Highlands Day Festival 2017

Once Upon a Highlands Day

2017 Highlands Day Festival

Highlands Council hopes your festival experience was filled with magic and a happily-ever-after. Thank you to all who attended and participated – we can’t wait until next year!

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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.

Festival FAQ’s

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Festival Map

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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 (at Regal Cinemas)
  • West Highlands Park (at High Street & 4th)
  • Discovery Heights at the Brownstones (at 10th & Discovery)
  • 15th & Park Drive (at traffic light)
  • Grand Ridge Elementary
  • Festival Entrance (25th Ave NE & Park Drive)

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

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

Be brave and choose your quest wisely. There’s plenty of climbing, jumping, spinning and racing on the many adventure-packed festival attractions. All rides located in Village Green park. 

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. 

Highlands Day Festival Bounce Castle

Castle Bounce House
Ages 5 & under | 1 ticket
Sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union

Highlands Day Festival Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel
2 tickets
Sponsored by Candy Mâché

Highlands Day Festival Archery

2 tickets
Sponsored by Eastridge Church

Highlands Day Festival Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash
2 tickets
Sponsored by The HY Board

Hungry Hippo Chow Down Highlands Day

Hippo Chow Down
2 tickets
Sponsored by I-90 Community Church

Highlands Day Festival Pony Rides

Pony Rides
Ages 2+ (90 lb. weight limit) | 3 tickets
Sponsored by Allegro Pediatrics

Highlands Day Festival Dual Lane Slide

Dual Lane Slide
1 ticket
Sponsored by Timberlake Church

Highlands Day Festival Pirates Revenge

Pirates Revenge
Must be 42″ tall | 2 tickets
Sponsored by Highlands Dentistry

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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.

Main Stage

  • 12:00 – 12:40pm: Village Theatre 2017-18 Showcase
  • 1:00 – 1:15pm: Fairy Tale Feats Stage Show
  • 2:00 – 2:30pm: Safeway Very Berry Pie Eating Contest
  • 3:00 – 3:15pm: Fairy Tale Feats Stage Show

Village Green Park Stage

  • 12:30 – 1:30pm: Wild Thyme Band
  • 1:30 – 2:15pm: School of Rock
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm: 3 Ring School of Circus Art
  • 3:20 – 4:00pm: School of Rock

artEast Demos @ Blakely Hall

  • 12:00 – 4:00pm: Live Sketching by Artist Karen Dedrickson
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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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.

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