They should hand out a special award to the person who does all of the events on this calender this weekend! Thank you Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau! Here's what's happening!

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Did you know that the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau has 700 members?  If you are not currently a member of the Bureau, you can discuss this and many other benefits of joining by contacting Michelle Chunn or click here to learn more.  Your commitment will strengthen the overall tourism industry, and partnering with the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau is a great way to generate exposure for your business!


Chancellor's Art Exhibition Series 

WSU Tri-Cities, East Building

Thursday & Friday, September 15 & 16

8 A.M. - 6 P.M.

The Chancellor's Art Exhibition Series features almost 40 works by 18 regional artists. The artwork is on display through December 16. This semi-annual juried exhibition series showcases the remarkable art of the Columbia Valley.

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Chefs on Parade 

Parade of Homes Locations, Tri-Cities

Thursday & Friday, September 15 & 16

5 P.M. - 9 P.M.

Twelve of the area's best chefs provide you with a sampling of their signature dishes.  Five homes and chefs will be featured on September 15 and the remaining seven will be featured on September 16.  Tickets are on sale now.

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Southridge Farmers' Market 

Southridge Village, Kennewick

Thursday, September 15

4 P.M. - 8 P.M.

Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, quality beef and chicken, eggs, baked breads and cupcakes, nuts, plants and flowers,

local artisans and crafts.

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Live Music: "Blue Mountain Spanish Sound" 

Hamilton Cellars, Richland


September 15

5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Sit out on the patio and listen to live music from "Blue Mountain Spanish Sound." Enjoy wine by the glass along with gourmet food items. No cover charge.

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Dinner in the Dark 

M Hotel and Conference Center (Formerly know as Clarion Hotel and Conference Center), Richland


September 15

6 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Dinner in the Dark will give you a first-hand experience of the world in which the blind and visually impaired live.  Guests will be blindfolded during the dinner.  Proceeds support the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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Market at the Parkway 

Lee Blvd., Richland


September 16

9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Market at The Parkway (Richland Farmers' Market) will be open each Friday through October 14.  Enjoy a huge variety of produce, fruits, nuts, berries, flowers, plants, beef, lamb, specialty foods and wine, crafts, as well as musical entertainment.

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Vineyard Hikes 

Terra Blanca Winery, Benton City

Friday & Saturday

September 16 & 17
Friday: 3 P.M.

Saturday: 12 P.M.

& 3 P.M.

Take a guided walk with a trained staff member through acres of Terra Blanca's estate vineyard and learn about Red Mountain. Guests are advised to wear sneakers or sturdy shoes, a hat and/or sunscreen.  Reservations required.

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Sausage Fest 2011

Christ the King School, Richland

Friday, September 16

5 P.M. - Midnight

The 35th Annual Sausage Fest offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy free parking, admission, entertainment, over 25 games, 13 food booths, crafts, Bingo, Granny's Attic, indoor and outdoor Biergartens, wine bar, teen dances, and more.

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Washington State Genealogical Society Conference 

Richland Baptist Church

September 16 & 17

Friday: 5 P.M. - 9 P.M.


7 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Annual conference of the WSGS with a guest speaker, Patricia Walls- Stamm providing four genealogy related presentations. Other presentations will be available from various supporting speakers.

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Live Music:  "Romagossa Blu" 

Bookwalter Winery, Richland

Friday, September 16

6 P.M. - 10 P.M.

Enjoy fine wine, live music, and distinctive culinary fare at Bookwalter Winery. Performing this Friday night is "Romagossa Blu."

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Live Music: "Hot Bodies in Motion" 

Tagaris Winery, Richland

Friday & Saturday,

September 16 & 17

7 P.M.

The winery entertains live music enthusiasts outdoors on the popular Tagaris Patio, which has been remodeled with an artfully inspired permanent stage adjacent to the 33 ft. basalt fountain.  Performing this weekend is "Hot Bodies in Motion." No cover charge.

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"Of Mice and Men" 

The Richland Players Theater, Richland

September 16 -18

Friday & Saturday:

8 P.M.

Sunday: 2 P.M.

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck is a classic drama where characters George and Lennie arrive on a ranch with the shared dream of buying their own property some day until Curly's wife is found dead in the barn. Lennie has killed her and has fled. George is faced with a moral dilemma of how to best handle Lennie before the vengeful mob finds him.

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Pasco Farmers' Market

Downtown Pasco


September 17

8 A.M. - 1 P.M.

The Pasco Farmers' Market is one of the largest outdoor community farmers' markets in Washington, selling a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other products. It is also one of the longest running farmers' markets in the state, and has been in operation for over 30 years.

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Parade of Homes 

Homes throughout

the Tri-Cities

Saturday & Sunday,

September 17 & 18

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

During the Parade of Homes, 26 new homes throughout the Tri-Cities will be showcased. Each one has a unique design and style, featuring the latest in architectural trends and the best workmanship. Ask questions of the builders, subcontractors, and sales professionals who are on hand at each site.

Tickets are on sale now.

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_______________________________________________________  Apple and Pumpkin Festival 

Bill's Berry Farm, Grandview


September 17

10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Activities include hayrides to the orchard and pumpkin patch, squeeze your own cider, the barnyard mystery corn maze, petting zoo, "punkin chunkin", pony rides, barnyard train rides, and kids play areas. Free admission.

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Blue Cheese is Moldy 

Cheese Louise, Richland


September, 17

P.M. - 5 P.M.

Cheese Mongrel, Bill Krieger, will be teaching a two-hour blue cheese seminar. Learn about different types of blue cheeses and their origins, taste blue cheeses from around the world, and learn how you can cook with them at home. Reservations required.

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Live Music: Rachel Bade-McMurphy  

Bookwalter Winery, Richland


September 17

6 P.M. - 10 P.M.

Enjoy fine wine, live music, and distinctive culinary fare at Bookwalter Winery.  Performing this Saturday night is Rachel Bade-McMurphy.

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For a complete list of events: VisitTRI-CITIES/events