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 Community Events Calendar

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

Date Events
December 16 4th Annual Lions Christmas Bazaar

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

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Lots of craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods, jewelry. 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 Dick at (509) 584-0127.

December 16 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 …


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!

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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

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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
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April 25 DSHS Mobile Van Visit

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May 18 Community Clean-up
Wapato High School Students
Meet at the WHS Commons – and help clean up the community and give back!
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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.

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

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
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 2017 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!

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
9:00 am
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
Join us for an afternoon of interactive storytelling, featuring Russian fairy tales, Mexican folktales, Oregon tall tales, and Native American myths!
Wapato Library

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July 31 – August 3 Kids Rock Sports Camp

Lions Park, Wapato
Sports Instruction in Basketball, Soccer and Cheer

No charge – limited to 100 participants
Open to Boys & Girls, Ages 6-12

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August 1 15th Annual Wapato Night Out

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

2017 Registration form

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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.

71st Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture – Festival FlyerLabor 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 – flyer
10:00am – Harvest Festival ParadeParade 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. flyerSunday Night Live Music / Dace – 4:00-9:00pm
DJ Mister Charly, Grupo Efikaz and Grupo Los Chicos de la BandaMonday Live Entertainment & Music:
Grupo Jossue y Su Imperio, Grupo Adrenalina, DJ Mister Charly and an 8 foot dancing lighted robot!  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 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
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.

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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

September 16 Red Sand Project Yakima

Call to Action to raise awareness of Human Trafficking

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October 14 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 pmDownload the Festival FlyerTamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Car ShowApplications:
Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Cookoff ApplicationCultural 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 29 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. 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 31 Wapato Fright Night

Community Center and Lions Park

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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 17-19 Mexican Consulate Visits Yakima

The Mexican Embassy on Wheels will be stopping in Yakima on the 17th, 18th and 19th of November to issue passports, matriculas and other Mexican Consular Services to Hispanics in the Yakima Valley.

Consulado Sobre Ruedas 2017
2do. Semester 2017
Yakima, WA – 17, 18, 19 de Noviembre
Citas disponibles a traves de MEXITEL al 1-877-639-4835

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
1707 So. 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

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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:
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