Yakima, WA, Events & Festivals

Your Year-Round Guide to Events in Yakima 

With more than 300 days of clear skies and sunshine per year, there’s never a bad time to visit Yakima, WA! Nestled 142 miles southeast of Seattle, our area is unassuming. However, just one trip to Yakima will have you telling all of your friends and family that you’ve unearthed Washington’s best-kept secret. Rolling hills and vineyards produce countless local wine varieties and more than 75 percent of the nation’s domestic hops. Many of our annual Yakima, WA, events are affairs that focus on our area’s delicious food and drink. You can also enjoy music festivals and events that celebrate the holiday season! Browse just a few of our favorite events in Yakima, WA. Keep in mind that this is merely a preview of what awaits you here. Interested?  Request a copy of our complimentary Travel Guide for more local recommendations on how to best spend your time in our area. 

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Red Wine & Chocolate Festival 


Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend

May – October

Downtown Yakima Farmers’ Market


Chinook Fest Music Festival 

Catch the Crush at Antolin Cellars


Fresh Hop Ale Festival


Craft Beverage Walk Yakima

Thanksgiving in Wine Country 


Yakima Valley Christmas Lights Parade