Things to Do: July 29 – August 4, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of July 29 – August 4, 2019:

  • Magic Mondays – July 29
  • ICan Bike Camp – July 29 – August 2
  • Thunder on the Island – July 31
  • 1st Thursday Kennewick Community Center & Art Walk – August 1
  • Live @ Five Summer Concert – August 1
  • Moxee Hop Festival – August 1-3
  • Richland Players presents “Boy” – August 1-3
  • Sunset at Southridge – August 2
  • Richland Family Movie Nights: Incredibles 2– August 2
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians – August 2-4
  • Bill’s Berry Farm (Grandview): Sweet as a Peach Days – August 3
  • 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 29

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.

ICan Bike Camp – July 29 – August 2

Southridge Sports Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day (must register for a time slot)
Fee: $200

We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never have the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never experience this thrill. Defying these odds is why we exist! The iCan Bike program & Horse Heaven Hills Kiwanis invite you to help make this dream a reality!

Requirements for Participation (Rider must meet all of below criteria):

· Minimum age – 8 years old
· Able to sidestep to both sides
· Have a disability
· Able to attend camp all 5 days
· Able to walk without assistive device
· Maximum weight 220 lbs.
· Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
· Minimum inseam of 20″ (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)
Info & Registration:

Thunder on the Island – July 31

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

1st Thursday Kennewick Community Center & Art Walk – August 1

500 S Auburn St. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Kennewick Community Center will be hosting Make Your Own Book Covers DIY project and giving away Free ice cream sandwiches! Mid-Columbia Libraries Book Mobile will be parked in front of the Community Center. Bring your own book to cover-all other items needed for this all ages and abilities art activity will be provided. Stop by any time between 4-7 p.m. (While Supplies Last)

1st Thursday Kennewick businesses will be open late to showcase local art, live demos, and local talent!
– Historic Downtown Kennewick Farmers Market
– Donna Watkins (DS Watkins) Gallery
– Sullivan Home
– Gallery Underground
– Rockabilly Roasting Co.
– The Roxy – Gallery Underground
– SmokeStop Vapor(until 7)
– Gathered Home
– Spectra Art Gallery
– You & I Framing & Gallery
– The Lady Bug Shoppe Kennewick
– Downtown Business Center
– City of Kennewick Government -Community Center
– East Benton County History Museum
– Bergan’s Timeless Treasures
– LindaArtQuilts
– Blessed On First
– Free Culture Clothing
– Prohibition Glass
– Red Mountain Kitchen
– Bergan’s Timeless Treasures
– Chaplaincy Repeat Boutique
– Free Culture Clothing
– DownTown Mercantile
Visit for a printable list and map.

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – August 1

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

The Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series will feature Nate Botsford on August 1. 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.

Moxee Hop Festival – August 1-3

Moxee City Park, S. Rivard Rd. in Moxee off of Highway 24 (just southeast of Yakima)

The East Valley Community Enhancement Association and the City of Moxee sponsor the annual three day Moxee Hop Festival during August that has become a great local tradition to celebrate the Harvesting of the Hop. Events include live music, beer garden, food and craft vendors, breakfast in the park, kids games, and the coronation of the Hop Festival Royalty candidates.

Richland Players presents “Boy” – August 1-3

608 the Parkway in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$17

Richland Players summer special presents BOY, by Ana Zeigler, a post-script production, directed by Cyndi Kimmel and Megan Forsythe…

Inspired by a true story, BOY explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. Boy is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Recommended for mature audiences, adult language and themes. Parental guidance suggested under 17. This is a special performance and is not included in the season ticket passes.
Info & tickets:

Sunset at Southridge – August 2

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.

Richland Family Movie Nights: Incredibles 2– August 2

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! The featured movie is Incredibles 2.

Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Vancouver Canadians – August 2-4

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 Vancouver Canadians. There will be a post game fireworks show on August 3.

Bill’s Berry Farm (Grandview): Sweet as a Peach Days – August 3

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 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.

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:
– August 2: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 7 p.m. and Supervolcanoes at 8 p.m.
– August 3: Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2:00 p.m. and The Little Star That Could 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:

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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