JUNETEENTH YAKIMA 2022: A Joyful Week-Long Celebration!

Juneteenth 2022 Save the Date
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The Ultimate Guide To JUNETEENTH YAKIMA 2022

Juneteenth 2022 is upon us and there are a handful of events happening to celebrate the federal holiday in the Yakima County community. Last year was full of excitement, especially when Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday in June 2021. This year, in addition to the annual Juneteenth Barbecue in the Park (a 31-year tradition in Yakima), we welcome two new fun and heartwarming events to the Juneteenth fold! For the history of Juneteenth, visit here.


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Save the Date: Juneteenth Yakima 2022, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 12 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park in Yakima.

This is the 31st year of this event! It will begin with socializing and crowd mingling at 12pm. The Juneteenth Yakima 2022 program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Resource booths will be on site. Bring some cash because there will be food vendors there, too. Kids under 12 years old get a free hot dog and snack while they last!

Performances by local celebrity, Tyler Beauchamp and his band, oral histories from Esther Huey and Reverend Robert Trimble, Spoken Word from the Davis High School Black Students Union (BSU), Juneteenth Triva, and a special appearance by the African Drummers!

If you want to purchase a vendor booth, it is $15 for a spot or you can purchase 2 tables for $25.

Contact Adrianne Garner for all Juneteenth Yakima related questions at (509) 575-6114 or email A.G@yvoic.org.

WHAT: Juneteenth Yakima 2022, A Celebration in the Park!

WHERE: MLK Jr. Park, S 8th St

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.

HOST: Juneteenth Yakima Committee and Yakima County NAACP


Juneteenth Week Proclamation 2022 by Yakima County Commissioners

Monday, June 7, 2022 at Yakima County Courthouse in the BOCC Basement Conference Room, Room 33B, and via Zoom. 128 N 2nd Street.

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Vocal Performance by Danae Howe.

6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at The Seasons Performance Hall in The Bistro lounge. FREE to attend.101 N Naches Ave, Yakima.


Juneteenth Week 2022 Proclamation by Yakima City Council

5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Yakima City Hall, Council Chambers, via Zoom, and on Y-PAC Public Access TV. 129 N 2nd St.


The Seasons's Performance Hall's Juneteenth Life and Freedom Celebration

5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th.This will be a two-fold event: It will begin with an "In Memorial Celebration of Life" for several African Americans in the Yakima Valley who passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic and whose funerals were unable to be attended because of the coronavirus restrictions.

The second half of the event will showcase the magnificent and majestic voice of Seatte's own Josephine Howell, who will wow the crowd with some songs of gospel, jazz, and blues.101 N Naches Ave. Presented by The Seasons, OIC of Washington, and Shaw & Sons Funeral. Tickets are $15 at the door or online here. Bring cash to purchase food at The Bistro inside the Performance Hall.

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