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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.

Sep 22
Paint Ellensburg

Gallery One will hold a day of arts that includes our signature Paint Ellensburg art auction with food, friends and wine; a walking historic tour of downtown Ellensburg; and free art demonstrations. Celebrate our community, buy some art and support Gallery One!

Starts @ 4:30pm - To purchase tickets you can call: 509-925-2670

Dinner and Auction -- Honoring Mary Frances Dondelinger
Sep 22
Hops 'n Brats Fun Ride at the Park

Who doesn't love a Fun Ride, and who doesn't love prizes? After the ride, stick around for *Glondo's* specialty meats and to taste a few locally crafted beers.

- Mule & Elk -
- Roslyn Brewery -
- Iron Horse -

more breweries being added!

At the Washington State Horse Park
1202 Douglas Munro Blvd, Cle Elum 98922
Cle Elum
Sep 28 - 29
Buskers in the Burg

Busker Performances

The streets of downtown Ellensburg will be filled with performers! Vote for your favorite busker act and listen to the winners perform at the 21+ Busker Beer Bash that evening. For a list of buskers and locations, visit the Performers page.

Interested in busking at this year's
festival? Click here.
Sep 28 - 30
Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic

Whatever discipline, whatever level rider or horse -- you can benefit from this clinic with world renowned horseman and RFD-TV clinician, Craig Cameron. Craig will teach you how to teach your horse, and to communicate in a way that creates willingness in your partnership.
Cle Elum
Oct 01 - 31
Huffman Farms U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

Kick off Fall in Ellensburg and enjoy everything from our GREAT weather & foliage- college sports- local Farmers Market and Downtown Arts & Entertainment.

Huffman Farms
6181 Wilson Creek Rd.

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch -- Every Saturday and Sunday in October (10AM to 4PM)
Oct 05 - 08
Ellensburg Film Festival

The 14th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival is an event that draws film lovers from throughout the northwest and other regions to the Kittitas Valley each year. We seek a variety of films including national and international features, shorts and documentaries. We have a special interest in our regional film makers.

All Day @ CWU -- McConnell Complex
Oct 06
Manastash Metric Bike Ride

The 22nd Annual Manastash Metric Century/ Half Century Bicycle Tour

Travel the scenic west side of the valley to Cle Elum and return along the winding Yakima River, or turn off half-way for the alternate 50 kilometer ride. Snacks and sag wagon are provided.

Meeting you at the finish line is a Free BBQ for participants! Guests of all riding participants can enjoy the BBQ for just $10.00!

Oct 06
Fourth Annual Ellensburg Archives and Museums Crawl

Tour six museums and archives in Ellensburg that include the Ellensburg Public Library and Archives, Kittitas County Historical Museum, Kittitas County Genealogy Society, CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, Washington State Archives, and Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections.

Transportation will be provided. Tour runs from 9am-1pm. Event is free but an RSVP is required.

To RSVP, please email archive@cwu.edu.

The tour will meet at the Brooks Library at Central Washington University to board the shuttle at 9am.

Read more on Facebook.

Oct 12 - 27
Haunted Forest & Corn Maze

Do you dare to enter the haunted forest and corn maze at Huffman Farms, where only the trees will hear your screams?

Open Fridays and Saturdays in October, beginning October 12th, from 7pm to 10pm.

If you make it out alive, you can warm up alongside our fire pit and enjoy a cup of coffee or roast some marshmallows and make a s'more from The Silo Cafe.

Huffman Farms
6181 Wilson Creek Rd.
Oct 13 - 14
Central City Comic Con

It is with great excitement and extreme optimism that we announce year four will take place in Ellensburg, WA at the Kittitas Fairgrounds on Oct. 13th-14th 2018.

2018 holds an all inclusive show that offers artists, special guests, celebrities, contests, board gaming, exhibitors, console gaming, panels, main stage demonstrations, exhibits, after-hour events, and more! The new venue includes exciting details such as lots of FREE PARKING, Food Truck Alley, Overnight RV Parking, Outdoor Areas, Nearby indoor pool, and More.

For more informtion, visit their social media sites!

