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Time to Celebrate Mothers in Cle Elum and Suncadia Resort! May Events and Activities
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, April 15, 2019


May is a time for relaxation, rejuvination, and celebrating Mothers Day. Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, and Roslyn are hosting several events in May to help guests and locals enjoy the beautiful spring weather and celebrate Moms.

Spring Crafts

Every Saturday in May from Noon – 2PM

Create your own Rainbow slime or Lava Lamp at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort

Cost: Rainbow Slime - $5, Lava Lamp - $15

 

Mommy and Me Paint & Sip Tea Party

May 11th from 10AM – Noon

Spend the morning with your family and paint with your little ones. This class is offered at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort and comes with two canvases, assorted teas, tea breads, muffins, and cookies for you and your kids to enjoy! You can paint a masterpiece that can be displayed together or stand alone. The artists will help you and your kid to work together to create your unique work of art.

Register for this event here.

Cost: $75 for one adult and one child. $30 for each additional child.

 

Mommy Market

May 11 from 2PM - 7PM

This is an event to celebrate all the wonderful moms out there. Whether you are a new mom, or your a grandMom, you will be pampered here at this FREE event. You will sip on mock-tails and cocktails from Dry Soda Co and Heritage Distillery. Relax with complimentary tapas-style spa treatments from Glade Spring Spa. Browse some local artisans and spa products as a final touch. This event is located at the Owens Ballrom at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort.

For more information about this event, please call (866) 904-6300

Cost: FREE

 

Mother's Day Brunch

May 12th from 11AM - 2:30PM

It may not be breakfast in bed, but it may be even better! Treat mom to brunch at Portals Restaurant in beautiful Suncadia Resort.

To make a reservation, please call (509) 649-6473

Cost: Adults - $46, Kids (4-12) - $23, Kids (up to 3) - FREE

 

Soaring Over Suncadia Kite Festival

May 25th from 10AM – 4PM

Let’s go fly a kite! Up to the highest height! Join guests and locals at Nelson Farm at Suncadia Resort for the Kite Festival. This event is sponsored by The Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement and an affiliate of The American Kitefliers Association. For more information about this event, please contact Casey Shearer at (206) 280-7187.

Cost: FREE

 

Live Music and Dancing

Every Saturday Night from 8PM – 11PM

Dance the night away at the Cle Elum Eagles #649 on the largest dance floor in Kittitas County! This event is going to be held at the Cle Elum Eagles #649, 220 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Cle Elum WA 98922

For more information please call (509) 674-2385

Cost: FREE

 

Bluegrass Concert at the Grange

May 11th from 7PM – 9PM

The Grange welcomes the Rusty Hinges Bluegrass Band to their stage. Each member of the Rusty Hinges is a veteran of the Pacific Northwest bluegrass scene. Doors open at 6:30 and the event will start at 7PM.

For more information about this event, please contact Sally Gililand at (206) 854-2936.

Event Location: 1361 Ballard Hill Road, Cle Elum, WA 98922 USA

Cost: $12 for guest over 12 years of age, guests under 12 years old are FREE

 

Kickin Karaoke and DJ

May 10th and May 24th at 9:30PM

Sing your heart out at the world famous Brick Saloon in Roslyn, Washington!

For more information please call (509) 649-2643

Cost: FREE

 

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Enjoy Easter in Cle Elum and Suncadia Resort! April Events and Activities
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, March 25, 2019


Thank goodness the winter chill has left Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Suncadia Resort. The sun is shining and the snow is melting away. Spring has finally arrived! There are tons of family-friendly activities and events available for guests in April. Here are some of the fantastic events that are happening in April in Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort, Roslyn, and Ronald.

Suncadia Resort Events and Activities are available for anyone! Now just our guests that are staying in a Suncadia Resort home. There are many activities available all year that make Suncadia Resort an ideal vacation destination:

Suncadia Resort also has many events that are only available for a limited time. Here are the upcoming April Events at Suncadia Resort!

