Past Events

2016 Community Events

January 15 59th Annual Wapato Bean Feed

Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District – last home game of the year.

February 24th Parks and Recreation Comprehensive plan Update – Open House

City Hall – 5:00 – 7:00pm

This plan will allow Wapato to apply for state grant funding and provide guidance for the next 6 years.

March 6 55th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner

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

Held on the 1st Sunday in March from 11:30 to 5:00

Read coverage of the event in the Yakima Herald Republic

March 19 “Barrio Fiesta” Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrates the 64th anniversary of the Filipino Community HallWest Second Street and Satus Avenue, Wapato

Dinner: Noon to 4:00pm

Roast pig, spiced adobo chicken, lumpia, garlic bokchoycrisp vegetables. Desserts include cassava cake, coconut pudding, steamed rice flower cakes and sweet rice.

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/children 6-12 years old. Kids younger than 6 are free.

Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance.

For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.

March 31 23rd 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 13 Spring Cleanup – Free Trash Dump Day!

9:00am – 4:00pm

The City of Wapato will place dumpsters by the railroad tracks at Donald Road.

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

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

If you need assistance, for disabled or elderly, call 961-4003 and we’ll schedule pickup of your trash.

 

View Photos of the Clean-up efforts

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

May 18 USDA Listening Forum

Building Stronger Rural Communities
Wapato High School Commons
7:00-8:0pm

USDA Rural Development will hold a FREE listening forum to present its many loan and grant programs in business, housing and critical infrastructure that can help build communities from the ground up.

May 28 3rd annual Wapato Community Days and Celebration of Life
Memorial Day – In Honor of our Loved onesLions Park
1000 South Camas Ave., Wapato
9:00am – 4:00pm

View photos from the 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

May 31 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
SIED N. Wasco/Sitcum Avenue Road Project
2:00pm

Video of the first vehicles down the newly opened road.

N. Wasco Ave at W. 1st Street

June 4 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 4 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
Children eat free.

Organized by the Wapato Fire Department Association

June 18 Bike Rodeo

The Wapato Police Department and Wapato Community
Center invite all children aged 5-13 years of age to attend the 5th 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: 11 a.m.
Cost: FREE!!
Location: Wapato Community Center

View photos from the event

You must register at the Wapato Police Department
by June 10th 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 had such a successful rodeo without YOU!

June 25-26 1st 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
For more information, contact Jason Mokuiki at TeamYvelisMemorial@outlook.com

All proceeds will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital

June 27 – July 28 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 27, 2016 and runs through July 28, 2016, 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 2 nationalnightoutaugust201514th Annual Wapato Night Out

Lions Park, Wapato
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

View Photos from the 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.

July 15 – August 11 Mexico in Wapato

9:45 am to 2:45 pm
Community Center, 1009 S Camas Ave, WapatoView videos from the early weeks

For children aged 4-14

August 6 Filipino Classic Golf Tournament

Noon to 5:00pm
Mt. Adams Golf Club in Toppenish

The golf tournament is being held to raise money for scholarships for Wapato High School seniors.
Hosted by the Filipino American Community of Yakima Valley

September 5 70th 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 23 – 25 National Dragster Challenge – Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 8 13th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event!Washington Victory Plaza – Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
10:00am-4:00pm

Tamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Entertainment starts at noon
Lighted Parade – 6:00pm

Applications:
Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Cookoff Application

Tamale Cookoff – noon, Lighted Parade – 6pm, 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 10 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 9th Street Improvements

City of Wapato Mayor Tony Guzman
Cordially invites the public to attend

Please join us to celebrate the success of the project!

Located at: 9th Street at S. Simcoe Ave.
(near Camas Elementary School)
9:00am

October 17 Healthy Choices Community Fair

Wapato High School Commons
5:30-7:30pm
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 18 & 25 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 23 64th 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 31 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 5 FACYV Holiday Bazaar

Filipino Hall Auditorium
211. W. 2nd Street, Wapato
9:00am-3:00pm

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 3 & 17 2nd 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!
$20/table
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 17 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.

2015 Community Events

January 16 Wapato Bean Feed Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District – last home game of the year.
March 1st 54th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner, Yakima Valley Buddhist Church, 212 West 2nd Street, Wapato, Washington 98951 – Held on the 1st Sunday in March from 11:30 to 5:00
March 26 22rd 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.

