Highlands Day Festival a Success at WA's Grand Ridge Plaza

The Issaquah Highlands, WA community gathered in celebration of the annual Highlands Day Festival at Grand Ridge Plaza on August 24. This year’s "GAME ON!" theme encouraged guests to “insert coin, press start and enter” the community arcade-inspired festivities, featuring fun-for-the-whole-family activities including retro arcade games, pinball, driving games, virtual reality games and more. 

Man and woman eating doughnuts off a hanging string© 2019 Andrea Lopez

The event went off without a hitch due to support from more than 65 community sponsors including the City of Issaquah, Safeway, Harborstone Credit Union, Highlands Dentistry and Grand Ridge Plaza. Additional activities included a Super Slide, Star Defender Bounce House, Jumbo Horseshoes and Cornhole, Human Foosball and Billiards, a Wrecking Ball and Dunk Tank. Guests of all ages enjoyed vendor booths, prizes, giveaways, and on-site food trucks as well as Grand Ridge Plaza dining options including Mod Super Fast Pizza and Big Fish Grill. To add to the fun, guests were encouraged to come dressed as their favorite arcade or video game character.

Group of young boys with blue balloons

Bret Walton headshotRegency Centers and Grand Ridge Plaza are grateful to be part of such a wonderful community," said Bret Walton, Sr. Regional Property Manager. "We were so excited to host and sponsor the Highlands Day Festival and Community Arcade this year, and look forward to next year's festivities, projected for late August 2020.


Spanning 330,671 SF, the Grand Ridge Plaza development provides a convenient and centrally located gathering place for family-friendly community events like the Highlands Day Festival, with key retailers including SafewayBevmo!Regal CinemasMarshallsDick’s Sporting Goods and Ulta. The community is already looking forward to next year’s already highly anticipated event, projected for the end of August 2020.

Kids on green spinning style fair ride© 2019 Julie Clegg

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