Hello summer! The solstice was yesterday, marking the longest day of the year. What did you do with the extra daylight?
June is here, and the Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching.
Don’t forget to moisturize. Reapply sunscreen. Enjoy the sun and be safe.
What better way to honor summer by highlighting two events in a sunny town in its name?
Sunnyside Farmers Market and Food Trucks
The Sunnyside Farmers Market and Food Trucks are open for the season Friday.
The Sunnyside Farmers Market is held at Centennial Square, 525 E. Edison Ave. Enjoy fresh produce, food trucks and retailers from 5-9pm every Friday through August 19.
market in the sun
The Sunnyside Sun and onecoven candle company host the market at The Sun, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sunnyside Sun, 600 S. Sixth St.
Market at the Sun will feature over 25 local vendors, artists, and craftsmen in one convenient location. Shoppers will find home décor, hand-poured candles, smoked barbecue, baked goods, collectibles, apparel and more.
Football Clinic 2022
Join Yakima United FC for a free soccer clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sozo Sports of Central Washington, S. 36th Ave. At field number 5.
The clinic is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 and no pre-registration is required.
Learn some soccer skills while kicking with Yakima United FC players and coaches. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Roots and vines
Craft drinks and music collide on historic North Front Street from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Roots and Vineyards Festival.
Advance tickets for the event 21 and older are $20 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/YH-Rrootsandvines. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $25.
The annual festival returns for the first time since 2019 after being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also collects donations for the Downtown Yakima Association.
Roots and Vines will feature bluegrass and Americana music for six hours. Headliners include The Dusty 45s, Bart Budwig, Hardwood Heart and Lowest Pair.
Local craft drinks such as beer, wine and whiskey will be available for purchase. Food vendors as well as restaurants nearby will also come in handy.
Music at Valley Brewing Company
Enjoy beers and tunes from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Valley Brewing Company, 3215 River Road, Yakima.
Yakima Subtle Gaps, local songwriters Katherine Easterling of Subtle Gaps and Josh Hope’s Lantern of Hope take center stage in an evening of original tunes.
Jam with Rock Garden
Join high-energy rock garden bands for an open crowd jam session from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Yakima Fraternal Order of Eagles 289, 307 W. Chestnut Ave.
Bring your essentials to jam with Rock Garden. Solo artists or bands are welcome.
No need to worry if you are not a Yakima Eagles member. Tell the person at the door you’re a friend of the band and they’ll let you in.