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Prosser, Washington

Prosser is located in the lush Yakima Valley and celebrates its rich agricultural heritage with many world-class wineries and vineyards. Our 19+ local wineries are the heart of Washington Wine Country. They welcome and encourage you to taste the results of the distinctive fruit grown in the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia Valley American Viticultural Areas. Sample local fresh fruits, vegetables, condiments and sweets complimented by the perfect wines. Prosser is perfectly located to be your home base for wine tours with an abundance of local lodging, and bed & breakfasts, allowing easy freeway access to comfortable day trips throughout Washington's finest wine-growing region. Many cultural events take place during the year as pairings of art, wine, food and music are combined throughout the Prosser. Visitors are encouraged to park in the conveniently located Depot parking facility, walking throughout the downtown area. While pedestrian and bicycle access is encouraged there is plenty of vehicular access. Downtown thrives as we focus on retail activity that attracts pedestrians, providing for a distinctive selection of stores, restaurants, cafe, boutiques, wineries and wine bars as well as varied housing opportunities. Downtowns Meade Avenue and Sixth Streets are a pleasant place to walk or sit, where people stroll the streets during the day and evening, particularly during the weekend. Prosser is sheltered by statuesque historic century plus trees and is surrounded by verdent orchards and vineyards as well as native shrub steppe habitat. Also enjoy a system of parks and gathering places. A network of walkways, trails, vista points and plazas enables people to enjoy the natural beauty of the Yakima River, views of the surrounding Horse Heaven hillsides and the Rattlesnake Mountain range.

Web site: www.ProsserChamber.org

Major Events and Festivals

February

Red Wine & Chocolate

Held President's Day Weekend. A terrific event which pairs wines with chocolates. www.wineyakimavalley.org

March

Sweet Retreats

Held the second Saturday in March. Participating wineries feature pairings of sweet wine with food and sweet food with wine. 509.786.3177

March or April

Easter Egg Hunt

Held the Saturday before Easter.

April

Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting

Held the third weekend in April.

Spring Fling

Held the last week in April.

Spring Barrel Tasting

Held the last weekend in April. www.wineyakimavalley.org

May

Wine Country Spring Fair

Held Mother's Day Weekend at the Prosser Wine & Food Park. Honor your mother, wife, grandmother, aunt or sister by taking her to the annual Wine Country Spring Fair in Prosser. There is no admission charge and plenty of free parking. 

May - October

Farmers' Market

Held every Saturday May through October. A great place to purchase local bedding and garden plants, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, coffees and artisan crafts. www.ProsserFarmersMarket.com

June

Dash Race for Kids

Held in early June.

Sportsfest

3-on-3 basketball tournament and co-ed softball tournament which take place throughout the city.

Scottish Fest

Held the third Saturday in June. www.prosserchamber.org

Kestrel Festival

Held the fourth weekend in June.

"BEST" Run

Held the last weekend in June.

July

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Held July 4th.

Gallery Walk & Wine Gala

Held the second Saturday in July. Downtown Prosser.

Prosser Fly-In

Planes, food and fun and best yet...no admission.

August

Prosser Wine & Food Fair

Held the second Saturday in August.

Prosser Sportsfest

Held the third Saturday in August. This fun family event features 3-ON-3 Basketball in both youth and adults divisions, a co-ed softball tournament, a doubles volleyball tournament, a 5-A-Side soccer tournament, individual basketball contests for all ages. 509.786.1900

September

Destiny Ridge Vineyard's A Night Out

Held in early September. Food, fun & fundraising to benefit the Prosser Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.ProsserMemorial.com, 509.788.6042

Prosser States Day Parade & Celebration

Held on Labor Day. Prosser celebrates our home town but also acknowleges the diversity of places we came from. A Parade begins the day at 10:00 am.  Crowds line the downtown streets to cheer visiting town/city floats, the Shriners clowns and precision motor teams, Prosser High School Marching Band, local business and service groups, antique, vintage and lowrider cars, mounted equestrians and the first appearance of the Prosser Float with the newly crowned Miss Prosser Court.  After the parade head over to the City Park, which is filled with games and a carnival along with a stage show that lasts all day.  Residents are encouraged to hold family reunions and stop by the City Park to sign the States Day Register and record their birthplace or former residence state. info@ProsserChamber.org, 509.786.3177.

Grape Stomp

Bring your three-person team and bare feet- stomp for prizes, trophies and bragging rights! www.chateauchampoux.com

Catch the Crush

Held the fourth weekend of September.

The Great Prosser Balloon Rally

Held in late September at the Prosser Airport & Art Fiker Stadium. The rainbow-colored balloons will take flight Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with sunrise launches scheduled for all three days, weather permitting, of course. Watch the pilots prepare the giant balloon for lift off. The rally will also include a Night Glow at dusk Saturday evening. Balloons will be anchored and illuminated at Art Fiker Stadium, displaying their colors against the night sky. Free admission. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment will be family-oriented. 509.786.4134, www.ProsserBalloonRally.org

Prosser Harvest Festival

Held the fouth weekend of September in downtown Prosser.  The festival celebrates Prosser's rich agricultural heritage and features hand-crafted arts and crafts, fine art, photography, food vendors and entertainment. Children’s activities include chalk painting, inflatable bounce toys and more. Held ajacent to the Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival and after the Great Prosser Balloon Rally morning ascents. info@ProsserChamber.org, 800.408.1517

Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival

Held the fouth weekend of September in downtown Prosser. Watch local and regional artists create works of art on the pavement in downtown Prosser.  In two days,  artists create masterpieces with chalk that you must see to believe.  Although they use special pastels for their art, the result looks like a painting. Bring your lawn chair to sit and watch the artists while enjoying a variety of musical entertainment. Purchase a "chalk block" and create your own masterpiece.  "Chalk blocks" are available at the event for $5. Children & adults welcome. Supplies provided.

October

5K Vineyard Fun Run

Wine and grape tasting stations throughout the course. www.airfieldwines.com/events

Grape Stomp

Wine tasting, live polka music, gourmet bites and of course barefoot grape stomping. www.airfieldwines.com/events

November

Veterans' Day Parade
Held in early November.

Murder Mystery Winemaker's Dinner

Thrilling night of mystery, unparalleled food and exquisite wine.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Held the Friday - Sunday after Thanksgiving. Tour the Yakima Valley and sample newly-released wines from nearly 30 wineries. Collect a recipe card at each winery and sample a featured wine paired with seasonal favorites. Special entertainment and wine prices offered.

Family Christmas Festival

Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Santa comes to town to take pictures with the kids. The lighting of the Christmas Tree and Depot Square. Carolers and Holiday music, hot chocolate and smores.

Attractions

Prosser Family Fun Center


Recreation

Bass Fishing

Canoeing

Kayaking