Sunnyside is centrally located in the heart of farm country in Washington State. Driving from major cities of Seattle or Spokane, Washington or Portland, Oregon will take about three hours to reach the pastoral scenes of lush green hillsides, dotted with patchwork squares of vineyards, orchards and pasture lands.
With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, our local purveyors offer an abundance of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Before your visit, check out the produce calendar elsewhere in this guide to find out what will be available when you arrive. Enjoy the experience of "fresh from the tree or vine" produce while contemplating which of these delicacies will travel home with you.
During the first weekend of May attend Cinco de Mayo festivities and experience a "taste of Mexico". Friends gather the third Saturday of June for the Pioneer Picnic held in Central Park. July brings on a rambunctious 3-on-3 Summer Jam Basketball Tournament, open to all ages, male and female. September finds the community participating in the annual Sunshine Days Parade and Miss Sunnyside pageant as well as a carnival and street vendors to tempt your taste buds and artsy desires.
Visit our historical museum, located downtown. Pioneer memorabilia, a Native American display, a historical diatribe on Ben Snipes and his foreman Ren Ferrel are some of the current exhibits.