Step right up, it’s Maple Valley Days

Maple Valley Days is back this weekend.

Maple Valley Days is back this weekend.

Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday, the community festival will include family-oriented activities and entertainment, most of it at Lake Wilderness Park.

The festival grounds at the park (23601 224th Ave. SE.) will be open Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s a rundown on what to see and do (information also available at

Grange Breakfast at Maple Valley Community Center: Saturday and Sunday morning.

Maple Valley Street Rats Classic Car Show: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club demonstrations: Saturday, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Maple Valley Historical Society:Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Maple Valley Arts Festival: Juried art show, artists’ demonstrations and entertainment, Saturday noon-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at

Maple leaf contest: Real Life Church-sponsored contest for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The grand prize for the largest leaf is a Razor go-cart. Entries will be accepted at noon Saturday through Sunday. The winner will be announced at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

Radio-controlled hydros:Saturday noon- 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bear Run: Sunday 9-11 a.m. Run, jog, or walk around Lake Wilderness; four-mile, moderately hilly course starts and finishes at the park. Register at 432-1671 or Cost of entry, including a souvenir t-shirt, is $20 ($10 for kids 12 and under) if postmarked by June 10. Late entries (add $5) will be accepted in the staging area up to 30 minutes before the race starts.

Parade: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Starts at Lake Wilderness Elementary School and ends at Lake Wilderness Park. Get there early in order to get a good spot. Parade is on Witte Road.

Safety Trailer: Friday 3-4:30 p,m Saturday 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m,, 3-5 p.m. Sunday noon-2 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m.

Kiwanis bicycle helmets and safety trailer: Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Helmets sold and fitted for $5 apiece.


Friday, June 13

5 p.m.: The Rain Dogs Band

6 p.m.: Dead Raibeads

7 p.m.: Triple X

Saturday, June 14

Noon: Dance Arts

1 p.m.: Zeek and The Lightning Bolts

2 p.m.: Blue Armada

3 p.m.: Cheap Chicken Mondays

4 p.m.: Dorilyn and Cashout

6 p.m.: Old Skool

7 p.m.: John Nelson

8:15 p.m.: We Move Mountains

Sunday, June 15

Noon: The Hypnotoads

1 p.m.: Bridge Band

2 p.m.: Rococo Blues

3:45 p.m.: Heel Kickin’ Cloggers