Entertainment & Attractions

Look for a variety of events and local attractions — including music and theatre, car shows, rodeos, gaming, museums and more.

Casinos, Bingo & Bowling

Gaming has become an important part of the Yakima Valley tourism landscape, offering various casinos and card rooms. Some of the casinos also offer bowling (or bowling alleys offer gaming). You will also find bingo, which is one of the least expensive methods of gambling, making it attractive to those who don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Music, Movies & Theatre

Our music entertainment scene provides a little bit of everything. The Yakima Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus perform classical and pops concerts at the historic Capitol Theatre (which also hosts its own season of road shows). Other venues include The Seasons Performance Hall and various restaurants that host live music. Plus festivals held throughout the year offer great local acts.

State Fair Park, home of the Central Washington State Fair, provides entertainment throughout the year with it’s 4th of July celebration, the Fair, and holiday events.

Live theatre and movies are also available for your enjoyment.


Rodeo is one of the long-standing activities that truly commemorates our Valley’s farming and ranching history. You need to attend at least one in your lifetime!

Car Shows & Racing

From drag racing events just south of Union Gap in Wapato to vintique car shows, Yakima is a great place to catch a classic vehicle (or several) gracing the roads around the Valley.

Museums & Galleries

The Yakima Valley is home to a number of community museums, plus those featuring our agricultural history and transportation (railroad, trolleys, and aircraft).

You will also find a varied arts scene here.



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