Jugglemania
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Jugglemania

This hour-long, family-friendly show is part of the 2019 Little Watts Children's Series of Family Entertainment.

From rural Oregon to stages in 30 countries, Jugglemania's Rhys Thomas has performed during NBA half-time shows, as an opener for Weird Al Yankovich, and been Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution.

Highly respected in the juggling world, Jugglemania's Rhys Thomas is a recipient of the Ben Linder Memorial Award for Inspiration, has twice been profiled in “Juggle” magazine and appears on several DVD’s including “The Jugglers That Jugglers Watch.” Rhys was the first juggler awarded an Oregon Arts Fellowship.

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Living History: Maria Whitman, Homemaker and Songstress
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Maria Whitman, Homemaker and Songstress

In 1862 Mrs. Whitman came to Walla Walla to join her husband E.B. Whitman, who had been recently elected as the city’s first mayor. She was born in Portland, Maine, in 1828, the daughter of a lawyer, and was educated in the Boston area where she met her future husband. The couple married and had two sons. In 1850 Mr. Whitman traveled west to seek his fortune in the California gold fields. Mrs. Whitman remained in Boston to raise her children until E. B. had chosen a new location for the family. After 12 years, the couple reunited in Walla Walla where they were active in civic affairs and resided for the rest of their lives. Mrs. Whitman will share music of her time with Museum visitors.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Antique Truck Show
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Antique Truck Show

Fort Walla Walla Museum is happy to welcome back the American Truck Historical Society, who will be hosting their 27th annual large scale car and truck show. Forty to fifty vehicles, including farm trucks, pickups, and semis, are expected to be on display along with small engines, tractors, and other transportation items. Admission to the museum will get you into the event.

Incorporated in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. An annual convention has been held each year since 1972 with a public antique truck show added in 1980. These shows have grown to over 1,000 trucks, fire apparatus, buses and RVs, military and special interest vehicles. The ATHS has members in all 50 states and 23 countries.

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Oktoberfest
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Oktoberfest

Crossbuck Brewing will take over the parking lot behind the historic train depot to hold their first Oktoberfest celebration. The all-ages party features food, drinks, live music and games. Walla Walla Steak Company’s mobile kitchen, Angus Prime, will serve seasonal favorites including a pretzel bar and a whole spit-roasted lamb and pig raised by Dan Thiessen and fed with mash from the Crossbuck Brewing process. The seasonal Oktoberfest Ale will be tapped at noon.

Tickets (including entrance, all games, and one beer or pretzel) can be purchased in advance here.

In honor of Hunger Awareness Month, local personalities will take a turn in the dunk tank to benefit the Blue Mountain Action Council food bank’s Backpack Bridge program which provides weekend meals sent home with 500 school kids that have been identified as food insecure. Local winemakers and restaurant owners will take a twenty-minute turn to compete in raising the most money during their time in the hot seat.

Activities include:

  • Crossbuck Oktoberfest keg tapping at noon

  • Live music and dancing with the Whiskey Creek Band

  • Games and prizes: Beer Pong bracket, Corn Hole, Hammershlagen, surprise interactive inflatable

  • For the kids: Jumpy castle and face painting

  • Charity dunk tank to benefit BMAC food bank’s Backpack Bridge program

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Art Party at the Meadow
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Art Party at the Meadow

Join the Crane sisters for a creative outdoor experience where the two artists will hang their latest collections in a tree-lined meadow. The artists love what they do and wanted to create a non-gallery experience welcoming for artists and art lovers alike.

Mary Crane Nutter is a painter with a design background. She brings her clean lines and expressive imagination to whatever makes up her canvas. She will feature work inspired by fiber art that is highly texturized and dimensional. Also, being highlighted is a collection of butterfly paintings that are a combination of geometric shapes & whimsical imagination they are delicate yet boldly presented. Her pattern and color rolodex is full and vast. Check out her website for more information.

