The third annual See3Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is happening in Richland on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 & 15 but the pre-festivities begin Friday, July 13.
George Washington Way, near John Dam Plaza will close to traffic beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for this family friendly, three-day extravaganza.
Motor vehicles traveling on George Washington Way, from Lee Boulevard north to Swift Boulevard will be directed to nearby Jadwin Avenue. The parking lot off Knight Street at John Dam Plaza will also be closed.
Event participants are encouraged to park at Richland City Hall, the Federal Building Parking lot or the parking lot on Lee and Jadwin.
The tournament, which has 255+ teams registered, takes place on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on George Washington Way in Central Richland. While this stretch of roadway will be closed to through traffic, businesses will remain open and can be accessed from Newton Street and Lee Boulevard.
On Friday, food vendors will open in John Dam Plaza and the movie “Space Jam,” rated PG, will play on an inflatable screen at dusk. On Saturday and Sunday, the fun begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Saturday evening, a Pink Floyd tribute band will play from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.