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2016 Yakima Folklife Festival

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July 8 - 10, 2016
34th Annual and still FREE!
Yakima Valley Museum & Franklin Park
2501 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA

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The Yakima Folklife Festival is held in the Yakima Valley Museum
and adjacent Franklin Park.  There are over 50 performance acts
over the two day festival with venues also scheduled
 Downtown Yakima Friday and Saturday evenings.
 The festival is always held in July and
ALL events are always free to the public.

Festival at the Park:

Music & dance performances include Yakima Raqs Belly Dance Troupe are set up on outdoor stages in Franklin Park and the Yakima Valley Museum's Great Hall Stage.  Food vendors, Arts & Craft, and informational booths are scattered throughout the park grounds for your enjoyment.


Downtown Performances:

Concerts are showcased Friday and Saturday night at...

Kana Winery

Gilbert Cellars

Northtown Coffeehouse

Sports Center

Hop Nation


Festival Sponsored By:

Yakima Valley Museum •  Duane Heilman, Black Bear GuitarsTed Brown Music Taylor MusicYakima Farmer's Market CWI Security • Mike and Mike Productions The Seasons Performance Hall • City of Yakima • Yakima Craft Brewing Co. • Bale Breaker Brewing Co. • King Beverage Inc. • Bergen Screen Print  •  Naches Heights Vineyards •  Yakima Parks & Rec  •  Hop Nation • GH Moen, LLC

Additional support from the following:
   Steve Rush
   Yakima Psychological Services
   Jeanne and John Rothenbueler
   Bob and Leni Skarin
   Roland Lilley and Nicola Bocek-Lilley
   Elliot Insurance Service, Inc.
   Dagmar Schnader and John Moran
   Donna and Bob Villbrandt
   David E. Middleton
   John and Diane Smestad
   Mike Seibol
   Mike Smith