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The Top Things to Do This Weekend in Ellensburg | 1/16 1/19

We've brewed up some of the best events and activities happening this weekend for you to enjoy, as it is one of the best of the year!  Between one of Ellensburg's festival favorites, tasting delicious dishes from top local restaurants, and admiring the growing art scene, there's so much for you to do during your stay.  Book your weekend getaway now for a beer and food-filled time with family and friends in Ellensburg!

Brewfest Comedy Kickoff ' Friday, January 17

Join the Ellensburg Downtown Association for a sidesplitting good time at the Brewfest Comedy Kickoff! Whether you're coming into town for Winterhop Brewfest or just want a unique night out in downtown Ellensburg, it's our pleasure to invite you to sit back and laugh! Starting at 8 p.m., three Washington local comics will perform stand-up comedy that is sure to have you rolling on the floor laughing. The kickoff of Ellensburg's favorite beer festival, this entertaining event allows you to kick back and enjoy downtown Ellensburg before your beer-filled day begins. Rather than rushing over the pass the morning of, spend the night before enjoying a tasty meal at one of our top restaurants, shopping our one-of-a-kind local boutiques, and laughing the night away. Already in town and want to start the party early? The Brewfest Comedy Kickoff is perfect for you too. Learn more and purchase your tickets now!

Winterhop Brewfest ' Saturday, January 18

Ellensburg is known for its one-of-a-kind food and music festivals, as well as its other signature events. This month, take part in a beer lover's favorite, the Winterhop Brewfest! Join hundreds of beer enthusiasts as we celebrate the 16th year of this crowd-pleaser on Saturday, January 18. Breweries from around the Pacific Northwest will be pouring their beers in various downtown businesses and venues around Ellensburg. In addition to tasting some of the best brews around, beer lovers will be able to experience live music as well as walk away with a commemorative tasting glass! The event is sold out, but if you didn't get your ticket this year, stop by our local bars for event specials!

Satisfy Your Appetite at Ellensburg's Most Unique Restaurants

If you're planning to spend Saturday sampling brews at Winterhop Brewfest, you're sure to work up quite the appetite. Lucky for you, Ellensburg is filled with restaurants unlike any you've ever seen before that are sure to satisfy your hunger and yet also leave you craving more. From mouthwatering barbeque joints filled with rodeo paraphernalia to churches turned cafes, Ellensburg's local eateries offer truly unique experiences and equally distinctive menu items. The Red Pickle, which serves Kool-Aid dyed pickles to match its name, offers Guatemalan style burgers and sandwiches that always pack a punch. The Early Bird serves up reimagined breakfasts with such twists as a savory waffle or the Morning Salad. Explore more of Ellensburg's top restaurants and get ready to indulge this weekend!

Expand Your Appreciation for Art

With several museums and art galleries, and public art on just about every street corner, Ellensburg is a top location for art enthusiasts. This weekend, 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 interested for a whole day of exploring new pieces. 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.

Searching to get some hands-on artistic experience? Gallery One Visual Arts Center is always offering fun workshops, classes, and events that allow you to get up close and personal with the art on display and even participate in creating your own! Check out their offerings now and you'll be the next Picasso before you know it. Upcoming events include 6 Week Pottery Sessions, Fused Glass, and more ' check them out for yourself here!

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