Sarah Kelly Crane is a designer by trade and photographer by love. She loves to marry both where her talents can really shine. Her collection this year features kaleidoscope-like patterns and digital collages. Her collection is focused on everyday scenes that are transformed in a way that they seem nothing near mundane. You can view examples of her work here.

Additionally, the experience will include music, a food truck, romantic lighting, and a bonfire as the sun sets. Stay tuned and visit the art party website to hear who will be playing music and what food truck will be there the night of the event.

Feel free to bring a comfy chair, a blanket, and a picnic. The meadow has a great amphitheater slant perfect for watching the atmosphere and listening to the music. Parking attendants will guide you to a parking area outside the meadow. Look for signs. Cash and card purchases will be accepted but there is no charge to attend and enjoy the atmosphere. The event is open and welcome to everyone!

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Living History: Fr. Eugene Chirouse, Catholic Missionary
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Fr. Eugene Chirouse, Catholic Missionary

Catholic missionary Eugene Casimir Chirouse traveled from his native France to Oregon Territory with four missionary oblates and arrived at Fort Walla Walla on October 5, 1847 — only a month before the killings at the Whitman Mission. The Catholic fathers and missionaries were now called upon to be peacemakers.

Chirouse was ordained at Hudson's Bay Company Fort Walla Walla on January 2, 1848, the first Catholic ordination in what would become the state of Washington.

In 1853, Fr. Chirouse founded the St. Rose of the Cayouse mission at the mouth of Yellowhawk Creek, where Governor Isaac Stevens met him on his way from the east through the Walla Walla Valley to assume his duties in Olympia. Chirouse was also present at the Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855 conducted by Stevens.

At the end of 1856, during the Indian Wars, he was transferred to the Puget Sound area, where he lived and worked for most of the rest of his life, dying in British Columbia in 1892.

Eugene Chirouse is portrayed by Jean-Paul Grimaud.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: Tradition — Walla Walla Symphony
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Tradition — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Daniel Freiberg — "Candombe” (Dance,) with Chiquillas Ballet

  • Prokofiev — Violin Concerto No. 2, with Julia Gish Salerno, violin

  • Dvořák — Symphony No. 8

Tickets are $18-$29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Buti Yoga and Wine Downtown
Sep
25
5:45 PM17:45

Buti Yoga and Wine Downtown

Browne Family Vineyards is collaborating with Buti Yogi Marika Tompkins to bring you an upbeat & energetic Buti yoga session followed by a wine-down social afterwards!

Move your body to the beat of the DJ and treat yourself to a glass of your favorite wine. Join us on the Mat downtown at the Plaza for a fun and exclusive night of Buti yoga and Wine.

Class will be from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Arrive 15 minutes prior to get set up. Yoga mats will be provided for those that do not have your own. Wine Hour will be from 7 to 8 pm.

All ages are welcome for the yoga session. Must be 21+ to sip wine.

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R'Oysters
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

R'Oysters

Join Browne Family Vineyards for their semi-annual Rose and Oyster event to end the summer. Raw or BBQ oysters are available by the half dozen or dozen, paired with Browne Family Vineyards’ Tempranillo Rose and Grenache Rose.

Get there early, because they always sell out by the end of afternoon. Don’t miss this delicious event!

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Putt Putt Pour
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Putt Putt Pour

The United Way of Walla Walla is pleased to present it's first ever mini-golf tournament, to be held in beautiful Downtown Walla Walla. The mini-golf “course” will meander through tasting rooms and other local venues, with the option of enjoying sips and bites along the way.

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon, while knowing you are helping support families and the developmental needs of children in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties.

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Living History: William Phillips, Tinsmith and Hardware Man
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: William Phillips, Tinsmith and Hardware Man

William B. Phillips came to Walla Walla in 1860 and brought his family up from Salem Oregon in 1861. He opened a tin and stove shop on Main Street as well as Walla Walla’s first foundry. After a series of disastrous fires, he was appointed Fire Marshall and reorganized the fire department. Williams will be talking about early events and happenings in Walla Walla’s formative years.

