The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to celebrate Indian Independence Day at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Presented by The Dancing Silhouette, the celebration is 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Sunset Beach playground area of Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah.
India gained independence from British rule on Aug 15, 1947. Indian communities around the world commemorate the holiday through celebrations of Indian culture, including historical pageants.
Event activities include:
Hoisting the Indian flag.
Singing the Indian national anthem.
A children’s parade reflecting India’s cultural diversity with traditional wear.
Reenactments of some of the events that led up to independence through music, dance and storytelling.
The event is free and family friendly. Public transportation is available to Lake Sammamish State Park via King County’s Metro Transit System. A Discover Pass is required for personal vehicle access.