Rain or Shine!

Support our local businesses and sponsors who have generously funded the Singing in the Rainproduction of this event.  Highlands Day is about the community coming together – don’t miss celebrating the end of summer by enjoying the much needed rain.

We are aware of the forecast and watching for updates.  We have made some adjustments for the weather, including expanding the eating tent in front of the stage to 20’x80′ so more of you can enjoy the awesome FOOD TRUCK offerings and the LIVE ENTERTAINMENT in a dry space!

Road Closure Reminder!

The streets around Manchester Court and Village Green Park as well as the Starpoint Condos (NE Park Drive at 25th Avenue NE to NE Park Drive at 30thAve NE) will be closed on Saturday, August 29th at NOON. A special event permit has been received by the City of Issaquah for this purpose    (# SPE15-00030). In preparation for the street closures, we will place “no parking” signage around Village Green Park and Starpoint Condos a few days before the event requiring all vehicles parked on this section of Park Drive be moved by NOON on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 in observance of this community event. Vehicles that have not been moved by NOON will be towed at owner’s expense.

Getting to Highlands Day: Ride the Polygon Northwest Party Trolley! Trolley

It is FREE and will be running a continuous loop from 4pm-8pm.  Stops include:

  • Regal Cinemas
  • West Highlands Park
  • Corner of Discovery and 10th Ave NE, serving The Brownstones & Discovery Heights Apts
  • Park Drive and 15th Ave NE
  • Grand Ridge Elementary
  • Festival Venue at Park Drive and 25th Ave

Highlands Day 2015 Timeline of Events

3:45PM – Meet at the top of Village Green Park with your bikes, skate boards, strollers and wagons for the Opening Community Parade at 4PM!

4PMSteel Drum music from the stage by Gary Gibson gets us all in the tropical mood, sponsored by Rivers Edge Church!

4:30PM – Unique Island Sounds from Gary Stroutsos on the Hawaiian Nose Flute!

5PMHULA LESSONS with Sunshine from Polynesia

5:30PM Watermelon Eating Contest sponsored by Safeway

6PMMORE HULA LESSONS with Sunshine from Polynesia

6:50PM Raffle Drawing for Two Tickets to Hawaii sponsored by Delta Air Lines with proceeds benefiting Eastside Baby Corner*must be present to win!

7PMPolynesian Finale Performance by Sunshine from Polynesia, including Hula Girls, Fire Dancers, Drums and Ukuleles!

Ongoing During the Festival:

  • artEast and Seattle Pottery host Raku Pottery making on the Blakely Hall Patio (prices vary)
  • Walgreens Pharmacy offering FLU SHOTS inside Blakely Hall (Bring your insurance card or $30. Vouchers available for those with financial need)

Questions? Contact Christy.G@IHCouncil.org or 425-507-1110


Highlands Day is FREE to attend however rides &  inflatables require ticket or activity bracelet purchase.

  • Tickets are $1 each – ticket prices vary by activity
  • Bracelets are $10 each or 3 for $25 – for 4 hours of unlimited fun!
  • Cash & Credit Cards Accepted
  • Tickets and bracelets are not accepted at Food Trucks, Vendor Booths or the artEast Raku Pottery Activity

*There is NO ATM on the venue


Delta Air Lines will be raffling TWO TICKETS to Hawaii just before the finale Polynesian Show from the stage in Village Green Park at 6:50pm.

Design a Piece of Furniture for Blakely Hall!

Download the link below and draw a piece of furniture. 

HD15 Cardboard Design Contest

  • Turn in your drawing to the Aline’s Cardboard Booth on festival day
  • The winning design will be turned into a piece of furniture
  • The completed winning design will be donated to the community and displayed inside Blakely Hall!

Are you new to Highlands Day?

Watch this brief video from last year’s Art Outside-themed festival.

Highlands Day:  We change the theme each year.  We have celebrated cultures, cowboys, fitness, and the arts ~ just to name a few.  This year we celebrate Island Style on the last Saturday of summer before school starts.  We expect 5,000 people to enjoy the fun over the four hours.  Join us!