William Phillips is portrayed by his great-grandson, Dick Phillips.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: Diego Romero
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Diego Romero

From Milton-Freewater, Oregon, comes a new and electrifying blues star — Diego Romero. In spite of having only been in the live music scene for a few years, Diego has played numerous clubs and festivals across the Northwest. With vocals and guitar work like Buddy Guy and BB King, he's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Sausage Fest 2019
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Sausage Fest 2019

Please add the Seventeenth Annual Walla Walla Sausage Fest to your calendar. Sausage Fest will be on Friday, October 4, 5 pm to midnight, and on Saturday, October 5, 11 am to midnight. Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools. A sampling of what can be found at Sausage Fest 2019 is below.

Entertainment:

For kids: a variety of games, include: Knockerballs, Wipe Out, Interactive Arena, Dart Board, Bounce Houses, Slide and B-Ball Connect 4. There will also be a variety of the traditional games including: Face Painting, Feed the Elephant, Crazy String Chaos, and Bingo.

For Adults: beer garden, live music, Desales football game, and bingo.

  • Friday: Kids Corn Hole Tournament in the evening. DeSales Football Home Game at 7 pm, and live music by Dancehall Days from 8:30 pm to midnight.

  • Saturday: Corn Hole Tournament in the afternoon. Live music by Diego Romero from 4 to 7 pm, and live music by Whiskey Creek from 8:30 pm to midnight.

Food: Spicy, Italian, and German Sausages, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Strawberry Shortcake, Dilly Bars, and Popcorn.

Beer garden beverages will be provided by the Odom Corporation and local wineries and breweries: Va Piano Vineyards, Gramercy Cellars, Doubleback Winery, Revelry Vintners, Tranche Cellars, Balboa Winery, Dunham Cellars, Tamarack Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Cadaretta Winery, Canvasback, Saviah Cellars, Dusted Valley, Mark Ryan Winery, Solemn Cellars, Caprio Cellars, Burwood Brewing Company, and Blue Mountain Cider Company

For more information, contact: Eric Haider and Ruthann Haider: 509-956-9933/39.

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Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

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Free Health Fair
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Free Health Fair

The fall health fair will feature flu shots, sports physicals, pediatric dental screenings, free tacos, games, and prizes.

Children getting immunizations, sports physicals, and dental screenings must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have their immunization records on hand.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Harvest Celebration Dinner
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Harvest Celebration Dinner

140 guests will gather at the golden hour in the iconic setting of a world-renowned vineyard to celebrate a bountiful harvest and the culmination of a year of recognition for Walla Walla. Recent Wine Enthusiast Magazine honorees, Walla Walla Steak Company, and winemaker Ashley Trout will provide an evening of exceptional food and wine set in the stunning Seven Hills Vineyard. Walla Walla Steak Company executive chef, Chad Bostwick, will prepare the five-course dinner for 140 guests in the vineyard using the custom mobile kitchen nicknamed Angus Prime. Dinner will be perfectly paired with wines from Brook & Bull Cellars and Vital Wines. Reservations for the $140 all-inclusive event are available here.

Several recent national awards have brought renewed interest and excitement in Walla Walla. Sunset Magazine named Walla Walla as the 2018 Wine Town of the Year and Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Ashley Trout of Brook & Bull Cellars and Vital Wines as a Top 40 under 40 wine talent as well as featuring Walla Walla Steak Co. in the 2019 100 Best Wine Restaurants.

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AAUW Annual Kitchen Tour
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

AAUW Annual Kitchen Tour

  • Whitehouse Crawford — Event Kickoff (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Walla Walla Affiliate of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites everyone to join us for our 17th annual AAUW Kitchen Tour.

