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Celebrate the 4th with a Bang!

Celebrate the 4th with a Bang!

This Fourth of July, come celebrate and enjoy our nation’s birthday with the numerous firework shows around the Yakima Valley! These shows are guaranteed to bring out the “Ooooo’s” and “Ahhhh’s!”   



Bring the family to Yakima's 4th of July Celebration for an entire weekend of celebration and fun at State Fair Park! Free admission and parking to this family friendly event! With a free shuttle bus from several sites around the city, getting to this event couldn’t be easier!

Bring your own picnic basket, or pick up a delicious meal from the many food vendors! Stake out a place on the lawn and listen to DJ Big Ern rock from the central courtyard from 3 - 10 pm. The kids can beat the heat on the inflatable water slide throughout the day and the Yakima Valley Fire Department will have an aerial truck shooting water into a play area from 2 - 6 pm. The National Anthem will be sung at 9:55 pm, followed by fireworks beginning at 10 pm for a 20-minute show. Listen to the patriotic music simulcast on KXDD at 10 pm which will be synched to the fireworks!



The City of Selah Independence Day Celebration in Carlon Park is on July 4th from 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Keith Anderson is the headliner for your entertainment, and will join local artist Cody Beebe and Austin Jenckes. Beer and wine will be available in the beer garden. The 1st Annual Apple Pie Eating Contest will feature pies from Cyrus O’Leary’s and prizes from Tree Top. Lots of yummy choices for picnicking; food vendors will include: Crafted Gastropub and Catering, Selah Sweets, Neece’s Fudge Puppies, Just 2 Guys Burgers and Dogs, Sammies Mobile Eatery and Nanakate’s! Gates open at 4:00 pm, Beer Garden Happy Hour from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Apple Pie Eating Contest Starts at 6:15 pm, Music Starts at 7:00 pm and Fireworks start at 9:30 pm!



The Toppenish Wild West 4th of July Parade kicks off in Downtown Toppenish with over 100 parade entries!  The parade begins from the Rodeo grounds at 11:00 am, and heads through Downtown Toppenish before finishing at South C Street!  Before the parade, enjoy breakfast in Post Office Park beginning at 7 am. You can even start the weekend attending the Toppenish Rodeo on Friday and Saturday at the rodeo grounds!  Make sure you take time to visit the over 75 Western Themed Murals on the sides of the buildings in the city!



The Prosser celebration features a Kiddie Parade at 11:00 am at the County Courthouse and traveling to City Park. A Show & Shine Car Show where you can bring your classic beauty out to Prosser City Park runs from 8 am – 2 pm, and there will be prizes and trophies! They will be finishing off with a giant Fireworks Display at Art Fiker Stadium accompanied by patriotic music!


If you’re looking to light off your own fireworks, be warned: all fireworks are illegal in most of Yakima County. However, it is legal to set off your own fireworks in Zillah on July 3rd and 4th, Moxee on July 4th only, and anytime in Granger and Mabton. See the chart below for more information. We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!