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Annual Events in Walla Walla

We’ve got something here for everyone

Walla Walla is vibrant and bustling any time of year, with plenty to do both inside and out. For an even more memorable taste of Walla Walla’s community spirit and hospitality, you may want to plan your visit around one of our popular signature events.

Our calendar is dotted with extra-special excuses to visit, from Walla Walla Restaurant Month in the winter (February 1-29, 2024) to the Balloon Stampede in the spring (May 9-12, 2024), Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend in the fall (September 6-7, 2024) and Walla Walla Movie Crush in the summer (July 5-7, 2024), and wine tasting weekends throughout the year. And from October – December, you can “wander” the Walla Walla Valley through itineraries created by Walla Walla Valley winemakers – click here to see all the custom itineraries.

Get more information about our signature events below, then start planning your visit to coincide with one (or all!) of them. We can’t wait to see you in Walla Walla.

Signature Events

Walla Walla Restaurant Month
Walla Walla’s diverse and eclectic culinary scene shines year round, but every February our hospitality partners go big with special offerings just for you!
I’m Hungry Already
Walla Walla Guitar Festival
Get ready to rock’n’roll in March! This annual event attracts all kinds of performers from national acts to local Walla Walla artists. Nothing compares to the energy of a live concert.
Prepare to Party
Spring Kickoff Weekend
During Spring Kickoff Weekend, held annually the first weekend in April, you’ll be among the first to taste newly released rosés and white wines (as well as Walla Walla Valley red wines).
Fill My Cup
Spring Release Weekend
The first weekend in May, this annual event draws wine lovers from across the country to experience new releases, winemaker dinners, and gorgeous vistas.
New Releases, Yes Please
Hot Air Balloons above Walla Walla
Balloon Stampede
You haven’t experienced the full glory of a morning sunrise until you’ve been out at dawn surrounded by a couple dozen inflating hot air balloons as they prep for takeoff. This is the wakeup call of the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, which comes to Howard Tietan Park each May.
Take Flight
Live Music in Walla Walla
Walla Walla is quickly becoming the mainstage for all kinds of live music. We have symphonies and rock bands, household names and soon-to-be-discovered talents, intimate venues and expansive amphitheaters. Walla Walla has the soundtrack for any music lover’s getaway.
Explore Live Music Events
Walla Walla Movie Crush
The Walla Walla Movie Crush showcases the best American short films of the past year. This event is held in early July, and it is the perfect excuse for a film-lover’s getaway to Walla Walla, Washington.
I’m Ready to Binge!
Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend
This two-day celebration is a win for classic car enthusiasts and novices alike. Wheelin’ Walla Walla is more than just downtown Walla Walla’s annual classic car show… it’s a SE Washington tradition! Plan your trip for this September.
Rev Your Engines!
Holiday Barrel Weekend
Bundle up and book your visit to Walla Walla around Holiday Barrel Weekend, held annually over the first full weekend in December. Don’t miss this three-day celebration of holiday wonder, art, fine dining, and wine, wine, wine!
Taste From The Barrel

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