What a beautiful way to start the weekend – sunny, warm weather and blue skies!
Well, this weekend is going to be allllll about the outdoor markets!
Yes – they’re back! And other outdoor events like the Drive @5 (that was yesterday, and every Thursday this summer!) have started up too!
It really feels like summer now – don’t you think?
Ok, let’s get started!
Friday June 2:
@9 am – 1 pm: It’s Opening Farmers Market at the Richland Parkway! The first of the year – vendors will be out with their wares – from fresh produce to handmade items. There will also be hanging baskets and fresh cut flowers to create custom bouquets. Sounds fun!
@4 pm – 9 pm: Adventures Underground – a comic book, vinyl, and book store with a café, chess club and so much more… will be celebrating their 10-Year Anniversary this weekend! Come by the store in Richland’s Uptown to check it out and to browse through the outdoor market of artists they’ve curated for the event. There will be a “melting potluck” so bring a dish to share. There should also be some live music – so stop by!
@4 pm – 9 pm: Climate Film Night: The Tri-Cities Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be showing the film “Merchants of Doubt” at the Mosaic on the River Apartments Clubhouse. While watching the must-see climate documentary, enjoy some food too as it’s also a potluck – so feel free to bring something to share!
@6 pm – 7 pm: Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop in Richland is hosting a “Not a Group Ride, Group Ride.” They’ll be at Amistad Elementary School repairing kids’ bikes tonight but the group ride is still on and they want you to have a good time without them! The ride will be from Wheelhouse to the Richland Uptown where Adventures Underground is celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
@6 pm – 7 pm: Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center is having an open house so you can learn about what this awesome non-profit does! You can tour the facility, meet the horses (my favorite is Pete!) and learn about their programs – they do therapeutic horse riding for kids with disabilities and it REALLY makes an impact. They are very nice too – so stop by and say hi!
Saturday June 3:
@8 am – 11 am: Birders of all levels are invited to the Bateman Island Bird Walk – the last one until September because they don’t walk in July or August – will be guided by the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society. Meet at Wye Park on Columbia Park Trail and see what breeding species are arriving for summer! They’ll provide some binoculars to loan out too!
@9 am – 10 am: Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga is on at Two Rivers Park in Finley. That park is surprisingly beautiful and I never even knew it existed until last year. “Let the paddleboard be your yoga mat” – they’ll give you a short intro to paddleboarding, get out on the water, anchor down, and have a yoga class out on the water! Sounds relaxing! All the equipment is provided by Northwest Paddleboarding, so just show up 😉
@10 am – 9 pm: Adventures Underground continues it’s epic 10-year anniversary with a special midnight movie shown at the Uptown Theater. They’ll have vendors out from the Richland Farmer’s Market, local authors and artists, some food trucks and more live music! Definitely sounds like fun!
@12 pm: BlackWool, a new clothing store in downtown Kennewick, will be hosting a block party for it’s grand opening! There’ll be live music from Karma Nobi, Topp Yel, Tino Cruze, and DJ Sworth (I hope I put commas in the right places because while those artists’ names sound really cool I don’t recognize a one… lol). They’ll have giveaways and more – so make sure to stop by and find out what it’s all about!
@8 pm – 12 am: Rage at the Stage semi-finals will be happening at Emerald of Siam – a Thai restaurant in the Richland Uptown that also has live music events almost every night! All the acts that made it through the prelims will be battling it out tonight for a chance to perform at the Hapo Community Stage for the Rage at the Stage finals!
Sunday June 4:
@9 am – 11 am: Free Yoga in the park! It’s at Howard Amon – one of my favorite parks in the Tri-Cities – and it’s brought to you by Northwest Paddleboarding. It’s a beginner level class so don’t be afraid to go check it out!
All day: The new Candy Mountain trail is open (it had it’s Grand Opening Friday morning!) – why don’t you go check out the new trail! It looks beautiful 🙂 It’s the little mountain to the right (north) of Badger Mountain and there’s a new parking lot, trailhead, and trail to the top!
We hope you have a great weekend!
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