What to do with Dad on Saturday

There are many things to do in Issaquah on Father’s Day weekend 2013. Besides Fenders on Front Street Car Show on Sunday, you might want to treat Dad to one or more of these activities and attractions.

Places to visit while in Downtown Issaquah


There are over 20 restaurants appealing to all tastes and pocketbooks including Amante’s, Montalcino, Shanghai Garden, Mandarin Garden, Japan Ginger, Max’s Word CafĂ©, Las Margaritas, Fins’s Bistro, Jak’s Grill, Sunset Bar and Grill, and Issaquah Brewhouse. You can find live music every Friday and Saturday night at Vino Bella and Amante’s. Stroll art galleries artEAST and ArtByFire.
Triple XXX
Triple XXX Drive In
– This landmark restaurant serves up 1950’s style hamburgers and dairy concoctions in large serving sizes, and is proud to host frequent gatherings of vintage automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts.
Villiage Theater
Village Theatre
– Enjoy a performance of Chicago at this award winning downtown theatre while you’re in Issaquah. Performances include Saturday at 2 and 8 pm and Sunday at 2 and 7 pm.
Salmon Hatchery
Salmon Hatchery
- Docents will be on hand to tell the story of the salmon here and the hatchery’s commitment to their well being. The downtown Issaquah hatchery is one of the most visited hatcheries in the state.
Boehm's Chocolates
Boehm’s Chocolates
– This historic landmark features handcrafted European confections. On Sunday Boehm’s will offer complimentary guided tours every hour on the hour from 11am-2pm. Visit the authentic Swiss Chalet and Alpine Chapel. Retail shop hours Saturday, 9:00 to 6:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 6:00.
Train Depot
Historic Train Depot
– The historic museum and depot in downtown will be open Saturday and Sunday 11:00-3:00 pm.
Gilman's Village
Gilman Village
– On Sunday, June 16 10am-6pm, Phoenix Art Restoration is presenting the Art and Collectibles Roadshow with free verbal appraisals of art and art objects.

Outdoor Activities

Cougar Mountain Zoo
Cougar Mountain Zoo
– Cougars and tigers and deer, oh my! Cats at Cougar Mountain Zoo go wild for Fenders on Front Street. Receive $4 off per ticket if you mention Fenders on Front Street when you purchase your ticket for Saturday or Sunday, June 15 and 16 from 9:30-5:00.
Issaquah Alps
Hike the Issaquah Alps
- The Issaquah Alps include Cougar, Squak, Tiger, Taylor and Rattlesnake Mountains. The Issaquah Alps Trails system was developed and is maintained by IATC. Members serve as advocates as well as hike leaders.
State Park
Lake Sammamish State Park
– LakeSammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features.
Paragliding
Poo Poo Point Paragliding
– Poo Poo Point on Tiger Mountain is a major metropolitan paragliding flight park and has been an ongoing labor of love. Tiger provides a close-to-home gateway for Seattle residents, impressively, where no other opportunity existed before, to realize their dreams to fly.
Mountain Biking
Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Riding
– Located on the Issaquah Plateau, this favorite place for mountain bikers has a wooded 120 acre forest with rolling terrain and a 2.5 acre clearing in the middle. Duthie Hill connects with a six mile single track trail that goes to I-90.

Find out more about things to do in historic downtown Issaquah.

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