Bear Factory

First Two Weeks in April (excluding Fridays) from 9-11AM

Choose your new furry friend. You can stuff, dress, and accessorize your new Bear Factory stuffed animal. Each stuffed animal comes with a birth certificate and carrying case for your new friend.

Cost: $30 per animal. Outfits and accessories are priced individually.

 

Spring Crafts

First Two Weeks in April and Weekends After from Noon-2PM

Create your own Rainbow Slime or Lava Lamp at the Swim and Fitness Center.

Cost: $15 per craft

 

Bounceville

April 5-13th & April 20th from 2-8PM

This event is sure to be a 'hopping' good time! There's going to be popcorn, food, and bouncy castles available for only a $5 entrance fee! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 entrance fee

 

Canvas & Cocktails

April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 4pm

Channel your inner Bob Ross with Suncadia Resort's Canvas & Cocktails event, happening at The Lodge in Suncadia. This painting class is for guests 21 years old or older, because you're going to be able to enjoy a delicious cocktail while getting step-by-step instructions for your own wonderful creation. Be sure to register for this event beforehand by calling (509) 649-6461. This event comes with a coctail, canvas, paint, instructions, and brushes.

Cost: $40 per person

 

BINGO Nights

April 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th from 7-9PM

Enjoy an old-fashioned game of Bingo with some great people at The Lodge at Suncadia Resort.

Cost: $10 per person

 

Make-n-Take Easter Baskets

April 19th from 4:30-7PM

This family friendly event guarantees fun for the entire family. Bring the kids and create your own Easter Basket to use at the 13th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th. This event is going to be held at The Greatroom at the Lodge in Suncadia Resort. Make your own unique Easter Basket to enjoy a fun filled weekend of Easter Egg hunting!

Cost: $12 per basket

 

13th Annual Community Egg Hunt

April 20th at 10AM

Suncadia Resort is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt for the 13th year in a row! Thousands of Easter eggs will be filled with candy and prizes and scattered all around Dawson Park. Bring your baskets from the Make-n-Take Easter Basket Event on April 19th, or bring a basket from home! Kids will love racing around the park to find eggs and fill their baskets to the brim. Sunny the Bunn will also be a-hopping, snapping photos with egg hunters and making sure everyone has a memorable experience. This event is FREE, open to the public, and sponsored by the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement.

Cost: FREE

 

Build-a-Bunny or Design-a-Duck

April 20 from 11AM-1PM

Bring the children and stuff, fluff, and accessorize an Easter Bunny or Duck. Enjoy creating your very own, unique, Bear Factory stuffed animal. Each stuffed friend includes a birth certificate and carying box. All accessories and outfits are sold seperately. This Easter event is going to be held at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort.

Cost: $30 per animal. Clothes and accessories individually priced.

 

Golden Egg Recovery

April 20 from 1-4PM

OH NO! The Golden Egg at Suncadia has gone missing! Sunny The Bunny needs all the help he can get in helping to find his Golden Egg. The guest that finds the special Golden Egg will win a free night stay at Suncadia! The Golden Egg was lost in a location that is very difficult to find, but there are magic "clue" eggs that are scattered throughout the resort that will give Sunny The Bunny's helpers hints to where he might have lost The Golden Egg.

Cost: FREE

 

Sunny The Bunny Crafts

April 20 from 2-4PM

Join Sunny The Bunny in making egg-cellent Easter Crafts. Children of all ages can create Bunny Slime, dye Easter Eggs, or create their own Easter Baskets. It's sure to be a hopping good time! This event is going to be located at The Lodge at Suncadia Resort.

Cost: Slime - $5, Egg Dying - $8 for 4 eggs, Easter Baskets - $12

 

Where in the Wold is Sunny The Bunny?

April 20 from 4-5PM

Sunny The Bunny is hiding! Use your sleuthing skills to find Sunny The Bunny. There will be clues all around the resort to help you uncover where Sunny The Bunny is hiding. Get your first clue from the Concierge Desk at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort. Once you find Sunny The Bunny you will win a prize!

Cost: FREE

 

BINGO with Sunny The Bunny

April 20 from 6-8PM

Which game do you think is Sunny The Bunny's favorite? Why, Bunny BINGO, of course! Join us for this classic game at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort.