Tickets for the fund-raiser are $20 each and are available at Earthlight Books, Bright’s Candies & Gifts, or at our kick-off site the Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant on the day of the tour. AAUW Walla Walla members will also have tickets available for purchase. (Email if you have any problems finding a ticket)

Participants will tour eight remarkable remodeled or new kitchens including some older homes which have been remodeled to reflect the historic character of the house while creating efficient kitchens, as well as new homes with completely modern materials and design. A must-see kitchen this year is a new bed & breakfast that’s been creating buzz throughout the valley. Tour-goers will get a peek behind the scenes of this beautiful property.

This year’s tour again features exciting raffle opportunities of goods and services generously donated by community members and businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be sold at selected kitchens on the tour.

Present your ticket when you arrive at the Whitehouse-Crawford kick-off location to receive your Tour Guide and map for this self-guided tour. You may also purchase your tickets at the kick-off.

The annual Kitchen Tour is one of two fundraisers for the Walla Walla affiliate with proceeds from the tour going towards scholarships to local women continuing their college educations, opportunities for college women to attend leadership conferences, Tech Trek Science Camp scholarships, and local community grants for mission-aligned projects.

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Live Music: Red Grammer
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Red Grammer

Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in the world. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music,” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that playfully reconnects us with the best in ourselves.

Beloved by children and parents around the world, Red’s children’s recordings are a treasured resource for teachers who use them to communicate the themes of caring, excellence, oneness, and diversity in a language kids instantly understand and eagerly embrace.

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Living History: Rev. Peasley B. Chamberlain
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Rev. Peasley B. Chamberlain

As a graduate of the Bangor (Maine) Theological Seminary in 1855, Peasley Chamberlain received his first assignment to pastor First Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon Territory. He and his new wife, Alice, left New York on their wedding day for Portland.

Although the church grew from 23 to 150 members during his first year as pastor, it didn’t take long for Rev. Chamberlain to take his virulent vilification of secret societies and the Roman Catholic Church to extremes. Things deteriorated to the point that in 1862 he was dismissed as pastor.

Within two years, Chamberlain had settled in Walla Walla, such a debauched place that Chamberlain decided to establish a church here, one that would also provide schooling for the young children. With his own money, he erected a small building at Second and Rose that was dedicated as First Congregational Church in November 1864.

The Chamberlains sustained themselves primarily through the school they operated in the church building. Chamberlain was instrumental in advocating moving Whitman Seminary, the precursor to Whitman College, from Waiilatpu to Walla Walla. He was appointed as the first principal in 1866 when the seminary opened in its new building at Boyer and Park. He continued to preach at First Congregational Church until 1879 and died in 1889. He was never successful in growing the church he established here due to his extreme beliefs, but over the ensuing years First Congregational Church has assumed an important role in Walla Walla.

Reverend Peasley Chamberlain is portrayed by Steve Wilen.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing returns to Gesa Power House Theatre with a new concert experience, featuring a full performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals and a second full set highlighting Pink Floyd's Roger Waters-era catalog.

Tracing its roots to a one-off performance in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high-quality, high-energy take on Pink Floyd's music, steeped in the Northwest's own rich musical heritage. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd's music in many fans' lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original — something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes.

Pigs on the Wing has long considered Animals to be their defining experience of Floyd (not to mention the band's namesake) — and perhaps the album best suited to their own high-energy take on Floyd's catalog. Animals is Pink Floyd at their heaviest and most epic, weaving complex progressive rock arrangements into a single conceptual vision unlike anything the band had done before. Fans can expect Pigs on the Wing to deliver a precise, hard-hitting, true-to-the-music performance of the classic 1977 Animals album melded seamlessly with Pigs on the Wing's trademark willingness to explore the improvisational side of Pink Floyd's music — and to let their own musical strengths guide the journey. In the spirit of Pink Floyd, Pigs on the Wing's "Animals 2019" tour features an immersive visual dimension including a spectacular redesigned light show and live projection mapping for a concert experience unlike any other.

