Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of July 2022 (note – check back for updates during the month):
– Richland Players performs “Fools” written by Neil Simon – July 1-3 & 8-10, 2022
– Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – July 1-3, 12-17 & 26-31 2022
– Richland Family Movie Nights – July 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2022
– Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July Celebration – July 2 & 4, 2022
– River of Fire Festival – July 4, 2022
– Thunder on the Island Summer Concerts – July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022
– Fairchild Cinema (Pasco) – Free Summer Movies – July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28, 2022
– Live @ 5 Summer Concerts – July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022
– Mid Columbia Musical Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – July 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2022
– Pasco’s Music and Movies in the Park – July 8 & 22, 2022
– Drums Along the Columbia – July 11, 2022
– 16th Annual Pancake Breakfast – July 16, 2022
– Pasco’s 4th Annual Crawfest! – July 16, 2022
– Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala – July 16, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club Debate: Candidates for Benton County Commissioner, District 2 – July 21, 2022
– Lecture by Jake Prendez – The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts – July 21, 2022
– Benefit Concert – July 23, 2022
– Art in the Park – July 29 & 30, 2022
– HAPO Air Show & Columbia Cup – July 29-31, 2022
– Hunt & Gather Vintage in the Park Show – July 30, 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
Richland Players performs “Fools” written by Neil Simon – July 1-3 & 8-10, 2022
608 The Parkway in Richland
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.
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.
Info & Tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/fools
Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – July 1-3, 12-17 & 26-31, 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.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Hillsboro Hops – July 1-3 @ 7:05 p.m.,
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Everett AquaSox – July 12-17 @ 7:05 p.m.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Spokane Indians – July 26-31 @ 7:05 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-dust-devils/
Richland Family Movie Nights – July 1, 8, 15 & 22, 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! Note: The movie on July 8 will be held at John Dam Plaza and the movie on July 15 will be held at Columbia Point Marina Park.
Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July Celebration – July 2 & 4, 2022
Bring the whole family and celebrate Independence Day with us at Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July celebrations This 2-day event kicks of with a family bike ride and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display. Activites include the Family Bike Ride, Camp Patriot Fun Run, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Camp Patriot Show & Shine Car Show, Contests & Games, Pre-Parade Kids Street Dance, Grand Old 4th of July Parade, Cardboard Regatta, and the Grand Old 4th of July Fireworks Show.
Info: https://www.pasco-wa.gov/844/Grand-Old-4th-of-July-Celebration and https://www.visittri-cities.com/events/pascos-grand-old-4th-of-july-celebration/
River of Fire Festival – July 4, 2022
Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Free to attend – Free parking opens to the public at 12 noon
The annual River of Fire Festival returns to Columbia Park for 4th of July festivities. This years activities include a kids zone, Food Truck Alley, beer garden, and live entertainment. Fireworks will be launched from a barge at 10 p.m.
Thunder on the Island Summer Concerts – July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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…
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
Fairchild Cinema (Pasco) – Free Summer Movies – July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28, 2022
Fairchild Cinema in Pasco
Doors open at 9 a.m., movies begin at 9:30 a.m.
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. No outside food and drink… No strollers and car seats allowed.
Live @ 5 Summer Concerts – July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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.
Mid Columbia Musical Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – July 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2022
Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Dates: July 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m., July 9 at 2:00 p.m., and a late night showing on July 15 at 10:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $20, Senior tickets (60+) are $18, and Student/Child tickets are $15 – purchase online
Recommended for audiences age 13+
Note: the late night showing includes mature content. All patrons must be 16+.
About The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee –
A group of misfit middle schoolers spell their way through the difficulties of pubescence in this raucous comedy. Through the trials of the bee and reflection on their individual lives, the spellers learn to cope with the loss of the competition and their own innocence. Ten enter; only one can win! At least the losers get a juice box. This energetic romp comes complete with audience participation, acrobatics, comedic cringe, and heartwarming honesty.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcmt
Pasco’s Music and Movies in the Park – July 8 & 22, 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:
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.
Drums Along the Columbia – July 11, 2022
Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco
Gates Open at 6:00 p.m. ~ Show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event range from $20 to $35. All Prices for this event will increase $5 on the day of the event.
We’re back…let the magic happen once again! As one of the premier stops in the Northwest for the drum corps activity, Drums Along The Columbia brings the excitement, precision, and pageantry of the drum corps activity to Southeastern Washington State.
Info & Tickets: http://drumsalongthecolumbia.org/
16th Annual Pancake Breakfast – July 16, 2022
Jefferson Park, 1400 George Washington Way in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free of charge, but donations are welcome!
It’s back! Join us for the 16th Annual Pancake Breakfast in support of Safe Harbor Support Center and My Friends Place. Come hang out with Sheriff Croskrey and other local leaders as they cook a classic Saturday morning breakfast of hot pancakes! The event is on July 16th from 9am and 11am at Jefferson Park in Richland. Breakfast is free of charge, but donations are welcome! All proceed will benefit Safe Harbor Support Center and My Friends Place
Pasco’s 4th Annual Crawfest! – July 16, 2022
Osprey Pointe – Port of Pasco, 1110 Osprey Pointe Ave, in Pasco
From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per plate and includes a t-shirt
Buddy Bentz from the legendary Jack-Sons Crawfish boils, has teamed with his son Matt Bentz to bring an authentic taste of a Louisiana Crawfish Boil to Pasco!
