Game On! Highlands Day 2019

GAME ON! Highlands Day 2019

Calling all gamers!

At this year’s Highlands Day festival, we invite you to INSERT COIN, PRESS START, and ENTER our Game On! Highlands Day Festival and Community Arcade, Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Whether your avatar is young or old, this year’s Highlands Day arcade has games and fun for everyone! From retro arcade games like pinball and sit-down driving games, to the latest in VR — you’ll want to play all day! Don’t forget to stop by our sponsor and vendor booths for more games and giveaways, and refill your energy levels at our on-site food trucks or surrounding dining options.

This year’s festival is multi-player, so bring your family and friends to check out all the attractions (and maybe even compete in an on-stage game show, for prizes!).

Bring your game face and remember, Highlands Day isn’t over until it’s GAME OVER.

Getting to the Festival

Highlands Day shuttle


Grand Ridge Plaza, on the top deck of the parking garage next to Regal Cinemas, and 10th Avenue NE between NE Park Drive and NE High Street (Get Directions).

The lower parking deck and the inside parking area behind Caffe Ladro and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will remain open to the public. Signs will be posted in advance.

Shuttle Service

Courtesy of Shelter Holdings — serves ALL of Issaquah Highlands!

Four FREE shuttle buses will run throughout ALL of Issaquah Highlands for an easy hop-on, hop-off, trip to the venue. Click on the icons in the interactive map below for route details (open in Google Maps).

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

Festival Parking

Free street parking and parking lots are available throughout Issaquah Highlands. Pay attention to and obey all posted parking signage. Some parking spaces within Grand Ridge Plaza are reserved or have time limits.

Attention: Don’t let it be game over too soon! Please move your car from the venue (upper deck of the parking garage and along 10th Ave NE between NE Park Drive and NE High Street) by 6:00am on August 24 or your car will be towed off-site.

What to Wear

Highlands Day Festival 2018

Wear comfortable shoes so you can experience every level of the festival. Family-friendly cosplay encouraged — come dressed as your favorite arcade or video game character to add to the festival fun (no toy weapons, face masks or scary costumes, please)!

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

What to Bring

Highlands Day Festival 2018

Bring your GAME FACE  and 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. ATMs are available at several businesses inside Grand Ridge Plaza, just a short walk from the venue.

Food & Drink

Highlands Day Food Trucks

Arrive hungry! This year’s festival has more than enough checkpoints on and off the venue where you can power up your energy levels!

In addition to our menu of on-site eating options (see below), there are many delicious Grand Ridge Plaza dining options as well. See the full list on their website.

Press Pause! With food in hand, make your way to the Safeway-sponsored eating tent for a great view of the game show action from the stage!

Our 2019 Lineup:

Road Chef Global Cuisine

Road Chef Global Cuisine
Global comfort food at it’s best! Stop by Road Chef to satisfy your cravings, whether you’re looking for a Reuben, falafel, banh mi, mac ‘n cheese, or even chicken wings!

Fork and Fin

The Fork & Fin
From sea to street, The Fork & Fin doesn’t serve just any fish – enjoy a delicious seafood basket or fish tacos featuring Wild Alaskan Pollock – the food of the future!

C Davis Texas BBQ

C. Davis Texas BBQ
Your nose will lead the way to C. Davis, featuring 22-hour smoked brisket, smoked pulled pork, sausages, hotdogs, corndogs, and even black bean veggie patties.

Issaquah Ice Cream Trike

Issaquah Ice Cream Trike
Don’t miss the exciting frosty treats from the Issaquah Ice Cream Trike! Resident Ben Armlin will be at Highlands Day again this year keeping us all cool.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck
Not only will Ben & Jerry’s have favorites available from their ice cream truck, you can also visit the shop just steps away from the festival action for their full menu.

Candy Mache
Treat your sweet tooth at Candyland (aka the Candy Mache booth). They will sell packaged candy in case you need to increase your energy level bar while enjoying the festival!

Rides & Games

Highlands Day Festival Rides Games

Highlands Day is always FREE to attend and there are always lots of giveaways and activities at no charge. Main attractions, including rides, inflatables, and this year, the Arcade Tent, require purchase of tickets or an unlimited fun activity bracelet.

Festival Day Pricing

$1.00/each. Ticket price varies per attraction.

