Things to Do: July 16-22, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of July 16-22, 2018:

  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians – July 16-18
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – July 17 & 18
  • Pendleton Bike Week & Northwest Moto Show – July 17-22
  • Sundown In Tri-Town – July 18
  • Thunder on the Island – July 18
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – July 19
  • Theatre: Sister Act – July 19-21
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds – July 19-23
  • Car Wash Fundraiser! – July 20
  • Sunset at Southridge – July 20
  • Drinks for Drinks – July 20
  • GESA Summer Concert Series – July 20
  • Great American Drive-In – July 20
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night – July 20
  • West Richland Yard Sale – July 20 & 21
  • 4th Annual Brews by the Blues (Milton-Freewater) – July 20 & 21
  • Vintage Fix Market – July 21
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival – July 21
  • PetSmart Adoption – July 21
  • Horse Heaven Hills AVA Trail Drive & BBQ – July 21
  • Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala – July 21
  • Richland Luau & Hawaiian Cultural Festival – July 21
  • Big Bounce America – July 21 & 22
  • 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
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians – July 16-18

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

Join the Dust Devils for several nights of fun as we compete against our division rival the Vancouver Canadians!

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – July 17 & 18

Four performances:
– Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
– Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Memorial Park (across from Pasco Library), 1320 W. Shoshone St. in Pasco
– Wednesday from 11 a.m. – noon at Othello Kiwanis Park
– Wednesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Free family fun!

Kids and grown-ups alike will love Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band and their Latin Grammy winning whimsical indie-pop beats! Led by husband and wife duo, award winning singer/songwriter, Lucky Diaz and Broadway performer/ songwriter Alisha Gaddis, the band turns kid’s music into music loved by all.

Latin GRAMMY Award Winning. Multiple EMMY nominated Children’s Artist. People Magazine’s #1 Pick: as seen on Sprout, CNN, PBS, NPR, NBC & Univision!
Learn more at:

Pendleton Bike Week & Northwest Moto Show – July 17-22

Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton Bike Week is the fastest growing motorcycle rally in the Western USA. Come and join us for a great week of rides, new friends, and entertainment. Don’t miss Foghat performing Saturday Night July 21st at Happy Canyon Stadium.

Sundown In Tri-Town – July 18

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 18

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. Edge of Blue 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 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

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – July 19

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 Colorblind on July 19. 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 19 – Colorblind
July 26 – Nerve Centr

Theatre: Sister Act – July 19-21

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.

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds – July 19-23

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

Join the Dust Devils for several nights of fun as we compete against our division rival the Eugene Emeralds!

Car Wash Fundraiser! – July 20

Les Schwab Tire Centers, 4110 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$7 suggested donation

Hosted by Atomic City Annihilators –

Let us clean that summer grime off your vehicle! All profits go towards team expenses such as uniforms, practice space, and training activities.

Sunset at Southridge – July 20

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.

Drinks for Drinks – July 20

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 7 p.m. – Midnight
Tickets: $5 online or at the door – must be 21+ (ticket sales limited to 300)

A benefit/concert party to raise buckets of cash for Charity Water – 100% of all ticket and alcohol sales will go directly towards helping to fund clean water projects in Ethiopia.

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will feature live music by SCOUT, Dutch Donnelly, Jeff Stachofsky, and more; live comedy by Emily Richman; a live podcast recording with Vanilla Sunday, and more! Some of our favorite craft beer, wine and food trucks will be available for purchase through the night.

You’ll also get a chance to do a WATER WALK – to experience a little bit of what women and children around the globe have to endure everyday in order to provide drinking water for their families. Beer pong, corn hole, and other favorite party games will also be available.
Info & Tickets: and

GESA Summer Concert Series – July 20

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. The Shades will be performing on July 20. 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 20: The Shades
July 27: Badger Mountain Dry Band

Great American Drive-In – July 20

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Free Entry – One ticket per car required

Hosted by Welcome Warriors Home – Enjoy a family night on Clover Island. Uniting with a purpose. Welcoming the newest warriors home while showing our thanks for our freedom.

Featured Movie: National Treasure
Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.

Family Outdoor Movie Night – July 20

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Starts at sunset
Free family entertainment

The featured outdoor movie on July 20 is “Coco.”

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!

West Richland Yard Sale – July 20 & 21

Sandberg Event Center, 331 S 41st Ave. in West Richland
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days

Each year the West Richland Chamber adopts local families to provide a glorious Holiday Santa Gift experience, as well as a complete Holiday Dinner! Bring the whole family out to the Sandberg Event Center July 20th & 21st to snag some amazing deals! All proceeds go to the Holiday Family Outreach Program.

