“Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The 26th day of the month of August, in the year of two-thousand-seventeen, has been pronounced Highlands Day!”
Royalty, knights, jesters and the like marked their calendars in anticipation of this day to celebrate the fairy-tale life that is living in Issaquah Highlands!
On festival day, all the storybook characters from everyone’s favorite classic tales will come to life as we enjoy live entertainment, hearty fare, and medieval fun.
Getting to the Festival
Location: Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah WA 98029
Don’t worry about where to park your car or noble steed. Get to the venue on the Shelter Holdings or 425 Magazine Trolleys with stops at Grand Ridge Plaza, West Highlands Park, Discovery Heights at the Brownstones, 15th & Park Drive and Grand Ridge Elementary.
Attention Issaquah Highlands residents: Please move your car from Park Drive (between 25th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE) by 7am or an evil witch or wizard tow-truck will move it for you.
What to Wear
Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale or literary character as we celebrate our diverse, magical kingdom!
What to Bring
Don’t forget to bring money for activity tickets, food and shopping!
Food & Drink
Arrive hungry! Fuel your bravery for your next quest from an array of awesome food trucks, including:
Rides & Games
Returning this Year: Pony Rides!
Skip the line and get your activity bracelets now!
Unlimited rides! $10/each or 3/$25. Stop by Blakely Hall (Get Directions), Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, to purchase. Cash, credit card or check accepted. Bracelets are not replaceable if lost or stolen. Non-refundable.
Don’t miss the mystical music and theatrics live from our TWO stages. And be on the lookout for a cast of fanciful characters roaming throughout our festival kingdom. Check back later for our stage schedule so you don’t miss a thing!
Alice in Wonderland-themed roving entertainment
Village Theatre presents
Into the Woods
Cast performance from the upcoming production + help grow our wishing tree
Traditional American and Irish music for the whole family
School of Rock, Issaquah
Rock out with our talented young musicians
3 Ring School of Circus Art
Learn how to be a court jester
Watch artist Karen Dedrickson make her inky magic
VERY Berry Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by Safeway
Thank you to our 2017 festival sponsors!
Thank you for your interest in joining our band of merry men and women to make Once Upon a Highlands Day a dream come true!
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact Christy Garrard, Executive Director at Highlands Council, at 425-507-1110 or by email.
For more information about volunteering at this year’s event, please contact Christy Garrard, 425-507-1110 or by email.