October 5, 2015
NEW — 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015
More than 3,000 visitors to the 2015 Salmon Days may have helped set a world’s record for the largest number of people to take part in a paint-by-numbers project.
With the help of Issaquah’s artEAST and the Sammamish YMCA, Creative Children for Charity spearheaded the record effort.
“We set a world’s record,” said Chaitra Vedullapalli, of Creative Children for Charity. “It’s pretty cool.” Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
The city’s biggest annual bash and its signature event since 1970, Salmon Days, Issaquah’s yearly celebration of all things salmon, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
The party is spread throughout downtown Issaquah and, of course, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Read more
September 29, 2015
September 25, 2015
NEW — 5:32 p.m. Sept. 25, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association is seeking volunteers for its information booth at the Hailstone Feed Store during Salmon Days.
The station, 232 Front St. N., is open for visitors to explore during the festival. Tables will be set up, weather dependent.
September 17, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 17, 2015
Paint a fish and get in the Guinness Book of World Records.
That will be the chance offered to everyone who attends this year’s Salmon Days, Oct. 3-4.
Attendees are invited to stop by artEAST on Front Street, sign in and pick up a paintbrush. You can then use that paintbrush to color in any one of 2,900 numbered fish making up a temporary mural on the back walls of the community art gallery.
September 9, 2015
NEW — 5:32 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
Salmon Days returns to downtown Issaquah on Oct. 3-4.
Organizers need volunteers to serve in the Field of Fun, festival setup, retail support, transportation logistics and more.
September 9, 2015
NEW — 4:52 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
In 1996, Charles McCrone had a vision of filling a niche within the music community in Issaquah by expanding options for one-on-one guitar lessons.
That kernel of an idea has blossomed into the successful Kaleidoscope School of Music. And to celebrate its 10th anniversary, McCrone is combining the milestone with the school’s second open house since its grand opening.
“I wondered how do you have a 10th anniversary open house?” McCrone said. “Why, have it right here at the school instead of trying to throw a party somewhere else.”
McCrone said everyone is welcome to come to the open house for a chance to meet the teachers directly. There will be a mini recital upstairs, where McCrone will leave windows cracked so visitors can listen in if they can’t actually sneak in during performances. There will also be music in the foyer by the teachers and a promo video in the band room. Read more
September 4, 2015
NEW — 4:39 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015
The Issaquah Alps Trails Club invites the community to take photos of the Issaquah Alps and enter the Picture the Alps Photo Contest to win one of four $50 REI gift cards.
The Issaquah Alps includes Cougar Mountain, Grand Ridge, Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain.
August 6, 2015
NEW — 4:05 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Salmon Days is going to be “so flippin’ fun” in 2015.
The city unveiled this year’s theme in a playful video littered with censor beeps replacing the “flippin'” part of the sentence.
July 2, 2015
Robin Kelley may be kept busiest when it comes to Salmon Days in October. But as director of festivals for the city of Issaquah, she confided that their favorite time of year just might be the Fourth of July.
That’s when the community turns out for Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day.