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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 2017 Events Calendar, please contact us.

December 3 & 17 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar

9:00am - 4:00pm
Wapato Community Center
1109 S. Camas Avenue (by the pool)

Lots of craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods. Good time for community groups to get a booth to do fundraising!
Baled goods are allowed. Lions Club will be selling food in the kitchen.

Download the flyer

Organized by the Wapato Lions Club. For more information, contact Kiona at (509) 584-0127

December 10 Cars & Coffee - NorthStar Snack Raiser

10:00am to ... ?
Wapato City Park
1000 South Camas Avenue

Download the Flyer

December 17 Simbang Gabi Mass

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
509 South Satus Ave., Wapato
5:00 pm

The Filipino Community will celebrate Simbang Gabi Mass on Saturday, December 17, 2016.



2017 Community Events

January 20 60th Annual Wapato Bean Feed
Held the evening of the last home football game of the year.

4:30 -7:00pm
Wapato School District

The event benefits cancer research.

March 5 56th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner

Yakima Valley Buddhist Church
212 West 2nd Street
WapatoWashington 98951

Held on the 1st Sunday in March from 11:00 to 5:00

Read coverage of the event in the Yakima Herald Republic

March TBA "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 adobo chicken, lumpia, garlic bokchoycrisp 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.

March TBA 24th 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.

April TBA Spring Cleanup - Free Trash Dump Day!

9:00am - 4:00pm

The City of Wapato will place dumpsters by the railroad tracks at Donald Road.

Drop off your yard waste and old furniture and other excess garbage.
NO Tires please! Household appliances accepted at Mid-Valley Recylcing, 302 W. Second Street.

FREE for all Wapato residents: Must bring a utility bill to prove you are a resident of Wapato.

If you need assistance, for disabled or elderly, call 961-4003 and we'll schedule pickup of your trash.

Download the 2016 Flyer - English and Español

View Photos of the 2016 Clean-up efforts

Sponsored by Basin Disposal, Inc. and the City of Wapato.

May TBA 4th annual 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

View photos from the event

Download the 2016 flyer

Please join us for a day of fun - entertainment, food vendors, Jumpers & Face Painting, Tee Pee setup, live music, and car show.

Car Show - 12:00 noon Roll-In
Celebrate of Life Festivities - 2:00pm
Live Music by Jared Stewart, Drezus, Vision Seeker and The Cody Blackbird Band
Carnival: Friday through Sunday

Sponsored by the Lions Club. For more information contact:
Main Contact: Marshall Lee (509) 941-3410
Car Show: Stephen Diaz (509) 307-9098 - $20 entry fee
Vendors: Stephanie Wendt (509) 594-8339

June TBA Celebrate Wapato

Wapato Liberty Event Center
3rd Street
6pm social hour; 7pm dinner; 8pm program

Community Awards
Tribute to Jesse Farias for his service to the Wapato Community
Special Guest: Congressman Dan Newhouse

Organized by the Greater Wapato Area Chamber of Commerce

June TBA Annual Fire Department Pancake Feed

7:00am - 11:00am
205 S Frontage Road

The Fire Department will also be providing Smoke Detectors and FREE Blood Pressure checks

$6 per person
Children eat free.

Organized by the Wapato Fire Department Association

June TBA Bike Rodeo

The Wapato Police Department and Wapato Community Center invite all children aged 5-13 years of age to attend the 5th annual Bike Rodeo in the City of Wapato. Attendees must bring a bike in safe working condition to participate. Prizes will be handed out to all children in attendance.

Time: 11 a.m.
Cost: FREE!!
Location: Wapato Community Center

View photos from the event

You must register at the Wapato Police Department by June 10th to participate.

Space is limited to the first 100 Children to Sign up!
Download the 2016 Bike Rodeo Flyer

City Staff would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Yakama Nation Legends Casino for all of their support of this Bike Rodeo.  Wapato could not have had such a successful rodeo without YOU!

June TBA 2nd Annual #TeamYvelis Memorial Softball Tournament

Wapato Athletic Complex
Entry $250 per team
Deadline for entry is June 10th
Co-ed and Women's Teams Only

Download the 2016 flyer

For more information, contact Jason Mokuiki at

All proceeds will be donated to Seattle Children's Hospital

June - July USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Children ages 1 – 18 needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free breakfast and lunch at Camas Elementary School and Wapato High School. The Wapato School District is again hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program. The program starts June 27, 2016 and runs through July 28, 2016, Monday – Thursday, Breakfast is from 7:15 A.M. – 8:15 A.M. Lunch is from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. The lunch program will be closed on July 4, 2016.

