Sammamish Days, and Nights, coming this Saturday
August 5, 2014
By Ari Cetron
New: August 5, 2:35 p.m.
Sammamish’s annual twin celebrations, one for the children and the other for adults only, are set for this Saturday.
Sammamish Days, which started in 2009 as a celebration of the city’s 10th anniversary, kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Sammamish Commons.
The family-friendly event will include familiar child-friendly activities like bouncy houses, a balloon artist, face painting and a magician. There will be food carts on hand, as well as live music, kid acrobats and cultural performances.
Sammamish Days winds down at about 2 p.m., to give organizers time to set up for the grown-ups at Sammamish Nights.
Sammamish Nights is an adults-only affair. The evening of wine, beer and music starts off at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. It is only open to people 21 and older.
Tickets are $45 and include unlimited food and drink.
The only extra cost might be the purchase of art. There will be 17 artists from the Sammamish Art Fair giving an early peek at works that may appear in their October show.
This year’s beverages will be provided by 12 wineries and two breweries. In addition, Starbucks will provide non-alcoholic drinks.
Food will be available from a number of local restaurants, including Agave, Pogacha, CoHo Café, Tutta Bella, Redmond Bar & Grill, WildFin, the Sammamish Café, Spiritwood, Pine Lake Starbucks and QFC Gourmet foods.
Music will be provided by the BrickHouse Show Band playing danceable hits from the 1970’s through the 1990’s.
Parents with elementary aged children can avail themselves of babysitting at the Sammamish Teen Center for the evening.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can be dropped off at the center starting at 5:30 p.m. and must be picked up by 10:30 p.m. The center will provide games, activities, arts and crafts, and dinner.
The cost is $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.
For more information about babysitting, contact Jamie Heil at 425-250-4786.