Things to Do: September 24-30, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of September 24-30, 2018:

  • Howard Crosby: My Favorite Songs and Stories – September 27
  • Tri-City Youth Choir Gala – September 28
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – September 28
  • Sacajawea Heritage Days – September 28 & 29
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz – September 28 & 29
  • The Great Prosser Balloon Rally – September 28-30
  • Fall Dog Show – September 28-30
  • Prosser Harvest Festival – September 28-30
  • Jurassic Quest – September 28-30
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Concert at B Reactor National Historic Landmark – September 28-30
  • Royal Family Super Hero Fun Run – September 29
  • Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS – September 29
  • Retrorider Vintage Motorcycle Show – September 29
  • Fresh Hop Ale Festival (Yakima) – September 29
  • Night Glow (Prosser) – September 29
  • Rude Mechanicals Gala – September 29
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – September 29
  • Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour – September 29 & 30
  • National Alpaca Farm Days – September 29 & 30
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2018
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Howard Crosby: My Favorite Songs and Stories – September 27

The Listening Room at Magnolia Music Studio, 430 George Washington Way in Richland
From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per person

Howard Crosby is coming to The Listening Room at Magnolia Music Studio in Richland. Spend an intimate evening of song, story, and laughter, including songs made famous by “Uncle Bing.” Joining Howard on piano will be the celebrated accompanist Mr. Randy Kaping. Throughout the show, Howard will regale the audience with stories about Bing Crosby from their days together on the golf course and at family gatherings and holidays. Howard and Randy have entertained audiences throughout the Northwest, as well as in Palm Desert, Las Vegas, London and Dublin. Seating is limited and a portion of the ticket sales will go to Richland Rotary Scholarship Fund.
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Tri-City Youth Choir Gala – September 28

Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program begins at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per person – purchase online

Come enjoy a fun filled evening with good friends, yummy food, inspiring entertainment, and lots of laughter. We’ve dropped our prices to fit what you’ve already budgeted for date night. And don’t get caught up on semi formal, if your date night screams casual, wear it!

The TCYC mission is to provide hope to the community through song and performances created to uplift and inspire. For this purpose, TCYC is hosting a Building Fund Gala to raise money for a permanent location for the youth of our area to develop and excel in their musical talents.
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Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winter Hawks – September 28

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Portland Winterhawks.
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Sacajawea Heritage Days – September 28 & 29

Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Living history for the public
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Living history for the public
Free to attend – note: a Discover Pass or Day Pass is required to visit the park

Walk through history at the site where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped over 200 years ago. This will be a great experience and a lot of fun.

Academy of Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz – September 28 & 29

Richland High School, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Ticket Prices – Green/Yellow/Blue (will call):
Children (12 & Under) – $10/$12/$14, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13/$15/$17, Adults – $16/$18/$20

Plot Summary The Wizard of Oz: This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Featuring all your favorite songs and characters from the timeless MGM film! Join us as we journey with Dorthy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and (of course!) Toto down the yellow brick road!
Future dates: October 5-7
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The Great Prosser Balloon Rally – September 28-30

Prosser Airport, 111 Nunn Road in Prosser
From 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Free to watch

Hot Air Balloons take to the sky at The Great Prosser Balloon Rally. The balloons are scheduled to launch at sunrise from the Prosser Washington Airport. Please remember the launches are Weather Permitting, depending upon rain and wind.

Fall Dog Show – September 28-30

East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
Daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

– Friday: Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Regional Specialty
– Friday: Richland Kennel Club sponsored Obedience & Rally trials
– Saturday and Sunday: Obedience & Rally trials sponsored by Columbia Basin Dog Training
– Saturday and Sunday: All Breed Confirmation
– Food trucks and other vendors on site

Prosser Harvest Festival – September 28-30

Downtown Prosser
Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Browse a wide variety of handcrafted arts, crafts, personal care products, and goodies at the Harvest Festival. Held each year in conjunction with the Great Prosser Balloon Rally this vendor show is a great stop after the morning launch, or anytime through the weekend.

The festival will be in the downtown area on Meade Ave from 7h St to Banner Bank and on 6th St from Meade Ave to Bennett Ave.

