Events to Attend in Central Washington this Summer

Have nothing to do this summer? Head on over to some of these events in the central Washington area.

Ellensburg Farmers Market | Ellensburg, WA | May 4 – October 31, 2019

The Ellensburg Farmers Market runs from the first weekend in May to the last Weekend in October, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This lively market is on 4th Street and is known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and hand crafted products. Come downtown and check it out! For more information head on over to https://ellensburgfarmersmarket.com/.

Upper Kittitas County Independence Day Celebration | Cle Elum, WA | July 4, 2019

Join the Kittitas Chamber of Commerce for the Independence Day celebration at Wye Park in Cle Elum. Attendees of all ages will be able to enjoy live performances from local youth groups, bands, and dancers. There will also be food concessions, an area dedicated to just kid’s fun and a beer garden for the adults. End your day under the stars and the Red, White, and Blue lights of the annual Fireworks Show. Check out the Kittitas Chamber of Commerce website for more information: https://www.kittitascountychamber.com/chamber-events/.

Ellensburg Rodeo | Ellensburg, WA | August 30-September 2, 2019

Come enjoy some bull riding, barrel racing and calf tying at the annual Ellensburg Rodeo at the Ellensburg Fair Grounds.

  • Friday August 30th Rodeo @ 6:45pm: Patriot Night followed by Bullfighters Only.
  • Saturday August 31st Rodeo @ 12:45pm
    PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale @ 8:00pm
  • Sunday September 1st Rodeo @ 11:45am: TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Day
  • Monday September 2nd Rodeo Finale @11:45am

For more information check out the website at https://ellensburgrodeo.com/.

High Country Log Show | Roslyn, WA | August 31& September 1

The High Country Log Show is an annual event that takes place on Labor Day weekend in beautiful Roslyn, Washington each year. The show began in 2011 to celebrate the timber industry in Kittitas County. The log show consists of chainsaw competitions, high climbing, hand bucking, axe throwing and more. For more information go to http://highcountrylogshow.com/.

Jazz in the Valley | Ellensburg, WA | July 26, 27, 28, 2019

Jazz in the Valley is a nonprofit music festival in downtown Ellensburg. This 22nd annual festival is bringing 28 performances to 8 different venues located in historic downtown Ellensburg. For more information or to buy your tickets go to https://www.jazzinthevalley.com/.

Bite of the ‘Burg |Ellensburg, WA | September 24, 2019 2-5 p.m.

Bite of the ‘Burg is an opportunity for incoming students, current student and the Ellensburg community to check out a variety of vendors from the local community on 4th Street between Pearl and Ruby. Some of these vendors include Winegar’s, D&M Coffee, Domino’s, Utopia and many more. Come grab some great food, free swag, and hangout with your friend at this years Bite of the ‘Burg. For more information check out https://www.myellensburg.com/events/september/bite-of-the-burg/.

Now that you have attended all of these events, make sure you follow @cwuhype on social media to find out about more events!


Emily Masseth is a former Student Writer at the CWU Publicity Center. She graduated in June with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.