Event Schedule Location

Event Schedule

Entertainment Food Vendors Children's Activities Carnival Beer Garden Fireworks

The park will be open to the public from 8:00am until 11:00 pm on the 4th of July. Food Vendor sales begin at noon. Fireworks at 10:00 pm.


Swinomish Casino & LodgeStage Entertainment

2014 Stage Sponsor - Swinomish Casino and Lodge

Good ol' fashioned music and family fun will be found on the stage all day, from 12:00 (noon) through 9:30pm, located in the Main Plaza, sponsored by the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.



Pastel Motel

indie pop

Pastel Motel


Perceptive yet accessible, Pastel Motel is a melody-driven band that infuses progressive and psychedelic elements into their catchy indie rock. The band self-released their experimentally tracked debut album "Subject is Subjective", in December of 2013. Their debut is a multifaceted concept album following the story of a fictional character in an allegory of human nature.



Citizenship Ceremony

Citizenship CeremonyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency in the Department of Homeland Security, is hosting the first naturalization ceremony at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Washington. During the ceremony, the oath of allegiance to the United States will be administered to approximately 170 immigrants from numerous countries.

The ceremony is a culmination of many years of dedication, hard work, and study on each applicant’s part to qualify for U.S. citizenship. The requirements to become a U.S. citizen are rigorous and include being a lawful permanent resident, the ability to speak, read, and write English; and passing a 100-question civics and history examination.

Please join us in celebrating this event. Our guest speaker is Sid Morrison, former member of the United States House of Representatives. The oath of allegiance will be administered by Keith Brown, Field Office Director, USCIS, Yakima.

Download the 2014 Citizenship Ceremony Program



classic rock cover band

Powerline delivers professional entertainment for Parties, Weddings, Lounges, Concerts and Special Events, Powerline performs a variety of Rock, Blues and Country. No venue too large or too small.


Shoot Jake


Shoot JakeShoot Jake



Shoot Jake has been a working blues and rock band since 2010. In 2012, they recorded and released their debut EP, “Shoot Jake”.  They’ve traveled extensively since then, appearing at major blues festivals and clubs across the State.  In 2013, they were named Yakima’s Best Local Band by On Magazine after a show opening for Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers.  They will be recording a full length album in 2014.


Charles Street Messengers


Charles Street MessengersCharles Street Messengers


Charles Street Messengers' sound features heavy doses of Soul and Jazz alongside influences from Afrobeat, Blues, Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk and more. The 8-piece band includes Mike O'Doherty on Drums, Everett Sarono on Guitar, Jon Goneau on Keys, Dylan Hughes on Bass, Robby Beasley on Trumpet, Brittain Barber on Sax, Brandon Hunter on Trombone, and Minami Fukuda on Vocals.


The Cold Hard Cash Show

Johnny Cash cover band

The Cold Hard Cash ShowThe Cold Hard Cash Show is an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three! Fronted by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, The Cold Hard Cash Show brings to life classic Cash songs from the Sun & Columbia Records Catalogs to the modern American recordings, performing with the energy of the Live at Folsom and San Quentin albums with a sound so accurate you’d think you're listening to The Man in Black himself!

The Cold Hard Cash ShowThe band formed in 2005 and in addition to Merle Travis Peterson fronting the band on vocals and guitar, the line up includes long time member Fel Torres on drums and Ryan Yates on upright bass. 
Since the formation, they have performed on hundreds of stages often sharing them with a diverse variety of artists such as as Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar, Eddie Money, Eli Young Band, James Hunnicutt, Saliva and countless others as well as performing at several high profile private functions with guests such as Katy Perry, Shawn Colvin, John Oates, Justin Timberlake, David Ryan Harris, John Mayer and have at times performed with a few of them! 
In 2008 the band made their National Television debut when they performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, gaining a solid world wide fan base and landing them on stages at several nationally known festivals which include Memphis in May Festival (Memphis,TN), Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis,SD) and Johnny Cash Festival- Roadshow Revival (Ventura,CA).



The highlight of the day's events will be a fantastic fireworks display by Entertainment Fireworks at 10:00 pm. Watch the fireworks from the fairgrounds or nearby open areas. Tune your dial in to 107.3 KFFM for the special patriotic music that is set in sync to accompany the fireworks program.

Tune in to KFFM to hear the music! Tune in to 107.3 KFFM

As a courtesy to other patrons, we ask that all personal canopies and umbrellas be taken down at dusk to allow optimum viewing of the fireworks show.

Food Vendors

You can bring a picnic to enjoy with your family and friends during the daylong celebration or you can purchase a large array of food and drink from one of the many concessionaires that will be open to serve you from noon to 11:30 pm.

Due to safety precautions, NO charcoal or gas/propane barbecues will be allowed on the grounds. Fireworks start at 10:00 pm.

2014 Children's Activities

Kids fun from noon to 5:00pm:

Bryan Ford Photography
Photo booth with Bryan Ford Photography – download photos of the kids and family free!  
KXDD 104.1 New Country Children can look forward to KXDD Free 4th of July Face Painting  
Raspberry Hills Event and Wedding Center

Z-Moves Zumba from Raspberry Hills Event and Wedding Center will give FREE Zumba Classes.


United States Army

United States Army - Yakima Army Recruiting Station will make Dog Tags with kids names imprinted in the metal  

Splash Monkey Water Balloons

Games with Splash Monkey Water Balloon Company – come cool off with water balloons  

2014 Carnival

The carnival rides are a big attraction on the weekend of the 4th of July:

Date Open
Friday, July 4th 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
Saturday, July 5th 5:00pm to 10:00pm (estimated)
Sunday, July 6th 1:00pm to 10:00pm (estimated)

All closing times above may be adjusted based on crowds.

Pricing for Carnival rides:

  • $20 Wristbands - Good for all rides during full carnival operating hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. The wristband is only good for one day with a different color wrist band sold/used each day.
  • Individual ride tickets $1.25 each (Average 3 – 4 tickets required per ride)
  • Sheet of 20 tickets for $22
  • Family Special - 60 Tickets for $50 is good only on the day of the 4th
  • The Sundola will not be operating this year.

Special restrictions on wristbands on Friday, the 4th of July

  • Cost $18.00
  • Valid from Noon to 4:00 p.m. (can be used for rides during those hours only)
  • On sale from Noon – 3:00 p.m. the day of the 4th only (no presale - can only be purchased during those hours).


Beer Garden

Enjoy fun with friends in the Beer Garden!

Open noon through 10:00pm.






Yakima 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 856, Yakima, WA 98907