Things to Do June 2022


Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of June 2022 (note – check back for updates during the month):

– Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – June 1-5, 7-12 & 28-30,  2022
– Live @ 5 Summer Concerts – Begins June 2, 2022
– GLOW Skate – June 3, 2022
– Tri-City Rose Society Rose Show – June 4, 2022
– Apex Music Festival – June 4, 2022
– Benton City’s 17th Annual Community Wide Yard Sale – June 11, 2022
– Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village Car Show – June 11, 2022
– Presentation: Summer Tomato Care – June 11, 2022
– Prosser Bottles, Brews, BBQ – June 11, 2022
– Beer Choir @ Sage Brewery – June 12, 2022
– PNNL Community Science and Technology Series: PNNL’s Contribution to Wind Energy Research – June 14, 2022
– Thunder on the Island Summer Concerts – starts June 15, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club presents DAMS AND SALMON: Beyond the Spreadsheets – June 16, 2022
– Lecture by Ceasar Hart: Drag Culture Beyond Entertainment – June 16, 2022
– Richland Family Movie Nights – starts June 17, 2022
– Dayton’s All Wheels Weekend – June 17-19, 2022
– Prosser Scottish Fest – June 18, 2022
– Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest – June 18, 2022
– Fairchild Cinema (Pasco) – Free Summer Movies – starts June 22, 2022
– Speedfest Show & Shine – June 23-25, 2022
– Pasco’s Music and Movies in the Park – starts June 24, 2022
– Glow Hike on Badger Mountain – June 24, 2022
– 2022 Richland Regatta & APBA Western Divisional – June 24-26, 2022
– Richland Players performs “Fools” written by Neil Simon – June 24-26, 2022
– Tri-Cities 2022 Geocoin Challenge – June 25, 2022
– Yakima Roots & Vines Fest – June 25, 2022
– Mariachi & More Festival – June 26, 2022
– Juneteenth Celebration – June 2022
– Parks & Recreation Activity Guides for Summer 2022
– Farmers’ Markets
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – June 1-5, 7-12 & 28-30, 2022


GESA Stadium in Pasco
Tickets are available for $11 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

The Tri-City Dust Devils (aka Columbia River Rooster Tails) are a professional minor league baseball team that is located in Pasco. The Dust Devils play their home games at Gesa Stadium.

Game schedule:
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Hillsboro Hops – June 1-5 @ 6:30 p.m.,
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Vancouver Canadians- June 7-9, 11, 12 @ 6:30 p.m.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Vancouver Canadians- June 10 @ 4.00 p.m.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Hillsboro Hops – June 28-30 @ 7:05 p.m.,
Info & tickets: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-dust-devils/

Live @ 5 Summer Concerts – Begins June 2, 2022

John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way in Richland
Every Thursday from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. through July 28
Free family fun

Can’t wait to see you all out at John Dam Plaza and see all these amazing bands on the HAPO Live at 5 Stage! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets; let’s fill the lawn and ROCK the plaza! There will be food trucks, a kids zone, and a 21+ beer and wine garden.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TCLiveAt5/

GLOW Skate – June 3, 2022

Rollarena Skating Center, 849 Stevens Dr. in Richland
From 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Skate rentals cost $7, and inline skates are $9

Welcome back to the annual Tri-Cities Pride Week GLOW Skate! We’ll have some glow sticks and glow necklaces at the swag table where you can also purchase some PrideTC buttons, bumper sticker, or stickers!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/575398263494342/

Tri-City Rose Society Rose Show – June 4, 2022

Columbia Basin College (T Building) in Pasco
From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

After two years without a public show – we are very excited for our June 4, 2022 show!

Our June 4, 2022 Rose Show will include gift certificates, hanging baskets and gardening supplies from: Job’s Nursery, Farmer’s Exchange, Northland Rosarium Garden Center, Northland Rosarium Mail-order Roses, Mac’s Garden Center, Flower Farm, Queensgate Nursery and Ranch and Home!

So many great gifts for our Door Prizes! Come to the show for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!
About Tri-City Rose Society: https://www.facebook.com/TriCityRoseSociety

Apex Music Festival – June 4, 2022

2657 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Richland
From 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $15 ($16.74 w/ Fees) available through Brown Paper Tickets (Kids under 12 free)

4 Local Bands including Eclectic Approach w/ Full Outdoor Stage and Sound, 12 Local Vendors, Beer Garden with 4 different local Breweries, and Bookwalter Wines. Tri-cities own 97.1FM Broadcasting Live On-Site, Kids Bounce House and games, Face Painting and Balloon Tying, and also Art Canvas Painting. 4 Local Food Trucks, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes, Snow Cones, and Prize Raffles!
Tickets: https://apexmusicfest.brownpapertickets.com/

