Here are some events taking place around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of September 2023:
– Tumbleweed Music Festival – September 1-3, 2023
– Tri-Cities Fantasy Faire – September 1-3, 2023
– Annual Labor Day Picnic – September 4, 2023
– Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – September 5-10, 2023
– Columbia Basin Badger Club presents Suicide From the Front Lines – There is Hope – September 7, 2023
– The Rude Mechanicals – Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – September 8-10, 2023
– Fiery Food Festival – September 9, 2023
– Garden Education Series Class: Growing with Hydroponics – September 9, 2023
– Pumped for Purple – September 9, 2023
– LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – September 9, 2023
– Car Shows – September 9 & 16, 2023
– Christ the King Sausage Fest – September 15 & 16, 2023
– The Richland Players presents And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – September 15-17, 22-24, 29 & 30, 2023
– Music & Munchies 2023: A Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity – September 16, 2023
– CBC Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs – September 18 – October 19, 2023
– Annual Senior Picnic – September 21, 2023
– Lecture: Why Deny Science – September 21, 2023
– Three Rivers Tattoo Convention – September 22-24, 2023
– Mid-Columbia Duck Race – September 23, 2023
– Sacajawea Heritage Days – September 23 & 24, 2023
– Tri Cities Women’s Expo – September 29 & 30, 2023
– 36th Running Fall Classic Stockcar Race – September 30 & October 1, 2023
– TriCities Family Fun
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website
Tumbleweed Music Festival – September 1-3, 2023
Howard Amon Park in Richland
Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday
Free to attend
The Tumbleweed Music Festival is a Free, open-air, community acoustic music festival featuring music on five outdoor stages – including an Open Mic, plus an indoor stage, an indoor dance floor and workshops. Over 100 acts! Food and Craft vendors. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy great acoustic music on the banks of the Columbia!
Info & schedule http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/tmf2023.html
Tri-Cities Fantasy Faire – September 1-3, 2023
Red Lion Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Events begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and end at 8 p.m. on Sunday
The Tri-Cities Fantasy Faire in Pasco is an enchanting event that brings together the magic of fantasy, cosplay, and creativity. Held annually, this festival captures the imagination of attendees of all ages, transporting them to a world where fairy tales, mythical creatures, and epic adventures come to life.
Info: https://tri-citiesfantasyfaire.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092222602728
Annual Labor Day Picnic – September 4, 2023
Columbia Park Main Stage in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (free lunch served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Free to enjoy the activities and food (non-alcoholic event)
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 plus family activities to do!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/LaborDayPicnicCommittee/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/587543393563143/
Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – September 5-10, 2023
GESA Stadium in Pasco
General admission tickets are available for $11 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
The Tri-City Dust Devils 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 Vancouver Canadians – September 5-10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-dust-devils/
Columbia Basin Badger Club presents Suicide From the Front Lines – There is Hope – September 7, 2023
Virtual online via Zoom
From 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register
Death by suicide is a growing issue in our communities, and it’s not just young people who are ending their own lives. In fact, the highest suicide rate in 2020 was among individuals aged 45-54 years old, followed by those aged 25-44 years old. The suicide rate was lower among those aged 10-24 years old and 55 years old and older. Males had a significantly higher rate of completed suicides than females.
The highest rate of suicide attempts was among individuals aged 18-25 years old, followed by those aged 26-34 years old. The rate of suicide attempts was lower among those aged 35 years old and older. The rate of suicide attempts by females was more than double that of males.
Two mental health care professionals will be joining in the discussion about our suicide crises:
– Cameron Fordmeir has worked in behavioral health since 2001 in a variety of crisis settings. Camron is currently the Regional Administrator for the Recovery Navigator Program and Assisted Outpatient Treatment with Greater Columbia Health. He also chairs the Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition.
– Kristi Sharpe, CPP, became a Certified Prevention Professional in May of 2015 and has been serving the community of Kennewick as the Community Coordinator for the KEY Connection coalition since December of 2018. An important role in prevention is mental health promotion, which suits her well as a natural born encourager and as a life-long lover of all things self-help. An area of particular interest is resilience and hope.
Info & Registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306
The Rude Mechanicals – Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – September 8-10, 2023
Fingernail Stage, Howard Amon Park in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The The Rude Mechanicals production is Free of Charge and open to the public thanks to a grant from The Wildhorse Foundation.
Feuds, feelings, and fairies-oh my! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy about young hearts who flee into the woods and unknowingly encounter the fairy world. Meanwhile, a group of tradespeople rehearse a play for a royal wedding. Worlds collide, affections are manipulated, and someone may, or may not, turn into a donkey.
Our production, set against the backdrop of 1935 West Virginia, mixes Appalachian history and folklore with Shakespeare’s text to form a magical, family-friendly show. To add to the production’s setting, original music is being written and performed by area musician and educator Ronn Campbell. Emily Richman, the production’s director, has also adapted this fast-paced version of the original text with Adam Critchlow.
