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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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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 02 - 03
Roslyn Art Festival

Come celebrate the arts during the 2019 Roslyn Art Festival on August 2nd and 3rd. In addition to the many different types of art on display, you can look forward to a Friday night street dance, a Saturday wine reception, and "try-it" stations that enable anyone to exercise their inner artist!
Aug 03
Kittitas Juried Show

Show at Gallery One
Open to all artists residing in Kittitas County, this exhibit showcases the abundance of creativity that exists in Kittitas County.
Aug 10
Kruisin' Kittitas Burnouts & Car Show

18th Annual - Main St. Kittitas, WA





Cle Elum
Aug 17
23rd Annual Cruise Cle Elum Car and Motorcycle Show

Cruise Cle Elum Car and Motorcycle Show
Cruise Cle Elum is all about FUN. Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Upper Kittitas County all proceeds help support local youth and community projects.

Starts @ 10am
Cle Elum
Aug 17
Ellensburg Rodeo Kick-Off Breakfast

Saturday, August 17, 2019
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Downtown Ellensburg

Join the Ellensburg Rotary Cowboys for the 95th Kittitas County Fair & Ellensburg Rodeo Kick Off Breakfast in Wells Fargo Drive through. Come on downtown and kick-off Fair and Rodeo weekend with a pancake feed. Don't forget to come dressed in your western gear! Rodeo buttons can be bought for $1 at the Kittitas County Chamber Office.

There will be the Littlest Cowgirl & Cowboy Contest, music and other surprises. 4-H Club Members, Top Hands and other groups will be on hand to help out. Breakfast is followed by the Annual Kids Parade, put on by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.

Aug 17
AARF Nibbles & Sips

ARRF provides spay/neuter vouchers for low income pet owners, adoption services, a pet food bank with Hopesource, help with reuniting lost and found pets, fostering and humane education. Until every pet has a home!
Cle Elum
Aug 29 - Sep 02
Kittitas County Fair

The Kittitas County Fair, first organized in 1885, is held every Labor Day weekend, and coincides with the Ellensburg Rodeo. It's a traditional fair, with lots of emphasis on agriculture, livestock, homemade goods, entertainment and rides.

Learn More at their Website
Aug 30 - Sep 02
Ellensburg Rodeo

Labor Day Weekend
August 30 - September 4th, 2017

Come out and join us for one of the top 10 rodeos in America, voted by YOU!!

The 2019 Ellensburg Rodeo will be one of the best years yet.

Friday August 30th Rodeo @ 6:45pm: Patriot Night followed by Bullfighters Only.

Saturday August 31st Rodeo @ 12:45pm - PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale @ 8:00pm

Sunday September 1st Rodeo @ 11:45am: TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Day

Monday September 2nd Rodeo Finale @11:45am

Read more on their Facebook page.
Sep 21
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 27 - 28
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.

Starts @ 7pm!
Oct 04 - 27
Huffman Farms U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Forest & Corn Maze

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

U-Pick every Saturday and Sunday

Haunted Forest and Corn Maze every Friday and Saturday
Oct 04 - 06
Ellensburg Film Festival

The 15th 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 05
Thorp Community Days

Follow your nose to Thorp!

Learn more on Facebook
Oct 05
Manastash Metric Bike Ride

The 23rd 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!


Registration/Check-in: 7:30am
Oct 12
Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival

The Mountain Ale Festival will be set in the unique and charming town of Roslyn, Washington and will launch the fall season for beer lovers in the Northwest! Brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

Over 15 of the Northwest's Best Breweries!

1pm - 5pm
Oct 25
Jazz, Bites & Sips

Jazz, Bites & Sips

GARD VINTNERS -- 311 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, Washington

Starts @ 6pm

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


Oct 31
Trick or Treat

Merchants in Downtown Ellensburg are ready to welcome hundreds of costumed kids with bowls full of candy and treats.

Learn more on their facebook page.

Oct 31

Kids Halloween parade and trick or treat.

Starts at 5pm
Cle Elum
Oct 31
Trick or Treat Roslyn

Various Downtown Roslyn Locations!
Nov 01 - 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 2019.

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