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Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars

For the fourth year in a row, Walla Walla celebrities will be paired with professional dancers and have a week of rehearsals to learn a ballroom dance routine before the live performance and a judging panel.

In addition to seeing the Walla Walla Stars dance, the professionals teaching the stars will perform excerpts from their award-winning showcase "Ballroom Fever." Audiences can expect to see breath-taking lifts, hundreds of costumes, theatrical story lines, and a variety of ballroom dance styles, from the sexy Cuban Salsa to the energetic American Swing to the elegant Viennese Waltz.

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Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010 and taught bluegrass music to make a living. He now performs with some of his most dedicated students: Pau Barjau on banjo, Franco Martino on guitar, and Martin Bobrik on mandolin.

Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album Latingrass is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

In 2017, Che Apalache won first place in the category of Neo-Traditional Band at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia.

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Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony

The Eugene Ballet Company, under the direction of Artistic Director Toni Pimble, returns to Walla Walla for two performances of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet, Swan Lake, with the Walla Walla Symphony.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony

The Eugene Ballet Company, under the direction of Artistic Director Toni Pimble, returns to Walla Walla for two performances of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet, Swan Lake, with the Walla Walla Symphony.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

The merchants of downtown invite Walla Walla’s goblins, superheroes, firemen, and fairies (and their parents) to visit door-to-door each Halloween. Although Main Street is closed to vehicle movement, volunteers help families cross the intersection at Second & Main and assist at some stores to hand out candy. Palouse to Third, hand out candies and treats to the children in costumes. It is estimated that between 2,000 to 4,000 children and their parents visit downtown for this annual event.

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Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles — Health Center Benefit
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles — Health Center Benefit

Kate & The Crocodiles are a Portland-based quartet who perform stunning indie rock originals and covers, early jazz and jazz standards, reinventions of ‘70s and ’80s rock as ballads, classical art songs mixed with rock (yes really), and other surprises from far and wide. If the spectrum sounds broad, it is all held together by a signature sound informed by classical training and a respectful blending of many genres. It’s like a warm conversation with a few good friends — good friends who just happen to like music as diverse as they are. When people ask what genre the band is, they say they couldn’t possibly choose just one. So the sky is the limit!

Kate & the Crocodiles is comprised of Kate Morrison (vocals), Crag Bidondo (keyboard), Gavin Bondy (trumpet), and Brent Follis (drums).

Proceeds benefit The Health Center.

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Live Cinema: Don Giovanni — The Royal Opera
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Don Giovanni — The Royal Opera

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! Mozart’s engaging masterpiece follows Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott), the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action, and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers — both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts — under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favorite.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This production of Don Giovanni is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera. Don Giovanni is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

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Leapin' Louie Comedy Show
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Leapin' Louie Comedy Show

Leapin’ Louie, aka "The Roping Fool,” is a comedy cowboy entertainer who performs world-class lasso and whip tricks, juggling, high unicycle, and other stunts. He has performed in every kind of venue for 25 years and in 31 different countries around the world. He will be performing some of his greatest hits in this family-friendly show.

This hour-long show is appropriate for all ages.

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Live Cinema: Don Pasquale — The Royal Opera
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Don Pasquale — The Royal Opera

Royal Opera favorite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him — with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind — has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This production of Don Pasquale is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo. Don Pasquale is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

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Holiday Parade of Lights
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Parade of Lights

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation is pleased to present the Annual Macy's Holiday Parade of Lights. Always held on the first Saturday in December, this event features a huge variety of lighted entries and thousands of spectators who help herald in the start of the holiday shopping season.

The parade begins promptly at 6 pm at the corner of Alder and Fifth Street. The parade travels east on Alder to Palouse, Palouse to Main Street, and Main Street to Fifth. The Jolly Old Elf Himself, SANTA CLAUS, will bring the parade to a close as he makes his way into Downtown Walla Walla.

Interested in participating in the parade? There is no longer a fee to participate, so click the link to sign up below!