Fiery Food Festival – September 9, 2023
Pasco Farmer Market at Peanuts Park in Pasco
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend
Join us on Saturday, September 9th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as we spice up the town at our vibrant Fiery Foods Festival. From the captivating aroma of culinary arts to the thrill of our chili pepper contest, the day promises to be nothing less than hot and happening! Be one of the hundreds of people to witness and participate in the ultimate celebration of all things fiery and flavorful.
The Fiery Foods Festival is not just about food. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with:
– A captivating musical performances
– Burn up the dance floor to your favorite songs as our DJ spins popular dance tunes
– Cool down with our Ice Cream section
Garden Education Series Class: Growing with Hydroponics – September 9, 2023
Waterfall Classroom at the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free to attend
Join our WSU Master Gardener volunteers to learn more about using hydroponics for growing plants.
Pumped for Purple – September 9, 2023
The Space, 1384 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission – Swag bag for the 1st 50 shoppers through the door!
Celebrating 10 years of partnering with Domestic Violence Services of Benton Franklin County for this fundraising event!
Bring a new/unused tangible item donation and/or an old cell phone(s) for the shelter and receive 5 Free raffle tickets! Visit https://dvsbf.org/support/donate/ for a list of needed items.
*A variety of local artisans & small business owners
LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – September 9, 2023
LIGO Hanford Observatory, 127124 N Route 10 in Richland
Free to attend – must register for a time slot
LIGO Hanford Observatory is pleased to announce that it has resumed its “Second Saturday” free public tours. During your visit you will have a chance to explore many interactive and static exhibits now housed in LHO’s new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Tours include a one-hour walking tour of the site, time inside the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC), and a talk by a staff member. LIGO tours are suitable for all ages. The talks are appropriate for visitors aged 12 and up, but all ages are welcome. Multiple tour times are available for your convenience, please choose the time slot that works best for you when reserving your ticket.
– 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
About LIGO: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA
Car Shows – September 9 & 16, 2023
There are four car shows taking place during the month of September 2023:
– Richland’s Cruzin’ Car Show – September 9, 2023 –
Columbia Point Golf Course, 225 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From Noon – 5 p.m.
Free to attend
The first annual Cruizin’ Car Show is headed toward the finish line! Plans include some amazing “rides” from classic cars to those from the 2000s. There will be food trucks, a Kids’ Zone and live music.
Think the kids are too young to enjoy a car show? Think again! Besides a number of fun things for them to do, one in particular is Build a (cardboard) Car, along with the opportunity to vote for their favorite creation.
Come on down and enjoy a free, fun, family activity to commemorate the end of summer and enjoy the music from Knutzen Brothers and Groove Principal.
– Andy’s North 12th Annual Car Show – September 9, 2023 –
Andy’s North Restaurant, 3321 W Court St. in Pasco
Starts at 4 p.m.
Free for spectators
Bring your family down for our 12th Annual Car Show!
– 2023 Corvettes on the Columbia – September 16, 2023 –
Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free for spectators
Can you believe….It’s time for the 13th Annual Corvettes on the Columbia all Corvette Show!!
– Power in the Park Car Show – September 16, 2023 –
East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free for spectators
Power in the Park Car Show is presented by the Tri-Cities Camaro Club. There will be several food and beverage vendors. Also a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Pasco Police Foundation and Sue’s Turkey Drive (local non-profit).
Christ the King Sausage Fest – September 15 & 16, 2023
Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Dr. in Richland
Friday from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Free to attend
The best weekend of the year! Admission is free at this fun, family-friendly weekend! Sausage Fest offers dozens of inexpensive games for kids of all ages, food booths with dozens of options, an outdoor beer gardens with live, local entertainment, arts & crafts, bingo, Granny’s Attic (yard sale), plus a middle school dance. Food and game prices have remained low for many years in order to provide an inexpensive, enjoyable time for families in our community.
On the main outdoor stage, Sausage Fest also provides the largest showcase for our local performing talent with a wide variety of entertainment that can be enjoyed by Fest-goers of all ages throughout the weekend. The festivities always begin on the third Friday in September.
Info: https://www.cksausagefest.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/CKSausageFest/
The Richland Players presents And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – September 15-17, 22-24, 29 & 30, 2023
The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Dates & times: September 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29, 30 @ 7:30 p.m. and September 17, 24 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Adults, $17 senior/student/veteran, $10 children 17yrs & under
Agatha Christie’s dramatic adaptation of her best-selling novel. Invited under a variety of pretenses, a group of ten people gather at the mysterious mansion on Soldier Island. But when a recording accuses each guest of murder, these strangers realize that they have no idea who their host actually is, and when the first guest is murdered, they are thrown into a terrifying fight for survival.
Note: there is a performance on October 1 @ 2:00 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/showsandevents/and-then-there-were-none
Music & Munchies 2023: A Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity – September 16, 2023
Clary family backyard, 12802 Cottonwood Creek Blvd. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost for admission to the event: $25-$100
Habitat for Humanity Tri-County Partners has long been an organization whose mission Piton Wealth loves to promote and support. This year, Piton has set a fundraising goal of $20,000 to advance their work. Please help meet and surpass that goal! Every penny of your contribution here goes to Habitat. You can donate any amount, and your entire ticket purchase to this year’s Music & Munchies concert will also go to the cause. Celebrate Habitat when independent country artist Chris Loid and local singer-songwriter Michael Parker return to the stage with both original and traditional songs of life and worship. A range of food and drink from local businesses will be provided for attendees. There will be no additional charge or solicitation at the event itself. Come for a celebration of the blessings in our community with music, munchies and fellowship!
Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-munchies-2023-for-habitat-for-humanity-tickets-672699551467
CBC Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs – September 18 – October 19, 2023
Columbia Basin College (P-Building, P-100), 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs
Washington State has one of the largest Mexican American farmworker communities in the United States. Over a ten-year period, commercial photographer Irwin Nash documented the lives, struggles, hopes, and dreams of the Yakima Valley migrant farmworker community. Nash’s collection brings to light the farmworkers’ experiences and perspectives of organizing for better and equitable working conditions.
– Lecture: 9/28 at 3 p.m. in P201
– Reception: 9/28 at 4 p.m. in Esvelt Gallery
Annual Senior Picnic – September 21, 2023
Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets are only $5 each and are available at the Richland Community Center
Aloha! You don’t want to miss the biggest and funnest senior event of the year! Join us for food, entertainment, education and meet lots of amazing businesses that serve the senior industry. The theme is Hawaiian…so come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian attire and have a wonderful afternoon.
Lecture: Why Deny Science – September 21, 2023
Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who denies a scientific finding? Perhaps that conversation was about something as big as climate change or something as small as the health effects of eating chocolate. But in most cases, there is a pattern to how people argue against scientific findings, no matter the scope of the issue at hand.
In this talk, philosopher Michael Goldsby sorts through the tactics and reasons many people use to argue against scientific claims. Though science is far from perfect, science denialism can have far-reaching impacts, especially in an era of critical issues like global warming and vaccines. Discover how to discuss scientific issues without being dismissive and learn about the richer discussions one can have when science, philosophy, and logic intersect.
Three Rivers Tattoo Convention – September 22-24, 2023
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Doors open at noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $15 per day or $35 for all three days. (Children 5 years & under are free.)
This is the 13th Annual Three Rivers Tattoo Convention and we couldn’t be more excited! As in previous years, you’ll find tattoo artists from throughout the United States gathering in a single location to showcase their artistic talent and leave their mark on you. Literally.
Several events will be taking place throughout the three-day convention, including face painting for the kids, high-flying acrobatics, family entertainment, and contests for the tattoo artists.
Mid-Columbia Duck Race – September 23, 2023
Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Duck race starts at Noon
Tickets are $10 each
You could win a 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR 4×4 Double Cab Truck by entering the Mid-Columbia Duck Race and other prizes.
The Mid-Columbia Duck Race is a cooperative fundraising event for the six Rotary clubs of the Tri-Cities which include the Rotary Clubs of Columbia Center, Columbia Valley Daybreak, Pasco-Kennewick, Richland, Richland Riverside and Tri-Cities Sunrise. Nearly $3 million has been raised in the 34 years since the duck race’s inception. The duck race consists of raffle tickets with winners drawn at the event at Columbia Park.
Info & tickets: https://www.tcduckrace.com/
Sacajawea Heritage Days – September 23 & 24, 2023
Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Note: Saturday, Sept. 23rd, is National Public Lands Day, so it is a Free Day at Sacajawea State Park. A Discover Pass ($10 one-day or $30 annual) is required for day-use parking on Sunday, Sept. 24th.
Heritage Days will feature a Lewis and Clark living history encampment presented by the Pacific Northwest Living Historians. There will also be Mountain Man camps, Native American dancing and cultural displays, vintage steam engines and much more.
The Sacajawea Interpretive Center will be open all days of the event.
Tri Cities Women’s Expo – September 29 & 30, 2023
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost for admission to the event – $7 (based on last year’s admission)
Tri Cities Women’s Expo has been an annual event since 1999. Come do some shopping, visit healthcare vendors, get massages and makeovers (and don’t forget the free samples) and so much more!
36th Running Fall Classic Stockcar Race – September 30 & October 1, 2023
Tri-City Raceway in West Richland
Gates open at 9 a.m., racing begins at 1 p.m. both days
Tickets: $30-$60, Parking: $5 per day – must purchase tickets and pay for parking online!!!
The Largest Stockcar Race on the West Coast converges at the most demanding 1/2 mile asphalt racetrack in the USA!
Saturday’s racing action features:
– NW Vintage Modified Championship
– Tire Factory TSCS Ministock Championship
– Tire Factory TSCS Prolate Model Championship
Sunday’s racing action features:
– Elite 5 Modified Challenge Championship
– Tire Factory TSCS Hobby Stock Championship
– Northwest Super Late Model Series Championship
Info & tickets: https://www.redmountaineventcenter.com/online-tickets.html
TriCities Family Fun
For family friendly events in and around the Tri Cities, visit https://tricitiesfamilyfun.wixsite.com/familyfunwa.
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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