May 2024 Basin Events

May 2—COLUMBIA BASIN — There's no excuse for being bored in the Columbia Basin this month. This listing is noncomprehensive and event details may change or events may be canceled at the organizers' discretion. Readers are encouraged to call ahead or verify the information below online prior to the event.

May 2

Color Me Happy: Inclusive Adult Art Club

This class is a fun and engaging way to express yourself and meet new friends and is for students of all abilities who may be neurodiverse or have other cognitive and/or physical challenges. Students will receive one to two projects to complete during class, ranging from simple to more difficult (based on students' abilities and preferences). Students are encouraged to wear clothing that can get messy, as we may be using materials such as glue, glitter, or paint. Caregivers are required to stay and participate. Cost is $10. 10:30 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 South Balsam St. Info: 509-764-3830.

May 3

First Friday Jam

Anyone with an instrument can come and play; anyone with ears can come and listen. Potluck at 6 p.m., jam 7-9 p.m. at George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd. Info:

May 4

Free Family Saturday: Herb Garden

Dive into the magical world of gardening at Moses Lake Museum & Art Center during the spring extravaganza of the Family Saturday celebration. Plant an herb garden, watch it bloom, and let the green thumb adventures begin. Teaching kids to grow herbs is not just about gardening; it's a giggle-filled learning experience. Most herbs will pop up in just 5-7 days. Once those herbs have sprouted into green goodness, Kids can sprinkle them into their favorite dishes. 12-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 South Balsam St. Info: 509-764-3830.

Moses Lake Christian Academy Crab & Prime Rib Feed

The 16th annual Crab & Prime Rib feed is the primary fundraiser for the MLCA athletic program. The event includes an all-you-can-eat dinner, raffles and an auction. Anyone who loves mouth-watering fresh crab and perfectly prepared prime rib should join Moses Lake Christian Academy for this exciting community event. Participants will be supporting student athletes with all proceeds going toward uniforms, athletic supplies, sports fees and the maintenance of the school's new gym. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a sponsored table. The event will be outdoors so please plan to dress accordingly. 4 p.m. at Moses Lake Christian Academy, 1312 South Moses Lake Ave. Info:

Moses Lake Farmers Market

Join growers, crafters and sellers for the opening of the Moses Lake Farmers Market for the season. The fun starts at 8 a.m. in Moses Lake's McCosh Park and goes through 1 p.m.

Ephrata Garden Club Plant Sale

Visit the Nat Washington House at 42 C Street SW in Ephrata for a plant sale hosted by the Ephrata Garden Club. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and people are encouraged to attend early for the best selection.

May 9

Columbia Basin Job Corps CCC Open House

Visit the local education organization and find out more about their tuition-free education programs to help people find careers. Discover what the Corps is doing to help manage forest fires and enhance the workforce your children and grandchildren are a part of. Hot dogs will be served to the first 200 attendees. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, 6739 24th Ave. NE, Moses Lake. Info: 509-793-1663 or

May 9-11

Colorama Pro Rodeo

Three-day professional rodeo as well as live trick riding, stick pony races and other fun entertainment. An event for the whole family. 22152 Alcan Road NE, Grand Coulee. Info:

May 11

Rusty Mammoth Art & Collectible sale

The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center invites the community to come do some historic shopping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sale go to support the museum's programming and efforts to preserve local history. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 South Balsam St. Info: 509-764-3830.

Columbia Basin Allied Arts Garden Party

Enjoy an afternoon of music, games with prizes, delicious lunch buffet, desserts, spirits, live auction and a chance to support arts programming for the local community. 12-4 p.m. at The Garden, (formerly Jamison's Event Center), 605 E. Nelson Rd, Moses Lake. Info:

May 16-19

Sunbanks Blues, Americana and Country festival

Hear a wide variety of music including Tylor & the Train Robbers, Curtis Salgado, Hamilton Loomis and the Davisson Brothers. The music starts at 8 p.m. May 16 and goes through a final show featuring Loomis at 6 p.m. on May 20. 509-633-3786. Day and weekend passes available. Admission costs vary.

May 17

Third Friday Beginner's Jam

Come and learn to play nice in a group. Experienced musicians and audiences welcome. 7-9 p.m. at George Community Hall, 403 W Montmorency Blvd. Info:

May 23-26

Spring Festival

Moses Lake's biggest community celebration of the year. Carnival, food and craft vendors, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show and more. Free live concerts by Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Color Me Badd and All-4-One. Info:

May 24-26

Last Stand Rodeo

Full pro rodeo plus mutton bustin', cowpie jog and more. Info:

May 25-26

Ritzville Pop-Up At The Park

Vendors from across the region will showcase and sell their unique products. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Ritzville City Park.

May 28

A Brush with Kindness Application Night

Have you ever wondered if you can qualify for a Habitat Home? This is your chance to find out what it takes. Or maybe you just need a little help with a project at your existing home. Join Habitat for Humanity for a night of great information focusing on homeowner applications. 5:30 p.m. at ArtGarden Pottery, 102 W. Third Ave., Moses Lake. Info: