On the road for May 20: Dam light show
JEFFREY P. MAYOR
What: Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam
When: 10 p.m. nightly, starting May 26; in August the show starts at 9 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. in September. The shows conclude on Sept. 30.
Where: Grand Coulee Dam, Coulee City
What it’s about: See the story of the mighty Columbia River unfold as brilliant lasers shine on the face of the biggest screen in the world, the dam itself.
Good places to watch: Among the best places to watch the 36-minute show are below the visitors arrival center; you can see and hear the show from the landscaped bleachers on the east side of the bridge; Douglas Park on the right side of Columbia Avenue two blocks past the visitors center in the town of Coulee Dam; the Third Power House parking area east across bridge; and Crown Point Vista, one mile off State Route 174 West (Milepost 19.5).
Listen in to the show: You can hear the narrated show broadcast on 90.1 FM.
Other weekend events: The Washington State Bass Anglers Sportsman Society fishing tournament will take place on Banks Lake May 26-28; 509-633-2671. The Isle of Flags will commemorate those who have served the country, Spring Canyon Cemetery, State Route 174E. There will be a dedication at 11 a.m. May 31. The Veteran’s Breakfast will be held 6-11 a.m. May 26 and 28, Veterans’ Hall, State Route 155, Electric City.
Cost: The laser show is free.
Information: Call the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center at 509-633-9265 or visit usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/gcvc/visitorcenter.html