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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!

Jan 23
Jazz, Bites & Sips

Jazz, Bites & Sips

110 W 6th Ave PMB 132
Ellensburg, Washington

A series of entertainment experiences with music, food and adult beverages at intimate venues based in Ellensburg WA! Ticket required. Ages 21 and over please. Eat. Drink. Be Merry.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


Jan 25
Royal Court Coronation

Saturday, January 25th, 2020
5:00 pm Social, 6:00 pm Dinner, 7:00 pm Program
CWU Ballroom
Jan 25
KEEN's 11th 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.
Feb 14 - Feb 16
Spirit of the West

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

February 14th - 16th, 2020
Presidents Day Weekend EVERY February

Visit the website for more details or like them on facebook!
Feb 17 - Feb 22
Restaurant Week

Join the Ellensburg Downtown Association and participating downtown restaurants as we roll out Downtown Restaurant Week.

Monday, February 17th thru Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Participating restaurants will create their 3-course meal at a price point of either $15, $25, or $35. The 3-course meal will only be available every Wednesday in February.

Also, check out Restaurant Month Bingo, going on all month long. Pick up your 5x5 Bingo card at participating locations.
Mar 07 - Mar 08
29th 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 7th: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 8th: 10am - 3pm
Apr 04
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 04
ARRF Easter Egg Hunt

Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

(Every Year!)

107 E. Dakota Ave.
Roslyn, WA

Apr 17 - Apr 18
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 30
Jazz, Bites & Sips

Jazz, Bites & Sips

110 W 6th Ave PMB 132
Ellensburg, Washington

A series of entertainment experiences with music, food and adult beverages at intimate venues based in Ellensburg WA! Ticket required. Ages 21 and over please. Eat. Drink. Be Merry.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


May 01 - May 03
Rockin' The Red Horse

Head to The Red Horse May 1st through May 3rd for great American food & burgers!

1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, Washington
May 07
Girls Night Out (Spring)

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 08 - May 10
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

Read more about this event!
May 08 - May 10
CWU Family Weekend

CWU Ring & Traditions Keeper Ceremony... Friday, May 8th - 10th, 2020, 3pm - 8pm

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 at Central Washington University.
May 09
Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub Steppe

17th Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub Steppe at Helen McCabe State Park

A day packed full of expert-led field trips, educational and hands-on science booths with great activities for kids.

9am - 1pm
May 09
Bluegrass Concert at the Grange

Location: Swauk-Teanaway Grange

The Grange's annual Bluegrass Concert is Saturday, May 9th, 2020.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, 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, refreshments will be provided.
Cle Elum
May 09 - Oct 17
Children's Day at the Farmers Market

There will be informational tables promoting youth programs offered during the summer in Kittitas County as well as children performing music, song, and dance at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of 4th and Pearl. In addition, local businesses will also have craft stations, activities, or fun giveaways for the kids! For more information, contact the EDA at (509) 962-6246.

The market hours are from 9am to 1pm, every 3rd Saturday, May through October.

May 13 - May 17
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 15 - May 17
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 23
Easton Memorial Day Parade & Car Show

Cabin Creek Cruisers and Easton's Volunteer Fire Department offer a fun filled day of activities.

All cars and trucks are welcome! Show starts at 9am , please show up early if you want a good spot. Show is located in the field behind Easton School. Exit 71 off I-90; 1893 Railroad Street Easton, WA 98925

(509) 674-9229 / sjjensen13@yahoo.com

Registration starts @ 6am
May 24
Roslyn Riders Prize Ride

The Roslyn Riders is an incorporated non-profit horseback riding and community group based in Roslyn, Washington. We have a riding arena with bleachers and race track, a clubhouse, and grounds on which we hold horseback events, most notably a well-known poker ride held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and a Play Day (horseback games and races) held over Fourth of July weekend every year.

HWY 903 - First Rider out at Noon! www.roslynriders.com
May 25
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.

(203 W Pennsylvania Ave)
May 30
Thorp Mill Annual Auction

The annual Thorp Mill Dinner and Auction is right around the corner, so mark your calendar and join us for Kittitas County's best Memorial Day weekend activity. We will have live music, Springwood's famous BBQ dinner with chicken or beef, beer and wine and of course, strawberry shortcake. All of this in addition to hundreds of items donated by the community in support of this one-of-a-kind historic Thorp treasure. Come for fun, buy for the Mill.
May 30
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!


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