Highlands Day 2018

Happy Birthday Highlands Day!

2018 Highlands Day Festival

Marking 20 Years as a community on Saturday, August 25th from noon – 4pm at Blakely Hall and Village Green Park with a birthday party themed festival!

Twenty years ago, the very first residents of this urban village moved into their brand new homes! Each year Highlands Day has a different theme. What better way to mark the milestone of our first homeowners than with a community birthday party?! On festival day, we will celebrate our community with birthday cake, party favors, live entertainment, food trucks, and plenty of games and attractions for all ages. We hope you’ll come and celebrate with us!

Join our Highlands Day Party Crew!

Volunteer for a 3-hour shift and receive Highlands Day perks, including a free t-shirt, food truck voucher, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and an unlimited activity bracelet. Must be at least 14 years or older to volunteer without a parent.

Volunteer Sign Up

Getting to the Festival

Highlands Day shuttle

Location: Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah WA 98029
(Get Directions)

Don’t worry about finding parking or pushing that stroller up the hill. We’ll have two FREE party trolleys to help you get to the party on time, thanks to the generous financial support of Shelter Holdings.

Trolley stops include:

  • Park Drive (in front of Regal Cinemas)
  • West Highlands Park
  • Discovery Drive at 10th Ave (between The Brownstones and Discovery Heights apartments)
  • Park Drive at 15th (in front of Wynhaven Apartments)
  • Grand Ridge Elementary
  • Dropping off/picking up at the festival entrance at Park Drive and 25th Ave

First trolley run: 11:30 AM
Last trolley run: 4:15 PM

Attention Issaquah Highlands residents: Don’t be a party pooper! Please move your car from Park Drive (between 25th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE) by 7:00am on August 25 or your car will be towed off-site.

What to Wear

Highlands Day Festival 2018

Come dressed to party! Bring your party hat and wear comfortable shoes so you’ll be fit to party all festival long!

Highlands Day is rain or shine — please dress appropriately for the weather.

Residents: When you arrive at the festival, check in with one of our two ticket booths to receive a colorful name tag to wear during the festival. Colors will coordinate to the community district where you live. What better way to meet a new neighbor than when you see someone you don’t know wearing the same color name tag as you! Introduce yourself!

What to Bring

Highlands Day Festival 2018

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

Credit cards accepted for activity tickets and bracelets. Other vendors may accept credit cards, but not guaranteed. There is no ATM on the festival venue.

Stay hydrated! Last year’s Highlands Day was hot! Please feel free to bring a refillable water bottle on festival day — a water fountain is available inside Blakely Hall for your use. Water may also be available for purchase from our food vendors.

Food & Drink

Highlands Day Food Trucks

Arrive hungry! There’s more than just cake at this birthday party. Don’t miss this year’s incredible food truck line-up, with delicious cuisine for every palette!

Have a seat! Enjoy a unique view of the Highlands Day action while you dine in festive style at our Party Central Eating Tent on Village Green, sponsored by Safeway.

Our 2018 Lineup:

Rides & Games

Highlands Day Festival Rides Games

Purchase activity tickets and unlimited activity bracelets from two conveniently located ticket booths at the festival.

Tickets are $1/each. Unlimited activity bracelets are $10/each or 3/$25. Cash or credit card accepted. Tickets and bracelets are not replaceable if lost or stolen. Non-refundable.

Rides and inflatables provided by National Event Pros.

Skip the line and get your activity bracelets now! $10/each or 3/$25. Stop by Blakely Hall (Get Directions), Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, to purchase. Cash, credit card or check accepted. Non-refundable.

Our 2018 Lineup:

Fun Fair Park Jr. Highlands Day

Fun Fair Park Jr.
Sponsored by Matt Jensen RE, The Agency

Cyclone Swing Chair Ride Highlands Day

Cyclone Swing Chair Ride
Sponsored by Timberlake Church

Wrecking Ball Highlands Day

Wrecking Ball
Sponsored by the Highlands Youth Advisory Board

Leaps 'N Bounds

Leaps N’ Bounds
Sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union

Tubs of Fun Highlands Day

Tubs of Fun
Sponsored by Eastridge Church

Wild One Jr. Highlands Day

Wild One Jr.
Sponsored by Allegro Pediatrics

Gumball Bounce House Highlands Day

Gumball Bounce House
Sponsored by Candy Mâché

Kiddie Swing Highlands Day

Kiddie Swings
Sponsored by Highlands Dentistry

Live Entertainment

Highlands Day City of Issaquah stage

Party Stage
Sponsored by City of Issaquah Arts Commission

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs with a Twist!
Games just for littles, teens and adults!

Rich Thompson DJ Highlands Day

Rich Thompson
The DJ and Emcee extraordinaire returns!

School of Rock

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

Birthday Cake Eating Contest

Birthday Cake Eating Contest
Sponsored by Safeway

Highlands Day Pinata

Pinata Party!
Take a crack at it, for littles, teens and adults!

Nate Jester, Magician

Astounding Illusions!
Roving magician/comedian, Nate Jester

Balloon Art Highlands Day

Get Twisted!
Fun with professional balloon artists, Robin Ganstrom & Rich Waters

2018 Festival Vendors

Community Engagement

Tech

Arts

  • AM Wolf Piano
  • ArtEast
  • Downtown Issaquah Association
  • glassybaby

Churches

  • Eastridge Church
  • Missiongathering
  • Summit Life
  • Timberlake Church

Financial/Insurance

  • Atkinson Wealth Strategies
  • Durham & Bates Insurance
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Harborstone Credit Union
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Orca Insurance Agency
  • VOYA Financial

Fitness/Health

  • 9Round
  • Allegro Pediatrics
  • Arena Sports
  • The Balanced Spine
  • Cascade Crossfit
  • Cobblestone Animal Hospital
  • Gunners Soccer Club
  • Highlands Dentistry
  • i9 Sports Association
  • Issaquah Fitness
  • Issaquah Highlands Dental Group
  • Issaquah Highlands Physical Therapy
  • Jet Gymnastics
  • MOSAIC Children’s Therapy
  • Relay for Life
  • SpringFree Trampoline
  • Whole Health Chiropractic
  • YMCA of Sammamish

Education

  • Art of Problem Solving Academy
  • Eastside Academics School
  • Eastside Catholic School
  • French Immersion School
  • Girl Scouts of Western WA
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Issaquah History Museums
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation
  • Library2Go
  • Manasanskrit
  • School of Rock
  • Sponge
  • St. Joseph Parish School
  • Toastmasters
  • Usborne Books

Food

  • Candy Mâché
  • Safeway
  • Smith Brothers Farms

Human Services

  • Eastside Baby Corner
  • Eastside Fire Rescue
  • Issaquah Citizen Corps/CERT
  • Issaquah Food Bank
  • Issaquah Police Department
  • Soup Ladies

Environmental

Services/Retail

  • Costco
  • Enchanted Traveler
  • EVO3 Marketing
  • The Grange
  • Inspired and Organized
  • Marlow’s Fine Jewelery
  • Origami Owl
  • Waxing the City

Thank You 2018 Highlands Day Sponsors

Life of the Party Sponsors
Party Animal Sponsors
Party People Sponsors
Party Crasher Sponsors

Allstate Insurance, Polygon Homes