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Live Music: The Orchestra Moves — Walla Walla Symphony
Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: The Orchestra Moves — Walla Walla Symphony

Join the Walla Walla Symphony for a free, family-friendly concert! The Orchestra Moves will explore musical movement by looking at the way composers use motif, melodic direction, and dynamics.

Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation!

The free Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 2 pm in the lobby.

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Live Music: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, bringing a new energy to the concert stage. Program includes Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk, and American Classics to transport you around the world in a single concert experience.

Tickets are $25-$35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Melodies and Monsters — Walla Walla Symphony
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Melodies and Monsters — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Elfrida Andrée — Concert Overture in D Major

  • Haydn — Trumpet Concerto with William Berry, trumpet

  • Duncan Neilson — The Monster, with animated woodcuts by Liz Gill Neilson, the Whitman College Chamber Singers, and Miles Canaday, Director

Tickets are $18 - $29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Chanticleer
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Chanticleer

Hailed as the world’s reigning male chorus, Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chants, Renaissance polyphony, and romantic art songs to contemporary music, jazz, and pop.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Perfect Fourths — Walla Walla Symphony
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Perfect Fourths — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Strauss — Four Last Songs with Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano

  • Mahler — Symphony No. 4 in G Major with Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano

Tickets are $18-$29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Huichica Walla Walla
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Huichica Walla Walla

Huichica Music Festival debuts in Walla Walla this fall, extending its boutique ‘farm to table’ approach to the American music scene in the bucolic Walla Walla Valley. Presented in partnership between Sonoma’s Bundschu Company, (((folkYEAH!))), and Sleight of Hand Cellars, the two-day all-ages festival will feature live music, high-quality wines, craft beers, and locally-sourced food from the region’s finest purveyors.

The inaugural Huichica Walla Walla lineup will feature established and up-and-coming indie and folk artists, presented amidst bountiful rolling hills in the heart of Walla Walla wine country. Festival-goers can camp on-site or opt to ‘glamp’ in luxury tents provided by Shelter Co. The newly announced lineup includes:

  • Yo La Tengo (performing two sets)

  • Allah-Las

  • Destroyer (solo)

  • Purple Mountains

  • Robyn Hitchcock (performing two sets)

  • Moon Duo

  • Fruit Bats (solo, performing two sets)

  • Waxahatchee

  • Titus Andronicus

  • Howlin Rain

  • The Minus 5

  • Lia Ices

  • Madeline Kenney

  • Marisa Anderson


“I knew it when I saw it,” explains Huichica Co-founder and President of Bundschu Company, Jeff Bundschu. “The inspiring natural environment of the Walla Walla Valley, the caliber of the wine and food culture, and the laid back and open attitude of the people — all were right in line with the ethos that we've built our Huichica festival on for the past ten years. Expanding our bi-coastal music festival to the region will be a natural fit, and we're excited to bring people together around trendsetting music, food, and wine in more beautiful rural settings.”

Wines from Gundlach Bundschu, Sleight of Hand, Echo Echo, Underground Wine Project, and the Walla Walla Community College Viticultural Department will be available for purchase, in addition to craft beers and farm-to-table fare from the region’s finest purveyors. Provisions and activities from lifestyle and outdoor partners will also be available.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Sip & Stroll

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and local merchants invite you to enjoy an evening of shopping and wine tasting all while strolling the streets of downtown. Spend your evening enjoying local wines, complimentary snacks, and access to special sales and giveaways.  Please look for the festive balloons to locate participating merchants.

Tickets are $10 for six wine tastings at participating wineries.  Tickets will be available starting Wednesday before the event at the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation office and will be sold Thursday at 4 pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy.

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Office is located at 109 E Main St., Suite 302T.

Downtown Sip and Stroll
10.00

Please print your email confirmation and bring it to Land Title Plaza at First and Main to pick up your event ticket on the day of the event.

Note: Sip & Stroll is a 21 and over event.  Please bring your picture ID.

