The zombie apocalypse is coming to Issaquah — again.
A horde of undead will shamble and shuffle through our community for the fifth annual Downtown Zombie Walk and “Thriller” dance Oct. 18, 2014.
The living and undead of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the free community event, which is presented by the Downtown Issaquah Association.
The fun starts at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Zombie Preparations
Practice your “Thriller” steps with Miki Halvorson of Blue Dog Dance Studio. Organizers encourage participants to arrive in zombie makeup, but for those corpses who need assistance, basic make up will be available for free. Professional makeup from Illusions by Melanie will be available for $10 per person.
4:30-5 p.m. – Zombie Walk
The horde will quiver and shiver down Front Street North toward Issaquah City Hall and Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, and then perform the “Thriller” dance. Drivers: Be aware of possible congestion on Front Street North during the walk.
5-5:30 p.m. – “Thriller” Dance
The choreographed “Thriller” dance of the undead will take over the steps at Issaquah City Hall and Police Department steps. After the dance, zombies will disperse for the following activities:
• Rogue Zombie Dead Guy Party: Drink specials of 75 cents off, plus music by Fred Hopkins and The Ghouls
• Zombie Fish tours and family activities at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, including salmon dissection, salmon egg toss and kids’ carnival games
4:30-7 p.m. – Ride the Zombie Trolley from Issaquah Highland to Downtown
A “Thriller” dance is also part of Halloween in the Highlands, a free community festival from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 18. A trolley will depart from the highlands at 4:20 p.m. to bring zombies downtown to join.