The Downtown Association of Yakima is a Main Street certified program and Nationally accredited since 2016.

Mission Statement:

DAY is a private, nonprofit organization committed to the preservation, development, marketing and promotion of Downtown Yakima through focused efforts to build and maintain public and private partnerships that will foster financial and creative investments in our future while embracing and celebrating our history.

Vision Statement:

Our vision of Downtown Yakima is of a unique, vital and vibrant district – a safe, clean, walkable neighborhood that invites one to linger.  We envision a district that continues to draw investments both financial and creative by becoming the premier gathering space in Eastern Washington.  We see a lively and energetic mix of art, fine and casual dining, commerce and residential spaces that draws local and regional visitors year round to experience our unique combination of historic buildings, strong and diverse cultural heritage, and frequent special events.  Our agricultural legacy is unequalled anywhere in the world, and is represented in our downtown not only by our Farmers Market, but also by the fine wineries and craft breweries that make Downtown Yakima their home and attract guests to literally enjoy the fruits of their labors.  We envision our downtown as an invigorating area that bursts with color, with public art, with live music and theater; that charms and wows our visitors and draws them in, again and again, and reminds them each time that Downtown Yakima is an exciting place to work, to play and to live.

Get involved – join us on the first Tuesday of every month at Second Street Grill at 8 AM, or contact us at downtown@yakimawa.gov

Annual Reports

2016 DAY Annual Report (pdf)

2015 DAY Annual Report (pdf)