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
2017 Events Calendar
If you’d like us to add your community event to the 2017 Events Calendar, please contact us.
|71st Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agricultureLabor Day Harvest Festival Parade:
8:00 am – Parade Registration at the high school
9:00 am – Parade Judging
9:30 am – Wapato Little Kids Parade – flyer
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:
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 8||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
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
|October TBA||14th 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 pmTamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Lighted Parade – 6:00 pm
Applications – will be posted closer to the event:
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
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
Any questions, contact Joshua Jim or Will Spoonhunter (509) 865-5121 x 4451
|October TBA||65th Annual Filipino Community Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall
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) 865–5121 x 4450 & 4451
|November TBA||FACYV Holiday Bazaar
Filipino Hall Auditorium
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
Lots of craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods. Good time for community groups to get a booth to do fundraising!
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
The Filipino Community will celebrate Simbang Gabi Mass on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
Past Events in 2017
|January 20||60th Annual Wapato Bean Feed
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
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
Join us for Stories, Games, Craft time and Pictures with Pete!
|March 18||Spring Fling Tolo Dance
Wapato Youth Center
No Host Bar: Beer, Wine and Margaritas
Music by DJ Baby Jay
|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 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
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!
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
Heritage Theater 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 4th
Minda Lanes 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, April 5th
Thursday, April 6th
Skateland – 6-9pm
Friday, April 7th
Bingo Night at Winterlodge
|April 13 – May 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
|April 25||DSHS Mobile Van Visit|
|May 18||Community Clean-up
Wapato High School Students
Meet at the WHS Commons – and help clean up the community and give back!
Download the flyer
|May 20||Military Veterans Will Clinic
Davis High School Auditorium
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.
|June TBA||Celebrate Wapato
Wapato Liberty Event Center
Organized by the Greater Wapato Area Chamber of Commerce
|May 26-29||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 – 4:00pmDownload the FlyerPlease join us for a day of fun – entertainment, food vendors, Jumpers & Face Painting, Tee Pee setup, live music, and car show.Carnival: Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29
Car Show – Saturday, May 27 – 12:00 noon Roll-In – $20 entry fee
Celebrate of Life Festivities – 2:00pm
Talent Show May 26-27 – Hosted by CoasterVendors Welcome – Vendor ApplicationSponsored by the Lions Club.For more information contact:
Main Contact: Marshall Lee (509) 406-5188
Car Show: Stephen Diaz (509) 307-9098View photos from last year’s event
|June 3||Annual Fire Department Pancake Feed
7:00am – 11:00am
The Fire Department will also be providing Smoke Detectors and FREE Blood Pressure checks
$6 per person
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.
You must register at the Wapato Police Department
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 this Bike Rodeo. Wapato could not have such a successful rodeo without YOU!
|June 24-25||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 OnlyHosted by Kyle & Luisa BrownFor 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.
|June 26||Wapato Area Law Enforcement Community Forum
Wapato High School Commons
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open to the publicDownload the Forum Flyer (English / Espanol)Area residents are invited to attend and to provide ideas and feedback to help the area law enforcement leaders better understand the community concerns.Law enforcement officials that will be attending include: Chief Simmons from Wapato PD, Brian Winters from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Commissioner Shike from the Yakima Nation Police Department and Joe Brusic from the Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office.
|June 26 – July 27||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
|July 20||Stories from Around the World! A Summer Reading Program event
Presented by Yakima Valley Libraries
Download the flyer for more information
|July 31 – August 3||Kids Rock Sports Camp
Lions Park, Wapato
No charge – limited to 100 participants
Download the flyer for more information
|August 1||15th Annual Wapato Night Out
Lions Park, 1001 S. Camas Ave., Wapato
Learn more about National Night Out
The Wapato Police Department organizes this FREE annual community event, open to all.
Interact with City of Wapato Police Officers and Fire Fighters
This annual event is sponsored by the Wapato Police Department, Legends Casino, and local businesses.