Get Ready to Stirrup Some Fun in Ellensburg

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Grab your boots, rhinestones, belt buckles, bolo ties, you name it! If it’s western, you can bet that Ellensburg has the perfect place for you to show them off at. Check out the best places for stirrups and rhinestones in Ellensburg.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Downtown Ellensburg

You’re invited to come on down and grab a partner to spin around at the Hoedown in the Downtown, presented by the Ellensburg Downtown Association and the Ellensburg Rodeo. Since its inception in 2011, this event has become the unofficial kick off to a week full of western fun. The Dusty 45’s will be providing the entertainment for this popular event and best of all, the event is FREE!


Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 8:00 pm | Downtown Ellensburg

Joe Diffie will be rockin’ Ellensburg this year, as if you needed another reason to bring out the rhinestones. You can bet you’ll hear his greatest hits all night, and just so you know, dancing in the dirt is highly encouraged.


Wednesday, August 30-September 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Kittitas Valley Event Center

Ellensburg is known for its western roots, and the Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo is when these roots rise. Enjoy the day at the fairgrounds indulging on treats, riding the carnival rides and stepping back in time at Frontier Village.

Then boot up and walk it over to the rodeo arena to catch all the action. Every night has a different theme and Monday’s performance culminates the series with the rodeo finals.


Everyone loves a good photo op and Ellensburg has the perfect one. We’re talking about none other than the famous Ellensburg Bull. You’ll find him hanging out on a park bench at the Rotary Pavilion, hoof outstretched and welcoming you to sit next to him.


Fall in line at the Blue Rock Saloon. Every Friday is country night and the saloon offers free line dance lessons at 7:30 pm to help get you started on the right foot. You’ll have a heel of a time learning all the steps and showing off your new moves.

These are just some of the many wonderful events that Ellensburg hosts! Before your visit, find more events to attend here: