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Calendar of Events


Regular City Meetings

City Council meetings - 1st and 3rd Monday, unless Monday is a holiday and then it is Tuesday
Planning Commission meetings - 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm

Cemetery Board meetings - 2nd Wednesday at 9:00 am

All these meetings are held at City Hall, 205 E Third St, Wapato WA 98951.

Community Events

September 5-7 69th Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture!

Carnival and Entertainment
Lions Park, 1000 S. Camas Avenue.
Starts at noon on Friday and runs through 8:00 p.m. on Monday.
Carnival in the Park

Open Mike on Friday and Saturday nights - 6:00-10:00pm

Food Vendors include traditional barbecue chicken, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and pie.

A 50-50 raffle will be held; the Miss Wapato royalty will be selling tickets.

A traditional Filipino dance troupe from Seattle will perform Saturday at noon in the park, where a carnival begins at 6:00pm on Saturday and continues through Labor Day

Harvest Festival Parade
8:00 am - Parade Registration
9:00 am - Parade Judging
9:30 am - Kiddie Parade*
10:00am - Harvest Festival Parade*

Parade starts at Wapato High School, 1103 S. Wasco Avenue, proceeds down Wapato Avenue and ends on First Street.
2015 Parade information and application

Vendor space available - 2014 Vendor Application

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

*NOTE: Citizens and guests of the City of Wapato: The annual Harvest Festival 2015 parade route has been slightly modified this year to better accommodate traffic flow through the city. The parade this year will end on Second Ave. rather than First Ave. as it has in years past. This will shorten the parade route by only one block. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

September Car Show, American Legion
September 26 National Dragster Challenge - Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 11th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event!

Washington Victory Plaza - Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue

Tamale Cookoff - noon, Lighted Parade - 6pm, Cultural Dancing, Live Music, Car Show, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids games, Fun Run, Wapato High School Band, Food and Craft Vendors.

Crowning of Little Miss Wapato at noon.

Kids get free Halloween bags and glow-sticks!

This event is sponsored by the Greater Wapato Chamber of Commerce.

October Filipino Community Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall
211 W. Second Street, Wapato
$15/adults, $12/Seniors, $10 for children 7 through 12.

Proceeds go to the maintenance and operations of the community hall.

Silent auction, performance by local dance troupe "Batang Wapato". Artifacts, including photos illustrating Filipino history and Filipino-American servicemen, will be on display. For more information, contact (509) 969-8295.

Hosted by the Filipino-American Community of the Yakima Valley

December Community Children’s Christmas, City of Wapato - American Legion, TBD

Past 2015 Events

January 16 Wapato Bean Feed Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District - last home game of the year.
March 1st 54th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner, Yakima Valley Buddhist Church, 212 West 2nd Street, WapatoWashington 98951 - Held on the 1st Sunday in March from 11:30 to 5:00
March 26 22rd Annual Cultural Unity Fair

Wapato Middle School, 4:30-7:00pm
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the middle school office, 1309 Kateri Lane, from 7:30am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.

The cultural unity fair was started in 1982 in response to a growing belief that gangs and violence were becoming a major part of Wapato. Members of several cultural groups in the community prepare foods and perform ethnic dances for the public.

March 28 "Bario Fiesta" Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the Filipino Community Hall

West Second Street and Satus Avenue, Wapato

Dinner: Noon to 4:00pm - Roast pig, spiced chicken, crisp vegetables. Desserts include cassava cake, coconut pudding, steamed rice flower cakes and sweet rice.

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/children 6-12 years old. Kids younger than 6 are free.

3:00pm - Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance.

Featured speaker is George Brady, the mayor of Pateros, the only city in western US named after a city in the Philippines. Pateros is at the confluence of the Columbia and Methow rivers, just west of Brewster.

For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.

May 23 2nd annual City of Wapato Community Days and Celebration of Life
Memorial Day - In Honor of our Loved ones

Lions Park
1000 South Camas Ave., Wapato
9:00am - 4:00pm

Please join us for a day of fun - entertainment, food, games, car show - $20 entry fee, spectators free!

Download the Event flyer

Sponsored by the Lions Club

May St. Peter Claver Parish Spring event - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
June - July USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Kids needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free one at Wapato Middle School and Adams Elementary School. The District is again hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program. All kids 18 years of age and younger qualify. The program starts on Monday, June 23rd. Breakfast and lunch will be available Monday thru Friday each week through July 25th. Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will be closed on Friday, July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.

For more information, visit the Wapato School District website

August 4 Wapato National Night OutWapato Night Out

Wapato Police Department organizes this annual community event.

Pictures of the Event

The family fun will start at 5:00 pm at Lions Park. We will be serving a free meal of Carne Asada and participants will enjoy games and prizes.

July 20 to August 13 Mexico in Wapato

9:45 am to 2:45 pm
Community Center, 1009 S Camas Ave, Wapato

For children aged 4-14
Download the flyer


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City Hall
205 E 3rd Street
Wapato WA 98951
Tel. 509.877.2334
Fax 509.877.3979
City Council Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to all open public meetings of the City Council Regular and Work Session meetings. Both meetings are held at City Hall Council Chambers, 205 E Third Street, Wapato, WA. City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Council Work Sessions are informal and informational. They are just before City Council meetings starting as early as 6:00 pm.