This weekend, Issaquah to celebrate its place in the heart of the Greenway

The Fenders on Front Street Car Show and Cruise will once again be a feature of the annual Greenway Days Festival, to be held in Issaquah and surrounding cities this weekend, June 19 and 20.

The Fenders on Front Street Car Show and Cruise will once again be a feature of the annual Greenway Days Festival, to be held in Issaquah and surrounding cities this weekend, June 19 and 20.

The aim of the Greenway Days Festival is to entice people outdoors to show them the wonderful places to explore so close to where they live and work in the region stretching from the Seattle waterfront east to the Cascade Mountains, known as the Mountains to Sound Greenway. There will be more than 25 events in 10 communities over the 100 mile section along Interstate 90.

Fenders on Front Street will be held from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, June 20 – the perfect event for Father’s Day. Bring dad and the whole family to downtown Issaquah, to see hundreds of vintage and classic cars, street vendors, and a number of live music stages.

Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. at the Triple-X Drive-in, followed by a cruise down Front Street.

But the Greenway Festival weekend will kick off with the Issaquah Farmer’s Market, on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., followed by a number of events at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, walking tours hosted by the Issaquah History Museums, and hikes around Rattlesnake Ledge and the Tradition Plateau Loop led by the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.

New to the festival this year, the King County Executive Horse Council will host a trail ride on Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join fellow equestrians on a leisurely ride on some of the greenest trails in Taylor Mountain Forest. Bring your horse, your camera and a lunch, and enjoy an afternoon in one of the Greenway’s gems. Riders must supply their own horse and equipment, and registration is required. For more information on the horse ride, e-mail trails@kingcountyexecutivehorsecouncil.org., or call 206-779-7832.

Organized by The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, the weekend will also feature the Roslyn Northern Lights Festival, a weekend-long event that celebrates the Northern Exposure TV series filmed in this historic Central Washington town, and Waterfest!, a festival of water at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center just outside North Bend.

For more information on the Greenway Days Festival and how you can get involved in Issaquah, visit mtsgreenway.org/greenwaydays.