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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Drone Light Show Returns to Redmond’s Derby Days

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of its drone light show at Derby Days 2023. Building upon the success of last year's show, Verge Aero is set to illuminate the skies of Redmond with an awe-inspiring display of technology and artistry. This year's show, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Amazon, promises to captivate audiences on Saturday, July 15, as the grand finale of Redmond’s Derby Days festival.

As a testament to the City’s commitment to sustainability and in response to community and City Council feedback regarding the environmental impact of traditional fireworks, Redmond made a conscious decision in 2022 to replace the pyrotechnics with a revolutionary drone show, marking the first free and open-to-the-public drone light show in the Puget Sound area. 

“I’m excited to see our community at this year’s Derby Days festival drone show,” said Mayor Angela Birney. “The show is a spectacular component of Derby Days and a shining example of how leading with a commitment to sustainability has created an innovative celebration for Redmond.”

Derby Days, the signature summer festival of Redmond, brings together neighbors and friends to enjoy the spirit of friendly competition with bike races and cornhole competitions, as well as celebrate together with parades, carnival rides, a craft market, and much more. This year’s inclusion of the drone light show promises to attract audiences from near and far. 

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Christina Wilner, Communications and Marketing Project Administrator, 425-556-2457


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