Yakima Parks concert, movie series

City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music and movies during three different series this summer.

“The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “The community is invited to relax and listen to great music or watch family films in a beautiful park.”

The Summer Sunset Concert Series at Franklin Park, 2101 Tieton Drive, is 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following Fridays:

  • July 12th         American Honey Band (country)
  • July 19th          The Fabulous Murphtones (classic rock)
  • July 26th        Englewood Heights (rock/pop)
  • Aug. 2nd        Joe Brooks Quartet (jazz)
  • Aug. 9th          JoJo’s Mojo (country/country rock)
  • Aug. 16th        The Spin-offs (blues)

Viva La Musica begins Sunday, July 21st at Miller Park, on the corner of North 4th Street and East E Street. Miller Park will also host the following concerts on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

  • July 21st          Banda Autentica del Valle
  • July 28th          Grupo Zagazz
  • Aug. 4th           Donovan Saldana y Su Grupo Al Cien
  • Aug. 11th         Los de Alla
  • Aug. 18th         Enlace Especial

Viva La Musica finale for 2024 will be at Miller Park on Sunday, September 15th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Featured performers are Danza Azteca at 4 pm, Mariachi Voces de Mexico at 5 pm and Explosion Musical at 6 pm.

The Outdoor Summer Cinema Series returns to the City’s Chesterley Park, on the corner of 40th Avenue and River Road. The movies will each begin at sunset, about 8:30 pm, on five Sundays. The film series features:

  • July 21st          Lilo & Stitch (PG)
  • July 28th          Kicking & Screaming (PG)
  • Aug. 4th           Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)
  • Aug. 11th         The Marvels (PG-13)
  • Aug. 18th         The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG-13)

For more information, call 509-575-6020 or see Page 9 of the City of Yakima Parks and Recreation 2024 Summer Program Guide. The guide is available at 2024-Summer-Program-Guide.pdf (yakimaparks.com