Happy Thursday and welcome to your weekly events roundup! This week, obviously, we’re making Independence Day plans. There are plenty of places to watch the sky light up this Fourth of July. Here are some of the Fourth events (and other fun stuff) we’re looking forward to:
The AppleSox are at home tonight.
There’ll be live music at Lisa Bee’s tonight and again on Saturday night.
Family Game Night returns to Pybus on Friday.
For all you dog lovers: The Dog Days of Summer family show returns to the Town Toyota Center on Saturday.
There’s a healthy cooking class for kids at Pybus on Saturday.
The Wenatchee Youth Circus will perform at Walla Walla Point Park on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tickets are on sale now for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s upcoming season of shows: “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and “Little Women.” All shows begin in July.
And now… FOURTH OF JULY events!
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will run again on Wednesday, July 4.
Wenatchee Valley 4th of July: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday, fireworks at 9:45 p.m., Walla Walla Point Park, free, wenatcheevalleyfourth.com.
Gather round with neighbors and friends at Walla Walla Point Park on Wednesday for a full day of live music, theater, a flag ceremony and even a little magic. Plus, of course, fireworks. The full schedule is online at wenatcheevalleyfourth.com, but highlights include L-Bow the Clown, a magic show, live music, and a salute and flag ceremony for U.S. armed forces. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony will play during the big fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.
A day of events at Pybus Public Market, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday
Start your Fourth at Pybus with the “Breakfast of Champions,” with proceeds going to local veterans groups. Grab some pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham for just $5. Vets eat for free. At 8 a.m., Run Wenatchee’s 4th of July River Run kicks off on the Loop Trail behind Pybus. Later at Pybus, it’s the 5h Annual Cherry-Pit Spit. This contest will pit spitters against one another to see who can spit a Wenatchee cherry pit the farthest. Age divisions are 0-10, 11-18, women’s open and men’s open.
Kinderfest in Leavenworth: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Front Street Park, leavenworth.org.
The Bavarian Village celebrates Independence Day with Kinderfest, a free event packed with fun for the whole family. There will be balloons, cotton candy, shaved iced, popcorn and prizes. There will be a bouncy house, games and crafts. Plus way too much more to list here.
Chelan Rockin’ Fireworks Show: 10 p.m. Saturday, July 1, Don Morse Park, Chelan AND 4th of July Fireworks: 10:15 p.m. July 4, Manson Bay, lakechelan.com.
Up north? Chelan and Manson are celebrating with the Manson fireworks show at dark in Manson Bay on Wednesday and the Chelan Rockin’ Fireworks Show in Don Morse Park on Saturday, July 7. Bring chairs, blankets and anyone who enjoys a good show to the beach to watch the sky light up.
Festival of America: Tuesday and Wednesday, Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center, grandcouleedam.org.
Two days, plenty of stuff to fill them. The big fireworks show is Wednesday, but there will be live music both days, as well as food and arts vendors.
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is open every Thursday.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Wednesdays at Pybus Public Market.
The Chelan Farmers Market happens on Thursdays.
Village Art in the Park in Leavenworth is back every weekend through October.
Get the whole family moving with Kids Yoga classes.
Catholic Family and Child Service hosts several play-and-learn events each week for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. The Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group meets Wednesdays at the First Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Thursdays at the Wenatchee Public Library at 10 a.m., and Fridays at the Hope Center at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The play sessions are free and no registration is required. For more information call 664-7350 ext. 3093.
The Wenatchee Mother-Baby Support Group at the Wenatchee Public Library meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays.
Indoor Park Play Time at Apple Valley Gymnastics, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays.
For kids 6 and younger, head to the play gym at Sport Gymnastics, open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Story times at the Wenatchee Public Library. (Preschool Story Time: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Bilingual Story Time: Mondays at 6 p.m..; Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Baby/Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.; NEW Family Story Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m.)
Play family-friendly board games at the Wenatchee Public Library every Friday!
You’ll find a hands-on children’s activity and craft room upstairs at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Kids and their grown-ups get in free and it’s open during regular museum hours.
The Wenatchee Valley Mall Kids Club gets together for adventures the third Saturday of every month.
Bring the whole family out for RunWenatchee’s club run/walks on the Loop Trail every Thursday evening.
For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com.