2023-2024 First Night Tri-Cities WA New Year's Celebration
First Night Tri-Cities is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the New Year held each year on December 31 at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick.

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Night First Night Tri-Cities WA New Year's CelebrationTri-Cities is excited to once again offer carousel rides, magic shows, inflatables, face painting and of course a dazzling fireworks show.

The First Night Tri-Cities event is interactive and there is something for all ages. Go through a giant inflatable obstacle course. Join the hypnosis show. Enter your little one in the baby crawling race. Take a ride on the carousel.  First Night Tri-Cities is confident you'll find something for everyone to enjoy at an affordable…

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Is the Tri-Cities in Washington a Good Place to Retire?

Is The Tri-Cities in Washington a Good Place To Retire?Yes, the Tri-Cities in Washington is a good place to retire.  Are you looking for the perfect place to retire? Look no further than the Tri-Cities in Washington! This charming Southeastern Washington state region offers a peaceful, small-town atmosphere with plenty of activities for seniors. With its temperate climate and low cost of living, this area provides an attractive option for retirees.

The Tri-Cities offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities or prefer shopping and dining, this region has it all. With over 26 miles of trails along the Columbia River, nature lovers will find themselves in paradise. For those who wish to stay active, there are several golf…

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Is Richland Washington a Nice Place to Live?

Is Richland Washington a Nice Place to Live?Yes, Richland Washington is a nice place to live.  Richland Washington is a wonderful place to call home. Boasting stunning scenery, plenty of outdoor activities and a close-knit community, Richland has something for everyone.

The evergreen fields of agriculture, rolling hills and sparkling rivers give Richland an idyllic backdrop, perfect for exploring or just enjoying the peace and quiet. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from camping, hiking, bike riding and more. Or if you prefer to stay indoors, there’s an abundance of cultural activities and events to attend.

The people of Richland revel in its small-town atmosphere while still having access to big-city amenities. Its friendly people will make you…

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2022 Christmas Tri-Cities Washington Things To Do and Christmas Lights To Visit

Senske Services, 400 N Quay in Kennewick
Nightly from 5 pm – 11:30 pm
Christmas Tri-Cities Washington Things To Do and Christmas Lights To VisitCost: free but donations are being collected for 2nd HarvestCome by any night of the month to donate nonperishable food items for 2nd Harvest. Stay to enjoy the show. 500,000 lights dance synced to music playing throughout the event. Or enjoy the warmth of your car while tuning to radio station 90.3 FM. We have multiple selfie stations set up to capture photos with friends and family. Letters to Santa can be dropped into an official North Pole mailbox. 
Info: https://www.senske.com/holiday-lights/annual-light-show/

Christmas Carol Lane – December 2022
Nightly from 6 p.m.Christmas Carol Lane is a fun…

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2022 Living Nativity at Cathedral of Joy in Richland WA
Every year, Hillspring Church [1153 Gage Blvd., Richland] is honored to tell the story of the birth of Jesus at Christmas time. About 200 volunteers come together as centurions, guides, shepherds, kings, and camels (actually, the camels are professionals) to tell the story in grand fashion. It is a beautiful and moving sight to behold and we invite you to join us!

Living Nativity at Cathedral of Joy in Richland WA

Shows will run twice a night, starting on Sunday the 18th through Thursday the 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We strongly recommend reserving a ticket for the show you and your loved ones want to join us for as soon as possible. Tickets always sell out.

On the night of your reserved show, arrive early and dress warm! Each Living…

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2023 Tri-Cities WA Dog Parks & Places to Walk Your Dog Off-Leash

Tri-Cities WA Dog Parks & Places to Walk Your Dog Off-LeashWe have two dogs and part of our day always includes walking our dogs, and oftentimes, twice a day.  What follows is a list of places we walk our dogs and mostly are off-leash.  Keep in mind, there are leash laws, so we are not advocating violating any leash laws.  In fact, here is an example of our Washinton State's leash law: WAC 352-32-060. Most cities have similar laws in place. What follows is not only a list for everyone to use but a list that helps us to remember to visit places we've neglected visiting in a while. In most places, you'll find other dog walkers.

Our list of Tri-Cities Washington dog parks and places to walk our dog off-leash broken down by city.

Kennewick Dog…

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Tri-City Family Expo

The annual Tri-Cities Family Expo at the TRAC in Pasco Washington is coming up soon! This is a great place for the whole family! The event takes place on January 20 and 21, Friday from 12 noon – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 child (weekend passes are also available)

"Community, Connection & Purpose!"
The Tri-City Family Expo brings community partners together for a weekend of interactive activities and entertainment for families.

Join us for a weekend of wholesome family fun at the HAPO Center in Pasco! Shop local businesses and learn about non-profit vendors and available resources in our community. Grab a bite from local food vendors, enjoy live demonstrations on the main stage, and create…

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SPORTSMEN SHOW

JANUARY 27-29, 2023
Join us for one of the northwest’s finest sportsmen shows.

Head over to the TRAC in Pasco Washington to check out the 18th Annual Sportsman Show! 

For outdoor men, women, and children from throughout the region, the HAPO Center will be filled with the latest in outdoor equipment, a trophy antler collection from the northwest, kid’s fishing pond, free air rifle range, free hourly hunting and fishing seminars, and more!

This year’s show will include many booths and exhibits in both the Expo Hall and the Arena. Exhibitors include retail merchants, factory reps, outdoor clubs and organizations, taxidermists, wildlife art, fishing boats, and fishing and hunting guides who will be available to help you plan your…

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Tri-Cities Washington Things To DoAre you looking for something to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities Washington or the surrounding area? Then check this out! We have put together a list of 25 things to do in the Tri-Cities Washington.

  1. Enjoy walking/running/biking the Sacajawea Heritage Trail in Kennewick Washington.
  2. Check out the Largest open-air Farmer's Market in Washington for your fresh produce purchase. 
  3. History buffs will enjoy all the information presented at the Franklin County Historical Museum. 
  4. Wrap up summer by enjoying the Benton Franklin County Fair and Rodeo towards the end of August. 
  5. Take a tour of the Columbia River on a Jetboat ride, Columbia River Journey offers several different tours up and down the Columbia River.
  6. Test out some fine Mexican…

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GESA Credit Union Turkey Trot Fun Run to Benefit Benton Franklin Red Cross2022 GESA Credit Union Turkey Trot Fun Run to Benefit Benton Franklin Red Cross
This Thanksgiving, the Benton Franklin Red Cross will be holding its Turkey Trot to benefit the Benton/Franklin chapter of the American Red Cross. The Turkey Trot includes a 1-mile fun run and a 5k run, both races begin at 9:00 am at the stage area of Columbia Park in Kennewick Washington (across from the playground of dreams). 

Water stations will be set up in the 5K course at about the 1-mile and 2-mile markers; no water station for the 1 mile. The results of the Turkey Trot will not be recorded or published, but there will be a clock at the finish line for runners to check their time. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • Where and when can I "Trot"? We are so excited to…

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