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Posted on: February 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Down Home 4th of July Heritage Day: Call for Proposals

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As the Issaquah community begins to return to community events and celebrations, the 2022 Down Home Fourth of July celebration provides an opportunity to blend old and new traditions. The City welcomes a reimagining of the event that will build upon the beloved non-motorized Kids and Pet Parade. Proposals could include a new location and elements that are reflective of Issaquah’s community today.

Proposal Request

For the initial response, the following level of detail is requested:

  • Individual, Firm, or Organization:
    • Contact information
    • Event production experience, including parades
  • Proposed location of event
    • Parade route
    • Other activity locations (if any) including specific right-of-way and/or public parks
  • Outline of proposed activities (if any)
  • Partnerships (if any)
  • Leveraged funding (if any)
  • Identified challenges or assistance required

Responses should be limited to two pages. Submissions and questions should be sent to Jen Davis Hayes, Economic Development Manager, (425) 414-4016 or

The City will work with the selected individual, firm, or organization to refine details of the event.


The funding provided for this event will not exceed $12,000. A successful proposal will leverage other resources, including in-kind, to produce this event.

Selection Timeline

Proposals are due by Mar. 14 at 8 a.m. Based on the review of responses, one or more respondent(s) may be selected to be interviewed by the City. Potential interviews will be conducted by the end of March. A final scope of work and Professional Services Agreement will be negotiated with the best qualified candidate. The event itself will take place on July 4, 2022.


Questions should be directed to Jen Davis Hayes, Economic Development Manager, (425) 414-4016 or

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