After a year off, Yakima’s 60th annual Sunfair Parade is back and better than ever! The much-loved parade is scheduled to return Saturday, September 25th with Yakima Federal Savings and Loan signing on as the presenting sponsor.
This year’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. and follow the same route as previous years, starting at the corner of 16th and Yakima Ave and winding its way down Yakima Ave to Naches Ave. Judging will take place in the parade staging area from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Area businesses, schools or organizations wishing to participate may pick up an application at any Yakima Federal Savings and Loan, Ron’s Coins & Collectables, the Yakima Chamber of Commerce or on the parade’s Facebook page facebook.com/Yakimasunfairparade.
“This year’s marshal is being kept a secret, but we think the whole community will be on board when they are unveiled,” said Paul Crawford of the Sunfair Parade committee. “It’s a special year. They are a special guest”.
Deadline for entry is midnight on Friday, September 17, 2021. Those with questions about the parade may e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Sunfair Parade was held in 1961 in mid-summer, part of a Sunfair, sponsored by the Yakima Sundusters, a promotional group of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce. In 1972, the parade was moved to September to coincide with the opening of the Central Washington State Fair.
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan is headquartered in Yakima, WA. and has been in business since 1905. With 2 billion dollars in assets, the association is the 10th largest Washington-based FDIC insured financial institution.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.