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Celebrating 75 Years of Derby Days

Redmond Derby Days is a summer festival, rooted in the spirit of competition; that celebrates the uniqueness of Redmond through parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food and much more! It all started in 1940 as a bike derby and parade for the community to raise money for holiday decorations and athletic equipment. Today, Derby Days celebrates Redmond's diverse community and offers all ages a chance to participate in a fun summer festival setting. Happy 75th Birthday Derby Days!

Derby Day Fun!

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Schedule

There's lots to see and do, so please check out the complete schedule before you come.

Wondering what else there is to do in Redmond?

Redmond Arts Festival
Friday, July 10, 10am-8pm
Saturday, July 11, 10am-8pm
Sunday, July 12, 11am-5pm
A juried arts fair with over 70 of the most talented artists along NE 70th St at Redmond Town Center, showcasing and selling their work. Make it a part of your Derby Days celebration by walking the Central Conector or taking the Derby Days Shuttle.

Redmond Saturday Market
Saturday, July 11, 9am-3pm
The Cadillac of farmers markets celebrates its 40th season with 80 vendors weekly! You'll find organic choices in produce, fruits, berries, cheese, eggs and meats. Find great selections of plants, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, honey, fish, specialty sauces and nuts.

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Location Details

Before you come to Derby Days, please review the details below.

Redmond City Hall
15670 Northeast 85th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
425-556-2300


Directions

Take W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE exit. At light, turn left onto W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Continue through the next light (W. Lake Sammamish becomes 154th Ave. NE). At 2nd light, turn right onto NE 85th Street. At the first light, turn left into the driveway and then make a quick right into the Visitor’s Parking lot. Should this lot be full, turn left onto NE 85th Street, left at the next light, and left into the entrance of the Municipal Campus. Overflow visitor parking is located in the Parking Garage.

Shuttles & Parking

Park and catch the free shuttle to the event site
(Shuttles run 9am - 11pm)

City of Redmond Parking Garage
8703 160th Ave NE
SHUTTLE STOP: Redmond Senior Center

Redmond Town Center
16495 NE 74th St
SHUTTLE STOP: Gene Juarez (south parking lot)

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th St
SHUTTLE STOP: 166th Ave NE

Redmond Athletic Club
8701 161st Ave NE
NO SHUTTLE STOP AT THIS LOCATION
Check-in at front desk for free parking pass

Other Ways to Get to Derby Days:

  • Bus: The downtown Redmond Transit Center is adjacent to the festival site. Click here to see a Redmond map for bus routes or map your route using Metro’s Trip Planner. Note that routes that border Redmond City Hall will be rerouted during the festival to accommodate road closures.
  • Walk: Live nearby, stretch your legs and walk on over to the fun.
  • Bike: In the spirit of Derby Days, ride your bike to the festival.
  • Carpool: Join your neighbors and create a multi-family carpool.

Road Closures (Saturday Only)

Be aware of the following road closures when planning your visit to Derby Days events:


Before and During Parade
  • NE 85th St from 154th Ave NE to 164th Ave NE
  • NE 83rd St from 158th Ave NE to 164th Ave NE
  • 158th, 160th, and 161st Avenues NE from 8000 to 8600 block
After Parade
  • NE 85th St from 154th Ave NE to 161st Ave NE
  • NE 83rd St from 158th Ave NE to 161st Ave NE
  • 158th & 160th Ave NE from 8000 to 8600 block
  • 161st Ave NE will be open after the parade
During the Derby Dash 5K Race
  • Expect temporary road closures or detours around Redmond Town Center between 9-9:30am

Event Map

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