Cost: $10 per person

 

Easter Brunch

April 21st 11AM-2:30PM

Bring the entire family and enjoy a luxurious Easter Brunch at the Portals Restaurant in Suncadia Resort. This brunch will consist of traditional and signature Easter Brunch items.

Please call Portals Restaurant at (509) 649-6473 to make your reservations.

Cost: Adults are $46 and children 4-12 years old are $23. Any children under the age of 4 eat FREE!!

 

Sunny the Bunny Deliveries

April 21 from 7:30-10AM

Do you want a private meeting with Sunny The Bunny? Have Sunny The Bunny hop by your hotel room or vacation home with a special Easter morning delivery. If you would like your children to get a meeting with Sunny The Bunny, call the Concierge Desk at (509) 649-6461 to schedule a delivery.

Cost: Rooms at The Lodge - $35 for the first child and $25 for each additional child. Homes/ Inns/ Condos - $40 for the first child and $30 for each additional child.

 

Egg-Stravaganza Hunt & Hippity-Hop After Party

April 21st at 11AM

Egg-Stravaganza Hunt

For another fantastic and fun Easter Egg hunt at Suncadia Resort, look no further than the exclusive Egg-Stravaganza Hunt at The Lodge. Eggs will be hidden all around The Lodge with SUPER eggs hidden in each hunt. Bring your Easter Basket that you created at one of our Easter Basket Making Events or bring one from home. This event has different age categories. The breakdown is as follows: 0-3 | 4-6 | 7-9 | 10-12. Check-in for this event will begin at 10AM on April 21st in The Greatroom at The Lodge. You will need to bring your printed ticket and once you check-in you will be given a map to your starting location. The hunt will begin at 11AM prompt.

Hippity-Hop After Party

Celebrate the end of the Easter weekend with tons of fun activities! Activities include:

  • Face Painting
  • Photos with Sunny The Bunny
  • Make Your Own Bunny Ears
  • & More Easter Crafts!

Register for this event here. 

Cost: $19 per child for the Resort Easter Hunt, Bunny Ears and Hippity Hop After Party. $25 per child for Resort Easter Hunt, Bunny Ears, Hippity Hop After Party, and Easter Basket.

 

BullShooters Darts Tournament

April 6th from Noon-8PM R

Enter in a Darts tournament for adults 21 years old or older. This tournament promotes the sport of Darts as an inexpensive source of entertainment for plaers of all skill levels in a program that is professionally coordinated. Location to be determined.

Register for the Event Here.

Cost: $20 per person

 

Smokey's Knight of Murder Myster Dinner

April 12th from 6-9PM

Hear ye! Hear ye! Join the Kings, Queens, and Nobels for a 'Knight' of Murder, Mystery, and a delightful 5 course period-style meal. Dinner will include a smoked meat and cheese plate, beef barley soup, salad, Roasted Pork or Lamb, and desert. Be careful in attending. Your life will depend, not only on your innocence, but your ability to defend it.

Register for the event here.

Cost: $45 per person or $85 for a couple

 

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March Events and Promotions in Cle Elum and Suncadia
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Friday, March 8, 2019


There has never been a better time to visit Cle Elum or Suncadia Resort. We still have snow on the ground, the roads are clear, and the sun is shining! Here are some great events happening in March in Cle Elum and Suncadia Resort, as well as some specials for our favorite businesses.

March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

10AM: Bounceville

This event is sure to be a 'hopping' good time! There's going to be popcorn, food, and bouncy castles available for only a $5 enterence fee! All children must be accompanied by an adult. (Update: This event is not available March 9th)

3PM & 4PM: Tie-Dye Snow Art

You may have tie-dyed a shirt before, but have you ever tie-dyed a shirt with snow? This fun event, located at Campcadia, is going to be a colorful mess of fun! Make your own tie-dyed shirt or colorful snow creation!

