It's almost time for farmers markets to open in Yakima under COVID-19 restrictions. The Downtown Yakima Farmer's Market is set to open on May 23 through October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market is located on South 3rd Street in Downtown Yakima. The other market, the Yakima Farmers Market will be open May 9 through October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. That market is located in the parking lot of the Valley Mall near Sears. Masks and social distancing will be required and other restrictions may be in place depending upon what phase of the state's reopening plan the county is in when the markets open. But both markets were able to successfully operate last summer despite the pandemic.
Every summer before the COVID-19 pandemic
Andrew Holt, the Executive Director of the Downtown Association of Yakima says they haven't yet made a final decision about a very popular activity called "Downtown Summer Nights" concerts. The concerts on Front Street In Downtown Yakima were cancelled last summer because of the pandemic. Holt says the decision is really based upon what phase of the state's reopening plan Yakima will be in during the summer. He says a final decision is expected by the middle of next month. Last month Holt told KIT News it's unlikely the concert series will be held this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of what decision is made there are other events that are planned for the summer months including live comedy and concerts at the Seasons Performance Hall on Naches Avenue. The first comedy show at Seasons Performance Hall is set for May 15. Check out the story at

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