Last year the COVID-19 pandemic canceled a lot of fun stuff including the annual 4th of July celebration but not this year. The fun is back in a big way at Yakima's State Fair Park. The city and county have partnered to fund the celebration that actually starts on Friday, July 2 with a big carnival that continues into Sunday, July 4. The carnival will be held in the south parking lot. Officials say ride all day carnival wrist bands are available each day as well as individual ride tickets.

There's also a kids zone open that will feature face painting, a giant coloring wall, and games. A Corn Hole demonstration and play by the local Corn Hole Club and a beer garden. 12 Food vendors will also keep you from getting hungry plus live music, with the Yakima Applejam Allstars, presented by Yakima Federal Savings & Loan.

A press release says "Yakima Applejam Allstars Entertainment starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until firework show begins. AppleJam Emcee this year is Yakima’s Own favorite deejay personality Sarah J. from Townsquare Media’s 107.3 KFFM.
The lineup includes past Applejam winners: Arissa Connel, Jaden Garza, Bad Habit, Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys with special guest Chase Craig Band.
The fireworks show starts at 10:00 p.m. on the 4th of July.
Free Yakima Transit bus service on the 4th of July only –Pick up from (3) three separate locations from 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm and then return from 10:30 pm to midnight

· Eisenhower High School parking lot off Tieton Drive

· Gateway Center on Fair Avenue (Target

· Wide Hollow Elementary @ 1000 South 72nd Avenue


Stop by State Fair Park’s ticket office located at 1301 S Fair Avenue from Noon – 8:00 pm on the 4th of July only, to take advantage of this special promotion. 2021 Adult Fair Admission tickets will be available for $8.00 each (limit 10 per order). The Central Washington State Fair will run September 24 – October 3, 2021.

The 4th of July Celebration event and parking are free and please remember there is no pets, outside alcohol or BBQ’s allowed."

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