  • Tie-Dye Shirts: $16
  • Tie-Dye Shirt and 2 Snow Art Bottles: $20
  • Snow Art Bottles: 1 for $3 or 7 for $18

5PM: Canvas & Cocktails

Channel your inner Bob Ross with Suncadia Resort's Canvas & Cocktails event, happening at The Lodge in Suncadia. This painting class is for guests 21 years old or older, because you're going to be able to enjoy a delicious cocktail while getting step-by-step instructions for your own wonderful creation. Be sure to register for this event beforehand by calling (509) 649-6461.

  • The price for this event is $40 and comes with a coctail, canvas, paint, instructions, and brushes.

Cle Elum, Roslyn Luxury Mobile Massage

To celebrate Saint Patricks Day, Ashley is offering a FREE body cupping and Gua Sha with rose quartz crystals with the purchase of any massage! This is a $60 value that she is offering for FREE!

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Valentines Day is On It's Way! February Events
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Personal Massage

Any Day, Any Time

Ashley Mankus is a licensed massage practitioner that is excited to serve the Cle Elum, Roslyn area. You can schedule a 60 minute or 90 minute massage at your home, so you never have to leave the comfort of your room. Each client is treated with the highest standards for comfort, pressure, style, and draping. Schedule a romantic massage for you and your special someone this year!

More Information: Mobile Massage

Love(rs) Mixology - Suncadia Resort

February 16th

Suncadia Resort is hosting a mixology class with experts from Heritage Distilling Company for guests over 21 years old. You and your favorite person will learn how to create four different cocktails. Each ticket includes two people. This event is located at The Lodge in Suncadia Resort. The event is only $99 for a memorable experience!

Sign Up Here: Love(rs) Mixology

Canvas & Cocoa - Suncadia Resort

February 2nd, 9th, 17th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd

For all of the burgeoning artists out there, Suncadia Resort has an event that's perfect for you! Suncadia Resort provides step-by-step instructions, a canvas, brushes, aprons, and cocoa. Guests can create their own beautiful art. The price is only $35 per painting, located at The Lodge at Suncadia Resort.

More Information: Canvas & Cocoa

Community Skate Nights - Suncadia Resort

February 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

Suncaida Resort's outdoor ice skating rink is open to guests of all ages with a cash donation. 100% of all donations will benefit HopeSource, a non-profit organization that helps members of Kittitas County achieve self sufficiency. A $2 donation will get you entry and skates rentals. Community skate nights are at The Village Pavilion Ice Rink from 6-9PM.

More Information Here: Community Skate Nights

Chinese New Year Wine Release Party - Swiftwater Cellars

February 8th

Celebrate Chinese New Year with new wine, live music, performances, and food bites. If you are interested in attending this event, please email wineclub@swiftwatercellars.com. This event is from 6-8pm at the Swiftwater Cellars in Suncadia Resort.

More Information: Chinese New Year Wine Release Party

Sun Country Showshoe Run - Sun Country Golf Course

February 9th

This run takes place at the Sun Country Golf Course in Cle Elum. Snowshoe rentals are available for $10, with the shoes available for convenient pickup at the start of the race. A typical snowshoe course has rolling terrain, with plenty of ups and downs to get your heart rate up. Our races have a 5K and 10K course, with the 10K consisting of two laps of the 5K course.

Register for the Event/ More Information: Snowdog Snowshoe Runs

The Dummy Downhill - Suncadia Resort

February 16th

Have fun with this wild and crazy event where guests create costumed 'dummies' and send them skiing or snowboarding down the slopes of Prespector Golf Course. Prizes are awarded for Best Name, Best Dressed Dummy, Best Air, and Best Crash. Dummies can range from Seahawks figures exploding with skittles to Brides. Dummies will hit the slopes in a display of creativity and destruction!

More Information: The Dummy Downhill

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New Year Events in Central Washington
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Ring in the New Year with tons of fun activities in Central Washington!

Fantastic Flashback NYE Family Celebration

December 31st starts at 6pm

Suncadia Lodge is celebrating the beginning of 2019 with a 1980's inspired Prom Night. Evening events include coctail hour, dinner, throwback cocktails, kid's activities, live music, and a champagne toast at midnight. For guests over 21 years of age there is going to be a seperate lounge where you can enjoy some casino games.

