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Tri Cities Washington Independence Day and 4th of July Festivities
Independence Day or Fourth of July; the phrase evokes fond memories to many people of family get-togethers, good food, parades, fireworks, and various community festivities. This year around the Tri Cities there will be plenty to keep you busy all weekend.

Grand Old Fourth

Dust Devils Game: The City of Pasco Parks & Recreation will jumpstart the Grand Old Fourth celebration with "the great American pastime," baseball. The Dust Devils will kick off the 4th of July celebrations with a game at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Wa at 7:30 on July 3.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast: On July 4, Kiwanis will help you start the day off right with a pancake breakfast, at 7:00 am in Memorial Park in Pasco.

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19th Annual Cool Desert Nights
For the past 19 years the Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce has hosted Cool Desert Nights in Richland Washington. This family friendly community event is a weekend long car show sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union, “The Official Sponsor of Summer.” Cool Desert Nights features cars of all ages, makes and models; last year over 700 cars were registered. Throughout the weekend nearly 15,000 people attended the event last year.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 21

  • Registration - Hosted by the Columbia Basin Corvair Club: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Richland Red Lion; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Richland Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.
  • The Les Schwab All City Cruise: The line-up begins at 5:00pm at the TRAC in
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This Summer take your kids to the movies at a free or discounted rate! Regal Cinemas in Richland, Washington, Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco, Washington and Carmike Cinemas in Kennewick Washington are all offering summer movies good for the whole family!

Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco Washington
Fairchild Cinemas will be showing their summer movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for free. The theatre will open their doors at 9:00am, movies will begin as each theatre fills up, the last showing of each day will begin at 10:00am. The kids tray is the special during the free summer movies, the tray is $4. Here is the schedule of movies being shown this summer:

June 19-21: Happy Feet 2 OR Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
June 26-28: Diary of a Wimpy

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Tri Cities WA One of the 10 Best Places to Raise your Kids
A few years ago the Tri Cities was ranked as one of the ten best places to raise a family. Well, they did it again, Kiplinger just released another "Top 10" list of best places to raise kids and guess who made the list? You got it, Tri Cities made it on the list again coming in at number 2! In order to make it on the list the Tri Cities was first looked at in regards to the ratio of family income to cost of living, crime rates and percentages of families with children. Then Kiplinger took a look at educational factors and fun aspects (ie. Parks, playgrounds, libraries). Tri Cities is home to 29 parks, a family fishing pond, a splash park, a quarter acre playground of dreams and 300 days of

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Tri Cities WA: 13th Strongest Economy
The Tri Cities WA was recently ranked as the 13th strongest metropolitan economy. A recent report put out by Policom Corp studied 366 metropolitan areas and ranks them based on 23 distinctive economic factors over a 20 year time frame. These 23 factors include earnings, jobs, and wages in the areas of retail, farm jobs, non-farm jobs. Since 2009 the Tri Cities has been making a steady climb towards their present position of 13. In 2009 the Tri Cities was ranked 125th, in 2010 their ranking was 70th, and in 2011, 35th. The Tri Cities current placing has been accredited to having a very strong economy due to its ability to weather the recent recession.

Tri Cities Washington
The Tri Cities is located in southeastern

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Tagaris Summer Concert Series
Come join Tagaris Winery in Richland Washington every Friday and Saturday for their summer concert series going through September. Each concert will take place outdoors in a laid back venue,  near a 33 ft. basalt fountain, cozy fire pits and a garden ambiance. For more information about the concert series call 509.628.0020, email Tagaris, or visit the Tagaris website.

The lineup for the summer concerts are as follows:
May 25-26:
Perry Acker Concert, Pop, rock, blues
June 1-2: Grafton St Concert, Contemporary and Traditional Irish Folk Music
June 8-9: Will Wakefield, Blues rock and Jazz rock
June 15-16: Cody Beebe, Gritty Blues, classic rock and country funk
June 22-23: Ben Union, High energy funk rock
June 29-30:

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It's that time of year again, time to head out to the Country Mercantile for their annual Harvest Festival. The festival features rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, mazes, and a variety of fun for the whole family.

Admission is $6.50 per person; children under the age of 2 are free. Admission covers a ride out to the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, straw-bale maze and pyramids as well as the petting zoo; admission does not include rides. Pumpkins are sold separately. The cost for pumpkins are as follows: Orange Pumpkins - $0.24/lb; Red and White Pumpkins - $0.59/lb; corn stalks - $5.95 each; and bales of straw - $5.95 each.

The Harvest Festival will feature a rollercoaster, train, carousel, and airplane ride. There will also be a bounce obstacle

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Forbes has recently come to a conclusion that residents of Tri Cities Washington have known for many years, the Tri Cities is a geeky place. Out of all the areas throughout the nation the Tri Cities ranks 11 as the geekiest place to live. This ranking is mostly attributed to the fact that 11% of the population works in a field having to do with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, right behind Seattle with 11.8%.

Those who live in the Tri Cities Washington know its more than that when they look around; science is a huge part of the Tri Cities. Residents live on streets such at Einstein Avenue, Curie Street, Proton Lane, and Mercury Drive. Many residents have some fun at Atomic Bowl or get a bite to eat at Atomic Ale and Brewery, and they

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Prosser Wine & Food Fair Walter Clore Wine and Culinary CenterThis Saturday, August 9, the city of Prosser Washington will be hosting the 33rd Annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair. The festival draws close to 2500 wine lovers from all over the region for an afternoon of fine wine and food. Stroll around tasting wine from 34 Washington wineries, enjoying food put together by 15 local vendors, and trying beer from a couple local breweries as you enjoy the sounds of the local bands that will be performing.

The event will take place at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center located in 2140 Wine Country Road Prosser, WA. Things will kick off at 2:00pm and last until 8:00pm. Tickets cost $27.50 and includes admission, glass and program. Neither minors (under 21) nor pets will be permitted at the event.

For more

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This summer Clover Island Inn in Kennewick Washington is hosting a wide variety of summer events such as concerts, pool parties, car shows, and of course a boat parade kick-off. Here is a list of events going on at Clover Island Inn:

Hydroplane Race Kick-Off Party
On July 29, come on out to Clover Island Inn for an evening of fun and gear up for the 46th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races, Colorblind will be playing. Things will kick off at 7:00pm and go until about 11:00pm. The cost is $5 per person, only those over the age of 21 will be admitted.

Pool Party
Every Sunday during the months of July and August head over to Clover Island Inn for music by 3 Legged Dog, food and beverages at the pool.

Thunder on the Island
Every Wednesday over

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