Downtown News and Events

Spirit of the West

February 12-14 – A celebration of traditional cowboy music, poetry, and art, The Cowboy […]

Girls Night Out Ellensburg

April 14, 5-9 p.m. – An established favorite, Girls Night Out is sure to […]

Kittitas County Barn Quilts

April 23 – 24- In partnership with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and […]

May 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Ellensburg Public Library and the […]

May 20-22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – You’re Invited to attend the 44th […]

First Thursday Artwalk in Ellensburg, WA

Year-round on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Ellensburg’s […]

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Featured Events

Ellensburg Jazz in the Valley

Jazz in the Valley
July 23-25, 2015

Hoedown in the Downtown

Ellensburg Rodeo and Hoedown
Sept. 3-7, 2015

Kittitas County Fair

Kittitas County Fair
Sept. 3-7, 2015

Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West
Cowboy Gathering

February 13-15, 2015

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out
April 9, 2015

Ellensburg Dachshunds on Parade

Dachshunds on Parade
June 20, 2015

Buskers in the Burg

Buskers in the Burg
September 23-24, 2016

Ellensburg Film Festival

Ellensburg Film Festival
October 2-4, 2015

Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays
November and December

Ellensburg Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk
5-7pm Each Month

Kittitas Farmer's Market

Kittitas Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm May-October

Welcome to Downtown Ellensburg

Are you ready to discover historic and vibrant downtown Ellensburg, Washington? The downtown is filled with unique shops, museums, and art galleries, as well as the local flavor of great restaurants, a brew pub, and wine shops. We invite you to enjoy our authentic culture located in Central Washington.

Between 2000 and 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation created a list of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The National Trust advocates for historic districts all over the country and helps preserve small-town history on a national level. In 2007, downtown Ellensburg made the list of distinctive destinations because of the beautiful architecture, unique landscape and rich, grassroots history. Thanks to the involvement of the community and the unique charm of the town, Ellensburg has become a destination spot in Washington state.

The Ellensburg Downtown Association is a non-profit downtown revitalization program whose mission is to enhance the economic and cultural vitality of historic downtown Ellensburg using the National Trust Main Street Center’s four-point Main Street approach.