Parkadilly Kid’s Concert& Fair will again offer a wide variety of outdoor activities, live music and entertainment to both kids and grown-ups alike.
Parkadilly is coming to Lake Sammamish State Park on Sunday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities including a petting zoo, children’s story times, recycled art sculpturing and more.
Blitz, the Seahawk mascot, will be a guest visitor, along with Sponge Bob, Woody from Toy Story, and Wonder Woman. (Parents, bring your cameras!) Parkadilly is a sanctioned Seafair event.
Kids will be able to earn their Junior Ranger badge after exploring the wild and wonderful world of nature. An afternoon workshop will teach kids and adults about wilderness survival. There will be trampolines for jumping and many games to play. Macaws from Cougar Mountain Zoo will be on hand.
Ben & Jerry’s will sell ice cream cones. Assorted food trucks will offer lunch options, from paninis to fish tacos.
The main attraction will be on the center stage with guest host Steve Bunin from King 5 as emcee.
Parkadilly Entertainment Schedule:
11:30 Rhythms of India Bollywood Dancers
12:30 The Not-Its
1:30 Recess Monkey
2:30 Gansango African Dance
Also returning this year will be a Recycled Community Art Project, inviting everyone to help build a salmon sculpture using tin cans and other recycled materials. Artist Gabi Phillips hopes to convey the importance of the recycling motto "Reduce - Reuse - Recycle" and encourage sustainability.
Kid-centric vendors will also be on hand, giving parents an opportunity to learn about schools, after-school activities, health care, children’s products, and local non-profits of interest to families.
The fair is a free event, although park admission requires an annual Discover Pass or $10 per carload daily fee. Parkadilly is a community celebration hosted by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.
Sponsors of Parkadilly include Virginia Mason Issaquah, Bright Horizons, Grange Supply, Issaquah Arts Commission, Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and many other local businesses.