Oct 20
Junk-tiquen in the Burg, Fall 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 fall show!

Kittitas County Event Center
9am - 4pm

901 E. 7th Avenue, Ellensburg, WA $5 Admission at the door FREE parking
Oct 20
Clymer Museum Rendezvous

Join us October 20th, 2018 for the Clymer Museum Rendezvous at the Clymer Museum & Gallery.

For more information:

Website: http://www.clymermuseum.org/
Phone: (509) 962-6416
Email: director@clymermuseum.org

Oct 31

Kids Halloween parade and trick or treat. Start at 5 pm. Pensylvania Ave, Downtown Cle Elum, WA
Cle Elum
Oct 31
Trick or Treat!

3pm - 6pm, October 31st, 2018

Downtown Ellensburg

Daily Record photographer Brian Myrick will be taking photos of trick or treaters for the newspaper from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (401 N. Main St). The Daily Record photo studio will be open for photos the entire time, and people can email photos to newsroom@kvnews.com.

Join us for a safe, family friendly way to celebrate Halloween!
Nov 04 - Dec 31
Hometown Holidays Events

There is no place like Ellensburg, WA for the holidays! Celebrate Hometown Holidays in our historic Downtown! Ellensburg Downtown Association has planned a whole calendar of festive events guaranteed to add cheer to your season and a smile to your face!

See what the bright lights of the holidays have to offer you and your family in 2018.
Nov 17
Iron Horse Brewery Tour

November 17th, 2018 - ALL DAY

1621 Vantage Hwy Ellensburg, WA 98926

$10 tour gets you: a tour, custom glass, beer sampler coupon for [the pub] & a sample of beer.
For more info, click here.
Nov 23
Plaid Friday - Shop Local

Plaid Friday is a national event celebrated each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, as a way to encourage shoppers to support local businesses as they kick off their holiday shopping. Many of our downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops, all decked out in plaid. Join us for Plaid Friday to celebrate the diversity and creativity of independent businesses in your
Nov 23
Cookie Scavenger Hunt

As a part of Moments to Remember, held every Friday after Thanksgiving, the Cookie Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by Ellensburg Pet Center. Thanks to Dakota Cafe for supplying our cookies each year.

This fun-filled event, has children and their families to explore downtown Ellensburg while collecting a variety of candies and decorations to create their own,one of a kind, holiday cookie. The hunt begins at 2:00p.m. at Rotary Pavilion on the corner of 4th Avenue and Pearl Street.
Nov 23
Moments to Remember Holiday Bazaar

Moments to Remember is an all-day event and long time local tradition, always taking place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Come downtown and enjoy a day full of family friendly activities, to kick off the Christmas Season.
Nov 26
Snowball Drop

November 26th -- Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

12pm- Rotary Pavilion

Join the Ellensburg Downtown Association and MyEllensburg.com for the Second Annual Snowball Drop. It's a man-made blizzard with hundreds of snowballs gently floating down to waiting shoppers. These snowballs, which are actually ping pong balls, each display a discount, gift, and or give-away that may be redeemed at a local store. This free family event takes place at NOON on Saturday, November 26th just outside the rotary pavilion on North Pearl Street between E 5th Avenue and E 4th Avenue in Downtown Ellensburg.
Dec 02
Teddy Bear Tea

The annual Teddy Bear Tea is a family favorite. Come on down to Kelleher Motor Company and join Mrs. Claus for a nice lunch and fancy tea. Craft with our volunteers, listen to stories, watch children dance, and enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family.

11am - 1pm
Dec 06
Winter 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 foot and hand scrubs, massages, henna tattoos, 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.
Jan 19
WinterHop BrewFest

Join us for the 15th Annual Ellensburg WinterHop BrewFest! Don't miss out on the live music, good company and great brews in 2019. For over 10 years The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has invited 1,600 beer lovers to Ellensburg, Washington to sample beer from over 30 + PNW Breweries in 12+ venues in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, Washington.
Feb 15
Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West
A Celebration of Music, Poetry and Art in Ellensburg, Washington

February 15th, 2019
Presidents Day Weekend EVERY February

Visit the website for more details or like them on facebook!


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