Holidays in the Highlands

Ongoing 2020 Events

Blakely Hall Halloween Light Show

Festive Digital Window Show

Funded by the Issaquah Arts Commission
Date: Ongoing through December 31
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive
Organizer: Highlands Council

Stroll by Blakely Hall to view a seasonal digital window show from the sidewalk, every evening through December 31! The show will change throughout the season so be sure to visit before each major holiday.

Please note, the show can only be viewed from outside the building. Blakely Hall remains closed to the public.

Halloween/Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Organizer: City of Issaquah

As our community plans for fall celebrations, here are ideas for lower-risk activities to help protect you, and your families, friends, and community. Click here for more details >>

October 2020 Events

Spooktacular Halloween Trivia

Date: Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Highlands Council

Join fellow ghosts, monsters, and witches for a night of trivia fun… from home! Each attendee or family will receive a “Party Pack” with tricks and treats for a hauntingly good time! Click here for more details >>

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Fall-O-Ween Contest Deadline

Date: Monday, October 26
Location: Throughout Issaquah Highlands
Organizer: Highlands Council and the IHCA

Highlands Council and the IHCA are looking for the best-dressed homes in the following categories:

  • Haunted Halloween Home: The home that most exemplifies the spooky spirit of Halloween!
  • Fall Festive Home: The home that most exemplifies the fabulousness of fall, including fall colors, football, and non-Halloween fall holidays.

Two winners in each category will receive a custom-etched Issaquah Highlands glassybaby or a $50 gift card to HomeGoods! Click here for more details >>

Click here to submit your home to the 2020 Issaquah Highlands Fall-O-Ween Contest >>

Issaquah History Happy Hour: Graves & Ghosts

Date: Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Organizer: The Issaquah History Museums

Join the Issaquah History Museums for a program and discussion about Issaquah’s graves and ghosts! Most of Issaquah’s deceased rest quietly in their graves; others are said to walk and talk. Join us for a conversation about Issaquah’s dead. We’ll focus on the residents of Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery, and will also share the results of ghost-hunting done at some historic Issaquah locations. Click here for more details >>

November 2020 Events

Issaquah Loyal Shop Local Contest

Date: November 1 – December 15
Organizer: Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

You could win up to $1,000 when you patronize Issaquah stores, restaurants, and services between November 1 and December 15. Every time you spend $25 or more at an Issaquah business, enter for your chance to win. Last year we had hundreds of submissions so shop early and shop often! Click here for more details >

Day of the Dead – Nichos Workshop

Date: Sunday, November 1, 11 a.m.
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Latino Club of Issaquah

This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Issaquah Friends of the Library, the Latino Club of Issaquah is preparing free kits for families to bring the fun and joy of this holiday into their homes! Click here for more details >

Veterans Day Celebration

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Highlands Council

Calling all Issaquah Highlands veterans and their families, as well as all community members who would like to take this opportunity to honor our veterans. Join us online for a brief ceremony with music. Click here for more details >

Issaquah Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29, anytime
Location: Seven courses available throughout Issaquah, including one in Central Park
Organizer: Issaquah Turkey Trot

The Issaquah Turkey Trot is a fun & casual run, walk, or trot the weekend of Thanksgiving, with proceeds benefitting the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Due to COVID-19,
we are offering 7 different courses, you can explore anytime of day.
Click here for more details >

Grand Ridge Plaza
2020 “Holidays in the Highlands” Online Guide Sponsor

Holiday Event Calendar