The much-anticipated Snoqualmie International Block Party is slated for Saturday, September 9, promising a vibrant showcase of music, food, art, and performances from a myriad of cultures.
The event will take over the city with 60 vendor booths, a plethora of kids’ activities, a YMCA exercise passport, and a broad spectrum of entertainment choices.
This annual extravaganza is a collaborative effort between the City of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, designed to celebrate and spotlight the diverse tapestry of residents and businesses that make up the Snoqualmie community.
Entertainment on the Agenda
Leading the day’s entertainment will be a Chinese Dragon Parade, scheduled to begin its march down Center Blvd at 11 a.m. Additionally, attendees can look forward to Irish music at Saints and Scholars, playing throughout the day.
Other lined-up acts include bagpiper Neil Hubbard, Irish dancers, the Rhythm of India dance group, and the country vibes of Whiskey Ridge. Fashion enthusiasts will also be treated to an Indian Fashion Show brought to the block by Voice of the Planet.
A Culinary World Tour
Food lovers can embark on a culinary journey along Center Blvd, with restaurants ready to serve Indian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Thai, and Korean delicacies. For those craving quick eats, a selection of food trucks will be at their service.
Coinciding with Welcoming Week
Importantly, the block party is timed perfectly with Welcoming Week, running from Sept. 8-17. This initiative seeks to underscore the myriad benefits of an inclusive society and aims to deepen our collective commitment to forging spaces welcoming to all.
As part of the block party festivities, attendees are encouraged to visit a mural crafted by artist Sarah Hughes at the Snoqualmie Library, an initiative sponsored by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission. For those curious about Welcoming Week, the Snoqualmie Library will offer more insights through various events and literature.