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Let Central Washington Color entertain you at its festivals and fairs, on its stages, and at its sporting events. From Memorial Day parades to fishing derbies, Roundups to Farmers Markets, Triathlons to Car Shows, we provide a wide spectrum of adventure, culture, fun, and flavor for the whole family!

Dec 19
Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House | Kittitas County Historical Museum's, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Annual Meeting will be held from 5-6pm. During this business meeting, find out what the museum has been up to in the past year and what it has planned for 2019. This is the annual meeting for the Kittitas County Historical Society, which includes the election of board members and officers.

Following the Annual Meeting will be the Open House from 6pm until 8pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view new and updated exhibits, visit with friends old and new, and enjoy the holiday refreshments.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. See us on facebook!
Dec 20

We are hosting a Carol-A-Thon for the community with Dennis "Santa" Claus on December 20th from 5-7pm at Clymer Museum.
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
Jan 25
Jazz, Bites & Sips

Jazz, Bites & Sips

GARD VINTNERS -- 311 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, Washington

Starts @ 6pm

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


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!
Feb 18 - 23
Restaurant Week

As part of this event, participating restaurants will be offering week-long three-course specials at fixed price points of $15, $25, or $35.

On Thursday, February 21st, grab your friends and loved ones for Date Night Out.
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 15 - 17
Back Country Horsemen of Washington

2019 Rendezvous March 15-17, 2019
Kittitas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg, WA

For maps, exhibitor invites and application forms, click here, or visit their website.
Mar 16
Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day Half K

Join us for a tour of Iron Horse Brewery. Tickets $10. Includes: custom tour glass & sampler coupon to be redeemed at [the pub].
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 19
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 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 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 16
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. Gift baskets are filled with merchandise and gift certificates from each of the participating stores.

A map of participating venues and their specials will be published the week of the event. Join us downtown in MAY 2019!
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!
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 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 06 - 07
Cowboy Traditions Ranch Roping

The Summer Solstice roping is a fine family affair, and features more events than your typical ranch roping -- and admission is FREE! NEW THIS YEAR: Youth Ropers 12 and under may enter once FOR FREE and be eligible for winnings! NEW CLASSES are available for participants as well! Learn more about these classes, and find this year's event schedule on their website now! (deadline to register is July 1st)
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
Jul 07
Northwest Carving Academy

The current NW Carving Academy is comprised of a group of volunteers, each taking on one or more tasks that when all are put together a great week of carving and fun occurs.

The academy would like to invite you to join fellow carvers and instructors from all over the United States and Canada at the 10th annual Northwest Carving Academy.

Come spend the week at one of the classes, learning from some of the best instructors and carvers in the country and share your knowledge and love of the art of carving.
Jul 26 - 28
Jazz in the Valley

The 21st edition of the Jazz in the Valley Festival is a celebration of jazz for our community and our guests in Historic Downtown Ellensburg. We offer affordable, entertaining, intimate performances of the highest artistic merit.

Get your soul back with 25 shows at 8 intimate venues showcasing a spectacular line-up of the most diverse musicians the Northwest has to offer. Enjoy premium Northwest wine tasting, local microbrews, and great speciality dining.

This is an annual opportunity for all ages to participate and have fun together!

Starts Fri, @ 8am
Aug 10
Kruisin' Kittitas Burnouts & Car Show

18th Annual - Main St. Kittitas, WA





Cle Elum


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