Yakima Folklife Festival





Yakima Folklife Festival
Celebrating over 35 years of Music & Fun
Always Free!

July 6 - 8, 2018

The 2018 Kick-off Concert

starts at 6:30

 Dean Johnson

 Bradford Loomis


As always, this year's festival is held at Yakima's Franklin Park, Rotary Stage in parternership with the Yakima Valley Museum.  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. 


   Sponsorship Info

 2018 Scholarship Info

Vendor Info

Performer Info
2018 Performer Application process
is now closed.


- Music -

2017 Folklife Festival Line-Up - Visit this year's schedule or download your own. 


- Film Festival -



Schedule -

2018 Franklin Park & Downtown Schedule (PDF)
Coming Soon


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.

2015 Yakima Folklife Festival Performance


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  all the Folklife Volunteers

We couldn't do it without you!

Yakima Folklife Festival

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

 Yakima Folklife Booth at Downtown Yakima Sunday Market.

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


For more information about our organization,
the Festival or how you can help,

Contact Us Today!










Festival Sponsors



2018 Scholarship

Contact Us



Next Meetings

Monday, June 11, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018

Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA





Downtown Venues

Kana Winery
Gilbert Cellars
Sports Center

 Hop Nation

AntoLin Cellars

 (just about anywhere)



2018 Auction

Items TBA Soon!



Fun Stuff & Links

 Pacific NW Festivals

 2018 Franklin Park Schedule

2018 Film Festival

2018 Downtown Schedule


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