Summer in Walla Walla!
savor summer in southeastern washington
June to August
Music, MOvies & wine
Magnificent sunsets grace the skies throughout the summer, providing a colorful backdrop to the many musical experiences in the Valley. From the nearly month-long Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (June 1-24) to the weekly performances in wineries, tasting rooms and new Walawàla Plaza off Main Street, to the second season of Wine Country Concerts – this year hosting the Blue Monsters Tour with Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters on July 18 – that bring in top musical groups, the hills (and streets and barrel rooms and driving ranges) come alive with music.
For those who may rather have a seat in an air-conditioned theater, they may experience an “intoxicating” blend of short films at Walla Walla Movie Crush (July 7-9). And for those seeking the sound of wine bottles opening, they can immerse themselves in social and educational wine festivities at Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine (July 13-15) and at the Blood of Gods event, a wine meets rock’n’roll and pop art experience (July 22).
July 7-9, 2023
Showcasing the best American short films of the past year, Walla Walla Movie Crush is a weekend long program broken into one-hour thematic blocks; each block may contain a blend of narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos, and more. The festivities are kicked off with a package about veterans’ issues, in honor of the organizers’ commitment to the Red Badge Project and its work in Walla Walla.
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- Fall Release Weekend in Walla WallaAs the air crisps and the leaves begin to turn, Autumn inches closer. And with that is one of the most wonderful times to visit Walla Walla, Washington: Fall Release Weekend! During the first weekend of November each year (November 3-5, 2023), wineries showcase their newest releases – often wines that are exclusively available at … Read more
- Walla Walla Grit — ‘Where the rubber leaves the road’By Vicki Hillhouse Walla Walla’s rolling rural roadways and stunning views have long made the community a bicycling haven. But have you ever dropped your wheels in 10 inches of “moon dust” or “rocky peanut butter mud?” Gravel riding thrill-seekers on two wheels can never be quite certain what conditions they’ll face each September at … Read more