This 4th of July in 2013, 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 old-fashioned fun for kids, a pie eating contest, live entertainment and a carnival with exciting rides for the young -and young at heart. The day of fun culminates in a fantastic, 20-minute long fireworks display.
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!
Main Stage Headliner: Country Star Mark Wills!
Mark Wills first hit the Country Music Scene in 1996. Since his debut in '96, he has released Seven albums... Of his albums, "Wish You Were Here" is the best-selling, with a platinum certification from the RIAA. This album's title track and the late 2002 release "19 Somethin'" both reached number one on the country music charts. Besides these, six more of his singles have reached Top Ten on the charts: debut single "Jacob's Ladder", "Places I've Never Been", "I Do (Cherish You)", "Don't Laugh at Me", "She's in Love" and a cover version of Brian McKnight's "Back at One". Mark Wills won the ACM for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998.
See Mark perform live at approximately 8:35pm on July 4th. He'll be singing the National Anthem at the start of the Fireworks!
Admission and parking are free all day!
Take the bus to the Fairgrounds for Free - Yakima Transit Park &
July 4th (only) 3:30 pm - 11:30pm
Eisenhower High School (on 40th Avenue)
Gateway Center (near Target) - Gateway Center (Office Max / Target) on Fair Avenue. Two pick up points: One at north end near Office Max and one at the south end, near US Cellular / Target. Please park in the perimeter of the parking lot so that Gateway customers can still access the stores. Do NOT to park in the stores’ disabled parking stalls. Please follow these instructions, so that the businesses at Gateway will continue to welcome these shuttles on the 4th in years to come!
No fare is required to ride the free shuttle, but a $1 donation per person would be appreciated.
Extra buses will be on duty after the fireworks show to get everyone back
to their cars quickly.
NOTE: Only service dogs are allowed on the State Fair Park grounds – no pets.
Celebrate Independence Day the community way . . .with family, friends
and neighbors at State Fair Park (Central Washington State Fairgrounds)!