Gas Prices Keeping People in Yakima for Holiday WeekendPosted: Updated:
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Gas prices continue to rise as the price of oil reaches a new all-time high today. The gas prices are forcing some people to stay in town for the holiday weekend.
According to the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce there is plenty to do this weekend the good thing is they won't cost you too much. Which is good news now that the price of oil climbed to 135-dollars a barrel.
"A weekend like this, we've all got three days and I think it's a great idea to get to know your community again. There's plenty to do here in Yakima," said Mike Morrisette, President and CEO of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.
Especially this weekend and it all kicks off with the Memorial Day parade down Yakima Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and while your downtown it could be the perfect time to check out new wineries in the area that have opened recently.
Morrisette says, "There's plenty to do not to mention the wine tours. I've got a feeling that there's a lot of us here in Yakima that don't know what's out there because we're so close."
If you have done the wineries there are plenty of other things you can do.
For sports fans the one and two a state baseball tournaments are being played at the Yakima County Stadium.
If you're into camping don't worry about having to drive far you can head over to sportsman's park for the summer campfire program, which starts this Saturday. This weekend's theme is "Vineyards Of The Yakima Valley"
Even more good news parking and admission is free.
If you are more the indoor type then maybe you might want to head over to the movie theatre and catch the new Indiana Jones movie. You may want to hurry it just opened today and tickets are selling fast."I would say that there's plenty to do outdoors and indoors to have a great weekend with your family, plus that special backyard barbecue," said Morrisette.