Parkadilly kids’ concert and fair returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

The event will take place on July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Courtesy of Lake Sammamish State Park.

For its fifth year, Parkadilly will return to Lake Sammamish State Park on July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 Parkadilly reeled in an estimated 5,000 visitors, and this year’s lineup of children’s entertainers and a petting zoo is expected to create an even larger crowd.

For the event, Rhythms of India will teach visitors several Bollywood dances, while NW Tap Connection will bring Hip-Hop, tap and urban dance to the stage. Traditional dance and costumes of Mexican culture will be demonstrated by Joyas Mestizas.

The petting zoo for Parkadilly 2022 includes a wallaby, Patagonian maras, dwarf and pygmy goats, sheep, one pig, bantam chickens, and rabbits. A new art tent will be set up for children this year, where artists of different cultures will lead projects.

The event will have additional arts and crafts, games, an inflatable slide, and a food truck. More than 45 local businesses will be on site to provide visitors opportunities to learn about schools, after school activities, health care, children’s products, and local programs.

The Parkadilly celebration is hosted by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. Sponsors for this year include Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Issaquah, Dudley Smiles, Christian Manley Orthodontics, Cascadia Kids Dentistry, Eastridge Church, YELP, and the Issaquah Arts Commission, among others.

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