For more information, contact the Wapato School District website

August TBA 15th Annual Wapato Night Out

14th Annual Wapato Night OutLions Park, Wapato
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

View Photos from the 2016 Event

The Wapato Police Department organizes this FREE annual community event, open to all.

  • Free meal of hot dogs and hamburgers
  • DUNK an officer in a Dunk Tank
  • Music
  • Face Painiting
  • Prizes
  • Games

Interact with City of Wapato Police Officers and Fire Fighters

  • K-9 Interaction
  • Inside view of a police car
  • inside view of a fire truck
  • Crime Prevention Information
  • Child Identification Kits
  • Neighborhood Watch information

Download the 2016 Wapato Night Out flyer

We will also be collecting food for a local Food Bank. Please bring a food donation! Drop off your non perishable food items and receive a ticket for the grand prize, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet! (you will receive one ticket for every 3 cans of food you bring.) Drawing is open to Wapato residents ages 5-18 only. Drop the food donations off at the Wapato Police Department, 205 S. Simcoe Ave., Wapato.

Pictures of the 2015 Event

This annual event is sponsored by the Wapato Police Department and local businesses.

July - August Mexico in Wapato

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

View videos from the early weeks in 2016.

For children aged 4-14

August TBA Filipino Classic Golf Tournament

Noon to 5:00pm
Mt. Adams Golf Club in Toppenish

Download the 2016 event flyer

The golf tournament is being held to raise money for scholarships for Wapato High School seniors.
Hosted by the Filipino American Community of Yakima Valley

September TBA 71st Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture!

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.
Parade Invitation

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.

Vendor space available ! - 2016 Vendor Application

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

September TBA National Dragster Challenge - Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October TBA 14th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event!

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

Tamale Cookoff Judging - noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Lighted Parade - 6:00pm

Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Cookoff 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 and the Brown Crowd Car Club (509) 930-3874.

To become a vendor, call (509) 584-0127

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

October TBA Healthy Choices Community Fair

Wapato High School Commons
Dinner served 5:30-6:00pm
Download the 2016 flyer

Presentations on:
- Cyber Safety/Bullying
- Drug Awareness / Marijuana / Vaping
- Gang Awareness

Child Care provided. Sponsored by Wapato School District Counselors

October TBA Corn Maze for Yakama Youth

Yakima Nation Youth Activities invites enrolled youth to come to Curfman's Massive Corn Maze off Highway SR 22

Free to enrolled youth only.

5:00-7:00pm, all ages
7:)0-9:00pm - Haunted Maze
Download the 2016 Event Flyer

Any questions, contact Joshua Jim or Will Spoonhunter (509) 865-5121 x 4451

October TBA 65th 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.

October TBA Halloween Carnival for Yakama Youth

Toppenish Community Center, 4:00-7:00pm
Download the 2016 Event Flyer

Enrolled youth are invited to come join in the fun and games! Prizes will be given out!

Programs are welcome to set up and plan activities as well as participate in Trunk or Treat. This is a non-profit event.

To reserve space of help set up, contact YNYA (509) 865-5121 x 4450 & 4451

November TBA FACYV Holiday Bazaar

Filipino Hall Auditorium
211. W. 2nd Street, Wapato

20+ vendors with a large selection of holiday gifts for everyone.

Filipino lunch served at 11:00am - $4/person

Download the 2016 event flyer

For more information, contact Marcie Noble at 829-6950

Organized by the Filipino American Community of Yakima Valley

December TBA 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar

9:00am - 4:00pm
Wapato Community Center
1109 S. Camas Avenue (by the pool)

Lots of craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods. Good time for community groups to get a booth to do fundraising!
Baled goods are allowed. Lions Club will be selling food in the kitchen.

Download the 2016 flyer

Organized by the Wapato Lions Club. For more information, contact Kiona at (509) 584-0127

December TBA Simbang Gabi Mass

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
509 South Satus Ave., Wapato
5:00 pm

The Filipino Community will celebrate Simbang Gabi Mass on Saturday, December 17, 2016.





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Wapato WA 98951
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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.