Special Events

2022 Franklin Park Summer Sunset Concert Series
Friday Evenings                                6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring your picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chair. Come relax and listen to great music in a beautiful park.
July 3                     DieBruder Classic Rock
July 15                  Under the Covers 80’s/90’s Rock
July 22                  Red Light Challenge Alternative/Indie Pop
July 29                  Camille Bloom Folk Rock
August 5              American Honey Band Country/Rock
August 12            Spiced Rye Americana


Viva La Musica Concert Series
This year’s concerts will be held at both Miller Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Sunday Evenings              5:00-7:00 p.m.
From July 10-August 14 and a special concert on September 11, you can enjoy 7 fun-filled, free family-friendly concerts at both Miller Park and Martin Luther King Park. Hear some of the Valley’s best Latino music culture.
Miller Park         North 4th Street and East E Street
July 10                  Los del Regiocalentano
July 17                  Super Escandalo
July 24                 Banda la Palmera

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park         South 8th Street and East Beech Street
July 31                  Explosion Musical
August 7              Rebeldes de la Sierra
August 14            Los de Allá

Viva la Musica Finale – Miller Park, September 11   3:00-7:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.             Adventureros Musical
4:00 p.m.             Los Nuevos Coyotes
5:30 p.m.             Los Hermanos Arroyo


Outdoor Summer Cinema Series
There’s nothing better than watching a good movie with family and friends outside under the stars – for FREE! Watch almost new releases and time-tested favorites and get away from it all in beautiful Chesterley Park. Sit up close on blankets or further back in lawn chairs.
Bring the whole family. Just come and enjoy.
Movies begin at sunset
(Sunday’s about 8:30 p.m.)
July 10                  Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG)
July 17                  Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
July 24                  Spirit Untamed (PG)
July 31                  Field of Dreams (PG)
August 7              Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13)
August 14            Encanto (PG)


Historic Franklin Park Vicinity Walking Tours
Please join Ellen Allmendinger (local historian, author and walking tour guide) for a historic walking tour around Franklin Park – you will learn about the history of Franklin Park and the wonderful historic areas surrounding it.
Meet at the Rotary Pavilion in Franklin Park off the Yakima Valley Museum parking lot. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes – the route includes the sidewalks and perimeter of Franklin Park with some elevation changes. Parking will be available in the museum’s lot.
FREE Tours – Space is limited to 25 participants. Register today!

TuesdayJune 216:00 p.m.
SundayJune 2610:00 a.m.
TuesdayJuly 12  6:00 p.m.
SundayJuly 1710:00 a.m.
Sunday                August 710:00 a.m.
TuesdayAugust 96:00 p.m.
MondaySeptember 54:00 p.m.
SundayOctober 93:00 p.m.

Tahoma Cemetery Historical Tours
Join a free guided walking tour of Yakima’s historic Tahoma Cemetery. Stroll through the beautiful park-like setting as tours will highlight the history of the cemetery and the stories of some of those interred within.
Location: Tahoma Cemetery, 1802 Tahoma Avenue, Yakima
Tours will meet in front of the mausoleum a few minutes before starting time. Use the entrance off 24th Avenue.

Saturday, June 256:00 p.m.Saturday, September 34:00 p.m.
Friday, July 156:00 p.m.Saturday, October 83:00 p.m.
Friday, August 56:00 p.m.