Welcome to Tri-Cities Washington Guide
Tri-Cities Washington Guide provides information about local attractions & things to do, festivals, outdoor recreation, farmers' markets, breweries, wineries, live music, museums & interpretive centers, history, social organizations, geology & Ice Age Floods, scenic drives, and more for Tri-Cities Washington (Richland, Kennewick and Pasco) and other nearby communities that include Yakima, Prosser, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, and Pendleton (see List of Cities & Counties and Area Maps). Check out the following topics:
Also, view the author's blog for a weekly list of Events & Things to Do in the Tri-Cities region. Most of these events are shared on Facebook (10K+ likes) with updates to Twitter. So share and follow!
Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
Information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla and Pendleton.
These organizations include art, ballet, bluegrass, choral ensembles, community bands, drama & live theatre, folklife, independent films, jazz & blues societies, swing bands, opera, orchestras and symphonies.
In addition, a list of annual art and music related festivals and fairs is provided.
Attractions & Things to Do
Information about attractions and things to do is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Benton City, Connell, Dayton, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Moses Lake & Grant County, Pendleton, Prosser, Toppenish, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, and Yakima.
Bands, Musicians, Venues, Live Music
Information about the live music scene in Tri-Cities Washington is provided that includes local bands and musicians, venues, and live music calendars.
Breweries & Taphouses, Beer & Hop Festivals, Brewer Associations, Yakima Valley Hops
Information about breweries & taphouses, beer & hop festivals, brewer associations, and Yakima Valley Hops is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Dayton, Prosser, Sunnyside, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Yakima and Pendleton.
Community Resources, Facts & Demographics
Information about community resources, facts & demographics for Tri-Cities Washington is provided that includes education, economic and business development, health and human services, and regional transportation.
Craft Distilleries & Hard Cider Producers
Information about craft distilleries and hard cider producers is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Dayton, Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla, and Yakima.
Farmers' Markets and Local Food & Farm Producers
Information about farmers' markets, local food and farm producers, and specialty food & beverage products packaged locally is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Prosser, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Pendleton.
Geology - Ice Age Floods
Information about the geology, Ice Age Floods / Missoula Floods, lava plateaus and flood basalts is provided for Southeast Washington that includes Tri-Cities Washington.
Hobby, Recreation & Social Organizations
Information about activity, hobby, recreation, and social related groups is provided for Tri-Cities Washington. Membership is open to the public and some require registration and/or fees.
Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
Information about museums and interpretive centers, historical societies, architectural history, genealogical societies, Hanford history including the B Reactor, historical photo & video collections, and Native American history is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.
There are a lot of museums and interpretive centers in this region that you can drive to within one hour or so from the Tri-Cities. Plan a day trip and enjoy!
Newspapers, Magazines, Radio & TV Stations
Information about newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla and Pendleton.
Outdoor Recreation & Nature Conservancy
Information about outdoor recreation activities and nature conservancy is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla and Pendleton.
Scenic Byway Drives & Photo Collections
Information about scenic state byway drives that can be taken as day trips in Eastern Washington is provided for the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway, Palouse Scenic Byway, Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway, and Yakama Scenic Byway. These scenic routes are all accessible within an hour or two drive from Tri-Cities Washington.
In addition, a guide to scenic photo collections of Southeast Washington, including the Tri-Cities, is provided. These photo collections will show that this region is not just a bunch of brown hills!
Volunteer Opportunities & Thrift Stores
Information about volunteer opportunities with many of the non-profit agencies in Tri-Cities Washington is provided. These agencies offer community services such as counseling, disaster relief, domestic violence, food/clothing/shelter/housing, individual & family services, legal, medical/health services, sexual assault, transportation, etc. So find a local cause that you want to support and help out!
In addition, several agencies operate thrift stores where proceeds from their sales support community services. These stores rely on donations of saleable goods and volunteer support.
Wineries, Wine Tasting & Tours, and Wine Festivals
Information about wineries, wine tasting, wine festivals, winery tour services, wine societies, wine related publications and media, wine education, and specialty wine centers is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Benton City, Prosser, Yakima, and Walla Walla.