Sacajawea Heritage Days runs Sept. 27-28 at Sacajawea State Park off Highway 12 east of Pasco.
The family event features re-enactments of early American life from the explorers who first came to the area as well as the lives of the Native Americans who have always lived here.
The festival starts with a school kids day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28. The annual Discover Pass has been waived each day by the Washington State Parks Department.
Heritage Days, organized by the Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association, started in 2003 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
There will be Lewis & Clark re-enactors and members of the Umatilla, Yakama and Wanapum nations, along with mountain men encampments, museum representatives, and other people who will share their skills and knowledge about what life was like nearly two centuries ago.
A nighttime campfire program at the park starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and includes a bonfire, storytelling and singing.
There will be food booths on site both days, and a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 with proceeds to help fund next year's Heritage Days event.
For more information, go to www.mctama.org or call 492-1555.