Pitch It! — Final Competition
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Pitch It! — Final Competition

Returning for its fourth year, Pitch It! was created to inspire and celebrate young entrepreneurs in the Walla Walla Valley by providing a platform for students of the area to test out their ideas, develop entrepreneurial skills, and compete for investment funding.

Modeled after the TV show Shark Tank, the Pitch It! competition asks students to develop an idea, create a business and marketing plan, and pitch their idea to a panel of judges. Local Walla Walla business leaders contribute as mentors, coaches, and judges for contestants from kindergarten all the way up.

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Live Music: Mike Wagoner Trio
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Mike Wagoner Trio

Mike Wagoner has spent the past decade as a dual musical citizen — living and recording in Nashville, Tennessee during the winter, and based out of northern Idaho in the summer. His musical work in Nashville has led to three critically acclaimed albums — Down a Country Road (2001), Gone Fishin’ (2003), and Blue Collar Heart (2005) recorded in Nashville’s renowned Moraine Studios.

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Live Music: Splitting Atoms
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Splitting Atoms

Local Walla Walla rock band, Splitting Atoms, will  have their Album Release Party at Kontos Cellars! The band's first album, 'Trigger Fringer', consists of 12 original songs two years in the making. They consider this music an eclectic mix of often personal, inward-facing tracks, and the album’s earnestness evokes the early 2000's.

Bandmates include: Adam Erikson on guitar; Matt Skifstad on guitar; Chris Buttice on drums; John Anderson on bass; and Dan Mayhew as lead vocals.

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Live Cinema: Macbeth
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with "Macbeth", a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

NOTE: This production is sung in Italian, with English surtitles. It has a runtime of approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission and an on-screen introduction.

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Live Music: Mulholland
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Mulholland

Mulholland brings an unplugged fusion of pop and soul sounds with a touch of singer/songwriter to their listeners, blending vibrant harmony and laid back acoustics. The band is made up of three folks who all got their start at music while growing up in the church, playing rocking guitar shreds, or singing tearful, powerhouse ballads.

These musicians understand how to deliver a story through song that’s sure to make your toe tap or your heart melt. Their collective influences range from artists like Etta James, Dion and the Belmonts and Roxette to John Mayer, Damien Rice and The Shop Singers.

No cover.

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Live Music: Kathy Kosins
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Kathy Kosins

ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul.

Born during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought-after session singers. As a lead vocalist, she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was.

When not touring the USA or Europe, Kosins excels as a painter. Her abstract improvised acrylics on canvas are influenced by the cubist paintings of the '50s. Commissioned paintings are held in private collections and Kosins continues to sell her work at both gallery shows and concert performances. Kosins will paint on stage during a portion of her Walla Walla concert.

Kosins has shared the stage and performed with numerous names in the jazz and R&B world. A few notables are: Cyrus Chestnut, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Larry Goldings, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany, Bernard Purdie, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Harland, Red Holloway, Grant Green Jr., Reuben Rogers, Reuben Wilson, Aaron Goldberg, Tamir Hendelman, Jesse Davis, Eric Marienthal, Matt Wilson, Mitch Ryder, Was/Not Was and Michael Henderson.

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Live Music: Mike Wagoner Trio
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Mike Wagoner Trio

Mike Wagoner has spent the past decade as a dual musical citizen — living and recording in Nashville, Tennessee during the winter, and based out of northern Idaho in the summer. His musical work in Nashville has led to three critically acclaimed albums — Down a Country Road (2001), Gone Fishin’ (2003), and Blue Collar Heart (2005) recorded in Nashville’s renowned Moraine Studios.

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Live Music: Okaidja Ofroso
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Okaidja Ofroso

Okaidja is an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa. His unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. Although most of Okaidja's hypnotic arrangements are sung in his native language, the meaning shines through. His calling and life purpose is to bring us all together so that we can laugh and grieve and dance and forge forward together, in the community.

Okaidja was born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana. He began his career as a dancer with the celebrated Ghana Dance Ensemble. As he toured internationally Okaidja expanded his artistic reach becoming a master multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger.

