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Yakima 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 04, 2019
This 4th of July in 2019, 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.

Yakima Apple Jam3 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 11:00 am 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!

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 11:00 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.

More details to come!

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 2 to 4 courts


Live entertainment on stage - Yakima Apple Jam3 Battle of the Bands. Radio DJ’s from Radio Yakima will be MCing the entertainment on stage.

Stage Performance Schedule

Line up of performances TBD - starting at 12:30pm.

Beer Garden

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


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

Pet Policy

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 or emotional support animals.
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Yakima Transit Park & Ride

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) 575-­6175.

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)!


Volunteers are needed for every facet of planning and putting on the Yakima 4th of July Celebration. There are lots of volunteer opportunities in:
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity
  • Grounds
Volunteer commitments on July 4th will be for 2-hour intervals or longer, depending on your interest.

If you're interested in volunteering to make this year's 4th of July Celebration the best ever, please contact the 4th of July Committee.

All volunteers at the 4th of July Celebration must complete and submit an Insurance Waiver. [Word 30 KB]

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Yakima 4th of July Celebration
July 04, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Yakima Apple Jam3 Battle of the Bands
July 04, 2019 | 12:30 PM

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