Things to Do: July 1-7, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of July 1-7, 2019:

  • Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds- July 1-3
  • Thunder on the Island – July 3
  • Camp Patriot Fun Run – July 4
  • Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July Celebration – July 4
  • River of Fire – July 4
  • Historic Speeches on the Parkway – July 4
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Cherry & Berry Days (Prosser) – July 4-6
  • Sunset at Southridge – July 5
  • 9th Annual Retread Show & Shine – July 6
  • BBQ & Blues Indoor Street Festival – July 6
  • Summer Movies for Kids and Families 2019
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds – July 1-3

Gesa Stadium, 6200 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Games start at 7:15 p.m.
General admission: $10

Watch the Tri-Cities Dust Devils as they compete against the Eugene Emeralds. There will be post-game fireworks on Wednesday.

Thunder on the Island – July 3

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. Half Step Down will be the featured performer at the Thunder on the Island weekly free concert series for 2019.

Camp Patriot Fun Run – July 4

GESA Stadium, 6200 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Event Day Registration is 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
Fun runs begin at 8 a.m., 100 Pound Ruck March begins at 7:30 a.m.

Join the annual Camp Patriot Fun Run on July 4th featuring:
– 1 Mile Run/Walk (12 & Under) – $25.00
– 5K Run/Walk (12 & Under) – $25.00
– 1 Mile Run/Walk (Adult) – $35.00
– 5K Run/Walk (Adult) – $35.00
– 5K 100 Pound Ruck March (Adult) – $35.00

Note: online registration has closed and no mail-in registration

Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July Celebration – July 4

There are a variety of activities taking place on the 4th of July in Pasco that include:
– Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – 7 a.m. @ Memorial Park
– Camp Patriot Fun Run – 8 a.m. @ Gesa Stadium
– Red, White & Boom Softball Tournament – 8 a.m. @ Pasco Softball Complex
– HAPO Grand Old 4th Parade – 10:00 a.m @ Sylvester St. to 14th Ave.
– Cardboard Regatta – 12:00 Noon @ Memorial Pool
– Wet & Dry Fun Inflatables from 12:00 noon – 4 p.m. @ Memorial Park
– Camp Patriot Show & Shine Car Show from 12:00 noon – 4p.m. @ Memorial Park
– Grand Old 4th Fireworks – 10:00 p.m. @ GESA Stadium (gates open at 6:00 p.m. – entertainment will be provided and concessions and beer sales will be available)

River of Fire – July 4

Columbia Park in Kennewick
River of Fire Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
Suggested Donation of $5/carload

Family Fun Golf Tournament: Nine Holes. Contact the Columbia Park Golf Course to Register (509) 586-3111 or Play begins at 9:00 a.m.

Food concessions, vendors and kid’s activities will be available in the East end of Columbia Park beginning at 12:00 noon. Catch a ride & tour the Park on the J&S Dreamland Express thanks to BNSF Railway. Fireworks kick-off at dusk approximately 10:00 p.m. Note: the fireworks will be launched from a new location in front of the driving range at Columbia Park Golf Link.

Historic Speeches on the Parkway – July 4

The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
From 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Richland Players presents two speeches from Teddy Roosevelt and Emma Goldman. Join us in celebrating our country’s birthday Thursday July 4th at 3 pm!

Bill’s Berry Farm Cherry & Berry Days (Prosser) – July 4-6

3674 N. County Line Road in Grandview
Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

It is the season everyone waits for all year long…fresh Cherries and Berries! With four varieties of Sweet Cherries and one Tart Cherry along with Certified Organic Blueberries and Raspberries it is a season hard to beat! Put on your sun hat, take a hayride to the field and enjoy some cherry and berry deliciousness!

After picking cool off in the shade with a tasty lunch and a cool lemonade. Top off your lunch with our famous Cherry or Blueberry Donuts straight from the fryer! Younger kids always enjoy our two farm Playgrounds, visiting our Animal Farm or riding our Barnyard Train ($3).

Future Dates: Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunset at Southridge – July 5

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Sunset at Southridge is the Tri-Cities largest food truck event. Experience live entertainment, food trucks & vendors and kids activities. This event occurs every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from June through August.

9th Annual Retread Show & Shine – July 6

Andy’s North Restaurant and Lounge, 3321 W Court St. in Pasco
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
No Registration – Free for spectators

Everyone is Invited! We Will Have Music, a BBQ for $7 and T-Shirts for Sale for $20.

We Had Almost 200 Cars Last Year! Let’s Have Another Great Turnout! If You’re Not Interested in the BBQ the Restaurant and Bar Will Be in Full Swing! Come on Down and Have a Good Time!

BBQ & Blues Indoor Street Festival – July 6

Red Lion Hotel & Converence Center Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase in Advance $30 General Admission, $45 VIP Seating – Purchase at the Door $35 General Admission, $50 VIP Seating
Note: this is an all ages event – tickets for children 12 and under are $10

Celebrate Independence Day weekend on Saturday July 6, 2019 at the Red Lion Pasco. Enjoy tunes from local bands including NuffSed, divulge on the barbecue, then see the 2013 Blues Music Award Winner Big Llou Johnson perform live on stage at the Red Lion Pasco.

The barbecue will feature barrel pit smoked Tri-Tip, Pork Ribs, Housemade Bratwurst, Pulled Chicken Sliders, Grilled Shrimp, plus enjoy all the traditional barbecue sides and fixings. Cool off with drink specials including domestic beers, cocktails, and frozen margaritas! BBQ food tickets will be available for purchase inside the event, starting at just $3/ticket!

5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. BBQ
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Opening Band
7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. NuffSed
8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Big Llou Johnson
Info & Tickets:

Summer Movies for Kids and Families 2019

This summer take your kids to the movies for free or at a discounted rate in Tri-Cities, WA! Movies are being offered through:

– AMC Classic Kennewick 12
– Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco
– Richland Parks & Recreation
– Pasco Parks & Recreation

For more information, visit:

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019

Upcoming Tours:
– August 10 – Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig – $108.59 per person
– August 17 – Kayak Hanford Reach National Monument – $108.59 per person (Sold Out)
– September 7 – Vineyards & Winemaking – $124.88 per person
– September 14 – Hops to Bottle – $119.45 per person
– September 20 – Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands & Palouse Falls – $119.45 per person

The REACH is offering their guided tours for 2019. Lunch and transportation is provided unless noted on the tour website page.
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.
Info & Registration:

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: “Drawings” by Mary Dryburgh through August 22

Esvelt Gallery, CBC Campus, 2600 N. 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free to attend

“Drawings” is a multi-media show by Mary Dryburgh which will run at the CBC Esvelt Gallery through August 22nd. This exhibition of 30 works was created using pencil, pastel, ink and water color on a variety of grounds. The pieces include realistic renderings of local plants to abstract impressions of written texts.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum: Warp & Weave Exhibit through July 27

White Bluffs Quilt Museum, 294 Torbett St. in Richland
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

A new exhibit at White Bluffs Quilt Museum features some amazing textiles, and a number of looms, warped and ready for you to try your hand at weaving. The exhibit also features a collection of Drop Spindles. Drop Spindles were in use before recorded history. The origin of the first wooden spindle is lost to history. Most historians agree that the practice of spinning fibers into yarn or thread existed over 10,000 years ago. Come to White Bluffs and view this new exhibit, enjoy the variety of fibers (animal and plant), the drop spindles, some stunning hand woven fabrics and weave a bit with us.

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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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. (no new admissions after 4 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.
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Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history 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 (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

Showing this week:
– July 5: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. and Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon at 8 p.m.
– July 6: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather 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.
Info & Tickets: 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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