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Downtown Farmers Market
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

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Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October. 

Music today is by Rouge Lobster.

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Live Music: Whiskey Creek Band
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Whiskey Creek Band

For a band that never meant to be a band, Whiskey Creek has an absolute blast. They have about 50 square miles of ambition, a box of band t-shirts and no original music or CD's to pitch. They never take themselves too seriously, prefer to be on the floor with the people rather than on a stage, would rather party than perform, and just want to have fun with the good people in our community. Their recipe for success includes a blend of old and new country music, male and female leads, duets, acoustic and electric sounds, and songs that are either danceable and drinkable! Let's party!

Walla Walla's favorite party band....Whiskey Creek Band covers over 40 years of country's best party music with lots of laughs and dancing along the way. Genre: 90% Country, 10% anything goes!

No cover.

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Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet

Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music.

This program includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein’s Symphony No 2.

Continuing his distinctive creative collaborations beyond the world of dance, Wayne McGregor’s new ballet incorporates designs by artist Edmund de Waal, and is set to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu to create the costumes for his piece.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
May
10
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 4pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com. 

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

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many other classic favorites.

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Downtown Farmers Market
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October. 

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Live Cinema: Macbeth
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with "Macbeth", a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

NOTE: This production is sung in Italian, with English surtitles. It has a runtime of approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission and an on-screen introduction.

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Live Music: Light, Life & Home — Walla Walla Choral Society Concert
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Light, Life & Home — Walla Walla Choral Society Concert

In their season finale concert, The Walla Walla Choral Society — following two sold-out shows conducted by new Artistic Director Gary Hemenway — presents a Light, Life & Home concert.

This concert presents a collection of songs that are rooted in musical and lyrical motifs that speak of endearing and foundational parts of our lives. Light, Life & Home will feature the poignant photography of local photographer Mark Van Donge. The Choral Society will be joined by The Crimson & Black Choir from McLaughlin High School in Milton-Freewater under the direction of Melissa Cunnington. This performance is a true celebration of the many reasons we are grateful to live in the Walla Walla Valley!

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Live Cinema: Macbeth
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Macbeth

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

This contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company. Eccleston is known for portraying the Ninth Doctor in the British television series "Doctor Who" and Matt Jamison in the American drama series "The Leftovers" on HBO.

This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

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Downtown Farmers Market
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market, featuring live music by Diego & the Detonators.

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You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October. 

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Live Music: Sound & Stone
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Sound & Stone

A mere description of the musical magic created by Sound and Stone does not do justice to the experience that is Sound and Stone. At first glance, the two appear to be ordinary musicians but once they engage you, there is an alluring force felt which attracts even the most casual passerby. As they begin to play, the rhythms, sound, skill, talent, and personality begin to attract and hypnotize an audience with fascination. They way they are able to make music that reaches the soul is a rare gift offering an enchanting encounter long remembered.

They sing standing and dancing barefoot on a rug that belonged to their beloved Nana, who went from here to everywhere in 2010. Audiences of all ages, from babes to great grandparents, are captivated by this duo’s combination of storytelling and multicultural sound. Weaving together many diverse musical elements, Sound and Stone creates a one of a kind sound that still manages to truly differ with each song. Influenced by all music and especially blues, 70s folk, flamenco, Irish folk, throat singing, Rishi, and chanting. The blend of all these different sounds, married with their organic ability to express has proven over and over again to move the audience and reach out and touch each person.

No cover.

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Live Music: The Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs The Beatles
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs The Beatles

Taking inspiration from the popular Beatles compilation album “1,” SRO celebrates the band’s broad swath of No. 1 hits that reigned on both the U.K. and U.S.charts, along with their charming B-Side companions (many of which are hits in their own right). Featuring the songs “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Eight Days A Week,” “Yesterday,” Penny Lane,” “Hey Jude,” “Something,” “Let It Be,” and many more.

