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Discover the 2 Line from Redmond Technology Station

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of history by riding the new Sound Transit 2 Line on opening day, Saturday, April 27th to experience the future of transportation on the Eastside and engage in the festivities taking place from 11am – 4pm across all eight transit stations in Redmond and Bellevue. Enter to win fantastic prizes by getting a stamp at each station.

Start your journey at Redmond Technology Station where Sound Transit, Centro Cultural Mexicano, OneRedmond, and Microsoft will be hosting an unforgettable day filled with multicultural festivities and family fun.

Free Shuttle Service & Parking

Take advantage of the stress-free commute and parking options available:

  • Catch the Microsoft Connector Shuttle from Redmond City Hall, the Downtown Park, or the Together Center.  Parking is available at Redmond City Hall and the nearby Commuter Parking structure. Shuttle service will run every 15 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last shuttle departing Redmond Technology Station at 4:30 p.m.
  • Park hassle-free in the onsite garage at Redmond Technology Station offering 300+ vehicles stalls
  • For Microsoft employees – park on campus and take the new Redmond Technology Station Pedestrian Bridge to the festivities

Live Music & Cultural Performances

Enjoy live music and cultural performances where every beat and movement tells a story of the Eastside’s diversity. From traditional folk dances to contemporary expressions, the lineup promises a fun day with opportunities for engagement.

  • 10:45 a.m.  Mariachi Ayutla
  • 12:00 p.m.  Northwest Kung Fu Lion Dancers with Master David Lee
  • 12:45 p.m.   Navrang Dance Group – Punjabi Folk
  • 01:45 p.m.   CHIKIRI & The School of TAIKO
  • 02:30 p.m.  K-Pop Random Dance Play by Battalion Entertainment

Free Tastes Courtesy of Microsoft

Enjoy complimentary tastes from local food trucks – Taqueria Los Chilangos, MamiTran, and Northwest Share Free Vegetarian Food Truck – courtesy of Microsoft. Don’t forget to stop by Dote Coffee Bar for a special treat! Enjoy complimentary ORCA card-shaped cookies alongside your choice of coffee, hot chocolate, and other bites.

Strike a Pose

Capture the excitement of the day and commemorate the launch of Sound Transit’s 2 Line with special photo booth opportunities. Transport yourself into the world of Nintendo’s beloved video games by striking a pose with Mario and Luigi, or bring your imagination to life by immersing yourself in the pixelated realms of Minecraft with fun backdrops and props.

Discover Community Connections

Connect with the heart of our vibrant community at the Community Booth section of our grand opening festivities. Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures, services, and organizations that make our community thrive. Participating organizations include:

  • Centro Cultural Mexicano
  • City of Redmond
  • Indian American Community Services (IACS)
  • King County Redmond Library
  • Sound Transit
  • Together Center | 4 Tomorrow | Disability Empowerment Center

Special Limited Edition Posters

Take home a piece of the grand opening celebration with these specially commissioned commemorative posters, crafted by talented local artists. Collect all three to capture the essence of our diverse community and the richness of cultures celebrated at our festivities. Whether you’re a collector of art or simply want to preserve the memories of this memorable event, these posters are a must-have keepsake.


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