Jurassic Quest – September 28-30

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: Kids VIP (ages 2-12) $34, Kids (ages 2-12) $20, Adults (ages 13-64) $20, Seniors (65+) $18
(Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and In-Active Military Personnel, their spouses and kids save $2 on each ticket. Must present appropriate ID at event )

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.

Once our visitors have experienced the Dinosaur Exhibit, they’re not finished yet… There are many attractions and activities for all kinds of dinosaur fans. Our guests can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, They can Ride on the back of a Huge 24ft TRex, or the spiky, Overgrown, Carnotaurus. There are several different species to ride and our guests always find their favorite. There are countless dinosaur themed rides through out the event… Inflatable mazes, HUGE slides, and the multitrack Dino Bungee Pull. Jurassic Quest has a Dinosaur Petting zoo where little ones can pet dinosaurs that are more their size and take photos. do crafts with the kiddos, Dino Science stations, Visit the fossil area in our Dinosaur Museum and see real dinosaur fossils dating back over 60 million years.
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Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Concert at B Reactor National Historic Landmark – September 28-30

Bus departs from the B Reactor Visitor Center, 2000 Logston Blvd. in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 5:30 p.m.. Sunday at 4:30 p.m
Cost: $75 on Saturday, $100 on Friday & Sunday (must be 21+)

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers returns to the B Reactor for a weekend of concerts for the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Manhattan Project. The program will explore aspects of why the U.S. chose to join the war effort, framed by our experimental system of government whose core values we defend around the world.

Friday and Sunday concerts include full gourmet dinner service with optional wine and beer, while the Saturday concert includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Return bus transportation from Richland is included for all concerts.
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Royal Family Super Hero Fun Run – September 29

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – Noon (warmup at 8:30 a.m., run starts at 9 a.m.)
Registration: $15 per person, 3 and under free

The First Annual Super Hero Fun Run in support of Royal Family Kids Pasco at the Southridge Sports Complex. We are excited to offer this fun, family friendly experience which will serve two purposes: The first, to offer families the opportunity to serve together as they raise much needed support for our local RFK and their mission to “confront abuse * change lives” for area Foster Children. Secondly, a great fun filled family event which will make positive and lasting memories.

This is a fundraiser and all purchases are non-refundable. Please allow ample time for race day parking congestion. Thank you for your support of the 2018 Superhero Fun Run benefiting the Royal Family Kids serving the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.
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Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS – September 29

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Registration opens at 10 a.m., 3 mile walk begins at 11 a.m.
Free to participate or form a team and help raise funds or make a donation

The Walk to Defeat ALS is the #1 way to empower yourself to lend support to those fighting and caring for someone living with ALS. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country come together to raise funds to support care service programs, enable cutting-edge research, and advance nationwide advocacy efforts for people with ALS and their families.

What started as a small group of concerned citizens has now grown to a nation-wide campaign with more than 175,000 participants annually. Since 2000, the events have raised over $238 million toward our vision – a world without ALS.

Help us keep the momentum going in 2018!
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Retrorider Vintage Motorcycle Show – September 29

J and L Hydraulics, 1120 West Lewis St. in Pasco
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free for spectators

The RetroRiders Annual Vintage Motorcycle show is open to all motorcycles that are at least 25 years old. Staging is from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Show starts at 10 a.m. awards and raffle drawing is at 3 p.m. Entry of bike in the show is by donation ($10 suggested) to the Lourdes Foundation Children’s Summer Day Program.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival (Yakima) – September 29

Millennium Plaza in Downtown Yakima
From 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $45 per person (must be 21+)

At the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival, you can expect over 3,000 enthusiastic aficionados of both fine craft beer and Allied Arts having a marvelous time in downtown Yakima. All proceeds benefit Allied Arts of Yakima.

– Access to over 60+ breweries, wineries, and cideries
– 4 scrip tokens = four drinks
– Live music
– Collectible Glass
– Access to Wineries & Cideries
– Special Beers on the Beer Bike
– Food & merchandise available for purchase
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Night Glow (Prosser) – September 29

Art Fiker Stadium, 1500 Paterson Rd. in Prosser
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. but the Glow does not start until dusk
Free to attend

Night Glow is a great opportunity to see the balloons and their beautiful glow as the pilots light their burners to music!! Event is Weather Permitting and can be canceled for wind due to the fact it can cause extreme fire damage to the balloons.

