Get Involved

Volunteer

Are you looking for something fun to do with friends or family this summer? Do you need community service hours for school? Volunteer for 2019 Derby Days and make it the best yet!  For more information or to volunteer as a group, email [email protected] or call 425-556-2360. 

Special thanks to the Derby Days Volunteer Sponsor: 

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View and register for volunteer opportunities here

We offer sponsorship opportunities for companies seeking to build our Redmond community with access to a unique marketing platform. Sponsor Derby Days and cement your place in the lives of our workers, residents, and Eastsiders who love Redmond!  Sponsorships Whether it’s contributing time, resources, or financial support, the opportunities with the City of Redmond Special Events are limitless.

Event Promotion

ItemDistribution
Posters400+ local & regional buildings & businesses
Flyers1,500+ clubs and businesses
RadioFour week on-air promotional schedule
MagazinesParent Map, 425
Newsprint AdsMinimum of eight in Redmond Reporter & other Eastside papers
Newsprint Insert/Event ProgramInsert in Redmond Reporter - Circulation 24,500
Digital Redmond Rec GuideMonthly Ad - Circulation 20,000+
Utility Bill StufferCirculation 16,900 households
Press ReleasesTo local newsprint, magazine & broadcast outlets
WebsiteOver 25,000 unique visitors to Derby Days website
Redmond FOCUS magazineOver 48,000 to Redmond residents, businesses, city buildings
Online/Social Media300,000+ social media reach, 30+ local & regional online calendars, Facebook & Instagram


Interested in supporting our community through sponsorship?

Email Rosie Cobos or call 425-556-2336.

Be a Vendor

We accept food vendors, business and nonprofit booth participation. 

Demographics

This event draws over 25,000 attendees. Most attendees are Redmond residents or from eastside communities. Derby Days is proudly a family-oriented event that draws a culturally diverse, educated, and fun crowd.

Selection Process

Every year we receive more applications than we have space available. Therefore, we review all applications and choose businesses and organizations who participate in the festival theme and offer an engaging experience for festival attendees while promoting their service, product, or business.

The theme of Derby Days 2019 is Game On! In our friendly spirit of competition, we will be playing various games throughout the day. There will be something for everyone! While planning your interactive experience, consider highlighting your favorite game, sport, team or competition to share with event participants.


Business Booths

Application Deadline (Business Booths): May 20

  • $425 - Business Booths
  • $125 - Community Booths
  • $75 - access to power

Payment Deadline: June 10

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  2. Application Process
  3. Apply Now
  4. Payment

General Information for Business Booths

Booth Hours: Saturday, July 13, 10 am-5 pm

Location: Redmond City Hall, Main Campus

The Derbiest Booth Award

The Derbiest Booth Award: The booth with the MOST FESTIVE design or activity that encompasses the theme will win the Derbiest Booth Award. The theme of Derby Days 2019 is Game On! Special significance and ability to win a parade award given to groups who showcase our theme each year.  Game On! Is all about PLAY! ! While planning entry, consider highlighting your favorite game, sport, team or competition to share with spectators.


Food Vendors

Application Deadline (Business Booths): May 20

  • $425 - booth fee
  • Additional metered electrical cost billed after event.

Payment Deadline: June 10

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  2. Application Process
  3. Apply Now
  4. Payment

General Information for Food Vendors

Event Dates:

  • Friday, July 12, 4pm-10pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 10am-10pm

Location: Redmond City Hall, Main Campus

*Additional Requirement: Temporary Food Service Permit with King County Health Department

Parade Entry

Now Accepting Parade Applications

  1. Parade Entry
  2. Parade Guidelines
  3. Apply Now
  4. Payment

2019 Theme

The theme of Derby Days 2019 is Game On! Special significance and ability to win a parade award are given to groups who showcase our theme each year. Game On! Is all about PLAY! In our friendly spirit of competition, we will be playing various games throughout Derby Days—there will be something for everyone. While planning entry, consider highlighting your favorite game, sport, team or competition to share with spectators.

Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Grand Derby Award (Best Overall)
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Best Drill Team Award
  • Best Theme
  • Mayor’s Choice Award