Group Activities

Unique Group Activities for Team Building, Employee Retention, and Reunion FUN!

Say NO to the "Bored Room"

Let Visit Issaquah introduce you to a multitude of options for the outdoor enthusiasts to your curious crafters. Don't let a little rain dampen your group's energy, there is plenty to do here regardless of the weather.

Maker Experiences

Creating unforgettable moments...

Art by Fire

Large Group Glassblowing Events or Teambuilding!

Bring your family or friends to experience the fascinating fun of turning molten glass into your own work of art. You work one-on-one with our glassblowers to make your own work of art. For adults and kids ages 5+ and no experience is required. Your beautiful work of art will be ready to go home 2 business days later.

Groups may bring in catering to enhance the experience.

195 Front Street N

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Boehm's Candies

Chocolate Making Classes!

The class begins with a tour of our factory and an explanation of how chocolate is made. After seeing how Bohem's makes the many different types of candies, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own chocolate masterpieces! Participants will make their own chocolate mold, clusters, soft center, rocky road, and even decorate a chocolate bar. While your chocolates are drying they will take you on a tour of the chalet where the founder, Julius Boehm, lived and the High Alpine Chapel if available. The class will finish off back in the kitchen where you’ll package your goodies – over 1 ½ pounds of chocolate (a $50.00 value)!

Adults and best for children 8 years and up. Classes are limited to 8 participants. Generally held on Saturdays and Sundays @ 10:30 am or 2:30 pm & Thursdays @ 3:30 pm, depending on staffing. Click HERE for a photo gallery of the experience.

If you have a different day/time in mind or a *larger group, please inquire as they often can accommodate other requests.

255 NE Gilman Blvd.

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Mudhouse Pottery Painting

A creative venue for your parties and events! Mudhouse always strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. Mudhouse may be a quiet sanctuary during the weekdays or a bustling, boisterous gathering place on weekends, but they will provide a cheerful and enjoyable atmosphere for your painting pleasure. Getting your unique, hand-made piece of art back after firing, is just the icing on the cake!

317 NW Gilman Blvd
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Nifty Knitter

Whether you need help with a tricky project; are looking to learn a new skill; want to knit-along with fellow knitters; are yearning for a fun night out; or are on a quest for a new pattern, unique gift, or a fantastic skein of yarn — we’ve got you covered, and can’t wait to meet you!

Classes: From the beginner wanting to learn the basics, to the advanced knitter, or crocheter looking to take home a new skill, Nifty Knitter has a class for everyone.

317 NW Gilman Blvd
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Northwest Makes

Take an art class in the downtown Issaquah creative distict.  Northwest Makes offers small, in-person group classes, perfect for team building/bonding events and "meetings while making."  Workshops include block printing, screen printing, sewing and plant dyes, plus more in the works. Classes are for adults, unless otherwise marked for kids. Catering available upon request.

Northwest Makes can also bring a workshop to YOUR location. Visit website to learn more.

160 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 326

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Out of the Box Eco Store

Offers sustainable living workshops and environmentally friendly art classes. Attendees get a hands-on experience in making home and personal care products or art project created from recycled or upcycled materials. Perfect team building/bonding experience for the eco-minded or eco-curious small group in a beautiful studio in the heart of Issaquah's historic downtown.

Out of the Box will customize an experience for your group. Find contact information on the website.

17 NW Alder Pl, Suite 205

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Outdoor Adventures

Better Views than a Presentation Deck...

On Air

Seattle Paraglide - Tandem Ride

Come paraglide and experience free flight in its purest form! No minimum age requirements. Seattle Paraglide have flown passengers from 5 to 94 years young. You can fly tandem with an instructor pilot who provides everything you need and helps you with every step. You and your instructor run down the grassy hill of Poo Poo Point located at the top of Tiger Mountain and let the wing carry you away. There is no jumping involved!  After running a few steps you suddenly find yourself airborne, sitting comfortably in a reclined harness, your feet dangling above the trees with no one in front of you and no cockpit surrounding you. No noise – just you and the wind.

11206 Issaquah-Hobart Rd SE  Issaquah
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On Wheels

Rent Bikes: Mountain, E-Bikes, Road Gravel, & Kids

Ride Bicycles: 160 NW Gilman Blvd STE 102

Pick-up times from 9:30am onward.

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Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park is a world-renowned destination located in 120 acres of dense evergreen forest located on the Sammamish Plateau. The trails at Duthie Hill Park make for a fun and challenging place to ride mountain bikes with many opportunities to develop skills. Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park provides an exceptional riding experience for riders of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

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Trails for Beginners

Eastlake Sammamish Trail

This regional rails-to-trails connector has been more than 48 years in the making, and will eventually connect all of East King County, bridging the gap between Seattle and Central Washington along the Mountains to Sound Greenway. The trail offers connections to Marymoor Park, intersects with the Issaquah-Preston Trail, and includes lots of scenic waterfront views.

Trail Level: Beginner
11 Miles
Starting Point: NE 70th St (Redmond)
End Point: NW Gilman Blvd (Issaquah)

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Issaquah-Preston Trail

Consider this rails-to-trails part of a package duo with the East Lake Sammamish Trail, where it begins just .02 miles north of the ELST's Issaquah endpoint. The trail offers paved, gravel, and some dirt paths that can be uneven and muddy depending on the time of year, but is a generally pleasant ride as part of the Mountains to Sound Greenways. Beginners should prepare for one short steep section (don't be ashamed to walk your bike if need to!) The trail continues on to the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for a few more miles at the end.

Trail Level: Beginner to Intermediate
5.4 Miles
Starting Point: East Lake Sammamish Trail (near NW Gilman Blvd), Issaquah
End Point: Preston-Snoqualmie Trail  (SE 47th St off of Preston-Fall City Rd), Preston

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Trail Guides

Issaquah's Nonmotorized Corridors

Mountain Bikes: Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Road Riding: Free Group Rides via Cascade Bicycle Club

 

On Trails

Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club on day hikes. View their schedule here.

Let Visit Issaquah arrange a professionally guided hide for your group and ability.

 

 

On Water

Creekside Angling Company

The Creekside Angling Company is a full service fly-fishing outfitter. Shop their full range of fly fishing gear and accessories, get advice from their helpful and knowledgeable staff, or sign up for one of their guided trips.

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Issaquah Paddle Sports

Kayak Academy rents kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), and related gear. New to kayaking and paddling? They also offer kayak and SUP lessons and training camps.

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Ohana Kai Watersports

On the day of your reservation, they bring the jet skis, life vests, and any other rented equipment to you at the designated drop off spot (typically the boat launch area). They will double check all paperwork with you, and pass out/help you to fill temporary boaters cards (free!). A staff member will then give you a thorough walk through of the operational and safety procedures of the equipment, and answer any questions you may have. They will launch the jet skis at the boat launch and get you on your way. Ohana Kai will return at the end of your rental period to pull the jet skis out of the water and do a post rental inspection.

ladies on paddle boards on the water doing yogaPaddling Yogini

Take PaddleFlow/SUP Yoga and PaddleFit classes at Lake Sammamish with certified instructor and safety rescue trainer Lindsay Lambert. They have a fleet of boards available for rentals and lessons.

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On the Range

Issaquah Sportsmen's Club