Parkadilly Designated as a Seafair Event

Parkadilly kids’ concert, fair & fun, has been officially sanctioned as a Seafair community event, one of only a few on the Eastside. The third annual Parkadilly will return to Lake Sammamish State Park on July 22. Its association with Seafair will only add to the publicity surrounding Issaquah’s biggest summer family event. Last year an estimated 3,000 people attended. Parkadilly is hosted by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. Virginia Mason Issaquah has returned as title sponsor.

Seafair has been a Northwest tradition since 1950 and includes 30+ community events along with its 10 signature events like the Torchlight Parade and hydroplane races. 

“It is exciting to have this acknowledgement from Seafair that Parkadilly has grown in significance in the family and community event arena,” said Jennifer Adut, executive director of the Friends group.

Planning for this year’s Parkadilly is already well underway. The four hours of live children’s entertainment will include The Not Its, Recess Monkey and Gansango African Dance. Rhythms of India will be back by popular demand to lead a workshop in Bollywood dance, getting family members of all ages on their feet.

Also new this year, Parkadilly will have a petting zoo. A recycled art project engaging children in creating a salmon from recycled cans will join numerous other children’s activities.

Parkadilly is currently accepting sponsors, kid-centric vendors and food concessionaires. For information, contact


Communications Team