Join us at Osprey Pointe, along the grassy banks of the Columbia for:
– Delicious Crawfish Boil
-Live Blues and Zydeco music
– Crawfish eating contests
-Beer & Wine Garden
– Other food vendor options will be available.
– No venue admission charge for the live music. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the live bands!
Info & Tickets: https://www.pascochamber.org/crawfest-2022.html
Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala – July 16, 2022
Depot Square in Prosser
From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 + $1 fee
21 + Event
No Pets, Kids or Strollers Please.
The annual Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala is held in Historic Downtown Prosser and features artists from all over the Pacific Northwest. Local wineries offer their latest vintages and area food vendors provide the fare as jazz fills the air. No one under 21 is admitted and limited tickets are available for this event.
Info & Tickets: https://www.tourprosser.com/artwalk
Columbia Basin Badger Club Debate: Candidates for Benton County Commissioner, District 2 – July 21, 2022
Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register
Commissioner Shon Small of Prosser did not file for reelection. Three Republicans, Bill Jenkin, Barry Bush, and Michael Alvarez will appear on the primary election ballot in August. Two them will advance to the general election in November.
The Badger Club has invited the candidates to share their ideas and answer questions from the audience in our July 21 forum. We’re looking forward to a lively conversation since this seat is the likely “swing vote” in making important decisions for the future. This is especially important since Benton and Franklin Counties share responsibility for a variety important services and initiatives affecting the region.
Info & Registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306
Lecture by Jake Prendez – The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts – July 21, 2022
Franklin County Historical Society & Museum, 305 N 4th Ave, in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
How has art has been used to mobilize communities and disseminate messages of social justice? Is art just a commodity that is only accessible to the elite? How has the idea of “art for the people” shifted the way we look at art?
In this talk, Chicano artist Jake Prendez traces the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era. Explore how the means of production and new technologies made art accessible worldwide, and join Prendez as he deconstructs his own artwork to show how it relates to this greater narrative. About the speaker: Jake Prendez (he/him) is a renowned Chicano artist and the owner and co-director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in Seattle. His work is an amalgamation of his life experiences—a representation of his Chicano background and a reflection of his time living in both Seattle and Los Angeles.
Benefit Concert – July 23, 2022
CUP Church, 1124 Stevens Dr. in Richland
From 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost of admission: $20 adult (18-64), $10 students (12-17yrs & seniors 65+), $5 children (11yrs and under)
Spend an afternoon with International Classical Pianist Jim-Isaac Chua who will be performing Bach, Haydn, Liszt, Szymanowski, Prokofiev, Rameau, Chopin & Ravel. Proceeds will go to benefit the Arc of Tri-Cities which promotes the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Info & Tickets: https://arcoftricities.ejoinme.org/Benefitconcert2022
Art in the Park – July 29 & 30, 2022
Howard Amon Park in Richland
Friday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Art in the Park is a two-day event located in beautiful Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River in Richland; attracting hundreds of regional and national artists. For the past 71 years, Art in the Park artists have showcased the best of clay, fiber, sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography and many other art forms. This event is a fun, family-friendly show featuring local performers, food vendors and park activities.
HAPO Air Show & Columbia Cup – July 29-31, 2022
General Admission Tickets: $30 for a two day pass, $20 for a one day pass, free admission for those 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at the Tri-City Water Follies office and at the gate. Admission is good on both the Pasco and Kennewick side of Columbia River.
It is time to mark your calendar now for July 29-31, 2022 as the Tri-City Water Follies Association presents the HAPO Air Show & Columbia Cup. The Tri-City Water Follies shoreline festival will prove to be one of Eastern Washington’s largest weekend events – showcasing a variety of activities and drawing crowds of approximately 50,000 to Kennewick’s Columbia Park and 15,000 to the Pasco river shore (combined over three days). Note: there are additional parking fees…
Info & Tickets: https://waterfollies.com/
Parking & Transit Info: https://waterfollies.com/plan-your-visit/
Hunt & Gather Vintage in the Park Show – July 30, 2022
John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come Huntin’ Junkin’ and Gatherin’ at the annual Hunt & Gather Vintage in the Park Show!
You will find your antique & vintage best score here! Wonderful Vendors bringing you fresh treasure finds. John Dam Plaza is a great location just walking distance from the Annual Arts in the Park Show held the same day! This is the Biggest weekend in the Tri-Cities. Special Attractions: Dance Connection, Tri-Cities Quilt Guild (Quilt Raffle), River Road Flowers bringing fresh beautiful flowers, and delicious food: Mas Taco & Rollins Ice Cream food trucks.
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
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
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.”
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