Yakima Events - Activities - Information
Located in South Central Washington state in the county of Yakima is the valley city of Yakima Washington. The 8th largest city in the state Yakima is home to almost 100,000 residents all living quite comfortably in the valley.
As the entrance to the Cascade Mountain Yakima is a wonderful place to settle and relax enjoying all that this fruitful valley has to offer. With over 300 days of pure sunshine and mild climate throughout the year Yakima has a slew of outdoor activities for the young and young at heart. From kayaking and hiking to skiing and snow-boarding Yakima provides the complete lifestyle so many yearn for in Washington state as well as out of state.
We are known for our fruit orchards and produce crops that grow so well here in the Valley but that's not all. Yakima is also the source for manufacturing aircraft parts and supplies including machinery and equipment. The soil and growing season in Yakima provide a wealth of varieties of crops and we typically export all over the state and even beyond.
in 1994 Yakima became and "All America City" which is given to cities where the citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results. We are proud of our residents and our achievements.
Yakima is named after the Yakama Nation Indian Tribe and the Yakama Indian reservation is located just southeast of the city. In 1805 Lewis and Clark came to the area and found all the abundant wildlife and rich growing soil of the Valley and this prompted a settlement here. The arrival of settlers and their conflicts with the natives resulted in the Yakama Indian War of 1855. The Yakamas were defeated and relocated to the Yakama Indian Reservation. Yakima County was created in 1865. When bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in December 1884, over 100 buildings were moved with rollers and horse teams to the nearby site of the depot. The new city was dubbed North Yakima and was officially incorporated and named the county seat on January 27, 1886. The name was changed to Yakima in 1918. Union Gap was the new name given to the original site of Yakima.
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES -
There is always something going on in Yakima Washington no matter what time of year it is. Being so close to the Gorge Amphitheatre having a summer concert on your calendar can be as easy as a short drive to the gorge. The Yakima Valley is also home to several world class wineries and dining establishments. The Yakima Wine Country is always in the know for updates on new wineries, wine tastings and winery events.
In the Spring things start to warm up with the Granger Cherry Festival including parades tastings and more. Also in spring ins the Zillah Spring Fling celebrating the heritage and charm of old school antiques and automobiles.
Summer opens with Blueberry Daze Festivals and just about every farm offering something new for guests and locals like.
Fall brings harvest parties, Prosser States Day and parade, Sportsman days, Apple and pumpkin festivals and of course the annual Central Washington State Fair.
Winter offers locals and visitors Christmas stories, Holiday House and Victorian Christmas at the fairgrounds.
There is always something to do in Yakima - Visit the official list of activities in Yakima this year.
Yes there is always something fun going on in the Yakima Valley. For more information on how you can be a part of this great area please contact us at Info@AspenYakima.com or call 509-457-2400. We would love to show you all that's available in Yakima real estate. Original Post is found here by Tammy Emineth http://aspenyakima.com/yakima-events-activities-information_301.html