Unlimited Activity Bracelets: 
$15/bracelet until 2:30pm
$10/bracelet after 2:30pm

No refunds and NO REPLACEMENTS of lost bracelets.

Rides and inflatables provided by National Event Pros.

Our 2019 Lineup:

Highlands Day Game Show Stage

Game Show Stage
Sponsored by City of Issaquah

Arcade Tent Highlands Day

Arcade Tent
Sponsored by Grand Ridge Plaza

Highlands Day Eating Tent

Eating Tent
Sponsored by Safeway

VR Theater

VR Theater
Sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union

Highlands Day Super Slide

Super Slide
Sponsored by Candy Mache

Star Defender Bounce House

Star Defender Bounce House
Sponsored by Eastridge Church

Human Foosball

Human Foosball
Sponsored by Timberlake Church

Human Billiards

Human Billiards
Sponsored by Highlands Dentistry

Soccer Darts

Soccer Darts
Sponsored by Issaquah Schools Foundation

Dunk Tank

Dunk Tank
Sponsored by The Agency/Matt Jensen RE

Highlands Day wrecking ball ride

Wrecking Ball
Sponsored by Highlands Youth Advisory Board

Highlands Day Pac-Man

PAC-MAN Royale
Sponsored by Issaquah Highlands Community Association

Kiddie Swing Highlands Day

Kiddie Swing Chair Ride

Super Sonic Spinning Ride

Super Sonic Spinning Ride

Jumbo Horseshoes at Highlands Day

JUMBO Horseshoes

Jumbo Cornhole

JUMBO Cornhole

Gaming Theater

Gaming Theater

Game Show Stage Schedule

12:30 PM Feuding Families Round 1
1:00 PM Feuding Families Round 2
1:30 PM Feuding Families Round 3
2:00 PM Issaquah Highlands Volunteer of the Year Presentation
2:30 PM You Got the Price Right! (Age 18+)
3:00 PM You Got the Price Right! (Age 13-17)
3:30 PM You Got the Price Right! (Age 8-12)

Thank You to Our 2019 Festival Vendors!


  • Eastridge Church
  • Missiongathering
  • Summit LIFE Church
  • Timberlake Church


  • AM Wolf Piano & Harp Studio
  • Code with US
  • Eastside Catholic School
  • Girl Scouts of Western WA
  • Hudson David McNeel Foundation
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation
  • Pacific Learning Academy
  • Positive Ally Learning Center
  • Sponge School
  • St Joseph School
  • Toastmasters
  • Usborne Books

Emergency Services

  • Eastside Fire Rescue
  • Issaquah Citizen Corps/CERT
  • Issaquah Police Department
  • Soup Ladies


  • 9Rounds
  • Gunners Soccer Club
  • Jet Gymnastics
  • Orange Theory
  • Revolution Dance Factory
  • YMCA Samammish


  • Allegro Pediatrics
  • Banic Chiropractic
  • Discovery Dental
  • Highlands Dentistry
  • IRG Physical Therapy
  • Issaquah Dental Group

Local Attractions

  • Downtown Issaquah Assoc.
  • Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
  • Issaquah History Museums
  • Village Theatre
  • Woodland Park Zoo


  • Candy Mache
  • The Grange
  • Marlow’s Fine Jewelry
  • Safeway
  • Smith & Vena
  • Trendy Connexion


  • The Agency Matt Jensen RE
  • Atkinson Wealth Strategies
  • Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Issaquah
  • Eastside Baby Corner
  • Evo3 Marketing
  • Harborstone Credit Union
  • HFN
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • IHCA
  • Inspired and Organized
  • Issaquah Food Bank
  • Krista Mehr RE
  • Life Enrichment Options
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Recology
  • Smith Brothers Farms
  • Waxing the City


  • Issaquah H.S. Robotics
  • Liberty H.S Robotics
  • Skyline H.S. Robotics (Spartabots)


  • Cascade Adventures
  • The Enchanted Traveler
  • Issaquah Highlands Travel Night
  • Visit Issaquah!

Thank You 2019 Highlands Day Sponsors

Highlands Day 2019 High Score Sponsor
Highlands Day 2019 Power Up Sponsor
Highlands Day 2019 Level Up Sponsor
Highlands Day 2019 Bonus Level Sponsor

Issaquah Highlands Self Storage