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!
Unlike any party you have ever attended, this year’s festival bash will be wrapped in multi-cultural milestone celebrations in honor of our community’s incredible diversity! 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!
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.
What to Wear
Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale or literary character as we celebrate our diverse, magical kingdom!
What to Bring
Don’t forget to bring money for activity tickets, food and shopping!
Food & Drink
Arrive hungry! Fuel your bravery for your next quest from an array of awesome food trucks, including:
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.
Castle Bounce House
Ages 5 & under | 1 ticket
Sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union
Sponsored by Candy Mâché
Sponsored by Eastridge Church
Sponsored by The HY Board
Hippo Chow Down
Sponsored by I-90 Community Church
Ages 2+ (90 lb. weight limit) | 3 tickets
Sponsored by Allegro Pediatrics
Dual Lane Slide
Sponsored by Timberlake Church
Must be 42″ tall | 2 tickets
Sponsored by Highlands Dentistry
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.
- 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
Alice in Wonderland-themed roving entertainment
Village Theatre presents
Into the Woods
Cast performance from the upcoming production + help grow our wishing tree
Traditional American and Irish music for the whole family
School of Rock, Issaquah
Rock out with our talented young musicians
3 Ring School of Circus Art
Learn how to be a court jester
Watch artist Karen Dedrickson make her inky magic
VERY Berry Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by Safeway
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.