There is no time for the winter blah blues!

January 2020 is definitely not going to be a "boring" month with nothing fun to do!

This list is perfect if you just moved to the area or have been here for years.

Call me your personal concierge because I have done a little research and found twenty fun things we can do right here in Yakima during the month of January, including things to do if you have kids!

  • Tasty Thai Two Cooking Class

    January 7th

    Hosted by Healthy Eats Nutrition Services

    6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
    Kids over 8 are welcome to sign up with an adult and need a separate ticket.
    Larb Salad (herby tofu-based lettuce wraps)

    Thai Coconut Iced Tea (a classic creamy tea)

    Tom Yum Soup (Not-so-hot and sour)

    Massuman Curry (best. curry. ever)

    Pad Woon Sen (garlic glass noodles)

    Swimming Rama (steamed veggies with coconut peanut sauce)

  • Geeks Who Drink Trivia Nights

    January 7th

    Hosted by Hop Capital Brewing

    6:30 p.m.
    Geeks Who Drink weekly trivia night with tacos from Tacos El Rey available.

  • New Year, Who Dis? Green Drinks

    January 8th

    Hosted by Single Hill Brewing Company

    4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Exchange ideas or engage in networking. Maybe you'll want to grab some beers or order something from the food truck on the patio while you're there. Family-friendly and dog-friendly event.

  • Salsa Dance Classes

    January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

    Hosted by the Yakima Salsa Dance Company

    Held at The Seasons Performance Hall every Wednesday during the month of January. You can register at the door on the first day of classes.

    Ages 14+

    * Level 1 (7:00pm) - Beginners with no experience
    * Level 2 (8:15pm) - Beginners who have completed level 1

    Cost: $40/Person.

    New beginners 4-week series starting every month. Each class is 60 minutes. No partner or dancing experience necessary to attend.

    Contact info: Please Text Message,
    Salvador (Sal) Castaneda 509-895-4445

  • Cornell University Glee Club & Chorus

    January 8th

    Hosted by Heritage University

    7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Seasons Performance Hall.
    Tickets $5 to $10.
    For the first time in 25 years, the renowned Cornell Chorus and Glee Club is coming to the Pacific Northwest. The choir and glee club will perform a mix of individual and joint pieces, concluding with traditional Cornell songs.
  • Mom's Night Out

    January 8th

    Hosted by YWCA Yakima

    5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gilbert Cellars in downtown Yakima.
    Grab your gals, leave the littles at home, and enjoy drinking for a good cause. $1 from each glass of wine ordered will be donated to the YWCA.

  • Food and Cider Pairings Series

    January 9th

    Hosted by Tieton Cider Works

    RSVP required at least 2 days prior to each event .

    6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

    Learn the science behind incorporating ciders into different dishes. You will not only see how to prepare them but also have a chance to enjoy them once they are done.

    $25 per person each night | $15 for cider club members

  • Meal Prep and Planning: Grain Bowls and Sauces

    January 9th

    Hosted by Healthy Eats Nutrition Services

    6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
    Learn about prepping and planning a week of meals and how to utilize grain bowls to save time and money. Participants will get to make 2 grain bowls with sauces to enjoy in class or take home.

    Grains: Tri-Colored Quinoa (GF & DF) and Farro

    Toppings: Variety of cooked and raw veggies, toppings, and seasonings (DF & GF)

    Sauces: Raspberry BBQ, Lemon Chive Dressing, Asian Walnut Dressing, and Creamy Maple Balsamic (DF & GF)

  • Yakima Cornhole League Winter Season

    January 9th - February 13th

    Hosted by Hop Capital Brewing

    5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
    Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

    $25 for the entire Winter Season for six weeks of cornhole with bags in the air. If you don't want to commit to the full season you can join as a sub player by showing up on game night. Sub fees are $5 per night if you get drawn to play.

  • Thunder Bowling Nights

    January 10th

    Hosted at Nob Hill Bowling Center

    Begins at 10 p.m. every Friday Night.

    Enjoy glow-in-the-dark Cosmic bowling at this local family-oriented bowling center, restaurant and lounge. 21+ up casino available on site.

    Reserve your lane by calling (509) 966-1070.

