Arts and Culture
Walla Walla was ranked one of the 100 best small art towns in America by author John Villani in 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, and for good reason. Walla Walla offers more than a dozen art galleries, three theaters and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. The Walla Walla symphony performs works by noted Washington State composers. Artistic Director and Conductor Yaacov Bergman also conducts symphony orchestras in New York, the Philippines and throughout Europe.
Blues and jazz are also popular in the Valley. You can catch a concert almost every weekend. In addition, the area’s three colleges stage plays, concerts, sponsor lectures and gallery tours add to the cultural flair of the community.
Visit downtown Walla Walla and get a glimpse into its past. The turn-of-the-century architecture has been beautifully restored, turning Walla Walla’s street-scape into a one-of-kind location that whispers of days gone by.
Visitors and shoppers will find more than 350 businesses. Discover an exciting mix of art galleries, gift shops, cafes, antique shops, clothing stores and other specialty retailers.
Come savor the fine wines from the Walla Walla Valley. Taste the flavors that consistently win national and international acclaim. Many of the valley’s outstanding wineries are open for tasting and tours. Please contact individual wineries for additional information.
Walla Walla Valley Wineries produce and host special wine-tasting events and festivities to toast the Valley's proud heritage and its prevailing identity as North America's "New Wine Country." Check the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance event calendar for details.