March 28 “Bario Fiesta” Annual Filipino Fiesta
Celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the Filipino Community HallWest Second Street and Satus Avenue, WapatoDinner: Noon to 4:00pm – Roast pig, spiced chicken, crisp vegetables. Desserts include cassava cake, coconut pudding, steamed rice flower cakes and sweet rice.Tickets: $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/children 6-12 years old. Kids younger than 6 are free.

3:00pm – Batang Wapato youth troupe will perform a traditional folk dance.

Featured speaker is George Brady, the mayor of Pateros, the only city in western US named after a city in the Philippines. Pateros is at the confluence of the Columbia and Methow rivers, just west of Brewster.

For more information, call Rey Pascua at (509) 840-2266.

May 23 2nd annual City of Wapato Community Days and Celebration of Life
Memorial Day – In Honor of our Loved onesLions Park
1000 South Camas Ave., Wapato
9:00am – 4:00pmPlease join us for a day of fun – entertainment, food, games, car show – $20 entry fee, spectators free!Download the Event flyer

Sponsored by the Lions Club

May St. Peter Claver Parish Spring event – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
June – July USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Kids needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free one at Wapato Middle School and Adams Elementary School. The District is again hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program. All kids 18 years of age and younger qualify. The program starts on Monday, June 23rd. Breakfast and lunch will be available Monday thru Friday each week through July 25th. Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will be closed on Friday, July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.

For more information, visit the Wapato School District website

August 4 nationalnightoutaugust2015Wapato Night Out

Wapato Police Department organizes this annual community event.

Pictures of the Event

The family fun will start at 5:00 pm at Lions Park. We will be serving a free meal of Carne Asada and participants will enjoy games and prizes.

July 20 to August 13 Mexico in Wapato

9:45 am to 2:45 pm
Community Center, 1009 S Camas Ave, WapatoFor children aged 4-14
Download the flyer
September 5-7 69th Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture!Carnival and Entertainment
Lions Park, 1000 S. Camas Avenue.
Starts at noon on Friday and runs through 8:00 p.m. on Monday.
Carnival in the ParkFriday
Carnival in the Park – begins – 6:00pm
Open Mike on Friday and Saturday nights – 6:00-10:00pm
Car Show* – Friday 7:00pmSaturday
Carnival in the Park
Open Mike on Friday and Saturday nights – 6:00-10:00pm

Sunday
5:00pm Filipino Drill Team Performance & Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall, 211 W. Second Street

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.
2015 Parade information and application

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.

A 50-50 raffle will be held; the Miss Wapato royalty will be selling tickets.

To enter your car in the car show, contact Steve Diaz at (509) 307-9098.

Vendor space available !

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

*NOTE: Citizens and guests of the City of Wapato: The annual Harvest Festival 2015 parade route has been slightly modified this year to better accommodate traffic flow through the city. The parade this year will end on Second Ave. rather than First Ave. as it has in years past. This will shorten the parade route by only one block. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

September 26 National Dragster Challenge – Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 10 11th Annual Tamale Festival
A Free Family event!Washington Victory Plaza – Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
10:00am-4:00pm
Tamale Cookoff Judging – noon
Lighted Parade – 6:00pmLighted Parade Application
Tamale Cookoff Application
Tamale Festival Food Vendor Application
Tamale Festival Non-Food Vendor ApplicationTamale Cookoff – noon, Lighted Parade – 6pm, 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.

For more information on securing a booth or competing in the cook-off, call Debbie Manjarrez at (509) 877-4262.

October 25 63rd 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.

 

2014 Community Events

February Wapato Bean Feed Benefits Cancer Research, Wapato School District – last home game of the year.
March 2 Sukiyaki Dinner, Yakima Valley Buddhist Church – 1st Sunday in March.
53rd Annual Sukiyaki Dinner is March 2, 2014 from 11:30 to 5:00
March 31 – April 4 Wapato School District Spring Break
April 3 Spring Clean-up, 9 am to 4 pm.  In gravel area between the railroad tracks near the food bank.
May 4 St. Peter Claver Parish Spring event – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
June 7 Bicycle Rodeo, Wapato Police Department
June 7 Fire Department Breakfast, Wapato Fire Department
June 23 – July 25 USDA Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Breakfast and Lunch – June 23 – July 25

Kids needing a nutritious meal this summer can find a free meal at Wapato Middle School and Adams Elementary School.  The District is again hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program.  All kids 18 years of age and younger qualify.  The program starts on Monday, June 23rd.  Breakfast and lunch will be available Monday thru Friday each week through July 25th.  Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  The program will be closed on Friday, July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.

