Woodinville plans second Fourth of July fireworks show
by Jeff Switzer
More food booths, better parking coordination, and a shuttle bus with smoother circulation should help with the more than 15,000 spectators who are expected to descend upon Woodinville's Sammamish Valley for the Fourth of July fireworks show.
The City of Woodinville, the Woodinville Fire Department, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Redhook Ale Brewery, and Classic KING-FM are banding together again this year for the second annual Fourth of July Fireworks display.
Pyro-Spectaculars Northwest will again put on the show on the JB Sod Farm's 25 acres of grass at 14303 NE 145th St. in Woodinville, next to Chateau Ste. Michelle. The show will be choreographed to music by Classic KING-FM (98.1).
According to city officials, the goal for the event is to provide a first-class pyrotechnic show, introduce visitors to the city, provide citizens with an attractive and safe alternative to purchasing fireworks, promote civic pride and cooperation, and build the tradition for coming years.
The city is planning on using more parking and traffic barricades and "an all-out effort to give the shuttle buses priority." The free Metro shuttles will run from the Woodinville Park and Ride and downtown to the sod farm.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 10:30 p.m. No alcohol, barbecues, personal fireworks, or pets will be allowed.
Booths at the site are being provided by non-profit organizations in the area. Those interested can call Lori Reeder 488-2776. Those with questions or in need of directions can call City Hall at 489-2700.