Annual Hot Shots 3-on-3 Tournament in Yakima July 31-August 1

Image by DUOTONE from Pixabay Come to Yakima this weekend to see some of the hottest shots around in basketball. Teams of males and females of all ages will be playing on more than two dozen courts. Also shop vendor booths and enjoy delicious food. The Hot Shots 3-on-3 tournaments started on Labor Day weekend … Continue reading Annual Hot Shots 3-on-3 Tournament in Yakima July 31-August 1

Dye Hard 5K Color Run a glow-in-the-dark experience in Yakima on August 14

Running through colored powder at a Dye Hard 5K Color Run in Yakima (photo credit: Dye Hard 5K Color Run) Gather family and friends. Convince them to either run with you or cheer you on. Then register for the Dye Hard 5K Color Run in Yakima, Washington, on Saturday, August 14. Show up at 8:30 … Continue reading Dye Hard 5K Color Run a glow-in-the-dark experience in Yakima on August 14

McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima

Dozer Day returns in 2021 as a drive-through event in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City

After a year's break due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dozer Day is back this year with a drive-through event at six locations in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City. The drive-through event is designed to ensure families' health and safety while immersing them in a real-life construction experience. During the experience, you'll drive … Continue reading Dozer Day returns in 2021 as a drive-through event in the Pacific Northwest and Kansas City

Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo by Cheryl Landes In August 2020, 100 years after women permanently won the right to vote in the U.S., the Washington State Histoical Society hosted a video series called the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour. The videos are based on the real-life "Suffrage Special" train that carried Washington State and national suffragists across the … Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Red Wine and Chocolate weekend in the Yakima Valley

Image credit: Yakima Valley Tourism On President's Day weekend, wineries in six Yakima Valley cities roll out the welcome mat for a red wine and chocolate pairing experience unlike any other. The Yakima Valley produces more than half of Washington State's wine grapes on 17,000 acres. Thirteen the valley's 120 wineries are hosting events for … Continue reading Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Red Wine and Chocolate weekend in the Yakima Valley

State Fair Park in Yakima hosts first drive-through Holiday Light Fest

Image credit: State Fair Park in Yakima, Washington Explore a new light display from the comfort and safety of your car this holiday season in the Yakima Valley. From now until Sunday, December 6, State Fair Park glitters with 12 displays and 20 miles of lights illumating the park's buildings and trees, along with other … Continue reading State Fair Park in Yakima hosts first drive-through Holiday Light Fest

Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area

The Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes Every year, the Yakima Area Arboretum hosts a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in or near the city. That changed this year because of safety concerns from COVID-19. Instead, the arboretum created five video tours and posted them to its YouTube … Continue reading Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area