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Regular City Meetings

City Council meetings - 1st and 3rd Monday, unless Monday is a holiday and then it is Tuesday
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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

Wapato School District - March 2015 Calendar

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 Bicycle Rodeo, Wapato Police Department
June 6

Annual Fire Department Breakfast, Wapato Fire Department

7:00am - 11:00am - All you can eat - $6. Children under 5 eat free!
Download the Flyer

June - July USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Kids needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free Breakfast and Lunch 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.  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, contact Mike Balmelli, Community Relations Manager, Wapato School District, 509-877-5019

July to August Mexico in Wapato

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

Call for information on what will be happening and the cost:
Sister Mary Ellen Robinson
Marie Rose House
712 S Simcoe Ave, Wapato
Cell:  509.759.0615
Office:  509.877.4256

Angelica Reyes:  509.823.6954

 

August Wapato National Night OutNational 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 Ascade and participants will enjoy games and prizes.

August

Filipino Community Harvest Dinner, Yakima Valley Filipino Community Center

$5 adults, Children $3.

The Filipino Youth Activity Group will be performing at 5:00pm as well as on Monday at the annual Harvest Festival in Lions Park.

August - September 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.
Parade information and application

Vendor space available - Vendor Application

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

September Car Show, American Legion
September 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
10:00am-4:00pm

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.

Read the article about the event

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.

 

2014 Events

February Wapato Bean Feed Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District - last home game of the year.
March 2 Sukiyaki Dinner, Yakima Valley Buddhist Church - 1st Sunday in March. 53rd Annual Sukiyaki Dinner is March 2, 2014 from 11:30 to 5:00
March 31 - April 4 Wapato School District Spring Break
April 3 Spring Clean-up, 9 am to 4 pm.  In gravel area between the railroad tracks near the food bank.
May 4 St. Peter Claver Parish Spring event - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
June 7 Bicycle Rodeo, Wapato Police Department
June 7 Fire Department Breakfast, Wapato Fire Department
June 23 - July 25 USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Breakfast and Lunch - June 23 - July 25

Kids needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free meal 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, contact Mike Balmelli, Community Relations Manager, Wapato School District, 509-877-5019

July 7 to August 1 Mexico in Wapato

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

Call for information on what will be happening and the cost:
Sister Mary Ellen Robinson
Marie Rose House
712 S Simcoe Ave, Wapato
Cell:  509.759.0615
Office:  509.877.4256

Angelica Reyes:  509.823.6954

Download the flyer

August 5 Wapato National Night OutNational 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 Ascade and participants will enjoy games and prizes.

August 8 Wapato Health Fair
1:00-5:00pm

Free immunizations for children
Sports physicals for $10

Sponsored by Farmworker's Clinic and Emerald Care Learn Download the flyer

August 31

Filipino Community Harvest Dinner, Yakima Valley Filipino Community Center

$5 adults, Children $3.

The Filipino Youth Activity Group will be performing at 5:00pm as well as on Monday (9/1) at the annual Harvest Festival in Lions Park.

August 29 - September 1 68th 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

Car Show on Monday, September 1st

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 - September 1st
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.
Parade information and application

Vendor space available - Vendor Application

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

September Car Show, American Legion
September 5-6 National Dragster Challenge - Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 11  

10th Annual Tamale Festival

A Free Family event!

Washington Victory Plaza - Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
10:00am-4:00pm

Download the Event Flyer

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!

Lighted Parade Invitation
Cookoff Application
Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Fun Run Registration

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

October 26

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 23 Mobile DSHS Office coming to Wapato

9:00am - 4:00am
Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic
715 W. Wapato Street, Wapato

Apply for:
- Cash Assistance
- Basic Food Assistance
- Child care services

Download the poster - English - Espanol

December TBD Community Children’s Christmas, City of Wapato - American Legion, TBD
March 28 - April 3 Wapato School District Spring Break
April 2 Spring Clean-up, 9 am to 4 pm. 106 Donald Road, by the food bank.
Download the flyer - Español
   

If you'd like us to add your community event to this calendar, please contact us.

Contacts
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.