Memorial Day Kicked it off and the Fourth of July nailed it down...Summer is here and if the 114 degree temperature doesn't confirm it for you, maybe this year's list of Yakima City Parks activities will do the job!

The COVID pandemic shut 'er down last year but now that the State is open for business it's time to get back to the business of Summer Fun with three different series of entertainment!


Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson says, “The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors... relax and listen to great music or watch family films in a beautiful park.”

The Summer Sunset Concert Series at Franklin Park, 2101 Tieton Drive, is 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following Fridays:

  • July 9th           DieBruder (classic rock)
  • July 16th            Star Anna (alt-country)
  • July 23rd         Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys (acoustic, alternative rock, pop, folk)
  • July 30th         Talbott Brothers (folk rock)
  • Aug. 6th          Bodies on the Beach (indie rock)
  • Aug. 13th        Massy Ferguson (Americana)

The Flair and Flavor of Mexican music takes center stage with the Viva La Musica at Miller Park, beginning  Sunday, July 11thth. Miller Park will also host the following concerts on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 at the park on the corner of North 4th Street and East E Street

  • July 11th         Cruzados Musical
  • July 18th         Los de Alla
  • July 25th         Destinados

Viva La Musica is then on the move from Miller to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on the corner of South 8th Street and East Beech Street for concerts from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following Sundays ;

    • Aug. 1st            Los Nuevos Sierreños
    • Aug. 8th           Banda Reyna de Sur
    • Aug.15th          Los Nuevos Principes de al Banda

Viva La Musica’s finale for this summer will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 12th at Miller Park featuring Mariachi Barajas, Rafaga de Tierra Caliente and Mariachi Barajas.

The Summer Cinema season offers some great family flicks at Chesterley Park, on the corner of 40th Avenue and River Road. The movies will each begin at sunset, about 8:30 pm, on six Sundays. The film series features:

  • July 11th         Matilda
  • July 18th         Coco
  • July 25th         Dolittle
  • Aug. 1st           Playing with Fire
  • Aug. 8th          Avengers Endgame
  • Aug. 16th        Frozen

For more information, call 575-6020

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