This 4th of July in 2018, the fun will once again be found at State Fair Park in Yakima, Washington. You won’t want to miss a fabulous family-oriented Fourth of July, complete with a carnival with exciting rides for the young and young at heart. The day of fun culminates in a fantastic fireworks display.
Special Events in 2018
Essay Contest - What's America Mean to You?
Essay Contest Rubric & Entry Form
Old Fashioned Red, White & Blue Parade
Yakima Apple Jam2 Battle of the Bands
winners to perform on the 4th!
Bring your own picnic to share with family and friends or purchase food from one of the many vendors you’ll find throughout the fairgrounds. Stake out a spot on the lawns for the day, starting at noon ... and stay to watch the fireworks display at 10:00 pm!
Admission and parking are free all day - noon to 11:00pm!
Take the bus to the Fairgrounds for Free
Yakima Transit Park &
Going to the Yakima 4th of July Celebration? Yakima Transit's shuttle bus makes getting there and back fast, easy, fun and free! Shuttle bus service will be provided from three free park and ride locations:
- Gateway Center - Fair Avenue near Target
- Eisenhower High School - Tieton Drive and 40th Ave.
- Wide Hollow School - 72nd Avenue
July 4th (only) 3:30-9:30pm and 10:30-11:30pm
(running every 15-20 minutes)
Buses will run continuously from all lots from 3:30pm to 9:30pm and then from 10:30pm to 11:30pm, with additional buses on duty after the fireworks to get everyone home quickly. For information call Yakima Transit at (509) 5756175.
Union Gap Transit
Union Gap Transit is offering a FREE shuttle service from Union Gap’s City Hall Annex, across the street from City Hall, to the State Fair Park for the 4th of July celebration:
- Catch the Union Gap Shuttle at the Union Gap City Hall Annex
- 3:30-9:30 and 10:30-11:30 pm
- The Shuttle will run every 15-20 minutes
Celebrate Independence Day the community way ... with family, friends
and neighbors at State Fair Park (Central Washington State Fairgrounds)!
NOTE: In keeping with the policies of State Fair Park, only service animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds during the 4th of July event - no pets.