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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 27 - Dec 02
College of Arts and Humanities

Various dates and events!

Click here for all the information, times and dates.
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 29 - Dec 01
The Red Curtain Broadway Revue

"The Red Curtain Broadway Revue" Directed by Terri Brown, Choreographed by Ellie Cook and Aubrey Shultz

November 29th and 30th
December 1st and 2nd

An inspired performance of a collection of musical numbers telling stories of love, dreams and the human connection.

Brought to you by: Central Theatre Ensemble

Click here to download the Program Guide
Nov 29 - Dec 01
CWU Ware Fair

Join the holiday fun at the 43rd Annual Ware Fair at Central Washington University!

November 29th - December 1st, Thur: 10am-7pm, Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: 10am-3pm

This juried arts and crafts festival brings vendors from across the Pacific Northwest to the SURC for three days of shopping, music, samples and more.

Vendors can register for the event from June 16th to November 14th.

Email warefair@cwu.edu for more information.

Click here to see this event on facebook.
Nov 30
Thrall & Dodge Winery: Annual New Wine Release Party

Date / Time: November 30th, 6pm - 8pm

Special discounts on wine, complimentary cheese and chocolate pairings + live music...

For more information, visit their website or follow them on facebook!
Dec 01
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 01
Christmas in Cle Elum

Santa's Village & Lighted Night Parade

Join us Downtown for a variety of events including, tea with Mrs. Claus, Photos with Santa, Parade of Lights, and much more!
Cle Elum
Dec 06
Holiday 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.

5pm to 9pm
Jan 19
Royal Court Coronation

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
5:00 pm Social, 6:00 pm Dinner, 7:00 pm Program
CWU Ballroom
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.

12pm to 5pm
Feb 15 - 17
Spirit of the West

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

February 15th - 17th, 2019
Presidents Day Weekend EVERY February

Visit the website for more details or like them on facebook!
Mar 02 - 03
28th Annual KXLE Home Business and Garden Expo

The show regularly features merchants dealing in furniture and appliances, pool and spa, farm equipment, and cars, as well as insurance, mortgage brokers, and banks. Specialty foods, crafts, lawn and garden, home repair -- whatever the public needs or wants can be found at the KXLE Home, Business & Garden Expo!

Saturday, March 2nd: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 3rd: 10am - 3pm
Mar 30
Chukar Run

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6PM - 9PM

Kittitas Valley Event Center
901 E 7th Ave, Ste 1
Ellensburg, Washington

Hosted by Kittitas County Field and Stream Club

See more on facebook!
Apr 27
Run Like the Wind

Run Like the Wind
Run Like the Wind. Uphill, Into the Wind, Both Ways! Sign up for a 5k, 10k, or 1/2 marathon trail run and enjoy this unique race with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia Basin. Live music, wind turbine tours, food, nature walks, and Iron Horse beer will be available after your run. The race benefits the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Kittitas Search and Rescue.

Starts @ 8am
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!
Jul 06
Pioneer Days Parade

The Pioneer Days Grand Parade will be on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 starting at 10:00 AM in Cle Elum, Washington

We do not have a 2019 vendor list yet, but you can read more here.
Cle Elum


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