Prairie Days 2019

Save the date! The next Yelm Prairie Days will be June 28 – 30, 2019

Schedule of Events

*This schedule is subject to change.

Friday, June 28

8:30 a.m. – Yelm Community Education Foundation will hold a  GOLF TOURNAMENT at Tahoma Valley Golf Course. Proceeds go to Yelm High School Scholarships. Visit the Yelm Community Education Foundation Facebook page for more information.

6 – 10 p.m. –  STREET DANCE on 2nd Street next to Yelm Community Center. Enjoy a family friendly evening of music (provided by Cory Kolilis – Puget Sound Entertainment) and dancing, complete with food trucks and a beer/wine garden provided by 507 Taproom!

(The Cattleman, Lions Club burgers and dogs, Kettle Corn and Ice Cream)

Saturday, June 29

9:30 – 11 a.m.PRAIRIE DAYS PARADE will run from Tornado Alley behind Yelm High School, down Tahoma Boulevard to Yelm Avenue and ending at Yelm Middle School.

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. – YELM CITY PARK OPEN

  • FOOD VENDORS will be open all day Saturday:
  • The Cattleman, El Taco Amigo, Lions Club burgers and dogs, Baked Potatoes (Emanuel Lutheran Church), Kettle Corn, Ice Cream and Cotton Candy
  • YELM FARMERS MARKET will be open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on McKenzie Avenue

Activities in the park include:

  • Climbing wall – provided by the National Guard
  • Military Vehicles and VFW displays along 2nd Street
  • Water fun with Yelm Fire Department
  • Kids’ building workshop – with Home Depot  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • YHS Jazzline performs on stage 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Free Books – provided by South Sound Readers 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Kids’ games and bouncy slide – with Church of Living Water 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Kids’ activities – with Boys and Girls Club 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Egg Races – with TwinStar Credit Union 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Kaos Dance Elite performs on stage 12 – 12:45 p.m.
  • Black Diamond Cheer Team performs on stage 1 – 2 p.m.
  • * Magnificent Mutt Show with Yelm FFA 2 – 3 p.m. at the stage (details below)
  • Pie Baking Contest 2 – 4 p.m. in Community Center (American Family Insurance)
  • Dunk Tank – with Fire District 17 Cadets
  • Portable bowling for kids – provided by Prairie Lanes
  • Face Painting with Black Diamonds Cheer Team
  • Stomp Rockets – with Boy Scouts
  • Kids’ derby races – with Boy Scouts
  • Inflatable helmet and football toss –  with TCYFL
  • Face Painting and Raffle – with Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Corn Hole
  • Kids’ craft booth – with United Methodist Church
  • Ping Pong Tournament with New Life Christian Center in Community Center 5 p.m.
  • Yelm Amateur Radio Group
  • Game Booth and Free Cotton Candy – provided by Crossroads Community Covenant Church

Live Music on the oustside stage:

Rock-Bot Live Band Karaoke and covers 5 – 7 p.m.

The Mighty Dreadful (Bluegrass) 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.


* Magnificent Mutt Show: Kids 12 and under can bring their ‘dog’ for a special contest. Free entry, with ribbons and prizes awarded. Please make sure the pet is leashed and under the physical control of the owner.

Categories include: Longest and Shortest Tail, Most Naturally Colorful, Longest and Shortest Ears, Best Trick, Longest and Shortest Snout, Shortest Dog, Tallest Dog, Best Tail Wagging and Dog/Owner Look-alike.


Sunday, June 30

Prairie Stampede 5K Walk/Run at Yelm Middle School sponsored by Rotary Club of Yelm 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

“Pops in the Park” Olympia Chamber Orchestra concert 3 – 4 p.m. in Community Center

Goldfinch Productions will perform “AS YOU LIKE IT” on the small stage 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on the grass above the stage.)


  • Lions Club burgers and dogs, Baked Potatoes (Emanuel Lutheran Church)

Activities in the park include:

  • Dunk Tank – with Fire District 17 Cadets
  • Stomp Rockets – with Boy Scouts
  • Kids’ derby races – with Boy Scouts











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