Tri-Cities, Washington May Local Events
At Krista Hopkins Homes, we take pride in keeping our clients and community members updated on the latest happenings in the Tri-Cities region of Washington state. As we transition into spring, the Tri-Cities is buzzing with an array of events and activities to indulge in. From cultural festivals and outdoor adventures to art shows and concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
As your go-to source for local happenings, we’re excited to share some of the most noteworthy events taking place throughout the Tri-Cities this May. Whether you’re a foodie, fitness enthusiast, or simply seeking some entertainment, we’ve got you covered. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience the best of the Tri-Cities!
Get ready for a fun-filled day on Thursday, May 11th from 12-8pm! Join the local community for an exciting shopping experience at Goose Ridge Winery featuring a diverse range of vendors, including All About Plants, Banded by Bloxham, Butter & Chocolate LLC, and more! Indulge in their food vendors’ delicious treats, including Fast & Curryous, ROMA Charcuterie, Opa!, Encanto Kitchen, and the Kettle Corn Factory. Quench your thirst with specialty cocktails, wine, and cider while enjoying live music from Zac Grooms from 5-7 pm. Don’t forget to check out other vendors such as Dazzling Life Designs, Deeply Seeded, Del Sol Lavender Farm, Es Lit Candle Co., Foxe Tails Co., Glam Girls, Hashtag Samesies, Hearth & Hook, Janimar Purses, Loves to Quilt, Made With Love by Lesley, Marla’s Cookie Co., Riant Photography, Rocken K’s Soap, The Teal Box, Whimsy Love, and Zoe Louise. To view more event details click here.
Gather your squad for a springtime soirée to support the Tough Enough to Wear Pink program of the Benton Franklin Fair.
Enjoy an evening of delectable rosé and food pairings from local wineries and food trucks. With each ticket, you’ll receive six punches that can be redeemed at any participating winery or food truck. Use a punch to savor a glass of rosé or indulge in a mouth-watering bite.
All proceeds from ticket sales go towards the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, which helps fund breast cancer prevention and treatment for community members. The Benton Franklin Fair has been supporting the cause for over 15 years and has donated over $200,000 to hospital foundations and clinics. This has enabled them to offer free mammograms, post-treatment care, and other programs related to breast cancer.
Tickets are priced at $50 and include a souvenir wine glass from the Benton Franklin Fair. Are you ready to join us and Drink Pink?
Some of the participating wineries include Bartholomew Winery, Gordon Estates, Monarcha Winery, and Muret-Gaston Winery. These wineries are known for their exceptional wine offerings, and they’ll be showcasing some of their best creations at the event. In addition to the wineries, there will also be several food trucks in attendance, including Bobablastic, Botanas Culichi, Culture Shock Bistro, Frida’s Mexican Grill, and Taste of Wok. With such a wide range of food options and wines to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste buds.
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Live Music With Gabriel Knutzen
Head over to Goose Ridge Estates to listen to Gabriel Knutzen play live on May 12th from 5 – 7 pm for a fun night of music and wine, and a Vido Vodka cocktail will be available. Click here for more event details.
3rd Annual Tapteal Greenway 50K Run or Paddle
The Tapteal Greenway 50K is back for its 3rd year! This event offers participants the option to run or paddle through the beautiful 29+ mile course.
The running portion of the event follows the Tapteal Greenway trail along the Yakima River, providing views of the river on both pavement and dirt sections.
Paddlers will venture down the Yakima River on the Tapteal water trail but should be aware of the need to portage around the Horn Rapids dam. Volunteers will be available to help guide paddlers safely around the obstacle.
Both the running and paddling events will start in Benton City at the boat launch, and end at Bateman Island in Richland. Aid stations with snacks, water, and electrolyte drinks will be provided along the way.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation back to the start, although carpooling is encouraged to make things easier.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Tapteal Greenway. Go join the Tri-Cities community in the fun and support a great cause at the same time! Click here for event details.