Benton City’s 17th Annual Community Wide Yard Sale – June 11, 2022

From 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

There will be dozens of yard sales taking place in Benton City as part of their annual community event. A map of the yard sales will be available after June 7.
Info: https://www.bentoncitychamber.org/communitywideyardsale

Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village Car Show – June 11, 2022

325 East Columbia Way in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free family event

Swampy’s BBQ & High Desert Custom Coatings are hosting a Free Car Show at Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Kennewick Police Foundation Community Cares Fund.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048011776117316/

Presentation: Summer Tomato Care – June 11, 2022

Waterfall Classroom at the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free to attend

Let our WSU Master Gardener volunteers walk you through supporting, pruning and fertilizing your tomatoes this season!
Info: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/summer-tomato-care-garden-education-series-class-by-master-gardeners/

Prosser Bottles, Brews, BBQ – June 11, 2022

Downtown Prosser
Tickets: $20 – $125
Must be 21+ to attend this event

Bottles Brews Barbecues is a daylong festival in beautiful Prosser celebrating good food, local craft beers and wines. This event is part of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association Circuit where the winner qualifies for entry into the National Contest in Tennessee. Join us in the heart of Vintner’s Village from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for fun, food, music, beverages and more! All proceeds from this event go to Prosser Memorial Health Foundation. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bottles-brews-barbecues-tickets-234922077257.
Event info: https://www.bottlesbrewsbarbecues.com/

Beer Choir @ Sage Brewery – June 12, 2022

Sage Brewery, 8425 Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite B102, in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free to participate – beer and food extra

Join us and the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers for Beer Choir at Sage Brewery in Pasco!

This Beer Choir Atomic Chapter meeting is special, as we were slated to play at Sage back in spring 2020 before everything went sideways.
Never been to Beer Choir, or don’t remember how it works? Our mission is threefold:
1 Sing loudly…
2 In public…
3 While drinking quality craft beer.
Nonfiction food truck will be onsite serving up some of the best chow in the Tri. Beer Choir is Free and open to the public. No auditions or experience necessary. 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. See you Sunday for some great beers and a grand time!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/719164845953972/

PNNL Community Science and Technology Series: PNNL’s Contribution to Wind Energy Research – June 14, 2022

Online via Zoom
From 5 – 6 p.m.
Free – must register

PNNL partners with DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office to meet its twofold mission: enable the innovations needed to advance the nation’s wind energy systems and address wind energy market and deployment barriers, including siting and environmental impacts for offshore and land-based wind power. To meet this mission, PNNL’s research focuses on key areas including wind resource characterization, environmental monitoring and wind-wildlife impacts, grid integration and transmission, and data management.

Please join Dr. Alicia Mahon, PNNL’s wind energy program manager, as she discusses PNNL’s contributions to wind energy research.

Please register in advance here: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/pnnls-contributions-wind-energy-research
Info: https://www.pnnl.gov/events

Thunder on the Island Summer Concerts – starts June 15, 2022

Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Family Friendly event | Free Admission

Get ready for the best lineup of bands & live music Wednesday evenings all summer…

June 15th – Foolish Fortune
June 22nd – Badlandz
June 29th – Coyote Kings
July 6th – Fallout
July 13th – Stompin Ground
July 20th – Wasteland Kings
July 27th – Dirt Angels
August 3rd – American Honey
August 10th – Shades
August 17th – Groove Principal
Info: http://cloverislandinn.com/2022/05/23/thunder-on-the-island-2022-begins-wed-june-15th/

Columbia Basin Badger Club presents DAMS AND SALMON: Beyond the Spreadsheets – June 16, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

Salmon and barges and power, oh my! Orcas and dollars and crops, oh my! Treaties and tourists and dams, oh my!

Are the four Lower Snake River Dams going to be breached to save dwindling salmon runs? Who decides and when? By whose criteria? And at what cost? And who picks up the tab?

The Columbia Basin Badger Club has invited two veteran northwest journalists, one from Boise the other from the Tri-Cities, to help us consider the cultural, political, and spiritual aspects of the ongoing regional debate over the future of the Lower Snake River Dams.

