Fireworks, festivities to dazzle at Bellevue Famille 4e

The Bellevue Family 4th, the Eastside’s biggest fireworks display, returns with live music and games Monday, July 4 from 5-10:40 p.m. at Downtown Park, 10201 NE Fourth St.

Enjoy the festivities

The Family 4th presented by The Bellevue Collection will feature evening family entertainment and fireworks set to music by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra at 10:05 p.m.

Amazon Entertainment Plaza lineup includes the Lowdown Drifters at 5 p.m. (COUNTRY) and The Nines! (dance) at 7 a.m. The Family Fun Zone will offer family entertainment, a children’s area and food trucks from 5 p.m.

To set the stage for the fireworks, the Bellevue Fire Department Honor Guard will present the colors, followed by a performance of the National Anthem by the Highland Middle School Choir.

Back-and-forth

Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, take the bus or carpool to get to the event.

Transit service to the Bellevue Transit Center (at Northeast Sixth Street and 108th Avenue Northeast) from Seattle and surrounding areas is also available. Full information on travel options can be found at Chooseyourwaybellevue.org.

Several streets will be closed to vehicular traffic near the park for safety reasons and to minimize delays. Be patient, obey posted signs and obey police directing traffic. Parking on nearby residential streets is prohibited; offenders can be towed.

For a full list of street closures before and after the event, please visit Traffic Notices and click on “4th of July Notice”. Free parking will be available after 5:00 p.m. at Bellevue Collection properties (Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square North, Lincoln Square South and Bellevue Place). For an efficient exit after the event, park at Lincoln Square or use the Bellevue Place garage and exit on Northeast 10th Street.

Handicapped parking is located in the west parking lot of Downtown Park near 100th Avenue NE. A passenger drop-off and food delivery area will also be located on the west side of the park on 100th Avenue.

stay safe

Masks are not required for the event, but attendees are encouraged to wear one depending on their level of comfort. For more information on COVID-19 prevention, safety, and mitigation resources, including where to get vaccinated, visit KingCounty.gov/covid.

The Bellevue Fire Department reminds residents and visitors that the sale, use or possession of pyrotechnics is prohibited in Bellevue. Personal fireworks, alcohol and drugs are not permitted in Downtown Park. In addition, grills, barbecues, camp stoves and other cooking appliances are prohibited.

Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the park but must be on a 6 foot leash. No dogs, tents or awnings are allowed in the Amazon Entertainment Plaza seating area. Small tents or awnings are permitted in the park until 8 p.m., at which time they must all come down.

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