Seattle Rock Orchestra doesn’t hide behind a rock band … it is the rock band! SRO utilizes strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and a rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists to deliver tribute shows unlike any other. Each SRO show juxtaposes a dynamic plethora of possibilities: the infectious energy of a dance party with a classy night out at the symphony; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments of staggering beauty; fan favorite sing-alongs with lesser known ‘deep cuts,’ all combining to create a fun yet profoundly moving night out that honors the featured artist’s lasting legacy.

SRO was founded in 2008 by bassist and composer Scott Teske. In the years since, SRO has racked up an impressive resume that includes collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Macklemore, DeVotchKa, Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, D.R.A.M, Jesse Sykes, Rosie Thomas, Allen Stone, Jason Webley, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and members of Big Star, The Posies, R.E.M., Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Nada Surf & Pearl Jam), on stages across Washington State, including Seattle’s Paramount, Moore & Neptune Theatres, Sasquatch Music Festival, Summer Meltdown Festival, and Timber Outdoor Music Festival.

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Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet

Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music.

This program includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein’s Symphony No 2.

Continuing his distinctive creative collaborations beyond the world of dance, Wayne McGregor’s new ballet incorporates designs by artist Edmund de Waal, and is set to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu to create the costumes for his piece.

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Downtown Farmers Market
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October. 

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Live Cinema: Macbeth
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with "Macbeth", a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

NOTE: This production is sung in Italian, with English surtitles. It has a runtime of approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission and an on-screen introduction.

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Live Music: A Fine Mess
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: A Fine Mess

Since their founding in 2007, A Fine Mess has established a loyal and ever-growing fan base in the Pacific Northwest due to their instrumental expertise, their quality vocals, and their ability to tell “song-stories” in an interesting and enjoyable way. They perform predominantly Irish, Scottish and American folk music.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Asparagus... Strawberries... and Flowers... Oh my!

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October. 

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Live Music: Blue Mountain Spanish Sound
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Blue Mountain Spanish Sound

Come join us on the patio for some passionate guitar music with Latin and American influences. Blue Mountain Spanish Sound duo, Jeff Campos and Lance Smith, hail from Southern California. Their high energy acoustics with flamenco style are inspired from the South American, Caribbean, South African, and Americana rhythms.

No cover.

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Pride Party: Film, Drag Show, DJ, and Dancing
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Party: Film, Drag Show, DJ, and Dancing

The fun begins with the screening of the new film Saturday Church, followed by a drag show hosted by Chardonnay and a few of her friends, and finally a dance party with music by DJ Lotek.

Saturday Church is a musical film written and directed by Damon Cardasis. It tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, who finds himself simultaneously coping with the loss of his father and adjusting to his new responsibilities as the man of the house alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt. While growing into his new role, the shy and effeminate Ulysses is also dealing with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy for himself, filled with glimpses of beauty, dance, and music. Saturday Church, released in January, received numerous awards at film festivals. It has a runtime of about 90 minutes.

The fun continues with a 60-minute drag show hosted by Chardonnay and a few of her Walla Walla friends. Chardonnay is a sassy drag queen with a big heart filled with love and laughs. She got her start here in Walla Walla in 2014 and is now the drag mother of the “Haus of Tannins.” Chardonnay is a frequent performer around the Pacific Northwest and in Walla Walla.

The party continues with dancing and music by DJ Lotek. All entertainment will be appropriate for ages 14 and up.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many other classic favorites.

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Magic: Kevin Allen
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Magic: Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen caught the magic bug at age eight, was performing publicly at age 14, and now works full time as a magician, comedian, and entertainer. Kevin’s act is family-friendly, but this show is geared towards the adults in the audience. He also appears as “Presto the Magician” with a shorter, kid-friendly show on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Jun
14
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 4pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com. 

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

Downtown Sip & Stroll
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Downtown Farmers Market
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Music: Gary Hemenway
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Gary Hemenway

Gary has written and arranged numerous vocal and instrumental pieces in every style from classical and film score to gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. He has numerous recordings of his original compositions and arrangements. Gary enjoys his frequent work with schools, colleges, choirs, and churches as a guest musician, clinician, director, and accompanist. Currently, he is the Studio Music Instructor of Jazz Piano and Jazz Choir at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

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Live Cinema: Manon — Royal Ballet
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Manon — Royal Ballet

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for "Manon" was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on March 7, 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendor polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux — recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet — that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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FEAST — The Festival @ Walla Walla
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

FEAST — The Festival @ Walla Walla

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation is pleased to present a new and improved version of FEAST Walla Walla. This signature event of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation will now be called FEAST — The Festival @ Walla Walla. This year’s event will be held on June 23 from 3 to 8 pm and will be at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. 

