with service providers and industry professionals about their work outside of City governance.
Info & Schedule:

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – July 12

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 Stompin Ground on July 12. 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.

July 12 – Stompin Ground
July 19 – Colorblind
July 26 – Nerve Centr

Play: Sister Act – July 12-14

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening
Tickets: $25 adults and $23 seniors/students

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.  Rated PG: Minimal Swearing.
Future dates: July 19-21

Sunset at Southridge – July 13

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free family fun

Put down your cooking utensils and let our vendors do the cooking. Experience live entertainment, food trucks/vendors and kids activity. Every vendor features a $7 dinner special that includes a free carousel ride.

GESA Summer Concert Series – July 13

Flat Top Park in West Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Red Mountain Lions Club is sponsoring the outdoor summer concert series again this year with a fantastic line up for the public to enjoy free of charge. Black Dolly will be performing on July 13. Concerts are held at the pavilion at Flat Top Park and begin at 7:30 p.m. The Red Mountain Lions Club will have refreshments for sale at a reasonable price. The schedule follows:

July 13: Black Dolly
July 20: The Shades
July 27: Badger Mountain Dry Band

Glow Hike – July 13

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

Join us for magical evenings as we hike Badger Mountain under the stars with glow sticks to help light our way. Extra glowsticks will be provided while supplies last.

We will be meeting up at Trailhead Park 525 Queensgate Dr. in Richland. Please remember to bring your glow sticks back down the trail and dispose of them in garbage cans. We want to keep the trail clean!
Future date: August 10

Family Outdoor Movie Night – July 13

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at sunset
Free family entertainment

The featured outdoor movie on July 13 is “Space Jam.”

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!

Athena Caledonian Games – July 13-15

Athena Caledonian Games are held annually the second weekend of July in Athena (located between Walla Walla and Pendleton).

Caledonian is a Scottish heritage festival celebrating the Scottish tradition with heavy athletic competition, dancing, piping, stories, Celtic harp, free music in the park, clan tents and activities to do. Come and see us – you don’t have to wear a kilt, but it is fun anyway.

Renegade Rage 2018 – July 14

Hanses Farm, 2720 Sagemoor Rd. in Pasco

Renegade Rage is Tri-Cities own obstacle mud run. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a beginner, or a kid, Renegade Rage is for You! Come experience what everyone will be talking about. Challenge yourself (and a friend) and come see what the hype is all about!

Renegade Rage has over 30 challenging obstacles. And we don’t call a log in the trail or a simple mud puddle an obstacle! Monkey mile (monkey bars) an epic rope swing, peg wall just to name a few! Renegade Rage has many water feature obstacles and plenty of mud, much more than you will see at a Spartan Race. The obstacles are challenging and draw Elite Runners from across the Pacific Northwest and the 2 mile course invites families to run together from ages 5 to 99!
Info & Registration:

Hermiston’s Fun Fest – July 14

Hermiston’s Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Funfest will be held this year on Main Street in downtown Hermiston. Please join us for a fun-filled day for kids of all ages. Live entertainment, Vendor Booths, Kids Games, Classic Car show in the Park and lots of yummy food!

LIGO Public Tours – July 14

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

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.

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest – July 14

Pendleton Round-Up Grounds in Pendleton
From 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – gates open at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: Grandstand Seats $79.95, Box Seats $95, Premium Arena Seats $145 & $175

Join us at the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest, featuring five-time CMA male vocalist of the year, Blake Shelton, Grammy award-winning, global superstar Pitbull, and more.
Info & Tickets:

See3Slam – July 14 & 15

John Dam Plaza & George Washington Way in Richland
All day event – Free to watch
Note: registration for this event has closed!

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!

Summer Movies for Kids and Families 2018

This summer take your kids to the movies for free or at a discounted rate! Movies are being offered through:

– AMC Classic Kennewick 12
– Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco
– Regal Columbia Mall Stadium 8
– Richland Parks & Recreation Department

For details, visit:

Summer Camps 2018

Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in the Tri-Cities during the summer of 2018. For more information, visit:

J&S Dreamland Express

Columbia Park (near Family Fishing Pond) in Kennewick
Every Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. through September
Rides are $1 per person

Proceeds go to the HHH Kiwanis Club which funds various programs within our schools, communities and scholarship opportunities.

Volunteers are needed! If you would like to become an Engineer or Conductor, we have an opportunity for you! Please contact call Dick Nordness at (509) 948-2433 to find out the many ways you can help volunteer. You may also visit our website to find other ways you can help, including being a member of our service organization.

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.

– 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

Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: Philip Harding through August 17

Esvelt Gallery @ Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
– Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
– Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
– Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Free admission

The Artwork of Philip Harding focuses on the primary concerns of existence – how the universe came into existence, how life and consciousness came into existence, and the impact of evolution, the processes of entropy/disentropy, and how our minds experience and understand the world.

About the artist:

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 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 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.

July 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:
– July 13: Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
– July 14: Secret Lives of Stars at 2 p.m. and Oasis In Space 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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