Yakima Folklife Festival 

2016 Silent Auction Painting  
by Duane Heilman

Silent Auction Folk Art by Duane Heilman


Yakima Folklife Festival
Celebrating over 30 years of Music & Fun
Always Free!

July 7 - 9, 2017

As always, this year's festival is held at Yakima's Franklin Park, Rotary Stage in parternership with the Yakima Valley Museum.  The 2017 Kick-off band has not been determined -- The 2016 Kick-off Friday evening concert featured Christopher Paul Stelling with opening music by Centaur Midwife and Anna Hoone.

In addition, Downtown Yakima Friday and Saturday evening venues offer a variety of styles and music for everyone.  Don't forget to look for Music Pop-Ups around town and on the steps of Northtown Coffeehouse.

Vendor Info

Performer Info 


2017 Schedules TBA

 2017 Franklin Park Schedule (PDF)

 2017 Downtown Venue Schedule (PDF)

  Yakima Folklife Festival at the Rotary Stage in Franklin Park, Yakima.


Yakima Folklife Festival

Yakima Folklife Organization

The purposes of the Yakima Folklife Association shall be to promote a broader community awareness of our cultural and folk traditions, such as music, dance, crafts, and other folk arts, through such social and educational events as concerts, dances, festivals, workshops, lectures,  and demonstrations.

This non-profit volunteer group meets regularly on the third Monday, at 7:00 pm, in the Yakima Valley Museum.


Yakima Folklife Festival

Just a bit of History

Here are just a few samples of performers from the past, present, and we hope the future...

Angela Soffe
Annie Corbett
Bad Habit
Bel Canto Choir
Beth Whitney
Big Sur
Blackheart Honeymoon
Blue Star Creeper
C G Bearcatz
Chad Bault (not amy)
Chance Brothers
Chris Nobbs
Crimson Theorie
Curtains For You
Dan Maher
Dan Weber
Die Bruder
Dwight Smith
Dylan Jacobsen
Flora's Ghost
Gabe Mintz
Ghosts I've met
Gone Fiddlin' Again
Grace Creek Band

Happy Otherwise
Heidi Muller
Heron & Crow
Humphrey, Hartman, & Cameron
Irene makes three
Jacob Nararro
James and Yesenia
James Hunter
Jez Slowe
Jill Cohn
John Spitler
Jon Fickes
Jonah Sissoyev
Joshua Hope
Julia Lucille
Kids show with Mikey
Mark Holt & Kim Holt Tully
Mark Holt & Kimberlee Holt Tully
Marshall McLean Band
Matt Gervais (Curtains For You)
Mike - The Rad Scientist
Not Amy
Pastel Motel
Planes on Paper
Rockin HW
Rod Giles Band
Runaway Symphony

Sam Watts
Shelby Earl
Skweez The Weezle
Smokey Brights
Solar Demonstration Project
St. Paul de Vence
Steve & Gloria
Steve Rush
Sunday Speedtrap
Tai Shan (solo)
TBA (Waterbound)
The Banner Days
The Blankers
The Local Strangers
The McClellans
The Moonlight Gypsies
Three Times Bad
Whitney Monge
Willow and The Embers
Yakima Nation

Yakima Folklife Festival 

Thank you to our Sponsors

We couldn't do it without you! A special Thank you to... 

City of Yakima
Yakima Parks & Recreation
Duane Heilman
Ted Brown Music
Taylor Music
Yakima Farmer's Market
Mike & Mike Productions

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
King Beverage
Bergen Screen Print
Naches Heights Vinyards
Hop Nation
GH Moen, LLC
Yakima Valley Museum

  and all the Folklife Volunteers!

Yakima Folklife Festival

Find us each week at the Downtown Yakima Sunday Market, Third & Yakima Ave, 9a-2p.

 Yakima Folklife Booth at Downtown Yakima Sunday Market.

Stop on by and say "Hi!"
 Yakima Folklife Booth at Downtown Yakima Sunday Market.






Downtown Venues

Kana Winery

Gilbert Cellars

Sports Center 

 Hop Nation

 (just about anywhere)


Fun Stuff & Links

 Local Events & Activities

 Pacific NW Festivals

 2017 Park Schedule

 2017 Downtown Venues


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