Northshore citizens can celebrate the 4th of July right here in their own community — all day long and deep into the night — thanks to the cities of Bothell, Woodinville and Kenmore. And the best thing of all is it’s fun and it’s free. Why go anywhere else to fly your flag and be entertained?
Schedule of local events:
• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at the downtown Bothell firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.
• 11:15 a.m. Children’s parade in Bothell. Line up on Beardslee Blvd. east of 104th NE, for children up to 12 years old.
• 12 p.m. (noon) Bothell grand parade, Main Street and SR 527. Grand marshal is Pete Anthony, owner of Uncle Peteza’s Pizzeria.
• 1 to 6 p.m. Woodinville 4th of July community picnic at Wilmot Park, featuring live music and free games in front of the stage (tug of war, egg toss, baby bottle drinking contest and a picnic basket competition.) Musical entertainment includes On The Level, The Kim Archer Band and Global Heat. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and BBQ materials.
• 10 p.m. Kenmore will host professional 4th of July fireworks over Lake Washington at Log Boom Park. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Parking is available at the following locations: Log Boom Park at NE 175th St & 61st Ave. NE (limited), Bethany Bible Church at 6214 NE Bothell Way, Uplake Professional Center at 5723 NE Bothell Way and the Kenmore Lake Building at 6161 NE 175th St. NOTE: The sale and discharge of fireworks are prohibited in Kenmore and Woodinville. Bothell does allow the sale and discharge of state-approved Class C fireworks between July 1 and July 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Class C fireworks include ground and hand-held sparkler devices, small mortar aerial devices, smoke devices and others that offer a combination of those effects. Firecrackers, salutes, chasers, skyrockets and bottle rockets are prohibited.