We have a free kids zone for the children to play on and enjoy prior to the show. The Prosser FFA has food for purchase at the top of the stadium.

Rude Mechanicals Gala – September 29

Frichette Winery, 39412 N Sunset Rd. in Benton City
From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person (only 50 seats available – must be 21+)

Save the date for The Rude Mechanicals first gala fundraiser! Join us at Frichette Winery for an evening of superb wine, delicious food, and fantastic entertainment.

We will have a wonderful menu, inspired by the settings in Shakespeare’s plays. We’ll have a wine ring-toss, silent auction, live auction, fantastic entertainment, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream dessert bar to finish the evening.

We are excited to share this special evening with our community, and we hope to see you there!
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Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – September 29

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Everett Silvertips.
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Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour – September 29 & 30

Various studios around the Tri-Cities
Saturday & Sunday from From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to participate

Our studio tour is an annual free self-guided tour of the working studios of up to 12 artists, who will be on hand to answer questions and may be creating pieces as the visitors come through. Although the artists will have work available to buy visitors should feel free to think of this as an exhibition and an opportunity to experience and learn about the art that some of the Tri-City’s professional artists are creating.
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National Alpaca Farm Days – September 29 & 30

Sandollar Farms & Alpacas, 2001 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday from Noon – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

This is Sandollar Farms & Alpacas annual event to celebrate fall. Come enjoy the crias (baby alpacas) frolicking in the pasture, take a selfie with an alpaca, munch popcorn and sip cold lemonade while you watch fiber arts demonstrations or shop in our new farm store. We can’t wait to see you!

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12

East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Dr. in Kennewick
Thursday – Saturday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. each week until January 12
Cost: $5

EBCHS (East Benton County Historical Society) and HIHO (Hands In Hands On) join forces to bring an exciting, traveling children’s museum exhibit to the Tri-Cities! This pretend trek across the U.S.A. features an activity for every state and the District of Columbia – ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail, to name just a few!

More than 70 hands-on learning opportunities address key academic standards for school-age visitors and highlight our nation’s geography, history, music, pastimes and iconic tourist destinations. Hundreds of U.S. trivia questions at interactive game stations encourage a little friendly competition among trivia buffs of all ages. Photo murals feature of some America’s most beautiful and iconic destinations and lots of fun facts.

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Trivial Pursuit® is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. 1981, 2015 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. All Rights Reserved.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2018

Here is a list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, haunted houses & forests to check out around the Tri-Cities region that are taking place between the end of September through the end of October 2018. Check back for updates…

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals:
– Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival – Grandview
– Christopherson Farm – Pumpkins, Kiddie Korn Maze, Fall Decorations – Kennewick
– Country Mercantile Harvest Festival – Pasco
– Jobs Nursery Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Middleton’s Fall Festival – Pasco
– Union Gap Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
– Villa’s Lil’ Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Walla Walla Corn Maze

Haunted Houses & Forests:
– Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest
– Scaregrounds (Kennewick)
– Yakitat’s Haunted Hill (Benton City)

For more information, visit:

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: “Underpinnings” by Margot Casstevens – through October 18
Esvelt Gallery, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

Margot Casstevens’ current body of work titled Underpinnings explores our human experience. Her use of printmaking and drawing, in conjunction with video projection celebrates and examines questions of personal identity and memory.
– Artist Lecture: 5 – 6 p.m. in room P 201 on October 18th
– Closing Reception: 6 p.m. in the gallery on October 18th

Gallery at the Park: Tom Hausken & Larry Metcalf – through October 26

89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission

Throughout September and October, the Gallery at the Park will showcase Tom Hausken and Larry Metcalf’s exhibit “Working Through It – 35 Years.” The title of the show, “Working Through It,” refers to the idea that working is a constant part of an artist’s life. Artists are always working and creating, regardless of what life throws at them.

A reception will be held on September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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!
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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.

September 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:
– September 28: Cancelled
– September 29: Cancelled

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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