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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

The Blue Marble - CWU
February 27, 2024
The Central Washington University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. T. André Feagin, presents “The Blue Marble,” a musical program for you to enjoy.
The Blue Marble - CWU

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT, "THE BLUE MARBLE"

February 27, 2024
The Central Washington University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. T. André Feagin, presents “The Blue Marble,” a musical program for you to enjoy.
dru bru - cle elum
February 28, 2024
Woolley Buggers & Brews Fly Tying Evening, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Dru Bru in Cle Elum. For beginners and experts — everyone welcome.
dru bru - cle elum

Woolley Buggers & Brews Fly Tying Evening at Dru Bru in Cle Elum

February 28, 2024
Woolley Buggers & Brews Fly Tying Evening, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Dru Bru in Cle Elum. For beginners and experts — everyone welcome.
Art-Walk
March 1, 2024
Join us the 1st Friday of EVERY month in Downtown Ellensburg for First Friday Art Walk, 5pm – 7pm.
Art-Walk

First Friday Art Walk

March 1, 2024
Join us the 1st Friday of EVERY month in Downtown Ellensburg for First Friday Art Walk, 5pm – 7pm.
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March 1, 2024
Come experience the essence of the Pacific Northwest at Nuwave Gallery’s First Friday Art Walk on March 1st!
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March First Friday Art Walk

March 1, 2024
Come experience the essence of the Pacific Northwest at Nuwave Gallery’s First Friday Art Walk on March 1st!
latino outdoors
March 2, 2024
Join us for an exciting snowshoe adventure at Snoqualmie Pass, WA! We will explore the winter landscape while connecting with nature and community members. This in-person event is a collaboration between Mount Baker Snoqualmie and Latino Outdoors Seattle.
latino outdoors

Latino Outdoors Seattle x MSB | Grand Discovery Snowshoe Walk

March 2, 2024
Join us for an exciting snowshoe adventure at Snoqualmie Pass, WA! We will explore the winter landscape while connecting with nature and community members. This in-person event is a collaboration between Mount Baker Snoqualmie and Latino Outdoors Seattle.
poetry open mic night
March 7, 2024
Join the community for an all-ages Poetry Open Mic Night at Nuwave Gallery/Fortuity Cellars. Sign-ups start at 5:15. Each reader has four minutes.
poetry open mic night

Poetry Open Mic Night at the Nuwave Gallery

March 7, 2024
Join the community for an all-ages Poetry Open Mic Night at Nuwave Gallery/Fortuity Cellars. Sign-ups start at 5:15. Each reader has four minutes.
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March 9, 2024
THE ONLY RACE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD! This high-class event will take place at the 135-year-old “Brick Saloon” in Roslyn, WA on Saturday March 9th in our 23-foot running water spittoon racecourse.
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SPITTOON BOAT RACES at The Brick

March 9, 2024
THE ONLY RACE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD! This high-class event will take place at the 135-year-old “Brick Saloon” in Roslyn, WA on Saturday March 9th in our 23-foot running water spittoon racecourse.
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