Welcome to our Blue Zones Project
Walla Walla Valley Events Page!

Blue Zones Project helps communities across the country make the healthy choice the easy choice. We’re organizing dozens of opportunities for local residents to learn more, get moving and connect with each other and Blue Zones Project – both virtually and in-person. Explore and register for our free events below!

September Events

Karlas Moai

Walking Moai - Join a Walking Group! (Moderate Pace/ Spanish Speaking available) 1203 W. Pine St., Tommy's Dutch Lunch parking lot, Sept. 16, 6 - 7 p.m.

Join one of our Walking Moais. A moai is a group of like-minded people who gather for a similar purpose - like walking!

At the initial walk on September 16th your leader will collect the group's information and lead walks for 10 more weeks. This group will walk between 2 - 3 miles each week at a moderate pace.

Babies in strollers, kids who can keep up, and friendly dogs are welcome!

Get to know new friends and neighbors, be held accountable to get out of the house, and start walking with us today!

Walk with your Neighbors


VOLUNTEER, Count Pedestrians and Bicyclists with us, 9/14 - 10/2

Blue Zones is counting bicyclists and pedestrians this fall to:

  1. Create baseline data so we can determine if more people in the community start biking or walking because of the Blue Zones Project. 
  2. Help to inform our region's Active Transportation Plan.
  3. Assist our local governments seek funding for safety improvements in our valley.

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Zumba in the Park, Washington Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21 - Oct. 14

Join YMCA Zumba instructor, Paula Nichols every Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks in Washington Park!

Zumba is a form of exercise where you dance to different kinds of lively tunes, often Latin-American inspired such as salsa, merengue and samba, as well as other types of modern music like hip hop and Bollywood. No dance experience is necessary.

Meet up with Paula in the park and dance your way into a healthy lifestyle.

I Want to Dance with Paula

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VOLUNTEER, American Cancer Society Picnic in the Park, Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (3-hour shifts)

Spend some time with the BZP team and volunteer at our Blue Zones Project Booth!

There are several 2 - 3 hour volunteer shifts throughout this fun and worthwhile event.  We will be chatting with our neighbors about BZP and registering them for upcoming events.

Pioneer Park will be filled with food trucks, vendors, music, and other community advocates like Blue Zones!  This should be a great time!

I Want to Volunteer


October Events Coming Soon!