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  Festivals & Events
Let Central Washington Color entertain you at its festivals and fairs, on its stages, and at its sporting events. Our event calendar serves up plenty of fun year-round! Search by city in the box below, or filter by area of interest. You can also sign up for monthly event highlights via email.

Mar 30
Yakima River Canyon Marathon & Half-Marathon

A Runners Testimonial...

A marathon that you really should consider for the whole weekend's experience is the Yakima River Canyon. It simply beats any other marathon experience PERIOD. At the end of the carbo loading dinner the night before, everyone know everyone. Getting on the buses and on the beautiful course the next morning it's old home week with new friends. At the afternoon baked potato salad bar awards dinner it is simply a hoot.

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Apr 13
ARRF Easter Egg Hunt

(Every Year!)

Cle Elum - Roslyn Elementary & Middle School Ball Fields.

Cle Elum, WA

Cle Elum
Apr 14
Guitar in the Gallery

Join us for a night of music with Hilary Field at Gallery One - Sunday April 14th, 2019.

International performing and recording artist, Hilary Field, has garnered praise for her dynamic virtuosity, her sensitive musicianship, and for the emotional depth she brings to the heart of classical guitar music.

All performances take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Eveleth Green Gallery (third floor) of Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA. The series receives support from the Laughing Horse Foundation. Entry is by donation.

Read more on facebook.
Apr 19
2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Mark your calendar to join us on April 19, 2019, at the SURC Ballroom for the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Each year, the CWU Alumni Association honors a group of individuals who truly embrace the Wildcat spirit.

Central Washington University
400 E University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926

For more information, visit our facebook page!
Apr 19 - 21
CWU College Rodeo

The Central Washington University Rodeo Club is made up of both rodeo competitors and non-competitors. The club is intended to bring individuals together to make new friends with a common interest in rodeo. The Rodeo Club hosts an annual rodeo at the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena. This FREE annual event is held every April and attracts competitors all over Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Apr 20
Junk-tiquen in the Burg, Spring Antiques Show

Grab a friend or two and head to Ellensburg to enjoy a weekend shopping for junkin' treasures, jewelry, antiques, vintage, upcycled and repurposed finds at our spring show!

Kittitas County Event Center
9am - 4pm

901 E. 7th Avenue, Ellensburg, WA $5 Admission at the door FREE parking
Apr 27
Run Like the Wind Event in Ellensburg, WA

Saturday, April 27th, 2019


8:00am - Registration and packet pickup opens
9:30am - Half Marathon Start
9:45am - Kids Dash Start
10:00am - 10K start
10:30am - 5K start
12:00pm - Awards
12:30pm - Wild Flower guided walk

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility
25905 Vantage Highway
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Benefits Kittatas County Seacrh & Rescue!

5K Course Map and Elevation
10K Course Map and Elevation
Half Marathon Course Map and Elevation
May 03 - 19
Rockin' The Red Horse

1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, Washington
May 04
Thorp Community Days & Plant Sale

The Thorp Community Day was started in 2011 by two Thorp residents who believed a community festival to promote the community of Thorp and to gather the community together would be beneficial to the growth of community pride, spirit, and togetherness.

Over the past year's the Thorp Community Day has transformed into a major community event attracting not only community members, but visitors from near and far. Click here for more info.
May 09
Girls Night Out

An established favorite, Girls Night Out is sure to bring much-needed pampering and shopping specials to the ladies of Ellensburg. The evening favorites typically include complimentary hand treatments, massages, and enticing treats. In case you need another reason to shop, you will be entered to win one of two gift baskets for every $10 spent. Gift baskets are filled with merchandise and gift certificates from each of the participating stores.

Girls Night Out is brought to you by the Ellensburg Downtown Association. Join us downtown on Thursday, May 9 from 5-9 p.m.
May 10 - 12
Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State!

Helen McCabe State Park, Canyon Road

Register for this event!
May 10 - 12
CWU Family Weekend

CWU Ring & Traditions Keeper Ceremony... Friday, May 10, 2019, 4-5:30pm

ASCWU Student Government, the CWU Alumni Association, the Wildcat Shop, and the Traditions Keepers invite class ring and/or medallion recipients to attend this momentous event.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 3-8pm
May 11
Bluegrass Concert at the Grange

We welcome "Rusty Hinges Bluegrass Band" to our stage. Each member of Rusty Hinges is a veteran of the Pacific NW bluegrass scene. Their collective experience results in a musical program that is polished and entertaining.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, the band takes the stage at 7:00 pm. The hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, about 8 miles NE of Cle Elum near the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Rd. Admission is $10, kids under 12 years of age are free, desserts will be provided.

