Get your fill of the blues at Gas Station music series

July 9, 2015

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons headline the first concert of the Gas Station Blues series.

The performance is from 7-9 p.m. July 16 at the Hailstone Feed Store (historic Shell station), 232 Front St. N.

The series runs every Thursday night through Aug. 20.

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Celebrate the 14th year of ArtWalk

July 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 9, 2015

Celebrate the 14th season of ArtWalk next weekend.

Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, experience children’s activities, shop and dine from 6-9 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7.

ArtWalk draws hundreds of visitors to historic downtown by inviting artists to local businesses and community streets. The events feature up to 50 talented artists with art including jewelry, photography, paintings, glass and metal work, sculpture and more.

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Car show, Make Music Day are both June 21

June 17, 2015

Sometimes, the stars align to bring together two things to make one memorable union, from love-struck youths Romeo and Juliet to food pairings surf and turf.

Issaquah residents will be the beneficiary of a quirk of the calendar, when two of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s biggest events of the year fall on the same day.

The car show Fenders on Front Street is always on Father’s Day, which just so happens to fall on June 21, the same date for the annual Music Day.

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Volunteers needed for Fenders on Front Street

June 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 8, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers for Fenders on Front Street car show June 21.

The 10th annual event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for one of four positions, including manning the new trolley run this year

Learn more or volunteer by contacting Karen Donovan at enews@downtownissaquah.com or 391-1112.

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Last Wine Walk of the season is June 5

June 2, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s final Wine Walk of the season is June 5.

Enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street.

Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

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Mother’s Day flower basket program returns

March 31, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s third annual Mother’s Day Flower Basket campaign returns in time for spring.

The goal this year is to raise $10,000 to fund 40 baskets that will hang in front of businesses along Front Street.

There are three ways you can participate:

$50 donation — DIA will send your mother a beautiful Mother’s Day card saying a contribution was made in her honor for a flower basket in downtown Issaquah.

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Issaquah Wine Walk has live music, lively boutiques

March 3, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s first Friday Wine Walk returns for its second week of 2015 on March 6.

Support the local community with live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in several destinations along Front Street.

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Issaquah Wine Walk returns tonight

February 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 6, 2015

Cheers! You are hereby invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.

The monthly events return from 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month between February and May.

The first Wine Walk of the year is tonight. Future dates are March 6, April 3 and May 1.

“It’s just a nice Friday night out,” said Karen Donovan, executive director of Wine Walk sponsor the Downtown Issaquah Association.

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