Price: Tickets for Adults are $84

For more information about this event and to order tickets, see the event at EventBrite.


New Years Ten Course Tasting Menu - Orchard Restaurant

December 31st

Gather with friends and family and enjoy a night of cocktails, hand-crafted, farm to table food, wine pairings, and so much more!

For more information about this event please see Orchard Restaurant's Facebook page.


Singing Hills Barbershop Group

Every Tuesday starting January 1st, 7:30-9pm

The Singing Hills Barbershop group is a group of individuals in the Ellensburg community that love to sing Barbershop music and they are hoping that you join them! There's no experience necessary, all you have to have is a sense of good fun and a desire to learn new music!

Location: Ellensburg Adult Activity Center - 506 S. Pine St.

For more information about this event, contact douglas.brower@gmail.com


First Friday Art Walk

January 4th from 5-7pm

Downtown Ellensburg celebrtes the beginning of the new year with an Art Walk that brings all forms of art together. This event is meant to honor the local artists and their work.

Location: Downtown Ellensburg

For more information about this event, see the City of Ellensburg's website.


Live Music at Cle Elum Eagles

Every Saturday starting January 5 at 8pm

Dance the night away at the Cle Elum Eagles #649 on the largest dance floor in Kittitas County! This event is going to be held at the Cle Elum Eagles #649, 220 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Cle Elum WA 98922

For more information please call (509) 674-2385


Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest

January 19th from noon-5pm

Ellensburg is hosting the 14th Annual WinterHop BrewFest so that beer lovers all over the country can sample beer from ove 30+ PNW Breweries in more than 12 venues in Historic Downtown Ellensburg. Tickets go on sale December 1st and are $40 each. Tickets include admission to the event, a commemorative tasting glass, and 5 scrip. An additional scrip can be purchased at the information trailer.

For more information about this event, please see the Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest website.

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! December Events
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Thursday, November 1, 2018


Suncadia

Winterfest  - November 17th through January 6th

Suncadia Resort is hosting their annual winter wonderland experience with a variety of fun activities and special events. Guests and residents alike can join in the fun! Meet Santa or show off your moves on the ice skating rink. Suncadia's Winterfest is sure to keep the whole family entertained.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/winterfest

Create your own Mini Christmas Tree - December 1, 8, and 15-23

Create your own hand crafted REAL mini Christmas Tree. You can care for and decorate your own small Christmas tree and when you get home you can plant it and enjoy it for years to come.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/santas-workshop-create-your-own-xmas-tree

Gingerbread House Making - December 1, 2, 8, 9, & 15-24

Decorate your own gingerbread house with Suncadia's pre-formed gingerbread, a variety of candies, accessories, and decorating ideas. All you have to provide is the imagination. While you are decorating, enjoy a bottomless cocoa bar!

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/santas-workshop-gingerbread-houses

Bear Factory - December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15-23 and January 1-5

Create your own signature Bear Factory stuffed animal. You can choose your own animal, outfits, and accessories to create an animal that is unique to you.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/santas-workshop-bear-factory

Canvas & Coacoa- December 26, 28, 30, and January 1, 3, 5

Try your hand at painting your own art with step-by-step instructions. Classes start at 3pm exactly. Canvas, brushes, aprons, and cocoa are provided.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/santas-workshop-canvas-cocoa

Winter Market - December 7, 14, 21, & 28

Enjoy Suncadia's Holiday Market with products from a variety of vendors throughout Washington. New vendors will be in daily and all products will be available for purchase.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/winter-market

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa and Friends - December 22 & 24

Enjoy freshly baked cookies and take Christmas pictures with Santa. Cocoa, cookies, (and spiked cocoa for those over 21) are available for purchase.

More Information: https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/cookies-and-cocoa-w-santa

 

Roslyn

Pictures with Santa - December 8th at 11am - 1pm

Take pictures with Santa at the NWIC building on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Ugly Christmas Sweater & PJ's Day- December 16th at 10am - 5pm

Show off your creative and "ugly" side around Roslyn while you shop and eat. Visit participating businesses and fill out an entry card to win great prizes. Look for the Ugly Sweater and PJ Day poster for every entry card locations. The more participating locations you visit, the better your chances are to win!

Winter Solstice Celebration December 21st at 3:30pm

Come and celebrate the winter solstice with guests and residents at the Centennial Park in Roslyn.

Christmas Eve with Santa December 24th at 7pm

The Roslyn Fire Department hosts their 95th annual Christmas Eve with Santa. The magic begins with the lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the NWIC building on Pennsylvania Ave.

 

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The Holidays in Central Washington! November Events.
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, October 29, 2018


The holiday season is quickly approaching and people all around Central Washington are looking for the best holiday bazaars, upcoming holiday events, and general holiday cheer. Never fear, we have gathered all of the holiday events happening this holiday season!

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Sunset Hike

November 1st

This event, hosted by the Central Washington University Outdoor Pursuits and Rental, takes students ad guests on a hike into the sunset. The price for non-students is $10 and the event is occurring from 4pm through 7pm. For more information about this event, please contact the CWU OPR.

Hometown Holidays Events

November 1st - 30th

The Ellensburg Downtown Association has put together a calendar of events for November. These events include the annual Veterans Day Parade and lunch, a indoor Holiday Market, and the Ellensburg Floral holiday sip and shop. There are events going on throughout Kittitas County. For more information about these events, please see the Ellensburg Downtown Association website.

Iron Horse Brewery Tour

November 17th

Come visit the famous Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg. For only $10, guests get a tour of the brewery, a custom glass, a beer sampler coupon for the pub, and a sample of beer. For more information about this event, see the Iron Horse Brewery website.

Plaid Friday

November 23rd

The national event celebrated every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving is a way to encourage shoppers to support their local businesses. Many of the shops in Downtown Ellensburg are participating in this event. Customers are encouraged to wear plaid to celebrate the creativity and diversity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is a small town alternative to the Black Friday of big box stores. Exclusive deals or discounts can be found at participating businesses. For more information about Plaid Friday, visit their website.

Cookie Scavenger Hunt

November 23rd

This fun family-friendly event is held on the same day as Plaid Friday where children and families can explore downtown Ellensburg while collecting a variety of candies and decorations to create their own, individual, holiday cookie. The scavenger hunt begins at 2pm at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of 4th Avenue and Pearl Street. For more information about this event, visit the Ellensburg Downtown Association website.

Snowball Drop

November 24th

This unique and quirky event is hosted by the Ellensburg Downtown Association and MyEllensburg.com. The second annual snowball drop is a man-made blizzard that includes discounts, gifts, and give-aways. The snow is actually ping pong balls that each has a special from a local store. This free family event takes place at noon on Saturday, November 26th outside the rotary pavision on North Pearl Street in Downtown Ellensburg. For more information about this event, visit MyEllensburg.com.

CWU Ware Fair

November 29th - December 1st

The 43rd annual ware fair is held in the Central Washington University SURC. This arts and crafts festival brings vendors from all across the Pacific Northwest for three days of shopping, music, samples, and more. For more information about this event, email warefair@cwu.edu or find this event on Facebook.


Suncadia

Suncadia's Winterfest brings a winter wonderland to Cle Elum with special events and activities going on until Christmas. Here are some of our favorite Winterfest events happening in November and December. For more information about any of these events, visit the Suncadia website. To see more events Suncadia is offering, see their 2018 Winterfest guide!

Running of the Elk 5K Walk/ Run

November 23rd

Each runner will be given a pair of antlers to begin the race. Runners will have an opportunity to complete their outfit throughout the run with a red nose and a bell. Upon completion, each participant will receive a warm beverage. Check-in begins at 9am. The race starts at 10am. The price for this race if you register online is $30 per person. If you register the day of the race, it's $35 per person. Please register online here.

Tree Lighting Celebration

November 23rd

The community tree in Dawson Park will be lit at 6pm. Guests can enjoy live holiday music, Christmas carols, holiday cookies, and... shhhh! We heard that Santa is supposed to make an appearance.

