Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of October 2022:
– Bateman Island Bird Walk – October 1, 2022
– Cavalcade of Bands – October 1, 2022
– The 5th Annual Fast and the Furriest 5K Walk/Run – October 1, 2022
– DSAMC Buddy Walk – October 1, 2022
– OktoberFeast Fun Run and Beer Garden – October 1, 2022
– Tri-Cities Raceway Fall Classic – October 1 & 2, 2022
– Pink & Blue Golf Scramble – October 7, 2022
– Home Builders Association Fall Home Show – October 7-9, 2022
– 7th Annual Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival – October 7-9, 2022
– The Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2022
– Field of Screams Halloween Attraction – weekends from October 7-31, 2022
– RiverFest – October 8, 2022
– LIGO Hanford Public Tour – October 8, 2022
– Unmasking Recovery Masquerade Gala – October 8, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Mastersingers presents Mozart’s Requiem – October 8 & 9, 2022
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – October 8, 12, 14, 21 & 22, 2022
– PNNL Science & Technology Seminar Series – From Vikings to Vitrification: How ancient Swedish hillfort glass informs radioactive waste disposal – October 11, 2022
– Tri-Cities International Film Festival – October 14-16, 2022
– Chamna Chase 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 6K – October 15, 2022
– Pumped 4 Purple – October 15, 2022
– Fall Senior Times Expo – October 18, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club Debate: Building a Healthy Community – October 20, 2022
– Lecture – Passion and Persistence: How Badger Mountain Preserve Was Created – October 20, 2022
– 2022 Fall Market/Bazaar – October 21 & 22, 2022
– PetSmart Trunk or Treat – Pet and Kid Friendly – October 23, 2022
– The Richland Players presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe – October 28-30, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Symphony’s Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos Concert – October 29, 2022
– Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches – October 2022
– Kennewick Community Education – Fall Classes 2022
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website
Bateman Island Bird Walk – October 1, 2022
Starts at 8 a.m.
Free to participate
Note: this is the first monthly bird walk to be held in quite awhile by the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society.
Bateman Island is a major birding hotspot in the Mid-Columbia. Located at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers, the island and surrounding waters are teeming with a huge variety of birds and other wildlife throughout the year. Over 230 species of waterfowl, songbirds, raptors and shorebirds have been documented in a variety of habitats. Up to 60 species are typically found on a Saturday walk.
Lisa Hill and other knowledgeable birders will lead the walk. Bird enthusiasts of all experience levels are welcome, especially beginning birders.
– The island is located in Richland, WA, accessed from Columbia Park Trail.
– From Hwy 240, take the Columbia Center Blvd exit, go north toward the river.
– Turn left on Columbia Park Trail and park on the right in the lot of Wye Park, or in spaces flanking the road.
– Go through the walking access of the chain link fence and proceed to the island causeway.
– First Saturday walks begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. A full loop hike around the island is about 2.5 miles, but participants may leave at any time. The group gathers in the Wye Park parking lot.
Cavalcade of Bands – October 1, 2022
Lampson Stadium in Kennewick
Performances begin at 8:30 a.m. with final performances starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Pre-Show Online Sale: $17, Day of Show Price: $20, Children 5 and under are free
The 40th Annual Cavalcade of Bands will be held at Lampson Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2022! In 2021, Kennewick High Schools Instrumental Program became the sole and permanent hosts for Cavalcade, with every year from then on taking place at Lampson Stadium, with the beautiful new KeHS as the backdrop to the event. We look forward to 40 more years of marching band excitement as we have had the last 40 years.
Info & tickets: https://www.cavalcadeofbandswa.org/
The 5th Annual Fast and the Furriest 5K Walk/Run – October 1, 2022
Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration: $30 online
Benton Franklin Humane Society (BFHS) is happy to announce the return of The Fast & the Furriest 5K Walk/Run, after a two-year hiatus. Join the festivities as we gather with supporters and friends to celebrate the bond we share with our furry friends. The event begins at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland, WA then follows the river trail to Howard Amon Park and back. Whether you choose to amble, jog, or race like the wind, we know you’ll have a blast! And all friendly, furry friends are welcome.
Choose from a 1-Mile or 5K course. Mingle with vendors in the “barking lot” before the race. And yes, we’ve got a treat or two waiting for you at registration. Gift baskets will be awarded to the first-place finisher along with the “furriest” dog.
DSAMC Buddy Walk – October 1, 2022
Howard Amon Park in Richland
Day-of Registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. – registration online ends September 29.
