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Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city's community-wide Lemonade Day.

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | Kittitas County


Lemonade Day Mission & Vision

Lemonade Day Mission: Our mission is to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. The foremost objective is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.  We want to build self-esteem and new mindsets that can propel youth to success they likely would not have pursued otherwise.

Lemonade Day Vision: Children, with a focus on communities of greatest need, are introduced to entrepreneurship through the real world experience of starting their own business – a lemonade stand.  By running their stand, they learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams.








Interested in sponsorship? Let us know how you want to be involved with our annual event by contacting our Director of Events and Programs, Darby Grimes at or by calling the Chamber office at (509) 925-2002.


Ready to start your own business? Register today for our 3rd Annual Lemonade Day! First time particpating? Click the button below!

Returning participant? Email Darby Grimes, Director of Events & Programs at for your steps to get registered!

Squeeze the Day: Lemonade Day Info Session

Ready to turn lemons into lemonade and dreams into reality? Join us for an exclusive info session on Lemonade Day and kickstart your journey to youthful entrepreneurship!

Eager to discover more about our free entrepreneurship program designed to empower kids with the skills to launch and manage their very own lemonade business. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. and hop on board via ZOOM

2023 Entrepreneurs of the Year

Thank you all who were involved in Lemonade Day this year in Kittitas County! It was such a joy to visit young entrepreneurs and visit their business on Saturday, August 19. With the help of our major sponsor WSECU we were able to have 60 kids through the program. We appreciate you taking the time to learn, grow as business owners, and witness the family support... it takes a village! A HUGE congratulations to Magically Made Lemonade for winning Entrepreneur of the Year announced on September 1! Magically Made Lemonade strategically located the stand within the Ellensburg Farmers Market on August 19. They had total revenue come in at over $400. These entrepreneurs were awarded a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a carnival ride pass for the Kittitas County Fair.

2022 Entrepreneurs of the Year

The 2022 Lemonade Day Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to....... Ryler! This participant worked countless hours in completing the curriculum, working on their business plan, strategically used their business loan for inventory and successfully executed their lemonade stand on August 20, 2022 making more than $1,000. The winner received a brand new bike from the Lemonade Day National program!