Info & Registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Lecture by Ceasar Hart: Drag Culture Beyond Entertainment – June 16, 2022

Keewaydin Park Branch – Mid-Columbia Libraries, 405 S. Dayton Street, in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Typically held at bars and nightclubs, drag is a form of entertainment in which a performer uses clothing and makeup to impersonate a particular gender identity, usually of the opposite sex. Yet drag is so much more than nightclub entertainment—it provides community, instills self-confidence, and can even save lives. Join drag king performer Ceasar Hart and explore the history of drag culture and why it is so important for many in the LGBTQ+ community.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/lectures/

Richland Family Movie Nights – starts June 17, 2022

Outdoor patio at the Richland Community Center
Starts at dusk – around 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for a night of family movie fun! Friday nights throughout the Summer (see flyer above) we will be showing different movies that are fun for the whole family. Show up around sunset – bring a blanket or chair. The movie will start when the sun goes down!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/richlandparksandrecreation/

Dayton’s All Wheels Weekend – June 17-19, 2022

Every year Dayton, WA opens up its downtown and historic Main Street to host one of the most popular and well attended car shows in the entire Pacific Northwest!

Main Street glistens on Saturday with the Show ‘n’ Shine as hundreds of beautifully restored cars, from Model T’s to Corvettes to sleek sedans, line historic Main Street. But All Wheels Weekend is not your usual Car Show . . .

There is so much more:
Boutique Shops and restaurants just a step away
Craft and Food vendors
Outlaw Lawn Dragster Races
Men’s “Drag” Races (Oh, they look so fine!)
Live Music Downtown Friday & Saturday night
Poker Walk
Presentation of Cars and Classic Cruise
Golf & and Putting Tournament
Info: https://www.historicdayton.com/all-wheels-weekend

Prosser Scottish Fest – June 18, 2022

The Prosser Scottish Fest is held the third Saturday in June at the Port of Benton Wine and Food Park. Activities, events and music include: Anvil Launch, Celtic Music, Pipe Bands, Clan Tents, Highland & Irish Dancers, Highland Heavy Athletics, MacPherson’s Farm, Children’s Activities, Scottish Vendors, Firefighter’s Challenge, and the Flying Anvil Pub.
Info: https://www.prosserscottishfest.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ProsserScottishFest

Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest – June 18, 2022

The 6th Annual Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 5-10 p.m. at Centennial Square in downtown Sunnyside. This event celebrates Sunnyside’s fantastic summer weather and the world-class hops it produces. We look forward to showcasing the beauty and bounty of our community with incredible beer, wine, food and live music in the heart of hop country..
Info: https://www.summeralefest.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Summeralefest

Fairchild Cinema (Pasco ) – Free Summer Movies – starts June 22, 2022

Fairchild Cinema in Pasco
Doors open at 9 a.m., movies begin at 9:30 a.m.
Free admission

You asked for it! Here is the lineup (see flyer above) for our Free Summer Movie Series. All movies are played at our Pasco theater on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting June 22. No outside food and drink… No strollers and car seats allowed.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/FairchildCinemasPasco/

Speedfest Show & Shine – June 23-25, 2022

Red Mountain Event Center (former Tri-Cities Raceway) in West Richland
Free family fun

West Richland Chamber of Commerce partnered with Red Mountain Event Center will host Cool Desert Nights + Hog & Dogs under one spectacular Speedfest weekend! So getting into Speedfest is free! There is going to be loads of activities – one of those being a cruise ending at the track with a free drive in movie! Kids zone, awesome live music, amazing local vendors, and of course cars, bikes, and much more!

The Cool Desert Night Cruise will take place on June 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. followed by a free movie that begins at 9 p.m. Cool Desert Nights will take place on June 24 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Hogs and Dogs will take place on June 25 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.!
Info: https://www.westrichlandchamber.org/cool-desert-nights

Pasco’s Music and Movies in the Park – starts June 24, 2022

Volunteer Park, 4th Avenue and Marie Street in Pasco
Free family fun

Grab the blankets, lawn chairs and your snacks and bring the entire family to Volunteer Park for Music & Movies In The Park. This Free event is back by popular demand. Movie schedule is as follows:

June 24: Sing 2 (rated PG)
July 8: Tangled (rated PG)
July 22: Jungle Cruise (rated PG-13)
August 12: Encanto (rated PG)
August 26: Ghostbusters Afterlife (rated PG-13)

Music begins at 7:00 p.m. (except on August 26 when the music begins at 6:30 p.m.), and movies begin at dusk. Music information coming soon!
Info: https://www.pasco-wa.gov/514/Special-Events-Seasonal-Programs

Glow Hike on Badger Mountain – June 24, 2022

Meet at Badger Mountain Trailhead Park, 525 Queensgate Drive in Richland
Starts at 8:30 p.m.
Free to participate

Join us for a special glow in the dark hike up Badger Mountain. Deck yourself in glowsticks, glow bracelets and anything else to help us light up the mountain! Extra glowsticks will be provided. For safety, we encourage participants to bring flashlights or headlamps. Hike begins at sunset around 8:30 pm.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/396597295678610

2022 Richland Regatta & APBA Western Divisional – June 24-26, 2022

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Racing begins at 9 a.m. each day
Free to watch

Come to Howard Amon Park in Richland and see 3 full days of exciting hydroplane racing on the Columbia River! This year, Richland is again proud to host the APBA Western Divisional Championship.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/746906023103492/

Richland Players performs “Fools” written by Neil Simon – June 24-26, 2022

608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for Adults and $17 for Students/Seniors/Military/Children

The show is a comedy written by Neil Simon. Here’s the synopsis:

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for two hundred years, and Leon’s job is to break the curse.

