Yakima Folklife Festival starts Friday

Yakima Folklife Festival starts Friday
Yakima Folklife Festival is happening from July 7 to 9 at Franklin Park, downtown and the Yakima Valley Museum.

Get ready for live music, local vendors, hot food, cold drinks and more.

The 35th annual Yakima Folklife Festival is kicking off Friday in Franklin Park and various spots downtown. Admission is free.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. with a concert featuring three musicians, The Maldives from Seattle, Shane Alexander from San Diego and Marshall McLean Band from Spokane, performing at the Main Stage in Franklin Park.

There will be food, craft vendors, beer, wine and activities for people of all ages in the park all weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, there will be musical performances at Kana Winery, Gilbert Cellars, Sports Center and Hop Nation along with pop-up concerts all around town from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Sports Center Restaurant & Bar will be hosting Portland-based Sisters at 11:30 p.m., which played the Main Stage at Sasquatch Music Festival in May.

Also on Saturday, the Yakima Valley Museum will be hosting the Sagebrush Hills Film Festival with several short films about folk music and a feature-length documentary. The film festival will be from 11:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m.

The festival finishes up on Sunday with two musical stages in Franklin Park – the Main Stage and “Kana Winery” Stage. Bands will play through the afternoon starting at 12 p.m.

For a complete schedule visit yakimafolklifefestival.com.