Highlands Day Festival 2017

Once Upon a Highlands Day

2017 Highlands Day Festival

Once upon a time, in a village on a hillside in the land of Issaquah, the people declared, Highlands Day 2017 Trumpeter

“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.

Festival FAQ’s

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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.

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What to Wear

Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale or literary character as we celebrate our diverse, magical kingdom!

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What to Bring

Don’t forget to bring money for activity tickets, food and shopping!

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Food & Drink

Arrive hungry! Fuel your bravery for your next quest from an array of awesome food trucks, including:

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Rides & Games

Highlands Day Pony Rides
Be brave and choose your quest wisely. There’s plenty of climbing, jumping, spinning and racing on the many adventure-packed festival attractions.

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. 

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Live Entertainment

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!

Animate Objects at Highlands Day 2017

Animate Objects
Alice in Wonderland-themed roving entertainment

Village Theatre Into the Woods at Highlands Day

Village Theatre presents
Into the Woods

Cast performance from the upcoming production + help grow our wishing tree

Wild Thyme Celtic Music

Wild Thyme
Traditional American and Irish music for the whole family

School of Rock Issaquah

School of Rock, Issaquah
Rock out with our talented  young musicians

3 Ring School of Circus Art Highlands Day

3 Ring School of Circus Art
Learn how to be a court jester

Karen Dedrickson Artist Highlands Day

Live Sketching
Watch artist Karen Dedrickson make her inky magic

Highlands Day Pie Eating Contest Sponsored by Safeway

VERY Berry Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by Safeway

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Our Sponsors:

Thank you to our 2017 festival sponsors!

King-Level Sponsors

Queen-Level Sponsors

Knight-Level Sponsors

Highlands Day Festival 2017 Jester PackageJester-Level Sponsors

Issaquah Highlands Self Storage, Issaquah Highlands Counseling Group, and Polygon Homes.

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Get Involved!

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.