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Best of Redmond Derby Days

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Redmond Derby Days is an annual summer festival including a kids parade, grand parade, family entertainment stage, live music, eco fair, bicycle Criterium, food, carnival, beer and wine garden and fireworks finale!

Derby Days Kids’ Carnival
Thursday, July 7; 5-10pm *Discount Day – 7 rides or games for $15.00
Friday, July 8; 5-10 pm
Saturday, July 9; 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 10; 12pm-5pm

Impact ECO Fair
Encouraging Living Green
11am-6pm
Redmond City Hall Campus
15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond

Get Information for going green and conserving energy. Explore transportation options in the Green Car Show including electric cars and the new RapidRide B Line bus. Learn about Redmond Businesses’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. Enjoy Music & Entertainment from roving musicians, magicians, clowns, unicyclists and more. Quench your thirst in the Root Beer Garden by Trader Joes. Get creative in the Free Kids Crafts Zone. Collect Prizes & Give-a-Ways!

Friday, July 8
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Redmond City Hall Campus
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Crème Tangerine
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Beatles music experience

Nearly Dan
8:00pm – 10:00pm
The music of Steely Dan

A beer and wine garden provides a great spot for both people and band watching while the music plays.

Friday Night Poker Family Bike Ride
Sponsored by REI
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Best Hand Grand Prize REI merchandise, plus tons of other prizes!
Register online at http://www.rei.com $30 entry fee – $5 of every entry benefits Little Bit Riding Therapeutic Riding Center
24 mile ride – Route starts at REI Redmond Town Center, north on Sammamish Trail to Log Boom Park (Kenmore), turn around and return to finish at Redmond City Hall Campus.
Bike check at City Hall Campus, $2 donation; For ages 12+

Friday Movie Night Featuring “Despicable Me”
Hosted by the Old Fire House Teen Center
10pm-midnight
Lawn at Redmond City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Saturday, July 9

Pancake Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm
Fire Station 11
8450 161st Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and OJ will be served. Free: Donations accepted.
All proceeds go to the RFD Benevolent Fund which supports Redmond residents facing personal tragedy. Kids can tour fire trucks, try spraying water on a mock fire and try on real firefighter gear.

Kids’ Parade and Grand Parade
9:30am
Gather up your family and friends and come celebrate the 2011 Derby Days Kids and Grand Parades! Find a seat and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Grand Parade, immediately following the Kids Parade. The kids’ parade route (.3 miles) will begin at the Redmond Medical Center parking lot heading North on 161st, proceeding West on 85th to end at the Redmond City Hall Campus. The Grand Parade begins at 10:00am.

Derby Days Cycling Criterium
1:15pm – 7:15pm
A Criterium is a multi-lap race on a closed course, and laps are typically shorter than one mile. This style of racing has bred a unique athlete, stressing speed and bike handling.
$25 pre-registration fee for all categories plus applicable service fees, $5 off for additional race; $30 for day of registration for all categories. Register online by Thursday, July 7th at http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13797. First race at 1:15pm. Kids’ race FREE at 3:20pm.

All Day Entertainment on the Microsoft Stage:
12:00pm – 1:00pm; The Verve Pipe – Nationally acclaimed Children’s show
2:00pm -3:00pm; The Jangles Band – Country Swing
3:00pm – 4:30pm; Caspar Babypants – featuring Chris Ballew of The Presidents of The United States
5:00pm – 6:00pm; Roman Holiday – Alternative Pop
6:30pm – 7:30pm; The Blues Power Review – New Blues Brothers
8:00pm – 10:00pm; Hit Explosion – Disco Hits of the ’70s and ’80s

Sunday, July 10

2nd Annual Derby Dash
7:45am: Walk-in registration opens; race packets, including bib numbers and t-shirts, available for pick-up.
9:00am: 5K Race/Walk BEGINS
The Evergreen Orthopedic Center presents the 2nd Annual Redmond Derby Days Dash. Organized by the City of Redmond and the Dr. John K. McCormick Foundation as the concluding event of Redmond’s summer Derby Days Festival, the Dash is a 5k walk/race for non-competitive and competitive participants of all age groups. The participant registration fee is $25 and 100% of net proceeds go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Come join us in this fun, healthful community event with family and friends, and support a special cause!

Online pre-registration through July 8:
Regular Participation Fee, 13+ years old = $25
Youth Participation Fee, 12 years & under = $15

Walk-In Registration on Event Day July 10:
Regular Participation Fee, 13+ years old = $30
Youth Participation Fee, 12 years & under = $20

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