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Live Music: Music of New Orleans — Encore Concert by the Walla Walla Choral Society
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: Music of New Orleans — Encore Concert by the Walla Walla Choral Society

Just the city’s name incites visions of festivals, dance, allure, mystery, and history. New Orleans, the cradle of jazz and home to many distinct musical styles ranging from the modern to the traditional. Musical influences and instruments from many cultures around the world, from Congo drumming to European horns, come together to create unique new sounds that could only come from New Orleans.

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Living History: Sarah Miner, Pioneer Schoolteacher
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Sarah Miner, Pioneer Schoolteacher

Mrs. Miner, Walla Walla’s first schoolteacher, opened a private school in a store building on Main Street in the winter of 1861-62. She was then given a certificate, and on June 16, 1862 began the first public school classes in Walla Walla. She was described as “a lovely, cultured woman, who had the finest house plants in town.”

Sarah Miner is portrayed by Emily Cairns.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Theater: Cultivating the Queen
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Cultivating the Queen

Cultivating the Queen is an irreverent and comical examination of the female bawdy politic, in which a secret society investigates how Queen Elizabeth I was able to maintain power in a man's world. Drawing on text from Shakespeare's canon, this new play looks at the complications faced by women in power.

Cultivating the Queen is a new play in development, devised and directed by the Northwest Theater Project's founding member, Whitman College Professor of Theater Christopher Petit.

The Northwest Theater Project is a collective of theater artists working in the Northwest, committed to creating innovative and original theater, generating and promoting new dramatic material, and exploring individual and collective theatrical visions. The collective provides a network of artistic collaborators and functions as a producing organization for original work.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Saturday Show 'n' Shine
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Saturday Show 'n' Shine

Wheelin’ Walla Walla is held each September, the weekend after Labor Day, in historic downtown. Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is an annual, two-day event, that begins with the Classics Cruise and catered dinner on Friday evening.  The Show 'n' Shine takes center stage on Saturday! Stroll Main Street where over 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles are on display and line the street from Palouse to Sixth Street.  An awards ceremony caps off this family-friendly event.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Friday Cruise
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Friday Cruise

Watch the roads for this evenings classic cruise.

Wheelin’ Walla Walla is held each September, the weekend after Labor Day, in historic downtown. Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is an annual, two-day event, that begins with the Classics Cruise and Catered Dinner on Friday evening.  The Show 'n' Shine takes center stage on Saturday! Stroll Main Street where over 400 cars and motorcycles are on display and line the street from Palouse to Sixth Street.  An awards ceremony cap off this family-friendly event at 3pm.

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Live Cinema: Measure for Measure — Shakespeare
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Measure for Measure — Shakespeare

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Although Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.

This program has an approximate runtime of 3 hours.

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Live Music: Rogue Lobster
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Rogue Lobster

Together since 2013, Rogue Lobster has played over 200 shows and released three full-length albums of original music. Essentially bluegrass in their instrumentation, their style is a bit harder to pin down — ranging from traditional bluegrass to Americana and modern folk, with particular focus on three-part harmonies and instrumental leads. All four members compose and collaborate on their original material.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Museum After Hours: Batman Meets Mr. Kirkman
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Batman Meets Mr. Kirkman

Adam West spent the first part of his life in Walla Walla and William Kirkman the last. They were separated by decades in life but have come together in a permanent exhibit at the Kirkman House Museum.

Johnathan Grant, who often portrays Batman at various events, has loaned most of the items on display in the Adam West Exhibit at Kirkman House Museum. He got to know West through his job at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, and grew to respect and admire the actor. He has been collecting Adam West objects and memorabilia for several years. Rick Tuttle, who often portrays William Kirkman, has been on Kirkman House Museum board of directors for 17 of the last 18 years. He was responsible for the overall concept and construction of the exhibit. Together in this After Hours presentation, Jonathan and Rick will talk about how Adam West and Batman influenced them to collaborate on an exhibit to honor one of Walla Walla’s best known sons.

