Happy Fourth of July! We have once again arrived to a day of many pastimes. Eating watermelon, something off the grill, fighting bees, shooing flies and watching fireworks? Hopefully. For an open lover of things that sparkle lifting my head to the sky to watch the entire thing sparkle, sigh, is really satisfying.

So where can you go AND how can you get there?

CLICK HERE if you are not from the Yakima area and you are wanting to come this way

The Yakima Fairgrounds, located at 1301 S Fair Ave, Yakima, WA 98901.

Open 11am-11pm. Entrance to the park is free and you are allowed to bring your own food and drinks (be smart and safe) chairs and blankets. Access to food for sale (bring cash) carnival rides for purchase ($25 wristband for all day rides) a beer garden and live entertainment. The 2nd Annual Yakima Apple Jam2 Battle of the Bands. All day long :)

There are a bunch of free ways to get to the Yakima Fairgrounds! Woohoo! So if you want to drink, NO EXCUSE to drive :)

Take the bus to the Fairgrounds for Free

Yakima Transit Park & Ride

Going to the Yakima 4th of July Celebration?  Yakima Transit's shuttle bus makes getting there and back fast, easy, fun and free! Shuttle bus service will be provided from three free park and ride locations:

  • Gateway Center - Fair Avenue near Target
  • Eisenhower High School - Tieton Drive and 40th Ave.
  • Wide Hollow School - 72nd Avenue

July 4th (only) 3:30-9:30pm and 10:30-11:30pm
(running every 15-20 minutes)

Buses will run continuously from all lots from 3:30pm to 9:30pm and then from 10:30pm to 11:30pm, with additional buses on duty after the fireworks to get everyone home quickly.  For information call Yakima Transit at (509) 575­6175.

Union Gap Transit

Union Gap Transit is offering a FREE shuttle service from Union Gap’s City Hall Annex, across the street from City Hall, to the State Fair Park for the 4th of July celebration:

  • Catch the Union Gap Shuttle at the Union Gap City Hall Annex
  • 3:30-9:30 and 10:30-11:30 pm
  • The Shuttle will run every 15-20 minutes

Celebrate Independence Day the community way ... with family, friends and neighbors at State Fair Park (Central Washington State Fairgrounds)!

Pet Policy

NOTE: In keeping with the policies of State Fair Park, only service animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds during the 4th of July event - no pets.

Selah, WA - Selah Independence Day Celebration 2:30pm-9:30pm

Food, vendors, activities for the kids and of course the fireworks beginning at dusk

For Granger, WA Hinsley Park is said to have a good view

Sunnyside, WA the Sunnyside High School is also said to have a good view

If you know of other places that are a great way to catch the show from a vehicle please message me @sarahjthedj on social media (facebook,twitter,instagram, snapchat)

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!

Love,

Sarah J