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Washington State University Spectacular Shows

Fill your senses with music, dance, art, and new ideas

See chart-topping entertainers. Find endless options for fun. It’s no wonder that Pullman stands among Washington’s Top 5 most exciting places to live.

On campus

Entertainment, arts, and celebrations

Beasley Coliseum

Your destination for major WSU Pullman events

Black History Month

An annual February celebration

Performing arts

Professional theater, music, and performance art

Festival of Contemporary Art Music

Celebrating contemporary art music and the composers who create it

Libraries’ Atrium Music

Lunch-hour concerts held most Fridays during the academic year

Museum of Art

Meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation

Pah-Loots-Pu Pow Wow

A gathering for all, with songs and dances of indigenous people

School of Music

Must-see events for music lovers

Student Entertainment Board

Art exhibits, concerts, movie screenings, and more

Humanitas Festival

A celebration of arts from around the world

Exhibits, lectures, and workshops

Museum of Anthropology

Archaeological collections from Eastern Washington, as well as objects representative of the culture of Native American tribes in the Inland Northwest since contact with Europeans

Bear Center

For research, education, and conservation of bears worldwide. See live grizzly bears!

Conner Natural History Museum

The largest public collection of preserved birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest—more than 700 species

James Entomological Collection

Over 1.25 million specimens of insects and related arthropods, the majority from the Pacific Northwest

Mycological Herbarium

Approximately 70,000 specimens of fungi. Located in the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building. Visits by appointment.

Geology museums

The Jacklin Collection of cut and polished petrified wood, the Culver Study Memorial, and the S. Elroy McCaw Fluorescent Mineral Display

Jewett Observatory

A window to the heavens, with the largest refracting telescope in the state of Washington

Ownbey Herbarium

Nearly 350,000 specimens of plants and lichens

Potter Memorial Lecture Series (Department of Philosophy)

A lecture from an internationally known philosopher

Student Entertainment Board

Art exhibits, movie screenings, and more

University Planetarium

Take a sky tour, led by the Department of Astronomy

Wellbeing Program workshops and events

Improving the quality of life for individuals and communities

Robert P. Worthman Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum

Hundreds of preserved specimens of large and small domestic animals, birds, and wild species


Off campus

In Pullman

Festival Dance and Performing Arts

Performances by acclaimed ballet, modern dance, jazz, musical theater, and ethnic dance companies

The Bell Tower

Folk, indie, rock, hip hop—hear it all at this concert house and event venue

Palouse Choral Society

Performing music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, through to 20th century and contemporary choral works

National Lentil Festival

Food, music, arts and crafts—all in celebration of a wonderful little legume

Palouse Discovery Science Center

Hands-on activities let kids of all ages explore scientific concepts

Pullman Civic Theatre

Affordable, live entertainment for the community. Creative outlets and educational opportunities for theater participants of all ages.

Village Center Cinemas

8 screens of entertainment

Washington Idaho Symphony

Bringing live classical music to the people of the Palouse

In neighboring towns

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn

A former dairy barn transformed into a center for regional, fine, and folk art. Located in Uniontown, 17 miles southeast of Pullman.

The Bank Left Gallery

A regional arts gallery located in the Old Bank Building in downtown Palouse, 15 miles northeast of Pullman

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

An historic (circa 1908) movie theater, concert hall, and home of Moscow Community Theater. Located in downtown Moscow, Idaho, 10 miles west of Pullman.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Renowned jazz masters join with students to celebrate a truly American form of music. Held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, 10 miles west of Pullman.

McConnell Mansion Museum

An historic 2-story house built in 1886, restored to reflect periods in its history. Located in Moscow, Idaho, 10 miles west of Pullman.

Moscow Farmers’ Market

A Saturday morning event that celebrates local farmers, artists, craftspeople, and musicians. Held May through October in downtown Moscow, Idaho, 10 miles west of Pullman.

Moscow Renaissance Fair

An annual celebration of spring with artisans, food, music, crafts, and more. Held the first weekend of May in East City Park in Moscow, Idaho, 10 miles west of Pullman.

Red Barn Farms

A country venue for festivals and concerts, located 14 miles south of Pullman

Rendezvous in the Park

A mid-July outdoor concert series held in East City Park in Moscow, Idaho, 10 miles west of Pullman

Entertainment all around you

Another college town next door

Just 7 miles east of Pullman lies the University of Idaho, which forms the heart of another college town called Moscow. With two towns just ten minutes apart, you can choose from twice as many entertainment options.

Easy drive to major cities

Eager to travel? It’s less than a day’s drive to any major city in the Pacific Northwest.