Weekend Picks May 20-22: Selah Community Days and Cycling in Yakima Canyon | Explore Yakima

This weekend has plenty to choose from and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and near-summer temperatures.

Treat yourself to a carnival ride in Selah after donating the diaper blitz at Single Hill Brewing Co. Be thrifty at State Fair Park. Maybe you’ll find a bike at the huge garage sale to use in Your Canyon for a Day Ride on Sunday.

Here is an overview:

Selah Community Days

Celebrate Selah Community Days from Thursday to Sundayfrom May 19 to 22, at Carlon Park, 300 E. Goodlander Road. The event includes a carnival every four days and different events every day.

Carnival wristbands cost $40 and include unlimited rides and two games.

There will be a community dinner Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St. Help yourself to Young Life grilled beef sandwiches ($13) and hot dogs ($9).

Friday includes the Selah Royalty Contest at 5:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Contestants will run for Miss Selah, Jr. Miss, Little and Mini. The show-and-shine car show at Carlon Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will cost $15 for each vehicle entry. Prizes will be awarded for best truck, import, rat rod, classic, people’s choice, muscle machine and motorcycle.

Want potatoes? The 25th Annual Potato Meal will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Selah Civic Center.

Saturday begins with a pancake meal from 7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Stone Church, 703 N. Park Center. Selah’s Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Fifth Avenue and Jim Clements Way and heads north toward North Center Park. Various shows will take place on the main stage in Carlon Park and will end with a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.

Selah Community Days conclude Sunday with a 10-11 a.m. community church service at Carlon Park, along with other entertainment.

For a full list of events and information, visit www.selahdays.com.

Yakima Diaper Blitz Junior League

The Junior League of Yakima New Members Project is hosting a diaper blitz at Single Hill Brewing Co., 102 N. Naches Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Diapers, wipes and ointments are accepted to help fill the community bin from Simply Kids, a local children’s store and local food banks.

Donation boxes are also located at Align Pilates, 107 S. First St.; Stein’s Ace Hardware, 7200 W. Nob Hill Blvd.; HomeStreet Bank, 424 E. Yakima Ave.; Punks Bar, 31 N. First Ave.; Johnson Orchards, 4906 Summitview Ave.; Yakima Ship Shop, 4001 Summitview Ave.; bar3, 4001 Summitview Avenue; Yakima West Public House, 5703 Tieton Drive; Inklings Bookstore, 5629 Summitview Ave.; Hop Capital Brewing, 2920 River Road, No. 6; Oakridge Montessori School, 6403 Summitview Ave.; and Bale Breaker Brewing Co., 1801 Birchfield Road.

Huge garage sale at State Fair Park

Empty your closets and garages and bring the items to State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., for a giant garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The parking lot will be filled with small commercial vendors for thrifty shoppers.

Admission is $3 per person or two for $5. Children 14 and under are admitted free.

For more information and to purchase booth space, visit https://bit.ly/YH-Rhugeyardsale.

Your canyon for a day 2022

The Canyon Road through the Yakima River Canyon will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for cyclists, as Crime Stoppers Yakima County hosts the family event.

The Canyon Road route is 35 miles round trip and follows the Yakima River.

Registration is available at the north and south ends of the canyon. Runners can register on the day of the ride; it’s $60 per person or $100 per family (two adults and up to two children under 18 living in the same household).

Runners must pay by cash or check as Wi-Fi access in the canyon is limited.

Light snacks and water will be available, as well as bike maintenance. Event t-shirts and concessions will be available for sale on Roza’s website.

Email [email protected] with questions.

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