Area & Activities2018-09-14T16:45:18+00:00

WASHINGTON’S

Walla Walla

A place so nice they named it twice!  The name itself means “many waters” and the area is steeped in rich and diverse history that includes native North Americans, explorers Lewis and Clark, fur traders, missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, gold prospectors and pioneers. Walla Walla today is best known for its fertile farmland and agricultural products, most notably wine, wheat and Walla Walla Sweets (onions). Downtown Walla Walla has been recognized as one of the best small-town Main Streets in the country.

Located in southeast Washington, and only four hours by car from Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, Walla Walla valley is a vibrant reflection of the past and the present; a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures, and small town friendliness come together.

View these links for information about the area:
Visit Walla Walla
Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
Walla Walla Wine Alliance
Walla Walla Wine Guide

Downtown Walla Walla

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Activites & Events

Walla Walla hosts a number of annual events and festivals

Activities

  • Home to three golf courses, each course ensures a pleasant round for every golfer: Wine Valley Golf Club, Veterans Memorial Golf Course and Walla Walla Country Club (private).
  • Gesa Power House Theatre – An intimate seating venue for everything from Shakespeare to comedy with an acoustically accurate theater.

  • Pioneer Park – A favorite local spot, Pioneer Park is Walla Walla’s oldest park (est 1902) and includes an aviary, a duck pond, ball fields & picturesque walking paths.

  • Fort Walla Walla Museum – as the primary caretaker of the cultural and historical heritage of the Walla Walla Valley, the museum features thousands of artifacts including a village with 17 buildings to explore. The museum hosts performances, activities, classes and events year-round.

  • Whitman Mission – This National Historic site marks the location named for missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman who ministered to the Cayuse Indians. The mission served as a way station for Oregon Trail pioneers, and ended tragically with the killing of the missionaries by the Cayuse called “the Whitman massacre.” A historical gem.

Events

  • Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days – held on Labor Day weekend since 1866, enjoy three action packed days and nights including a parade, concerts, rodeo, fair and exhibitions, rides, and a demolition derby. Yee haw!

  • Don’t miss the annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede—Celebrating 35 years flying the rolling wheat fields and wine country.

  • The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival is held twice a year and features guest musical ensembles playing classical chamber music in various small venues throughout town. The summer festival includes performances for almost the whole month of June.

  • There are many wine events held throughout the year, including Spring Release Weekend, Fall Release Weekend and Holiday Barrel Tasting. View the full calendar »