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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.

2016 Community Events

If you'd like us to add your community event to the 2016 Events Calendar, please contact us.

February 24th Parks and Recreation Comprehensive plan Update - Open House

City Hall - 5:00 - 7:00pm

This plan will allow Wapato to apply for state grant funding and provide guidance for the next 6 years. Learn more

March 1 55th 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 31 23rd 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 "Barrio Fiesta" Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrates the 64th 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.

Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance.

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

May 3rd 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!

Sponsored by the Lions Club


St. Peter Claver Parish Spring event -


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 Wapato National Night OutWapato 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.

Pictures of the 2015 Event

July - August Mexico in Wapato

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

For children aged 4-14


September 70th 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

Carnival in the Park - begins - 6:00pm
Open Mike on Friday and Saturday nights - 6:00-10:00pm
Car Show* - Friday 7:00pm

Carnival in the Park
Open Mike on Friday and Saturday nights - 6:00-10:00pm

5:00pm Filipino Drill Team Performance & Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall, 211 W. Second Street

Monday, Labor Day

Harvest Festival Parade:
8:00 am - Parade Registration at the high school
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.

Performances in the Park:
Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
Mexico in Wapato Dancers
Yakama Nation Swan Dancers

Food Vendors throughout the festival include traditional barbecue chicken, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, chili cheese fries and pie.

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

To enter your car in the car show, contact Steve Diaz at (509) 307-9098.

Vendor space available !

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

September 23 - 25 National Dragster Challenge - Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 12th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event!

Washington Victory Plaza - Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
Tamale Cookoff Judging - noon
Lighted Parade - 6:00pm

Lighted Parade Application
Tamale Cookoff Application
Tamale Festival Food Vendor Application
Tamale Festival Non-Food Vendor Application

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

150 custom and vintage cars from the Brown Crowd Car Club!

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.

For more information on securing a booth or competing in the cook-off, call Debbie Manjarrez at (509) 877-4262.

October 64th Annual Filipino Community Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall
211 W. Second Street, Wapato
Noon - 4:00pm
$15/adults, $12/Seniors, $10 for children 7 through 12, children 6 and under Free.

Traditional Filipino pig roast buffet dinner and Silent Auction.

Presentation about the role of Filipino scouts in World War II. Interviews with Filipino- American veterans from the Valley who served in Vietnam. Artifacts, including photos, handcrafted items and traditional clothing depicting Filipino history in the Yakima Valley will also be displayed.

Hosted by the Filipino-American Community of the Yakima Valley. For more information, contact (509) 877-4809.


If you'd like us to add your community event to the 2016 Events Calendar, please contact us.

Past Events - 2016

January 15

59th Annual Wapato Bean Feed

Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District - last home game of the year.





See Previous Years' events


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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.