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.
2018 Community Events Calendar
If you’d like us to add your community event to the 2018 Events Calendar, please contact us.
57th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner
Yakima Valley Buddhist Church
212 West 2nd Street
Wapato, Washington 98951
11:30 am to 3:00 pm
The traditional meal includes teriyaki stir-fry beef, served with noodles and veggies in a special sauce. Takeout and vegetarian meals available.
Held each year on the 1st Sunday in March. Call (509) 877-2743 for more information, or call 848-2982 if you’d like to volunteer.
Read coverage of a past event in the Yakima Herald Republic
Spring Fling Tolo Dance
Wapato Youth Center
1109 S. Camas Ave
Wapato, WA 98951
Entry Fee $30/per couple
21 and over
No Host Bar: Beer, Wine and Margaritas
Social Hour: 6pm – 7 pm Drinks 50% off
Dance: 7 pm to Midnight
Sponsored by the City of Wapato, Smiley’s Cutz, Saint Jack’s Video, Hfm, Les Schwab Tires and the Wapato Lions Club
“Barrio Fiesta” Annual Filipino Fiesta
66th anniversary of Filipino Community Hall
211 W. Second Street, Wapato
Noon to 4:00 pm
Enjoy traditional Filipino dishes: Roast pig, spiced adobo chicken, lumpia, garlic bokchoy & vegetables, and Filipino desserts.
Tickets: $15/adults, $12/seniors (60+), $10 children (7+)
Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance. For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.
25th 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.
United States Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
Honoring World War II Veterans
211 W. Second Street, Wapato
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Congressman Dan Newhouse presiding. Open to the public.
For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.
Spring Cleanup – Free Trash Dump Day!
9:00am – 4:00pm
View photos of the 2017 Spring Cleanup Day
The City of Wapato will place dumpsters at a location which will be announced closer to the date.
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.
Wapato High School Students
Meet at the WHS Commons – and help clean up the community and give back!
For more information, contact the Wapato High School at (509) 877-3138.
5th 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
Please join us for a day of fun – entertainment, food vendors, Jumpers & Face Painting, Tee Pee setup, live music, and car show.Carnival: Friday, through Sunday
Car Show – Roll-In – 12:00 noon – $20 entry fee
Celebrate of Life Festivities – 2:00pm
Sponsored by the Lions Club.
For more information contact:
Main Contact: Marshall Lee (509) 406-5188
Car Show: Stephen Diaz (509) 307-9098
View photos from last year’s event
Wapato Liberty Event Center
6pm social hour; 7pm dinner; 8pm program
Special Guest: Congressman Dan Newhouse
Organized by the Greater Wapato Area Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Organized by the Wapato Fire Department Association
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.
Location: Wapato Community Center
View photos from the 2017 Bike Rodeo
You must register at the Wapato Police Department to participate.
Space is limited to the first 100 Children to Sign up!
City Staff would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Yakama Nation Legends Casino for all of their support of the 2017 Bike Rodeo. Wapato could not have such a successful rodeo without YOU!
3rd 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
Hosted by Kyle & Luisa Brown
For more information contact: Luisa Brown (509) 654-5268100% of all proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Washington and Alaska in memory of Yvelis Ann Brown.
USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids
The Wapato School District is again hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program.
Children ages 1 – 18 needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free breakfast and lunch at the Wapato High School and at Satus Elementary School. The meals are served – Monday-Thursday. Breakfast is from 7:15 A.M. – 8:15 A.M. Lunch is from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
For more information, contact the Wapato School District website
16th Annual Wapato Night Out
Lions Park, 1001 S. Camas Ave., Wapato
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn more about National Night Out
The Wapato Police Department organizes this FREE annual community event, open to all.
- Free food
- Wapato Pool open – bring your swimsuit
- Music & Entertainment
- Face Painting
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
- Bomb Squad
- Crime Prevention Information
- Child Identification Kits
- Neighborhood Watch information
This annual event is sponsored by the Wapato Police Department, Legends Casino, and local businesses.
72nd Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
Honoring diversity and local agriculture
Labor Day Harvest Festival Parade – Monday, September 4th
- 8:00 am – Parade Registration at the high school
- 9:00 am – Parade Judging
- 9:30 am – Wapato Little Kids 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.
Carnival Rides – Friday through Monday. Pre-Sale of Wristbands $20 – purchase at Spill-Yi floral & Wapato Dairy Queen.
Sunday – Performances in the Wapato City Park:
- Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
- Mexico in Wapato Dancers
- Yakama Nation Swan Dancers
- Car Show – All makes and models welcome – September 2nd 9:00am-noon. Trophies awarded at 4:00pm. $25 entry fee.
Sunday Night Live Music / Dance – 4:00-9:00pm
Dancing starts at Dusk.
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.
American Legion Auxiliary – 9/11 National Day of Service
Russell Barrett Post 133 cordially invites you and a guest to a 9/11 National Day of Service and Rememberance
Friday, September 8, 2017
210 East 3rd Street
Wapato, WA 98951
Dinner and Program – 6:00pm
FREE dinner includes: lasagna, salad and garlic toast!
Free will donations of $5 per person will be accepted.
This function is sponsored by a grant from the American Legion Auxiliary National and the Corporation for National and Community Service
RSVP by Monday, September 4th to Karen (509) 952-6610
15th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event! Washington Victory Plaza – Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Tamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Applications: 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!
The 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 call Kiona Dick, Chamber President, at 509.584.0127.
66th 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. We will celebrate National Filipino American History Month.
Purchase tickets at Thursday Takeout or call:
Hosted by the Filipino-American Community of the Yakima Valley. For more information, contact (509) 877-4809.
Wapato Fright Night
Community Center and Lions Park
Come Join in the Fun Halloween Night
Free Community Event
- Haunted House
- Hay Ride
- Photo Booth
- Trunk or Treat
Mexican Consulate Visits Yakima
The Mexican Embassy on Wheels will be stopping in Yakima to issue passports, matriculas and other Mexican Consular Services to Mexican nationals residing in the Yakima Valley.
Consulado Sobre Ruedas
Citas disponibles a traves de MEXITEL al 1-877-639-4835
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
1707 So. 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
5th Annual Lions Christmas Bazaar
9:00am – 4:00pm
Wapato Community Center
1109 S. Camas Avenue (by the swimming pool)
Lots of craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods, jewelry. Good time for community groups to get a booth to do fundraising!
Baked goods are allowed. Lions Club will be selling food in the kitchen.
Organized by the Wapato Lions Club. For more information, contact Kiona Dick at (509) 584-0127.
Simbang Gabi Mass
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
509 South Satus Ave., Wapato
The Filipino Community will celebrate Simbang Gabi Mass on …
61st Annual Wapato Bean Feed
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 Bean 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. The event benefits cancer research.