FEAST — The Festival @ Walla Walla will continue to share the best of the region’s wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food trucks. We will announce participating vendors soon.

In addition to the traditional “Sips & Bites,” we will add live music to the event. The event will take place on the outdoor stage and the grassy area adjacent to the historic fair Pavilion.

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Live Music: Festival de Friends
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Festival de Friends

The Friends of Children of Walla Walla are bringing in Banda Los Recoditos for a family festival celebrating the Latino Culture in Walla Walla.

Banda Los Recoditos is a Mexican band formed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. It was founded in 1989 by friends and family members of Banda el Recodo by Cruz Lizárraga. Alfonso Lizárraga and Pancho Barraza, the first vocalists, were two of the more than dozen bandmembers comprising the original incarnation of the band. After releasing several albums, in 2010 the band released their album ¡Ando Bien Pedo!, featuring the single of the same title, which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Banda Recoditos is considered one of the top bands in Mexico and a favorite of Latinos in the United States as they play to sold-out crowds across the country.

The band was nominated for two important Latin-category Grammys in 2016 with their album Me Está Gustando. Banda Los Recoditos was also nominated for "Band Of the Year" in the Premios de La Radio awards. 

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce.

Performing on the Crawford Park stage will be Eddie Manzanares. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find great local produce (in season: greens, sweet onions, blueberries, cherries, and more), beautifully crafted artisan items, and great eats!

Performing on the Crawford Park Stage will be Mckenzie Lindsey.

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Live Music: Eddie Manzanares
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Eddie Manzanares

Eddie Manzanares (Spanish vocals & acoustic guitar) is an experienced Latin jazz musician. Originally from Mexico, he performed for audiences, large and small, in Mexico, South America, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the Caribbean before settling in the Pacific Northwest.

His music performance style is a combination of Latin-Jazz, Bossanova and Rumba Flamenca. He also loves to perform Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Son Cubano, and Son Montuno music for your dancing pleasure.

No cover.

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Jul
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 4pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com. 

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

Downtown Sip & Stroll
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Live Music: Good Co — Electro Swing Band
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Good Co — Electro Swing Band

The six-piece band, Good Co, is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today's dance music. At Good Co performances beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties, and crowd sing-alongs may spontaneously break out. Pounding dance beats are mixed with gypsy jazz guitar riffs, samples from the past turned on their head along with a live horn section make for the best sounding dance party this side of the 1920s.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Cinema: Swan Lake — Royal Ballet
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Swan Lake — Royal Ballet

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably one of the best-loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival

What better way to showcase the official Washington State vegetable? Come join the fun at the Annual Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival. The festival will be held on Main Street between Third and Fourth Street.   

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee, the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, the Downtown Farmers Market and many volunteers and local businesses are coming together this year to bring the event to our community. We hope this will be a unique and exciting experience for you! If you are visiting, we hope you will come again. Join the Funion — be a part of the Onion Ring today and enjoy this Sweet weekend!  We promise fun for the whole family!

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Musical: Annie
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Aug
9
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 4pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com. 

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

Downtown Sip & Stroll
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Live Music: Marina Christopher
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Marina Christopher

Marina Christopher is a versatile, up-and-coming artist in the Seattle music scene. Her skill, cheery nature, and work ethic continue to keep Marina busy as a freelance bassist in many musical styles. Marina is also an accomplished vocalist, earning a spot as a finalist in the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist contest and performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. She sings and writes in a style that seamlessly blends jazz and pop, and her voice is something all her own.

She is bringing with her a quintet including, upright bass, keys, drums, and 2 horns!

