Event Schedule Location

Event Schedule

Food Vendors Children's Activities Water Fun Basketball Carnival
Parade Entertainment Beer Garden Fireworks  

The park will be open to the public from noon until 11:00 pm on the 4th of July.


Food Vendors

You can bring a picnic to enjoy with your family and friends during the daylong celebration or you can purchase a large array of food and drink from one of the many concessionaires that will be open to serve you from noon to 11:30 pm.

Due to safety precautions, NO charcoal or gas/propane barbecues will be allowed on the grounds.

Children's Activities

“Old Fashion” kids games at the 4th of July FunFest! Kids can enjoy sack races, jump ropes, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spiting contest, and more.

Bricks 4 Kidz, will also be at the event, offering a LEGO-based educational exhibit for kids.



The Old Fashioned Red, White and Blue Parade will wind through the fairgrounds starting at the County Stadium and returning to the stadium.

The parade will start around 2:45-3:00 pm. Staging starts at 1:00pm, south of the Pippins Baseball field.

We encourage everyone to wear Red, White and Blue clothing to celebrate!

Parade Application


Water Fun

There will be an inflatable Water Slide from noon to 9:00pm available to children throughout the day.

The Yakima Valley Fire Department will have an aerial truck shooting water into a play area from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.


Free Shoot Basketball

Noon - 9:00pm on 1 2 courts



The carnival rides are a big attraction on the weekend of the 4th of July:

Date Open
July 4 (Wednesday) noon to 10:00 pm – $20 wristband
July 5 (Thursday) 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $20 wristband
July 6 (Friday) 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $20 wristband
July 7 (Saturday) 2:00 pm to Midnight - $25.00 wristband

*All closing times above are estimates depending on crowd.

Pricing for Carnival rides:

  • Single Ride Tickets - $.50 each
  • Sheet of 120 tickets for $50.00
  • Sheet of 250 tickets for $100.00
  • July 1, 2, 3 - All day wristband for $20.00
  • July 4 – All day wristband $25.00
  • The Sundola will not be operating this year.



Live entertainment on stage - Yakima Apple Jam2 Battle of the Bands.  Radio DJ’s from Radio Yakima will be MCing the entertainment on stage.

Old Fashioned Red, White and Blue Parade
2:45-3:00 Start of the Parade

Stage Performance Schedule

12:30 Show opens – Intros from KXDD personalities
12:35 - Whitley Snider - POP
1:00 - Raegan Bebee – COUNTRY POP
1:30 - This Guy! – BLUES / SURF / ROCK
2:00 - Arissa Connel – POP / ROCK / COUNTRY
2:30 - Nicole Rene- POP / FOLK VOCALIST
3:00 - Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys – ACCOUSTIC POP
3:30 - Awards
4:30 - Show opens Intros from KXDD personalities
4:40 - Legz – POP VOCALIST - 2017 Solo Winner – Encore
5:00 - Release The Cracken- ROCK
5:40 - Short Side of the WishBone- ROCK
6:20 - Rooster Illusion - ROCK
7:00 - Leviticuss – HIP HOP
7:40 - Gloom - ROCK
8:20 - Tempest - ROCK
9:00 – CobraHawk – ROCK 2017 Band Winner – Encore
9:25 - Awards
9:35 - Student Winner Encore
9:55 - National Anthem
10:00 - Fireworks
10:20 - Band Winner Encore


Beer Garden

The Beer Garden will be back in 2018 -  Noon to 10:00 pm.



The National Anthem will be sung at 9:55, followed by fireworks beginning at 10:00 pm. Lilsten to the patriotic music while watching the fireworks!


Pet Policy

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.


Yakima 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 856, Yakima, WA 98907