4th of July at State Fair Park

I tell ya! What an incredibly wonderful 4th of July at State Fair Park this 2021. It has felt like ages since we've all gotten together, unmasked, with big smiles and awesome weather. Check, check, check!

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The festivities kicked off on Friday with carnival rides and food for the family wrapping up with AppleJame All-Stars and 10 pm fireworks for everyone to enjoy for FREE!

A giant shout-out to Paul Crawford of Yakima Federal Savings and Loan for creating this incredible event showcasing our local talent. For the past few years, AppleJam has been a well-attended competition but due to the unknown this year, it was the All-Stars of years past and boy was the energy and talent high!

It was a pleasure to get to host this year's event and meet so many people thru out the night. Even got the chance to make some dreams come true. I wish I could remember this sweet boy's name but in between acts I was offering up Yakima Federal Savings and Loan swag plus the opportunity to show off a joke, dance, or even sing! He mentioned he'd ALWAYS wanted to be on stage, so I figured, let's do this! Tears of joy and an amazing acapella version of Ruth B's Lost Boy had us all riding high!

Follow your dreams, breakthrough your stage fright, and go for it always :) Cannot wait for next year's talent because I am assuming that the competition will be back so you've got less than one year to figure out what YOU want to do!

AppleJam All-Stars 2021

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.