WSU Tri-Cities

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Richland: Cool Desert Nights on GW Way

2013 Car Registration is now open! Cool Desert Nights is an annual classic car, motorcycle and street rod event. This is a popular summer car show that is open to all vehicle makes, models and motorcycles. Now in its 20th year, Cool Desert Nights features cruises, slow drags, a poker walk, vendors, kid zone, Show N' Shines, concessions, two street dances and an autocross event.

The event will take place at The Uptown in Richland, WA, June 20-23, 2013.

This means guests coming to WSU Tri-Cities may experience unique traffic along George Washington Way or Jadwin Ave.

Thursday, June 20
Registration 11am-5pm,
Richland Red Lion 802 George Washington Way, Richland 6-9pm,
Richland Dairy Queen 1313 Jadwin Avenue, Richland 5pm
Les Schwab All-City Cruise Begins at the TRAC in Pasco Cars may begin lining up at 4 pm
All-City Cruise ends at Richland Dairy Queen with a Show N’ Shine from 6-9pm

Friday, June 21
Registration 11am-5pm,
Richland Red Lion 6-9pm,
Uptown Behind Denny’s 2-5pm,
Show N’ Shine Les Schwab Tire Center 2825 Queensgate Dr., Richland 7-9 pm
O’Reilly Auto Parts Participant’s Cruise Cool Desert Nights most popular event for REGISTERED VEHICLES ONLY on a designated route through Richland. Hosted by Desert Rats 4x4 Club.
Friday Night Street Dance at Jack-sons (21 & over only) 8pm-Midnight $10 for weekend wristband $7 at the door (Friday night only)

Saturday, June 22
Registration 7am-Noon, Uptown Behind Denny’s
Pancake Breakfast 7-11am at Jefferson Park Gazebo
Show N’ Shine 9am-4pm, Uptown & Jefferson Park, Richland
Judging 9am -1pm
Bus Pull for Special Olympics 9am, Hosted by the Richland Police Department on George Washington Way
Poker Walk 11am—2pm
Kids Zone11am– 2:30pm
Legends Casino Slow Drags 12pm, Hosted by the Richland Fire Department on George Washington Way
Awards Ceremony 3:30pm, George Washington Way
Saturday Night Street Dance at Jack-sons (21 & over only) 8pm-Midnight $10 for weekend wristband $10 at the door (Saturday Night only)

Sunday, June 23
8am– 4pm Come Try Autocross Charity event benefiting Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Hosted by Sand and Sage Sports Car Club (ssscc.org) Tri-City Raceway 47615 Highway 224 Benton City, WA 99320 COST: $10 for 3 runs
Non-competitive timed runs on a precision driving course marked with traffic cones. Vehicle safety check required. Valid driver license required to drive or ride. Loaner helmets available. In-car instructors available.
*Autocross event will not take place if raining*

Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, June 23, 2013 (All day)