Fourth of July Events In Yakima – Our Top 5
4th of July in Yakima means fireworks, BBQ and enjoying time with friends and family underneath the hot summer sun. Here are a few things that are going on to celebrate our nation's independence.
Naturally, the place to be in Yakima on the 4th of July is at the fairgrounds. It always features live music, this year from Chris August. You'll definitely want to bring the kids for all of the children's activities like hot dog and pie eating contests, 3-legged races, tug-of-war and more. The Yakima fireworks festival also features carnival rides for those who can't wait to get on some rides before the state fair in late September. Best of all, it's free to get in and enjoy the atmosphere. The Yakima Transit even offers free bus rides to and from the fairgrounds.
11am – Parade begins on Warehouse Ave. and proceeds to Sixth Street. After the parade, meet up at noon at Sunnyside High School stadium, 16th and Edison Avenues. Vendors, hot dog and pie eating contests, talent show, chili cook-off and the Miss Patriotic Pageant. Fireworks at dusk. Free admission.
If you live closer to Prosser, they have a great 4th of July celebration as well at City Park. Featuring a little something for everyone, there's a car show, sack races, obstacle course and even Bingo. There's a kiddie parade that starts at the courthouse at 1pm. Little Miss Prosser and Little Junior Miss Prosser contestants are on hand and the fireworks begin at dusk – usually just before 10pm from the Prosser Rotary Club.
A quick trip to Goldendale will get you to Maryhill Winery and their 4th of July celebration. Lasting all weekend long from 1pm to 5pm Saturday, Sunday and on the 4th of July on Monday. Live music each of those days with great food, drinks and the scenery that only Maryhill Winery can provide.
Every 4th of July you expect to see large explosions up in the sky. Why not change it up and enjoy watching some explosions on the ground. On the 4th of July there's a great demolition derby at the Yakima Speedway. The event will feature the annual Demo Derby and Compact Car Derby as well as the Hornet division. Admission for featured races is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and military w/ ID, and $5 for children 5 and older.