Roots & Vines Festival

Roots & Vines Festival Scroll to Learn More


Roots & Vines Festival 2021 POSTPONED 

With great regret and after much discussion, the Downtown Association of Yakima announces that the Roots & Vines Festival has been postponed for another year due to the COVID-19 situation. With the degree of uncertainty and the risk factor still extremely high, and the restrictions still too limiting, it is not possible for us to host a successful event without putting the public, our staff, and our volunteers in harm’s way. In addition, the preparation that is necessary for this type of event was just not possible with the constant uncertainty and shifting of the situation. We hope you understand.  We will miss putting on the event, and miss seeing all of you on Front Street, but here is to a full return of Roots & Vines in the near future! And hoping to see you at our other events later this year!

Welcome summer to the Yakima Valley at Roots & Vines Festival. Every third Saturday in May we invite you to shake off the dust and celebrate with us as we feature nationally acclaimed Bluegrass and Americana bands, Yakima Valley’s famous Craft Beverages, and the finest local food vendors. Enjoy 6 consecutive hours of live music while soaking up the ambiance of Historic North Front Street in the heart of Downtown Yakima.

Roots & Vines is put on by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) and its volunteers along with a variety of partners. The event serves as a fundraiser for DAY and downtown revitalization efforts.


Supporting Roots & Vines is a great way to improve the community and enhance your brand. For sponsorship information, contact DAY at


1 2 Next

Photos by Cody Beebe, Ken Lapworth, and Thane Phelan

Lineup Craft Beverages Sponsors FAQ Tickets


Craft Beverages

Taste Yakima's Craft Beverages

Roots & Vines celebrates exceptional craft beverage makers from the Yakima Valley!


If you are interested in having your business partner with Yakima’s Roots & Vines Festival, please email


Where can i get tickets to roots & vines?

Tickets are on sale through The Capitol Theatre.  You can purchase online or at the box office

What time does the event end?

The event ends at 10pm, last call for drinks is at 9:30pm.

Is re-entry permitted?


Where can I park?

Parking is available along S. Front Street, N. First Street and East Chestnut Avenue. There is also a free all day parking lot on the west side of N. 1st Street and Pendleton Way, a 4 hour parking lot directly across the street on the east side of N. 1st Street and Pendelton Way, as well as open parking at the County Courthouse parking lot across from the 4 hour lot.

Yakima Parking Map

Is there a cost to park?

Parking is FREE in Yakima.

Is there a place to store my bike?

There are many places available on Yakima Ave where you can lock your bike to available stands.

What is NOT permitted inside festival gates?
  • Bicycles
  • Weapons
  • Projectiles
  • Outside food, alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Video recording devices (excluding cell phones)
  • Animals, except service animals
  • Glass bottles or cans
  • Wagons or carts
  • Laser pointers
  • Air horns or other noisemakers
  • Skateboards
  • People under 21 years of age
How much do tickets cost?

General Admission - $15 online | $20 at the gate

*The event is 21 and over only, but there is a family viewing area located to the left of the main stage at North Town Coffeehouse accessible via Pendleton Way.

What does my ticket include?

General Admission tickets include entry for one plus a commemorative event cup.

Will I need cash at the event?

Yes. You will need cash for drink tickets and food.  ATMs are available on-site.

Can I bring my own chair?

Yes. Chairs can be used in the designated seating area ONLY. Space in the seating area is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Once the area is full, additional seating will not be permitted.


Where is this event located?

The festival is located on historic Front Street in downtown Yakima. Main gate entry is located at the corner of Yakima Avenue and N. Front Street.

Is there food?

Yes. There will be food available for purchase from a number of local food vendors.

What about the weather?

This is a rain or shine event. The weather can be warm this time of year and sunscreen and protective wear is recommended.

What time does the event start?

The gates open at 3:30pm.

Downtown Association of Yakima

14 S. First Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Sign up for our newsletter!
Another Yakima website made with Invisible Ink