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Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend In The Yakima Valley

The Memorial Day holiday is gone, but that doesn’t mean the Yakima Valley is taking this weekend off — it’s graduation season, baseball season and summer’s ready to bust out everywhere!

Here are a few ideas for how to get out and enjoy it June 2-4.



Yakima Valley Pippins home opener

7:05 p.m. Friday, June 2, at State Fair Park


The Pippins launch their season with a home stand against the Victoria HarbourCats

The home nine will host a three-game series with the visiting Canadian team, playing 7:05 games on Friday and Saturday and a 5:05 start on Sunday in “The Orchard.”


Group of people throwing graduation hats in the air


Selah High School graduation

1 p.m. Saturday, June 3


One of many graduations taking place around the valley

Come celebrate one of the numerous Yakima Valley graduations as the Class of 2017 receives their diplomas in the Yakima Valley SunDome.


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Junior Gap2Gap Relay

June 3, Sarg Hubbard Park


First race starts at 8:15 a.m.

Kids ages 7-14 will run, bicycle, run the steeplechase, kayak and complete an obstacle course — and this year, it’s Hawaiian style!

(Preregistration required.)

Be sure to catch the Rock the Gap celebration afterward, featuring The Shreds! Party starts at 5:30 in the park.


2017 World Masters Games: Canoe Slalom
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Adult Gap2Gap Relay

June 4, Sarg Hubbard Park


First race starts at 9 a.m.

Athletes 14 and older will compete in trail running, road biking, off-road biking, boating and running events.

(Pre-registration required.)


Scott Stapp


Scott Stapp Live and Unplugged

6:30 p.m. June 3, The Old Warehouse


Creed frontman performs in Zillah

The Grammy-winner singer plays an unplugged show at The Warehouse, 705 Railroad Ave., in Zillah. Show includes Art of Dying and Jeremy of the Christian rock group Willet.


World Masters Games Opening Ceremony
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Third Annual Carnival at Hop Nation

June 2 at Hop Nation, 31 N. First Ave.


$4 beers all night, donations accepted
Local good trucks will haul in the eats, Pastel Motel provides the music and Lasersmith Light Show Systems LLC turns on the visuals. Costumes are encouraged for what’s becoming one of Yakima’s favorite parties. Fun includes hula hooping, comedy, magic, belly dancing, fire dancers … and the Wreckless Freeks’ freak show!



Visitors Enjoy The Views And Sunshine At Primrose Hill
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Yoga in the Lawn at Bron Yr Aur Brewery

6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3


Stretch out, then chill out with a pint

Sara Washburn, E-RYT, leads a Vinyasa class, open to all skill levels, the first Friday of each month throughout the summer. Bring your own mat and a $20 donation, then cash in the coupon you’ll get on a relaxing pint of beer after class. Donations go toward Just Breathe yoga training scholarships. The brewery is at 12160 U.S. Highway 12 in Naches.



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Yakima Farmers Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 4


Fresh produce, fresh faces

Shop for locally grown produce on South Third Street every Sunday through October. And sit down for some breakfast between 8:30 and 10.


toppenish mural


Visit the Murals in a Day in Toppenish

Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3


Watch artists at work
Watch artist maintain and repair the city’s famous murals — and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts and foods. Or take a caboose ride at the Northern Pacific Rail and Steam Museum!

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Dino-N-A-Day in Granger

9 a.m. Saturday, June 3


They’re building a Megalosaurus!

Come help construct Granger’s newest statue during the annual Dino-N-A-Day at Hisey Park, Main Street and Highway 223. This will be the town’s 34 dinosaur statue. Others stand vigil in parks and at the entrance to the city. They’ll provide the gloves, you provide the work — call the city at (509) 854-1725 for details.


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