For more information, contact Mike Balmelli,
Community Relations Manager,
Wapato School District, 509-877-5019

July 7 to August 1 Mexico in Wapato

9:45 am to 2:45 pm
Community Center, 1009 S Camas Ave, WapatoCall for information on what will be happening and the cost:
Sister Mary Ellen Robinson
Marie Rose House
712 S Simcoe Ave, Wapato
Cell:  509.759.0615
Office:  509.877.4256Angelica Reyes:  509.823.6954Download the flyer

August 4 nationalnightoutaugust2014National Night Out

Wapato Police Department organizes this annual community event.

The family fun will start at 5:00 pm at Lions Park. We will be serving a free meal of Carne Asada and participants will enjoy games and prizes.

August 8 Wapato Health Fair
1:00-5:00pmFree immunizations for children
Sports physicals for $10Sponsored by Farmworker’s Clinic and Emerald Care Learn Download the flyer
August 31 Filipino Community Harvest Dinner, Yakima Valley Filipino Community Center

$5 adults, Children $3.

The Filipino Youth Activity Group will be performing at 5:00pm as well as on Monday (9/1) at the annual Harvest Festival in Lions Park.

August 29 – September 1 68th Annual Wapato Harvest Festival
honoring diversity and local agriculture!Carnival and Entertainment
Lions Park, 1000 S. Camas Avenue.
Starts at noon on Friday and runs through 8:00 p.m. on Monday.
Carnival in the ParkOpen Mike on Friday and Saturday nights – 6:00-10:00pmCar Show on Monday, September 1st

Food Vendors include traditional barbecue chicken, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and pie.

A 50-50 raffle will be held; the Miss Wapato royalty will be selling tickets.

A traditional Filipino dance troupe from Seattle will perform Saturday at noon in the park, where a carnival begins at 6:00pm on Saturday and continues through Labor Day

Harvest Festival Parade – September 1st
8:00 am – Parade Registration
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.
Parade information and application

Vendor space available – Vendor Application

Organized by the Wapato Lion’s Club

September Car Show, American Legion
September 5-6 National Dragster Challenge – Renegade Raceway, Wapato, WA
October 11 10th Annual Tamale Festival

A Free Family event!

Washington Victory Plaza – Downtown Wapato
corner of 2nd Street and South Wapato Avenue
10:00am-4:00pm

Download the Event Flyer

Tamale Cookoff – noon, Lighted Parade – 6pm, Cultural Dancing, Live Music, Car Show, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids games, Fun Run, Wapato High School Band, Food and Craft Vendors.

Crowning of Little Miss Wapato at noon.

Kids get free Halloween bags and glow-sticks!

Lighted Parade Invitation
Cookoff Application
Food Vendor Application
Non-Food Vendor Application
Tamale Fun Run Registration

This event is sponsored by the Greater Wapato Chamber of Commerce.

October 26 Filipino Community Harvest Dinner
Filipino Community Hall
211 W. Second Street, Wapato
$15/adults, $12/Seniors, $10 for children 7 through 12.Proceeds go to the maintenance and operations of the community hall.Silent auction, performance by local dance troupe “Batang Wapato”. Artifacts, including photos illustrating Filipino history and Filipino-American servicemen, will be on display. For more information, contact (509) 969-8295.Hosted by the Filipino-American Community of the Yakima Valley
December 23 Mobile DSHS Office coming to Wapato

9:00am – 4:00am
Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic
715 W. Wapato Street, Wapato

Apply for:
– Cash Assistance
– Basic Food Assistance
– Child care services

Download the poster – EnglishEspanol

December TBD Community Children’s Christmas, City of Wapato – American Legion, TBD
March 28 – April 3 Wapato School District Spring Break
April 2 Spring Clean-up, 9 am to 4 pm. 106 Donald Road, by the food bank.
Download the flyerEspañol
June 6 Annual Fire Department Breakfast, Wapato Fire Department

7:00am – 11:00am – All you can eat – $6. Children under 5 eat free!
Download the Flyer

June 13 Bicycle Rodeo, Wapato Police Department

11:00 am
Wapato Community Center

Event Flyer
Registration form

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Wapato, WA 98951-1326
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