No big community celebration at State Fair Park this year for the 4th of July because of COVID-19 restrictions however the city does have an idea about how you can have fun. A news release from the city says you can show your patriotic spirit this week by filling sidewalks and driveways with festive chalk art to brighten local neighborhoods. So get out the chalk and decorate the driveway and sidewalks with chalk art to celebrate the 4th of July. After you've completed your art city officials urge you to post your creations on social media using the #ChalkYakima hashtag.

"Along with making sure sidewalks are passable while chalk artists are creating their designs, people taking part in the #ChalkYakima 4th of July event need to make sure to follow all COVID-19 safety advice from public health officials including social distancing guidelines and mask-wearing requirements. Chalk artists should not create designs on roadways."