7pm - 9pm
Cle Elum
May 15 - 19
47th National Fine Art Show & Auction

Presented by Western Art Association/ Goodey Gallery. Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg, Washington.

Free admission to the exhibit halls with 14,000 sq/ft, displaying the artwork of nearly 70 artists!
May 18
Bares & Broncs

Bucking horses and fantastic music equals a great time! Daniel Beard Rodeo Company started Bares n Broncs back in 2006. It is a test of athletic ability-not only for the cowboys that ride the stock but to show the great horse athletes. This event provides great entertainment for the spectators that love the sport of rodeo and it also bring the colts into the arena for a match off. Enjoy concessions provided by Cascade Mountain Grilling and behind the Chutes beer garden sponsored by Iron Horse Brewery and live music with Massy Ferguson!

Starts at 6:30pm!
May 25
Easton Memorial Day Parade & Car Show

Make a point to stop by EASTON on SATURDAY, MAY 25th 2019

Start your day with a PANCAKE BREAKFAST, put on by our own volunteer fire department, then join in the 5K FUN RUN put on by our K-12 Easton School starting at 8:30am. After that, memorialize your day with a photo at the GREEN SCREEN, see if you can climb the ROCK WALL, ride on a MONSTER TRUCK, take a HELICOPTER ride, stop by and see the WALL of HEROES, bring your motorcycle to the MOTORCYCLE show. Bring your car to the CAR show.

PARADE starts at noon. It's free to join. Enjoy the vendors at the STREET FAIR, want to be a vendor? It's only $20.00 for a 10x10 booth area. See our website for further instructions.
May 26
Roslyn Riders Prize Ride

Roslyn Riders Playfield, Hwy 903 First Rider out at noon.

This year it's the 26th of May - the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.

70 Martin Road, Roslyn, WA
May 27
Roslyn Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Service

Roslyn Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Service
Roslyn Cemetery

Roslyn Museum is open on the weekends 12 to 4 and by request until spring.

Roslyn Cemetery
Jun 01
Cruisin' For Hospice

The 20th Annual Cruisin' for Hospice Car Show will take place in downtown Ellensburg. This year's show will include music, raffle, food, entertainment, free hot dogs and numerous show awards.

The show is open to any type of car or pick-up: antiques, classics, muscle cars, rods and more. Trophies and raffle items for this year's event are sponsored by local businesses and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce helped with advertising.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Hospice Friends, a local non-profit organization that provides peace, comfort and care to individuals facing life-threatening illnesses.
Jun 08
Easton Fishing Derby

Easton Memorial Day Parade Committee/ Easton Ponds. 2 weeks after Easton Memorial Day Celebration on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.
Jun 15
Dachshunds on Parade

Once again Saturday, June 15th 2019 downtown Ellensburg will be turned into the center of Dachshund paradise as Dachshunds and their owners come together to celebrate and enjoy the Parade and other Festivities.

The fun begins early, with an 8 a.m. breakfast, so bring your appetite! We'll see you at 100 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Jul 01 - 02
Alycia Burton Free Riding USA Tour

Join Alycia Burton & Goldrush for 2 nights of Entertainment, Education & Inspiration!


Alycia is a Performer youth Mentor and Horse Trainer, Having taught over 2500 riders and trained hundreds of horses herself she gives very easy to follow advise for a range of issues such as: rushing, backing off, taking rails, loss off confidence for the horse & rider, anxiety, getting left behind, gaining a bond with your horse, bareback balance, Free Riding and much more.

Visit our facebook page for more information!
Jul 04 - 07
Pioneer Days Celebration in Cle Elum

Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for the 2019 Upper Kittitas County Pioneer Days Celebration July 4th - 7th, 2019. The Grand Parade begins at 10AM and runs from Peoh to Oaks Avenue on 1st Street. Hope to see you as we celebrate Independence Day and this great Country.
Cle Elum
Jul 06
Ronald Heritage Festival

"We like it because of the music, the food and most of all the feeling of community," said Cle Elum's Kathy Stancik (from the 2016 show) who was there with multiple family members including her husband Joseph, Joseph's mother 93-year-old Marguerite Stancik and Joseph's aunt, 95-year-old Elaine Minerich.

Read More here...

Location: Hawthorn Hall; Ronald, WA
Cle Elum


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