Ellensburg Events

Join The Locals

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Come check out these Ellensburg events during your stay at Red Lion.

Ellensburg Rodeo

Founded in 1923, the Ellensburg Rodeo is one of America’s “old rodeos.” It’s considered one of the country’s top 10 professional rodeos. A staff of volunteers help put on this yearly competition with over 500 contestants. It happens every Labor Day weekend in Ellensburg.

Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest

Every January, the Brewfest brings the best of local brewers to Ellensburg. Now in its 15th year, the festival includes live music as well as the finest selection of the Pacific Northwest’s craft brews. These craft brewers are welcomed into Ellensburg’s various downtown businesses to show off their concoctions.

Jazz in the Valley

Every July, jazz takes over Ellensburg. Jazz in the Valley is a vibrant three-day festival that takes place in downtown Ellensburg. Events around the concerts include wine tastings, arts & crafts, and special beer gardens.