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08/09/2014 - Kruisin Kittitas Burnouts & Car Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:00
The 13th Annual Kruisin Kittitas Burnouts & Car Show will be on Saturday August 9th 2014 on Main St. in Kittitas, Washington. Check out for more information & pictures or like us on facebook! 

Don't forget about the kids cardboard car show and the variety of Vendors that will be at the event as well!

Car show check in begins at 8:00am.
 Cars can begin to park along Main St. at 8:00am to begin the Car show. Registration is $15.00 per car. The show officially begins at 10:00am
Judging: The judging will begin at 10:30am. The following categories will be judged:
Most Original Pre-1950, Best of the 30’s & 40’s, Best of the 50’s, Best of the 60’s, Best of the 70’s to Present, Best Project Car, Best Custom Paint, Peoples Choice and Two Judges Choice Awards.
Awards: The winners of the car show will be presented their awards around 1:30pm by the announcer. A trophy plaque will be the prize for each category.
Door Prizes: Door prizes will be randomly awarded throughout the day by the Announcer- car show and burnout entrants will be automatically signed up for door prizes at the time of registration.
Poker Walk: Open to the public for $5.00 a hand. Each car show & burnout entrant gets one (1) free hand (received at time of registration)
Kids Cardboard Show: The 3rd annual kid’s car show will begin at Noon in the New Life Church Parking lot (Main St. Kittitas) Open to all children 12 years old or younger. Each child is asked to create a cardboard car of out of recycled garbage. The cardboard car show registration will be from Noon-1:00pm, Judging from 1:00pm-1:30pm with awards presented at the announcer stage at 2:00pm. The judges will present awards and the kids will parade inside their creations along Main St. for two blocks before the Car show begins. Dash plaques awarded to all participants. The judging categories for this event are: Most colorful, most realistic, most masculine, and most feminine.
Parade 2:30pm Main St: This is where you will get to see those beautiful cars in motion. The cars will parade down Main St. and the announcer will announce the driver, owner, make, model and award received (if any) This is a good time for the crowd to get to know a little bit about the people behind the cars. At this point the car show is over, and after the parade is completed the burnouts begin!
Burnouts on Main St.: The burnouts will begin after the parade has finished. There is a slight lag in events as the burnout drivers are lined up, safety inspected, and debriefed on the rules. If you are planning on being a burnout contestant please read the rules available on the website or call with any questions. The burnouts will take place directly in front of the hardware store on Main St. The vehicles will do a slow rolling burnout (no standing still) along one city block, showing off by laying as much rubber and creating as much smoke as possible. Power braking is encouraged and showmanship is king! Winners will receive bragging rights and an award. There are three divisions: Pro Class, Amateur Class and Truck Class. Entrants choose their own division and will draw a number to determine the order of the lineup. Last year’s winners will go last in each division.

08/02/2014 - "Tee Off" for Scholars

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-07-27 20:00
8th Annual Golf Tournament scholarship fundraiser benefiting Upper Kittitas County graduating seniors

08/02/2014 - Cle Elum Roundup

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-07-27 20:00
Smokey's Bar-B-Que Presents the Cle Elum Roundup at the Washington State Horse Park.  Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm and again on Sunday August 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm
There will be daily kids' rodeo at 11:00 am both days
At 1:30 pm Spanish Dancing Horses
Saturday Night there will be a street dance in Downtown Cle Elum

08/01/2014 - Afterhours Author Series with Beth Peterson

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-07-26 20:00
Beth Peterson is a two-time lightning strike survivor and the author of "Life After Lightning", a true and inspiring story that details her miraculous journey of spiritual and self-discovery. Take in the Art Walk venues? new exhibits, enjoy dinner out downtown and finish up your evening with the Afterhours Authors program @ your Public Library. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of Friends of the Library.

08/01/2014 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2014-07-24 20:00
Join us for First Friday Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The First Friday Coffee Club meets the first Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county. For more information about the First Friday Coffee Club call 509-925-2002
August First Friday Coffee Club is Sponsored and Hosted By  Clymer Museum of Art


08/01/2014 - Kittitas County Juried Show, Gallery One Annual Members' Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2014-07-24 20:00
Gallery One offers monthly rotating exhibits of contemporary art. Join us 5-7pm each first Friday of the month for openings during Ellensburg's Art Walk

08/01/2014 - Free Hot Dogs

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2014-07-24 20:00
State Farm Insurance is hosting a free hot dog BBQ in support of First Friday Art Walk

07/30/2014 - Pete Seeger Songfest

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-07-22 20:00
Remembering Pete through his songs. Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, it's an evening of stories, and lots of singing celebrating Pete's 94 years of life. Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort, Jim is a prolific composer in his own right. He compiled the "Earth and Spirit Songbook" over 100 songs of earth by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger.

07/23/2014 - Outdoor Movie Madness: "That Thing You Do!"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-07-21 20:00
Grab some snacks, a few lawn chairs and get ready for this great line-up of family-friendly movies! FREE!

07/31/2014 - High Five Tour- Wounded Warrior Project

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-07-21 20:00
The Wounded Warriors Family Support Presents the High Five Tour 2014
Summer 2014
A 48- state trip across America
A Sponsorship Opportunity to Support Military Families

Ellensburg, Washington 
Tour Stop
Thursday July 31st
​Kelleher Motot Company
(602 N Pearl St. )

Come see the 2014 Mustang!

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07/31/2014 - High Five Tour 2014 - A Wounded Warriors Family Support Event

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-07-21 20:00
The High Five Tour 2014 - Wounded Warriors Family Support 48 State Trip across America will be in Ellensburg Thursday July 31st.  Time to be determined

07/26/2014 - Fly Fishing Guided Trip - 1/2 Day

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-07-19 20:00
This half-day guided fly fishing trip on a drift boat is perfect for beginners. It is led by the experts at Troutwater Fly Shop and Guide Service in Ellensburg. The price includes flies, fly fishing supplies, rods and reels, lunch and beverages. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of the Yakima River while practicing your techniques.