The Best Things to Do in Spring in the Tri-Cities

Spring in Tri-Cities is sunny and breezy, making it the perfect time to explore the outdoors, visit the farmers market, and sip local wine.

1. Enjoy Spring Barrel Wine Tastings at Local Wineries

In spring, the vineyards around the Tri-Cities and beyond come alive, and patrons are invited to sample new releases at different wineries throughout the Heart of Washington Wine Country®. Spring barrel events at wineries around the Columbia Valley are an exciting way to experience the array of flavors each winery produces.

2. Cast a Line & Go Fishing in Tri-Cities

As the weather warms, Tri-Cities becomes an attractive destination for fishing enthusiasts. Pack up your gear and spend the day casting your line for an array of species including rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass. For seasoned anglers, spring is the perfect time to prepare for the Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am Tournament.

3. Kayak the Columbia River

In Tri-Cities, kayaking enthusiasts can delight in both beginner-friendly and technically challenging experiences along the Columbia River, Snake River, and Yakima Rivers. Spring kayaking offers cool temperatures making paddling for extended periods comfortable, with views of diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

4. Shop Local Produce at the Pasco Farmers’ Market

Open on Saturdays starting in May, the Pasco Farmers’ Market is a great place to find fresh, locally grown produce, house plants, flowers, and other farm-fresh products. Peruse the covered stalls and support local farmers and small businesses.

5. Cheer on the Dust Devils at the Season Opener

Soak up the excitement of a live sporting event, enjoy great food and drinks, and be a part of a community of passionate fans at the Dust Devils season opener at Gesa Stadium.

6. Attend Outdoor Events & Festivals

The Tri-Cities are host to many unique outdoor spring festivals. Join the community in supporting exciting, family-friendly annual events including the Annual Spring Celebration for Heartlinks and Pacific Northwest Mustang Club’s 41st Spring Show & Shine.

7. Hit the Golf Course

Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland are home to numerous pristine golf courses, perfect for golf enthusiasts of all levels. These golf courses boast well-manicured greens, rolling fairways, and challenging hazards that provide an excellent opportunity for golfers to improve their swing while enjoying the beautiful weather.

8. Follow a Trail and Explore the Outdoors

Warm and sunny Spring days are perfect for exploring the many hiking and biking trails that wind through Tri-Cities. After your outdoor adventure visit Columbia Park, spread out a blanket, and enjoy a picnic near the water.

9. Visit Tri-Cities Museums

Looking for a fun, indoor activity for a cool Spring morning? Check out one of Tri-Cities impressive museums. Deepen your understanding of the area’s history at REACH Museum or learn about aviation at the Pasco Aviation Museum.

10. Eat Tacos & Support a Good Cause During the Pasco Taco Crawl

Treat your tastebuds to the most mouthwatering tacos Downtown Pasco has to offer during the Pasco Taco Crawl. This annual Spring event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties.