The Lionel Hampton / Chevron Jazz Festival: Kibbie Dome, University of Idaho, Moscow. Held on the last weekend of February. Featuring some of the finest jazz talent in the world, such as Lionel Hampton, Diane Reeves, the Marsalis Brothers, and Stanley Turrentine. For schedule and information or reservation, call UI Ticket Express office at 208-885-7212.
St. James Holiday Arts and Crafts Show: Held at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman. Talented artists from all around display and sell their work. 509-332-1742.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony: Held on the first Saturday of December in downtown Pullman. See Santa, sing carols and join in other holiday festivities. 509-334-3565.
Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
A multi-purpose arena at the corner of Stadium Way and North Fairway Drive on the WSU campus, this performing arts center seats 12,000 people. The coliseum also offers a 2,600-seat theatre. Performances of all kinds, from big named musicians and comedians to ballets and operas. Call 509-335-3525 for upcoming performances and 1-800-325 SEAT for tickets and reservations.
623 N. Perkins Avenue, Colfax. Great old Victorian style house that features displays of furniture, clothes and other household goods from the late 1800’s. On the first Sunday in December, the Whitman County Historical Society sponsors an Edwardian Tea that features a choral group dressed in Edwardian costume. Call Colfax Chamber of Commerce at 509-397-3712 for information.
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Located throughout the campus, these modern facilities feature a wide range of theatrical productions year-round. For tickets and reservation information, call the WSU ticket office at 509-335-7236.
Washington - Idaho Symphony
A great orchestra, made up of regional performers. The season features five concerts, a pop concert, guest performers and a ballet. For ticket information, concert locations and times, call 509-332-3408.
Palouse Falls State Park
Palouse Falls State Park: Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park with a unique geology and history. The park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and a dramatic view of one of the state's most beautiful waterfalls. Palouse Falls drops from a height of 198 feet with high volumes of water flow in spring and early summer. 80 miles west of Pullman, just 15 miles S.E. of Washtucna on Highway 261. Park hours: Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8:00 a.m. to dusk. 509-549-3551
Luna House Museum
Downtown Lewiston at 300 Third Street. Explore Lewiston’s rich history and traditions, including Lewis & Clark's expedition of discovery. Operated by the Nez Perce County Historical Society. Open March through mid-December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission. For information or tours, call 208-743-2535.
Lewis-Clark Center of Arts and History
415 Main Street, Lewiston. This center is located in a Victorian-era brick building. Enjoy a permanent display of Lewiston’s turn-of-the-century Chinese population as well as continually changing displays, exhibits, lectures, classes and more. Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Free admission. 208-792-2243.
Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center
Features exhibits on the evolution of the Appaloosa horse, western art, saddles, photography, Native American artifacts and beadwork. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., June to September). Admission is free. State Highway 8, on the western edge of Moscow. 2720 West Pullman Road, Moscow, 208-882-5578.
Mardi Gras: Moscow. A community wide celebration complete with parade and Black and White Ball downtown. The first weekend in March. Bring your costumes and enjoy the atmosphere of fun and gaiety. Call Moscow’s Chamber at 208-882-1800 for more information.
The Renaissance Faire: East City Park, Moscow. Artisans and craftsmen from all over the Northwest gather for this event that recreates the charm and atmosphere of medieval Renaissance Europe. Featuring a wide variety of international food, crafts, people in medieval and Renaissance costumes, live entertainment and dancing. Free to the public. Call 208-882-1800.
Concerts In The Park: Reaney Park, Pullman. Live entertainment held every Wednesday, beginning on the third Wednesday of June, lasting through the first Wednesday in August. Call 509-334-4555 for information or 509-334-3131 for weather cancellations.
Fresh Air Concerts: East City Park, Moscow. Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. June through August. 208-883-7036
Pullman 4th of July Celebration: Start with the parade with a sense of humor in Johnson, a few miles south of Wenatchee, on Main St. at 10:00 a.m. The sillier the better including costumes and floats. The festivities in Pullman begin at 4:30 p.m. with a barbeque, homemade pies and live music. A spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk. Free to the public. Call the Pullman Chamber for more information. 208-334-3565
Rendezvous in the Park: East City Park, Moscow. The summer music festival with nationally renowned musicians. Held on the second and third weekends of July. Enjoy country and western, jazz, classical and folk music under the stars at the outdoor stage. Children under 10 free. Call 208-882-1178 for more details.
The National Lentil Festival: Reaney Park, Pullman. The region’s celebration for being the Dry Pea and Lentil Capital of the nation. The harvest-time festival takes place on the third weekend in August. Includes a parade, arts and crafts, live entertainment, a ‘Fishing Derby” for the kids and tours of various farms. For a detailed schedule and information call 509-334-3565.
Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Festival: Held in late September in Gladish Community Center in Pullman and the Palouse Mall in Moscow. Enjoy poetry, music and various activities, western art, tack and craft booths, BBQ and horse and buggy rides. 509-334-4109.