Things to Do in Issaquah

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Things to Do in Issaquah WA

Iron Chef Competition (March) – Enjoy great food at many of the best restaurants in Issaquah and vote for your favorites during the month of March

Wine Walk (Winter & Spring: First Fridays) – Wine connoisseurs will enjoy the opportunity to sip a variety of wines and mingle with fellow wine lovers the first Friday of every month from February through June in downtown Issaquah.

Historic Pub Crawl (Feb. 25) – Take a walk through Issaquah and revisit some of the town’s wildest historic tales. Cocktails and appetizers will be served at each stop.

Issaquah Farmers Market (Spring & Summer, May 7 to Sept. 24) – There will be an abundance of food and craft vendors, organic vegetables, fresh cut flowers, children’s activities and much more every Saturday from May through September, at the historic Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW.

Pours in Stores (June) – The Issaquah Highlands has great shopping and dining! During Pours in Stores, restaurants and shops will add their favorite winery and/or brewery to mix for a truly memorable evening.

Fenders on Front Street (June, Father’s Day) – Vintage cars from all over the state will be parked along Front Street on Father’s Day. There will also be live music and family activities.

Down Home 4th of July – The festive day kicks-off with a parade followed by gunnysack and three-legged races, bounce houses, pony rides, and other fun-filled activities at the Veterans’ Memorial Park. Children can also step back in time at the Issaquah Depot Museum where they can churn butter, dress up in old fashioned clothing, and even use a railroad pushcart.

Concerts on the Green (Summer, July to Aug.) – Every Tuesday following the Fourth of July through the last Tuesday in August, music will fill the air outside the Issaquah Community Center where the free Concerts on the Green series will be held.

Salmon Days Festival (First full weekend in October) – Celebrate the return of the Issaquah salmon at the largest two-day festival in the state. Shop hundreds of vendors from around the state, enjoy live music on four different stages, eat food from around the world, enjoy the farmers market, family friendly beer garden, field of fun, Salmon BBQ, wine tasting, carnival, and a Saturday morning parade. And most importantly view the 1000’s of Salmon that have returned to spawn in the Issaquah Creek!

Zombie Walk (Late Oct.) – Zombies will infiltrate the historic Shell Station off Front Street and come together for a flash-mob dance. All ages of zombies are welcome to participate.

Caroling at the Depot, (Mid-December) – Everyone is invited to join in the Christmas spirit, bring musical instruments and sing Christmas carols at the historic Issaquah Train Depot.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival (Winter, Dec. 1-23) at Cougar Mountain Zoo – Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, feed his reindeer and other animals, and even sit in his sleigh, plus many more fun-filled Christmas activities. The zoo will also hold a toy drive as part of the festival.