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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!

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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.
Feb 23
KEEN's 10th Annual Winter Fair



Free and Family Friendly at the Hal Holmes Center at the Ellensburg Library

Winter Fair's participants showcase fun, environmentally themed educational activities for the whole family. Winter Fair's mission is to feature local organizations, companies, agencies and individuals that support and enhance our community's educational, economic, and environmental sustainability.

11am - 3pm

See you at the fair!
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 09
Chili Challenge



CASH PRIZES!

$100 1st Prize, $75 2nd Prize and $50 3rd Prize. TO ENTER YOUR CHILI IN OUR CONTEST, JUST BRING A CROCK POT FULL OF YOUR FAVORITE CHILI TO THE GRANGE BETWEEN 5:30 AND 6:00 PM.

Tickets are $10 adults and kids 12 and under are FREE. Call Claire at 509-857-2580 for tickets or information. The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum, WA.

Look for signs at the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Road.
Cle Elum
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!
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.

Learn More
Apr 13
ARRF Easter Egg Hunt



(Every Year!)

Cle Elum - Roslyn Elementary & Middle School Ball Fields.

Cle Elum, WA

509-674-8552
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

Times:

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.
Thorp
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.

RAZA GRADUATION 2019
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.
Easton

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