Enumclaw Street Fair coming downtown and Highland Games at Expo Center

Enumclaw’s summertime fun meter will peak this weekend – both downtown and at the Expo Center – with the Street Fair and the Scottish Highland Games going full speed.

Enumclaw Street Fair activities

Enumclaw’s summertime fun meter will peak this weekend with the Street Fair going full speed.

Again under the primary sponsorship of the Enumclaw Rotary Club, the Street Fair will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday.

Visitors to the Street Fair can visit more than 110 vendors, enjoy live entertainment, check out some classic cars or participate in a fun run.

Live entertainment is planned for nearly every hour of the Street Fair, beginning at 10 a.m. all three days. Acts range from a bluegrass band to classic rock and Christian entertainment, to a local dance troupe or a magic show. Popular children’s entertainer Eric Ode is slated to perform from 10:30 to 11:30 Saturday morning and the Reptile Man, another regional favorite, will offer his show from 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday

10 to 11:30 a.m. –  Dance It Up! (local youth dance)

Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Convergence Blue Grass Band

2 to 2:30 p.m. – to be determined

4 to 6 p.m. – The Bridge Band (classic rock)

6 to 7 p.m. – Dance It Up!

Saturday

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Eric Ode (children’s entertainer)

Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Coco Loco (Latin band)

2 to 3 p.m. – Reptile Man

3 to 4 p.m. – Imagination Theatre

4 to 5 p.m. – Peak Gymnastics Performance

5 to 7 p.m. – Los Orchids (rock band)

Sunday

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Sunday morning worship

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Tom Taylor (Christian singer)

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Louis Foxx (magic show)

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Imagination Theatre

Back this year is the kid-friendly

Fun Zone. Tickets will be sold individually ($1), as an all-day pass ($12) or as an all-weekend pass ($30). Added this year is a zip line, which will run $5 with a pass or $7 without.

Also returning to this year’s Street Fair is “Art On Cole,” a special area to celebrate the art and artists of the region. Artists will be featured on Cole Street across from the Chamber of Commerce and Arts Alive! building..

For the seventh year, a Saturday morning 5k run/walk with begin and end on Railroad Street next to the public library. This year’s event begins with a “kids dash,” covering a little less than a mile, at 8:45. The main event gets rolling at 9.

The early sign-up period has passed, but registration will be taken beginning at 7:30 Saturday morning at the race site. The cost is now $15 for the kids’ event and $25 for adults; there’s also a $65 family rate that includes two adultls and one youngster.

Prizes will be awarded to top finishers, both male and female, in seven age groups.

Details can be found by visiting www.enumclawstreetfair.com and clicking on the “5k run/walk” link.

New this year will be a Saturday car show, planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sponsored by Les Schwab. Anyone interested in participating can sign up the morning of the show; registration is $15 and participants will receive a goody bag and dash plaque.

Getting around downtown will be a dicey proposition for motorists – but friendly for those on foot – as Cole Street will be closed for most of the three days. The exception is the Griffin Avenue intersection, as Griffin will remain open to vehicles.

 

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