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.

2017 Events Calendar

If you’d like us to add your community event to the 2017 Events Calendar, please contact us.

Date Events
May 4, 11, 18 and 25 Strengthening Families
Wapato Middle School
1309 Kateri Lane, Wapato

Held in English and Spanish
Childcare will be provided
Dinner served before each class from 5:45 – 6:15pm
Classes begin at 6:15 with separate classes for youth and parents/guardians
Family sessions – 7:15 – 8:15pm

Download the flyer

May 20 Military Veterans Will Clinic

Davis High School Auditorium
8:00am – 2:00pm

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day – Come get your simple will completed to ensure burial with military honors and to arrange for property transfer to your loved ones.

May 27-29 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 last year’s event

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 3 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
Pancakes, eggs, ham, drinks
Children under 5 eat free with a paying adult.

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Organized by the Wapato Fire Department Association

June 10 Bike Rodeo

The Wapato Police Department and Wapato Community Center invite all children aged 5-13 years of age to attend the 6th 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: 10:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE!!
Location: Wapato Community Center

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View photos from the 2016 Bike Rodeo

You must register at the Wapato Police Department
by June 3rd to participate.

Space is limited to the first 100 Children to Sign up!

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 OnlyFor 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 and runs through July 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

Lions 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

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.

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

September 1-4 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.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. Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club.

September TBA National Dragster ChallengeRenegade 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
10:00am-4:00pmTamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Lighted Parade – 6:00pm

Applications – will be posted closer to the event:
Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Cookoff Application

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

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
7:00-9:00pm – Haunted Maze

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

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) 8655121 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

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.

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.


Past Events in 2017

January 20 60th Annual Wapato Bean Feed

4:30 -7:00pm
Wapato High School Commons
1202 S. Camas Ave., Wapato

Tickets:  $5/adults and $3 for youth and students.

In addition to the traditional “cowboy” bean meal, chili will also be served.

The Bean Feed Fundraiser is held on a game night which is designated “Alumni Night”. Wapato will host East Valley in a basketball game that evening.

Started in 1957, when the Beean Feed was set up to raise funds for a student battling cancer.  This tradition has continued each year since with proceeds going to help fight cancer. This year the monies raised will be donated to North Star Lodge Cancer Center in Yakima. The event benefits cancer research.

March 5 56th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner

Yakima Valley Buddhist Church
212 West 2nd Street
Wapato, Washington 98951

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

Read coverage of a past event in the Yakima Herald Republic

March 17 Pete the Cat at the Library

Wapato Library

Join us for Stories, Games, Craft time and Pictures with Pete!

Download the Flyer

March 18 Spring Fling Tolo Dance

Wapato Youth Center
1109 S. Camas Ave
Wapato, WA 98951
Entry Fee $30/per couple
21 and over
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No Host Bar: Beer, Wine and Margaritas
Social Hour: 6pm – 7 pm Drinks 50% off
Dance: 7 pm to Midnight

Music by DJ Baby Jay
Pictures by Pedro Photography
Special Performance by Juan C. Rodriguez
Sponsored by the City of Wapato, Smiley’s Cutz, Saint Jack’s Video, Hfm, Les Schwab Tires and the Wapato Lions Club

March 25 “Barrio Fiesta” Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Filipino CommunityModern Living Building at the Yakima County Fairgrounds
6:00pm to 1:00am
No host bar, Dinner and DanceRoast pig, spiced adobo chicken, lumpia, garlic bokchoy crisp vegetables. Desserts include cassava cake, coconut pudding, steamed rice flower cakes and sweet rice.
Tickets: $15/adults, $12/seniors
Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance.For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.
March 28 Public Meeting – Wapato UGA
Topic: Water and Sewer Service Extension to West Side of Highway 97Wolf Den Restaurant (2nd Floor)
61 West Wapato Rd. Wapato
March 28, 2017 – 6:30pmDownload the Meeting NoticeRead the Yakima Herald article on the meeting.
March 30 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 5 Spring Cleanup – Free Trash Dump Day!

9:00am – 4:00pm

Download the Flyer – English Spanish

View photos of the 2017 Spring Cleanup Day

The City of Wapato will place dumpsters at 106 Donald Road (by the Food Bank)

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

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

Assistance for disabled or elderly, call 877-2334 ext 1104 or 985-7500  and we’ll schedule pickup of your trash.

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

April 3-7 Yakama Nation Spring Break Activities for Youth

Monday, April 3rd
9:00am – 12:00pm
3 One hour sessions

Heritage Theater 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 4th
10:00am – 12:30pm

Minda Lanes 3:00-5:00pm
2 one-hour sessions, 6 per lane

Wednesday, April 5th
Majestic Theater 8:15am
Beauty & the Beast – 8:45am
King Kong: Skull Island 9:00am
Lego Batman 9:15am
The Great Wall 9:30am

Minda Lanes
Two 11/2 hour sessions, 6 per lane

Thursday, April 6th
#Get Air 9am – 12:00pm
3 one-hour sessions

Skateland – 6-9pm

Friday, April 7th
Heritage Theater – 1pm
Doors open at 12:00pm + Snack Pack

Bingo Night at Winterlodge
5:30 – 8:00pm
Prizes and Snacks

Download the Yakama Youth Spring Break Activities flyer

April 25 DSHS Mobile Van Visit

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See Previous Years’ events

Contact Us

Wapato City Hall
205 E 3rd Street
Wapato, WA 98951-1326
Tel. 509.877.2334
Fax 509.877.3979

Monday through Friday:
8:30 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00