Things to Do: July 22-28, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of July 22-28, 2019:

  • Magic Mondays – July 22
  • Tri-City Youth Choir: Free Audition Workshop for High School Ages – July 22
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – July 23-25
  • Hydros on the Mall – July 24
  • Thunder on the Island – July 24
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: “Confronting the Opioid Addiction Epidemic” – July 25
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – July 25
  • CBC Theatre: Mamma Mia! – July 25-27
  • Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter July Meeting & 4th Anniversary! – July 26
  • Art in the Park 2019 – July 26 & 27
  • 2019 HAPO Columbia Cup & Air Show – July 26-28
  • Hunt & Gather Vintage in the Park Show – July 27
  • Bill’s Berry Farm (Grandview): Sweet as a Peach Days – July 27
  • 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

Magic Mondays – July 22

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free to attend

Magic Mondays Levitates Fun in Richland!

Richland Parks and Recreation is excited to present Magic Monday’s every Monday morning in July. The series of three activities will be held outdoors in John Dam Plaza at the HAPO Community Stage. Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to experience a magic show, participate in a skit, and learn how to creatively dance.

Cecil’s Magic Show begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Academy of Children’s Theatre at 9:50 a.m., and Thrive Dance Tri-Cities at 10:30 a.m. The program will run for all Mondays in July through July 29. The event is free. Please bring a blanket or chair, water, sunblock and a hat. Childcare is not provided.

Tri-City Youth Choir: Free Audition Workshop for High School Ages – July 22

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 10:30 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
Free for any high school aged performers – must register

Tri-City Youth Choir (TCYC) and the directors of Forte! are offering a Free Audition Workshop for One Day Only to any high school aged performers who are seeking key tips and techniques of auditioning.

Students will learn special skills which can help them make a killer presentation of their talents and boost their chances of making a lasting impression.
Info & Registration:

Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – July 23-25

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 “Christmas in July” and a post game fireworks show on July 25.

Hydros on the Mall – July 24

Columbia Center Mall, 1321 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Many of the competing H1 Unlimited series hydroplanes and their teams will be here for one evening only. Grab the family for a fun evening of activities, food vendors, retailers, and much more.

This is your chance to meet the teams, snap photos with the boats and get autographs of your favorite teams! We will also have the current Miss Tri-Cities McKenzie Kennedy & Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen Queen Lacey Fisher from the Miss Tri-Cities Scholarship Program. As well as the current Miss Juneteenth Queen Jalani Green. Be sure to get your photo with these lovely young ladies that represent our community.

Also featuring:
– Beer garden
– Car/Bike Show
– Food vendors
– Live music
– Face painting

Be sure to stop by the Columbia Center Mall tent to register for your chance at weekend race passes.

Thunder on the Island – July 24

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. Junkyard Jane will be the featured performer at the Thunder on the Island weekly free concert series for 2019.

Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: “Confronting the Opioid Addiction Epidemic” – July 25

Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: members $25, non-members $30, day of event $35 – lunch included (must RSVP)

What do we need to understand about opioid addiction in the Tri-Cities area? Why is the disease so baffling and why have we been afraid to confront it? What are some real solutions being advocated and planned in Benton and Franklin Counties?

Our speakers will talk about what individuals and the community can do.

– Michele Gerber, Ph.D., President, Benton Franklin Recovery Coalition.
– Becky Grohs, R.N., Director of Consistent Care Services.
– Jerry Hatcher, Benton County Sheriff.
Info & Registration:

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – July 25

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

The Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series will feature Fall Out on July 25. 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.

CBC Theatre: Mamma Mia! – July 25-27

CBC Outdoor Amphitheatre (P-Building), 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25/adults, $23/students-seniors and $5/children 12 and younger (plus fees)

Sophia Sheridan is 20 years old and lives with her mother Donna on an idyllic Greek island. She is about to be married and wishes for only one thing: that her father walk her down the aisle and give her away. The only problem is that she doesn’t know who her father is and her mother won’t discuss it with her. After she finds her mom’s diary from the year she was born, she invites three men who could possibly be that man. Sophie is convinced that she will know her father as soon as she sees him but soon realizes that she hasn’t a clue. Mayhem ensues when her mother is displeased and confused that the three are there, the men all think they’re the father and her fiancé is getting fed up with the whole mess. Rated PG.
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Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter July Meeting & 4th Anniversary! – July 26

Kimos Sportsbar & Brew Pub, 2696 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Free to participate

Sing! Drink beer! Or wine! Or cocktails! We’re trying out a new venue that will help us ring in the 4th Anniversary of our humble little Atomic Chapter here in Tri-Cities, Washington. We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Beer Choir is Free and open to the public. No auditions or experience necessary. It’s boat race weekend so we’re starting a little earlier than usual before it gets crazy.

