THE JULIA CHILD COOK-OFF
Held near Valentine’s Day each year, the Cook-Off showcases the valley’s amateur chefs, celebrating the great Julia Child and her dedication to bringing the French style of cooking to America. Downtown professional chefs are recruited to judge the entries. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event.
FEAST OF WALLA WALLA
The premier showcase for fine food & wine in the Walla Walla Valley – on the second weekend of April – has become the unofficial kick-off to the Washington wine tasting season. Planning for this event begins in the summer; 30-40 volunteers are needed that day. (www.feastwallawalla.com)
DOWNTOWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Banner Bank, the Foundation hosts live music on the Land Title Plaza at First and Main every Saturday and Sunday, all summer long. Come enjoy the sounds of Walla Walla’s local talent, 4-7PM every weekend, June through August. Check out the full season schedule here.
WHEELIN’ WALLA WALLA WEEKEND
This car show attracts hundreds of cars from all over the Northwest, and thousands of spectators come to appreciate the time and effort the owners put in. The volunteer committee begins meeting at the first of the year, planning the Friday night cruise and BBQ, the Saturday Poker Walk, Show N’ Shine, Awards Ceremony and Saturday night dance. (www.wheelinwallawallaweekend.com)
The merchants of downtown invite Walla Walla’s goblins, superheroes, firemen and fairies (and their parents) to visit door-to-door each Halloween. Although Main Street is closed to vehicle movement, volunteers help families cross the intersection at 2nd & Main, and assist at some stores to hand out candy.
MACY’S PARADE OF LIGHTS
Clubs, churches, schools and individuals are invited to light up and line up for the annual Macy’s Parade of Lights. Held on the 1st Saturday of December, this event features between nearly 75 entries and thousands of viewers in a holiday mood. Volunteers hang signs along the parade route, mark the staging area, and help wrangle the floats into place before the parade.