News / Events

News & Events for Sunbanks Resort and the Coulee Corridor Area

April 2017

April 22-23, Triple Fish Challenge – Coulee Playland Resort

May 2017

May 12-14, Colorama Festival, Rodeo & Fun Run – North Dam Park

Sunbanks Blues FestivalMay 18-21, Sunbanks Music Festival – Sunbanks Lake Resort

June 2017

June 8, Culpepper & Meriweather Circus – North Dam Park

June 18, Koulee Kids Fest – Throughout Area

July 2017

July 4, Festival of America – Visitor Center Park

Sept 2017

Sunbanks Blues FestivalSept. 7-10, Sunbanks Music Festival – Sunbanks Lake Resort

Sept. 15-17, Harvest Festival – North Dam Park

Sept. 16, Run the Dam – Top of the Dam

Dec 2017

Dec. 2, Vintners & Brewers Tasting & Auction – Coulee Dam Town Hall

January – December 2016

Banks Lake is open year round for fishing.

April 2016

April 1, 2016, Daily Grand Coulee Dam guided tours resume. Contact the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center at 509-633-9265 for tour times.

April 23 and 24, Fourth Annual Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge. At Coulee Playland Resort on Banks Lake in Electric City. Call 509-633-2671 for tournament information. For camping/lodging information call Sunbanks Lake Resort at 888-822-7195.

Apr 9 – Apr 10th 2016, Nixon’s Marine/Northwest Bass
Apr 16 – Apr 17th 2016, Washington State B.A.S.S. Nation Federation

May 2016

Grand Coulee Dam guided tours are now daily at 10AM, Noon, 2PM, 4PM.

May 6-8, 2016, 55th Colorama Festival & Pro-West Rodeo. Arts, crafts, carnival, entertainment, art show and food booths. Saturday: Cowboy Breakfast from 6:30AM-11:00AM at the Senior Center on Main Street. Colorama Parade starts at 11:00AM. Rodeo at the Delano Rodeo Grounds at 3:00PM. Sunday: Over The Dam Run at 8:00AM. Contact www.trifreaks.com for more information. Friday Ridge Riders Rodeo at 6:00pm and Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Delano Rodeo Grounds.

Sunbanks Blues FestivalSunbanks Resort Rhythm & Blues FestivalMay 19-22, 2016. Outdoor stage features blues bands from around the state and country performing against the gorgeous backdrop of Banks Lake.

For more information on the Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival, including the this years entertainers, click here including dates, bands, the lineup, or visit SunbanksFestival.com. For more information on tickets, accommodations and reservations, visit the pricing page.

May 23-July 31, 2016, Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show. See the story of the mighty Columbia River unfold as brilliant lasers shine on the face of the biggest screen in the world — the face of the Grand Coulee Dam. 10:00PM nightly. Contact the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor’s Center at 509-633-9265 for additional information.

May 21-22, 2016 Spokane Walleye Club

May 23-30, 2016, Washington State Federation Bass Jamboree fishing tournament at Coulee Playland, Banks Lake, Electric City. Call 509-633-2671 for tournament information. For camping/lodging information call Sunbanks Lake Resort at 888-822-7195.

Veteran’s Motorcycle Rally – Check back for exact dates.

June 2016

Stateline Outboard Racing Association boat races in Osborn Bay. (Dates coming soon)

Coulee Cruizers Car Club “Best Rod Run by A Dam Site” at North Dam Park. For more information contact 509-633-0836 or thomasnieb@netscape.net. Check back for exact dates.

Annual Koulee Kids Day. Featuring family fun and activities throughout the Coulee. Contests, games, prizes and more! Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 800-268-5332 for more information.  Check back for exact dates.

Truck Camper Rally.  Check back for exact dates.

June 29 – Sept 14, 2015, Grand Coulee Saturday Market – 8:30 am to 12:30px at Midway Avenue, Grand Coulee

Jun 4 – Jun 55, 2016, Limit Out Marine
Jun 18 – Jun 19, 2016, Banks Lake Bass Club

July 2016

Colville Confederated Tribes Pow-Wow and Encampment. The 4th of July Pow Wow is Colville Tribe’s largest cultural event and attracts singers and dancers from throughout Indian Country. Be prepared for a parade, vendors, games and more. Pow Wow Encampment is in Nespelem, 17 miles north of Grand Coulee Dam on Hwy 155. For more information visit www.colvilletribes.com/tourism.php or call 509-634-2200.

July 1-4th, 2016, Festival of America 4th of July celebration. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, food booths, live entertainment and the famous fireworks display over the Grand Coulee Dam. The fireworks follow the laser light show at 10:35PM on July 4th.

Jul 16, 2016, Potholes Bass Club
Jul 23 – Jul 24, 2016 Northend Bass Club

August 2016

August 1-31, 2016, Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show. See the story of the mighty Columbia River unfold as brilliant lasers shine on the face of the biggest screen in the world — the face of the Grand Coulee Dam. 9:30PM nightly. Contact the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor’s Center at 509-633-9265 for additional information.

August 1st-2nd, 2016, Coulee Playland Open bass fishing tournament at Coulee Playland, Banks Lake, Electric City. Call 509-633-2671 for more information regarding the tournament. For camping/lodging information call Sunbanks Lake Resort at 888-822-7195.

Aug 6 – 7, 2016, Banks Lake Bass Club
Aug 27 – Aug 28, 2016, American Bass Association

September 2016

September 1-31, 2016, Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show. See the story of the mighty Columbia River unfold as brilliant lasers shine on the face of the biggest screen in the world — the face of the Grand Coulee Dam. 8:30PM nightly. Contact the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor’s Center at 509-633-9265 for additional information.

Sunbanks Blues Festival

Sunbanks Resort Rhythm & Blues Festival: Sep 8-11, 2016. Outdoor stage features blues band from around the state and country performing against the gorgeous backdrop of Banks Lake.

For more information on the Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival, including dates, bands, the lineup and more, visit SunbanksFestival.com. For more information on tickets, accommodations and reservations, visit the pricing page.

North Dam Park the Grand Coulee Dam Area 4th Annual Harvest Festival. Check back for exact dates.

October 2016

October 1-2, 2016, Washington State Federation. Call 509-633-2671 for more information regarding the tournament. For camping/lodging information call Sunbanks Lake Resort at 888-822-7195.

Oct 22 – Oct 23, 2016, Inland Empire Bass Club

November 2016

Holiday Bazaars. Bazaars are located at the Senior Center, Eagles Club and at the Ridge Riders Rodeo grounds in Delano. Check back for exact dates.

November 5-6, 2016, Frostbite Open bass fishing tournament. Call 509-633-2671 for more information regarding the tournament. For camping/lodging information call Sunbanks Lake Resort at 888-822-7195.

December 2016

GCDA Chamber of Commerce’s “Christmas Elegance in The Coulee”. Fund-raiser wine and beer tasting and auction featuring the best in Northwest microbrews and wines, silent and live auction items, great food, cash drawings and more. Call the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce at 509-633-3074 for more information. Check back for exact dates..

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