Celebrate Black History Month in the Tri-Cities

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements, contributions and sacrifices made by African Americans and recognizing their role in shaping U.S. history.

Celebrate Black History Month by supporting these Black-owned tourism-related businesses when visiting the Tri-Cities:

Ann’s Best Creole & Soul Food in the Richland Airport serves a healthy helping of hospitality along with Southern- and creole-inspired dishes such as po’ boys, jambalaya, gumbo, buttermilk biscuits and more.

Catfish Alley Southern Style Cooking, located in Red Mountain Kitchen in Downtown Kennewick, offers a great variety from their famous catfish to tasty smash burgers. Don’t forget a side of hush puppies—you won’t regret it.

Head to Cupcake’s Bakery and Deli in Kennewick for Southern dishes, and stay for the one-of-a-kind cupcakes, pies and other desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

The East Africa Grocery & Halal in Kennewick is a community grocery specializing in halal foods, teas, incense and more.

Frichette Winery on the renowned Red Mountain in Benton City offers award-winning wine from a picturesque tasting room set among the vineyards.

HoneyBaked Ham Café not only offers a delicious menu of handcrafted sandwiches and salads, the take home ham dinners and side dishes are delectable as well.

Uncle Brother’s Fish Fry is a favorite local food truck specializing in Southern-style fried fish. Check their Facebook page for their daily location and events.

A list of other Black-owned businesses in the Tri-Cities is available here.

Check out this upcoming event:

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Program 2nd Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show
Saturday, February 25 2023
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Holiday Inn Richland on the River
802 George Washington Way
Richland, WA

Join the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Program for their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show. Cost is $50 per person and includes the fashion show, dinner, an after party and more! For more information please reach out via phone at 509-546-1573.

Tri-IDEAs is a program exploring and celebrating Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility through tourism in the Tri-Cities. 

At Visit Tri-Cities, we believe travel is transformative on multiple levels. Exploring new destinations exposes us to different ideas, cultures, history, heritages and people. Through Tri-IDEAs, Visit Tri-Cities will connect with local business owners, community leaders, event organizers, residents and more to highlight, share and celebrate the diversity of the Tri-Cities that can be experienced through travel and tourism activities.