President's Message

At Visit Tri-Cities, we get pretty excited about the summer season. There is an undeniable energy around town and the number of festivals, outdoor activities, and entertainment becomes so plentiful that you need a scheduling assistant just to make sure you don’t miss anything. The Visit Tri-Cities Calendar of Events allows you explore all there is to offer either by date, or by type of event. Check back with us frequently as we will be adding itinerary service to our website soon, like a scheduling assistant, only better!

If food is your thing, the Tri-Cities boasts Food Truck Fridays, featuring entrepreneurs who have taken up the age-old method of street vending. Add to that the nine Farmers’ Markets, featuring fresh produce and artisanal local products, that can be found around town almost any day of the week, and your taste buds are sure to be happy! In the summer months the region’s tasting rooms are brimming with activities, from special winemaker dinners, to concerts, to 5K fun runs; allowing wine enthusiasts to combine their love of wine with local summer celebrations. New to the wine scene is the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine and Artisan Village, which opened earlier this year. The Wine Village features an 84-foot-long mural, celebrating the Latino heritage and agricultural history of the region, commissioned by artist Andrew Reid.

The Tri-Cities is known for its summer festivals. Hogs and Dogs and Cool Desert Nights in June; followed by 4th of July festivities, Columbia Cup Boat Race Weekend and Art in the Park in July; are complimented by weekly activities such as the Live at 5 Concert Series at John Dam Plaza, Thunder on the Island Concert Series on Clover Island, and Sunset at Southridge events.

Make plans soon to join us, before the summer slips away.

Michael Novakovich
President & CEO, Visit TRI-CITIES