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Posted on: June 24, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Red, White, Blue and You: Fourth of July Celebrations

Independence Day

Every Independence Day, folks gather in Olde Town Issaquah for free, old-fashioned fun.

Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day is a summertime tradition.

Join us from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, 2014 in Olde Town Issaquah and Veterans’ Memorial Field.

The festivities will start at 11 a.m. with the Kids 'n Pets Parade. Watch the colorful entries along Front Street — or dress up your bike, scooter, wagon, pet or family members and participate.

Apply online for a parade spot, or pick up the application at the Visitors Information Center, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Day-of registration for the parade starts at 10 a.m.

The fun continues on Veterans’ Memorial Field with pony rides; water balloons; gunnysack- and three-legged races; and red, white and blue prizes. Other events include a hay hunt, a slug race and beauty contest, and a pie-eating contest.

Heritage Day, hosted by the Issaquah History Museums, returns for a 13th year.

After the parade, the community is invited to the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., for a chance to step back in time for a hands-on experience of our community’s past.

Visitors can make their own cedar shingle, sample some freshly-churned butter, crank a laundry mangle to wring out clothes or work a pump car down the railroad tracks!

Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July is presented by the City of Issaquah and produced by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Festivals Office, with help from the Issaquah History Museums and the Issaquah Rotary Club.

Heritage Day is made possible through sponsorship by the Issaquah Kiwanis Club and sustaining funds from 4Culture and the City of Issaquah.

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