Art in the Park 2019 – July 26 & 27

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Friday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

A free two-day, open-air art festival that provides visitors the opportunity to meet 230+ artists and purchase their works. Live entertainment and food booths make this a great family summer experience!

Art in the Park artists have showcased the best of clay, fiber, sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography and many other art forms. Art in the Park is a fun, family-friendly event featuring more than just art.

We also showcase local entertainment groups and musicians in a beautiful river front park. Concessions are provided by local non-profit organizations.

The Ben Franklin Transit will provide shuttle service every 15 minutes from Fran Rish Stadium in Richland to Howard Amon Park, with stops at: Knight Street Transit Center, John Dam Plaza, and across from Greenies at the corner of George Washington Way & Lee Blvd. Shuttle fare: by donation – all proceeds from the shuttles will go to the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities.

2019 HAPO Columbia Cup & Air Show – July 26-28

Columbia Park in Kennewick and several locations on the Pasco side of the Columbia River
General Admission Tickets:
– Weekender Two Day: $25 adults, $10 for children 6-12, children 5 and under free
– Saturday One Day: $15 adults, $5 for children 6-12, children 5 and under free
– Sunday One Day: $25 adults, $5 for children 6-12, children 5 and under free
Pit Pass: $10 per day or $45 for a three day pass (all ages)

Join us as we welcome summer! Hydroplane racing action starts Friday evening with Dash for Cash – the top four teams will compete for a generous cash prize. Racing starts Saturday, with two sets of heats and concludes on Sunday with two more heat sets and a Final Heat. There’s something for everyone this year at the Tri-City Water Follies! See you there!

General admission passes are available at all area Albertsons and Safeway stores. Note: there are parking fees in both Columbia Park and the Pasco side of the Columbia River.

Hunt & Gather Vintage in the Park Show – July 27

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for a Great Day of Huntin’, Junkin’ and Gathering Fun!

Over the Top 20th Annual Vintage Show. You will find your antique and vintage best score here! Wonderful Vendors bringing you fresh treasure finds. Special Attractions: Dance Connection/Tri-Cites Quilt Guild (Quilt Raffle). Food Trucks/Free admission/parking. 69th Annual Arts in the Park Show is being held the same day. This is the Biggest weekend in the Tri-Cities.

Bill’s Berry Farm (Grandview): Sweet as a Peach Days – July 27

Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N County Line Rd in Grandview
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

With more than a dozen varieties of peaches, and also several varieties of Nectarines and Plums, we will have something for everyone! Traditional peaches, white peaches, canning peaches and even Donut Peaches…we’ve got them all. Juicy Blackberries and Raspberries, hayrides, barnyard train, Animal Farm, lunch, hard ice cream, take & bake pies, and hot peach donuts!
Note: Barnyard train – $3/rider. All proceeds go to Compassion International.
Future dates: August 3 & 10

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

Woman Work: All-Women Art Show through August 25

DrewBoy Creative (Confluent Space) 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours – Wednesday & Thursday: 5-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 12-8 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m
Free to attend

DrewBoy Creative presents our first ever All-Women art show. Come celebrate female artists in our community at this juried show highlighting women of the Tri-Cities and their work.

Participating Artists:
Annie Warren, Shannan Julson, Grace Calibo, Sena Clara Creston, Tara Clark, Madison Rosenbaum, Amanda Becerra, Heidi Elkington, Heather Poncho, Megan Hopp, Bunneah Munkeah, Hailey Blanco, Emily Richman, Brenda Wiesner, and Thelma Triplett.

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 26: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– July 27: Secret Lives of Stars at 2:00 p.m. and Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 3:00 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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