6 Winter Events in Ellensburg, WA

Discover the magic of Ellensburg, Washington, this winter! From Holiday Girls Night Out to the 2023 Winterhop Brewfest, a wide variety of celebrations await you in our charming town. Whether you’re searching for holiday shopping, live music, or art affairs, we have it all! Book your winter getaway now and mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Ellensburg, Washington

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday of Every Month | 5-7 PM | Downtown Ellensburg

The Ellensburg First Friday Art Walk showcases a variety of art forms on a monthly basis. Hosted by galleries and non-traditional spaces around town, you’ll find yourself in local wine bars, museums, clothing boutiques, and other fun locations in Ellensburg. This event honors local artists and their work and allows participants to tour our historic downtown as they stroll from venue to venue to enjoy the art on display. Along the way, you’ll enjoy visual and performing arts, including paintings, sculptures, live music, and more!


Music on the Dodge

Sunday, November 6 | Thrall & Dodge Winery

The oldest farm winery in the Kittitas Valley, Thrall and Dodge Winery is a wonderful destination for wine tastings, scenic views, and live music! During Thrall and Dodge’s Music on the Dodge series, you will enjoy an intimate evening of wine and live music outdoors in Ellensburg’s beautiful countryside. Sunday, November 6, wraps up the 2022 series with a craft fair in addition to the lovely tunes

Moments to Remember Holiday Bazaar

Friday, November 25 | 5-6:30 PM | Downtown Ellensburg

Moments to Remember is a signature holiday event held by the Ellensburg Downtown Association each November. The free, family-friendly day of fun kicks off with great deals and discounts during Plaid Friday shopping at participating local stores. Once you’ve finished your holiday shopping, finish off the night with great performances and the annual tree lighting at Rotary Pavilion. Santa Claus will even make an appearance!

Holiday Girl’s Night Out

Thursday, December 8 | 5-8 PM | Downtown Ellensburg

A fabulous event happening every spring and winter season, Girl’s Night Out offers a much-needed evening of pampering and shopping specials to the ladies of Ellensburg. Holiday Girl’s Night Out is the perfect time to get your holiday shopping done, treat yourself, admire the seasonal decor downtown, and spend time with your girlfriends. Stop by each participating location for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience including refreshments, raffles, added inventory, live entertainment, shopping discounts, and more.

KEEN’s Winter Fair

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 11 AM – 3 PM | Hal Holmes Center

KEEN (Kittitas Environmental Education Network) is back in 2023 to celebrate its 11th Annual Winter Fair on January 1. This fair is both exciting and educational, featuring local organizations, companies, agencies, and individuals that support and enhance our community’s educational, economic, and environmental sustainability. Your family will enjoy children’s activities, winter nature activities, vendor booths, and more.

Photo courtesy of Winegar’s

Winterhop Brewfest

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 12-5 PM | Downtown Ellensburg

Save the date for the 19th Annual Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest on Saturday,
February 25, 2023! This highly-anticipated event floods downtown with craft beer-lovers who travel from venue to venue to sip the best ales from Pacific Northwest
breweries. You will also enjoy live music, shopping, and more! Tickets go on sale on
December 1.