– Registration – $21 (includes t-shirt, snacks, and access to all the day’s events)
– Youth Registration – 8 & Under – $12 (includes t-shirt, snacks, and access to all the day’s events)
– Individual with Down Syndrome – free (includes t-shirt, snacks, and access to all the day’s events)
– Virtual Supporter – $21 (DSAMC supporter who is unable to attend the walk, t-shirt not included)
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Mid-Columbia as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2022 DSAMC Buddy Walk®. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today!
Info & registration: https://www.ds-stride.org/dsamcbuddywalk
OktoberFeast Fun Run and Beer Garden – October 1, 2022
Meet at 2600 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 10 a.m.
Registration fee: $40
5K Fun Run along the beautiful Columbia River trail to benefit Meals on Wheels –
Join Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels for our OktoberFeast Fun Run and Beer Garden on Saturday, October 1st. The Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am at 2600 N Columbia Center Blvd, and the OktoberFeast celebration will run from 10:00-2:00 on the Meals on Wheels campus next door. Enjoy live music, snacks on the course, lunch, a fun-filled Kid Zone, and water and treats for you canine family members. The full deal is $40, but you can choose a la carte.
Register at https://www.raceentry.com/races/oktoberfeast/2022/register
Tri-Cities Raceway Fall Classic – October 1 & 2, 2022
Tri-Cities Raceway at the Red Mountain Event Center in West Richland
Gates open at 9 a.m. and racing begins at 1 p.m. both days
Tickets: $30-$60 – Must purchase online!
The Northwest’s largest motorsports event, the 34th Annual Fall Classic, is taking place at Tri-City Raceway! After 17 years of dormancy, the once retired raceway is now open as part of Red Mountain Event Center. This ICONIC event featuring over 140 cars is one you won’t want to miss.
Info and tickets: https://www.redmountaineventcenter.com/online-tickets.html
Pink & Blue Golf Scramble – October 7, 2022
Canyon Lakes Golf Course, 3700 W Canyon Lakes Dr. in Kennewick
Starts at 1 p.m.
Entry fee per player is $125 for non-members and $75 for Canyon Lakes members.
Partners in Care will host the 8th annual Pink & Blue Golf Scramble on Friday, October 7, at Canyon Lakes Golf Course located at 3700 W Canyon Lakes Dr in Kennewick. Proceeds from the event will remain in the Tri-Cities Washington area to support Partners in Care, a non-profit foundation dedicated to serving cancer patients.
During the event, 36 teams of four will face off for a chance to win a grand prize. Entry fee includes green fees, range balls, an event T-shirt and special dinner.
Info & registration: https://www.yourpartnersincare.org/event/pink-blue-golf-scramble-2/
Home Builders Association Fall Home Show – October 7-9, 2022
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $8. Kids 12 and under free ($3 off admission price with a nonperishable food item for the Tri-Cities Food Bank)
Free readmission all weekend with return stamp.
Come learn from the experts with our Free daily seminars! The first 500 kids aged 12 and under can receive a free pumpkin at the Job’s Nursery Indoor Pumpkin Patch. Also, visit the A-One KidsZone to decorate your free pumpkin and for free kids activities & entertainment throughout the weekend.
7th Annual Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival – October 7-9, 2022
Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
Event begins at 6 p.m. on October 7 and concludes at 11 a.m. on October 9
Admission: Food donation, pet supplies, cash donation, cleaning supplies for charities
The 7th Annual Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival will be held at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick. We will be supporting The Humane Society and My Friend’s Place. The Entry fee to our event is a donation of food, cash, cleaning supplies or pet supplies for the charities.
Come shop in the merchant room, watch the entertainment including Special Guest Captain Squirrel the Pirate Magician, participate in a guided acrylic paint class presented by FireFlight Studios, plunder the ports during our pub crawl, fire black powder pistols and keep an eye on the horizon for merfolk! A full list of events will be available on our facebook page closer to the event.
The Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2022
Windermere Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Times: October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th @7 p.m. and Oct 9th, 16th @3 p.m.
Tickets are $10.50 or $16.50 and available online
Popularized by the 1999 Donny Osmond film, this rock-opera musical is based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s book of Genesis. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this up-beat production celebrates many musical genres, themes, and icons.
ACT’s cast of 55 boast youth, teens, and adults with students as young as 2nd grade. The cast has been rehearsing since mid-August and is excited to present this fun production to the community.
Info and tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct
Field of Screams Halloween Attraction – weekends from October 7-31, 2022
3430 Beardsley Rd in Richland (Red Dot Paintball Field location)
Dates and times: October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 from 6:45 p.m. – midnight
Tickets: $20 – $70 – purchase online
This event is recommended for ages 13+ – a waiver form must be completed to attend this attraction
Field of Screams has taken over the former Scaregrounds. You are cordially invited to join us for extreme screams – if you dare! This Halloween, come experience the haunt that has everyone terrified. Field of Screams is a haunted walk through the dark like none other… The experience takes an average of one hour to complete and is packed Full of scares.
