Top 10 Things to Do Around the Yakima Valley This Weekend
For the first time in weeks, nobody's warning us about 100-plus degree days around the Yakima Valley -- which means we can enjoy some just-right events in some just-right weather this weekend.
And just in time, we've got 10 ideas for how to enjoy these last days of summer.
If you're like us, you're already thinking weekend by Thursday night. So that's where we'll start ...
Downtown Summer Nights5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, North Front Street
Enjoy Massey Ferguson + the Dusty 45s as Yakima's favorite free street party closes out the 2017 season. A beer and wine garden, food vendors and children's activities make this family-friendly gathering a family favorite.
Highland Community DaysFriday-Sunday, Tieton City Park
Food, floats, classic cars, dancing horses -- you name it, it's part of one of the area's most beloved small-town celebrations. As usual, the parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m. sharp, so don't be late!
Music in the Vines7 p.m. Friday at the Hackett Ranch, 2620 Draper Road
Seattle alt-Americana band Vaudeville Etiquette returns to Yakima with more dynamic roots/classic rock sounds. Doors open at 5, show starts at 7 pm. Get tickets here.
Sangria WeekendFriday-Sunday, Silver Lake Winery 1500 Vintage Road, ZillahSample the tastes of Spain -- sangria! -- this weekend in Zillah. Squeeze Inn tacos and live music from 2-5 p.m. Saturday.
Yakima Blues and Brews Bash3:30-10 p.m. Saturday, North Front StreetTop-flight musicians and the best beer-makers in town bring you hours of local brews and blues. Details here.
Wine Divas Summer White Party6-10 p.m., 4th Street Theater, 14 S. Fourth St.
You and your girlfriends deserve a little "me" time -- and somebody needs to raise a glass to a Michael Jackson tribute show. Why not all those things (PLUS shopping, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes) in one night? Admission is $30 in advance -- click here for details.
The Art of Beadwork & Cornhusk Weaving1-4 p.m. Saturday, Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive
Six Yakama and Nez Perce artists offer free demonstrations of how they approach their crafts. No reservations necessary.
Viva La Musica5 p.m. Sunday, Miller Park, 502 N. Fourth St.
Chikos de La Banda entertains at this week's free neighborhood concert.
Take a hike!Whenever you're ready -- Cowiche Canyon
Enjoy one of the Yakima Valley's purest gems -- with the weather cooling, hike Cowiche Canyon's trail system and rejuvenate your mind and body. Click here for directions and routes.
Take in a Hawks Game!7 p.m. Friday -- Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Yeah, yeah -- it's only preseason, but it's still been a LONG TIME since we've gotten to watch ANY football around here. If you can't get to the game, listen in for live broadcasts on our sister station, 94.5 KATS-FM, all season long.