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Live Music and Happenings in Kittitas County July 4th Weekend

Come join us for a Jam Band Dance party at the INK Friday night in Ellensburg.



Thursday July 4th  (Happy Independence Day!)


 Free Pancake Breakfast @ The Firehouse, 400 East Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg. Come meet the firefighters and tour the trucks! (Donations welcomed) 8AM-11PM


Ellensburg Morning Rotary Firecracker 5K

All proceeds will go towards purchasing a 4H animal during the Kittitas County Fair that will be donated to FISH food bank. $25  Tickets here:    8:30AM-11AM


Celebrate the 4th of July on top of the Burg, @ Hotel Windrow rooftop, 502 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. Free/ Register here:  5PM-9PM -SOLD OUT


Patriot Night Under The Lights with Aaron Tippin and Keith Anderson @ The Rodeo Arena, The Kittitas Event Center. Country Music, fireworks, food, after party (after party for 21+ only).  $50  (10 and under free)                                     Tickets:   

Doors open 6PM, Huckleberry Road 7PM, Aaron Tippen 8:30PM, Fireworks 9:45, Afterparty with Keith Anderson 10PM.


Independence Day Celebration Cle Elum @ Memorial Park, Cle Elum. Free 2PM-10PM

For full schedule of activities for Pioneer Days see

Kids Activities: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Beer Garden: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Food / Vendors: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Contests: 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Live Music: 4:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. (Micah J. @ 4:30PM, Jared Graham @ 6:15PM, American Honey Band @ 8:15PM.

Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.


Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Dru Bru Snoqualimie Pass Taproom.  $20 entry fee.  3PM-4PM


Friday, July 5th

 (First Friday Downtown Ellensburg)


Chill Out and get Freaky Friday @ The Ink, 405 North Main Street, Ellensburg. Wear your tie dye and come dance to some Grateful Dead and assorted jam bands.  Free/Free Form/ All Ages/ At the ECR studio.  5PM-7PM


Found Form Woodworking Exhibit @ Nuwave Gallery, 115 West 3rd Ave., Ellensburg.  5PM-8PM


Saltwater Sky @ Gard Vintners, 319 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg.  No Cover/ All Ages 6PM-9PM


Carl Wes @ The Nodding Donkey, 1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg. No Cover/ All Ages. (outback on the patio). 7PM-10PM


Beer Yoga @ Iron Horse Brewery Tasting Room. 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. All Ages/No Cover


Test Tube Poets @ Cornerstone Pie Garden Stage,   307 East 5th Ave., Ellensburg.  Free/All Ages  7PM-9:30PM (seating opens at 6PM).


The Masked Canary,  Live Community Theatre @ 719 East 3rd St. Cle Elum

                                                                                  July 5, 7,8th $10  7PM  

                                                                                  July 6th dinner and show $75  5PM

                                                                                  July 7th matinee $10  3PM


Rainier Days Kick off Party @ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum


Hailey May @ Basecamp Books Roslyn Yard, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn.  5PM


Karaoke with Kozmo Blue @ Logan’s Bar, 204 W Pennsylvania, Roslyn 8PM-12AM


Saturday, July 6th


 Street Fair and Dance, Downtown Kittitas.  All Ages. Free 9AM-6PM



Dave’s 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament (must be 21 to play) @ Timeout Saloon, 101 South Main Street , Kittitas. $20/person.  4PM



Little Reprise Band @ Time Out Saloon, 101 South Main Street, Kittitas.  8:30PM-11:30PM


Star Anna @ Kittitas Café Summer Concert Series, 301 N. Main Street, Kittitas.  All Ages/ Free Entry. Food and Drinks available to purchase.  Doors open @5, Music from 6PM-8PM


Under the Covers Band @ Punch Projects, 10630 Thorp Highway, Thorp. All Ages/ No Cover Gallery Opens @ noon with exhibit “Paramnesia” by Bill Finger.  Music 2PM-4PM


Mel and Dre @ Wheel Line Cider, @ 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Road. Tasting room open 3PM-7PM, Wheely Good Books Pop Up will be there.  Music from 4PM-6PM


Rainier Revival @ Mike’s Tavern, 427 E 1st Street, Cle Elum.  Mike's annual party is a great reminder that we're all here together and will all continue to keep Cle Elum as hometown as we can.  Beer Garden Opens 8AM,  Front door open 8:30AM, Kegs Tapped 9AM,  Parade Kickoff 10AM, King and Queen Ceremony 10:30 AM  Games and costume contests all day!  Live Music 11AM-5PM.


Pioneer Days @ Cle Elum Eagles, 220 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum   All Ages/ No Cover/ Beer Garden/ Corn Hole/Basketball/ Coloring/  DJ Forest Gump 12 PM-3PM  Ante Up Band 7:30Pm-10:30PM


Audrey Collins @ Upside Down Wines, 205 East 1st Street, Cle Elum.  All Ages/ No Cover. 5PM-7PM


Ellensburg Blusers @ Basecamp Books Roslyn Yard, 110 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn.  5PM


Hairstorm (80’s cover band) @ The Brick Saloon, 100 West Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn. 21+  9PM


Swiftwater Cellars Summer Concert Series starts, 301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum.  A tribute to Bryan Adams and a Tribute to Huey Lewis and the News.  Tickets $35 for adults $20 kids 4-12. ( Tickets must be purchased in person at the winery). Doors open at 5.  Music 6:30PM-10PM.


Sunday, July 7th


Open Mic Night with a guest performance by Angelic Noise! @ Old Skool’s, 308 N. Main Street, Ellensburg. All Ages/ Entry by donation. 7PM-9PM


Spiced Rye Band @ Dodge and Thrall Winery, 111 Dodge Road.  No Cover/ All Ages. Winery open, 12-5PM. Music 2PM-4PM

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