Middleton’s Asparagus Fest and Brews
The Middleton’s Asparagus Fest and Brews on May 13th from 4 – 9 pm at Middleton Six Sons Farms is the perfect way to kick off Agricultural Season in the Columbia Basin. Celebrate the first harvest of the season with field tours, amazing food, family-friendly activities, and live music from The Knutzen Brothers and Payton Drury. Don’t miss the chance to taste free samples of pickled and grilled asparagus, known as the King of Vegetables, and grown locally in our region. Click here for more event details.
Par for the Arts Golf Tournament
Join the Tri-Cities community for the “Par for the Arts” Golf Tournament hosted by the Arts Center Task Force! Enjoy an exciting afternoon of golf followed by a lively awards dinner, all while supporting our ongoing efforts to build the Mid-Columbia Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss out on the chance to win prizes in the hole-in-one, best team, closest to the pin, and longest drive contests! Click here for more event details.
Walk and Roll 3K Community Fundraiser & BBQ
An upcoming fundraiser aims to raise awareness for LGBTQ+ youth bullying, suicide, and self-harm prevention. The event will take place at Wade Park in Pasco, WA, where participants can choose to walk, skate, bike, or roll along the beautiful Columbia River. All proceeds from this event will benefit PFLAG Benton Franklin, helping to continue education and awareness efforts in the community. Pre-registration is available for $20.00 per person, which includes a food and drink ticket, as well as a commemorative bandana. Day-of registration is also available for $25.00 per person, and bandanas will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The check-in starts promptly at 10am on Saturday, May 20th, 2023, at the west end of Wade Park near Rd 54 in Pasco. The walk begins around 10:30am, so arrive early and join the cause! Click here for more details.
Pride Kickoff at Moonshot Brewing
Moonshot Brewing is excited to welcome everyone back for their 2nd Annual Pride Kickoff Event! Last year’s turnout was amazing, and they can’t wait to see everyone again. This year, they’re partnering with local vendors who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community to host a vendor pop-up inside and outside of the taproom. They’ll have Pride shirts and another amazing Pride beer on tap and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the day to the Benton Franklin chapter of PFLAG. PFLAG will also be set up with information about their organization and how you can further support the community. Stay tuned for more information about all of the awesome vendors you can look forward to sharing in the celebration with! Click here for more event details!
Not So Secret City Walking Tour
Join a Manhattan Project National Historical Park ranger for a guided walk around downtown Richland to learn about the Manhattan Project and the community built for its workers. The Manhattan Project transformed Richland and the surrounding area in just a matter of months.
During the tour, participants will discover the farming community that existed before the Manhattan Project, and how this rural farming hamlet transformed into a bustling community of atomic workers and their families. The tour will take us to places where families went about their daily activities and built a sense of community while living in this almost secret city. Much of the former secret city makes up the heart of downtown Richland today.
This walk-through time covers approximately a mile and a half, and participants should be aware that we will be crossing busy roads at appropriate crossing areas. Proper footwear and water are recommended, and the route is accessible. No advanced reservations are required, and groups are welcome. For groups larger than 15, please email the park in advance of the program. The tour will meet at the flagpole in front of the Richland Community Center. Click here for more details.
Attention all art enthusiasts! We are excited to announce that the Chalk Art Festival is coming soon, brought to you by The City of Richland, STCU, and the businesses of Uptown. To save yourself time and money, make sure to pre-register by May 3rd at The Octopus Garden in Uptown. This is a great opportunity to show off your creativity and artistic skills and to connect with others who share your passion for art. Don’t miss out on this amazing event! Click here to view more event details.
Downtown Pasco’s Cinco De Mayo 2023
The Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Downtown Pasco originated decades ago with a small group of community members and businesses who desired a space to honor and celebrate the heritage of the diverse Pasco community. Over the years, the festival has brought together the community in Downtown Pasco for a family-friendly experience centered around food, music, art, and culture. Click here for more event details.
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