It's a summer in Yakima City parks with lots of reasons to visit a park near you. "The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” says Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “The community is invited to relax and listen to great music or watch family films in a beautiful park.”

FUN IN THE SUN STARTS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT FRANKLIN 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 7th            Genevieve (country)
July 14th              Rice (classic rock)
July 21st          Rod Giles Band (blues rock/jazz/fusion)
July 28th          Ockham’s Razor (Celtic Rock)
Aug. 4th           Naughty Pine (reggae/rhythm and blues/pop)
Aug. 11th         XYZ and the Boomers (classic rock/country)

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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HISPANIC MUSIC VIVA LA MUSICA STARTS SUNDAY

Viva La Musica begins Sunday, July 9th 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 9th            Rancho Unido
July 16th          Paso Firme
July 23rd         Super Escandalo
Martin Luther King Jr. Park, on the corner of South 8th Street and East Beech Street, will feature Viva La Musica concerts from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following Sundays:
July 30th           Los de Alla
Aug. 6th            Tormenta de Durango
Aug.13th           Banda la Palmera
Viva La Musica’s finale for this summer will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 10th at Miller Park featuring Raza Michoacana and Los Hermanos Gonzales.

POP THAT POPCORN AND GRAB A BLANKET TO WATCH A MOVIE

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 six Sundays. The film series features:
July 9th            Dora & The Lost City of Gold (PG)
July 16th          Lightyear (PG)
July 23rd         Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)
July 30th          Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)
Aug. 6th           Shazam (PG-13)
Aug. 13th         Frozen (PG)
For more information, call 509-575-6020 or see Page 9 of the City of Yakima Parks and Recreation 2023 Summer Program Guide. The guide is available at yakimaparks.com

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