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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 13 hours 57 min ago

12/03/2016 - Holiday Extravaganza for Ellensburg Families

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00
It’s going to be the ultimate Holiday Extravaganza! On Dec. 3 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community-wide event provides a heart-warming opportunity for Central Washington University and Ellensburg to come together for the holiday season. Holiday Extravaganza is a hands on event where children (K-5) and their families participate in winter-themed activities and crafts. CWU Students will volunteer to create the ultimate winter wonderland experience. For more information, Kim Jellison, CLCE program manager at (509) 963-1978 or Event sponsors: CLCE, Domino’s Pizza, D&M Coffee

12/03/2016 - Shopkins Swapkins

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00

12/03/2016 - Christmas in Cle Elum

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00
Crafts, Food, Hot Drinks, Music, Holiday Items & MORE in SANTA'S VILLAGE on North Pennsylvania Ave.

12/02/2016 - Board Game Nights

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00

12/03/2016 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00

12/03/2016 - Birdhouse Day - Knudson Lumber

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00
Knudson Lumber's Birdhouse Day

11/29/2016 - Building Respectful Communities: Transcending Hate

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Please join a “Not in Our Kittitas County” Community Event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Central Washington University and the Ellensburg community are joining together to address hate with presentations and open discussion. The keynote speaker Richard King, a Critical Culture and Gender and Race Studies professor at WSU, will present “Understanding Racial Violence and Intimidation: White Supremacist Movements in the Pacific Northwest.” Lecia J. Brooks, from the Southern Poverty Law Center will give an update (via Skype) on Klan and white supremacists’ activity in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, as well as strategies for responding to hate incidents. Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Communications Department, and students from the First Amendment Class will present on “Freedom for the Speech we hate.” Following the presentations, there will be an open discussion including input from the Ellensburg and CWU Police Department; Dale Miller (EPD Chief), Clay Meyes (Undersheriff) and Mike Luvera (CWU Police). Not in Our Kittco promotes working together to build safe and inclusive environments for all – in our towns, in our businesses and in our schools. Sponsored in part by CWU Office of Student Involvement.

11/30/2016 - Facing Homelessness

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Facing Homelessness Wednesday, Nov. 30th 6:30 • SURC Theatre Admission - Food contribution to support the PUSH campaign Open to everyone Rex Hoglbein, executive director of Facing Homelessness will hold a public presentation on Wednesday Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre. During his talk, he will outline strategies to resolve the issue of homelessness, such as sharing funds, resources, or simply, time. Based on the latest state Department of Commerce Point in Time survey, there were 599 homeless people in Kittitas, Yakima, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties. But that winter figure is low, usually in central Washington numbers rise dramatically during the warm summer weather.   The event will involve a community panel discussion, moderated by Philip Kerrigan, the state’s Combined Fund Drive (CFD) program manager. While the presentation is free and open to the public, those attending are encouraged to bring a food donation for the local Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) campaign. CWU’s Facing Homelessness is being held in conjunction with the university’s annual participation in the CFD, which is Washington state’s official workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. Larson added the goal is to have CWU personnel volunteer 2,000 community service hours before the end of the year to address economic and social challenges, or enhance the quality of life locally. For more information, feel free to contact Drue Larson at or 509-963-2234.  

12/01/2016 - Holiday Ware Fare’s a’Glistening

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Find holiday gifts from local artist and vendors while enjoying the fun and festive atmosphere at the 41st Annual Ware Fair. This year, you’ll find a variety of handcrafted goods in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) from fuzzy scarves, paintings and delectable eats! The excitement begins on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the holiday fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and all-day on Saturday. For more information, contact Blaine Land, Ware Fair Coordinator, at 509-963-3315 or This event is sponsored by Campus Activities. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1450 or by e-mailing

12/02/2016 - First Friday Coffee Club

Sun, 2016-11-20 20:00
Come join us for coffee and pastries while networking with other business professionals in our community.

12/02/2016 - Fishy Friday!

Sun, 2016-11-20 20:00

12/02/2016 - December Art Walk

Sun, 2016-11-20 20:00
Give the Gift of Art Annual Holiday Show

12/02/2016 - First Friday Art Walk

Sat, 2016-11-19 20:00

11/25/2016 - Tree Lighting Celebration at Suncadia

Fri, 2016-11-18 20:00
Continuing the annual Winterfest tradition with Holiday music from the Dickens Carolers and a visit from Santa!

Part of Winterfest at Suncadia 2016.

11/26/2016 - 5th Annual Holidays in the Country

Fri, 2016-11-18 20:00
Holiday bazaar featuring local vendors with hand crafted and manufactuered products. Local wine, goodies & more! 4 Hooves 4-H club will be selling lunch from 11:30 - 2:00 as their yearly fund raiser. Just 5 miles from town, take the short drive out, have a cup of coffee and visit with friends old and new while you shop!

11/25/2016 - Holiday Bazaar at Suncadia

Thu, 2016-11-17 20:00
Start your shopping early this year at the Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Crafts show. Enjoy the signature DRY Sparkling flavor of Winterfest - Juniper Berry. Complimentary based on availability. Take a photo with Santa (12pm-4pm)!

11/25/2016 - Roslyn - Old Town Christmas

Thu, 2016-11-17 20:00
Town Holiday Lighting, Pictures with Santa and Friends


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