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Fiesta! Viva La Musica...Ole'!

Fiesta! Viva La Musica...Ole'!

Yakima Valley Community celebrates its cultural diversity with a number of music events during the year, which includes Cinco de Mayo and Viva La Música. The Cinco de Mayo celebration is in its 14th year in Yakima, and is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the Yakima Valley.

The 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is this Saturday and Sunday in Yakima. The City of Yakima is a Platinum Sponsor of this cultural celebration hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Yakima Avenue will come alive with street vendors offering authentic Mexican food; tacos, tortillas, churros, juices, fresh fruit cups with lime & Pico de Gallo and more. Both Saturday and Sunday there will be a soccer tournament and basketball tournament. Regional Mexican Ranchera and Banda live music from 2- 9pm Saturday and International/Mexican live music 1-7pm Sunday. There will be children's activities and a Custom Car Show Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the horses dance during the "not to miss," Charro Parade at 1pm Sunday followed by more dancing horses at the horse show. The colorful dress, the smells of delicious authentic Mexican dishes, the live music all make for a festive cultural experience. Check out the full schedule of Cinco de Mayo events listed below.

Viva La Música

Viva La Música 2nd Annual Free Concert Series in Miller Park starts July 12th and runs thru September 13th. Popular local and regional bands will play family friendly music from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The September 13th concert closes the 2015 series and features special music to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day from 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. The will be street vendors with authentic Mexican foods for a supper in the park. The 2015 Viva La Música Concert Series is being jointly presented by Yakima Radio Group, KIMATV, Univision, and the City of Yakima.

Salsa Fridays

Salsa Fridays at The Seasons 9pm-1am. Take an introductory lesson 9:15-10pm. Regular weekly salsa lessons each WEDNESDAY 7-10:30pm. Presented by the Yakima Salsa Dance Co….. Ole’!

Cinco De Mayo Schedule

May 2, 2015 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Youth and adult soccer tournament
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Basketball tournament
  • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - McKinley Dancers
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Yak Valley Aztec Dancers
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Folkloric Dancers
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Amores de la Sierra (Regional-Mexican)
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Julio Cesar Perez (Regional-Mexican)
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Edgar y su Banda Trabieza (Regional-Mexican)
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Hermanos Flores de Guerrero (Regional-Mexican)
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Javier Ojeda y sus Kalidos de Tierra Caliente (Regional-Mexican)
  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Donato Tirado y sus Chedys (Regional-Mexican)
  • 8 pm. to 9 p.m. - Principio de Tierra Caliente (Regional-Mexican)

May 3, 2015 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Youth and adult soccer tournament
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Basketball tournament
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Custom car show
  • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - McKinley Dancers
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Yak Valley Aztec Dancers
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Danzas Multiculturales
  • 1 p.m. - Charro parade
  • 1 p.m. - Crowning of Ms. Cinco de Mayo
  • 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Dueto Voces de Rancho (Regional - Mexican)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Horse show
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Los Rodriguez de Sinaloa (Regional - Mexican)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Canada Musical (Norteño/Tierra Caliente-Mexican international)
  • 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Raza Obrera (Arpa Michoacano-Mexican international)
  • 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Alfa 7 (Tierra Caliente-Mexican international)

The 2015 Viva La Música Concert Series

  • July 12th. Leopardo Salvaje
  • July 19th Leopardo Salvaje
  • July 26th Enamorado
  • August 23 Grandes de Tijuana
  • August 2nd, TBA
  • August 9th, TBA
  • August 16th. TBA
  • August 30th TBA
  • September 6th Hermanos Gonzales
  • September 13 Mexico’s Independence Day Concert;   Rebeldes de la Sierra 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and a special headline performer, TBA 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
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