Calendar of Events

Regular City Meetings

City Council meetings – 1st Tuesday of each month unless it’s a holiday.

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

Special Performance
Sponsored by the City of Wapato, Smiley’s Cutz, Saint Jack’s Video, Hfm, Les Schwab Tires and the Wapato Lions Club

March 24

“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.

March 29

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.

April 28

United States Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

Honoring World War II Veterans
Filipino Hall
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.

April TBA

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.

May 12

Mother’s Day Celebration

Lions Park – 1000 South Camas Ave., Wapato
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for a day of fun – entertainment, music & a variety food vendors!

Live Entertainment & Performances:
Jose Iniguez
Bailadores de Bronce
Mariachi Del Centro
Grupo Adrenalina
Sonido Mister Charly


Community Clean-up

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.

June TBA

Celebrate Wapato

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

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

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 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

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!

June TBA

3rd Annual #TeamYvelis Memorial Softball Tournament

Wapato Athletic Complex
9:00 am
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.

June – July

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

August TBA

16th Annual Wapato Night Out

Lions Park, 1001 S. Camas Ave., Wapato
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn more about National Night Out

View Photos from the 2016 Event

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
  • 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
  • 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.

September TBA

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.

September TBA

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

October TBA

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
Car Show
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.

October TBA

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.

October TBA

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
  • Refreshments

See photos of the event

November TBA

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

December TBA

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.

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 …

February 2

61st 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 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.

See Previous Years’ events