Railroad Days! Weekend Packed Full of Fun on Tap for Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Railroad Days is just days away! Starting Friday, August 15, 2014 and running through Sunday, August 17th, it’s three days packed full of entertainment, food, kid fun and community celebration of ‘Trains, Timber and Tradition.’

2014 Railroad Days also features the addition of Steam Train Excursions, the only place in King County where you can step back in time and take a Steam Train ride.

Railroad Days began in 1938 as a fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department. 76 year later, the festival includes a firefighter pancake breakfast three entertainment stages featuring live music, beer and wine gardens, traditional festival food, Railroad Days 1K, 5K and 10K Fun Run, the Grand Parade, arts and crafts vendors, a Children’s Field of Fun and wagon rides, train rides, model trains, railway equipment demonstrations, timber sports demonstrations, History Comes Alive, Artists-in-action, and the Legends Classic Car show.

Pancake Breakfast Kicks off Celebration

Continuing its yearly tradition, the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association will hold its annual fundraiser Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 16 from 7AM – 11AM at the Snoqualmie Fire Station.

Firefighters will cook a pancake and ham breakfast in the Apparatus and Equipment bay at the fire station. Breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and free for those under age 5.

[The event is sponsored by the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association, a non-profit organization that helps support Snoqualmie Fire Department special equipment purchases as well as scholarships, charitable organizations and historical preservation within the community.]

Fun Run, Grand Parade, Plein Air Paint Out – Saturday, August 17th

Saturday morning, the start gun for Railroad Days Fun Run sounds at 8:45AM (Kids 1K) and 9AM for the 5K and 10K.  For more Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 9.28.23 AMinformation on the race or to register visit RunSnoqualmie.com.

The 76th annual Railroad Days Grand Parade then begins 11AM. Anyone who has signed up should meet at the back of Mt. Si high school at 9:00am to check in at the registration booth.

Sponsored by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, the 6th annual Plein Air Paint Out will happen from 9AM – 3PM on Saturday. Artists will paint in the open air (‘en plein air’) throughout Snoqualmie during Railroad Days.  An artist reception and artwork display will follow the event at the Black Dog Cafe at 3PM.

2013 Winning Artwork by Stan Chraminski
2013 Winning Artwork by Stan Chraminski

 Full Schedule of the 2014 Railroad Days Festival

For details about the numerous weekend activities, visit www.railroaddays.com. Railroad Days is organized by the Northwest Railway Museum and also sponsored by multiple local businesses.


Residents should expect street closures in historic Snoqualmie from Friday, August 15th –  Sunday, August 17th. Railroad Ave will be closed between SE Fir St to SE Newton Street at the following times:

  • Friday, August 15, 12PM. to 10PM
  • Saturday, August 16, 6PM to 11PM
  • Sunday, August 17, 6AM. to 6PM

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