Things to Do: September 2-8, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of September 2-8, 2019:

  • 8th Annual Tri-Cities Labor Day Picnic – September 2
  • Prosser’s States Day Celebration – September 2
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – September 2
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Avian Botulism – September 3
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – September 5
  • The Hanford Story in Sand with America’s Got Talent Superstar Kseniya Simonova – September 5 & 6
  • Movie Date Night: Fighting with My Family – September 6
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – September 6
  • Dayton’s Columbia County Fair – September 6-8
  • The Richland Players: Bertha the Beautiful Typewriter Girl – September 6-8
  • Best of Summer Fest 2019 – September 7
  • Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend – September 7
  • RiverFest 2019 – September 7
  • African Kora Concert – September 7
  • Celebrating Our Immigrant Community through the Arts – September 7
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – September 7
  • Tri-Cities Parade of Homes – September 7 & 8
  • Pooch Plunge – September 7 & 8
  • Kennewick Community Education
  • 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

8th Annual Tri-Cities Labor Day Picnic – September 2


Columbia Park Main Stage in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (lunch served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Free Community Labor Day Picnic

Local union organizations are hosting the annual Labor Day Picnic that is free and open to the public to celebrate the American worker and will feature free hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, chips, ice cream and cotton candy! This event will also feature live music by the Luke Jackson Band, a bounce house for kids, and a car and bike show.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/LaborDayPicnicCommittee

Prosser’s States Day Celebration – September 2


Historic Downtown Prosser
Starts at 10 a.m.

Prosser’s 94th annual States Day Celebration will be held Monday, September 2, 2019. Our oldest community event offers something for the whole family.

The carnival will be in City Park Friday-Monday for everyone to enjoy. Monday morning join us for the Grand Parade at 10:00am. The Longest Parade in Central Washington the parade winds through the streets of historic downtown Prosser and features marching bands, floats, mounted entries, junior and senior organizations and much more.

After the parade, head to City Park for concessions from community groups like the Rotary Club and Boy Scouts. Sit and play a game or two of bingo, take in the free stage show, and for the young at heart, the carnival provides the entertainment.
From 11:00 am – 5:00 pm tour the Benton County Museum…where history comes to life.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1233250873509155/

Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. Spokane Indians – September 2


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. The season finale is on September 2 and there will be a post-game fireworks show.
Info: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-dust-devils/

Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Avian Botulism – September 3


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Lindsay Stedman, biologist with the McNary Wildlife Refuge, will give a presentation on avian botulism and will cover what to look for and do if it is suspected in nearby waterfowl.
Info: https://www.richlandrodandgun.org/

Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – September 5


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Pre-season game tickets: $9 adults, $5 ages 3-19

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Portland Winterhawks.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

The Hanford Story in Sand with America’s Got Talent Superstar Kseniya Simonova – September 5 & 6


Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. both evenings
Tickets: $25 plus fee

We have invited America’s Got Talent World Champion Finalist Kseniya Simonova to perform at Hanford High School Auditorium. She will be telling the Hanford Story in sand to celebrate Hanford’s 75th Anniversary. Hanford High School Orchestra will be hosting and performing with Kseniya Simonova as she makes a special stop during her world tour in Richland on Thursday and Friday, September 5th and 6th.
Info & Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4267194

Movie Date Night: Fighting with My Family – September 6


Flat Top Park, 4705 W Van Giesen St. in West Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Free to attend

The City of West Richland invites you to attend the inaugural Movie Date Night at Flat Top Park on Friday September 6, featuring Doggie Style Gourmet food truck, Fast and Curryous food truck, and a beer garden. Food and drinks start at 6 p.m., and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m.

The movie is “Fighting with My Family”, a comedy about a tight-knit wrestling family featuring Dwayne Johnson. The movie is rated PG-13. There is no admission fee. Grab your lawn chair or blanket and some friends and join us for a wonderful night at the movies outside.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/525544121319724

Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – September 6


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Pre-season game tickets: $9 adults, $5 ages 3-19

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Dayton’s Columbia County Fair – September 6-8


Visit Dayton, WA for the 2019 Columbia County Fair this September 6-8. Featuring three full days of events, food, competition, livestock, exhibits and activities for the whole family.
Info: https://www.historicdayton.com/columbia-county-fair/

The Richland Players: Bertha the Beautiful Typewriter Girl – September 6-8


The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $17.00, Student: $14.00, Military: $14.00, Seniors (over 62): $14.00
Note: Fees: $2 per ticket online (no fee through the Box Office)

Originally performed October 1944 –

Filled with the raging conflict between “Good” and “Evil”, this is an absolutely hilarious melodrama about Desperate Daniel Desmond and his vile attempts to betray Bertha, the beautiful typewriter girl. Every possible angle of the old-time melodrama is incorporated: stolen diamonds, a vengeful scheme, manly heroism and the pure and noble actions of our hero and heroine who unflinchingly face almost insurmountable odds! This play was the third production that the Richland Players ever staged. Performed with special permission by Samuel French, Inc.
Future dates: September 13-15
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ricpl

Best of Summer Fest 2019 – September 7


Historic Downtown Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Free to attend

We are excited for our second Annual Best of Summer Fest in Downtown Kennewick! All day fun downtown and ending with a concert on Clover Island Inn. This is what is in the works:
– Pancake Breakfast
– Car Show & Rally
– Junk in the Trunk pop up Yard Sale
– Silent Films at the East Benton County History Museum
– Flea Market Flip
– Neighborhood Social
– Concert on Clover Island with Fastlane
Info: https://www.facebook.com/bestofsummerfest/

Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend – September 7


Downtown Walla Walla
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Come join us on Saturday, September 7th for the Show n’ Shine to see over 400 cars on display throughout downtown on Main Street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you have never been, it is quite spectacular! There will also be many food and artisan vendors staged throughout downtown during the car show. This is a free, family friendly event. We hope you will join us!
Info: https://www.downtownwallawalla.com/wheelin-walla-walla/

RiverFest 2019 – September 7


Lampson Pits at Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Businesses, community organizations and people of all walks of life throughout the region have joined together to host RiverFest 2019. RiverFest is a Free, fun, and educational family event, featuring exhibitors, vendors, and entertainment to showcase all the benefits of the Federal Columbia River Power System and highlight the four lower Snake River dams including navigation, irrigation, recreation and power. People of all ages will find something fun to do and learn about at RiverFest!
Info: https://www.pascochamber.org/riverfest.html

African Kora Concert – September 7


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. CDs will be available for purchase after the concert. This free family concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Richland Library.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2310900352361835/

Celebrating Our Immigrant Community through the Arts – September 7


Monarcha Winery, 421 E. Columbia Dr. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-Cities Immigrant Coalition would like to invite everyone to an exhibit that includes original art by immigrant and first generation immigrant artists and environmental portraits of immigrant community members. Art, Monarcha wine, and food and non-alcoholic beverages from Fast and Curryous and El Taco Stop will be available for purchase. Music by Martin Porras and poetry by Brandon Sullivan will add to the evening’s entertainment. The event is free, and everyone is welcome – this includes children, even though the event is at a winery.

Artists include Hala Abel Aal, Davin Diaz, Amelia Jensen, Renee Kerr, Saul Martinez, Angelica Meráz, Maria Molina, Madison Rosenbaum, Rumianti, Francisco Sanchez, Josefa Saldaña, Lila Terbescu, Jaime Torres, and Hina Usman.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/377377049797720/

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – September 7


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Pre-season game tickets: $9 adults, $5 ages 3-19

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Spokane Chiefs.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Tri-Cities Parade of Homes – September 7 & 8


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Tickets: $10 each and available from Tri-City area Circle K locations

Welcome to the 2019 Parade of Homes! We are showcasing new homes located throughout the Tri-Cities area – each one unique in design and style, featuring the latest in architectural trends and the best in workmanship. We invite you to take your time while touring the Parade homes. Ask questions of the builders, subcontractors, and sales professionals who are on hand at each site.

Tickets include a full-color magazine that contains descriptions and addresses of the homes along with a map and turn-by-by-turn directions.
Future dates: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 & 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: http://www.hbatc.com/events/parade-of-homes.html#bf_miniCal_190

Pooch Plunge – September 7 & 8


Wading Pool at Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 per dog per day

Come join us for the 11th annual Pooch Plunge at the Howard Amon Wading Pool being put on for your pup(s)! We will have a temporary dog park set up connected to the wading pool for you and your dogs to come enjoy the last weekend of the season before the pool is closed. Let your dog escape the heat and have a blast doing it! All proceeds go towards improvements to Paws-Abilities Place Dog Park.

Rules/Limitations:
– Dogs must enter and exit the Pooch Plunge area on leash.
– You must clean up after your dog and deposit waste in the trash bins provided.
– Dogs must be current on vaccinations to enter the Pooch Plunge.
– Dogs must be closely attended when in the play areas.
– No more than 3 dogs per guardian.
– Children must be closely supervised; no children under 10.
– Dog must be spayed or neutered.
– No glass bottles allowed into the Pooch Plunge.
– Dogs exhibiting dangerous or aggressive behavior will be asked to leave.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/tricitydogparksociety/

Kennewick Community Education


Kennewick Community Education has a long tradition of providing the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas with personal and professional development classes for everyone in our community.

Community Education is the perfect opportunity to try something new or rekindle your desire for learning. Class offerings include language, crafts, arts, health, gardening, travel, music, business, finance, technology and more. We now offer more than 100 local classes and more than 400 online classes to make learning more accessible than ever.

Registration is now open for fall classes. We are excited for you to experience our new and popular classes!
Info: https://www.ksd.org/District/Programs-and-Learning/Community-Education

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019


Upcoming Tours:
– 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: https://www.visitthereach.org/tours/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: NW Designer Craftsmen through September 27

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Gallery Hours:
– Mondays: closed
– Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The NW Designer Craftsmen’s Mission is to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship, and to stimulate public appreciation of and interest in fine craft. There will be an Artist Reception on Friday, September 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
About NW Designer Craftsmen: https://www.nwdesignercraftsmen.org/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2918974674843374/

B Reactor 75th Anniversary Exhibit through September 30

Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way (room 102) in Richland
Hours: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Free admission

The Hanford History Project will hold a museum exhibit in the Art Center of the WSU Tri-Cities campus focused on the history of the worlds first full scale nuclear reactor, B Reactor. This exhibit will feature items from the US Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection of Artifacts & Archives. The month long event will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the startup of B Reactor.
Info: http://hanford75.hanfordhistory.com/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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.
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

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:
– September 6: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 8 p.m.
– September 7: 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: https://cbcplanetarium.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4311 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium/

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.
Info: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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