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A thriving community with a population of more than 67,000, Pasco has seen tremendous growth and development in the last 15 years. Aesthetic and recreational charisma surrounded by natural beauty make this desert community rich in agriculture a popular destination.
Pasco is host to the Fiery Foods Festival, the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, the Sacajawea Blue Grass Festival, and Heritage Days. There is always something of interest taking place in historic downtown Pasco for visitors of any age. The area’s largest farmers’ market is a great place to find fresh produce on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the recently launched Food Truck Friday features a variety of cuisine all in one place.
The recreational activities in Pasco are limitless with golf courses, bicycle and jogging paths, baseball and soccer fields — Pasco is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Pasco has twenty soccer fields, eight softball fields, one professional minor league baseball stadium (home to the Tri-City Dust Devils), seven baseball fields, an outdoor 50 meter pool with waterslides and splash pool and 15 miles of pathway overlooking the majestic Columbia River. The HAPO Center, the areas multi-purpose agriculture trade center and conference facility is located adjacent to the Pasco Sports Complex.
In 1805, Lewis and Clark camped at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers in an area that 200 years later is called Sacajawea State Park in honor of their Native American guide. Sacajawea State Park is host to the Maya Lin Confluence Project featuring seven basalt story circles featuring interpretive artwork etched into the sides of each circle.
Pasco isn’t your average vacation destination — you’ll find an eclectic mix of urban and farm culture and there’s always an event or outdoor activity to keep your inner child entertained. Find out more about lodging, dining and things to do in Pasco below, then start planning your trip!