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We like to call Ellensburg a hidden treasure for its tranquility and small town charm, but really, many have discovered this gem in Central Washington.

Sticking to its western roots and historical structures has made Ellensburg a place like no other, where awe and wonder hang around every corner. From a refreshing dip in Carey Lake to a stroll through historical downtown, visitors will find an activity that suits them.

It's centrality makes it perfect for travelers from Seattle, Spokane, and anywhere far and near.

So perfect indeed that KIRO7 sought it for its "7 Things To Do This Weekend" series. Click here to check out the series here and plan your visit here.

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What's the Secret to the Red Pickle?

Have you ever checked out the Red Pickle Food Truck in Ellensburg?

Known for their delicious and unique dishes, Red Pickle was chosen to be one of August's Hidden Treasures! Now for the exciting part...want to know what the secret to the Red Pickle is?
Whether you are looking for a nice evening stroll or a weekend bike trip, the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is an excellent choice! Take in mountain, waterfall, and forest views along with the rich history associated with the trail. For more information about this beautiful trail check out the Washington Trail Association website!
Start your holiday off right with the 11th Annual Fourth of July Firecracker 5K! The race starts bright and early at 8:00AM for adults and 9:15AM for children! Adult registration is $15 and children is $5!
The 21st edition of Jazz In The Valley is quickly approaching. The 3-day long event features a variety of artists across eight venues in Ellensburg.
Celebrate dad over brews. Ellensburg is home to two great breweries and plenty of great bars and pubs to spend the day at.
How to get there:

Paul Rogers is a beautiful 20-acre park located East of Downtown Ellensburg! Find it at 2400 Judge Ronald Rd. Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Fresh produce and unique products that is!

The Kittitas Farmers Market season is officially in full swing. Downtown Ellensburg gets taken over by the market every Saturday from May-October. The market opens at 9 and stays open until 1 pm, making it the perfect way to start your Saturday.
Come to the Quilters in the Valley Quilt show to feed your creative side! The show takes place on Friday, April 27th and Saturday April 28th and will feature JB McCrary and her beautiful dolly quilts.

Want to see your quilts in the show?
Ellensburg Named Top 10 Affordable Places to Live!

Exciting News! Livability named Ellensburg one of the 2018 Top 10 BEST Affordable Places to Live!
Smooth street roads, little traffic, and scenic trails await the bicyclist that comes to Ellensburg. In case you forgot, Ellensburg was named a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Silver Level Award winner by The League of American Bicyclists. The award recognizes Ellensburg's commitment to bicycling through bike promotion, education, infrastructure, and pro-bicycling policies. But don't just take their word for it! Check it out for yourself!
Irene Rinehart Park is one of Ellensburg's explore-worthy Hidden Treasures. The park is a local favorite year round. The warmer months bring plenty of opportunities to enjoy swimming in Carey Lake, smack dab in the center of the park, and sunbathing. While the fall brings opportunity to admire the beauty of the changing trees reflecting on the water.
Ellensburg Restaurant Week

To celebrate the city's fantastic local cuisine, Ellensburg Downtown Association is hosting Restaurant Week!
The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering is almost here! The event is a weekend filled with art, poetry, and music that promises the full cowboy experience for the whole family! This year, the cowboy gathering will take place from February 16th-18th in Ellensburg.
Saddle up and bring the family down to the annual Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering. This year, the cowboy gathering will take place from February 16th-18th in the heart of Kittitas County.
The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering has been bringing art, poetry, music, and so much more to Ellensburg since 2005. This year, the cowboy gathering will take place from February 16th-18th in the heart of Kittitas County.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year, your friends at!
Ellensburg is close to all the snow fuelled fun. Stay in Ellensburg and choose from a variety of snow activities that the whole family can partake in.
On Thursday, December 7th, Downtown Ellensburg will be all about the ladies for the Holiday Girls Night Out Event from 5-9pm.
Come experience the magic of a small town community full of welcoming locals as the annual Hometown Holidays festivities kick off. The tradition is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
Ellensburg was named #10 in Expedia's Top Picks for Most Scenic West Coast Cities making the west coast truly the best coast.
Central Washington beckons you to Ellensburg, where each season wraps itself in beauty and brings a unique set of activities...

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Take a drive to a college town and ranch country beyond the Cascades.

Story By: Jackie Smith
Special to The Seattle Times
Ellensburg, WA 03/29/2016 -- The Telly Awards has named as a Silver award winner in the 37th

Annual Telly Awards for the site's video titled Online Video Commercial Bike Shop and a Bronze winner for the video titled Online Video The Roost. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Ellensburg as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Ellensburg received a Silver Level award, joining only 73 others that have been so recognized across the country.
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