Weather permitting, this show will be on the patio. No cover.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce.

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Downtown Farmers Market
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce.

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Downtown Farmers Market
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join the Downtown Farmers Market and the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days as we celebrate County Fair & Kids Day at the Market! There will be western and carnival games, animals, coloring contest, royalty courts, wagon rides and more! Our sponsor, Community Bank, will be giving away a Hamilton Piggy Bank to the first 250 kids in attendance.

***Please note that there will not access from Main Street during the event.

The Downtown Farmers Market runs every Saturday from May through October 9am to 1pm. If you are interested in being a vendor, spots are still available. Please contact Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com.

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love, at first sight, explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but all too quickly leads to heartbreaking consequences.

This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Friday Cruise
Sep
7
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 BBQ 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.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Saturday Show 'n' Shine
Sep
8
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 BBQ 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.

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Film: I’ll Push You
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Film: I’ll Push You

I’ll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 35-day, 500-mile wheelchair journey across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends.

Even though the story begins with the challenge that comes with Patrick’s willingness to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, I’ll Push You also explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience in Spain and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal their similarities where Patrick discovers he’s both the pusher and the pushed.

The story’s beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of love and vulnerability on display.

Their trek in 2014 captivated individuals around the world. Since returning from Spain, Justin and Patrick have been sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Sep
13
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 4pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy at cindy@downtownwallawalla.com. 

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

Downtown Sip & Stroll
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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Music: Musty, Marc & Brix
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Musty, Marc & Brix

Join us as we welcome Musty, Marc & Brix back to Kontos Cellars! Musty, Marc & Brix is an indie band from Walla Walla, Washington that defies categorization. Made up of two keyboardist/vocalists (Tammy & Michael), guitar (Larry), bass (Thomas), and drummer/percussionist (Fred), it is a different sound. The harmonies are terrific, the melodies catchy, and the lyrics intelligent.

Weather permitting, we will enjoy live music out on the patio!

No cover.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Music: A Fine Mess
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: A Fine Mess

Since their founding in 2007, A Fine Mess has established a loyal and ever-growing fan base in the Pacific Northwest due to their instrumental expertise, their quality vocals, and their ability to tell “song-stories” in an interesting and enjoyable way. They perform predominantly Irish, Scottish and American folk music.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane

About 40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace… until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane.

During the course of this one-man masterpiece, the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings with his mother, Brenda, to crazy gigs on the road with his blues-playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work leading up to the finale: a one-man acoustic rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

This performance is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show

Alex Zerbe - The Zaniac - moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, performing beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic. The Zaniac, who has been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph.

Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. Heʼs performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “Americaʼs Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing."

"The Zaniac Comedy Show" is appropriate for all ages.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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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: EmiSunshine
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music: EmiSunshine

EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has already captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and sometimes dark and lonely song content. Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller.

Since her break-out at 9 years old, this fearless performer has appeared on The Today Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and at The Ryman, and has more than 500,000 Facebook followers.

While her music has been described as “old-timey," she adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country, with a sprinkling of the blues.

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Holiday Parade of Lights
Dec
1
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 Cinema: Carmen
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Live Cinema: Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form — numbers such as the "Habanera" and the "Toreador Song" have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

Carmen is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

This screening runs approximately 3 hours 20 minutes including one intermission and an onscreen introduction.

NOTE: Carmen is sung in French with English surtitles. 

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many other classic favorites.

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Fifth Annual Tutus and Tapas
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Fifth Annual Tutus and Tapas

Tutus and Tapas will return for a fifth year! This gala features local food and wine. In both silent and live auctions, activity packages, wine, and dining certificates will be up for bid, and you have a chance to see the Valley's only classically trained youth ballet company present repertoire for their summer 2018 trip to Italy. All proceeds benefit the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation, whose mission is to foster and advance the art of ballet in the Walla Walla Valley.