  • Columbia River Circuit (CRC) Finals Rodeo

    January 10th - 12th

    Hosted at the Yakima Valley Sundome

    7 p.m. on Friday & Saturday; 1 p.m. on Sunday.

    Ages 3 & Older: $35, $27, $21 & $15.
    The Finals are the pinnacle of the Columbia River Circuit season, showcasing the top riders and ropers from around the region.

  • Beginning Silver Smithing: Ring Class

    January 11th

    Hosted at Yakima Maker Space

    10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

    Members: $40 + $10 materials; Non-Members: $43 + $10 materials.

    A 2-hour class where you will create your own sterling silver, double half-round solid band ring, from start to finish.

  • Bingo!

    January 14th thru April 14th

    Hosted by Bale Breaker Brewing Co.

    Second Tuesday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Free. This is a no-cash, non-gambling event. enjoy our latest Imagination Station beers, our classic lineup always #FreshOffTheFarm, food trucks, and a coordinated Bingo game with friends.

  • Black History 101 Hip Hop Exhibit

    January 15th

    Hosted at Yakima Valley College (YVC)

    10 a.m.-5 p.m. on display in the HUB.

    Free. Yakima Valley College’s 2019-20 Diversity Series with the award-winning Black History 101 Mobile Museum. This event features an exclusive 2020 thematic exhibit with over 150 artifacts documenting the 40 plus year history of hip-hop culture.

  • Winterhop Brewfest

    January 18th

    Hosted by the Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest

    12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

    Tickets are $40 and includes entry into the event, a commemorative glass, and (5) five tastings. This is a 21+ event.

    Breweries from around the Pacific Northwest will be pouring their beers in various downtown businesses and venues. Snow or shine event.

  • 4th Annual Sleigh Day at Central Washington Agricultural Museum

    January 18th

    Hosted by Central Washington Agricultural Museum

    11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    Suggested Donation: Donation of $5/Person or $20/Family of 4

    4th Annual SLEIGH DAY (Horse Drawn Wagon Day in the event of lack of snow) fundraiser. Bring your camera. Food will be available for purchase.

    Entry includes:
    Tram ride from Fullbright Park parking lot to wagon rides

    Horse Drawn Wagon Ride

    Hot Cocoa or Hot Cider for each person

    One s'more kit per person

    Photo Station to take selfies

    Tram Ride back to your car

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk in Toppenish

    January 20th

    Hosted by Community Members

    Welcome and Kickoff begins at 10 a.m. Peace March begins at10:30 a.m. at the O’Reilly & Dollar Tree parking lot (300 West 1st Ave, Toppenish)

    10th annual MLK Peace March, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of unity and community involvement.

    Speakers and Performances: 11:15 a.m. at Toppenish Middle School (104 Goldendale Ave)

    Hosted by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish School District, and Toppenish Community Safety Network.


  • Bill Engvall Comedy Show

    January 24th

    Hosted at Legends Casino and Hotel

    Two shows: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    18+ event. Tickets range from $20 to $50. No cameras allowed and no alcohol served or allowed on premises.

  • Comedy Party

    January 25th

    Hosted by Tieton Cider Works

    6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

    Tickets $15 each. No children, please. National Touring Headliner BJ Johnson (co-star Unfallen movie). Opening the show is BJ's comedy partner Adam Kessler (America's Got Talent). The duo formed and call themselves "Brothers From Another Mother" A white guy and a black guy, how could they be brothers?! Come to the show and find out.

    BJ tours the US and abroad bringing much-needed laughs to the Troops. BJ's style is passive-aggressive, bringing his South-Central LA upbringing with a potable tone for the consumption of the masses.

  • Matt Wilson "Honey & Salt" Tour

    January 26th

    Hosted at The Seasons Performance Hall

    6 p.m.

    Family-friendly event. $18 for Balcony; $28 for General Admission; $40 for VIP (Includes a table down front and table service for food and drinks. 21+ only). Under 18 not permitted on floor seating.

    This is a Sunday Matinee. The Gallery Bistro opens 90 minutes before the show in case you'd like a dinner by Slowpokes Bistro.

    Matt Wilson "Honey & Salt" Tour: Inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandburg. Matt is a Jazz Journalists Society 2018 award winner for Jazz Instrumentalist of The Year. He also won Jazz Record of The Year.

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