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Posted on: January 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day: Letters of Interest

The City of Issaquah of Issaquah is seeking letters of interest from qualified individual(s) or organization(s) to produce, coordinate and manage the 20th anniversary of the Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   The event consists of two main components: 1) kick-off parade through Downtown Issaquah and 2) a festival with family-focused activities, vendors and food booths in Veterans Memorial Park.

Kids and Pet Parade Details:

  • Free for families and pets to dress up in patriotic attire, walk the parade route and hand out candy to attendees.
  • The route starts on Rainier Boulevard, progresses down Front Street and ends at Veterans Memorial Park.
  • This is a walking parade. Motorized vehicles other than fire and police are prohibited. All Pets must be leashed. 
  • Coordination with community organizations is encouraged. In the past, the Issaquah Rotary manages the parade check-ins and announcements.

Festival at Veterans Memorial Park: 

The selected individual/organization will solicit and manage vendor and food booths.  Booths are available to those vendors that specialize in family and child friendly products.

Activities are strongly recommended to engage and attract attendees. Activities as well as products need to be approved by the hosting organization prior to the event.  Examples of activities should include:  

  • races
  • free games
  • cornhole
  • food
  • face painting
  • free prizes and toys
  • entertainment
  • Arts and crafts

Budget: $12,000

Response: Letters of interest should describe event management experience and any associated limitations. Responses are limited to one-page and are due on Friday, January 31, 2020 by 4 p.m. Submissions and questions should be sent to Tim Dutter, Economic Development Officer, 425-837-3424 or

Selection Process: Based on the review of responses, one or more respondent(s) may be selected to be interviewed by the City. A final scope of work and Professional Services Agreement will be negotiated with the best qualified candidate.

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