Category Archives: Events

Guided hikes in the upper Grand Coulee this weekend

The Ice Age Floods Institute is offering guided hikes in the Upper Grand Coulee area this weekend to the Castle Lake Basin and the Giant Cave Arch in the Barker Canyon area. The hikes are led by geologist Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. Hikers aged 12 and up must register and pay a fee to participate. Visit the IAFI website by clicking here to read more about it or to register.

Harvest Festival starts Friday

It’s time for the harvest. The community Harvest Festival, that is.

You can set aside this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some fun, relaxation, and excitement. It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17, located at North Dam Park and Banks Lake Park.

There’s a barbecue competition and tasting, a wellness powwow, a motorcycle poker run, human foosball competition, vendor fair, a Run the Dam race, kids’ games, a beer garden that features football games Saturday and Sunday, with a bit of live music added, and a gathering of people who worked on the Third Powerhouse at Grand Coulee Dam 50 years ago.

Read more about it here.

Singer-songwriter to perform in Grand Coulee

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis will be performing at the Grand Coulee Library Sept. 12 and will also be talking about the tradition of narrative and storytelling.

“Stories have the unique ability to contextualize a point of view,” Loomis said. “Through them, we are vividly able to imagine ourselves in the shoes of someone else. Listening to a story allows us to access empathy and consideration through our imagination, like a back door to compassion.”

Read the full story here.

“Run the Dam” during Harvest Festival

As fall approaches, minds turn to “back to school” time and the area’s big Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17.

One of the more popular features of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival may be the “Run the Dam” event, which will take place during the fall festival for the second time this year, Saturday, Sept. 16.

Read the full article here.