Top 5 Big Events in Pullman, Washington

When most people think of Pullman, Washington, the first thing they will think of is Washington State University (WSU).  While WSU is a big part of Pullman, there are several events in Pullman that are not related to the University in any way, and they highlight the fun of living in Pullman, Washington.  

1. The National Lentil Festival

During the early 2,000s, the Inland Northwest (including Eastern Washington and Western Idaho), was the lentil capital of the United States.  The National Lentil Festival celebrates the tiny bean, and it highlights one of the biggest times of the year in Pullman, Washington.  

The National Lentil Festival takes place near the end of August, which is the time when students return from summer break to start school at WSU Fall Semester.  For the new freshman, it is the first glimpse of Pullman, and it is quite a party.  

On the Friday of the celebration, there are a lot of businesses on display, not to mention the world’s largest bowl of lentil chili, with free samples for everyone.  

After that party, there is a parade on Saturday morning, with many businesses and Pullman community highlights being spotlighted on Main Street.  

2. Pullman's Fourth of July Celebration

(Photo by Kris Rollins)

Sure, most cities (even individual homes) will have fireworks to display, but in Pullman, Washington, there is an annual celebration in Sunnyside Park, one of the biggest parks in Pullman.  

Not only will there be fireworks after dark, but you be treated with live music, and food will be available for purchase.  It is an all-day celebration, and since it is at the park, there are always fun activities going on! 

3. Three Forks River & Arts Festival

Pullman Washington is a place where the arts are greatly appreciated, and there is a festival devoted to them with the 3 Forks River and Arts Festival.  

The 3 Forks River and Arts Festival opens up the city to many community organizations and vendors on display.  There is also live music, as well as a beer tent.  

However, what makes the Art Walk the art walk is the art, and it is available to view all throughout the city, and you can check it out for yourself as you tour the city.  

4. Holiday Fest

In the first Saturday of December, Pullman hosts a holiday festival.  The holiday festival begins with a pancake breakfast, along with a jingle bell fun run/walk.  There is a visit from Santa, as well as some lighting the tree.  

5. National Night Out

Pullman’s National Night Out was made to promote Police and community partnerships, in order to help to build safe neighborhoods.  National Night Out is made for the entire family, and there are a lot of activities for the kids.  

While these are events that only happen once a year in Pullman, Washington, you can be assured that so much happens in Pullman on a daily basis, so take the time to explore what is going on, right now!