5 Things to Do This Weekend in Ellensburg | February 12-16, 2020
Whether it's the delicious food you'll enjoy during Ellensburg Restaurant Month or a romantic Valentine's date with that special someone, love is sure to be found around every corner in Ellensburg this weekend. Considering the many dining options, attractions and new experiences you can find here, planning a weekend getaway couldn't be easier, making now the perfect time to escape for a few days! Surprise your sweetheart with a Valentine's weekend they'll never forget, plan a Galentine's getaway with your best girlfriends or even take a solo trip to enjoy some of the top events happening in Ellensburg this weekend. No matter what you come to enjoy, our charming city is sure to leave you full of those warm fuzzy feelings and memories that'll last you a lifetime. Explore everything Ellensburg has to offer this weekend and book your stay now!
Ellensburg Restaurant Month
Every Wednesday in February
Each year, foodies and picky eaters alike eagerly await the month of February to experience Restaurant Week in Ellensburg, so much so that it has been extended! That's right, Ellensburg Restaurant Month is here, offering you a full month to enjoy Ellensburg's top restaurants and special promotions. Local favorites, as well as new eateries, have crafted an impressive menu of three-course meals for you to enjoy, priced at either $15, $25 or $35 and available every Wednesday this February. Come adventure into a world of small-town gastronomy and experience the flavors that make Ellensburg feel like home. Additionally, you can participate in Restaurant Month Bingo all month long for your chance to win a grand prize. The Bingo card will be filled with different specials, happy hours, events and tasks that you can complete on your own time throughout the entire month. Learn more about Ellensburg Restaurant Month and Bingo here.
Inspire Your Heart with Art
Explore Ellensburg's local art with your sweetheart to inspire your love this weekend! With several museums, art galleries and public art exhibits on just about every street corner, Ellensburg is a top location for art enthusiasts. Expand your appreciation for the arts by visiting a few of these locations to experience the beautiful work of local artists. From Western to modern, the art that's on display around town ranges in subject matter and medium to keep you both interested for a whole day of exploring new pieces together. Download the Ellensburg Art Walk guide for a tour of public artwork and explore some of the local galleries to get a taste of the local art scene during your visit.
Galentine's Day Activities
Thursday, February 13
Gather up your girls and meet in Ellensburg for a much-needed girls' weekend getaway in celebration of Galentine's Day! From good eats to art and culture to outdoor adventures, Ellensburg has something for every personality in your girl group. Begin your visit by catching up with your girlfriends over everyone's favorite meal -- brunch! Ellensburg brings it when it comes to brunch, so you can expect a weekend filled with blissful benedicts and mimosas for all. Continue the party with fine wines in one of Ellensburg's many tasting rooms or head out for a shopping spree through the streets of historic downtown. In addition to enjoying Ellensburg's top attractions together, you can also enjoy special Galentine's activities at several local businesses on Thursday, February 13! Begin by attending the first-ever Galentine's Shop Hop on Pearl Street! Participating locations include Gard Vintners, Three Winds Artisan Collective, Dark Moon Craft Beer, Evolve Clothing & Jewelry and Claim Clothing, each offering specials as well as fun activities for you and your girlfriends to enjoy. Afterward, head to D&M Coffee for Galentine's Trivia Night, a free event offering $1 off drinks, prizes for winning teams and a good reason to get together with your gals!
Valentine's Day Celebrations
Friday, February 14
Be our guest for the ultimate romantic weekend getaway with that special someone in your life! Ellensburg is home to a wide variety of attractions, many of which lend themselves to being perfect activities for that much-needed date night out. Treat your wine lover to their favorite red or white in one of Ellensburg's sophisticated wineries and tasting rooms. Indulge in an elegant meal crafted by the best chefs at our top restaurants. Share a special moment taking in the scenes of the vibrant Ellensburg sunset from the lookout of one of our top hikes.
A weekend spent in Ellensburg is one they'll never forget, so plan your memorable romantic weekend getaway together now, whether it's for this weekend or a future one!
Spirit of the West
Presidents' Day weekend, February 14-16
Relive the sights and sounds of the old west at Ellensburg's annual Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering! The local-favorite event celebrates music, poetry and art, and will return to Ellensburg this weekend, February 14-16. Join in on all three days of the celebration to enjoy open mics, performances at various free downtown venues, and concerts on both Saturday and Sunday with headliners including Barbara Nelson, Doris Daley, Eli Barsi, and Doc Mehl. Works of art, custom leather products, felt hats and handmade boots are just a few of the booths that will be available for your shopping pleasure. The downtown venues provide a great opportunity to stroll through beautiful downtown Ellensburg while enjoying an array of music and scenery. Grab a pair of gloves, pull on your boots, wrap up the kids and come out to experience an unmatched weekend of music, poetry, food and authentic cowboy culture!