Traveling to our Valley this summer? Bring your family! With sports, music, theatre, history, culture, and education, Walla Walla provides plenty for families with kids of all ages. As our community gears up for summer break our businesses, nonprofits, and facilities gear up for family fun!
Grab your glove and head to the ballpark for peanuts and summer baseball. Almost any evening this summer you can enjoy our warm nights watching players from all over the country play for our own Walla Walla Sweets baseball team. With a view of the Blue Mountains, great food, local beer and wine, fun inning promotions, and the best mascot west of the Mississippi your entire family will be thrilled with the game at our Borleske Stadium. Get there early and your little ones can sign up to race the bases against mascot Sweet Lou or your teens can join in on the inning promotions. If you have a budding ball player the Sweets offer training camps for ages 6 and older. Click here to visit the Walla Walla Sweets website for tickets and more information.
When you think of your local library you probably think of little old ladies saying ‘shh’. Not so in Walla Walla. Our local library has events all summer long and is air conditioned when you need a break from the hot summer sun. Storytimes, Wonder Wednesdays, Fantastic Fridays, and Block n’ Roll Saturdays are just a few of the programs designed to stimulate young minds. Click here to visit the summer events calendar for the Walla Walla Public Library.
If you want to learn about the history of our local area then Fort Walla Walla Museum should be on your list; with indoor and outdoor exhibits and lots of fenced-in green space even your busy ones will enjoy the experience. Fort Walla Walla Museum also has the best playground in Walla Walla tucked in the middle of the facility. Enjoy a picnic in the shade while your children climb, swing and play in the all wooden Fort. Each weekend Fort Walla Walla Museum also provides community events and living histories performances. Click here to visit Fort Walla Walla’s website and to view their calendar of events.
For children under ten Walla Walla has a Children’s Museum with indoor and outdoor activities. The facility is filled with hands-on activities and summer classes to keep the little ones busy. Click here for class details and museum hours.
Walla Walla is proud of the 18 public parks and facilities sprinkled throughout the city with over 600 acres of recreation area. Our local parks provide hiking, fishing, playgrounds, wildlife, BBQ, sports, summer camps and much more. Click here to visit the City of Walla Walla’s Parks & Recreation Department website and to see park details.