Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam continues through September 30

Grand Coulee Dam (photo by Cheryl Landes)

The laser light show at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington resumed on Memorial Day weekend after a break due to COVID-19. The half-hour show is project on the dam’s spillway, and admission is free.

There’s a viewing area with benches outside the dam’s visitor center, which provides a close-up of the show. The two-part show starts with a five-minute “Coulee Toon”, starring a beaver who talks about the things to do in the area. Pictures of each activity is projected on the spillway when the beaver mentions them.

Part 2 is “One River, Many Voices”, where a grandmother tells a story to her granddaughter about the original peoples who lived in the area, the development of the dam, and how different cultures live there today.

The show starts at 10 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-July 31, 9:30 p.m. August 1-31, and 8:30 p.m. September 1-31. Tickets and reservations are not required. Free parking is available at the visitors center, and it’s a short walk from there to the viewing area.

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