Yakima Valley Wine Country

City of Sunnyside

Come to the Sun

Sunnyside is centrally located in the heart of Washington State’s farm country. Driving from the cities of Seattle, Spokane or Portland, Oregon will take you about three hours to reach the pastoral scenes of lush green hillsides, dotted with patchwork squares of vineyards, orchards and pasture lands.

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, you can almost always find a local purveyor offering an abundance of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Before your visit, check out the produce calendar to find out what will be available when you arrive. Enjoy the experience of "fresh from the tree or vine" produce while contemplating which of these delicacies will travel home with you.

During the first weekend of May attend Cinco de Mayo festivities and experience a "taste of Mexico". September finds the community participating in the annual Sunshine Days Parade and Miss Sunnyside pageant, along with a carnival and street vendors to tempt your taste buds and artsy desires. And if you’re visiting in the wintertime, make sure and attend the Lighted Farm Implement Parade, one of the Northwest’s premier parades, which boasts more than 50 pieces of decorated farm equipment!

Before you leave, make sure to take time to visit the historical museum, located downtown, which features Pioneer memorabilia, a Native American display, and a historical diatribe on Ben Snipes, the first settler and the "Cattle King" of the Yakima Valley.

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