Between the blooming orchards, the delightful cultural celebrations and the freshly barreled wines, spring is a colorful and relaxing time of year to visit the Yakima Valley.
Don't forget to make your first stop the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center where you can find more information and plan your trip with one of our travel consultants.
April to May
Thousands of acres of apple, pear, cherry, peach, apricot and plum trees burst into bloom, filling the Valley with lovely fragrances and colorful blossoms. Take a drive through the orchards and visit a winery or two along the way!
March to June
Hike, run, bike and ride under the sun on trails surrounded by spring wildflower blooms, from balsamroot in the shrub steppe to subalpine wildflowers in the surrounding mountain landscapes.
April to June
Pick up the freshest asparagus around at farm stands throughout the Valley. Find just picked asparagus specials on local restaurant menus and don't miss Union Gap's annual Asparafest!
Usually the Last Two Weekends in April
Be one of the first to sample new vintages straight from the barrel. Meet the makers and enjoy perfect food pairings, special tastings, winery tours, entertainment and more!
Weekend Closest to May 5
Celebrate the Valley's rich Latino heritage with the largest cultural festival around. Savor authentic Mexican cuisine, listen to the sounds of traditional music and enjoy live entertainment with dance performances, dancing horses, carnivals, a car show and more!
Mother's Day Weekend
Make the day special with spring sipping at Yakima Valley wineries! Enjoy waived tasting fees for moms, desserts and other tasty treats, live music and entertainment, and even winery brunches!
Run a 5k, 10k, 15k or half marathon through beautiful Rattlesnake Hills Wine Country and sip along the way. Celebrate your run at the after party with food, vendors, wine and post-race massages!
Spring (April or May)
Yakima's newest favorite food festival celebrates the Valley's rich Latino culture and agricultural heritage. Savor traditional and fusion tacos, sip local craft beer, wine and cider and dance to the sweet sounds of Latin music.
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