Things to Do: July 8-14, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of July 8-14, 2019:

  • Drums Along the Columbia – July 8
  • Photography Lecture: Photographing the Night Sky – July 8
  • Thunder on the Island – July 10
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – July 11
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – July 11-13
  • Richland Family Outdoor Movie Night: Captain Marvel – July 12
  • Drinks for Drinks Benefit – July 12
  • Athena Caledonian Games – July 12-14
  • Renegade Rage – July 13
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Cherry & Berry Days (Prosser) – July 13
  • Rise & Shine Car Show – July 13
  • LIGO Public Tours – July 13
  • Pendleton Whisky Music Fest – July 13
  • See3Slam – July 13 & 14
  • Summer Movies for Kids and Families 2019
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Drums Along the Columbia – July 8

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 Devils, Blue Nights, Seattle Cascades, Columbians, Genesis, Pacific Crest, and Troopers
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Photography Lecture: Photographing the Night Sky – July 8

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

This photography lecture presented by local photographer, Scott Butner, will discuss how to photograph the night sky. This is usually his best-attended lecture, and focuses on tips for photographing the moon, the stars, and beyond.

Scott Butner will also be hosting the following lectures:
August 12 – Photographing the Weather
September 9 – Photographing People


Thunder on the Island – July 10

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 performer at the Thunder on the Island weekly free concert series for 2019.

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – July 11

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at 5 p.m.
Free to attend

The Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series will feature Black Rose Concept on July 11. The concert series takes place every Thursday through August 1 and will feature live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors, and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.

Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – July 11-13

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 Spokane Indians. There will be post-game fireworks on Saturday.

Richland Family Movie Nights: Captain Marvel – July 12

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at dusk – around 8 p.m.
Free to attend

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!

About Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Rated PG-13, 123 minutes.

Drinks for Drinks Benefit – July 12

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Our Idea-
A benefit for Charity Water

Throw a big party and invite all of our friends. Bring in a really cool band and serve ice cold beer, classy wine, and our stand-by tacos. The entire event will be underwritten by the generous community of EastLake Tri-Cities and other local really cool sponsors so that 100% of all ticket and alcohol sales will go directly towards helping to fund clean water projects in Ethiopia. It may not be too extravagant – it’s probably a t-shirt and jeans event, but it’s just another way that we can live simply so that others can simply live. The party takes place on July 12th at the Uptown Theatre in Richland – 1300 Jadwin Ave.
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Athena Caledonian Games – July 12-14

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 – July 13

Hanses Farms, 2720 West Sagemoor Road in Pasco
Must register for a time slot (from 9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.)
Registration fee: $39-$89

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 welcomes racers of all fitness levels. We have four different courses you can choose from:
– Elite 10K ($89): for those looking to really challenge themselves, including an added surprise challenge this year.
– Renegade 10K ($69): for those who want to complete the full course without penalty for not completing or skipping and obstacle. Run, jog or walk between. Complete it alone or with your squad.
– Rager 5K ($69): for those who want to get muddy and have fun, but in a shorter distance. If you go through and decide you can keep going, we won’t stop you from doing the whole 10K.
– Rebel 2 mile ($39): perfect for those beginners, families, 8+ or anyone who wants less distance while trying our fun obstacles.

Adults, kids and everyone in between love going down our big slip and slide!
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Bill’s Berry Farm Cherry & Berry Days (Prosser) – July 13

3674 N. County Line Road in Grandview
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).

Rise & Shine Car Show – July 13

Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Entry fee: $20 per car/truck, $15 per motorcycle, $10 per bike/pedal car

Fun for the whole family – featuring food, fun and games!
All cars, trucks & bikes welcome!

LIGO Public Tours – July 13

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 13

Pendleton Round-Up Grounds in Pendleton
From 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: Grandstand Seats $99-$125, Box Seats $145, Premium Arena Seats $170-$190

Don’t miss the 4th annual Pendleton® Whisky Music Fest featuring Post Malone and a full line-up of entertainment starting at 4 p.m.
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See3Slam – July 13 & 14

John Dam Plaza & George Washington Way in Richland
Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to watch
Note: registration for this event has closed

Tri-City Sunrise Rotary partners with the City of Richland to present See 3 Slam! This exciting event includes a 3-on-3 tournament, food, entertainment, exhibition games, clinics and incredible contests! Funds raised at See3Slam support local charities and provide cataract surgeries in Africa for the Gifting the Gift of Sight Charity!

Note: Jam@TheDam featuring Pink Floyd/Old School will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. at John Dam Plaza and will feature beer, food, and live music!

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!
Info: and

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 12: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– July 13: Secret Lives of Stars at 2 p.m. and Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope 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

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:

This guide has been described as “An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations.”

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