Holiday Bazaar

November 23rd through 24th

Guests can get their holiday shopping done early at the Holiday Bazaar in the Rialto and Owens Ballroom.

Gingerbread House Making

Every Weekend until Christmas, starting November 24th

Children and adults alike can decorate their perfect gingerbread houses! Suncadia will provide a pre-formed gingerbread house, decorations, and inspiration. Houses are $39 each and additional decorating kits are $8 each. Please register online here.

Winter Crafts

December 26th through 30th

Guests can make a dream catcher, snowflake, or holiday cookies. There are so many crafts available for guests to enjoy while having warm conversation with other guests. Also, there's a bottomless cocoa bar!


Cle Elum

Christmas in Cle Elum

December 1st

Gather with locals and visitors alike in downtown Cle Elum for tea with Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa, a parade of lights, and so much more!


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Halloween Events in Central Washington
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Haloween is right around the corner and that means pumpking picking, hauntings, and costumes. Thankfully we have compiled all of the Haloween-style events happening in Central Washington in 2018. Enjoy!

Ellensburg

Huffman Farms U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

October 1st through 31st

This event is held every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am to 4pm. At the Huffman Farm in Ellensburg, guests can choose their own perfect carving pumpkin straight from the vine.

Also guests can enjoy the other activities Huffman Farms has to offer. Guests can make their way through a corn maze, enjoy a petting zoo, and enjoy farm-fresh food from the Farm Kitchen Cafe.

Located at 6181 Wilson Creek Road in Ellensburg, you can find more information about this event at HuffmanFarms.com.

Haunted Forest and Corn Maze

October 12th through 27th

Enter the haunted forest if you dare! This event is designed to scare you. Guests will enter the haunted forest where they will be met with jump scares, scary images, carnage, and more! This event is recommended for people 10 years old and older. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight to get from the parking lot to the Silo Cafe where they will buy their tickets.

Tickets will be sold until 9:45pm for $10 for children aged 12 years old and younger. Anyone over 12 years old can purchase a ticket for $12.

You will then be handed a lantern and enter the forest. Once you exit the forest, if you don't have to change your pants, you can hang out with the other survivors by our fire pit and make s'mores.

Located at 6181 Wilson Creek Road in Ellensburg, you can find more information about this event on their FAQ page and HuffmanFarms.com.

"Flocktober" and "Mill-o-ween"

October 21st

This event is fun for the whole family and is held from 10am through 2pm. There is a pet costume contest happening at noon where the best dressed pets and owners will be awarded a prize for first and second place. Guests can also enjoy getting their face painted, painting a paper plate pumpkin, and decorate their very own cookie.

There is also a variety of food available for guests to snack on during the event.

Located at the Old Mill Country Store at 500 W 3rd Ave in Ellensburg. For more information about this event check out the Facebok page.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

October 31st

Kids can walk through downtown Ellensburg to go from store to store to collect candy. The CWU Army and Air Force ROTC will be there to provide pedestrian safety at crosswalks. This event begins at 3pm and goes on until 6pm.

Located in downtown Ellensburg, you can find more information about this event at EllensburgDowntown.org.

Cle Elum

Spooky Suncadia

October 27th and 28th

This family friendly event includes a costume contest, trick-or-treat, and a Pumpkin Party! Kids can create a dream catcher, carve and decorate their own pumpkin, and build a Halloween bear. Adults can have fun at Beary-Scary Bingo on Saturday from 7 to 9pm for only $10 per person.

For additional information about activities and locations, contact the concierge at (509) 649-6461.

Boo-Elum!

October 31st

There will be a kids Halloween parade starting at 5pm in Downtown Cle Elum. Afterwards kids can enjoy going trick-or-treating from store to store.

 

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Upcoming Fall Events 2018
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Thursday, September 20, 2018


Everyone put on your scarves and pick up the nearest pumpkin because fall is upon us! You know what that means: pumpkin picking, spiced lattes, corn mazes, scary movies, ghosts and goblins, harvest festivals, and the big dirty run. Wait, what were the last two? Harvest Festival and the Big Dirty Run? These are two great events happening in October at the Suncadia Resort!