– Featuring 10 scare zones, including “Outbreak” the interactive Zombie thrill ride
– Over 15,000 square feet of Haunt that spans 43 acres
Info and tickets: https://fieldofscreamstri.com/
RiverFest – October 8, 2022
East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Free to attend
Businesses, community organizations and people of all walks of life throughout the region have joined together to host RiverFest 2022. 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!
LIGO Hanford Public Tour – October 8, 2022
LIGO Hanford Observatory is pleased to announce that it will resume its “Second Saturday” free public tours on October 8, 2022 under the following conditions:
– All LHO visitors over the age of 18 will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (physical card or photo of card). We define “fully vaccinated” as at least two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, OR one shot of Johnson & Johnson.
– Masking may be required on the day of your tour. Bring a mask, just in case. Visitors must adhere to LHO’s masking policy on the day of the tour.
– Registration is now required.
Tours depart from the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Please park first in LExC’s parking lot/overflow lot.
Info & Registration: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA/page/lho-public-tours
Unmasking Recovery Masquerade Gala – October 8, 2022
Riverfront Hotel, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $45 per person and includes a 3 course meal
Join us at our 2022 Recovery Gala!
We are so excited to be hosting this event to help raise money for our recovery services! Three Rivers Therapy Recovery Services is a concept centered around facilitating the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by providing supportive services to address the underlying conditions that are preventing someone’s long-term success.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unmasking-recovery-masquerade-gala-tickets-333741197907
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers presents Mozart’s Requiem – October 8 & 9, 2022
St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1609 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
A $15 donation is suggested – K-12 school students are free
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is pleased to present Requiem in D minor, KV 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with completions by Franz Xaver Süssmayr. Featuring chamber orchestra with vocal soloists Molly Holleran, Kerry Ginger, Erik Gustafson, and Jeremy Irland.
The first performance on Saturday October 8 will be a candlelight vigil at 9:00 p.m. given in memoriam of Ann Eaton, long time MCM supporter and board member. The second performance on Sunday October 9 will be a traditional concert format at 3:00 p.m. Our “Behind the Scenes” pre-concert talk will be given on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://mcmastersingers.org/
Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – October 8, 12, 14, 21 & 22, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Tickets: $24 – $34
The Tri-City Americans is a member of the Western Hockey League. Here is their home game schedule for October 2022:
October 8 – Edmonton oil Kings at 6:05 p.m.
October 12 – Medicine Hat Tigers at 7:05 p.m.
October 14 – Kamloops Blazers at 7:05 p.m.
October 21 – Everett Silver Tips at 7:05 p.m.
October 22 – Portland Winterhawks at 6:05 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://amshockey.com/
PNNL Science & Technology Seminar Series – From Vikings to Vitrification: How ancient Swedish hillfort glass informs radioactive waste disposal – October 11, 2022
Online via Zoom – must register
Starts at 5 p.m.
Free to join
Carolyn Pearce describes this multidisciplinary glass research with DOE, Washington State University, Smithsonian Institution, and international partners. Commemorating the United Nations 2022 International Year of Glass.
Info & Zoom registration: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/vikings-vitrification-how-ancient-swedish-hillfort-glass-informs-radioactive-waste-disposal
Tri-Cities International Film Festival – October 14-16, 2022
Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Avenue in Richland
Starts October 14 at 6 p.m. and ends October 16 at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per day or $25 for an all VIP pass
The annual Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) will spotlight “Indie” short and feature films made by film makers on limited budgets but unlimited imagination.
Info & Tickets: https://www.trifi.org/wp19/
Chamna Chase 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 6K – October 15, 2022
Chamna Natural Preserve (1200 Carrier Rd) in Richland
Start times: 1/2 Marathon @ 9 a.m., 10K at 9:30 a.m., 6K @ 10 a.m.
Cost: 1/2 Marathon $35, 10K $25, 6K $15
Come out and join us for this year’s race in the beautiful Chamna Natural Preserve. Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged – in fact prizes will be handed out for great costumes! The race distances are 6k, 10k, and a half marathon. There will also be awards and snacks for all entrants after the race. Proceeds go to Pet Overpopulation Prevention.
Special prizes from our sponsors will also be awarded based on how cool you are (and perhaps other criteria). Please hang around, cheer for the other runners and congratulate the finishers! This will be a fun family event. Dogs are welcome, but please respect the city dog laws. Dogs must be on a leash or at heel.
