Centrally located on I-82, Sunnyside is about a three-hour drive (180 miles) from Portland, Seattle or Spokane; 35 miles to Yakima and 45 miles to Tri-Cities. Population: 14,000 with a market area population of 75,000. Visitor Information: www.sunnysidechamber.com.
Sunnyside is a pleasant rural community located in the heartland of the Yakima Valley of South Central Washington. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, local purveyors offer an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. The region is home to award-winning wineries and handcrafted ales.
Black Rock Creek Golf Club’s 18-hole course presents a challenge for every level of playing ability. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through antique stores, art galleries and specialty gift shops. Sunnyside boasts a Thomas Kinkade gallery as well as Darigold’s state of the art cheese plant, deli and gift shop. The Sunnyside Historical Museum, located at the corner of 4th and Grant, features pioneer memorabilia, a Native American display and a display dedicated to local astronaut, Bonnie Dunbar. Learn about cattleman Ben Snipes and his foreman Ren Ferrell, whose original cabin is located just across the street. Sunnyside offers a wide range of multi-cultural cuisine, many delightful bed and breakfasts and more than 250 motel rooms.
Touted as Washington’s largest, Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is held the first full weekend of May.
Guerra’s Produce hosts an annual pepper festival during the first weekend of August
Experience the nation’s premier Lighted Farm Implement Parade, always held the first Saturday in December.