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.
|September 5-7||69th Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture!
Carnival and Entertainment
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
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
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|
|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, Wapato, Washington 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 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
Please join us for a day of fun - entertainment, food, games, car show - $20 entry fee, spectators free!
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 Night Out
Wapato Police Department organizes this annual community 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
If you'd like us to add your community event to this calendar, please contact us.
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.