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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!

Jun 22 - Oct 05
Outdoor Movies @The Yard

Every Saturday from June 22nd - October 5th, 2019 at Basecamp Books & Bites!
Sep 20 - 24
CWU Wildcat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome Weekend is a mandatory event for all first-year students and will help you feel at home at Central. You will connect with other students, become familiar with campus and get acquainted with the many resources available to you.
Sep 21 - 22
Equestrians Institute Horse Trail

Equestrians Institute Horse Trail at Washington State Horse Park

1202 Douglas Munro Blvd. Cle Elum

Cle Elum
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 24
Bite of the Burg

Bite of the 'Burg is right around the corner! Make sure you clear your calendar on September 24th from 2pm to 5pm to get a taste of what Ellensburg has to offer!

Come and get your Bite of the Burg on in the historic Downtown Ellensburg. Sample local restaurant food, learn more about the local businesses, and become more familiar with Ellensburg!

Read more on their facebook page.
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!
Sep 28 - Oct 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!


Manastash Metric Bike Ride Facebook Page

Registration/Check-in: 7:30am
Oct 05
WindFall Cider Fest & Roots Music

Best new festival in Ellensburg, WA!

WindFall Cider Fest & Roots Music

The Best Crafted Cider & Music meet again to celebrate the colors of fall in the center of Washington.

Event is from 3pm - 9pm
Oct 05 - 06
Suncadia Harvest Festval (Weekend One)

Suncadia, will host the 14th annual Harvest Festival, which offers two weekends of seasonal events and activities to celebrate the arrival of fall. Held at Suncadia's Historic Nelson Farm. Located a mere 80 miles east of Seattle in the beautiful Cascade Mountains, the all-seasons mountain...

10am - 5pm
Cle Elum
Oct 07 - 12
CWU Homecoming

CWU Homecoming Week Schedule
October 7th - 12th, 2019.

We're decorating our spaces with crimson and black! The campus community is invited to decorate residence halls, offices, doors and more to kick off the Wildcat festivities. To register for the Wildcat Spirit decorating contest, click here.

For more information and links, click here.
Oct 12
Swauk-Teanaway Grange's Hunters Breakfast

Griddles ready at 8:00am! Live music and food, Swauk-Teanaway Grande, 1361 Ballard Hill Rd. Cle Elum, WA
Cle Elum
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 12
Bikes & Brews Coal Mine Bike Ride

A new aspect to this year's Mountain Ale Festival is a Bike Ride on the historic Coal Mines Trail. The bike ride starts in Roslyn and will take riders on a scenic tour to Ronald. Once in Ronald riders will take the trail back to Roslyn. Take the ride in the morning and enjoy some of the northwest's best brews in the afternoon at the Roslyn Yard.

Registration is at 10am, Ride starts at 11am!
Oct 12 - 13
Suncadia Harvest Festval (Weekend Two)

Suncadia, will host the 15th annual Harvest Festival, which offers two weekends of seasonal events and activities to celebrate the arrival of fall. Held at Suncadia's Historic Nelson Farm. Located a mere 80 miles east of Seattle in the beautiful Cascade Mountains, the all-seasons mountain...

10am - 5pm
Cle Elum
Oct 19
Junk-tiquen in the Burg

Grab a friend or two and head to Ellensburg to enjoy a weekend shopping for junkin' treasures, jewelry, antiques, vintage, up-cycled and re-purposed finds at our shows!
Oct 25
Jazz, Bites & Sips

Jazz, Bites & Sips

GARD VINTNERS -- 311 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, Washington

Starts @ 6pm

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


Oct 27
AARF Paws on Parade

"Its a Howl of a Good Time"
Registation at 11:30am
Starts at Noon
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 at their website.

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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