Future dates and times: 7/1, 7/2, 7/8, and 7/9 at 7:30 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinees on 7/3 and 7/10.
Info & Tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/fools

Tri-Cities 2022 Geocoin Challenge – June 25, 2022

Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
From 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Free, family-friendly event for new and experienced geocachers

Land of the Three Rivers
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Columbia Point Marina Park
Time: 8am-7pm
Free, family-friendly event for new and experienced geocachers

Spend a day geocaching around the Tri-Cities (including West Richland)! Those who complete the challenge will receive a free Tri-Cities Geocoin. Remember ~ Only ONE geocoin per household. Kids (15 and under) who complete the challenge will receive a prize (event day only).
Info & registration: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC9MR2X

Yakima Roots & Vines Fest – June 25, 2022

The Roots and Vines Fest is a celebration of Americana, Roots & Bluegrass music; featuring craft beverages made in the city of Yakima.
Info: https://downtownyakima.com/events/roots-and-vines/ and https://www.facebook.com/rootsandvinesfest

Mariachi & More Festival – June 26, 2022

Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Celebrating its 15th year, the Mariachi & More Festival returns on Sunday, June 26, 2022!

Mark it down on your calendar! Bring the whole family and enjoy the sounds of top Northwest Mariachi groups and more Latino bands! As well as treating your tastebuds to flavorful, savory, and delicious foods from local vendors!!! Children’s activities will be available all day!

We’re looking for vendors! The Mariachi & More Festival will be held on June 26th at Columbia Park in Kennewick. We want you here with us! This event gathers thousands of people, you definitely don’t miss out on this celebration!
Info: https://www.tchispanicchamber.com/events/mariachi-more-festival-2022

Juneteenth Celebration – June 2022


The public is invited for a Juneteenth Celebration presented by the Tri-Cities Juneteenth Community Council. There are several events taking place during the month of June 2022:

– Pasco Library will have a Juneteenth display – history display, activity for kids, documentary, book displays, reenactment of speeches, art contest
Info: https://www.facebook.com/MidColumbiaLibraries/photos/5279074095477212

– June 11: Red & Black on the Green (fundraiser @ Frechette) starts at 7 p.m.
Info: https://frichettewinery.orderport.net/product-details/0370/Red-and-Black-on-the-Green-June-11-2022

– June 15: Skate Night: Rollarena Skating Center at 849 Stevens Drive in Richland from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

– June 17: Miss Juneteenth Pageant @ Chiawana High School starting at 6 p.m.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Miss-Juneteenth-Scholarship-Program-345400095472395/

– June 18: Juneteenth Fun Day @ Kurtzman Park from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (and longer, sometimes until 9-10 p.m.) – featuring food vendors, voting registration, clothing vendors, ACLU, entertainment, DJ (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), kid areas, games, softball tournament, kickball tournament, dominoes tournament, spades tournament

– June 19 – Gospel Fest @ Kurtzman Park starting at 2 p.m.
About the Tri-Cities Juneteenth Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/groups/255024642761717

Parks & Recreation Activity Guides for Summer 2022

Summer Activity Guides are now available online from the Parks & Recreation departments of Kennewick, Pasco & Richland. Activities include Day Camp, Swim, Camps, Art, and so many summer activities. Choose fun all summer long!
– Kennewick: https://city-of-kennewick.dcatalog.com/v/Activity-Guide
– Pasco: https://indd.adobe.com/view/91891d03-6a95-4e55-8701-eaed5c5a0d9a
– Richland: https://issuu.com/recreation/docs/learn_play_live_summer_2022

Farmers’ Markets


You can find information about farmers’ markets, local food and farm producers, and specialty food & beverage products packaged locally for Tri-Cities WA (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland) and other nearby communities including Prosser, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Pendleton by visiting: https://tri-citiesguide.org/farm-markets.htm

Tri-City VIBE!

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

Guide to Tri-Cities Washington 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 Guide to Tri-Cities Washington website: https://tri-citiesguide.org. This guide has been described as “An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations.”

© 2022 All Rights Reserved – Attribution