Special Events

Step Into Summer! Walking Challenge
May 31 -June 27
Hello Summer! Flowers blooming, fresh air, birds chirping, and temps are rising and the sun is shining. How are YOU feeling this season? Now’s a good time to reflect and make the necessary adjustments to live and feel great. So let’s have some fun and get moving! We’re excited to get spring started by encouraging people to get out, get active and enjoy the fresh air while visiting one of our many parks. Over the course of four weeks, participants will track and record their daily steps to be eligible for prizes throughout the challenge. This free event is open to all ages.
To register to to: challengerunner.com/registermember if you are new to Challenge Runner, sign up for an account and enter the following challenge code: 9606xz-2xp8


Pickleball
Part tennis, part badminton, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world right now for all ages. The Yakima Pickleball Club was formed to promote pickleball in our community, while sharing their love of the game and to organize playing opportunities, learning opportunities and to have a place where people can just show up and play. Pickleball is happening at Franklin Park, so if you are interested in joining the fun or to get more information about upcoming events or activities go to yakimapickleballclub.com or check out their club page on Facebook.


15th Annual PAWS IN THE POOL
On the last day of operation, Franklin Pool will open for a day of doggie swimming fun. dogs need to follow their owner’s rules and are free to do as they please. All breeds, shapes and sizes are welcome. No aggressive dogs or owners, please. Dogs must be leashed until inside the pool area and must have current vaccinations. Donations accepted for the Humane Society.
Sunday, August 22, 2021 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Fee: Dogs swim free but their owners have to pay general admission fee.


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 9 DieBruder Classic Rock
  • July 16 Star Anna Alt-Country
  • July 23 Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys Eclectic blend of Acoustic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Folk & R&B
  • July 30 The Talbott Brothers Folk Rock
  • August 6 Bodies on the Beach Indie Rock
  • August 13 Massy Ferguson Americana

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 11 Matilda (PG)
  • July 18 Coco (PG)
  • July 25 Dolittle (PG)
  • August 1 Playing with Fire (PG-13)
  • August 8 Avengers Endgame (PG)
  • August 15 Frozen (PG)

Viva La Musica Concert Series
This year the concerts will be held at both Miller Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Sunday Evenings * 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
From July 11-August 15 and a special concert on September 12, you can enjoy 7 fun-filled, free family-friendly concerts at Miller Park and Martin Luther King Park, to help quench the thirst for music with some of the Valley’s best sound representation of America’s Latino music culture.

  • Miller Park * N. 4th Street & East “E” Street
  • July 11 Cruzados Musical
  • July 18 Los de Alla
  • July 25 Destinados
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Park *
    S 8th Street and East Beech
  • August 1 Los Nuevos Sierreños
  • August 8 Banda Reyna del Sur
  • August 15 Los Nuevos Principes de la Banda
    Viva la Musica FinaleMiller Park, September 12 * 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. Mariachi Barajas
  • 5:00 p.m. Rafaga de Tierra Caliente
  • 6:00 p.m. Mariachi Barajas

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, the historical individuals interred within the cemetery, and a new walking route.
Free Tours – Space is limited to 25 participants, so register today! Click HERE to register
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. Use the entrance off 24th Avenue.

TuesdayJune 8, 20216:00 p.m.SundayJuly 18, 20211:00 p.m.
SundayJune 27, 20211:00 p.m.TuesdayAugust 10, 20216:00 p.m.
TuesdayJuly 13, 20216:00 p.m.SundayAugust 22, 20211:00 p.m.