To schedule a time to drop-off your unwanted items to donate to the Yard Sale, call May at (509) 948-3794.
Future dates: August 10 & 11

4th Annual Brews by the Blues (Milton-Freewater) – July 20 & 21

Junior Show Grounds, 84575 Hwy 11 in Milton-Freewater
Friday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Entry fees are: $25 per day and includes beer glass w/5 tokens, Children 13yrs & older and Designated Drivers $10, Children under 13yrs of age Free.

Our 4th Annual Brews by the Blues Festival is here! We have a full lineup of entertainers providing live music all weekend long, more brews and ciders than in years past, food vendors, and we’ve even added a Corn Hole Tournament this year! Come out and enjoy Summer with the perfect ambiance of fun and freedom! We want to see you there!

Vintage Fix Market – July 21

Benton County Fairgrounds (building #2), 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennwick
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 (cash please). Children under 12 get in free. Parking is free.

You’re invited to the Summer Vintage Fix Market! Come find your farmhouse, industrial, shabby chic, and vintage treasures, this time in (the much larger) Building 2 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. There will be food trucks, local vocalists, outdoor fun, and over 65 hand picked vendors with handmade and repurposed items, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and more!

Part of admission proceeds will be donated to Rascal Rodeo. Come get your vintage fix… we can’t wait to see you there!

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival – July 21

Downtown Walla Walla
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us in historic Downtown Walla Walla July 21st for the annual Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival.
– Arts & Craft Vendors
– Dance Team Demos
– Great Food Vendors
– Chef Demonstrations

PetSmart Adoption – July 21

PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adoptable dogs and cats from Pet Over Population Prevention and dogs from Wine Country Bullys will be available for adoption. Come visit adoptable pets and possibly find a forever friend.

Also, Service Peace Warriors and Tri-Cities Hydroplane, LLC will be at the Kennewick PetSmart to raise money for Service Peace Warriors. Come out and see the Tri-Cities Hydro Girls Team along with several of the Service Peace Warriors dogs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Horse Heaven Hills AVA Trail Drive & BBQ – July 21

Trail Drive 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BBQ 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 (sales end 7/18)

Experience one of the Pacific Northwest’s most unique and memorable wine trails! Our Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive is held annually on the third Saturday in July. As you drive to each stop you’ll meet growers and vintners behind some of Washington’s most storied and highly rated wines. ​At days end join the country BBQ prepared by Castle Catering, Wine Tasting, and Music at Crow Butte Park.

Please allow four to five hours to complete the drive of the wine trail. Kids under 10 may eat for free at the BBQ. Thank you for supporting our annual fundraiser for scholarships in viticulture and enology. We have been able to help many local students in our industry.
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Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala – July 21

Historic Downtown Prosser
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Anniversary special $15 ticket, includes two scrip for wine and beer! Additional scrip is available for purchase. Food is additional.

Stroll through a large variety of northwest artisans with fine art, pottery, woodworking, glass art and reclaimed whimsy. Live music with the Mel Peterson Collective from Portland, and our food vendors are Neighbors BBQ, Cascade Wood Fired Pizza, and more! Several Prosser wineries and brew options available to taste. Sangria contest will be returning.

No one under 21 is admitted and limited tickets are available for this event.
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Richland Luau & Hawaiian Cultural Festival – July 21

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22.00 +$2.13 convenience fee for adults; $7.50 +$1.40 convenience fee for kids ages 6-13 and under age 5 free.

Joins us for a family friendly good old fashioned Hawaiian Luau!

We invite you to our Polynesian experience and the festivities include: an authentic Hawaiian meal prepared by Kimo’s Sports Bar & Brewpub, children’s activities and native Hawaiian, Samoan, New Zealand and Tahitian performances on the HAPO Community Stage. Hurry and get your tickets now. Limited seating.

Big Bounce America – July 21 & 22

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
Tickets: $11 – $19 per reserved session

The largest bounce house ever assembled is coming back to Kennewick. The community can enjoy the 10,000 square-foot inflated house, while the Big Bounce America tour is in town from July 21 & 22.

People of all ages are invited to play at the bouncy basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course and slide into a massive ball pit. The event will also host adult-only night sessions.
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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.

– 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.
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Art Exhibits

DrewBoy Creative: The Society of Artists Who Make Things for People to Look At – July 20

DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Suggested donation: $4

An Art Show by The Society of Artists Who Make Things for People to Look At…

The artists:
Amy Boaro
Anthony Bright
David Garcia
Douglas Gast
Emily Richman
Erin Schmidt
Gracie Jai-Dee
Katie Newman
R.G. Biv
Steve Lee
Tara Clark
Thelma Harris

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 20: Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m. and Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 8 p.m.
– July 21: Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m. and The Life of Trees 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

LIGO Public Tours

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.

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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