save the date | 2020 so bazaar

August 13, 20, and 27
Join your neighbors for three thematic nights of art, food, and music!

Explore some of the highlights from 2019 below:

Art Installations

by Angie Hinojos Yusuf and Carlos Jimenez  
August 8 – September 4 / Downtown Park Lawn

Migration is Beautiful
by Favianna Rodriguez
August 15, 22, & 29 / 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. / Downtown Park

Redmond AiEye
by Maja Petric
August 15, 22, & 29 / 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. / Downtown Park 

Community Booths

Each night of So Bazaar includes community art booths curated by VALA Eastside. Venues for Artists in the Local Area (VALA) has been creating a thriving community of connected artists since their founding. Stop by these booths located at Downtown Park!

  1. AIR | August 15
  2. WATER | August 22
  3. FIRE | August 29


3rd Shift Dance
3rd Shift Dance is a contemporary jazz dance company directed by Xaviera Vandermay. 3rd Shift Dance has created film collaborations, dance battles, and “Shift Sessions” featuring live musicians paired with dance. This year, they will be creating three original pieces fitted to the themes of each night of So Bazaar – Air, Water, and Fire. Come Experience the Shift.
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Downtown Park & Redmond Central Connector

Michelle Lassaline’s You as an Animal
Michelle Lassaline (also known as Coyote, Pelican, or Bear) dressed in her handmade papier-mache animal masks and costumes, has painted over 2,000 watercolor portraits of people as their favorite animal. She's met caracals, capybaras, crocodiles, and axolotls, and even an occasional kangaroo. Wombats, whales, or walruses, what kind of animal are you?
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. / Downtown Park

Cooking Demo with Hopelink
Hopelink is a local organization that works with homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities, helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Buoyant Stage


Jamtown Live
John Hayden is an adventure traveler with artisan friends around the world that create rhythm instruments for his company Jamtown®. He has produced the Northwest Folklife ‘Rhythm Tent’ Stage since 2004 and teaches hand drum in Edmonds. Jamtown John’s innovative and engaging community music and rhythm play is fun for all ages. Jamtown invites the audience of So Bazaar to pick up an instrument and play.
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. / Signals Stage


Mariachi Ayutla
Follow this group of meandering musicians in charro suits around So Bazaar as they serenade the audience. You may have heard their beautiful tunes at the Cinco de Mayo celebration earlier this year at Downtown Park!
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. / Buoyant Stage


Air to Live, Living Air with Poet Laureate Raúl Sánchez
The City of Redmond’s new Poet Laureate comes from a place south where the sun shines fiercely. Raúl Sánchez is a translator, poet, author, TEDx participant, occasional DJ, and was nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry for "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels. He is creating something special and thematic for his So Bazaar debut.
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. / Signals Stage

Swing Dance Workshop with DanceWorks Studio
Learn to swing through the air during these exciting swing dance workshops and performances. Social Dance Instruction in A fun And friendly atmosphere by Redmond’s own DanceWorks Studio.
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. / Buoyant Stage

Fabulous Downey Brothers
The Fabulous Downey Brothers live up to their name with zany, zolo-esque, high-energy performances that get the audience singing along. With fantastically weird full body outfits and statement accessories like eyeball glasses, the Fabulous Downey Brothers present a unique aesthetic and sound you’ve never experienced before.
8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. / Signals Stage

S.E.A.T. (Seattle Experimental Animation Team)
The Seattle Experimental Animation Team is a loose collective of like-minded creatives in the Seattle area. These animators and filmmakers embody the creative, vivacious, and passionate local independent animation scene. A selection of short films will be projected on Buoyant’s digital art wall. Be sure to take a moment to step into an animated world.
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. / Buoyant Stage

Downtown Park Food Trucks

Langostino Sushi Burrito Check out Seattle's finest seafoods on wheels with exciting dishes and unique Asian taste.

Athena’s   Authentic Athens food truck experience. 

BeanFish  Sweet and savory stuffed fish-shaped waffles are created in front of you.

Tabassum A unique food truck serving smiles and samsa! 

The Grilled Cheese Experience  Incredible sandwiches and homemade organic soups.

Thai-U-Up  Established in 2013, family owned and operated food truck offers a complete authentic Thai experience.

 Yummy 8  They write their recipes and hand-craft their meals with the freshest ingredients, every single day

Gourminis Fresh ingredients, healthier options, gourmet food!

Don Lucho's  Seattle's Peruvian sandwich truck!

Cathouse Pizza Come enjoy a hot, tasty slice of pizza and a high-quality experience!

List subject to change, check back for updates. 

Central Connector Park Food Booths

Friday Harbor House of Jerky makes jerky the old-fashioned way, sliced from lean, whole, premium meats.

HER Kitchen  creates vegan and gluten-free treats. Building healthy communities, one sweet bite at a time!

All About Cookies Using local and organic ingredients, All About Cookies will brighten up your life with bursting flavor.

SÜSU Ice cream turns into art as they serve French custard ice cream in Thai-style street fashion!

Alexandra’s Macarons authentic, colorful, hand-piped French macarons.

Wow Wow Lemonade Enjoy our tropical lemonades and experience the Aloha of Hawaii with every drink.

Grimm Hot Sauce This Seattle based family owned company specialized in craft hot sauce, condiments & snacks.

Puffle Up Stop by to munch on some Hong Kong puffle treats + ice cream.

Glow Tea  A unique bubble tea experience served up in a light bulb.

Liberated Foods, LLC A women and minority owned business that makes allergen free baked goods and mixes!

List subject to change, check back for updates. 

Get Involved

Thank you So Bazaar sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

MicrosoftCity of RedmondOneRedmond

Supporting Sponsors

BECURedmond Town CenterPuget Sound Energy Experience RedmondCascade Water AlliancePeters Creek          Smith Brothers     Overlake Terrace

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