The exhibit follows Adam’s life from early childhood to more recent guest performances on shows like Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory. Because his portrayal of Batman is so iconic and loved, special emphasis is paid to this character. The exhibit places you in Bruce Wayne’s den where you will see many high-quality screen-accurate props, experience the thrill of receiving a call on the Bat Phone, and pressing a hidden button to reveal the Bat Poles. Jonathan and Rick will talk about how the exhibit has evolved and become something you won’t find anywhere else, and where it may go in the future.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series held on the last Thursday of every month. The Fort Walla Walla Museum provide a space for community congregation, discussion, and debate. The events touch on topics ranging from regional culture and history to the roles and responsibilities of museums within our community. The talks will take place at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Eternal and Drink Washington's Customer Appreciation Night
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Eternal and Drink Washington's Customer Appreciation Night

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To celebrate the amazing customers Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State have, they are throwing a free concert with crowd favorites Naughty Pine from Tri-Cities (7:30-9:30 pm), and The Shop Singers (5 pm). The Fiasco Pizza Food Truck will be on site all night. No cover, all ages.

$3 glass pours of Eternal Beauty Rose, $5 glasses of Eternal Perspective Grenache Blanc and Drink Washington State Chardonnay & White Blend, $7 glass pours of the Drink Washington State Cabernet, Carmenere or Pinot Noir, and 5% off wines by the bottle across the board.

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Living History: Charles Tung, Merchant and Chinese Interpreter
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Charles Tung, Merchant and Chinese Interpreter

Charles Tung, a leader of the local Chinese community, was born in San Francisco and moved to Walla Walla in 1880. Fluent in both English and Chinese, Tung often acted as a translator for many local Chinese people. His stories of life in Walla Walla as a Chinese merchant are fascinating. Walla Walla was like many communities in the United States of the late 1800s that placed numerous restrictions on its Chinese population. Tung’s accounts are filled with a perspective from those difficult days.

Tung owned the Kwong Chung Sing Company, importing Chinese silk, porcelain, and tea to Walla Walla. He acted as secretary-treasurer of the Chinese operated Pacific Enterprise Corporation that built a two-story structure at Fifth and Rose Streets in 1911.

In 1930, Tung departed the United States for China to enroll his daughter in Chinese schools and did not return until 1939 because of the war in that country. While in China, he operated a bank in Canton province.

Charles Tung is portrayed by fifth generation Walla Wallan Galen Tom.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: Diego Romero
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Diego Romero

From Milton-Freewater, Oregon, comes a new and electrifying blues star — Diego Romero. In spite of having only been in the live music scene for a few years, Diego has played numerous clubs and festivals across the Northwest. With vocals and guitar work like Buddy Guy and BB King, he's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Live Music: Taste of Jazz — Walla Walla Symphony
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Taste of Jazz — Walla Walla Symphony

Join the Walla Walla Symphony for an evening of jazz standards and original music with a Latin Jazz flair performed by jazz quartet Sons do Sol, joined by special guest vocalist Clairece Rosati. Doors open at 6 pm and the music begins at 7 pm.

Dave Glenn, trombone
Gary Hemenway, piano & vocals
Doug Scarborough, bass
Glenn Ayers, percussion
Clairece Rosati, vocals

Tickets are $9 for general admission. Capacity for the event is limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Seating includes mainly lawn space and a limited number of patio chairs. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food from The Happy Wanderer and wine and sangria will be available to purchase at the winery. Guests may also bring a picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Roller Derby: Boss Babes
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Roller Derby: Boss Babes

Walla Walla's hometown roller derby team faces off against the Aftershocks Roller Rebels in a Boss Babes-themed bout. A fundraiser at the event helps support The Moms' Network. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the bout starts at 6 pm.

Advanced tickets are $8 and available at Book & Game Co., Western Paladin Games, the YMCA and below. Tickets at the door are $10. Kids 10 and younger get in free.

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