Events and Festivals
A popular event with photographers is the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede held in mid-May. The Northwest’s signature hot-air balloon rally stages concerts, arts and crafts displays, and plenty of food to go along with the racing fun.
A big 4th of July at Pioneer Park is followed by the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Harvest Festival a week later.
Labor Day weekend’s Walla Walla Frontier Days Fair & Rodeo (509/527-3247) brings ropin’, wrasslin’, racin’, and ridin’ to the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.
In mid-September, the Fall Harvest and Community Festival at Fort Walla Walla Museum provides a chance to learn about pioneer life.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition