Yakima continues to impress visitors with its growing social attractions, hops and wine industry and productive agriculture industry.
Everything You Need In One Place
There’s a plethora of things to do and see in the Yakima Valley.
Yakima Valley visitors will find several museums available to those who are interested in the history of native culture, mammoths or the agricultural movement that led to the Valley being the hops and wine success it is today.
Check out the local galleries. Collections highlight culture, feature creators from the pacific northwest and celebrate a diverse selection of contemporary art.
The Seasons Performance Hall is one of the city’s premier concert venues, located in downtown Yakima at 101 N. Naches Ave. It is managed by a nonprofit organization that supports cultural events and diversity in the Yakima Valley, and encourages musical education and performances.
Known as Yakima’s “second living room,” the genres of music the facility showcases include classical, jazz, indie, rock, gospel, soul, folk and more. Camaraderie is important to the Seasons Performance Hall’s staff, and they strive to give customers the experience of a lifetime by also offering good food and beverages.
Alongside concerts, the facility also offers dance classes, balls, parties and various other events. For more information, visit theseasonsyakima.com.
The Capitol Theatre
Built in 1920, Yakima’s historic Capitol Theatre is a great place for visitors to catch a show.
A long list of big-name performers have graced the theater’s stage — including Johnny Cash, Steve Allen, David Copperfield, Shirley Jones and George Carlin.
Two major performance series are presented each year — the Capitol Theatre series and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra concerts. Many other special events are scheduled throughout the year. Among them are one-night concerts, lectures, community musical events and special events. It has hosted popular comedians and iconic performances such as The Nutcracker, Rent and Chicago. Upcoming events are posted to its Facebook page and website.
For more information about Capitol Theatre performances, visit capitoltheatre.org or call 509-853-2787.
The Yakima Greenway is an 18-mile paved path along the Yakima River in and around Yakima. It’s a great place for walking, bird watching, fishing, running, biking, skating, picnicking and other outdoor activities. The trail is open from dawn to dusk and accessible from all Greenway parks and landings (except Century Landing). Restrooms are located along the path.
There is a large wooden playground area along the path, north of Sarg Hubbard Park. The park features play areas for kids, open fields for Frisbee or flying kites and covered picnic areas.
A variety of events are held at the Greenway each year. For a full calendar and park access maps, check out yakimagreenway.org.
Yakima’s colorful Arboretum can be found off Nob Hill Boulevard, just east of Interstate 82.
Located near the path to the Yakima Greenway, the Arboretum features 46 acres of urban green space. That includes about 30 acres of lawn, trees and walkways that lead to wooded areas along the Yakima River. The scene is perfect for picnics, dog walking, exploring the Japanese-style garden and celebrating weddings.
The arboretum hosts a series of free educational events throughout the year. There are nature camps, school field trips, bird watching events and the property is available to rent for events. Staff experts are always happy to answer foliage and wildlife questions.
At the entrance of the arboretum is the The Jewett Interpretive Center, which features a carillon bell tower, the Heritage of Trees display, a reference library and a herbarium. The Tree House Gift Shop and courtyard are there as well.
For more information visit ahtrees.org.