Harvest Festival

Suncadia Harvest Festival Aerial View
Credit: Derek, Owner of Vacation Rental 365

Suncadia Resort has hosted a Harvest Festival at Nelson Farm for thirteen years! This event lasts goes on for two weekends in October and is a celebration of everything fall. They have a corn maze, pumpkin picking, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, fall sports, food trucks, face painting, and live music. Kids and kids-at-heart will both enjoy the fun-filled days at the Harvest Festival!

Big Dirty Run

Credit: Presidio of Monterey

Suncadia also hosts the Big Dirty Run, happening this year on Sunday, October 14th. This is not your traditional 5K run. Runners will have to run, walk, crawl, and climb to get through their course, which goes through the messy and muddy back trails of Suncadia’s Nelson Preserve neighborhood. This is definitely not a run for the neat-freaks as participants are known to finish the run absolutely covered in mud. Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with an ice-cold glass of beer (or root beer for those under 21). Tickets are available now on the Suncadia Resort website.

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4 of the Best Suncadia Events
Posted by VR365 | Friday, June 1, 2018


 

Enjoy fun and festivities during your trip to Cle Elum! Suncadia Resort, a gorgeous mountain resort with many fabulous amenities, is host to a number of fantastic events during the year. From seasonal celebrations to holidays, there are so many awesome reasons to visit. Find out everything you need to know about the biggest Suncadia events. Plus, discover how to book the most gorgeous rental properties in Kittitas County.

Are you looking for some great events in Roslyn to match these Suncadia events? Then download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed the best things to do in Suncadia and Roslyn. From relaxing by Lake Cle Elum to shopping in town, find out how to have a relaxing Kittitas County getaway. Download the Guide today to get started!

Enjoy the Best

Summer Fun

Summer in Cle Elum means warm weather, swimming at the lake, and the Backyard BBQ Summer Saturdays event from Suncadia Resort! Every Saturday in July and Augustin, the Suncadia Nelson Dairy Farm will host a Backyard BBQ. This event includes live music, a menu of delicious BBQ, beverage tastings, and even some kid-friendly fun. Bring your own sunscreen and lawn chair, and they’ll supply the good times! You can pre-purchase tickets for $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3 to 12. If you purchase at the door, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Check out the event page on the Suncadia website to get a full list of the upcoming tastings and concert.

4th of July

Celebrate this nation’s independence during your Suncadia stay! The fun lasts for the whole week of the 4th, and includes fun for the entire family. Participate in the Suncadia Americana Games, enjoy some of the kid-friendly classes, go on a guided hike with the whole family, or try your hand at some of the contests. No matter your preference, you’ll find something fun to enjoy. Check the event page on the website to see the full schedule!

Harvestfest

Just because the weather starts to cool doesn’t mean the fun has to! The annual Suncadia Harvest festival welcomes the arrival of fall with two weekends of seasonal events. This event, like the Backyard BBQ event, is held at Suncadia’s Historic Nelson Farm and includes live music, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks, beer garden, and so much more! There’s even pumpkin archery! You won’t want to miss this event.

Winterfest

Suncadia’s longest festival is Winterfest. Typically starting after Thanksgiving in late November, Winterfest extends to the end of the year. It includes Christmas-themed events, like breakfasts with Santa and holiday dinners, as well as winter activities like ice skating, and rope-tow inner tubing. You won’t want to miss the annual Running of the Elk 5K Race or get your last-minute shopping done at the Holiday Bazaar. Finally, you can welcome the new year with the NYE Family Celebration.

Stay with VR365

The first step to attending one of these fantastic Suncadia events is booking a room with VR365! We have a wonderful selection of properties in Suncadia Resort, including 12th Manor in Suncadia. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom property is a premier home for families traveling for an annual get together or reunion. Amenities include an outdoor gas fire pit, ping pong table, and a gorgeous view of one of Suncadia’s golf courses.

Check the rest of our homes and book today. We look forward to having you.

 

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