Festivities begin with complimentary tasty small bites provided by ShareSharisMeals and a complimentary glass of Amavi Cellars’ award-winning wine (or a non-alcoholic beverage). Mingle with friends and browse the themed, silent-auction baskets, or check out their marvelous wine wall. Then take a chance at the Tutu Board where your donation gets you the pick of what's behind the mini tutus on display: it could be a gift certificate at a local business or a special prize item. Enjoy the eclectic sounds of the musical duet, My Sister Linoleum, performing on stage as you sample the local culinary creations.

At 8 pm, have a seat and watch the beauty and variety of five specially choreographed dances performed by the youth dancers of the Danza Classica Ballet Company. Directed by Idalee Hutson-Fish, these young ballet dancers will perform new works specially choreographed by Idalee Hutson-Fish, the Company's Artistic Director, Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti of Ballet Idaho, and Natascha Greenwalt, director of Coriolis Dance Collective in Seattle.

Mr. Thomas Beebe, their master of ceremonies, is returning for the evening to introduce the program and assist with the live auction bidding. Just a few of the exciting prizes up for bid are four tickets to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s June production Love & Ballet in Seattle, a cheese & wine pairing for six to eight people with tour of the farm at Monteillet Fromagerie in Dayton, a six-month family pass for unlimited visits to Walla Walla Fight Factory gym and fitness center, and a season pass for two to the live cinema showings from the Royal London Opera/Ballet/Shakespeare Companies at the Gesa Power House Theatre.

Contact: info@dcbfww.org

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Danza Classica Introductory Ballet Class (ages 6-8)
Apr
14
3:30 PM15:30

Danza Classica Introductory Ballet Class (ages 6-8)

Meet Idalee Hutson-Fish of the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation on stage with your child for them to learn ballet! This class will focus on fun ballet warm-up activities and more complex ballet technique and will be taught by Idalee Hutson-Fish who brings her 30 years of teaching experience and love for the art of ballet to each class she teaches.

Dancing Fairytales is the theme for this class.

Participants will receive a complimentary tutu for girls or cape for boys at the beginning of class, and a to-go bag with ballet activities for home.

Proceeds benefit the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation, a local nonprofit, in support of their youth ballet Company.

Call to reserve your space now: (509) 525-0815
Class size limited to 25.

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Danza Classica Introductory Ballet Class (ages 4-5)
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Danza Classica Introductory Ballet Class (ages 4-5)

Meet Idalee Hutson-Fish of the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation on stage with your child for them to learn ballet! This class will focus on fun ballet stretches and basic ballet technique and will be taught by Idalee Hutson-Fish who brings her 30 years of teaching experience and love for the art of ballet to each class she teaches.

Dancing Fairytales is the theme for this class.

Participants will receive a complimentary tutu for girls or cape for boys at the beginning of class, and a to-go bag with ballet activities for home.

Proceeds benefit the Danza Classica Ballet Foundation, a local nonprofit, in support of their youth ballet Company.

Call to reserve your space now: (509) 525-0815
Class size limited to 25.

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Live Music: Farewell Angelina
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Farewell Angelina

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country band comprised of four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise.

A band of longtime friends, Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres, and Lauren Lucas all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville, TN. Each had deeply respected and admired each other while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of Country Music's biggest hitmakers. When they heard the undeniable magic of their voices together for the first time, they couldn't wait to take their show on the road. Major opportunities soon followed including singing the National Anthem for Thursday Night Football, The Unbridled Eve Gala for the Kentucky Derby, and The Trails West Festival among many others.

Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the Country Music fans they love so much. They've been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know," and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch" with a tour schedule to prove it. They have opened for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, and Trace Adkins, to name a few.

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Live Cinema: Carmen
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form — numbers such as the "Habanera" and the "Toreador Song" have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

Carmen is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

This screening runs approximately 3 hours 20 minutes including one intermission and an onscreen introduction.

NOTE: Carmen is sung in French with English surtitles. 

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Fort Walla Walla Museum Open House
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Fort Walla Walla Museum Open House

Enjoy a day of free admission to the Museum! Their open house is a chance for local residents to come by and see what is new at the old fort. There will be volunteers with information about the Museum, membership opportunities, and performers from their Living History Troupe on the grounds all day to teach about our vibrant regional history.

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