– The half marathon is a double out and back with a loop in the middle.
– The 10K course will follow the first out and back and loop of the half marathon course
– The 6K course is more or less a big loop.
Courses will be dirt trail (occasionally rocky) as much as possible. The half marathon and 10K will include some sections of pavement. Proceeds go to Pet Overpopulation Prevention.
Register at: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=96577
Pumped 4 Purple – October 15, 2022
The Space -1384 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission – Swag bag for the 1st 50 shoppers through the door!
Event by Just B*Cause Events and Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (DVSBF). We are so excited to be back and partner again with Domestic Violence Services of Benton Franklin County for this fundraising shopping event!
Bring a new/ unused tangible item donation for the shelter and receive 5 Free raffle tickets! Visit https://dvsbf.org/ for a list of needed items.
Our vendors would love to share their services and goods with you while supporting a great cause!
– A variety of local artisans & small business owners
Fall Senior Times Expo – October 18, 2022
Numerica Pavilion at Southridge Sports & Events Complex (2901 Southridge Blvd.) in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Fall Senior Times Expo is back in-person!
Past expo exhibitors have included:
– Nonprofits and Community Organizations
– Insurance and Healthcare Companies
– Investment Professionals
– Retirement and Assisted Living Communities
– Heath and Fitness Businesses
– Law Offices and Attorneys
– Local Senior Groups and Clubs
– And Many More!
Columbia Basin Badger Club Debate: Building a Healthy Community – October 20, 2022
Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: no charge this month but must register
What does it mean to live in a healthy community” And how would we know? The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) will help us begin to answer some of those questions when the Badger Club presents its next forum, Building a Healthy Community on Thursday, October 20.
Info & Registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306
Lecture – Passion and Persistence: How Badger Mountain Preserve Was Created – October 20, 2022
Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
Join co-founder Sharon Grant in this engaging presentation about how a group of volunteers were able to create the 10-mile Badger Mountain Trail.
Friends of Badger Mountain, founded in January 2003, has preserved 1,000 acres of local ridge land and created over 10 miles of trails. How did a group of volunteers do this? Sharon Grant, who co-founded Friends of Badger, will talk about lessons learned and how this community treasure draws over 300,000 users a year. The most important lesson…”If you want to go far, go together.”
2022 Fall Market/Bazaar – October 21 & 22, 2022
Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 2611 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The café will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies, fresh from the oven! This event averages 45-50 Vendors selling their handcrafted, repurposed or direct sales items i.e. Avon, etc. Come find that perfect gift for that person that is so hard to buy for. While you’re at it, find a fun treat for yourself!
PetSmart Trunk or Treat – Pet and Kid Friendly – October 23, 2022
6807 W. Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This event is kid and pet friendly
PetSmart will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 23, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is kid and pet friendly!
The Richland Players presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe – October 28-30, 2022
The Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Times: 7:30 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday
Single tickets are from $10 to $20 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe is a carefully crafted tale meshing Poe’s best-known works into a mesmerizing glimpse into the mind of the master of the macabre. This show will elicit feelings of stress, dread, and above all, what Usher calls “the grim phantasm, FEAR.”
Richland Players production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe will run weekends from October 28th thru November 13th, 2022. Seasoned Richland Player, Christi Valle, is directing. The veteran cast of Richland Players, Travis Franks and Michael Aardal, star as mirror images of Poe in this gothic thriller. Richland Players are excited to introduce Mary Nelson as Madeline Usher and Devin Simpson as The Raven.
Future dates: November 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and November 6 & 13 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/
Mid-Columbia Symphony’s Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos Concert – October 29, 2022
Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Conductor’s Circle: $66, Gold Section: $42, Silver Section: $35, Bronze/Youth: $16
You are invited to the Mid-Columbia Symphony’s Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos concert featuring:
– Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
– Gounod: Funeral March of A Marionette
– Galindo: Sones de Mariachi
– Lloyd Webber: Selections from Phantom of the Opera
– Arturo Marquez: Conga del Fuego Neuvo
– John Williams: Suite from ‘Jaws’
– Arnold: Tam O’Shanter
– Crawford: Andante for Strings
– Liadov:- Enchanted Lake
Tickets can be purchased at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcsym
Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches – October 2022
TriCities Family Fun has compiled a list of Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches that include the following:
– Villa’s Lil Pumpkin Patch
– Middleton’s Fall Festival
– Wolfies Pumpkins
– Christopherson Farm
– Country Mecantile
– Hatch Patch
– Job’s Pumpkin Patch
– Queensgate Gardens
– TriFarm to Table
– French Pumpkin Patch
– and more!
Kennewick Community Education – Fall Classes 2022
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.
For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: https://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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