Snoqualmie Railroad Days begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, as Railroad Avenue closes and fun kicks off with Arts in the Park, food vendors, the Redmond Ridge wine garden, and the Eagles Beer Garden. On Friday, look for Radio Disney in the Y’s Kid’s Field of Fun and the Taco Time Traveler. Little Hurricane will be playing at 6 p.m., followed by Petty Thief at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage. Train rides run all weekend at the Northwest Railway Depot, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday starts early with the three fun runs—1K, 5K and 10K—hosted by Run Snoqualmie. Fill up at the Snoqualmie Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, starting at 7 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Fire Station.
The Grand Parade hits the pavement at 11 a.m., and you don’t want to miss the amazing talent that shows up to stroll, roll and dance down Railroad Avenue. Immediately after the parade, the three stages fire up again and so does all the rest of the fun. Wagon rides are available for free at Carmichael’s hardware, the Field of Fun is hopping inside the train yard and includes the W-trak modular trains and Lego Dan along with musical performers, bouncy houses and carnival games. There are also speeder motor car rides. Stop by the Snoqualmie Arts Market for fresh produce and prepared food for sale, lumberjack demonstrations happen at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Meanwhile, the Plein Air Paint Out produces award-winning art and the Kid’s Paint Out gets children painting.
Sunday sees the Legends Classic Car Show return downtown.
This year, Railroad Days has partnered with Waste Management and was awarded a grant from Keep America Beautiful to make this year the greenest Snoqualmie Railroad Days yet. By working with vendors to find a place for their materials and making recycling easy for visitors, unnecessary waste will be kept out of the landfill.
Look for the Waste Management interns to answer your recycling questions.