Here are some fun things you can do with your family in the Tri-Cities, Washington area (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, W. Richland) for the month of May 2011. If you know of another fun family-themed event please share!
May 5th is Mom’s Night Out at the Columbia Center Mall from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Lots of vendors and of course our very own Happy Money Saver will be there. Come and check it out! For more information visit the website http://www.mommag.com/
5/6 and 5/7 The 12th Annual Classy Chassy Shown and Shine in Kennewick for more information visit the website http://historickennewick.org/12th-annual-classy-chassy-show-shine/
5/7 March for Babies at Columbia Park, admission is free and funds raised benefit the Tri-Cities March for Dimes. Registration starts at 8:00 am for more information call 509-783-1099
5/7 Pasco Farmer’s Market Kick off begins on the corner of 4th Ave and Columbia St, admission is free for hours and vendor details visit the website http://www.pascofarmersmarket.org/
5/7 TRAC is hosting a gun show and flea market on Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from 9-3 for more information you can call 509-543-2999
5/7 Spring Shopping Fling at the Hampton Inn on Bradley in Richland. Admission is free and times are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Supports Habitat for Humanity with over 30 vendors.
5/7 Downtown Pasco will be hosting a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta and Parade from 10-7 on the corner of 4th and Lewis. Horse show, community stage, parade, music food and many vendors.
5/20 Share Event at Lowe’s in Kennewick. The American Red Cross, Columbia Industries and Second Harvest are partnering to accept cash and gently used item donations.
5/21 is the Americanine Idol 2011 at Columbia Park in Kennewick from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free for those not competing for more information visit the website http://www.americanineidol.com/
First Thursday Art Walk in Kennewick happens the first Thursday of every month visit the website for more details http://historickennewick.org/downtown-kennewick-calendar-of-events/
Other Family Fun Events
5/7 16th Annual X-Treme Rough Stock Rodeo Visit the website for ticket prices http://www.pafra2000.com/pacific.html
5/7 is Richland’s 8th Annual Crawfish Festival at Jackson’s Sports Bar admission is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for kids 14 and under. For more details visit the website http://www.crawfishcoofcentralflainc.com/JacksonsBar.html
5/12 is the Taste of Home Cooking show at TRAC. Doors open at 4:40 pm for the pre-event and cooking school starts at 6:30 pm. Adult admission is $12.00 more information can be found at their website http://www.tasteofhometricities.com/
5/13 is Blues on the Columbia River at the Clover Island Inn from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. This event will be happening once a month through the summer so make sure to check for more information can be found on the website http://untappedblues.com/
Tri City Fever season ticket prices and game days and times can be found at the Tri City Fever website http://www.tricitiesfever.com/
The Three Rivers Children’s Museum is open various hours, they also host a dollar night once a month. They host children’s birthday parties. Visit the website for specifics on hours and events http://childrensmuseumtr.org/
Mid-Columbia Symphony Event check their website for future show dates, times and prices http://www.yourtoyotacenter.com/index.php/event/mid-columbia_symphony_presents_earth/
Columbia Basin College continues their concert series for the month of April, information on the concerts for this month including dates, times and prices can be found on their website http://www.columbiabasin.edu/home/index.asp?page=1034
Community Lecture Series is being held by Columbia Basin College information on the lecture dates and times can be found via the following link http://www.columbiabasin.edu/home/index.asp?page=1024
The Toyota Center website at http://www.yourtoyotacenter.com/index.php/event is a good source to find the concerts, plays and other events being held at the Toyota Center. Check website for dates, times and prices.
The Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) puts on plays. Check their website for the current play being held, dates and prices for admission. http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/
Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities, information can be found on the website for dates, times and ticket availability http://www.communityconcertstc.org/
The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center has exhibits and events for families that can be found on their website http://www.visitthereach.org/
Spring means Farmer’s markets and the schedule for Pasco’s farmers market can be found at http://www.pascofarmersmarket.org/
TRAC in Pasco holds events each month, the calendar of events can be found on their website http://www.traconline.com/
WSU Tri Cities hosts several events for small business owners. Check out their website for event details. http://www.tricity.wsu.edu/links/
These deals were compiled by specialist Kristy, a Mother of three kids who loves not only finding a good deal but loves to watch her kids have the best time doing fun new things. She is always on the lookout of how to do more family oriented things and involve her kids in learning to enjoy life to it’s fullest. She loves being the mom on the go cheering her kids on from the stands and coaching when she can.