Planning for 4th of July: Holiday Traditions


Typically we share oodles of ideas to get out in our community and use your Tri-Fun Passes. In fact there are LOTS of live music and outdoor events and great restaurants to explore this upcoming week, but we also know you might be planning to spend time at home with friends and family over the holiday. Plus, many of our Tri-Fun partners will have limited hours to celebrate with their own families so please call them to verify hours and follow them (and us!) on social media to learn all the latest info.

Holiday Traditions

Some families have well-honed, annual 4th of July traditions with backyard parties and homemade ice cream that seem to happen effortlessly. But… most of us spend the day stressing. Double booked invitations, out of town guests, crazy kids begging for fireworks, Pinterest decorations you meant to make, and Martha Stewart desserts you dreamt you’d bake. Instead, pick a few things to make the holiday fabulous and let the rest go!

So, let me tell you how I’ll spend my 4th of July—

I’ll start with a little breakfast – out.  tsp Bakeshop in West Richland has a tasty sounding espresso drink/French pastry BOGO offer I’ve been meaning to sample with my Tri-Fun Dining Pass.  The owner Melissa is a classically trained Pastry Chef who is rumored to have also spent time with Starbucks before buying the bakeshop—sounds like a winning combo for success. They’ll be open 7am-2pm on the 4th. In the same parking lot – I'll stop by Yoke’s and a firework stand for last minute shopping.

Next up, Glass Punty. They have a 1 hour, kid friendly (or just inexperienced) glass fusing project specifically designed for Independence Day. I suggest you call ahead to reserve your spot 509-942-9569. The Glass Punty artistic team will be there from 8-4. You can use your Experience Pass or take guests for $20.

Heading home to bake ribs. I found the easiest, tastiest, show stopping recipe and I take them to loved ones and any barbecues all summer. While they cook, I’ll pop out for a quick celebratory drink (and maybe nachos) with friends at Foodies Too on the Parkway. They’ll close at 3 pm on the 4th. Time permitting, I’ll enjoy a walk down by the river before a power nap at home. 

Dinner. Out the door with my amazing ribs (and my family that I typically find amazing too) for a potluck and fireworks at a friend's house. Happy, happy day. 

Plan early and have a safe, and fun 4th of July from all of us at Tri-Fun.

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