School ends for most students on June 19th. Kick off summer the "Highlands way" at Highlands Day,Saturday, June 23 from 10am - 2pm at Blakely Hall and Village Green Park. (Parade line-up starts at 9:15am)
The Highlands Day Americana-theme will be enhanced this year as we celebrate the cultural diversity of Issaquah. Travel around the globe while never leaving Village Green Park and visit hands-on exhibition booths representing different countries - many hosted by YOUR neighbors!
Heritage Parade and Opening Ceremony
The traditional Kids on Bikes parade is back this year! Line up begins at 9:15am at the intersection of Park Drive and 30th Avenue. Kids and adults should decorate their bikes and/or dress in red, white, and blue or in the cultural theme of their choice! The parade will begin at 9:30am, circling Village Green Park. The presentation of the Flag and the National Anthem will conclude the parade and the festival fun will open to everyone!
The festival venue will feature many fun carnival rides and games! New this year is a portable zip line that will send you flying down Park Drive from Blakely Hall to 25th Avenue! Additional fun includes a colossal swing chair ride, pony rides, train ride, and inflatables. Tickets will go on sale at 9:30am. Tickets will cost $1.00 each (ride prices vary) or $20 for a 4-hours of unlimited fun bracelet. Cash or Credit Cards accepted.
The festival is called Highlands Day but is not limited to participation only by Issaquah Highlands residents. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of summer fun!
Road Closures and Parking
Park Drive will close 7am - 5pm for the festival at the intersections of Park Drive and 25th Avenue NE and at Park Drive and 30th Avenue NE. All vehicles must park outside of the event during these times. Refer to special event permit #SPE12 - 00038. On street parking is available on surrounding streets and the shops at Village Green. Parking is very limited and residents are encouraged to walk to the festival
Presented by: Swedish Hospital, Issaquah Arts Commission, Port Blakely Communities, The Cascade Team, Highlands Dentistry and Highlands Council