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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 to the Balloon Stampede in the spring, Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend in the fall and Walla Walla Movie Crush in the summer, and wine tasting weekends throughout the year. 

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

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
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
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 Tasting Weekend
Bundle up and book your visit to Walla Walla around Holiday Barrel Tasting 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
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 prix fixe menu offerings, take home meal kits, curated wine pairings and flights, and lodging deals.
I’m Hungry Already
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

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