How to Spend Your Long Weekend in Ellensburg, WA this Labor Day (2019)

Every summer we look forward to Labor Day, the ultimate long weekend. This year, make Ellensburg your Labor Day weekend destination to pack in a little bit of everything during your time off! From outdoor adventures to calming scenic drives and bustling farmers markets to peaceful wine bars, Ellensburg offers the perfect mix of relaxation and excitement, exactly what you need this weekend. Plus, it wouldn’t be Labor Day without our famous Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair! Kick back and enjoy your time off while also making memories to last a lifetime in Ellensburg! Book your stay now!

Relax and Unwind Near Nature

Labor Day is a time to relax and reflect, and there’s no better place to do that than in the heart of nature! Ellensburg offers tons of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, from biking and hiking to fly fishing and bird watching. Take advantage of the area’s scenic mountains and lakes by dedicating your weekend to peaceful nature walks or time spent reflecting on the water. Find a list of outdoor activities in Ellensburg here and get started planning your relaxing weekend away!

Party in the Parks

Celebrate the long weekend with a barbecue or picnic in one of Ellensburg’s many parks! Kiwanis Park, for example, is a local favorite and features barbeques, a picnic shelter, a play structure, walking trails and more! Pack up your favorite foods for a picnic or bring burgers to grill and enjoy a peaceful day in the park, the perfect way to end your summer. Find a list of all the parks in Ellensburg here.

Have a Cheat Day, You Deserve It!

Ellensburg is full of unique restaurants that are worth a try and a long weekend is the perfect excuse to eat out a few extra times! Don’t miss out on any of the amazing dishes that are being served up at Ellensburg’s top restaurants. Whether you’re craving breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, there are myriad places to try around town so come hungry! Local favorites include Cornerstone Pie, Cafe C5, and many more! Find a list of all the restaurants in Ellensburg here and see how many you can try during your visit!
Photo courtesy of Cornerstone Pie

Attend the Famous Ellensburg Rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair

If there’s anything that would motivate you to visit Ellensburg, it should be this. The Ellensburg Rodeo has been voted one of the Top 10 Rodeos in America and the 2019 Ellensburg Rodeo is going to be one of the best yet. Be sure to attend Hoedown in the Downtown to help us kick off the rodeo for even more fun this weekend! Even more, the Ellensburg Rodeo coincides with the Kittitas County Fair so you can experience both when you visit this weekend! Explore agriculture, livestock, and homemade goods exhibits, and enjoy various entertainment, rides, and delicious food! Learn more about events in Ellensburg here.