Arts and Activities
Nestled in the prairie just beyond the foothills of Mount Rainier, the greater Yelm community
is enriched by thriving Arts and Activities for all ages and interests. Yelm’s perfect climate
and location are ideal for a host of activities. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, have a
passion for golf, fishing, gardening, casinos, looking for interactive community events, or just
want to idle in a beautiful countryside, this is the place to be. The exceptional recreational
venues and attractions make this a great area to live or as a perfect getaway for the day or
weekend. The emerging art community has developed an increasingly vibrant art scene among
local art studios, arts and crafts shops, community theaters, and schools. The Timberland
Regional Library in Yelm regularly hosts many programs for public participation. In addition,
area restaurants are showcasing local artists, karaoke nights, and classes, all of which are
contributing to a vibrant and sustainable art scene, now established as a core value of
Red Wind Casino
12819 Yelm Highway Southeast
Olympia, WA 98513
Standing Room Only Theater Company
Wolf Building/Triad Theater, Corner of First St. & Yelm Ave.
Yelm, Wa. 98597
Read more about two shows presented in May, 2012.
The Triad Theater
Wolf Building, Corner of First St. & Yelm Ave.
Yelm, Wa. 98597
Festivals and Events
March -- Rainier Dollars for Scholars Auction
March -- Yelm Dollars for Scholars Auction
April -- Arbor Day celebration, last Friday in April
April -- Nisqually Valley Home, Garden Trade Show, last weekend in April
Harmonic Riding's Health & Wellness Fair for Pets and People
May -- Bike month in Yelm
May - October
Yelm Farmer's Market
June -- Roy Rodeo, Roy
June -- Prairie Days Parade, sponsored by the Yelm Chamber
June -- Prairie Days Carnival, sponsored by the Yelm Lions Club
June -- Prairie Days Golf Tournament, sponsored by Chamber
June/July -- Access Consciousness®
July -- Rotary Club of Yelm, Prairie Stampede 5K
August -- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
August -- Prairie Street Rod Association Car Show
August -- Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament
August -- The Rainier Roundup, Rainier
September -- Roy Rodeo, Roy
December -- Christmas in the Park Parade & Celebration, Yelm City Park
Located in the Bald Hills, lakeside residential community nestled in 900 forested acres.
50-mile-long river empties into Puget Sound, popular for summer tubing.
Spring-fed residential and fishing lake and a tributary of the Dechutes River.
A 78-mile link between the summit of Mt. Rainier to the delta at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Puget Sound.
Gordon's Garden Center
308 East Yelm Avenue, Yelm -
Jason's Greenhouse Inc
1337 Bald Hill Road SE, Yelm -
Canal Road Nursery
16638 Canal Road SE, Yelm - (360)
Mom's Green Thumb Nursery
4237 Bald Hill Road SE, Yelm -
Tahoma Valley Golf Course
15425 Mosman Ave SE, Yelm - (360)-458-3332
Health and Fitness
1304 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm -
Fit Stop 24
16910 SR 507, Yelm -
15 Minute Total Fitness
715 Yelm Ave. E. # 1, Yelm - (360)
Medicine Rivier Center
211 Yelm Ave. W., Yelm -
Prairie Soccer Club
P.O. Box 1901, Yelm -
Yelm Bootcamp and Personal Training Studio
106 Prairie Park St., Yelm -
Yelm Gymnastics Center
307 Creek St. SE # C, Yelm -
Yelm Kempo Karate
201 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm -
201 Prairie Park St., Yelm
Since 2000, 8-screen cineplex offering first-run features & independent films.
Yelm Historical Museum
Corner of 3rd &: McKenzie Streets, Yelm
Close ties to Mt. Rainier highlight this history-filled repository.
Yelm City Park
Donated by Chuck and Wilma Demich in 1950, this park hosts annual, special events.
Yelm teens in the early-1990's raised funds for this then-landmark facility.
Cochrane Memorial Park
Land donated in 1983 by Lou and Mae E. Cochrane, recognized for unique reclaimed wastewater reuse.
Longmire Community Park
3 baseball fields, modern concesison/toilet building, walking trails, & playground.
A 14.5 mile pedistrian/non-motorized bike trail connecting the communities of Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino,
intersecting the 22-mile Chehalis Western Trail linking to Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia, and Woodard Bay Puget Sound.
Other Area Attractions
Mount Rainier National Park
Standing 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A. and spawns 6 major rivers.
The park's entrance is 45 miles from Yelm.
Millersylvania State Park
Created in 1935, an 842-acre camping park with gorgeous shoreline on Deep Lake.
210 Prairie Park St SE, Yelm, WA, 98597