Festival goers at Redmond’s Derby Days enjoy carnival games on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Festival goers at Redmond’s Derby Days enjoy carnival games on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Redmond celebrates its 79th Derby Days

The annual summer festival’s theme was Game On!

Downtown Redmond was buzzing with music, parades, races, carnival rides and more at this year’s Derby Days.

This year’s theme was Game On!

The 79th annual Derby Days took place on July 12-13. On Friday, activities included the Derby Dash 5k, live performances and carnival rides. Saturday morning started with a pancake breakfast, a kid’s parade followed by the grand parade, an ESK8 race, bicycle criterium, a cornhole tournament, Beyblade battles at the Kids Zone, carnival rides, live music and performances, fireworks and much more.

The 10th annual Redmond Arts Festival also took place during the Derby Days weekend. There was a selection of 90 curated designers, artists and crafts people offering unique curated fine art sculptures, jewelry and handmade crafts.

Derby Days is a summer festival that celebrates the uniqueness of Redmond through parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food and more. It started in 1940 as a bicycle derby and parade for the community to raise money for holiday decorations and athletic equipment.

See www.redmondderbydays.com for more.

Mayor John Marchione was the grand marshal at the 2019 Derby Days grand parade on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Mayor John Marchione was the grand marshal at the 2019 Derby Days grand parade on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The annual parade displays the unique and diverse community of Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The annual parade displays the unique and diverse community of Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Festival goers enjoy carnival rides and more on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Festival goers enjoy carnival rides and more on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The Bicycle Criterium race brought many spectators on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

The Bicycle Criterium race brought many spectators on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Spectators look at art at the 10th annual Redmond Arts Festival on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Spectators look at art at the 10th annual Redmond Arts Festival on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’ play a traditional Gypsy melodies at the Arts Festival on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’ play a traditional Gypsy melodies at the Arts Festival on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Siddhant Singh’s letter to the mayor brought a Beyblades free play for Derby Days’s Kids Zone on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Siddhant Singh’s letter to the mayor brought a Beyblades free play for Derby Days’s Kids Zone on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Festival goers at Redmond’s Derby Days dance along with hoola dancers on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Festival goers at Redmond’s Derby Days dance along with hoola dancers on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

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