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THE GREAT OUTDOORS AWAITS YOU

This is Central Washington, an outdoorsman’s paradise. For those wishing to hikebikegolfhunt, or fish, our scenic little part of Washington is beyond compare. Ranging from the Cascades to the Columbia, there are over 2,300 square miles to explore. Plan your stay and begin exploring.

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

Get ready to spring into action when you visit Central Washington this season! With an average of 200+ sunny days each year, there’s plenty of time for you to soak in some rays on your action packed adventure. Whether you’re a hiking or biking lover, a fishing enthusiast, a golfing pro, or passionate about another outdoor activity, your summer getaway in Central Washington will allow you to enjoy it all!

Plan to Play Pact

Central Washington offers a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor experiences, and we encourage you to have an amazing time while showing our lands and people plenty of love, kindness, and respect. Please join us in taking this pact to be mindful and respectful of the extraordinary landscape of Central Washington. Be a part of the change and join the movement by taking the pact and following our guidelines for responsible recreation.


CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP

Ready to plan your epic Central Washington adventure? Click on the category below that best fits your personality and vacation style, and we’ll show you some of the top attractions our area has to offer you! This is just a glimpse of all that awaits you in Central Washington, so be sure to explore all of our excellent dining and shopping opportunities, outdoor activities, and nearby attractions to enjoy our area to its fullest during your stay. We’ll see you soon!
 

Choose your personality below by finding the combination of interests that fits you best!

 

Outdoor Adventure
Active Explorer
Wildlife Viewing

Outdoor Adventure
Local Events
History Lover

Outdoor Adventure
Craft Beers & Local Wineries
Foodie

Outdoor Adventure
Getting My Eat On
Social Butterfly

Friends & Family Fun
History Lover
Museums & Historic Sites

Friends & Family Fun
Connoisseur of Arts
Social Butterfly

Arts & Culture
Local Events
Social Butterfly

Friends & Family Fun
Local Events
Foodie

Arts & Culture
Connoisseur of Arts
History Lover

Arts & Culture
Active Explorer
Museums & Historic Sites

Friends & Family Fun
Active Explorer
Getting My Eat On

Arts & Culture
Craft Beers & Local Wineries
Getting My Eat On

UPCOMING EVENTS

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June 10, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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Ellensburg Farmers Market

June 10, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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June 10, 2023
Join us as we team up with the beautiful Canyon River Ranch to bring you another workshop at their amazing lodge!
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Personalized Sign Workshop

June 10, 2023
Join us as we team up with the beautiful Canyon River Ranch to bring you another workshop at their amazing lodge!
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June 17, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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Ellensburg Farmers Market

June 17, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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June 17, 2023
Josie’s Misfit Ranch (JMR), a local animal rescue, will be hosting the beloved downtown event Dachshunds On Parade on June 17, 2023.
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20TH ANNUAL DACHSHUNDS ON PARADE

June 17, 2023
Josie’s Misfit Ranch (JMR), a local animal rescue, will be hosting the beloved downtown event Dachshunds On Parade on June 17, 2023.
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June 21, 2023
Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks…
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Ellensburg Make Music Day

June 21, 2023
Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks…
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June 24, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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Ellensburg Farmers Market

June 24, 2023
The Kittitas County Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm fresh local produce, baked goods and beautifully hand-crafted products.
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June 30, 2023
Join us June 30, 2023 for Pioneer Days here in Cle Elum. This historical community-driven event isn’t one to miss! Want to help us plan? Fill out our survey!
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Pioneer Days

June 30, 2023
Join us June 30, 2023 for Pioneer Days here in Cle Elum. This historical community-driven event isn’t one to miss! Want to help us plan? Fill out our survey!
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