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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!

Apr 05 - Jul 19
Cascade Cow Cutters

Cascade Cow Cutters (CCC) is an NCHA Affiliate, located in Washington State. We are an active, growing association. We hold 12 to 14 NCHA shows yearly. A fresh cattle practice is generally held in the show pen on Friday preceding the show and a string cow is available all weekend.

Please see the website for more information and show schedule.
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 01
Keens Urban Streams and Brews

This is a bar crawl with Science! || walk, talk, and learn || expert-led discussions about urban stream habitat, fish, and stormwater || get to know our urban creeks || enjoy beer & wine at local watering holes || support the Kittitas Environmental Education Network!
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
Ellensburg Germanfest

Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for the 1st Annual Ellensburg Germanfest. Enjoy tasting numerous styles of German beer from local and regional breweries, German food, and many family activities. The event will also feature authentic German style entertainment, well known for their appearances at numerous Oktoberfest's throughout the region. The event is paired with the annual Dachshunds on Parade, bring your Dachshund and enjoy both events in Downtown Ellensburg.

Festival hours: 10am - 2pm

Location: Old Wells Fargo Drive Thru/Rotary Pavilion

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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.
Jun 19 - 23
Alpine Invitational Hunter Jumper Show

5-Day USEF Hunter Jumper Horse Show

We cordially invite you to come compete and enjoy the good natured ambiance of these shows. Opportunities abound for you and your horse to have many winning moments both in and out of the ring.

Washington State Horse Park
1202 Douglas Munro Blvd.
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Cle Elum
Jun 29
ChillAxle: Classic Car Show and RC Car Race



In addition to the display of more than 100 collector cars showcased across the grounds, the 2019l ChillAxle Car Show and RC Car Race will offer an abundance of activities and attractions for families and children at the Kittitas Valley Event Center on Saturday June 29, 2019.

Featuring an array of vintage, domestics, imports, and local car clubs, this show will offer a memorable experience with some impressive classic cars and modern muscle cars. The Grand Boulevard is our picturesque outside venue providing show-goers with a historical walk-through of automotive history with this display of unique and show stopping vehicles from all eras.

With the help of our sponsor, Jerrol's, our indoor Arena will be set up as a challenging race track where RC car enthusiasts can run several heats throughout the day to compete for bragging rights of the fastest RC in Kittitas County. There will be many racing brackets and divisions. The cost to enter the races will be announced soon. On Friday night, racers will have an open track to practice, and again on Saturday morning. There may also be a special race for kids under 12. Find more info here. rc.jerrols.com

ChillAxle promises a fun summer day for everyone. Great music, good food, and fabulous cars can be found around the grounds. Vendors are going to be present as well for you to shop to your hearts content! The entire ChillAxle event is FREE to all attendees!
Jun 29
Cle Elum Pioneer Days Celebration

Pioneer Days includes a Grand Parade, Pioneer Village, Fire Works Show, and appreciation of the Upper Kittitas County's heritage and cultures. Enjoy numerous activities including bocce ball and horseshoe tournaments, heritage festivals, and enjoy meeting with the 2019 Pioneer Days Queen.

719 E 3rd St at the Putnam Centennial Center
Cle Elum
Jun 29 - 30
Roslyn Library Annual Book Sale

Friends of the Roslyn Library's Annual Summer Book Sale coming July 1 & 2. The biggest and best book sale of the year. Thousands of items at great prices!
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
Patriot Night Under the Lights

The Kittitas Valley Event Center is bringing a new country concert event to town on the 4th of July this year. Patriot Night Under the Lights will be making its home in Ellensburg's famous Rodeo Arena and is presenting Tracy Lawrence as the headliner! He's sold THIRTEEN MILLION albums, has had TWENTY-TWO songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts and EIGHTEEN No. 1 songs.

The Arena grounds will open on Independence Day at 7:00PM. Food vendors and beer gardens will be available before Tracy Lawrence takes the stage at 8:30PM.


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