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Essential events at Railroad Days
Snoqualmie’s 76th annual Railroad Days has lots of not-to miss events, including the fun runs, grand parade, Art in the Park, free wagon rides, the Kids' Paint Junction, and train and speeder-car rides.
The Snoqualmie Railroad Days 5K, 10K and Kids’ 1K run is Saturday morning, Aug. 16, starting in downtown Snoqualmie. Race time is 8:45 for the children’s 1K, down Railroad Avenue. Older runners will have a 9 a.m. start time, announced by the train whistle.
This is the sixth year that the race has been the Pacific Northwest Track and Field 10K road championship race.
Learn more, or register at www.runsnoqualmie.com.
For over 70 years, Railroad Days has included a grand parade down Railroad Avenue, downtown.
The parade is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
The Renton-Pickering American Legion Color Guard starts the 2013 parade.
Art in the Park
View local artistic creations and meet the people who make art, all weekend at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park.
Art in the Park is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, across King Street from the Depot.
Take an old-fashioned wagon ride, free, at Snoqualmie’s historic Railroad Days, on the Carmichael’s horse-drawn wagon.
Visitors can hop on the open wagon, drawn by Wayne Buckner’s draft horses and enjoy a leisurely trip up and down Falls Avenue, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
Board at the corner of Falls Avenue and River Street.
Carmichael’s True Value has sponsored the rides for years. She says children love the wagon rides, but they are for everybody, kids, families, and maybe even people who want to meet someone.
Kids’ Paint Junction
Children can enjoy having their own venue to create artwork at the Kidspaint table. Stop by the depot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
Board the Railway Museum’s antique train, and see Mount Si and the top of Snoqualmie Falls.
Times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, boarding at the Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 S.E. King St.
Speeder car rides
When the train is away from the station, the Railway Museum will offer rides on its speeder car, a small, fast motorized passenger carrier that runs on the railroad.
There is a small cost for rides.