Events

Yosemite Employee Association sponsors these events throughout the year

Sal's Taco Nights - Beginning as far back as 1997 after the Great Sierra Flood and occurring every other Thursday since, Sal's Taco Truck pulls up to the Community Hall to serve up his unique blend of Mexican fare while YEA staffs a bar with beer, wine, and soda (free sodas for designated drivers!). Sal's Nights have become an essential part of the El Portal cultural tradition with worldwide appeal. New to the area? Need new friends? Or just want to see old friends again? Come on out and join the throng! Many Sal's Nights also feature local musicians on the indoor or outdoor stages. See the Yosemite Area Events Calendar for the Sal's schedule.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration - On St. Patrick's Day (March 17), gather at the Community Hall for an evening of Irish food and beverages as well as music and dancing. Éirinn go Brách!

Spring Fling! - A very popular event that celebrates the coming of warm sunny days, Spring Fling! began as an all-day event for community members to clean out their garages and storerooms and swap or sell items no longer needed. The event has since expanded to one of fun for the whole family with food, craft vendors, and a fun run. Live music entertains the crowd with numerous local bands throughout the day and continuing on into the night. Selling/swapping your belongings is still encouraged--just contact our vendor booth coordinator!

Oktoberfest - Traditionally held over 16 days in Bavaria to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig I in 1810, Oktoberfest in El Portal is a popular event that includes a bratwurst and sauerkraut dinner, Bavarian mustards and pretzels, and, of course, BEER--lots of beer. Always the last Saturday in September!

Winter Social - The only private event that YEA hosts. YEA members are invited to an evening of food, drink, and live music to celebrate the closing of the year. Not sure if your membership is overdue or you would like to become a member? Contact our Outreach Team!

Other Community Events - There is so much to do in the Yosemite area! Keep your eye on the Yosemite Area Events Calendar to find out what's happening in the near future.