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Downtown Issaquah’s admirers say she’s acting young for her age. Now well over 100 years old, Issaquah is what Seattle once was, in bite-sized pieces. Issaquah values the patina of the well-worn and finds no conflict between the two.
Issaquah events, like the history, toss aside pretense and place importance for discovery of new combinations. Discover the meaning of entrepreneurial spirit and find limitless, fresh possibilities through entertainment. But watch out, Issaquah events splash everything with rhythm, color and flavor. Come by soon, listen to some music, socialize and get splashed!
Issaquah Wine Walk is a First Friday evening event during the winter in Downtown Issaquah that is fun and supports the community. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Downtown Issaquah Association (DIA) and valued non-profit partners.
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Help beautify downtown Issaquah with this annual volunteer party. Held 9:00-2:-00. Meet at the Hailstone Feedstore.
June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 – 6:00-9:00
Held in downtown Issaquah the first Friday evening of every month from June through September, ArtWalk events feature all types of art, including visual, lyrical, musical and performance. The free events include live music around every corner, hands-on art projects and some special surprises.
Downtown Issaquah’s flagship event, ArtWalk enters its 12th year in 20123 Every first Friday of the month from May through September, ArtWalk transforms downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. From the time ArtWalk started in 2002, the crowd has increased twelve-fold to about 2,000 people per event. The number of artists who participated has tripled. At the September 2011 ArtWalk there were 60 artists represented. Last year, an estimated 10,000 people came into downtown Issquah to see and purchase art, hear live music and show support for our historic downtown.
On Sunday, the free car show begins at 8:00 am and runs utnil 3:00. Visitors from all over stroll down Front Street in downtown Issaquah and admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars. It will be a fun filled Father’s Day event with participants coming from across the state to show their classic cars. There will be live music, family activities, a trophy and award ceremony and an afternoon cruise to Triple-X. Learn More
Sponsored by the City of Issaquah and presented by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July celebration kicks off with an Independence Day Kids and Pets Parade. From Labradors to llamas, favorite pets accompany costumed children on decorated floats and bikes down Front Street and to Memorial Field, where families spend the day with old-fashioned games, music, food, the Sky High Rummage Sale, and the Annual Slug Beauty Pageant and Speed Contest.
The annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz event takes place in August. Always-popular, this event features a variety of foods from several different local restaurants as well as wines, beer, and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages.
On Tuesday evenings starting at 7:00 pm, the Issaquah Parks & Recreation hosts this popular free concert series at the Community Center. Come early for picnicking or enjoy concessions available by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah. The event is sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission and many of our generous local businesses.
The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is the annual celebration of returning salmon to the lakes, streams and downtown hatchery with a weekend of non-stop FREE activities. Attracting more than 180,000 visitors in two days, the Festival includes a Grande Parade, a marketplace of more than 250 artists, Foods of the World, the Field of Fun and five stages of live entertainment. The hatchery offers exhibits with knowledgeable docents along with many more fun events and activities the whole family can enjoy!
For the past 42 years, the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival has been the annual community celebration.
Closing Front Street to a dead crawl these hoards of un-dead are known to tap on car, shop and restaurant windows frightening the occupants – but the zombies of Issaquah mean no harm! Follow or join in as these spectacular un-dead of all shapes and sizes make their way down Front Street to their Flash Mob dance to Thriller! at the Issaquah Public Library
An annual work party is organized to hang lights on all the buildings on Front Street from Sunset to Dogwood to get downtown ready for the holidays. Meet at the Hailstone Feed Store.
Saturday, November 30
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Friday, December 21 – 6:30-8:30
Join in caroling at the historic Train Depot. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. This is an event that is fun for the whole family.