Watch Tri-Cities history come to life during Heritage Days at Sacajawea State Park

Watch Tri-Cities history come to life during Heritage Days at Sacajawea State Park

Over 200 years ago, Lewis and Clark stopped in Pasco on their way to the Pacific Ocean. This weekend, reenactments of that expedition will take place at Sacajawea State Park.

The reenactment is one of many activities happening at Heritage Days, an annual event that gives visitors a taste of the area’s history, spanning decades. Attendees will get to watch Native American dancers, learn from wood carvers and mountain men and much more.

“It’s a good place to bring children,” said Sharon Stewart, event coordinator for Heritage Days. “They will learn from it and they’ll enjoy it.”

Around 1,700 kids from multiple school districts were at the park on Friday. Saturday’s event is open to anyone and is free. It will start with a flag presentation by Yakama Warriors at 9:45 a.m., and other events and activities will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heritage Days is put on by Friends of Sacajawea State Park, and they rely heavily on donations and grants. Last year’s event brought in about 9,000 people over the two days.

For more information on Heritage Days, click here.