Kids on Spring Break? Want to getaway to have some fun with the family? Yakima offers many opportunities, from local parks and family fun centers to events just for kids. Here are seven spring events especially for kids. Time to go play!
1. Playdate Expo
March 28, 2015 - Spend a Saturday afternoon with the family at the sixth annual Playdate Expo at the Yakima Convention Center. Kids can dress up as their favorite superheroes, fairy princesses, or whatever their imaginations dream up. This year's theme is, A Circus of Fantasy. Expo characters: Madeline the Ringmaster, Leon the Lion and Allister the Scientist will be there. Games and activities, demonstrations and learning are all under one roof plus goodies to give away. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $5/adults; $1 kids 3-18, Kids under 3 free.
2. Flying Karamazov Brothers are soaring into Yakima!
March 30, 2015: Special kids performance March 30, at the Capitol Theatre, the Flying Karamazov Brothers-Capitol Kids. Laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, and astonishing juggling feats; these are not your father's wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers.
April 1 - 2, 2015: Bring the whole family and whatever objects of whimsy or danger that you think will prove "unjugglable," (except for "live animals or anything that might stop the juggler from being a live animal.)" Expect the unexpected with these four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics. Spicing things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, and astonishing juggling feats, these pranksters dance, prance, pun, sing, and mesmerize their way through a madcap evening. Innovative and unique, they display their juggling prowess in such show stopping numbers as The Gambler. In this daring act, the Karamozov champion Dimitri will juggle three items presented to him by audience members. If the champion succeeds he gets a standing ovation. If he fails, he gets a pie in the face! This exuberant and hilarious off-Broadway rave is full of fast-paced virtuosity and fun as the four brothers deliver a stupendously entertaining evening like you've never experienced.
3. Spring Party in the Park
April 1, 2015: Wixson Park in Selah. Lets play on over 20 inflatable toys, enjoy food vendors and much more. 1-4pm- minimum donation $5. All proceeds go towards Selah's Volunteer Park.
4. Arbor Festival at Yakima Area Arboretum
April 11, 2015: Celebrate our state and national Arbor Days, spring, conservation, and natural science. Learn about all of the wonderful things that trees give us. The theme for this year's Arbor Festival is "The Giving Tree" and it will showcase some of the benefits of trees, from wood to build houses, to cleaning the air we breathe. The Arbor Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. A FREE family community event, with lots of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, and displays. 600 families will receive a free tree to plant in their own yard in honor of Arbor Day. 10a.m. -3p.m.
5. Kids Fish In
April 25th, 2015: What a great first time fishing experience where your child will come home with a new rod, reel, t-shirt and..yes, a fish, cleaned and bagged in ice. Space is limited to the first 1000 signed up, Ages 5-14. Cost is only $10/kid. Registration Location: Yakima Greenway
6. 54th Parade of Gems
April 11 -12, 2015: Come see the Wenas Mammoth cast display. Lapidary Art Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Children's Activities, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, Raffle, Food, Retail Dealers have Jewelry, Gems & Minerals.Adults $3.50/Students $2.00/ Children under 12 free with adult paid admission/Free parking. Central Washington State Fair Park/Modern Living Building.Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Family Field Day
May 9, 2015: Free community event at Sarg Hubbard Park. Family Field Day is a great start to the Kiddin' Around program, a summer-long activity program for kids and their parents. This event is for all ages and we encourage families to come together so they can learn and play together.
Family Field day, presented by Subway Restaurants, brings three great organizations together to help promote nutrition, fitness and ways of playing together as a family. The CWU Dietetic Internship, FitKids USA, and the Yakima Greenway Foundation provide several fun events that tie nutrition and healthy lifestyles with fitness and well being. Activities include like kayaking, tennis, hula hoops, jump rope, soccer, an excellent obstacle course and an unbelievable game of tag. Online registration is required for all participants.
Check Yakima Valley Tourism event listing often for more childrens events in the Summer and Fall. These events include Cinco de mayo, Cherry Festivals, Bluberry Festivals, Fun runs, Fall Harvest Festivals, Central Washington State Fair and many more events. You can also sign up for our weekly event newletter for news on upcoming weekend events.