Local Events This August In Tri-Cities

Tri-cities, Washington August Local Events

As the sun-soaked days of summer reach their peak, August in Tri-Cities, Washington, brings an irresistible blend of festivities, community gatherings, and cultural celebrations. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to navigate the must-attend events this August, look no further! The Krista Hopkins Homes team, a group of passionate locals who know the ins and outs of the region like the back of their hands, are here to bring you an exclusive list of our favorite events.

So, mark your calendars, grab your sun hats and sunglasses, and get ready to embrace the rich tapestry of August events in Tri-Cities, Washington.

Cbc Campus Community Art Exhibition

CBC Campus Community Art Exhibition

Exciting news, art enthusiasts! The Esvelt Gallery at CBC in Pasco, Washington is hosting the CBC Campus Community Art Exhibition, showcasing the incredible talent of their staff, faculty, and administrators.

Taking place from June 26 to August 11, 2023.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am – 5 pm, Fri: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.

For more information click here.


Horses of the Horse Heavens

Horses of the Horse Heavens

Get ready to experience the transformation of Benton Theater, in Kennewick, Washington, into an art gallery this August! The spotlight will be on the mesmerizing Prismacolor work of Ginny Harding and the captivating sculptures by Michael B Salazer.

Join them throughout August, starting on the first of the month, to immerse yourself in this artistic extravaganza. The gallery doors will be open starting in August, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the creativity of Ginny Harding and Michael B Salazer on display. 

For more information click here.


Milbrandt Family Wines : Dog Days of Summer

Milbrandt Family Wines / Dog Days Of Summer

Exciting news for all you dog lovers out there! On August 4th, 5th, and 6th Milbrandt Family Wines is hosting the “Dog Days of Summer” event in partnership with OkanDogs in Chelan County, Yakima Valley Pet Rescue in Yakima County, and Homeward Pet Adoption Center in King County.

During these three days, from noon to 6 pm, you can drop by Milbrandt Family Wines in Prosser, Washington, to show your support for these furry friends in need. They have set up donation jars (cash or check only) to collect funds for the three partnering organizations. Additionally, they have a special “Doggo and Wine Lover Basket” up for grabs. If you purchase a Dog Lovers Flight, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win the basket. And if you’re feeling extra lucky, you can buy more raffle tickets for $25 each (cash or check only).

The lucky winner of the raffle will be drawn on Sunday evening, so make sure to stick around or be nearby to claim your prize. The basket sounds like a treat for any dog enthusiast!

Furthermore, there will be donation bins at the event where you can contribute items like toys and both dry and wet pet food. All these generous donations, along with the proceeds from the raffle tickets, will be directly delivered to Yakima Valley Pet Rescue & Adoption Center to support their mission and efforts.

For more information click here.


Kick off to Summer Cruise!

Live Music on the River

Looking for a delightful evening along the beautiful Columbia River? Look no further! There’s an amazing event happening in Richland, Washington that you wouldn’t want to miss on August 10th at 6:30 pm.

Join Water2Wine for a fantastic 2½ hour cruise where you can savor dinner, drinks, and live Jazz music by Frank and Debi Eng. The breathtaking sights of the Columbia River will accompany you throughout the journey, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

During the cruise, a delectable three-course dinner will be served, along with refreshing soda, coffee, and tea to complement your dining experience.

It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind, enjoy great food and drinks, and be entertained by wonderful live music. So mark your calendar and get ready to embark on this delightful adventure along the grand Columbia River!

For more information click here.



Vendor Village

Vendor Village

The HAPO Center is hosting its first-ever Vendor Village event, in Pasco, Washington on August 11th and you won’t want to miss it!

This gathering promises to be a delightful experience, bringing together a diverse array of local crafters, food vendors, small businesses, and talented performers. 

Kids are in for a treat too! The Kid Zone will be a hub of excitement, with the amazing teachers and staff of Dino Drop In Tri-Cities taking care of them. From a bounce house to a craft area, face painting by Vivid Imaginations, and more, the little ones are bound to have a blast.

The Community Stage will feature a variety of talented performers, ensuring there’s something enjoyable for everyone.

And let’s not forget the Beer Garden, generously sponsored by Sam’s Saloon, where you can kick back, relax, and savor some refreshing beverages.

So mark your calendars for a day filled with local delights, family fun, and fantastic entertainment at the HAPO Center’s Vendor Village! 

For more information click here.

Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo

Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo

We’re thrilled to share about an event that has been a beloved tradition for 75 years in the Tri-Cities – the Benton Franklin Fair! The fair takes place in Kennewick, Washington from August 22nd through the 26th.

Beyond the bright lights and exciting sounds, what many people might not know is that the fair is organized by a nonprofit organization. This means that the event’s focus goes beyond mere entertainment. Priorities such as youth development, addressing food insecurity, promoting agricultural education, and embracing cultural diversity are at the heart of this remarkable organization. The fair gives back to the community throughout the entire year, making a positive impact on many lives.

In addition to its community contributions, the Benton Franklin Fair plays a significant role in boosting the regional economy. In Benton County alone, the fair contributes an impressive economic output of $18.5 million. Statewide, agricultural fairs collectively generate nearly $400 million in annual business revenue, providing local jobs and attracting visitors from all over.

Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a seasoned fairgoer, join the community for “The Best Week of Summer!”. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

For more information click here.



3rd Annual Celebration of Community, Diversity, and Culture

Celebration of Community Diversity and Culture is an event in Kennewick, Washington for the entire community. Taking place on August 26th, the event will feature music, food, and entertainment that reflect the diverse cultures of our region. Come enjoy local businesses and food trucks, multicultural dance performances, poetry, choir performances, vendor tables with cultural information, and a community dance floor that will provide an opportunity for the community to follow along with performers in dance and celebration!

For more information click here.