Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend In The Yakima Valley
The Memorial Day holiday is gone, but that doesn't mean the Yakima Valley is taking this weekend off -- it's graduation season, baseball season and summer's ready to bust out everywhere!
Here are a few ideas for how to get out and enjoy it June 2-4.
Yakima Valley Pippins home opener7:05 p.m. Friday, June 2, at State Fair Park
The Pippins launch their season with a home stand against the Victoria HarbourCats
The home nine will host a three-game series with the visiting Canadian team, playing 7:05 games on Friday and Saturday and a 5:05 start on Sunday in "The Orchard."
Selah High School graduation1 p.m. Saturday, June 3
One of many graduations taking place around the valley
Come celebrate one of the numerous Yakima Valley graduations as the Class of 2017 receives their diplomas in the Yakima Valley SunDome.
Junior Gap2Gap RelayJune 3, Sarg Hubbard Park
First race starts at 8:15 a.m.
Kids ages 7-14 will run, bicycle, run the steeplechase, kayak and complete an obstacle course -- and this year, it's Hawaiian style!
Be sure to catch the Rock the Gap celebration afterward, featuring The Shreds! Party starts at 5:30 in the park.
Adult Gap2Gap RelayJune 4, Sarg Hubbard Park
First race starts at 9 a.m.
Athletes 14 and older will compete in trail running, road biking, off-road biking, boating and running events.
Scott Stapp Live and Unplugged6:30 p.m. June 3, The Old Warehouse
Creed frontman performs in Zillah
The Grammy-winner singer plays an unplugged show at The Warehouse, 705 Railroad Ave., in Zillah. Show includes Art of Dying and Jeremy of the Christian rock group Willet.
Third Annual Carnival at Hop NationJune 2 at Hop Nation, 31 N. First Ave.
$4 beers all night, donations acceptedLocal good trucks will haul in the eats, Pastel Motel provides the music and Lasersmith Light Show Systems LLC turns on the visuals. Costumes are encouraged for what's becoming one of Yakima's favorite parties. Fun includes hula hooping, comedy, magic, belly dancing, fire dancers ... and the Wreckless Freeks' freak show!
Yoga in the Lawn at Bron Yr Aur Brewery6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Stretch out, then chill out with a pint
Sara Washburn, E-RYT, leads a Vinyasa class, open to all skill levels, the first Friday of each month throughout the summer. Bring your own mat and a $20 donation, then cash in the coupon you'll get on a relaxing pint of beer after class. Donations go toward Just Breathe yoga training scholarships. The brewery is at 12160 U.S. Highway 12 in Naches.
Yakima Farmers Market9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 4
Fresh produce, fresh faces
Shop for locally grown produce on South Third Street every Sunday through October. And sit down for some breakfast between 8:30 and 10.
Visit the Murals in a Day in ToppenishStarting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3
Watch artists at workWatch artist maintain and repair the city's famous murals -- and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts and foods. Or take a caboose ride at the Northern Pacific Rail and Steam Museum!
Dino-N-A-Day in Granger9 a.m. Saturday, June 3
They're building a Megalosaurus!
Come help construct Granger's newest statue during the annual Dino-N-A-Day at Hisey Park, Main Street and Highway 223. This will be the town's 34 dinosaur statue. Others stand vigil in parks and at the entrance to the city. They'll provide the gloves, you provide the work -- call the city at (509) 854-1725 for details.